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|Address:||30 Almeida Street, London N1 1AD|
|Tel:||020 3589 2075|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £19.95||Champagne: £49.50|
|Opening Hours:||Tues-Sun 12N-2.30pm (Sun -3.30pm) Mon-Sat 5.30-10.30pm|
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This was our 2nd visit this year. As previously, it was after the theatre, and the restaurant was again very busy. It seems to attract a local special occasion crowd, plus the theatre go-ers.
The dining room decor is very pleasant, quite modern and warm, and the tables reasonably spaced.
I’m afraid we again thought the food was very OK or very average – Not actually bad, but our starters were both rather bland and tasteless, and our main course beef was tender but a bit overcooked and not that tasty.
Service was efficient and pleasant, although the waiter didn’t know how to react to the non-positive answer to the “did you enjoy your meal” standard question. I also dislike it when waiting staff insist emptying the wine bottle sediment into my wine glass without asking.
I seem to remember this restaurant being much more up market when it first opened many years ago, but its now very much a mid-range restaurant or perhaps a brasserie.
Overall, I would say it’s main or only selling point is its proximity to the Almeida theatre for post or pre play dining. I won't be rushing back for the food, and it could not be described as good value at c£100 for 2 ex wine. Compares badly to a good gastropub.