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|Address:||26-28 Ray Street, London EC1R 3DJ|
|Tel:||020 3551 9845|
|Price: £36.00||Wine: £16.25||Champagne: £27.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-11pm Sun 12.30-5pm|
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Having visited the Coach & Horses for Sunday lunch yesterday, I was in two minds about writing a review. This is one of those places that has an air of secrecy about it and you get the impression that the people that go here like it that way. Tucked away down a back street off Farringdon Road, it's location certainly helps. The C&H feels like a proper workman's pub with it's slightly outdated furnishings, pastel peach walls and 80s carpet but the food was something quite else. The menu isn't huge but offers a rounded choice of dishes and the portions were hearty and without being overwhelming. According to my fellow diner, the Roast of the Day (beef) was the best he'd had in a long long time and the confit of lamb and pork chop were both full of flavour and exceptionally moreish. For dessert, the chocolate fondant was sublime (cooked to perfection and wonderfully rich without being sickly) although the rhubarb fool did slightly disappoint, lacking any sort of tang despite being crammed with fruit. It did, however, spark a discussion about the origin of this plant (Asia) and it's name (meaning “foreign barbarian”) so proved to be a very educational dish. All in all, just what you want from your Sunday lunch. We will return soon.