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|Address:||7 Boundary Street, London E2 7JE|
|Tel:||020 7420 9324|
|Price: £36.00||Wine: £18.50||Champagne: £60.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 9am-11pm|
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It was an afternoon decision so full of hope, I picked up the phone to check on their table availability. They couldn't take our reservation as we were less than 6 guests but invited us to turn up and wait for a table.
At 8pm, on a sunny day, the bar and the terrace were heaving with well dressed patrons. The crowd was really friendly and we soon found ourselves chitchatting with our neighbours. The cocktails were tasty and I thought, fairly priced for this kind of venue. The feel of the building is colonial with a touch of disarray that reminds me partly of India partly of Shoreditch industrial style. We were told we could get a table in 45 minutes. We waited an hour and a half.
To be fair, they offered us free drinks to apologize and really looked after us once we were seated.
The menu presents no surprise and we decided to at least taste the house “speciality” which is a slow cooked leg of lamb, pulled meat style. It was dry and fairly non interesting, a bit of a disappointment as it was the most expensive thing on the menu (which is still fairly cheap) and was recommended by the waiter. My mango lassi tasted more like a mango smoothie and arrived at the end of the meal, not much use to take off the heat.
The bill was £90 for two with plenty left overs and many drinks, so yes, the food is fairly cheap and the room is beautiful. I won't come back for dinner though, I'll come back for cocktails.