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|Address:||35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY|
|Tel:||020 3641 8322|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £18.50||Champagne: £53.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 11.30-10.30pm (Sun -9.30pm)|
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Word of warning – don't go here if you want to keep your conversation private. It is not the biggest space in the world and as such, the tables are somewhat crammed together – fine for parties of four, not for parties of two. We dined on a Tuesday evening and fortunately it was not too busy so the adjoining table was empy, otherwise it would have been akin to dining with strangers. The tables are tiny too so require a degree of dexterity to juggle, wine and water glasses, bottles, bread basket…not to mention plates of food!
That said, the food and service were truly excellent and made for a relaxed and enjoyable evening. Menu is not extensive, but what they do, they do very well. Portion sizes are generous, although the irresistable french bread and creamy butter probably added to our inability to make it to dessert. Of our starters, the salt cod, poached egg and hollandaise arguably won a close contest against the chestnut pasta with duck ragu. For mains my friend went for the daily special of seared squid with chili on a bed of coco beans – whilst it didn't look that appettising on the eye, it certainly worked well from a taste perspective. My fillet of plaice was perfectly cooked although the accompanying vegetables were a tad overdone for my taste. Two courses, glass of white wine each to start, nice bottle of red with the meal and coffee brought the bill in at £110 including the now obligatory 12.5% service. No issue in paying that here as the waiting staff are worth every penny.