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|Address:||32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA|
|Tel:||020 7242 0622|
|Price: £39.00||Wine: £16.00||Champagne: £36.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm Sun 1-4pm|
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Very impressed on our first visit to Great Queen Street.
We arrived late, post theatre, without a booking. The place was very full and busy, so we sat at the bar to order / eat. We were transferred to a table as soon as one became available. Some of the earlier / older reviews are very negative on service, so maybe things have changed – we thought the service was very professional, helpful and friendly, especially given how incredibly busy they are.
The place had a really good buzzy / busy atmosphere. I liked the mish mash furnishing, which can work well in a pub / bistro. Makes it more informal.
Food was simple, gutsy, very tasty and of very good quality. The in season asparagus was good but not fab (I'm very fussy about my asparagus), but the star of the show was our rib-eye, which was really excellent – Beautifully cooked, and very tasty and tender.
Good value at £75 for 2, inc service, ex drinks.
Not surprisingly, a very similar setup to Anchor & Hope, but with the big advantage of taking bookings (why we stopped going to Anchor & Hope).
A gastro pub version of Hix in Clerkenwell, or perhaps an English version of Terroir ? Both are compliments. Overall, strongly recommended.