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|Address:||152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU|
|Tel:||020 3544 0839|
|Price: £47.00||Wine: £20.00||Champagne: £52.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6.30-10pm|
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Having just come back from a weekend to Bruges which involved a restaurant that married the highest standards of pretentiousness with food poisoning it was great to return to Magdalens.This is a perfect local restaurant marrying comforting high quality food at good value prices. We’ve been on a few occasions but had not eaten there for nearly a year. It’s great to report the kitchen was on top form which made for one of our favourite dining experiences for some considerable time.
Although the starter of potted crab was good, it was the soft boiled egg with the salty anchovy toast and well seasoned lentils that was the star first course.
Then came a T-bone of beef for two. They used to use a rib for this dish which was great but if anything the T-bone is even better. A hunk of charred, red meat that deserved to be held up on high at the temple of carnivores.
To finish we had a lemon pot and the French toast. Both excellent although the toast was probably the richness dessert we have ever had. As each glorious mouthful slipped down the throat you could feel your arteries furring up with a joyous overdose of butter and cream only in part cut through with some nicely poached strawberries.
All this was ably accompanied by a big juicy bottle of Zinfandel which at £44 was only about £25 more than at your local off license making it a real bargain.
On the strength of this meal I would suggest everybody heads down to Magdalens for a piece of indulgent culinary TLC.