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|Address:||Tower Wharf, London EC3N 4AB|
|Tel:||020 3166 6949|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £17.00||Champagne: £42.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 9am-11pm (Sun -5pm)|
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I was first introduced to The Perkin Reveller by a fellow local and have since been three times already, but I've walked out each time with an entirely different opinion which is both confusing and unfortunate because it leaves me wondering if there will be a fourth visit.
The food is good there's no doubting that, and it gladly makes up for the slightly inflated prices (but then you are literally next door to a world renowned historical site). Whether its a perfectly soft poached hens egg on a bed of rocket and pickled mushrooms or a creamy and sumptuous risotto with a crunch of pumpkin seeds. The cake selection will not disappoint either, and the wine list is nicely balanced with a particularly good biodynamic Alsace number.
The problem is the speed at which both service and the dishes arrive at the table. If its a quiet day, you may be in luck but as I've also strangely experienced, you may not, which leaves you wondering what on earth is going on in the kitchen. There's also been slow service on a busy Saturday lunch service where the wait staff, friendly as they are, flit around like headless chickens and its all just a bit inconsistent really which is a shame. I get the feeling a little fine tuning would do the trick and I hope it comes sooner than later, because otherwise there's truly nothing standing in the way of this being a good gastro find.