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|Address:||Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London SE1 1TL|
|Tel:||020 3589 2108|
|Price: £53.00||Wine: £22.00||Champagne: £49.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 7-11am Sat 8.30-11.30am 12N-3.45pm 5.30-10.45pm (Sat 6pm-) Sun 11.30am-6.30pm|
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went for my birthday in september after hearing raving reviews from my wife and others.
To begin, we arrived at 7.30 on a Thursday and were told that the days special, suckling pork, which I was looking forward to was already finished along with two other mains. Starters were boring and uneventful: some buffalo mozzarella (in itself quite good quality) lacked any kind of dressing (i.e. a bit of good olive oil perhaps?) and looked a picture of biblical desolation amidst four quarters of unpeeled figs. The other starters were so uneventful I can't even remember them. No to the mains: one of us had roast pork. It was overcooked, dry, and the apple sauce seemed sourced from McDonald's apple pie; my filet was both overcooked on the outside and undercooked on the inside (I had asked for medium done) as well as being oversalted. At this point we needed to remind ourselves of the restaurant's name and the fact that they ‘specialise’ in meat. ahem.
Atmosphere was amazing if you're the kind of person who enjoys the company of testosterone-heavy bankers who roll over London Bridge in droves to this establishment to spend corporate cash. Extremely loud but devoid of any good atmosphere, which is in itself an achievement, surely.
The only redeeming feature was the service: attentive, but unintrusive and friendly.
Verdict: if you're at borough market during the day join the queue of tourists and office louts for the roast takeaways which are good value and frankly tastier than a sit down meal upstairs. If you want quality meat go to Hawksmoor et al.