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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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I went for dinner at Roast between Christmas and New Year, which I find is always a funny time of the year to eat out in London as there is normally in an interesting crowd of people dining out and places usually lack atmosphere. Roast was no different. Despite having been to Borough Market a number of times, this was my first trip to Roast. From being greeted at the reception, the four of us knew this might be an interesting dinner. I mean does it really need three people to take the name of the reservation, take our coats and then take us to our table…it just makes the whole first impressions seem sloppy.
Service was slow, despite the fact the restaurant was half empty. We skipped starters as nothing really sounded that appetising. Around 10 minutes after ordering our mains arrived. Dont get me wrong, I am fan of good quick service in restaurants, but with the dishes we had ordered it was clear these had been pre- prepared and left on the side to get cold.
The roast pheasant had clearly had this treatment – luke warm and dry. Two of us ordered a classic dish of Smoked Haddock on a bed of spinach with a poached egg on top. To be fair, this was not bad. The fish flaked apart nicely and the sauce didnt overpower the flavours. However, the poached egg needed to be runnier. I have still not found anywhere who does this dish better than Le Caprice.
I was quite disappointed with Roast and I hope the food and service was a one off, maybe due to the time of year and part time staff? I am happy to give the benefit of the doubt but for an average main to be priced at £17, the quality of both food and service has to be better.
I might try breakfast next time…