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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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We have been to roast 3-4 times in the last 2+ years, most recently for a Saturday cooked breakfast. Each time, for broadly similar reasons, we vow not to return !
We shop at Borough Market most weekends, and Roast does have THE location, with great views over the market from its window tables. To be honest, this is effectively the only reason for eating here.
As others have commented, front of house and service is far from welcoming and friendly. More like, everything is a bit too much trouble.
Roast has self PR’d itself a reputation for using high quality British ingredients. Unfortunately, this is not of great value to the customer when the end product is delivered very slowly, luke warm, and in a not very friendly or charming manner. Our experiences have found the food to be quite good, but certainly not of the standard we had expected.
On our most recent visit, we nearly walked out before we had even ordered, due to their lack of interest in serving us. It then took 30mins+ for them to deliver nearly cold coffee and luke warm fried breakfasts – quite a skill. At least the Maitre’d had the good courtesy to deduct the coffee from the bill when we complained. The £15 pp fried breakfast and the coffee were both OK / average, but no more.
Probably worth going once for the location and view, and expect OK food and poor service. Effectively, it’s a tourist destination with many one-time visitors, with all the characteristics you’d associate with that.