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|Address:||94-96 Commercial Street, London E1 6LZ|
|Tel:||020 3589 4519|
|Price: £37.00||Wine: £23.40||Champagne: £33.60|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sat 9am-11pm Sun 9am-9pm|
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4 of us went for Sunday lunch, being my wife 25 year old daughter and her boyfriend.
The place was full and we enjoyed the buzz of the place – the dining area, very plainly decorated, is fairly small so quite noisy when full which was fun for a ‘chatty’ sunday lunch.
We really liked the fact that you could approach the meal rather like english tapas i.e we choose 6-7 dishes of the starters menu and shared – it worked very well and the food was all good and tasty – incidentally the choice of main courses is very limited so this is not a place for a more formal occasion if that is what you want.
The wine list is Ok – not cheap overall although they had a couple of binends on the board and i chose a red burgundy from there.
Considering all the postives above, I was disappointed with the service – it took some waving to get someone to take our wine order and then replenish wine and water later – service of the food itself is ok. I think they could do with one more member of staff just making sure everyone has got what they want to drink and fast – actually they would probably sell more if they did. Having said that we did finaly manage to get 3 bottles of wine delivered and much enjoyed between 4! Hic!
Price, all up, was just over £200 inc service for 4, with £90 of that being the wine!
Having been taken to the original St John's for snday lunch a month or so ago my wife and I feel that we enjoyed this restaurant better – the food, atmosphere, decor and pricing all seems to work better than at the more ‘formal’, relatively, original.
Definitely will go again for Sunday lunch!