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|Address:||9 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LL|
|Tel:||020 3641 5832|
|Price: £49.00||Wine: £17.50||Champagne: £44.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6-10pm|
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Entering The Chancery on a quiet Tuesday evening gives one 2 immediate impressions. Firstly it strikes you as being very functional in design and layout. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Secondly, it is very quiet, or was the evening we were there. I imagine that because of it's location it will be more heavily reliant on a lunchtime trade than an evening one.
The fixed price menu was very good value. I thoroughly enjoyed a minestrone soap with tagliatelle, my friends told me that the scallops were very good and nicely brown on one side. For main course 2 of us opted for the steak and hand cut fries. The steak, for some reason, was sliced as you might find served in a stroganoff. It was very well cooked, medium rare, and therefore didn't need to be presented in this way. The hand cut fries were excellent and certainly were viewed enviously by my fellow diners.
Only 2 of the party opted for desert. The selection of ice cream listed on the menu seemed to cause some confusion when our waitress was asked what flavours there were to choose from. I undersatnd that what did arrive was very good.
It was a very enjoyable evening and ideal if you want a quiet dinner with a colleague or client. If you were looking for somewhere with a little more atmosphere you might find it a little too quiet. The value for money, bearing in mind, it's location at the edge of the City and in the legal environment of Chancery Lane, was very good. It is quite tucked away and may not always benefit from a passing crowd. I think you would need to know it is there and to seek it out. I don't think you will be disappointed.