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|Address:||110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0TF|
|Tel:||020 7768 6570|
|Wine: £13.95||Champagne: £20.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Fri 9am-11pm (Thurs-Fri -1am) Sat-Sun 10am-6pm (Sat -3am)|
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Aware that it was a Friday evening in the city we fully expected that The Refinery would have suits spilling out of the doors and not much room for two more. We weren't far wrong. The atmosphere was fantastic and even though it was busy we were greeted very quickly at the bar, so quickly that we had to ask the bartender to come back after we had decided! There was a DJ playing in the corner and those who weren't casually swaying their hips to the beat were occupying nearly every seat in the bar. We were undecided about whether or not we wanted to eat so settled into two spare seats in the bar area with a bottle of Domaine Montrose rosé. Half an hour later we were told that the table we were perched at was in fact reserved (no sign) and we were asked to move…to where!? It was then a very easy decision to move into the restaurant as we were hungry and no longer had anywhere to park ourselves. We were greeted immediately by an obviously busy waiter who cleared and reset a table for us in record time. Everything on the menu at The Refinery is so deliciously appealing that you really have to focus your thoughts on it to make a decision! I took a recommendation from our waiter and went for the lamb burger with feta, piquillo peppers and tzatziki. My friend chose the steak (8oz Scottish sirloin) and fries. The cowboy fries (with honey, chilli and garlic) and the roman fries (with parmesan, truffle and rosemary) were also highly recommended so we chose to have a mixed selection of those. The food arrived promptly and we were not disappointed. The flavours were great, my lamb burger could have been a little on the dry side but the tzatziki helped balance it out. The fries had oodles of flavour and are a definite must if you visit The Refinery. The service continued to be upbeat, friendly and efficient throughout our meal and when presented with the bill we were very pleasantly surprised. A continuing success story for this busy venue, if i worked in the area it would become my second home, without doubt.