East Street Restaurant

2-5 Rathbone Place , London, W1T 1HJ

East Street Restaurant

SquareMeal Review of East Street Restaurant

With its gaudy frontage, brightly coloured furniture, illuminated signs hanging from the ceiling and silent cartoon movies projected onto the wall, East Street looks like a Bangkok street café transported to the outer reaches of Fitzrovia. As you’d expect, the place generates a lot of noise as staff whizz around with steaming bowls of noodles, one-plate rice dishes and all manner of pan-Asian canteen goodies. Japan contributes edamame, yakitori and katsu curries, Korea offers bulgogi, Vietnam is represented by pho and shaking beef, and there are outings for generic satays, Singaporean laksa, Malaysian kway teow noodles and more besides. Accompaniments ranging from kimchi to wok-fried pak choy in oyster sauce can be mixed and matched accordingly, while drinks include Asian beers, a few exotic cocktails and a fistful of wines. Takeaways too.

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10.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 10.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Sarah R. gold reviewer 18 September 2013

I love this place! the decor makes me feel I am in Soho Hong Kong rather than Soho London. They have managed to achieve that street market/hawker style with the comfort of being indoors. Service is fast when you want a quick bite to eat but you don't feel rushed if you want to spend longer there. I ate on my own and felt comfortable doing so. Great buzzy atmosphere and that was a Tuesday evening, I think you have to queue on a weekend. Food was delicious and there is a varied menu. I am vegetarian and found there was a good choice for veggies. Good value too, main meal and a beer came to £12.95. Delicious!

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