Florentine at Park Plaza Waterloo 1

6 Hercules Road , London, SE1 7DU

SquareMeal Review of Florentine at Park Plaza Waterloo

Bringing a welcome gust of contemporary London to an uninspiring neighbourhood, this glossy all-dayer takes advantage of Lambeth North station’s reopening, while its European menu reveals a proclivity for Italy. Florentine manages to sidestep the typical hotel restaurant bolt-on vibe thanks to a separate entrance, as well as plenty of distance and demarcation between diners and the hotel foyer. The decor ticks as many fashion boxes as possible (gold chainmail curtains, copper lampshades and chunky leather chairs), while the open-plan room incorporates bright, window-side tables, intimate seating and a big bar. The fantastically crisp, rosemary-scattered ciabatta is a must-order and demonstrates a kitchen executing straightforward food with aplomb. There’s an all-day egg menu which will make this a useful go-to option for the area, while more substantial choices, such as a hefty, sumptuous braised lamb shank, means most appetites will be satisfied here. We found service to be enthusiastic (if a little overbearing), while effort has clearly been put into a wine list which includes a Cornish sparkler and a Romanian white by the glass. Florentine isn’t reinventing the wheel, but it does deliver a polished, strong-value package.

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20% Off the a la carte menu

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From: 13 April 2018

To: 13 October 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Lambeth North Tube Station 58m

Waterloo Station 413m

Address

Address: 6 Hercules Road , London SE1 7DU

Area: South Bank Borough etc

Opening times

Mon-Sun 7am-11pm (Sun -10pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Florence Nightingale Museum 355m

Imperial War Museum 438m

Details

Telephone: 020 3146 5800

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Cuisine: Brasserie

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Special offers

20% Off the a la carte menu

From: 13 April 2018

To: 13 October 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.