LMNT

316 Queensbridge Road , London, E8 3NH

SquareMeal Review of LMNT

On grimy Queensbridge Road, LMNT is a soi-disant ‘shrine to extravagance’. Like a pantomime version of the British Museum with a crazy Greco-Roman-Egyptian design scheme (complete with a giant urn you can dine in, & a sphinx fireplace), it is wild, wacky, weird &… rather wonderful. The magic works better by night, when the lighting’s down & you’re a glass of house wine to the good, although lunch has its virtues, too – namely, a pound off starters & two off mains. Starters (£3.75 at lunch, £4.75 at dinner) could be fishcake with watercress & aïoli, or cured salmon tartare with cracked wheat salad. Mains (all £8.95/£10.95) might be roast cod with curried Puy lentils, or butternut squash, sage & Stilton risotto, while sticky toffee pudding heads the dessert list. Not exactly sophisticated, but heaven for students, interns & cheap dates.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

London Fields Station 720m

Hackney Downs Station 737m

Address

Address: 316 Queensbridge Road , London E8 3NH

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Rio Cinema 952m

Bullion Room Theatre 1km

Details

Telephone: 020 7249 6727

Website:

Cuisine: Modern European

9.5

Food & Drink: 9.0

Service: 9.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Mealy Kiely bronze reviewer 19 February 2014

Dalston is not full of amazing places to dine but this place is your local Aladdin's cave! What an unlikely gem of a find to treasure and return to! The restaurant itself is a delightful egyptian themed affair which feels like a theatrical stage. You have a choice of tables down below , tables high above and tables inside golden orbs… ideal for large groups, family meals or an unusual date venue! The staff (some of which have been there for years) are polite, knowlegable, friendly and welcoming. The rude egyptian themed cocktail menu can still make them grin too! The food is fresh, well cooked, flavoursome and a feast for the eye as the chef Goran Tomic really knows what he is doing. The menu seems to change only with the availability of the local produce. The prices are hard to beat, you can have a 3 course meal with wine for £25 a head! Take a chance on this one and enjoy it!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Fiona D. 09 June 2011

This restaurant really is a lot of fun, and great for special occasions. Even if you're only celebrating the fact that it's a Thursday night, this restaurant is still a great place to go because you get really nice food here, and it's fairly inexpensive. The menu is interesting without being intimidating, and the portion sizes fill you up (two courses would suffice, although I can never turn down the desserts, which are all delicious). I've come back here again and again, and always request to sit somewhere else to experience the restaurant from all of its angles – my favourite place is the big urn (perfect for up to four people), although there are what I call tree-top tables (tables high up with their own individual staircases) and ship cabin tables (which do require some care when standing up…). There is also a larger table right over the bar. The one other thing to look out for is the décor in the toilets. Not necessarily for the faint-hearted, but fairly amusing.