Easily accessible by train and tube, made this restaurant an ideal location for an after-work catch up with friends.
The service level was excellent, with the waiters on hand when you needed them without being overbearing.
The casual ambience set the tone for a relaxed evening.
The menu, surprisingly, offered a reasonable selection of appetisers, mains or set meals. I was faced with a fish dilemma, compounded when I learned they also served meat.
Finally settling on Thai fish cakes to begin, and a 3-tiered club sandwich served with chips as the main, I took sips from a refreshing, ice-cool, jug of lemonade which held generous slices of lemon to keep it tasting fresh. The jug - shared between 3 of us - needed to be re-ordered by the time we were done with the appetisers.
The Thai fish-cakes, served with a sweet-chilli dip and rocket, were delectable.
Next up, the club sandwich meal, was served. It arrived as two huge triangular pyramids framing a mass of chips. The pyramids made up of 3 slices of bread, with large chunks of smoked salmon and coleslaw between the bottom two slices and large chunks of tomato and swordfish between the top two slices. Too large to simply lift and bite (though I still tried!). The chips, fried and earthy tasting, were to be seasoned to taste with Salt and Pepper pots on the table, along with vinegar and ketchup. The meal, too large to devour, meant the crusts of the bread were dismissed and the chips shared.
We were left to enjoy our food, and enjoy we did. So much so, that we took up the desserts menu, and ordered warm chocolate brownie and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream to top off our indulgence. These came, and in contrast to the meal, were both small and not noteworthy. Though, not to be wasted.
We were given ample privacy, and time to chat after our 3-courses were over, with the table cleared of our dishes as soon as it was noticeable we had indeed finished.
I thoroughly enjoyed my evening, and the lovely vista of the shard immediately visible upon stepping out of the restaurant made it feel a lot more expensive than it was.