The Longroom

London, EC1M 4AY ·Website ·Call020 7336 6099

SquareMeal Review of The Longroom

A Jack the Ripper-era, warehouse-style, sepia-toned interior works well in the context of the Longroom’s location next to Smithfield Market. Traditional salt beef – moist and flaky – served on sourdough from Gail’s bakeries is the mainstay of a short menu that also features soups, doorstep sarnies and toastie-sized Welsh rarebit laced with craft beer (steeply priced at £6.50, regardless of additional pickles). Wines by the glass include a serviceable house Sangiovese at £4, and the same outlay secures a pint of London Fields lager from a list that also touts Meantime Yakima Red and Aspall’s Harry Sparrow cider. Service is sweet, but explaining a virgin Mary to a Spanish-speaking bartender can verge on a Fawlty Towers farce. Expect plenty of takers during the week, although Sunday lunch in this very long room can be a lonely place.

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Location for The Longroom

18 - 20 St John’s Street, London, EC1M 4AY

020 7336 6099


Opening Times

Mon-Sun 8am-12M (Fri-Sat -1am)

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Aine C

02 January 2013  
Shocking – don't even bother with this place! The beer is good, imported American beers mainly but massively over-priced. They seem to have selected lots of quirky beers which doesn't make for a good evenings drinking as there is not much on the menu that appeals – i don't want to have to drink a 7.5% bottle of random beer! All the ales were off tap when we arrived – i kid not! The food was awful and massively overpriced. For 15 quid we got seven slices of beef, 5 hunks of sour dough, three slices of cheese, a tiny portion of pickles and a blob of mustard. On the menu this “sharing board” was billed as serving 3-5 people…!!! There was two of us and we both were still hungry afterwards. Staff were very distracted, aloof and simply odd. I won't be back here again…ever!
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