The re-development of the Spitalfields market area, finished in 2006, brought this exciting new budget restaurant to the London eating scene.
Situated on the ground floor of an office block, the feel of this is continued in the dining rooms décor - which is minimalist in its design, being rather reminiscent of a car show room. However as the place fills, a buzzy atmosphere develops.
The menu is laid out in a-canteen-like-style - with items such as 'Soup, Bread and Butter' being listed with no frills. But don't be misled, produce is carefully sourced and the brief descriptions allow dishes to easily surpass expectations.
Perhaps indulge in a 'Salad of Cashel Blue with Pear Chutney, Chicory and Hazelnuts'; or a 'Hot, Buttered Arbroath Smokie'.
If seeking something more substantial perhaps a 'Rib-eye Steak with Caramelised Shallots and Horseradish Butter'.
Finish will the likes of 'Apple Crumble and Custard' or well-kept British cheeses.
Unfortunately, more than one of our contributors has reported inefficient and sometimes unfriendly service. Hopefully, this will be sorted out, and good food won't be let down by other factors.
A takeaway system operates.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 8.00-23.00, Sat 9.00-23.00, Sun 9.00-22.00; main courses about £9 to £16
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 8.00-23.00, Sat 9.00-23.00, Sun 9.00-22.00; main courses about £9 to £16
- Seats: 80, plus 50 outside
- Wine: an extensive, and good-value-list, kicks off at around the £16 mark and offers an interesting selection by the glass
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Liverpool Street Rail & Underground
- Directions: Just off Brushfield Street and close to Spitalfields Market - see the map at the top of this page.
- Parking: Street parking
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating