154 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8EN, UK – 020 7998 1707
Amazing food - v impressed. Nice and calm on late December lunchtime visit, but busy enough to have atmosphere. Menu is seasonal. Good service but not the quickest - mention upfront if you're on a time limit. A bit pricey but worth it.
I went for lunch as it's not too far from my office. The place is quiet, nicely decorated and the service is good. The food and wine were fine. The presentation well done. However, I wasn't amazed. For the overall experience, it was a bit pricey. But I had the same feeling elsewhere in the area.
370 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4NN, UK – 020 7278 5483
Food was pretty good (I'm not a vegetarian). We were seated promptly although it was 9:30pm on a Thur and we didn't have a reservation. Unfortunately they sort of forgot about us after serving water and handing is menus. I was unable to catch their attention 20min later had walk up and prompt. Other that came after us got served before us. Being busy clearly wasn't the issue.
Very satisfying meal here, I'm not a vegetarian and sometimes veg and vegan food isn't appetising or doesn't hit the spot. Married to one so I do a lot of cooking so i know this doesn't have to be the case, it wasn't here. Everything looked good and left me with a satisfied smile. So an especially good place to take a mix of eaters, and not that expensive, especially compared to dropping 30 on a steak somewhere. Place was busy but there wasn't a problem talking as a table of 4 and never felt crowded by other guests or imposed on by staff.
Savoy Hotel, 1 Savoy Ct, London WC2R 0EU, UK – 020 7592 1600
First the good news; the staff were charming and attentive, the service in general was what you'd expect of a hotel like this (formal, efficient old school - no "Hi, I'm (insert name of choice) and I'll be your server...." ). It is certainly an experience, and a nice one, too. However, the food is pretty average for London (and many other places in Britain) today, and it is easily possible to eat better and spend a lot less on what is a basic menu. Go for the fun of the experience and keep your food expectations modest and you'll have a good time.
Beautiful restaurant with historical relevance. Classic a la carte menu. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was fine. We especially enjoyed a lovely long chat with the sommelier who enlightened us further about the wines. My only criticism is that the seafood cocktail, whilst delicious, was not anything out of the ordinary. Otherwise, a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting.