Roast
Roast

Roast

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.roast-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 0845 034 7300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday: 8:00am - 11:30am;





    Lunch: Monday - Saturday 12:00pm-3:45pm



    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 6:00pm-11:00pm




    Sunday 11.30am - 6.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Marcus Verberne
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can cater for any occasion with a month's notice.
  • Special Events: As Christmas and the New Year approaches, do come and join us for the festivities which promises to be a memorable celebration.
    On New Year's Eve, we are offering two sittings with a five-course meal and a glass of champagne. There will also be live entertainment and a raffle on the night with an array of prizes to be won.

    Roast is a fully licensed wedding venue. With views of the famous Borough Market as well as through to St. Paul's, the Floral Hall is the perfect setting for your special day. Please call to discuss your requirements.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stoney Street, Park Street, Southwark Street
  • Public Transit: London Bridge and Borough tube stations.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP Kipling Street
A word from Roast
Deliciously British, Roast is aptly situated in Britain’s oldest food market.

We are dedicated to classical British cooking and using the finest seasonal produce.

Our dishes wines and cocktails are constantly evolving and, wherever you sit, there is a view- either into our open kitchen, over Borough Market or onto St. Paul’s Cathedral.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBrunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Roast reviews from OpenTable diners
1192 reviews since 25 November 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambience4
    Value3.4
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (542)business meals (490)sunday lunch (458)fit for foodies (414)brunch (340)group bookings (231)romance (204)child friendly (97)pre/post theatre (82)disabled access (72)good vegetarian options (49)outstanding value (41)afternoon tea (34)outdoor eating (5)Show More
  • Great food, less than average service
    Permilie
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    If this restaurant wants to charge high end prices (which admittedly match the food) then it needs to work on the quality of service, which was poor in comparison to delicious food. No recommendations, and inattentive. (Had to wait 15 mins for bill.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch
    Susie
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    First time we had been to Roast & we all had a fabulous time. All the food was delicious & the restaurant has a great ambience . We will definitely be returning
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful venue with excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 23/11/2014
    It's a beautiful venue with excellent service. The waiter that served us was great. The only one comment I would make was that both my mother in-law and myself ordered the salmon as a starter not see it said potted. Due to the fact we both can't have all the rich cream/creme f it was potted in we had to send it back. The only suggestion, would be to mention what it's potted in.........cream etc
    Special Features:
    child friendly, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shame about the service!
    TeamKR
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    Waiter just seemed preoccupied with anything else other than our table. When he was at the table service seemed rushed and inattentive. Very disappointing!! Food and drink great as always!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Nrhodges2
    Dined on 22/11/2014
    It wasn't a bad meal by any means, just in no way worth the £165 I paid for it. Very average starter followed by an averagely presented slab of meat. I wish I'd gone to Simpsons!
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  • incognitoVIP
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    No comment o make at this time - happy to complete the above Dining Expereince and specific recommendentations
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    brunch, business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • A special Roast
    Kempy
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    Brilliant night out , look beyond the cost and appreciate the originality of the menu and how strange it seemed to eat a roast on a Friday night in the middle of London and not in a country pub Great food and great experience relaxing, great service Recommended to all enjoy
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, would want to go again
    Nikki
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    I would class this as a superb restaurant. It was busy when we arrived at 1.15pm but our service never lacked. The prices are not extortionate but for what I would class as a fancier restaurant to the type I normally go to, the potions were a good size. No skimpy cuts of meat with a sprinkle of potatoes. We had plenty on our plates and were really satisified. Our dessert was lovely too and by the end we were stuffed. I would want to go again and again
    Special Features:
    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Tables too close together
    Notagain
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    Only four inches between our table and the next. It was as if the four people were eating out together instead of the reality which was we were two separate settings
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  • Roast 20th November
    LauraStemp
    Dined on 20/11/2014
    I visited Roast with my partner for his birthday, we had a great time. The decor and layout of the restaurant is lovely. The food was amazing. We both had the suckling pig, I had the mash and he had the roast potatoes. We shared the carrots and parsnips, the parsnips were the best I have ever tasted! The service was great, everyone was very polite and helpful, they couldn't do enough for you. After dinner we had a cocktail at the bar and listened to the fantastic performer. I would definitely recommend Roast to anyone, whether it's a meal after work or for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Sunday lunch
    JohnnyBravo
    Dined on 16/11/2014
    Good food and excellent, attentive service. An ideal venue for something special like a birthday celebration. We have been here many times, mainly for breakfasts, but the Sunday Lunch set menu was very good and although not cheap, was definitely worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Bluedress12
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    Absolutely gorgeous meal. Ate every bit even though plate was massive. Disappointed at first as the beef Wellington runs out so we couldn't have it on our visit. But meal chosen by all was too satisfying.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    DeclanVIP
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    I had a booking for 2 people for lunch at midday. The entrance is via stairs/lift which leads up to a small and narrow reception area. When we arrived we were met by a queue of people waiting to be seated. It was quite crowded. The staff remained cool, calm and polite throughout however and dealt with the build up efficiently. On being shown to our table, it became apparent that the dining floor was very busy. There was a cacophony of sound. The breakfast service was coming to a finale. There was a real buzz about the place, almost matching the energy of the busy market below. It all looked great but was this the place for a very quiet and quiet lunch? Initially we were seated at a terribly badly positioned table, right next to a waiters station. This area was a hive of activity with obligatory crashing of plates and cutlery. Within about 5 minutes of being seated however, the breakfast crowd left and the feeling of hustle and bustle subsided. We asked to be moved to a different table as we could see some were becoming free. We were then given a delightful table at the window overlooking the market below. We had a very good lunch experience. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the Rib Eye steak and the Beef Wellington was a treat too. We added a couple side dishes, a carafe of wine and had a delicious lunch for just over £100. We thought it was very good value. We will return to eat at Roast soon.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first experience - will definitely return!
    Skibreck
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    We had dinner there for my husband's birthday and when I booked I asked for a good table with a view of Borough Mkt. We were seated at really great table and the food was really good - two of us had the lamb which melted in the mouth. Prices are on the steep side but portions are generous and it was all delicious. None of us had room for dessert but they marked my husbands birthday with a small ice cream on a decorated plate with a candle - it was discreet, and a lovely gesture which I hadn't asked for. Definitely appreciated. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is that I don't like having a 2 hour slot for dinner. I knew this when I booked so can't really complain about it, but we had a been having such a nice time with friends and then the waitress very politely told us we needed to give up the table as the next booking had arrived. Bit of a shame really but that's just their policy. I would definitely go back there and with our family too for lunch. Highly recommend you give it a to!
    Special Features:
    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    A very nice restaurant, the light and airy feel gives a relaxing ambience. The food and service were very good.
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    brunch, business meals
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Correct
    Vanou
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was the second time I came in this restaurant. I was enthousiastic the first time and it has been a deception the second. Very noisy restaurant and service very impersonal. The food is good, however.
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    Streathamfox
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service. Have been here 4 times now and this place is a great all rounder. Service is just right. This place uses best produce and you can really taste it. Lunch is good here too with a great atmosphere
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and the Sunday lunch was very special. Unfortunately a suitable table was not available, despite having booked well in advance, so our group of five was seated at a much larger table with a whole side empty.
    Special Features:
    business meals, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Georgina
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have visited Roast many times and always been very impressed. However, when my three friends and I went for Sunday lunch we were less than impressed by the service. The waiters forgot about us on numerous occasions, for example the couple next to us (who arrived later) received a bread basket and drinks while we were still trying to get the waiter's attention to order and then our drinks didn't turn up until after we had finished our starters. Because of the very slow service we were then at the table longer than our allocated time slot of two hours, and subsequently made to feel that this was our fault. Again, I am normally very impressed by Roast but on this occasion the service was poor and took away from the quality of the food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • excellent Sunday lunch
    Fola
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I was very impressed with the level of service from start to finish. Attentive without being in your face all the time. Food was superb - very filling too. Apple crumble dessert was lovely. Really please led we went there.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday lunch
    odellju
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great atmosphere. The service is friendly and efficient and they were very accommodating and thoughtful regarding our 1.5 year old (such as suggesting they bring the main for her with our starters). The live music is a real bonus on a Sunday afternoon.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Used to be lovely but...
    LDNPaddington
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    ...it's feeling really tired now and the pricing's based on former glories. The food was fine/mediocre at best which, for what they charge, isn't good enough. The table we had gave me views over Borough Market-and of two other restaurants there I've had better meals in.
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  • Superb food in a superb setting
    leon
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Faultless restaurant with excellent service, food and ambience. Enjoyed it immensely.
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    romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining experience
    silicone4940
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been coming here for ages, but last Friday I have to say that the meal we had was a tad disappointing.... The fish pie was dry, and they kindly took it back to the kitchen and bought it back but it was still lacking in the sauce.. The purple sprouting broccoli was not cooked properly at all and really hard to eat, but after the fish pie we didnt say anything. I love this place... but has the chef changed, or maybe because it was really busy:/9
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Standards are slipping.
    ShadThames
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Breakfast at Roast used to easily be the best around but little changes are spoiling that. There used to be little pats of butter, sauces were Tiptree rather than Heinz, the food has become a little too greasy. Perhaps standards need to be reset.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosy and content
    Ginnog
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I really enjoyed every minute of my time at Roast on Sunday 2nd November. Wasn't sure what to expect as previous reviews had talked about slow service but everything was perfect. Didn't know whether to expect large or small portions but wasn't disappointed. The ham hock to start was delicious. The pork belly main was incredible and I had to take my chocolate mousse cake to go as I was so stuffed. The bottle of red went down a treat too. The staff were attentive but not overbearing, the food was delicious and the ambience perfect. Will definitely be going again soon.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Carnivore heaven
    Stalker
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Not one for non carnivores. Only 1 fish and 1 veggie option. Disappointing food but overall nice place. Carnivores love it!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No complaints here
    Foodie101
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I went for Sunday lunch with my husband. The restaurant itself is lovely, large and airy. Ambience was spot on, they had a singer performing acoustic versions of mellow classics and soulful chart music. I opted for the scotch egg for starters, roast chicken for the main and apple crumble for desert. The portion sizes were a little big for me, but better too big than too small. The main was excellent, perfect roasties and near enough half a chicken on my plate! Everything was spot on. The desert - best apple crumble i've had in my life (I really mean it)! the custard was perfect too, although I did have to send it back to the kitchen to be heated. Roast has an extensive wine list, glasses are expensive! Go for a carafe!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Nice Sunday lunch but not great
    NorthernBoysLoveGravy
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Positive: the restaurant served my partner's dessert with a birthday candle as requested. All of the food was cooked very well and tasted great. It wasn't very warm though especially the side dishes of vegetables. Negative: it took 20 minutes to order our food. There was a lack of personal service as we had 3-4 different waiters equally paying us little/no attention throughout. I pre-booked the set menu at £35 per head. I thought it was very cheeky that on the day I was then asked to pay an extra £3 per head for ordering roast beef! Drinks were expensive too. I chose the only 500ml beer on the menu which was their own IPA. It was good but at £6.85 it really ought to be!! My partner chose a glass of Kia Royale which cost £16.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent Sunday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Food and service were excellent for our party of 10 that included 4 young children. A mix up with a meal (which was our fault) was handled swiftly and with grace. Fantastic scallops followed by a great roast. A quality meal that was enjoyed and appreciated by all the family. This is not a cheap venue but the cost reflects the central London location and quality of experience. Highly recommended.
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    business meals, child friendly, Sunday lunch
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  • Worth a Visit
    MrBeefy
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    This was the second time we have been to Roast and overall, worth the visit. On this occasion however, the meat (beef) wasn't the best. I'm not generally a fussy eater but the beef I had was rather gristly and had sinew running through the middle that even the knife wouldn't go through. That aside the rest of the meal was excellent as was the service. Will definitely give them another chance.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roast at Roast
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    I've been for breakfast on several occasions but this was the first time for Sunday lunch - It's a 3 course set menu (no other option) for £35. The food was fine but nothing spectacular, the beef for main was fatty and the belly of pork portion was enormous. There also seemed to be mint rolled in the middle which didn't really work for me. The yorkshire puddings are very good though. Pudding wise, the crumble still had skin on the fruit (apple) but was fine otherwise and a very good custard. What did let the overall experience down though was the service. Lack of continuity and they generally didn't seem interested/engaged at all and there were a few errors.
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  • Never fail to deliver
    Alfie67
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I took my 2 brothers to Roast for dinner and we had a lovely time. The service is always impeccable and the food was very good as always. Both of my brothers said they would come again. I've never been in the evening I usually go late afternoon with my best friend. Highly recommended although it can be pricey - look forward to going again.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice eperience
    femamu
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The restaurant is very nice, our table was seted on time and the people were very nice. I am really thinking in comming back. The dessert wines offered were a very nice option too. And it is good to have a daily special, because turn the choice easier if you like it. I went with my two daughters (6 and 10 years old) and then could enjoy everything.
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    child friendly, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent Saturday Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We got off to a bad start, our table (for 2) was crammed into a corner. I thought it wasn't going to end well, but we managed to squeeze a bit here and there to have a comfortable spot and great view of St. Paul's. Food and wine were, as always excellent, though I like the sausages (mains as a starter) and they were missing....Oh well. The Saturday Beef Wellington was superb.....not cheap but great....
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  • Overpriced and poor service
    Annieats
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    No seats in lounge/bar area, Roast obviously want to take as much money as possible, it was crammed full of people eating, even at the bar. When we were shown to our table we were left for a long time before our order was taken, the side order of broccoli was inedible (£4.50), no-one came to ask us if everything was okay, our water glasses were not refilled. There was such a long wait again between being given the dessert menu and someone coming back to us we gave up and just asked for the bill. 12 1/2 % service on the bill is automatic, I was tempted to ask my husband to remove it! Overall very overpriced and very poor service for adequate but not great food.
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  • Good breki, but not outstanding!!
    RobbieD
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I visited the Roast for breakfast with friends as a treat. The food was really good, but I was expecting better for the price. Service was reasonable, on two occasions I had to wait a little too long to catch the waiters attention for another coffee and extra butter. Also, I couldn't substitute an item on the full english, the waiter looked at me as if I was a little crazy for suggesting it. Including service charge, the bill for 3 people was £100. I didn't feel it was special enough to justify this price. For example, Chapters in Blackheath do a great breakfast for little more than half the price!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Eggs Benedict
    Bernie
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I was looking forward to my first visit to Roast. I'd heard good things. My husband has been many times. Unfortunately for me, the Eggs Benedict I ordered was probably the worst I've had! The muffin was extremely sad - very thin, dry and burnt - it was a bargain basement muffin, definitely not made on the premises (not at all like the delightful bread they served up beforehand. I actually swapped my muffin for some of the bread) Also the hollandaise sauce was much too vinegary, although the egg itself was very nice. I was not very impressed. Everything else around me looked good - the jams/marmalades excellent. I didn't have time to send it back and reorder (the service was a bit slow) because I had an appointment elsewhere. Disappointing.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Breakfast and Service
    Tristan
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We had a fantastic breakfast here. Would highly recommend it. Fantastic food and service. Well worth the higher price and what you got was really great quality. Our one and only criticism is with 4 people eating various different breakfast, with extra toast and jams, and multiple tea pots, cups and saucers it felt a little cramp. Overall it great and we will definitely be back!
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    CisM
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    Big disappointment. Food came 3 minutes after ordering. You feel being rushed out. We tried to book a table for 7.30pm which was not possible. We therefore booked a table at 7pm, and throughout the evening the restaurant remained half empty, so it remains unclear why we couldn't book for 7.30pm. Won't recommend it to anyone.
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