Tom's Kitchen
Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomskitchen.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02073490202
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am, Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 12:15pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12pm - 2:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 6pm-10:30pm (last orders)
    Saturday - Sunday: 6pm-9:30pm (last orders)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, British
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events: Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea offers two gorgeous areas that are available for private hire. Accommodating from 10 to 40 guests for seated dinners, and up to 65 guests for standing receptions, the spaces offer great venues for a range of events, from birthdays to anniversaries, press launches to wedding receptions, corporate events to cocktail parties – even kid’s parties (Monday to Friday only). The brasserie is also available for private hire.
    The private dining room has a maximum capacity of 22 seated around a long table, and is available for pre- and after dinner drinks. It also includes a projector and screen for meetings, plus fresh flowers, candles and place cards if required.
    The first floor dining area has a maximum capacity of 40 seated and 65 standing, and has its own bar.
    For more information call 020 7349 0202 or email events.chelsea@tomskitchen.co.uk.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Underground: South Kensington, Sloane Square
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Parking on Cale Street:
    On-street parking in residents-only permit holders bays.
    Parking is permitted Monday - Saturday on a single yellow line after 6:30pm.
    Parking is permitted on a single yellow line at any time on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
    The nearest pay and display car park is on Sloane Avenue, about a 5 minute walk away.
A word from Tom's Kitchen
Tom’s Kitchen is a modern British twist on a French brasserie. While brasserie means comfort food – there is Caesar salad and steak tartare, fish pie and macaroni cheese (with a grating of truffle), Tom’s Kitchen also puts its well-executed spin on other dishes such as hand-dived baked scallops with chorizo, and duck confit. Desserts are no less exciting - and comforting, from milk chocolate mousse profiteroles to espresso crème brûlée.
Tom’s Kitchen believes in making the most of the seasons, so the menu changes accordingly, bringing the best each month has to offer.
Breakfast is big at Tom’s Kitchen - voted Best Breakfast in London by Time Out. As well as The Full English, dishes include eggs royale with smoked salmon, crisp Belgian waffles with caramelized apples, cinnamon cream and maple syrup, plus homemade granola with mixed berries and Greek yoghurt.
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Tom's Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
346 reviews since 25 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambience3.8
    Value3.4
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
brunch (161)fit for foodies (118)sunday lunch (97)special occasions (72)group bookings (55)child friendly (47)romance (45)business meals (44)good vegetarian options (28)outstanding value (26)pre/post theatre (23)afternoon tea (15)disabled access (8)outdoor eating (6)Show More
  • Great food poor service.
    PaintedChef
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    The food is always very good. They have tons of waitstaff but not only do they not speak very good English but they also are not perceptive nor timely.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner as always
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Fun place for a date or for dinner with friends. Our steaks were a little overdone - medium rare rather than rare as we had both requested - but not worth saying anything as we were desperate to eat them! Dessert menu a bit uninspiring - I would like to have seen a sticky toffee pudding on there. Great service and excellent wine list.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Tom's Kitchen has been one of the best restaurants I have gone to in London. I bring people there every time I have the chance! Great traditional British pub food, but also Italian options. Great selection of meats and seafood. Fish & chips to die for, and they give a portion to a charity. I absolutely recommend this place as a comfortable / cozy British kitchen that you can still have a fantastic high quality meal. Not too fancy / pretentious, and great ambiance. Perfect for chilly nights to warm the heart & soul. On a cozy Chelsea street as well.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average food and bad waiters
    Zeta
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Went there last weekend and got very disappointed with the waiter at first. Very pushy, at our table every 3 minutes, and the worst: he couldn't even speak any English. Then the food. I was looking forward to the Mac'nCheese with truffles, but they forgot the truffles. It would have taken too long to get a new one so we left it. The pie of the day was nice, but the spinach was very tasteless. All in all an experience I don't want to repeat. So a one-off for this place. Sorry. Even taking the Mac'n'Cheese of the bill didn't make it better.
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  • Slow Service
    Rayys
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I am aware that Sundays are busy but we booked a table for 14:30 and we had to wait until 15:00 to order. The food took a lot of time to come out. Also we were really close to the table next to us, it felt a bit like we were almost eating at the same table.
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    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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  • Horrible service
    Mos87
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was okay. Might have been a better experience if our waiter was nicer. Super rude- and food took super long to arrive. Sat at 2.30pm didn't receive our mains until 4.15.
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  • A perfect family dinner!
    Soflof
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We were 6 adults and 3 young children dining out together celebrating an birthday - it is not easy to find an restaurant where both the youngest and the oldest can enjoy their evening but in Tom´s Kitchen we got a relaxed atmosphere where we all felt welcome. The staff were so friendly and we want to thank them for helping us have a great family evening!
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    child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Welshy
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I am a regular visitor to Tom's Kitchen and have until this visit always been impressed. This time we were seated upstairs - the service was poor. A few examples - I asked the upstairs manager if the burger was the rare breed burger normally served. He said it was - it wasn't. I asked for the homemade ketchup - regular ketchup arrived after a reminder, and it only came when we were hallway through our food. We had to ask twice for water. There was a general air of confusion upstairs even though it wasn't busy, These might seem like trivial matters but it's not cheap for what it is and you can get much better service for the price elsewhere in the vicinity.
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  • Mixed!
    Dst103
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Lovely place to have a breakfast / brunch! Having been several times a number of years ago, We took family who wanted to try Toms Kitchen. Food excellent, service seemed to have gone down hill! At least a 15 minute wait for coffee's needed to request condiments and water top ups! General lack of attentive service, but friendly all the same!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    gastrogeorge
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Liked what I had read about the style,of food and the concept for this restaurant. However the quality of the food was ok but nothing special and I wouldn't rush to return based on what we had. I love the idea of home cooking done to a great standard and am happy to pay a high price for quality but unfortunately this didn't send the taste buds dancing.
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    brunch
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  • Sunday lunch
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The pork belly we ordered was very small and being priced at over 20 pounds it was definitely not worth it. I had the summer vegetable crumble, it seemed like it was overly salty in some areas and less so in others. I still think their brunch is much better.
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    brunch, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cosy atmosphere
    Mafe
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Friendly and very kind staff. Pollock & Chips was delicious, as well as the creme brullee with raspberry sorbet.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two great dinners at Tom's Kitchen!
    London42
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We recently enjoyed two delicious dinners at Tom's in London. Tom's was recommended to us by our niece who is a real foodie & we were very happy on both evenings! The ambiance is fun & inviting, the service was great & the food delightful!
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  • Could become a regular
    dandjf
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Genuinely friendly staff and the service is very efficient. Food excellent without a hint of pretension, supported by a short but good quality wine list. Great ambience, but noisy children can be a distraction downstairs. 1st floor ambience is different, quieter on the evening we were there, but still very enjoyable. This was our frst visit and we went two nights in a row. We will certainly return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Southbucksgourmand
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Our evening started with drinks on the terrace which was rather noisy- it does attract large groups of people however didn't detract too much from the experience. On entering the restaurant we were warmly greeted and shown to our table, the decor does lacks a certain something . The menu is very tempting and has a varied choice catering for all tastes. We ordered the starters and the speciality- 7hr cooked lamb. The food is of a generous portion compared to similar restaurants, very tasty, and the lamb was sublime. The staff throughout the evening were attentive without being obtrusive, will I recommend the restaurant- certainly we will definitely look forward to returning and will try the Chelsea establishment next time.
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    brunch, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • A major disappointment
    LiveinHope1
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    I went to Tom's Kitchen in Chelsea with a friend for a joint birthday celebration. We booked for 1930; two other tables were taken. Yet one cocktail took 10+ minutes to arrive. I ordered the grouse from the day's specials. Sold out. Starters were decent, attempts to remove the bread from the table as the soup arrived annoying.. Mains from the day's menu took 40' to arrive. My friend's order was wrong. My plaice was overcooked. Worst were the" thrice-cooked chips" - appearing barely once cooked, pale, a little stale and reminiscent of frozen chips, though I accept assurances they were not. B'day profiteroles on the house didn't quite make up for what preceded them. Staff tried their best. Not good enough at £60.00+ per head.
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  • Tom's Kitchen
    wineranddiner
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    I think I made a mistake in booking this as I thought it was by the other Tom Kitchin. The location was ok for us as we were staying in Kensington but otherwise it's more for local diners rather than tourists as it's not worth the taxi ride to eat here. Food, setting and service was mediocre. We wouldn't come here again.
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  • wells company
    wellscompany
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Food excellent in great atmosphere laid back comfortable decor great
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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  • Lebasi
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    After a lot of expectation we've managed to go for lunch at Tom's Kitchen (chelsea). Unfortunately it turned out to be a bit of a disappointment... The restaurant was full of smoke from the open kitchen which left us with s nice bbq perfume afterwards. Good is ok, but certainly not worth the price! The fish from my fish& chips was far too greasy and the muchy peas were over- minty... A bit of mint is fine... But that was too much.
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  • A must visit for foodies
    dodge
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    The restaurant is excellent . My steak came up overcooked, i didnt send it back but pointed it out. They did not charge for the desert , which was commedable. Not a reason to not return . Highly recommended
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  • So sad...
    camdenrd
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    While the place looks nice on its website, what a disapointment inside: we've been sent to the 1st floor where the atmosphere is hardly nicer than for a funeral... No music, very cold staff brrrr we should have stayed home that night! As for the food, it is largely over-priced, especially taking into account that all sides come for an additional 4 pounds (a burger with no fries, really?) House wine tastes like chemicals and the general wine selection is very poor, with a focus on sweet italian wines ... I will not come back, too many downsides here.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I went on Saturday evening with friends and from great reviews was really looking forward to it! I ordered the Monkfish special and when it arrived it wasn't cooked, infact it was raw!! The waiter took it back to the kitchen. I waited 5 minutes before the waiter came back to apologise and another 5 before he brought me a complimentary salad, saying my fish would be another 2 minutes! Another 10 minutes later my fish arrived! By this time the rest of the party had all finished their meals. At no point did the manager apologise, offer any money off the bill or even a drink. To say my food wasn't cooked and I had to wait so long was very poor indeed! Very disappointing for such a highly recommended restaurant and I definitely won't return!!
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    group bookings
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  • I'd expected better
    Scrummy
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    All in all we enjoyed our visit to Tom's Kitchen, however customer service was mixed as we were served by many different servers, many whose grasp of English was poor which made things awkward when they didn't know how to answer questions or establish who had ordered which dish. I had told the restaurant that one diner was dairy intolerant before our visit and no effort was made to explain what she could have on the menu. Having been to the Tom Aitkins restaurant in the past, I was expecting a much better experience.
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelent food & staff, slow service
    Tiago
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food is absolutely excelent. Waiters are nice, respectfull and friendly. Kitchen was overloaded and it took them like 30 mins to serve the mains. We've been served with a free burrata and free coffee to compensate the waiting, which was a really nice gesture. Place is really nice, a bit noisy when crowded.
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    Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cctam616
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good service and food in reasonable price... especially those desserts. Really love this and will come again in my next London vacation.
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Good food & setting
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Great little find tucked away, with good service and food.
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    brunch, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great
    Live2Eat
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    Great confit lamb and mac and cheese. Even accomodated having a breakfast dish for dinner. One of my favorites!
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so meal
    Alexhumph
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Firstly be prepared for a noisy restaurant. Although small it is hectic with an open kitchen and what seems like far higher levels of noise than one might expect from the number of covers. My wife had a cocktail to start which she found delicious. We opted for the snacks rather than starters and had excellent smoked mackerel pate,red pepper humous which was insipid, some average bread and a bowl of inspired nuts. The main was the let down. Both opting for the fish and chips it was served on a square bread board with crushed peas, a completely flavourless tartare sauce, a completely flavourless piece of fish (I forget the variety) and some rather nice chips. Eton mess and apricot tart just about saved the day. Overall - indifferent.
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    special occasions
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  • Disappointing
    JaneyD
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    4 of us had brunch here on Saturday and found the service poor. Despite being one of only three tables that were occupied we still faced a lengthy wait to order, ordering was difficult as the waiter was unfamiliar with the menu and then three of our meals arrived but the fourth was left with just a side of mushrooms and no main dish. The good was lovely but again we waited ages for the bill while the staff stood at the bar chatting to each other. We were going to complain as we left but the manager was occupied listening to a complaint from another diner at the front door!
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  • Minor problem with the wine
    LBG1
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    This is maybe my 5 or 6th visit to Tom's Kitchen. It is a bustling restaurant with high energy and pretty good food. This time we ordered champagne... but as it was not chilled switched our order to a chablis. The waitperson brought us instead a sauvignon blanc.. argued re the type of wine.. (the wine was called Ch______) then opened the bottle and served it to us.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • Buzzing but hectic ambience
    Lulu52HYs
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Husband couldn't even cope with looking at the menu as we were pounced upon by staff as soon as we had sat down virtually on top of next table. As we were on holiday we thought we may go as restaurant near our accommodation. We eat out a lot and enjoy dining in London. This was average meal compared to others including pubs. All the food was tasty but nothing special. We did enjoy the gloating islands pudding. We felt rushed. Yes it was all well cooked but we enjoyed Geals and The Phene more.
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    brunch, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Disappointing pedestrian food
    Luv2dine1926
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Poor service, in attentive staff, pedestrian food, very noisy could not recommend
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  • London
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This place is overrated for breakfast. There is nothing special with the food and it's not cheap. While loads of staff who seem to be hanging around, they kept forgetting the basics, eg butter on the table for toast and filling glasses with tap water when asked. I thought this place won an award for best breakfast - it must have been the only entrant. Nothing special at all.
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  • Anna
    Anna
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Stupidly didn't check menus before going, as got shocked to see this restaurant serves foie gras. The restaurant is trying to give an image of using seasonal local produce and caring where food comes from, quote website: "where the emphasis is on where the food comes from and how it is grown. "Tom’s Kitchen takes responsibility for the sustainability and integrity of food – a philosophy that guides their principles today" Really? Saddens me greatly to see such an establishment still supports such barbaric farming methods as force feeding ducks!
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  • Poor, Expensive and dull
    Boyakasha
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    We had a table booked for Saturday Night, when we arrived we were seated upstairs. We thought that being London the place would be buzzing, how wrong was I, by the time we had finished our main course we were practically the only people left. Our drinks took an eternity to come, one of the starters was cold although my starter was nice (Foie Gras). The main courses were ok, nothing to shout about. The dessert was the highlight which is saying something. Anyway I certainly wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend it to any friends. I was going to ask for the service to be removed at the end but couldn't be bothered with the hassle. As we left the waiter apologised for the slow service which was ironic as we were the only people left to serve!
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  • A smart place in London
    pehepa
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    A good looking place and yet a very good service; it's not necessary to spend a little fortune eating out in London; I really don't know if I keep my mouth shut and stop spreading the news (to avoid crowds in the future)or if I tell the truth...
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    ella
    Dined on 22/6/2014
    The food and atmosphere was nice, but the service disappointing. The waiter who served us was not very friendly and while he was fairly prompt, he didn't smile once. I appreciated his efficiency with our brunch orders, but for the price of the dishes I was expecting service with a smile. The relaxing ambiance was also slightly disrupted by screaming children, which I understand can't really be helped, but is worth bearing in mind when making a weekend brunch booking.
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  • the best cooked fish
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    His bistro is the perfect mix between casual eating and great food. The fish was outstanding and the quality just great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snobbish service
    roland
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    The wild mushroom pasta was allright but an arrogant french server spoiled the dinner.
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  • Tom' kitchen dinner
    Foodtodiefor
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    The slowed cooked lamb was fantastic. The beef patty is a little too dry in the burger. Service was perfect except that the layout is more for communal dining. Would certainly recommend this restaurant for casual family gathering.
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    fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.