Corner Room

4.3
289 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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Under the direction of Head Chef Simon Shand, Corner Room serves dishes of great quality at affordable prices. Located on the first floor of the Town Hall Hotel, the 30-cover restaurant contains an airy, light-filled dining room alongside a relaxed lounge area, both ideal for casual meals and drinks. Proving that more can be done with less, Craig's style of matching simple flavours with fantastic produce runs steadily throughout the menu. Bookings can be made by telephone or online, and walk-ins are welcome.

Private Dining

The events team at The Town Hall Hotel have worked together with Lee Westcott to create a private dining menu set in a truly stunning location. Have a unique private dining experience in a untouched Council Chamber or in the the vintage surroundings of the Ante Chamber. Prices start at just £45.00.

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AC
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went with 2 small kids - not much in the menu for them but the staff were super nice and accommodating. They made them scrambled eggs on toast and their signature pasta with no pepper. The room is cosy with nice natural light. The coffee was good and food decent but I wouldn’t say amazing. I would go back, though, but maybe at night and without the kids.

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c
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely, intimate evening at Corner Room! We had a drink in the lounge area first which was comfortable and great service - so nice they didn't rush to seat us for the meal as we were taking our time catching up. The whole building is really cool and the staff gave us some great info on the history of the building. The tasting menu was inventive and good value in my opinion. All six of us enjoyed the variety and they were fine to accommodate a vegetarian. Decor is great and it was so easy to talk without loud music and huge crowds. Highly recommended.

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was as always great and the boutique hotel in house dining experience was cosy and ambient

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SB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Went there for dinner, a bit on the expensive side in my opinion, for basic (even though good, especially the dessert) food.
Didn't really like the chicken plate, but the others were good.
Service a bit dry, waiters do not explain the dishes but just leave them on the table and go.
didn't really appreciate as well a 28£ wine bottle without cork!

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DJ
London
29 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit: it won’t be our last. We loved the experience.
The dining room is stylish and informal. The wait staff were friendly & attentive. The food ( we chose to eat tapas style with 5 dishes between us ) was really well presented and delicious.
The ‘small plates’ all had interest and introduced us to some new ingredients. We loved them.
Top marks for a most enjoyable dinner

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ER
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just gorgeous. Relaxed but not overly casual, with friendly, knowledgable staff and a warm atmosphere. Good lighting and delicious food.

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ED
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, absolutely fantastic evening! Food was phenomenal and all the staff were so friendly.

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice food. Awkward service. The waiters spoke really quietly and kind of mumbled. It was real weird. One waiter started taking away our plates but we still had 1 more dish we were waiting for. We told him we were still waiting for scallops. He looked unsure. Then another waiter came and started taking our plates! We told him the same thing - that we were still waiting for 1 more dish. He seemed unsure too.
When the final dish - scallops came out - they were undercooked.
All other dishes were nice but nothing amazing. Could’ve done with more butter with our bread.
Thankfully we had code app to get the discount. Otherwise, wouldn’t have paid that much for the awkward service and raw scallops.

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E
London
16 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to eat if you need somewhere close to Bethnal Green. Lovely dining room, staff very attentive,
Food good. Didn't realise that these were tapas/ciccheti portions though, menu not that extensive but
interesting. I wanted a green salad, that wasn't on the menu - but it was provided without any fuss whatsoever. Will definitely return.

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Munich
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic place, even better food and the most lovely service!

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g
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The kitchen and the management team has recently changed and they offer a very underwhelming experience to say the least.

The food wasn't great: pasta undercooked, the poached egg on the crab toast was cold, and there was basically nothing to it. No flavour.

On top of that, they forgot a dish and took our plates before we were done.

Nowhere near what it used to be, and certainly not what you expect from the dining room of an upscale hotel

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m
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience overall !
Food, place, atmosphere were amazing

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s
London
25 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

It’s a nice place with a nice vibe. The food is well flavoured and comes tapas style. Sadly however they have the prices in their system higher than they are on the menu, so have been overcharging people since they opened (check your bills for the broccoli and the potatoes) and the deserts were extremely disappointing (one even had a hair in it). The service was an odd contradiction, at times fully and overly attentive and at others not at all attentive. Sometimes the food was just thrown down at the table, sometimes gently placed with a clear description of what it was. I left confused. What could be great is let down by inconsistencies and poor attentiveness, it’s like someone trying at fine finding who’s been to a posh restaurant once before. Watch your bills and don’t get desert. Overall it’s good and middling.

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food. Great wine. Lovely waiter. Would say it was a little too quiet music as we felt we had to talk in hushed voicesp and maybe waiter too attentive.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

An intimate yet casual dining room with nicely presented and tasty food. We were 4 people and ordered all plates on the menu which were tasty, beautifully presented and left us all sufficiently fed. Enthusiastic service, though too keen on pouring wine into one glass thinking another bottle might be ordered - which bugs me to no end. We enjoyed our evening and didn’t feel rushed.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the Corner Room, very intimate and cosy and amazing food. Will definitely be returning.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool and great food

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice and open ambiance with nice and helpfull service. Tasted a (in favour of the cook) a new done chocolate Creme Brulee. Delicious!!

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F
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

I have been here twice before and been really impressed with the food. However, on this occasion whilst the flavour was good, all the food was served luke-warm (and this was at the beginning of service). The waiter was friendly but did not understand our order. Consequently we were overcharged by £39 and when I asked for the bill to be re-worked it was done so but with no apology and with little courtesy. A shame, as I really liked this restaurant before.

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RS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I have been here before and really enjoyed it, but this visit was a huge disappointment. Terrible, clueless service, very expensive. Tiny amounts of food that came out at random times making it impossible to enjoy a meal together. Such a shame.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and accommodating service; food was delicious and well presented. All 4 of us were incredibly pleased with the experience.

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LW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Portions tiny but quality good except food not hot enough. Service entirely clueless so you feel bad for even saying anything about it. Just embarrassingly inept. Very nice looking restaurant and nice ambience.

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RF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great night! Food is amazing and the place is very special!

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely small plates of simple but lovingly prepared food - we had the burrata with broccoli and the lemon sole and both were delicious. The atmosphere was relaxed and we were not hurried along at all when we sat chatting after pudding - would definitely recommend.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant, great food with a super nice atmosphere! Great value for money!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Mediocre. Flavours were uninspired. Overpriced. Waiter was clueless.

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G
Österreich
30 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit quirky, personal and can do attitude rap as we had someone who was gluten and lactose intolerant and the chef made a few changes to the dishes for her. Fab

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The food was ok but the portions were small so it didn't feel like good value for money. The room was cold (it was a very cold night) and the heating was put on as soon as I asked. The waiter was pleasant and careful, but didn't seem confident in what he was doing so there was a slightly awkward atmosphere, this was exacerbated by the fact that we were the only couple in the restaurant which seemed odd as it was a Friday evening, has this place just opened?

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M
London
33 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The Town Hall Hotel is a cool, well-designed building - creating very individual spaces within beautiful Edwardian architecture to avoid a uniform hotel feel. So when you eventually find the Corner Room restaurant, invariably by asking staff in the downstairs bar, because signage is truly dreadful, you're in a restaurant, not a hotel dining room. It's a cool space, airy, lots of wood, white painted bricks and matt black metal lamps. The food is very tasty and interesting, provided you're used to sharing small plates. And we clearly all must get used to it these days. My better half is vegetarian and there was plenty of choice (burrata, tomato and nuts, then roasted celeriac, three corner garlic mole and capers). I had beef tartar tacos, then cod cheek, pomme purée, grenobloise. Like I said, very tasty. Service was a bit keen. Lots of hovering and trying to remove plates as soon as finished, irrespective of the other person. The wines seemed a bit pricy for the quality. A 125ml glass of Kiwi Sauvignon £10, a Portuguese Passarela £12 and a ripe vintage French merlot £10. I suppose you have to fund the design somehow. But overall, you felt you were in a good place.

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D
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Having been recommended Corner Room by a friend we had high expectations and it's fair to say we were disappointed. The service was friendly but the staff weren't passionate, the decor was good but the atmosphere pretty flat and the food sounded interesting but failed to deliver on flavour. We tried four dishes, all of which tasted ok but nothing special and two desserts both of which tasted ok but lacked any texture. At £40 a head including a glass of wine I expect to be full however I had to eat a bowl of cereal when I got home to fill me up!

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CT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

This restaurant has great potential, but the over attentive staff kind of ruined our experience. We were served by three different waiting staff throughout. Each were too keen to keep topping up our glasses and we kept having to say no thank you. They also kept trying to take away plates before we finished. Lots of leaning into our personal space and overall we felt interrupted and over supervised. Food was good to average, but did not seem good value for money.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Better go for brunch than dinner

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AW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The Corner Room gives you amazing, innovative food in a fabulous location for a great price. Can’t recommend it enough. The service is a disaster—and doesn’t match the level of the food, but you can forgive them when you taste the delights!!

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great decor and ambience. Very friendly and casual staff. Food excellent but maybe priced abit steeply. Really enjoyable anyway

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SF
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Restaurant situated on first floor of beautiful building. It’s not too big. The service is friendly without being fawning. The decor is quite modern. My husband would have preferred something more traditional - tablecloths etc. However, the stand out feature is the food which is exquisite. Fairly short menu and wine list, but what there is is exceptionally good. Expensive, but worth it. Good for those who like to order several smaller portions too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine cuisine in an outstanding room and at an affordable price. What else can you wish for? Will go again and again.
A nice addition to the wine list would be perhaps some natural wines

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SB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 7 with an age range of Newborn to Grandparents, including a 4 year old dairy intolerant child. The service looked after all of us really well and the chef prepared non-dairy alternatives of dishes where possible. We very much appreciated their welcoming attitude and attention to our needs.

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AC
London
73 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good atmosphere. Fresh food and a great service. Highly recommended.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening in a super cozy environment! Felt looked after by the staff who was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food is exceptional! What a find!

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H
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Dissapointing the service dealing in a disappointing way with the disappointment of getting the interesting food COLD!!!

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