Corner Room

4.3
277 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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London
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
4 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
1 review
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
1 review
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
3 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
6 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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Österreich
28 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
4 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
3 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
1 review
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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C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall positive experience with fresh tasty food. 2 negative points to improve:
- vegetables were too salty in both mains.
- we asked for precisions concerning the dishes containing pork, we’ve been told by the waitress after discussing the matter with the chef that all dishes can be made without pork. Then we ordered a beef main and a fish main (no pork mentioned in the ingredients on the menu so thought they don’t contain any). The waitress, knowing we wanted no pork dishes should have precised there was bacon with the beef but didn’t. This was quite annoying for the person who had to eat and didn’t want to bother the staff sending it back to the kitchen.

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, could have had so much from the menu! Great service and ambience. We’ll go again.

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M
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute treasure:
- Incredible food taking classic European food and addinga variety of twists (spice, asian, special ingredients)
- Impeccable service
- Amazing casual cool space
- Portions that lend themselves both to sharing and to more traditional multi-course dining
- Great wines and cocktails

Do not miss this place - it is going to have a reputations soon

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CE
London
63 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the easiest place to find, being upstairs in the hotel, but well worth the effort. Very friendly and helpful staff and a room that managed to be both hip and cosy at the same time. Food was excellent. Inventive and delicious dishes, each better than the last. The ray was a little disappointing but was soon forgotten as we concluded with their take on sticky toffee pudding. A great evening.

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MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice ambiance in an amazing building. Would reccomend.

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CY
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Corner Room looks lovely, a great first impression walking in. The menu was a little mixed; it’s like it’s not sure what it is. Each individual dish was nice (a couple excellent), but the dishes labelled as mains came with nothing on the side and weren’t really substantial enough to be labelled as such. The dessert we had was very disappointing, the flavour combination just didn’t work. Service was friendly but not especially polished. Overall, we were fairly underwhelmed which was a shame because it felt like it should work, it just didn’t quite come together.

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GJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem charming restaurant with good ambience.Small but interesting menu - well executed main courses small.Good cocktails disappointing wine list.

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MS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time I visited in a week. Must be good then :-)
Excellent food again. The steak was really excellent, and super value. but everything was fab. The music was a bit loud though - mind you we could still easily have a conversation.

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

Poor service had to ask waiter for every single drink, he got very personal when I send back my pudding. Had 3 course meal bread and shrimps very nice the main and pudding total disaster. Very disappointed

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IR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant is very pretty and trendy but there is no atmosphere, no background music, it really feels like in a hotel breakfast room. The portions are ridiculously small for the price, £9 for a small toast, mushrooms and 1 egg. We specifically asked how big the portions were and the waiter said between starter and main. Don’t want to imagine the size of the main. Staff was neither friendly or rude, plain is the overall experience.

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TB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the food, but have to say it was very over-priced. Basically it's a tapas bar. Three very small tapas each, a glass of wine, a single g&t and we got a bill of £90. The prices are high for the West End but this is Bethnal Green. Oh yes, and £7 for a single bread roll with butter (I kid you not). Still, it was lovely and packed out so people are prepared to pay the price. It is great if you're going to an event at the Old Town Hall, but it's not cheap!

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NM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovey food, service average and drinks recommendations not great

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