The Otherist

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£25 and under
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Refuel, recharge and relax at The Otherist, your escape from the fast pace and pressure of City life. From speedy lunches or longer, more relaxed affairs to hand-crafted cocktails, it's the little details that make the difference and what make The Otherist so special.
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3 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very busy, clearly popular with other office workers in the area. Service was a bit slow possibly due to this.

1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Breakfast meeting.

Foot was nice, quick and service was good.

9 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had read a couple of reviews and very nearly cancelled.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves . The only issue may have been the level of music as we were there for dinner and a chat , but nonetheless a great experience and I would go back !

The Otherist
Responded on 18 April 2019

Hi Jax, Thank you for leaving us a review, its so nice to receive some feedback as it helps us to continually improve our service. We hope to see you again soon.

3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very welcoming and accommodating, drinks and food was also great

9 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A bit slow to serve us at first, as we were on our hour lunch break, so had to make them aware of this. Very accommodating after that, and got a glass of water even though we didn't ask for one, which was nice. The food was lovely but bit disappointed we had to order veg as a side order. We paid the bill quickly and I would definitely return and recommend this place for dining.

1 review
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

They said they didn’t have my reservation but we were still seated fine and the food was good. Atmosphere also good, quiet.

6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was excellent for a while after it opened. But has gone downhill since. Asked about specials clipped to menu "Sorry, we don't have that item anymore." Then don't clip it to the menu or cross out items no longer on the specials menu! Burger was average. Paid the £1 extra to "upgrade" my fries to Louisiana fries (i.e. with cajun spice). Was just ordinary fries, over which they waved a cajun spice jar for a millisecond. Top three fries had a very light dusting of cajun spice - rest were ordinary fries. Don't bother paying the £1 to upgrade. Took our plates & said would come back to take coffee orders. Gave up waiting & asked for the bill.

21 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service, great for business meal. Good value too

3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I was looking forward to trying The Otherist for a while, but I was disappointed. The main issue with the restaurant itself is that there is no real separation between the drinker and the diners. We were expecting a nice date night, where we could talk and enjoy a nice meal together. However we were placed in the bar area to eat our meal, on a small table which was wobbly, and literally in the middle of a lot of very loud, standing drinkers. We felt very much out of place on what should have been a table for drinkers/bar food... not people trying to enjoy a full on meal.

We ordered one glass of champagne which was flat when it arrived so we had to send it back. That is a warning sign for me. If you have champagne on the menu, at least check that it is a fresh bottle... not a great start.

To make matters worse, when it came to ordering (via. shouting at the waitress so she could hear us), we were told that they didn't have half the menu! We tried to order the squid and satay chicken... out of that. Then the waitress left and came back and we tried to order the duck flat bread instead... were informed they were out of that. Came to order the mains... no rib eye steak and they only had 2 of the desserts on the menu! The waitress said it was because they were changing their menu which was irritating because they had no substitutes (and I wouldn't have picked this restaurant if I had known), and secondly we were not told when we were given the menus. We weren't even told when the waitress tried to take the order- she just kept waiting for us to mention the ones they didn't have before admitting 'oh, we don't have that'.

The service in general was poor. If you're looking for a nice meal- do not come here on a Friday night. It was chaos, with extremely loud drunk people drinking around our table, average food, limited menu and overall poor experience.

I am pregnant and my feet were killing me- otherwise we would have left.

1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Although a table was booked through Open Table and confirmation was received there was no record of it at the restaurant. They managed to find a table but behaved as though the problem was ours!!!

3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This is more of a pub with food rather than a restaurant. Very small tables for eating on. As it was a Friday it was very noisy with a group party. We didn’t mind that though. The waitress as great.