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Typing Room

4.7
537 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
Town Hall Hotel’s restaurant by Chef Lee Westcott, Typing Room, has opened to critical acclaim. The 40-cover restaurant is Lee’s first solo venture and offers a refined European menu showcasing and focusing on the British seasons and produce.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:15pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 7871 0461
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Lee Westcott
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Cross Street
Cambridge Heath
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Public Transit
Bethnal Green underground station and Cambridge Heath train station.
Additional
Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

3 courses with snacks and aperitif: £45

From a tasting menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 February 2018

Ends: 8 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 21:00-22:00

5 courses with snacks and aperitif: £70

From a tasting menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 February 2018

Ends: 8 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Thu 18:00-19:00

What 537 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Stunning. Truly amazing food, Completely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Lee Westcott is great!!!! Ever since I learned about this chef and this restaurant, I have visited the Typing Room a few times and every occasion has been wonderfully enjoyable. Lovely friendly staff, amazing quality of service, of everything...and yet so down to earth at the same time. I love this place and what is and has been created here.

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5.0Dined on 12 April 2018

The food here-we had the tasting menu-is fantastic! Would highly recommend it. The only thing I would say that I’ve been there twice only-both times were fantastic-but....the menu was exactly the same. So before I would go again I would check that’s its changed.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

Our experience at the Typing Room for a special occasion was memorable for all the right reasons. Exquisite food (marmite butter, scallops and duck were our favourites) and faultless service meant it was one the best meals we have ever had. I can’t wait to return.

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5.0Dined on 3 April 2018

You stipulate more than 50 letters.....
I just wanted to say quite simply..... Super Duper!
So...so...Groovy and fab
That pasta dish!
We will be back
Mx

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4.0Dined on 15 March 2018

Lee Westcott's Typing Room is a high end dining experience aimed at the adventuresome foodie who is willing to try something new. The ingredients and dishes are very fresh and often very unique and imaginative. No burgers here! They offer a 3 and 5 course tasting menu which roatates every week or so. The service is top notch.

I had a 3 course dinner with an assortment of snacks intermingled between the 3 courses. The first snack was a crispy fried cod skin with oyster and paprika. the second was pig's cheek served with a smoked apple puree. The first course starter was raw scallops served with Jerusalem artichoke , apple and monk's beard. This dish was very tasty but the apple flavor was just a bit overpowering. The Aylesbury duck was served with rhubarb, beet root and juniper and was fantastic. The final course, blood orange , pumpkin brulee and ginger cake was delicious, especially the ginger cake.

I really enjoyed the R&B music from the 60's that was played tastefully and unobtrusively on the sound system. The service by Alex and Florent was superb. Both were well informed and very attentive without being interruptive.

In short, this was an excellent dining experience. I recommend it if you want to try something different!

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Brilliant food and wine. Great flavours and variety. Enjoyed watching Lee and his team in the kitchen. Will be back

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

Hall staff & kitchen staff is very nice! Fantastic! We were so happy when We been wedding anniversary . My husband say, you choose restaurant is so nice! Food is amazing! We want to go again!

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Absolutely delightful tasting menu and perfect wine pairings. My husband is gluten-intolerant and they adjusted the menu for him with no fuss, and it was just as tasty and good quality. Top notch fine dining.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

I have been fortunate enough to eat some very nice meals in my life, but Typing Room has immediately vaulted into the top 3 of all time. All the staff showed great care and attention while superb, quality ingredients were combined in dishes bursting with flavour and incredible balance - from the melt-in-your-mouth pigs head amuse bouche; to the bold and tangy pumpkin and mandarin creme brulee, we were very, very impressed.

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5.0Dined on 2 March 2018

It was really an experience! GREAT food & Service!

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Fabulous, perfectly executed, imaginative tasting menu and wine pairing. Service was exceptional. Surely a Michelin star is on its way.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

IT WAS AMAZING

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4.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Splendid experience. The food was amazing. Very enjoyable and honest service. I did not like the wine that much and they promptly gave me another one.

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5.0Dined on 16 January 2018

Great food & service. Tasting menu gives the opportunity to taste lots of unusual dishes with recommended wines. The wine waiter was very informative.

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5.0Dined on 12 January 2018

It was a lovely experience, we enjoyed every single dish.

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3.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Great food. No soft drinks, a choice between soda and tonic.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

We had the lunch menus, which was really delicious. We asked for a pairing of wines, but we thought the pairing was a little over priced for amount per dish.

Overall a wonderful dinner and would love to return.

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4.0Dined on 8 December 2017

My 3rd visit to a place that is one of my favourites. The food was amazing as always, the paired wines worked perfectly with the food. The only thing that let it down on this occasion was that the food was coming too quickly, the course we were on wasn’t always finished when the next arrived and I had to ask twice to slow down. In fairness, from the second ask there was much more space between courses and the service levels improved to the high levels I’m used to from the Typing Room, particularly due to Fred the fabulous sommelier. Still one of my faves and I’ll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 6 December 2017

The Town Hall building complements the whole food experience. I was sat at the pass and can see the care and attention put into the elegant plates of food produced by Chef Lee Westcott. The Typing Room offers a tasting menu bringing together seasonal food which taste as good as they look. The service was spot on and the wine recommendation was also great. The whole ambiance of the Typing Room is fantastic. Well worth a visit. I'll certainly be returning!

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4.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Having written reviews for this restaurant before, I can only repeat myself - an amazing, thoughtful, original, beautiful menu, in a wonderful and historic environment. The tasting menu is truly a treat worth experiencing, and frequently. A great experience, and easily the best food in the neighbourhood, even amongst the best in London.

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5.0Dined on 1 December 2017

Generally the food was fantastic. Only issue was the duck was slightly over. And one of the wine pairings I did not drink much but my partner for it fine. Otherwise perfect

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5.0Dined on 23 November 2017

Typing room is outstanding. From the flawless friendly perfectly pitched service to the incredible and memorable tasting menu. There are two particular dishes that I will never ever forget. No idea why it hasn’t got a star. It’s ludicrous. You’ll not a find a more special restaurant.

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2017

Fabulous food! The only thing I didn’t enjoy was my cocktail. Called Mediterranean Sea, served in a wooden beaker, really not very glamorous.

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5.0Dined on 14 November 2017

Excellent resturant - great ambiance, food and service. Probably the best pudding I have eaten at a resturant. The wines were great, the cocktails dangerous - try to take the day off the next day or work from home!

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

We have been waiting along time to visit this particular restaurant. Well worth the wait and the journey from Dorset. We both had the taster menu with wine pairing. Food and service first class. Looking forward to revisiting in the spring with friends.

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5.0Dined on 11 November 2017

Food & service is of the highest quality with an excellent section of wines makes this a fantastic restaurant to visit

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5.0Dined on 10 November 2017

Cannot rate this experience highly enough! From the moment we stepped in we were treated like royalty and the food was outstanding

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5.0Dined on 8 November 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 31 October 2017

My partner and I had an amazing time at Typing Room. The service and the food were impeccable, and the lady running the show, Blaise, was an outstanding hostess who made us feel very welcome and was thoroughly professional throughout. The food is superb, thoroughly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on 14 October 2017

My hubby is foodie and he loved every single thing on the menu and the paired wine. We had a autumnal tasting menu with some standout dishes as mackerel, seaweed and radish and plaice, celeriac, cep and chicken. Outstanding food in a great spot in East End. Highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on 12 October 2017

Had a great evening, delicious tasting menu and great choice of wines. Thoroughly recommend if you are in the area

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5.0Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent food and great service

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4.0Dined on 22 September 2017

Good imaginative. Staff explains everything. Wine accompanied the food very well. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 20 September 2017

very good restaurant and great service. Would definitely go again Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 15 September 2017

Very nice food and superb service, great range of food on tasting menu and good wine list

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5.0Dined on 14 September 2017

Had the 5 course tasting menu for dinner and it was the best dining experience I've had for a very long time! Lovely old building, and inside where we dined the kitchen was open so we could see the chefs hard at work. Really nice ambience and had a modern, contemporary feel about it.

The menu doesn't give much away as it only lists the main ingredients so you can't really picture what you'll be eating. Each course was beautifully presented and tasted exceptional. My personal favourites were the trout, plaice and duck. The waiters/waitresses made the effort to explain what we were eating and we felt very looked after - our glass was never empty! In total, I would say we had about 10 courses (including snacks and pre-desserts).

Had such a great evening and would highly recommend to anyone in the Bethnal Green area!

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5.0Dined on 13 September 2017

The sake tasting menu was revelatory and shouldn't be missed.

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5.0Dined on 9 September 2017

We visited the Typing Room during a break to London in celebration of our wedding anniversary. We arrived slightly early for our table and were accommodated and seated early.
I had a long kenny cocktail which was lovely and the absinthe gave it a real sweetness - although it was quite strong as an aperitif, a burst of alcohol to start the meal is never a bad thing though!

We decided to have the set lunch menu which was good value. Many Michelin restaurants do this in the week for a similar price, but not on a Saturday, so it was nice to have this option.

We chose this restaurant for its different choice of ingredients. This wasn’t your usual chicken/lamb and I love game so to see pigeon and hare on the menus online made us decide to visit. I do think that these days, even with a daily menu, it should be on the website and sample menus can sometime mislead - seeing something you like to then be offered something rather different. Fortunately the menu was exactly what we wanted, steak tartare and pigeon.

The freshly baked bread was lovely and although not a fan of marmite, the marmite butter was nice as well.

The food is beautifully presented and you can see the chefs cooking in the kitchen. The head chef seemed to be a perfectionist when it came to plating up - it was good to see him directing his chefs.

Each course was delicious and full of flavour. The courses were perfectly portioned for a lunch and we left just the right side of full.

The service was pleasant and not overbearing. I booked via opentable (very easy) and I selected the box to say this was a special occasion. Most of the time this means nothing but it was acknowledged by the restaurant and they gave us a special treat as a result. We also got a signed menu as a momentous with a personal message printed on it. It is often the little things that make the difference (that ironically don’t cost the establishment any money) and this level of service was noticed. A very enjoyable lunch.

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4.0Dined on 26 August 2017

The food combinations were excellent , the food couldn't be faulted. I think the wines are very expensive. It may be my age but as a sixty+ woman I object to being called a guy.

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