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Typing Room

4.7
4.7
572 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that has helped us achieve amazing things over the years. This include all our wonderful guests, suppliers and friends - I cannot thank you enough for your loyalty and support. Although a little sad, I'm also looking forward to exploring other culinary options and getting stuck in exciting projects in the future." Lee Wetscott. 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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern European, British

  • Hours of Operation

    DINNER: Thursday - Saturday 18:00 - 22:00 (22.30 Friday and Saturday)

    LUNCH: Friday - Saturday 12:00- 14:30

    Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • Phone number

    020 7871 0461

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Lee Westcott

  • Area

    Bethnal Green

  • Cross Street

    Cambridge Heath

  • Public Transit

    Bethnal Green underground station and Cambridge Heath train station.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Course #1

  • Crispy Fish Skin

    smoked cod & oyster

    • Pigs Head & Smoked Apple

      Course #2

      • IPA Sourdough

        marmite butter & crispy pearl barley

        Course #3

        • Beetroot

          jerusalem artichoke & hazelnut

          • Yeasted Cauliflower

            raisins, capers & mint

            • Brill

              calcots, chicken & black garlic

              • Beef Shortrib

                carrot, salsify & smoked bone marrow

                • Sheep's Yoghurt

                  apple & dill

                  Course #4

                  • Cheese Selection

                    chicory jam & bread (£12 supplement)

                    For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                    What 572 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    4.7
                    4.7 based on all time ratings
                    • 4.8Food
                    • 4.7Service
                    • 4.5Ambience
                    • 4.3Value

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                    1. m

                      markb

                      London

                      20 reviews

                      5.0

                      20 reviews

                      Reviewed on 19 January 2020

                      overall5foodserviceambience

                      Great place, great food, good service, good wine list

                    2. P

                      Putneyguy

                      London

                      11 reviews

                      5.0

                      11 reviews

                      Reviewed on 4 December 2019

                      overall5foodserviceambience

                      It was a great restaurant but has now closed and been replaced with a different chef and type of menu which I have yet to explore.

                    3. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      13 reviews

                      5.0

                      13 reviews

                      Reviewed on 26 November 2019

                      overall5foodserviceambience

                      very accommodating. the staff was great and very professional

                    4. BB

                      BrixtonBelle

                      London

                      72 reviews

                      vip
                      3.0

                      72 reviews

                      Reviewed on 24 November 2019

                      overall3foodserviceambience

                      Sadly we were nearly alone in the place. A shame as it’s a beautiful space in a beautiful hotel.

                    5. c

                      camillab

                      London

                      4 reviews

                      4.0

                      4 reviews

                      Reviewed on 10 November 2019

                      overall4foodserviceambience

                      one of the best places in Bethnal! the staff is very professional and the food delicious

                    6. P

                      Pinniza

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Reviewed on 22 October 2019

                      overall5foodserviceambience

                      Amazing food, I went for seven course tasting menu and loved every dish. Intimate dining experience and friendly staff.

                    7. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      89 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      89 reviews

                      Reviewed on 9 August 2019

                      overall4foodserviceambience

                      Great food and intimate but casual environment. Worth checking out if in the area.

                    8. TK

                      TK888

                      London

                      31 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      31 reviews

                      Reviewed on 7 June 2019

                      overall5foodserviceambience

                      Great restaurant in food and style. Shame is is CLOSED. Why OpenTable is asking for a review is beyond me...

                    9. AP

                      AdamP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 30 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      We had a great time at the Typing Room and are glad we made it on their last ever service.

                    10. ND

                      NadimD

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 29 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Our favourite tasting menu and we have had tasting menus at some of the most celebrated restaurants with multiple Michelin stars. Our last supper before the closure. Thank you for the memories

                    11. OR

                      OliverR

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 28 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Wonderful restaurant, even better the second time around. While we're really sad it's closing we can't wait to find out what Lee Wescott is up to next. Whatever it is, we'll definitely be taking a look. As well as the food, the service at the Typing Room was impeccable, unpretentious and added to an already exceptional meal.

                    12. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 22 June 2018

                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                      The five course tasting menu was so delicious . One of the snacks was cod skin, I was so impressed because it tasted just like cracking but no meat ! The other stars of the show were the scallop and the cauliflower . Such a shame that it’s closing down , but so glad I got to try it before it did

                    13. JL

                      JoLondon

                      London

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 15 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Beautiful food, flavours and lovely staff make it a fabulous dining experience. Very sad that it will be closing it’s doors in a few weeks time, hope that the team will be moving onto a new food venture very soon!

                    14. PC

                      PaulC

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      4.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 14 June 2018

                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                      Food was good, had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The staff were really excellent; friendly, informative and relaxed. I would recommend.

                    15. DL

                      DebraL

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 9 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Excellent food and service. Pescatarian tasting menu was great - sorry to see this restaurant closing, however looking forward hearing news on the new venture!

                    16. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      London

                      1 review

                      3.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 7 June 2018

                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                      Couple of fantastic courses but a few misses as well unfortunately including an odd desert matched with a cider. Expected more especially for the price. On arrival we were told our table wasn’t ready despite the restaurant being over half empty, would have been ok if we hadn’t been told to have a drink in the bar which smelled like a chip shop and the wine glasses were dirty.

                    17. A

                      Alan

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      4.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 7 June 2018

                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                      Typing Room never disappoints. An early evening sitting for the tasting menu and accompanying wine pairings. The nature of the space encourages quiet conversation and the atmosphere seems deliberately a little subdued, but this is by no means a criticism; if you want a bustling bistro-style meal, go to Galvin La Chapelle. The food at Typing Room is invariably an excellent and thought-provoking journey through seasonal dishes, served well. The wine choices were appropriate and well-timed. My main beef with the place is the sad fact that it's closing in the next few weeks. It will no doubt be sorely missed. Whilst the centre of gravity of gastronomic London is moving east, it is an anachronism that Typing Room has chosen to close. So thanks for the memories, Typing Room. I look forward to the next instalment.

                    18. ND

                      NikkiD

                      London

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on 2 June 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A perfect evening! The chef and his team bring their talents to your table in abundance. So happy to have had a chance to share this experience with my partner.

                    19. T

                      Tom85

                      London

                      58 reviews

                      4.0

                      58 reviews

                      Dined on 26 May 2018

                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                      Our second trip to the Typing Room having first dined there in May 2016. The food lived up to memories of the first visit and high expectations. Delicious and beautifully presented. Service is attentive but subtle/ in the background and the atmosphere relaxed and warm. Every course was excellent; only disappointment was that many of the courses on the tasting menu were the same. Also there were a few more ‘extras’ back in 2016 (additional snacks, chocolates etc.); though worth mentioning the price has remained the same and I think represents very good value for money.

                    20. L

                      Lukas

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 11 May 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing food, what a fantastic restaurant in Bethnal Green. Loved the pescatarian tasting menu!

                    21. WL

                      WLL66

                      London

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on 5 May 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                      Such a shame that the Typing Room is closing. Lee Westcott and his team produce absolutely fabulous food - definitely worthy of a Michelin star - cannot fathom why Lee and his team have been overlooked. Every course (we had the 5 course tasting menu) was executed to an excellent standard, absolutely delicious. Service also excellent as was the Somelier. Relaxed and not stuffy. Highly recommended but get there before the end of June!

                    22. LM

                      LauraM

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 4 May 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Third trip and the food just keeps getting better!

                    23. EC

                      EC119

                      London

                      3 reviews

                      4.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 2 May 2018

                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                      Lovely food, inventive, exciting, enjoyable. Ok value for money, good ambience.

                    24. JK

                      JohnK

                      London

                      1 review

                      vip
                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 1 May 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Worth travelling away from the West End and City for this gem of a restaurant. We had the five course set menu - some amazing flavour combinations, fun and attentive service that was both personable and knowledgeable, and a sommelier who knew his wines. Why should you go? - value for money: under priced relative to similar options in traditional areas - a really interesting building if you are in to restaurant environments that are a little bit different - Bethnal Green isn't that scary: be cool

                    25. SP

                      SPMelb

                      New York Area

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 28 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Welcoming staff create a warm and friendly atmosphere. A very polished menu and every dish (we had the 5) was enjoyable.

                    26. G

                      Gourmet

                      London

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 27 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      A truly outstanding dinner — every course an original creation, with an extraordinary culinary impact as one dish succeeded the next. Among the very best dining experiences, rver

                    27. K

                      Kentishmaid

                      Surrey

                      32 reviews

                      5.0

                      32 reviews

                      Dined on 27 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Absolutely exceeded every expectation. Wine list interesting and good of highest quality.

                    28. N

                      Nathalia

                      London

                      5 reviews

                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on 21 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Ambiance, food, service... All was perfect! I loved this place - highly recommended for a special occasion

                    29. LR

                      LauraRidley

                      London

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on 21 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Loved it!!! Great tasting menu and wine pairing! Will definitely return.

                    30. p

                      pootytooty

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 20 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Stunning. Truly amazing food, Completely recommend it.

                    31. MC

                      MattC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 20 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                      Superb quality food, excellent wine and fantastic, friendly service.

                    32. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Chicago

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 20 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Chef Lee put together a phenomenal menu and his staff provided the amazing dining experience.

                    33. S

                      claireS

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 13 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      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.

                    34. SE

                      StephenE

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 12 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      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.

                    35. SO

                      SophieO

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 7 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      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.

                    36. M

                      Melbournespoiltme

                      London

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on 5 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      A slightly cheaper fine dining experience that ticks all the boxes. Great degustation menu that didn't leave you hungry. Highly recommended.

                    37. MM

                      MarkM

                      Berlin

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on 3 April 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      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

                    38. GC

                      GaryCo

                      Manitoba

                      418 reviews

                      vip
                      4.0

                      418 reviews

                      Dined on 15 March 2018

                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                      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 rotates 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 flav or 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!

                    39. FS

                      FionaS

                      Edinburgh

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 14 March 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    40. k

                      kiyokos

                      London

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on 10 March 2018

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      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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                    Typing Room is rated 4.7 stars by 572 OpenTable diners

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                    • Cross Street

                      Cambridge Heath

                    • Area

                      Bethnal Green

                    • Hours of Operation

                      DINNER: Thursday - Saturday 18:00 - 22:00 (22.30 Friday and Saturday)

                      LUNCH: Friday - Saturday 12:00- 14:30

                      Closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays

                    • Cuisines

                      Modern European, British

                    • Dining style

                      Casual Dining

                    • Dress Code

                      Smart Casual

                    • Public Transit

                      Bethnal Green underground station and Cambridge Heath train station.

                    • Payment Options

                      MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive Chef

                      Lee Westcott

                    • Additional

                      Banquet, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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