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Complimentary snacks with Lunch menu

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Complimentary snacks with Lunch menu
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Complimentary snacks with 2 or 3 course lunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 People

Starts: 11 October 2017

Ends: 16 December 2017

Availability: Thu-Sat 12:00-14:30

About Typing Room

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.

Town Hall Hotel
Patriots Square
London, E2 9NF
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, British

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Thursday - Saturday: 12pm - 2:15pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Cambridge Heath

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7871 0461

Website:
http://www.typingroom.com/

Public Transport:
Bethnal Green underground station and Cambridge Heath train station.

Executive Chef:
Lee Westcott

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

Typing Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Tasting Menu (77)
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Lunch (27)
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Quiet Conversation (24)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Seasonal (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Cosy (16)
Business Meals (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
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 (Essex)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined 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

Tags: Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined 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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·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere.

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 (London)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 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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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Excellent food and great service

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 (London)·Dined on 15 September 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined 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!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined 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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vip
 (London)·Dined on 15 August 2017

A gem in east London. More than delicious! We were amazed!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on 5 August 2017

Historic building with contemporary tasting menu. Five innovations courses plus two snack and dessert courses. It was a great way to end our holiday in England!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 21 July 2017

Creative, original dishes, but letting natural flavours shine through. The cod was the best-cooked fish I've ever had. Thoughtful wine pairing too. A very special meal.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 21 July 2017

Exquisite tastes, perfect wine pairing. We are sure, it will get the much deserved Michelin star.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

Incredible food and service

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·Dined on 15 July 2017

An incredible experience! Food was amazing and so was the service

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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2017

Probably the best dining experience i've ever had. I felt like i'd found a home

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Casual, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Truly amazing night. We loved the food: the way different flavours were brought together, the quality, the presentation, the originality and the service were all outstanding. Definitely recommend this restaurant. Only thing maybe is the acoustic of the restaurant. It's noisy, despite the fact that it wasn't busy when we were there. We had to shout in order to have a conversation.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2017

The cocktails with large ice cubes were amazing. The food was exquisite - except pudding which was a bit sour for my taste. The sommelier and accompanying wines were brilliant and have to be recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 6 July 2017

Really love the Typing Room, the food is great and staff wonderful...I love it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 6 July 2017

Great experience. 5 courses and extras. Savoury just got better and better, or certainly no worse. Single diner and I got a table: nice to find a modern restaurant not trying to sit you at a bar. Highly recommended.

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 (London)·Dined on 5 July 2017

We had a great evening. The food was superb. Adventurous without descending into simply peculiar. The combinations were very successful and each dish brought with it new taste experiences. The service was all one could expect good service to be: prompt and attentive without being obtrusive. I would definitely recommend the restaurant to anyone who thinks they deserve a special treat.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Tasting menu with wine pairings was excellent. Cauliflower dish was a favourite. Service was great. Would definitely make a return visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Been here before and didn't drop in any standards in my return visit. Good food and a solid wine list with great views for the kitchen where you can see the chefs cook.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 28 June 2017

My wife and I had a fantastic meal here. The tasting menu was very creative and delicious. I've had chef's tasting meals for 5 times the price that weren't this good. The sommelier was wonderful. We learned a lot about sake.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 28 June 2017

impeccable food, convenient location, nice environment.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 24 June 2017

2nd visit and it was floorless again the attention to detail alongside the menu being different. Makes this one of my favourites We only attended 8 weeks ago . Was fairly priced can't wait until next visit

Do not pass this place by

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Beautiful food, great location and amazing service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 16 June 2017

The typing room lived up to the reviews! We had a fantastic evening. All the staff were warm and friendly and made us feel right at home. All the food was delicious and we discovered new wines to love. When I didn't like the desert they immediately got an alternative for me so that the evening wouldn't end on a low. That was very sweet. We went as a date-night/birthday celebration and it was the perfect venue for that. We also stayed in the hotel as a treat which was also fantastic.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 3 June 2017

Excellent food and wine pairings, spotless bar and restaurant service, amazing overall experience. Sincerely recommend for those who know their food!

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 (London)·Dined on 27 May 2017

The whole experience was fantastic. The food was superb and eclectic. We had a combined wine and sake accompaniment with the courses which was fantastic. Service was excellent. A must for anyone who loves food and wants a great evening in a laid back atmosphere

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 (London)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Went for the three course lunch with snacks and everything was beautiful, interesting and delicious. Amazing wine, great service, lovely ambience. Pretty sure we'll be back at some point.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 23 May 2017

This was the most memorable dining experience in recent memory. In addition to a brilliantly conceived and executed menu (where every bite elicited an OMG!) the room was gorgeous and understated, the waitstaff was knowledgeable, charming, and solicitous, and the atmosphere relaxed. As a serious home cook, I love when the level of excellence is far beyond anything I would attempt myself.
I live in NY where there are many fine restaurants, but I would move to London to be close to the Typing Room.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Overall very solid. Food and wine were great, with wonderful attention to detail. Service also wonderful. Smallish point, but not a fan of the tables and chairs. Very cheap looking and feeling. A weak spot to an otherwise wonderful experience.

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