Typing Room

4.7
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568 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European

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"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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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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
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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
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
2 reviews
Reviewed a day ago
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

P
London
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.

OT
London
85 reviews
Reviewed on 9 August 2019
Overall4foodserviceambience

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

TK
London
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...

AP
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.

ND
London
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

OR
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.

OT
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

JL
London
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!

PC
London
4 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.

DL
London
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!

OT
London
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.

A
London
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.

ND
London
1 review
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.

T
London
54 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.

LV
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

WL
London
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!

LM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Third trip and the food just keeps getting better!

EC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

JK
London
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

OT
New York Area
2 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.

BA
New York Area
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

K
Surrey
28 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

p
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning. Truly amazing food, Completely recommend it.

MC
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
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.

SE
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.

SO
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.

M
London
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.

MM
Berlin
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

GC
Manitoba
414 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!

FS
Edinburgh
1 review
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

k
London
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!

AG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

AN
Österreich
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really an experience! GREAT food & Service!

EB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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