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Ben Murphy left in late 2016 and in February 2017 the restaurant closed (see details).

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Pierre Koffman protégé (and former Young Chef of the Year) Ben Murphy – just 25 – has been backed by Essex restaurateur Steve Andrews to open a new 100-cover restaurant in South Woodford. Set over two floors it will boast an oyster and seafood bar and a menu inspired by classic French techniques and British produce.

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“A star on the outskirts of London” – Pierre Koffmann protégé (and former Young Chef of the Year) Ben Murphy – just 25 – was backed by Essex restaurateur Steve Andrews to open this “ambitious” (one or two critics would say “over-ambitious”) and very plushly “comfortable” new 100-cover restaurant in South Woodford (complete with Churchill Lounge bar). It’s “a fabulous addition to an area which surprisingly lacks an upmarket establishment” and “shows great promise”, even if some of the classic cuisine is “still finding its feet”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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9.30 pm, Sun 6 pm

The Woodford Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Woodford Restaurant in E18, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Woodford restaurant.
Mark D
The Woodford closed in February 2017....
Reviewed 6 months, 29 days ago

"The Woodford closed in February 2017."

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159 High Rd, London, E18 2PA
Opening hours

Thurs-Sun 12N-11.45pm (Sun -6pm)
Last orders: 9.30 pm, Sun 6 pm

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