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Harden's says

After a successful residency at Counter Culture, Andy Hogben's Alter has moved across town to Leman Locke in Aldgate for another long-term residency. Sensibly, given the difficult times, they are also on Deliveroo.

survey result

Summary

£34
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4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Within Leman Locke Hotel in Aldgate East, Andy Goodwin’s modern dining room (with floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto the nearby offices) aims to ‘challenge the common perceptions of vegan cooking by drawing inspiration from global street food cultures’. Feedback on his interesting meat-free creations remains limited, but very enthusiastic. Top Tip – dip your toe in the water with the £28 early evening menu.

Summary

£34
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An ‘alter’ I’m happy to worship at!” – Andy Goodwin brings an innovative approach to plant-based cuisine at this modern hotel dining room, near Aldgate East. To the odd sceptic, it’s too “exhausting and suitable only for hardcore vegans” (“lack of any protein leaves sauces too soupy, and lots of pickles leads to vinegary flavours”), but for fans (the majority) it’s “just incredible… tastes I’ve never experienced before… beautifully presented… a perfect balance of fresh vegetables served with creativity, flair and passion!”

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £28.00

Starter Main Pudding
£4.50 £9.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
15 Leman Street, London, E1 8EN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED