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September 2020: the sibling restaurant at The ICA has closed.

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Summary

£70
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3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson’s (wife of St John’s Fergus) not-so-secret venue near Spitalfields was converted in 2006 from the bike sheds of a former school. Aided by its hipster credentials, it has long been a regular inclusion on top-10 round-ups by food journalists. Feedback this year, however, invariably came with a catch: “good, but not quite as good as expected…”, “food went downhill after the scrummy starters…”, “overhyped and too cool for school…”.

Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Delightful in every way” – this “hidden-away” venue occupies the bike sheds of a former school near Spitalfields, converted in 2006 by Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson (wife of St John’s Fergus). “Super relaxed” in style and with a “great outdoor space”, it’s in particular a “gorgeous setting” in summer, but, at any time of year, you can enjoy “robust British cooking with beautiful ingredients”. (Its ICA branch was one of the more prominent victims of Covid, closing in September 2020.)

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16 Playground Gardens, London, E2 7ES

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Rochelle Canteen Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Rochelle Canteen Restaurant in E2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Rochelle Canteen restaurant.
Hugh N
Really good in all respects...
Reviewed 3 months, 1 day ago

"Really good in all respects"

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Nigel H
Exceptional, down-to-earth, but quirky, loc...
Reviewed 11 months, 7 days ago

"Exceptional, down-to-earth, but quirky, location, just off Arnold Circus."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £24.00 £6.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
16 Playground Gardens, London, E2 7ES
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:45 pm

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