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Ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell's first solo venture, on the seventh floor of Stratford's new Manhattan Loft Gardens building (the new apartment tower that also boasts a hotel and three roof gardens, plus The Stratford Brasserie on the ground floor). It's certainly shaping up to be one of the most impressive openings of 2019. Allegra has its own roof terrace (or 'sky garden'), a curing room, a Scandinavian stone bar and a glass, walk-in wine room. Powell's dedication to local and sustainable food has extended to buying Kent farmland to provide Allegra with nearby ingredients.

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

“A bit of the West End in E20” – this stylish contemporary dining room sits on the seventh floor of a hotel/apartments tower, with an interior fit-out by the Copenhagen design team behind Noma, and boasts a terrace with views of the City skyline. Ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell uses high-quality British dishes to create what fans say is “by far the best cuisine in the Westfield Stratford area”.

Summary

Ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell’s first solo venture, on the seventh floor of Stratford’s new Manhattan Loft Gardens building, opened too late for any reports in our survey. Powell’s dedication to sustainability has extended to buying Kent farmland to provide Allegra with local ingredients.

Summary

Ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell’s first solo venture, on the seventh floor of Stratford’s new Manhattan Loft Gardens building, opened too late for any reports in our survey. Powell’s dedication to sustainability has extended to buying Kent farmland to provide Allegra with local ingredients.

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Allegra Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Allegra Restaurant in E20, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Allegra restaurant.
Robert M
Delightful position on the 7th floor of the...
Reviewed 6 months, 29 days ago

"Delightful position on the 7th floor of the Stratford Hotel. The bar is welcoming but unfortunately the staff are not quite as welcoming. A considerable wait ensued whilst we were waiting to be seated in the bar. Coats were only taken after we had asked for them to put in the cloakroom. It's a short menu and that's fine as it is easy to concentrate on your selection. Food is exquisitely presented and tastes mighty fine to boot. The only draw back was that we spent the whole evening pouring our own wine. Our sommelier made some excellent choices for us but seemed a little put our when we had served ourselves wine. Well perhaps he should have paid more attention! Mains and dessert also both excellent and everyone agreed the food was great. "

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A N
Way out in the depths of Stratford, I recko...
Reviewed 8 months, 20 days ago

"Way out in the depths of Stratford, I reckon Allegra is flying under the radar a bit - if it was in the centre it would be one of the hottest tickets in town. But it's convenient for me and I can get a table at short notice - excellent! Food-wise, we're at the level where you wouldn't complain if the place got one Michelin star - there are certainly worse starred restaurants in London. Fish dishes are a particular highlight, very deft, light treatment and letting the ingredients truly speak - and the pastry section here really knows what it's doing. The service is fine - pleasant, friendly, but a touch mechanical, stiff. And the room is nice, even a bit luxurious, there's a bit of a view too - but somehow doesn't seem to shake off the feel of being part of a hotel. Really though - it's for the food you go here and there's nothing even vaguely like it in the area."

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The Stratford, 20-22 International Way, London, E20 1GQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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