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survey result

Summary

£55
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Exceptional food” – in a Spanish/Moorish vein – combined with a friendly buzz and “great staff, too” again all win a major thumbs-up for Jonathan Lawson’s small and casual Shoreditch fixture, with counter seating on the ground floor and a compact upstairs dining room.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An amazing experience at a price that doesn’t hurt your wallet” – Jonathan Lawson’s “superb Italian food with Spanish and Moorish influences, and including brilliant pasta (just as good as at The River Café!)” is well-worth the trip to Shoreditch to discover his brilliantly casual and laid back little hole-in-the-wall, with counter seating at the open kitchen downstairs, and a small upstairs dining room.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An amazing experience at a price that doesn’t hurt your wallet” – Jonathan Lawson’s “superb Italian food with Spanish and Moorish influences, and including brilliant pasta (just as good as at The River Café!)” is well-worth the trip to Shoreditch to discover his brilliantly casual and laid back little hole-in-the-wall, with counter seating at the open kitchen downstairs, and a small upstairs dining room.

Summary

£52
   ££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Phenomenal dishes” – not least “the best pasta on the planet” – win praise from the small but very dedicated fan club of Jonathan Lawson’s “friendly” little Shoreditch yearling. If you sit at the downstairs counter rather than in the small upstairs, it’s “a fantastic opportunity to see the chefs working from close up”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
34

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£24.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 12.50%
26 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DU
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑11 pm
Friday6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday6 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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