RestaurantsLondonCityEC4

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Summary

£70
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hidden away on the north bank of the Thames” by the ‘Wobbly Bridge’, directly opposite Tate Modern, you’ll find Neleen Strauss’s “well-executed Western Cape restaurant”, which is “big on steaks” but arguably most notable for its “very good and well structured” South African wine list. Top Tip – “I bring all my City contacts here”.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “high-grade hidden gem, just below the Millennium Bridge” – aka the Wobbly pedestrian bridge, directly opposite Tate Modern – is owned by a South African wine producer and “focuses on high-quality steaks and a Saffer-heavy wine list”. If you’re really interested, it’s worth seeking out the “great off-menu wines”. Top Tip – “the house biltong is delicious”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Hidden away by the Wobbly Bridge directly opposite Tate Modern, this 12-year-old venture is “the place to go if you want to explore South African wine alongside some of the best steaks in the City”. It’s also a place were “lunchtimes can – and often do – stretch into dinner”, under the expert guidance of “host and owner Neleen Strauss, who’s bonkers, in a great way” (she personally presented Boris Johnson as mayor of London with a bill for £80,000 to cover her losses during the London Olympics!).

Summary

£67
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Simple, well-prepared steaks” and “an excellent wine list (before you even get to visiting the cellar itself)” are the main treats in store at this South African-owned wine bar. Its “out-of-the-way but still central setting” by the Wobbly Bridge and directly opposite Tate Modern really comes into its own “when you can sit outside in the summer” (otherwise the nearby Thames merely sets the scene as you arrive and depart).

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8 High Timber Street, London, EC4V 3PA

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18, 10
No dress code
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High Timber Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of High Timber Restaurant in EC4, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of High Timber restaurant.
Tim Y
Great steaks (apparently from Yorkshire), e...
Reviewed 8 months, 24 days ago

"Great steaks (apparently from Yorkshire), everything else (including passionate rugby support) from South Africa. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£23.80 £32.50 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
8 High Timber Street, London, EC4V 3PA
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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