survey result

Summary

£61
  £££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great addition to St John’s Wood” – Corbin & King’s “easygoing” (if “noisy”) brasserie is already something of an “instant classic”, thanks not least to its “romantic interior, which – even though it’s brand new – looks as if it hasn’t changed in a hundred years”. “The food is never really the main thing at C&K places: you go for the whole package”, and that’s true here too – the “simple” classic French fare, though “OK” is often “uninspiring”. To fans, though, “it’s less a meal, more a warm Gallic embrace!”

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s early days, but all the signs are good for Corbin & King’s new venture” in St John’s Wood (on the site of a defunct branch of Carluccio’s) – “a big hit in an area where, surprisingly, there are few really good places to eat” (and “streets-ahead of the nearby Ivy Café”). The faux-French styling is laid on with a bit of a trowel, but the end-result is enveloping and very “stylish”; while the mostly-French brasserie fare steers the typical C&K line between being very acceptable and merely acceptable. “Terrible acoustics” is an issue raised in some feedback (“excessively noisy for the elderly St John’s Wood clientele”, according to one septuagenarian reporter).

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s early days, but all the signs are good for Corbin & King’s new venture” in St John’s Wood (on the site of a defunct branch of Carluccio’s) – “a big hit in an area where, surprisingly, there are few really good places to eat” (and “streets-ahead of the nearby Ivy Café”). The faux-French styling is laid on with a bit of a trowel, but the end-result is enveloping and very “stylish”; while the mostly-French brasserie fare steers the typical C&K line between being very acceptable and merely acceptable. “Terrible acoustics” is an issue raised in some feedback (“excessively noisy for the elderly St John’s Wood clientele”, according to one septuagenarian reporter).

Summary

Corbin & King’s latest opening takes over the prime St John’s Wood site vacated as part of the retrenchment of the Carluccio’s chain. An opening some time in 2019 is expected, with such limited details as are available (for example, Jeremy King’s comment that it will be “Colbert meets Fischer’s”) suggesting a Continental, grand-café style reminiscent of the group’s other ventures.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£31.40 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
60 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SH
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑10 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑10 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑10 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑10 pm
Friday11:30 am‑10 pm
Saturday9 am‑10 pm
Sunday9 am‑9 pm

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