RestaurantsLondonBanksideSE1

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Summary

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

“It’s amazing what they can achieve with simple ingredients”, and there’s “always cheerful and efficient service” at this “little sharing-plates restaurant” close to Tate Modern, which has won a solid reputation for its “very talented” founders Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke over the past six years.

Summary

£51
   ££
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.

This “awesome little spot” near London Bridge (“handy for Tate Modern”) serves “fresh and really interesting” ‘British tapas’, including some “innovative vegetarian options”. Five years after the launch, founders Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke have a second venue, Pomelo, at the Goods Way food market in King’s Cross.

Summary

£51
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “fabulous Anglicised tapas” at this “hidden gem next to the Omeara music venue” have made a hit of Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke’s four-year-old venture. It’s “tiny and unpromising on the outside, but has a really lovely menu of superb small plates, generally modern British with an Iberian inflection”. There’s now a spinoff, Pomelo, at the new Goods Way food market in King’s Cross.

Summary

£50
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “wonderful” three-year-old is the brainchild of chefs Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, whose “affordable” modern British small plates are “cooked to a very high standard” – so “full marks to these brave young women”. “Handy for Tate Modern” in the Flat Iron complex, they expanded their small space in early 2020 and it now has 44 covers. (Dishes are now also, apparently, 100% nut free).

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Lupins Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lupins Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lupins restaurant.
Roger H
Lupins is strong on the vegetarian side. Th...
Reviewed 1 months, 13 days ago

"Lupins is strong on the vegetarian side. The venue is a bit soulless but food is very serviceable but not spectacular. It represents good value, affordable restaurant probably not somewhere where you would take a business client."

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J P
An 5pm booking so the restaurant was still ...
Reviewed 7 months, 2 days ago

"An 5pm booking so the restaurant was still quiet. Friendly and helpful service though so a nice place to be. Tasty small plates - interesting ingredients and combinations. "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£5.00 £17.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
66 Union St, London, SE1 1TD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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