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

Having the “same staff as RSJ” (its predecessor on the site, now RIP) preserves some continuity at this 30-year stalwart, near the Festival Hall, whose “brave move to Thai food from classic French” a couple of years ago has split opinion: “zingy and fresh” to fans, but to critics, “entirely unremarkable”. Its famous cellar of Loire wine has also been transferred to the new venture: “still the best wine list I know of, but it goes less well with the Asian food now on offer”. The ambience of the room – whose Reinforced Steel Joist inspired the name of the former operation – has never been a major plus.

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

A change of direction has seen this 30-year stalwart near the South Bank arts centre modify its name (from RSJ) and adopt an “Asian-influenced menu”. To some extent, it’s a case of ‘plus ça change’ – “the key attraction here has always been its list of Loire wines and proximity to the Festival Hall – changing the cuisine hasn’t affected either” (nor the ambience, which has always teetered on the “lousy”). When it comes to the cooking, views divide – what is “tasty” fare at “sensible prices” to fans is, to foes, “slightly bland and lacking kick”.

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

The “unchanging” style of this South Bank stalwart has – for over 30 years – made it a “comforting” refuge near the National Theatre. But now “this longtime favourite has gone down the fusion route” (in partnership with a former chef), with an updated look, and “serving South East Asian cuisine in the place of the traditional Franco/modern British grub”. There’s very little feedback on its latest direction, hence we’ve left it unrated, but Nigel Wilkinson remains a partner in the business, and his “unbeatable” Loire wine list (“the most extensive in the UK”) remains a headline attraction.

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Good flavours and a livelier atmosphere tha...
Reviewed 6 months, 6 days ago

"Good flavours and a livelier atmosphere than the RSJ of old although I still regret its passing."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £19.50 £23.50
Pretheatre £19.50 £23.50
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 35.00 Always Available 9

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.50 £15.00 £4.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £1.95
Extras  
Service 12.50%
33 Coin Street, London, SE1 9NR
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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