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£57
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Freshness of flavours in the varied SE Asian dishes” all “at sensible prices” – and including a tasting menu option – provides endorsement of Peter Lloyd’s transformation of RSJ (RIP, the former occupant of this site, which graced the South Bank for 30 years). “They found their feet quickly after lockdown”, too. On the debit side, the famous “Loire wines inherited from RSJ seem to have been exhausted, and noise levels are still as high as ever”. And oddly, given the proximity to the Festival Hall and Old and Young Vics, “there’s no pre-theatre menu”.

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£52
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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.

Summary

£52
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* 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.

Summary

£47
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2
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3
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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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Sticky Mango Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Sticky Mango Restaurant in SE1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Sticky Mango restaurant.
Parul H
Food feels like it will is freshly made and...
Reviewed 5 months, 14 days ago

"Food feels like it will is freshly made and the flavours are good."

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Robert J
Good quality Eastern cooking. Presented ver...
Reviewed 11 months, 16 days ago

"Good quality Eastern cooking. Presented very well. Service attentive without being intrusive. Indonesian prawn curry very good. The change worthwhile. "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 45.00 Always available 9

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £16.00 £6.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
33 Coin Street, London, SE1 9NR
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm

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