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survey result

Summary

£39
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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.

“A tiny restaurant with a big heart… and wonderful pasta” – the “transition from great Italian deli to restaurant is a big success” at this landmark, 75-year-old Soho store, which morphed last year from pure retail to providing an “excellent, counter-dining experience at moderate prices” nearby. “If you love pasta, this is the place to go”“delicately silky, with the most fantastic sauces” – and it’s “a brilliant stop-off before film, theatre etc”. It’s not going to take 75 years to turn this rip-roaring success into a chain, though: branch no. 2 opens in the second half of 2019 in one of King’s Cross’s ‘heritage buildings’ and will be ‘an 100-cover outfit decorated in the same pale green-and white-stripes that diners in Soho have come to know’.

Summary

£36
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5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For what it is, this small spin-off from the well-known Italian deli is a great way to dine casually, including at the bar” – Soho institution, Lina Stores (est 1944) has opened this nearby, snappily decorated, no-reservations pit-stop, with a 12-seater kitchen counter and 50 covers over two floors. Early reports praise its “exceptional, cheap ’n’ cheerful food” – the pasta is the star – and to say that the newspaper reviewers have gushed would be an understatement.

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Reviews of Lina Stores Restaurant in W1D, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lina Stores restaurant.
Michael K
If you don't mind the crazy crowded atmosph...
Reviewed 6 months, 5 days ago

"If you don't mind the crazy crowded atmosphere, if you don't mind the stroppy maitre d' who cannot understand how their computer lost your booking, you can enjoy some fine food. Sharing plates but better tham most purveyors."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£6.00 £7.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Bread £3.00
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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