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survey result

Summary

£43
    £
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Small plates but big flavours” from “a lovely short menu of top-quality antipasti and pasta dishes” win numerous “cheap ’n’ cheerful” nominations for this small chain, which consists of the “busy, lovely but very crammed” Soho original (for 75 years a deli, but since 2018 and its relaunch by Private Equity firm White Rabbit, in this new guise) and a newer, bigger but less commented-on King’s Cross spin-off. “We need more branches of this great restaurant” plead fans… whose prayers are soon to be answered with a 90-seater outlet in Marylebone (in Wigmore Street, on the former Sourced Market site) plus in Bloomberg Arcade and Clapham, as well as one in Tokyo!

Summary

£36
    £
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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Lina Stores Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Lina Stores Restaurant in W1D, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Lina Stores restaurant.
Clare H
Make sure you go to the right one, deli in ...
Reviewed 3 months, 20 days ago

"Make sure you go to the right one, deli in Soho is just that now. Loved the mushroom and truffle pasta but alas menu lacking in vegetable or salad side dishes. Odd as don't you make money on those too? "

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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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