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Harden's says

After a successful run serving their American-style sandos out of a food truck at Spitalfields, the folks behind Liberty Cheesesteak Company launch their first restaurant in Fitzrovia (there's also a branch in Westfield Stratford). Enjoy Philly cheesesteak, hoagies and meatball subs upstairs and American beers in the dive bar downstairs.

survey result

Summary

£52
   ££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This ‘Philadelphia dive bar’ in Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, has certainly “got the American vibe”, with “US-style beer and bar food” giving a real taste of the City of Brotherly Love. Philly street food classics such as the hoagie and cheesesteak are on the menu – and “it’s not health food, that’s for sure”. Reporters are divided on the results – “defining the category” for fans, “pretty underwhelming” for sceptics. There’s now a second site at Westfield Stratford, complete with baseball batting cages, but a 2021 crowdfunding bid to raise £150,000 for a massive bar under the railway arches in Leake Street, Waterloo, struck out.

Summary

£47
   ££
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.

“Pure fast food evil (in the best kind of way)” – this retro yearling in the shadow of the BT tower is named for the home of the Philly cheesesteak, which it serves with “great authenticity (as validated by my colleague from Philadelphia)”, alongside “the best buffalo wings in London (and maybe outside of Pennsylvania)”, plus other classics from Rocky Balboa’s hometown like “wiz cheese and bacon tater tots”. “Friendly staff” complete its down-to-earth vibe; there’s also a branch in Westfield Stratford.

Summary

£47
   ££
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.

“Pure fast food evil (in the best kind of way)” – this retro newcomer in the shadow of the BT tower is named for the home of the Philly cheesesteak, which it serves with “great authenticity (as validated by my colleague from Philadelphia)”, alongside “the best buffalo wings in London (and maybe outside of Pennsylvania)”, plus other classics from Rocky Balboa’s hometown like “wiz cheese and bacon tater tots”. “Friendly staff” complete its down-to-earth vibe; there’s also a branch in Westfield Stratford.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
100

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £12.00 £4.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Opening hours
Monday11:30 am‑11:30 pm
Tuesday11:30 am‑11:30 pm
Wednesday11:30 am‑11:30 pm
Thursday11:30 am‑11:30 pm
Friday11:30 am‑12 am
Saturday11:30 am‑12 am
Sunday11:30 am‑11:30 pm

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