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The team behind 40 Maltby Street have teamed up with chef Anna Tobias (P Franco, Rochelle Canteen) at this site, which takes over a greasy spoon of the same name.

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

The “superb neighbourhood café we’d all love to have around the corner” – this upgraded greasy spoon “in a dead area of Bloomsbury” provides “particularly tasty, modern French fare” realised with a “delicious and light” touch by co-founder Anna Tobias, former head chef at Rochelle Canteen.

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“It can feel a little uncomfortable” and “canteen-like”, but this converted greasy spoon in Bloomsbury (nowadays a ‘bar, restaurant and wine shop’) belies its looks by serving “imaginative seasonal cooking from a constantly changing menu reflecting the availability of ingredients”. The involvement of chef Anna Tobias (who’s worked with a host of star chefs) and the hip 40 Maltby Street team hasn’t harmed its PR – our feedback is positive, but not quite at the level of raves from the likes of Grace Dent and Tom Parker Bowles.

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

Bloomsbury greasy spoon that’s been artfully transformed into a simple bar and modern bistro by the team behind 40 Maltby Street, with Anna Tobias (P Franco, Rochelle Canteen) at the stoves. It was launched in December 2020 and won a big thumbs-up from Guardian reviewer Grace Dent, who – while noting that it “looks a bit like a sandwich shop with lofty aspirations” – found “finely judged, nicely eccentric cooking with a strong undercurrent of country-house living”. Our early feedback is limited but similarly upbeat.

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Café Deco Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Café Deco Restaurant in WC1E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Café Deco restaurant.
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To me a London phenomenon and possibly expl...
Reviewed 1 months, 5 days ago

"To me a London phenomenon and possibly explained by the decline in home cooking. The food served is simple but comes along with an air of suggested sophistication when studied on the menu. What is then served up at very considerable price is to me disappointing. The service is friendly, the atmosphere rather nondescript as seen on the website. It hits a nervo of e, the Zeitgeist; the food suggests honesty and simplicity but dear me the food is to me one big disappointment."

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S R
Really nice food. Great partridge. And very...
Reviewed 3 months, 26 days ago

"Really nice food. Great partridge. And very fair wine list. We love restaurants which doesn’t kill red wines too young."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £16.00 £5.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
43 Store Street, London, WC1E 7DB
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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