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British near Ilford, Redbridge

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Postcode: W1A


The Brasserie in trader Oxford Street is on the third floor. My wife and I use it quite frequently because it is rarely full and you can almost always get a seat without queuing. The restaurant is large and austerely furnished. The tables are spaced well apart. There is plenty of room to dump your shopping without it getting in anybody’s way. The menu is short. Most of the dishes have been kept simple. Food orders arrive very quickly. The cooking is acceptable. Portion sizes are a bit dainty. The wine list is also short and consists of Waitrose favourites. Service is prompt and very friendly. Prices are definitely on the high side but worth it for one of the few the oases of tranquility in the West End.


Service: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Value: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Postcode: E5


Great little neighbourhood restaurant staffed by Shane (the Kiwi chef) and a gaggle of super-friendly waitresses. The restaurant serves British fare and its ethos is to serve seasonal, local dishes. In the warmer months, this can be 'hyperlocal', with goodies foraged from the nearby Hackney Marshes! I have visited Shane's a few times and find it a simple, reliable eatery. On this occasion, I had an onglet steak which was beautifully cooked. Others at the table ordered a 'potato risotto' and deer pavé and weren't disappointed. I do think the dishes are perhaps a tad overpriced but it's nice to support local, independent restaurants. Anything to battle the inevitable march of the chain pizza restaurants on Chatsworth Road!


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Postcode: E5


trader is a fantastic recent addition to Lower Clapton Road. Warm and welcoming, this small cafe/restaurant serves up hearty, comforting dishes at very reasonable prices. We tried a cullen skink (a Scottish haddock chowder) and a tomato-based chicken and sausage hotpot. They arrived promptly, along with lots of fresh bread, and were delicious. Unlike some of the other new restaurants in the area, this is unfussy, no-nonsense stuff. The house wine was great, the atmosphere was unpretentious and the staff were brilliant. A real credit to Clapton.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SE10


Tucked away in lovely side street of Greenwich, within sight of the park's main entrance and opposite the theatre, Heaps is a real experience. It serves delicious sausages that you can order in bulk and take home to cook. You can also order on the spot if you're hungry. They do a great sausage bap and sausage rolls. They've just started serving a slap-up breakfast too. It's also a nice place to sit and read the paper with a coffee. Always friendly service although they do get quite busy at weekends and it's not too spacious.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: W1F


trader is a steak restaurant on Beak Street that’s entirely unsuitable for vegetarians but is a real treat for everyone else. The restaurant, which is in great location on Beak Street, serves only one thing: the feather blade steak (apparently it’s called the ‘ trader ’ across the pond). Diners also get to choose from a menu of sides and sauces, but everyone eats the same value cut of beef. I chose fries, green beans and a peppercorn sauce. The steak itself came out medium-rare and was full of flavour but did require some elbow grease and the enormous, gimmicky steak knife to slice through it. The sides were perfect and my partner and I shared a reasonably priced 500ml carafe of Malbec to wash it down. It’s nothing ground-breaking nor extra special, but this is good steak for a tenner – particularly in central London. A good alternative to Polpo and Pitt Cue Co which are both nearby but often chocker.


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SE10


Goddards has been around since 1890 in Deptford (just down the road). It had a restaurant in Greenwich since 1952 - two years before the Cutty Sark arrived in Greenwich! Had a prime location but was bought out in 2006 by Gourmet Burger. How it was missed! I think they had a stall in the the old vintage clothes market (which has since been demolished and a large building has been built there for one of the university departments) but it wasn't the same. It was a great day when Goddards returned to Greenwich properly. They are now based in one of the corners of the covered market. The building is great (used to be an old-style pub) with an inviting interior. The upstairs seating area is particularly nice. Always a really friendly welcome from staff and healthy portions of delicious pie, mash n liquor or gravy!


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: EC2A


If you like meat, this place will tick your box! The style of food is British, excellent quality and is definitely v well cooked and tasty. I did think the price was quite high - once drinks were added onto the bill. The Damien Hurst hanging cow is is the thing that makes this place stand out - whether you like it or not, it's something you'll remember! Overall good food, but the Damien Hurst addition is the thing you'll remember the most.


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: N8


trader specialises in no nosense food in generous portions. Burgers; sausages; roti; calamari; sandwiches – there's nothing fancy on the menu but it's all done nicely. Staff are friendly and service is quick. Our bill arrived in a coconut shell with some jellybeans! There's also a real community atmosphere with works by local artists on display and for sale, as well as posters for local businesses and events. The only slight disappointment is that licensing restrictions mean you can't enjoy a quick drink without each individual spending at least £3.50 on food to accompany.


Service: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: WC2E


Food outstanding but management of the restaurant was not good. Food ordered in advance - 3 weeks but on the night they could not supply two main courses as per-ordered! They should have been able to provide what was ordered as they had 3 weeks to get the thing right. But they still tried to charge me for the old order that they could not supply and not the changed last minute order. Very poor. However the meal was excellent if not what I really wanted, and the wine excellent. Service was a little overpowering if not somewhat artificial. Starter and main course before the ballet performance, with desert/puddings at the interval - but as service was by then a little slow unable to order and drink coffees within the timescale. Overall, food good, time is important so have the entire meal before the performance and do leave the ordering of the meal to the night then you will not be disappointed.


Service: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5
Value: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Postcode: W1D


trader is a fantastic restaurant serving British and modern European fare. Having opened recently (February 2012) and with so much competition locally, I wondered whether it might be another Soho clone, but actually it has a strong identity of its own. The furniture is simple, there are no tablecloths and the menus are scrawled on giant blackboards. Refreshingly unfussy. Small plates are £5 to £7 and the bigger, main meal plates are £14 to £19. I shared some tiger prawns and saffron aioli with a friend, and then had a fantastically juicy slice of pork, served with some veg and a sweet fruit chutney – amazing. My friend enjoyed baked polenta with girolles and burrata. We visited for lunch on a Saturday and were able to book a table in advance but, for evening meals, it’s a fashionable walk-in only affair. I noticed lots of tasty bar snacks (olives, almonds and pádron peppers) on the menu, though, so it’s probably worth the wait!


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Postcode: SE1


This riverside restaurant shares its location with the globe theatre, which makes it great it you are visting the show or if you are like us, wanting a fancy night out. We booked this for an 80th birthday celebration and we could not have asked for a better place. I had initially tried this restaurant before and thoroughly enjoyed it. We wanted a restaurant with a river side view for this special occasion and other restaurants were all fully booked. The Swan restaurant were exceptional in being able to facilitate a table overlooking St Pauls. The food was exceptional and unique. The style was authentic british cuisine with some interesting twists. Decor and ambiance is great as they allow viewing onto the river from most sides of the restaurant. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in either a tasty quick bit for a very special eventing. Ambiance: 5/5 Decor: 5/5 Food: 5/5 Cost: 4/5 Service: 5/5


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Postcode: DA16


Some of the very best fish locally.great offers on pricing. Really generous portions.


Service: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5
Value: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

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