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The Dispensary - Dining Room

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19A Leman Street, London E1 8EN, England
+44 20 7977 0486
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“last night” (3 reviews)
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19A Leman Street, London E1 8EN, England
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Visited here for lunch late saturday afternoon, lovely tomato and goats cheese risotto and quick service.

Thank poppysweet
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Friendly, informal restaurant that also serves good beer. I have eaten there twice in two weeks and the food was really good. Beer from Dark Star and Oakham was good too. Staff informal and friendly.

Thank DavidCarolKt
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Walking past one evening on route back to our hotel, six of us popped in for a quick drink. We loved the place, and its bar; however it was made even better by chatting with David the owner after his shift. This man clearly has...More

Thank Graeme16
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Correct service although lacking smiles and forgetful, average food, nothing specific to complain about, we probably had higher expectations based on reviews

Thank grahamsonofajack
Reviewed 5 April 2017

As I was in London for a couple of days, I decided to go for lunch at the Dispensary! (I knew already the restaurant from last summer.) I was happy to find the same welcoming atmosphere in the bright and fresh interior of the restaurant,...More

Thank Michela M
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This restaurant is located in East London around the corner from the Aldgate East tube station in a mixed business/residential neighborhood. Their building is historic. The owners are Ann, who manages the front of the house, and David, who is the chef. While staying in...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I was staying in London with work, and decided to go out for a meal in the evening as opposed to staying in the hotel restaurant. A short walk down the road brought me to The Dispensary. Having looked at the menu online, which looked...More

1  Thank Tom F
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch and meeting. A very nice environment and staff quick to serve us. Food was very nice and delivered in quick time and so no real complaints. I'd just advice then to get their staff to smile a little more....More

1  Thank Baggiesguy
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Visited with some work colleagues mid week. First impressions were good, we were taken to our table upstairs overlooking the bar and there was a nice buzz. I ordered a steak burger which was very filling and good quality. My colleagues both ordered pie and...More

2  Thank MarcusandRachel
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Looks empty dpnt be deceived, Had myself a few drinks (ale free bar) ordered the all day breakfast starter which was pure genius and then the most delicious duck breast I have ever eaten. This place is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Louise J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19A Leman Street, London E1 8EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Whitechapel
  • Neighbourhood: Whitechapel
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7977 0486
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