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“Fab shared table of beautifully cooked food”
Review of The Corner Room

The Corner Room
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Ranked #2,402 of 24,091 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: East End / East London
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

On our first night staying in the town hall hotel with our daughters (15 & 10) the other restaurant was closed so by default we opted for the corner room & were delighted we did!!

They suggested we ate 'tapas' or shared table style so we selected one of each of the small plates as a starter round & the chicken, fish, pig cheek & lamb for the main round.

Our youngest is quite fussy in some ways but she tucked into chicken livers, mackerel pate, lamb & mussels, fish & chicken with gusto!! There were even a few nicely cooked carrots to get some veg down her the desserts were quite sophisticated but the eldest adored her tonka bean pudding & the youngest loved all her berries (I got the lavender sorbet off her plate though!).

The room itself is beautiful - quirky spiral staircase in one corner going nowhere but great as shelves & kind of industrial individual lights hanging at different levels across the end wall. The service was brilliant & we really appreciated the staff delivering our cheese board to our apartment 15 minutes after we left so that we could get the youngest into bed & enjoy our cheese at leisure! Wines were also well chosen.

Thank Speechynikki
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

The Corner Room is the second restaurant within the Townhall Hotel. Unlike the Typing Room it has no separate entrance. Dinner included smoked mackerel pate and chicken liver, "Chicken Caesar",among the starters. Next course included a delicious Chilled Courgette and Celery Soup with Apple, Sultana and Squid, orSmoked Salmon Tartare, Piccalilli, Wasabi and Summer Truffle. Main courses offered Barbecued Lamb Neck Fillet, Red Pepper, mussels and Turnip or John Dory, Kohlrabi, Cornish Crab and Lardo. The fusion of flavours was superb. Desserts if you can manage included Griottines, Honeycomb Ice Cream with Oats or, Blurberry, Meadowsweet, Apple and Doughnut. Another very talented team of young chefs.
Breakfast was sumptuous with a fabulous buffet table including cereals, fruits, meats, cheeses, yogurts, juices. Cooked breakfast offered eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms and/or tomatoes in any combination. All freshly prepared and cooked. A very happy team of staff who were efficient and welcoming. Look out for Cornelius Bear and Morrissey Moose!
A great eating experience! Recommend booking.

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1  Thank Julia D
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

The food at corner room is top stuff, really exciting fusion and the best food I've tried in a long time, especially where you wouldn't expect to find it, but the staff were a little sloppy, and took our group a while to get there attention even though it wasn't very busy they just didn't seem to cope well! But I can see past this for the food and beautiful decor.

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Thank Marcus D
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

i love love love this place. Never seen so many exciting colours and flavours together, done in such an unpretentious and genuinely enthusiastic way. Staff really friendly and knowledgeable. Dinner is very expensive (but well worth it for a treat). Set lunch for £23 is unbelievably good value - it ends up costing not much less than this in all of those bland, mid-range rip-offs like Zizzi and Ask, and it's cheaper than many snotty gastropubs.

2  Thank 64Travail
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Had breakfast there as stayed in the townhall hotel.Nearly half food gone waste. Too fancy menu for me, I would prefer normal bacon sausages n eggs. Decor is nice and comfy.

Thank Lillian C
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