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“Service was pretty bad , food on the average”
Review of OMBRA

OMBRA
Ranked #8,464 of 23,379 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$11 - US$40
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ombra is a take on a Venetian bacaro - we're a Hackney canalside joint you can visit regularly for a drink and a bite without spending a fortune. Ombra - Venetian slang for a glass of wine - actually means shade. It dates from the days when the merchants in Piazza St Marco sold their wine by the glass and would follow the shadow of the Campanile to keep their wares cool. Our kitchen serves the best seasonal produce from Italy and selected British farmers. We keep it fresh and simple. Like any Italian osteria our menu changes daily with a strong focus on homemade pasta, which we make in the restaurant every day.
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

I went with 3 friends
We ordered wine and both the bottles arrived at the table opened already
When I asked explanation the guy in charge said , "is better they are opened , I can offer you something "?
We ordered some to share plates but we had to set up the table by ourself
On the bill there was no service charge (of corse )
But one of the guy working there come to us saying that service charge was not included ( as demand to leave tips )


1  Thank Diletta D
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The only thing this place has going for it is its outside seating area. The staff were very unwelcoming and the food was pretty average.

When I arrived they made me feel like an inconvenience for asking to see the menu, and left me standing at the bar for ages. The food was ok, but not good value for money.

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1  Thank Gemma S
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

When Ombra opened it was a great quirky restaurant serving a few dishes well- fresh ingredients, simple but powerful flavours with great combinations, and very reasonably priced. Since then they've dropped the "authentic Italian" approach, and have taken to using cheap ingredients - poor quality meat, badly cooked pasta and bland dishes overall. Their strategy now is "pile 'em high" - Hackney kool kidz that is - the place is chock full of them, standing room only, draped over the tables and since they don't know their Dolmio from their dolchelatte this is not a bad business strategy, but it does make for a bad dining experience. Give it a miss.

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3  Thank JessiepLondon
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stumbled across this gem whilst walking along Regents Canal on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
Staff were lovely - helpful and friendly.
Food was amazing - fresh and tasty.
Wine was good too.

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Thank thesharpees2010
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

overpriced "spritz". I'm from Venice and i know how much it costs to make one. food is average. ambience very poorly prepared. it may be exotic for english people who haven't got a clue, but for most italians is a total rip-off. never again.

5  Thank Dragnet76
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