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“Decent burger, nice place to relax” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Giant Robot - CLOSED

Giant Robot
Price range: US$22 - US$52
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
Transit: Nearest tubes: Farringdon and Old St Nearest bus: Opposite bus routes 55 & 243
Description: Giant Robot is a brand new bar-café-deli-diner in Clerkenwell. We opened on 10 May 2010 and from now on will be serving brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from 10am till late sevendays a week. If you like your lunch Italian, your brunch American, your dinner relaxed and your beer and cocktails icy cold, you’ll love Giant Robot.
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Decent burger, nice place to relax”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile


Visited on a lazy Saturday afternoon and had their rotary burger with bacon. The burger was middling sized, and came with a generous heaping of fries. The burger itself was good - nothing mind blowing, but good enough to warrant repeat visits. Bacon wasn't ridiculously salty or oily, meat was tender and juicy, but not absolutely oozing. The fries were great - shoestring, tasting like the best ever batch of macdonalds fries. I really liked the water they served, which came with lemon and cucumber slices. Service was excellent. I didn't have to ask for water, they brought a jug immediately, and every interaction was cheerful and welcoming. Seems like a place for the relatively young and trendy crowd, and good to hang out for a while chatting and relaxing.

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Best burgers for a hangover cure in town! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

Highly recommend ordering their classic burger which comes with a special sauce. So so tasty!! I've water hugs with fresh cucumber strips are served complimentary with every meal.

Nice typical diner atmosphere.

Can get really busy for after work drinks.

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Thank Gina L
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Squamish, Canada
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Managed a big group”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

About 15 of us headed to the Giant Robot for a group lunch. They took our reservation and handled us quite well. The waitress dealt patiently with our slow ordering process and although busy the food did not take long to arrive.

The food itself was nothing special, however it wasn't bad either. The place doesn't really have that much of an atmosphere.

I wont race about this place but they did handle our big group pretty efficiently and kept us all fairly satisfied!

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Thank JWC2012
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

I'm a big fan of Giant Robot, having visited numerous times. The food is solid, if not spectacular, the brunch is great and is reasonably priced. The cocktails are wonderful, as you would expect from a diner whose stablemate is Milk & Honey. The round things off, the decor and atmosphere is excellent, and the service is usually good.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank rsp102
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere but terrible food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

The location is great and also the atmosphere but the food is terrible. Apparently their specialty is meatballs but all you ca taste is onion.
I work in the area and I usually come here only when there is no alternative but it is never worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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