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“Fresh and inventive for romance or business”
Review of Magdalen - CLOSED

Magdalen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$82
Cuisines: French, British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Southwark
Transit: London Bridge
Description: This is open to the general public and is a real find and needs to be reviewed so people are aware of it
Midland, MI
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Fresh and inventive for romance or business”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This lovely two-storey restaurant near London Bridge station is a favorite of the group of Americans with whom I visit London on business, but we see plenty of starry-eyed couples dining there as well. The cuisine is neither French, Tuscan nor English, but rather an inventive mix of the three, with a menu that changes often, a nice wine selection and interesting featured cocktails. A small tripe and bean casserole was a beautiful starter on a recent rainy night, and would have more than passed muster with people who have never touched tripe in their lives. It was tender with deep flavors. My friends raved about the garlic soup. Duck breast was beautifully prepared; others at the table had a stew of hake and shellfish. The salted caramel chocolates are a must to end the meal. This is, quite simply, really good food if one is open to it. Staff are pleasant, the ambience is low key. It's not a showstopper of a place, but its consistency and comfort food draw us in nearly every visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Hitchin, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Booked on spec while staying nearby.
Tasty cuttlefish starter very tender and exceptional young garlic soup , subsequent courses continued to delight and all well presented. Excellent service

  • Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been here a few times and never been disappointed. The menu changes regularly and the food is always delicious. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable about the menu and happy to provide recommendations or more details. If you can fit them in with your coffee, the salted caramel chocolates are delicious.

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We've been here a few times and it is consistently good, the service is always extremely attentive, even when they are very busy as they were the night we were there. the food is terrifc and the wine list is listed by price, which is a nice touch. The menu is very tempting, so I always want to choose everything which is a good sign.

  • Visited April 2014
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London
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A journey of discovery for your taste buds”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

This is a real gem of a place if you are looking for a business lunch where you actually eat good interesting food. The menu we sampled was very inventive and contained delicious beautifully presented food.

Visited April 2014
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