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“Frenzied and uncomfortable venue, but great value food”
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Roundhouse Cafe
Ranked #11,956 of 23,211 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$53 - US$53
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

Not the place to go for a quiet, relaxing dinner, but fantastic if you want somewhere quick before the show. The quality of the cooking is much higher than one would expect from a place where diners on plastic chairs around formica-topped tables have to compete for space with jostling crowds at the bar. The slow-cooked pork belly was excellent as was the apple and forced rubarb crumble and the bill for £20 included a glass of drinkable house wine. The service was friendly, but a bit frantic - repeatedly having to push their way between tables and drinkers. This food deserves more comfortable surroundings. I will definitely pay another visit at a quieter time.

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Reviewed 17 January 2013

This place serves a quality food, very well presented and full of flavour. It might be priced above the average expectations, but you get a wealth of taste out of your meal. Gets quite busy, especially between performances.

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1  Thank Sergei G
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Reviewed 10 January 2013

Booked a table here after watching Fuerza Bruta which incidentally was brilliant!! The food was excellent as we bought a selection of small dishes. 3 of us ate and not sure how many dishes we had but they were also excellent!! Cost about £24.00 each including a bottle of wine. I would say alcohol is expensive here. It is advisable to book for the restaurant well in advance as it gets pretty packed. Would use it again. Very little atmosphere. Steel and wood, perhaps formica!!

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Reviewed 29 December 2011

We intended to have a casual, long lunch - after ordering drinks, I had 2 starters, and my friends had a main course each. The portions were so small that after paying £75 we crossed the road and had a hearty meal at Marine Ices for half the cost, including delicious ice creams for dessert.

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2  Thank Ezme6
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Reviewed 17 August 2011

My partner and I had dinner in the cafe on the spur of the moment and were pleasantly surprised by such a good menu. The idea is to buy 4/5 small plates, like tapas. They were very original, hugely tasty and we will definitely go back there again. Service was also very good.

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1  Thank FionaLondon
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