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“Great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Locale - County Hall

Locale - County Hall
County Hall | 3B Belvedere Rd, London SE1 7EP, England
+44 2074016734
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Ranked #1,512 of 17,929 Restaurants in London
Price range: $39 - $55
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Locale County Hall is a spacious and relaxed restaurant just off the South Bank. The main dining area envelopes an open kitchen, creating a buzzy vibe amongst diners in the surrounding leather booths. Traditional Italian dishes fill the menu, with signature creations including roasted lamb shank with mashed potatoes, while the bar offers a range of stuzzichini to snack upon. An outdoor terrace overlooks the County Hall in the summer months.
Verwood, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

It would have been a 5* review had the service been better when we arrived. It was around 6.45 and didn't think we'd need to book.
It wasn't busy when we arrived and were told we should have booked...but anyway were 'found' a table.
We were then ignored for around 15 minutes despite trying to catch the attention of numerous staff flying by us and chatting in the corner.
We did get served and that's when the experience improved hugely.
I had the lasagna and it was lovely, so tasty and full of flavour. I then had the lemon tart which really was worth having. The service also greatly improved.
At the end of the meal our waiter did apologise for not serving us sooner, which was appreciated.
Due to the apology I now would go back and recommend to friends.

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Portadown
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7 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We visited Locale, County Hall on the first night of a four day break to London. We had checked out restaurants in the afternoon and decided on Locale because of its menu. Booking a table online was effortless and speedy. Lovely welcome from friendly staff and the service was very good . The choice of dishes was excellent and the food was fresh and delicious. I was quite surprised at the prices which were very reasonable considering the location. The only slight downside was our table which was beside a glass door not in use but there was a serious draft problem and we did feel rather chilly. The atmosphere was more fast food than elegant dining and suited more to pre or after theatre meals rather than leisurely special evening out but overall an enjoyable experience.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Slightly disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The staff were very friendly but very slow. They confused our steak orders - so they weren't cooked correctly - and the waitress didn't know the difference between sirloin and rib eye. Side orders didn't arrive but we were charged anyway. My food was lukewarm but the rest of our party were happy with their order.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Douglas, isle of man
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Ate here last week whilst visiting London with the family, the food was great, fab flavours good choice and our Waiter was very helpful in describing how the food was prepared and what would compliment it.
All in all a great experience, so much that friends of ours also visiting at the same time suggested we all eat there again as they had also sampled the menu a few days before.
So to go back twice within a week must be saying they are doing something right.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great night out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Celebrated a friend's birthday in here yesterday. The waiters were very friendly, the food was what you would expect from an Italian menu. A great night out and the waiter sang happy birthday with us when the cake was brought out!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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