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“Managed a big group” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Giant Robot

Giant Robot
45-57 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RS, England (Clerkenwell)
020 7065 6810
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Ranked #8,765 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
Price range: $22 - $52
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: 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.
Whistler, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Managed a big group”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

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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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great neighbourhood diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 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 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere but terrible food.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Sitting in this restaurant right now and had to write a review. Ordered 2 crab pastas, one large, one small. When they came out they were same sized portions served on different sized plates. The crab sauce was minimal at best and the pasta incredibly soggy and out of the packet, it basically tasted like chilli with some water. Although I was lucky enough to have a fair amount of shell in mine. When the book comes, there won't be any service charge paid, especially considering we are paying an extra £6 for a different sized plate.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Isleworth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Worth a try”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

In area on business, visited late morning with colleague. Both had bagel with scrambled eggs & salmon. Very tasty with plenty of salmon. Great coffee with free top up. Good service and good value well worth a try

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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