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“Very enjoyable. Want to go again.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Magdalen

Magdalen
152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU, England (London Bridge)
+44 (0)20 7403 1342
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Ranked #474 of 16,890 restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $82
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: London Bridge
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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable. Want to go again.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I was taken by a friend and business colleague and was very pleasantly surprised.
Interesting and beautifully cooked food - when we went, a dark and blustery October evening, there was a lot of game and offal. With a little bit of bravado we tucked in and were really pleased.
The wine list was excellent - well priced and knowledgeably presented by charming and attentive staff.
Very close to Tower Bridge and slightly out of place considering the plethora of tourist attractions and S'arff London venues but a genuine find.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

My friend heard great things about this place and we had a birthday dinner here. Believe me when I say that EVERYTHING was great. The crab starter sounded strange on the menu but amazing on my tastebuds. The mains were delicious and the birthday cake was out of this world! The entire dining experience was enhanced by the wonderful service of the 2 waiters on the top level.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Something special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

I was taken to Magdalen's for a birthday lunch treat (my 50th birthday so a special one). I was a little anxious as the menu looked as if it could be a little challenging to my simple tastes but I was very pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere was very relaxed and peaceful, no noisey bustle you usually find in eateries around Tooley Street on a working lunch and the staff were very attentive and helpful. The menu was restrictive but as across our group we choice from most of the options - we can vouch that every choice was superburb and extremely tasty, I started with the butternut soup and then had the cheese and potatoe pie as my main really really lovely and a lovely experience. Would thoroughly recommend it for special treats and taking someone special for a quiet meal.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“1st class restaurant south of the river”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a great restaurant and each time we go we wonder if it will be as good as the last and it always is. It is a restaurant for Foodies. If you appreciate excellent food this is the place to go and enjoy your food it truly is a real experience. We have eaten there many times with friends and at lunch times with business clients, it truly is superb. Recommend the potted Devon crab and the braised hare and suet pie, french toast and don't forget the salted caramel chocolates

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Good food as usual”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Always a good place to take clients and friends, knowing that the food will be well cooked and presented.
The menu is different, just a little bit quirky and a pleasant change to normal London restaurant fare. French influenced but not too much. A safe bet for a decent lunch.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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