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“Lovely experience at difficult time.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Strada - Blackheath

Strada - Blackheath
5 Lee Street, Blackheath, London SE3 9RQ, England
0871 0750999
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Ranked #4,572 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $47 - $62
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Surrounded by quaint boutique shops in the heart of Blackheath village, Strada is a stylish and modern Italian restaurant serving straightforward and freshly prepared dishes full of flavour. One of the many contemporary Italian restaurants that can be enjoyed throughout the country's high streets, Strada in Blackheath is divided throughout two floors and features an opening glass front, inspiring a bright and beautiful dining experience. This chic interior design is complemented by the irresistible menus of traditional Italian favourites. You can enjoy hand stretched pizzas, fresh pastas and risotto, as well as grilled meat and fish dishes.
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely experience at difficult time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited here before an important hospital appointment. It was early lunchtime, just after midday, with just one other person seated. Service from beginning to end was very attentive. My husband chose seafood pasta for his main course and he commented that he'd once had the dish in Aldo Zilli's restaurant in Soho about 15 years ago. He was told it was Zilli's signature dish at the time and this Strada version was the best he'd had since then. Just about sums up our whole experience. Thank you very much Strada.

Visited January 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Pretty good for a high street multiple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our 2nd trip to this one in 4 weeks. Very good experience both times.
Nestled in the quaint Blackheath village and close to local transport hubs, it has a lovely ambience. It is on the smallish side though, and fills up quiclky; so I would recommend going there early. We were very well looked after as we had gone early (6pm). Monica was in-charge last night and the service was spot-on.
I would recommend the Gamberoni for a starter or the Funghi al forno if you want vegetarian. For mains, the Pollo milanese used to be fabulous but no longer--they have gone and changed it slightly and you only get some spaghetti with your chicken. I would suggest the chargrilled chicken with mushrooms instead- you can ask for fries instead of the rosemary potatoes and they will happily oblige. As to their pizzas, I am afraid we have not tried any and so cannot report on them. To finish--the limoncello dessert is very good as are the chocolate fondant and the affogato.
We have been to Strada restaurants in Bath and Central London but unfortunately our experiences there have been less than good as regards the service. And hence, these 2 recent visits to the Blackheath restaurant have been in stark contrast, and worthy of flagging up and reviewing.

  • Visited December 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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“Service was non existent so left”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Went for an early dinner with our son. Arrived at 530, one other table, three waiters- didn't start well, no real welcome, then waited more than 10mins for a drink whilst one waiter was sitting reading, another was on the phone chatting and the third was stacking the fridge with soft drinks.

Tried calling the waiters - one saw us and told the other waiter who then ignored us.

We gave up and left explaining why- and that I'd be emailing Strada to complain- no apology and the other waiter was still chatting on the phone.

Really disappointing!

Went to Cafe Rouge- great service and had a lovely evening.

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Really good for a quick lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Nice place conveniently located just a minute walk away from Blackheath train station. The staff apparently are all Italian which is nice. They are all very friendly and helpful. Loved the pizza there. Wish they had a bigger selection though. The other dishes were just ok. Would go back especially for some of the 10 pound lunch deals.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Not that great....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

In our opinion there are lots of better places. It's ok but not really for me and my wife... Shame as it could do much much better

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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