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“Great ambience for lunch!”
Review of The Springs

The Springs
Ranked #28 of 1,110 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A great mix of cuisine from all over the world. Fantastic menu!
Reviewed November 19, 2012

This is my third visit visit to The Springs, this time for a late lunch on a Monday. The food quality and presentation at The Springs is superb, arguably the best in London, but when this restaurant is full of diners it is unbearably noisy. My previous two visits were for dinner on weekends when the restaurant was very busy. This time there were only four other tables occupied and the dining experience was dramatically improved. Not only was the restaurant very quiet the ambience is very peaceful with sunshine streaming in through the large windows lining both sides of the building, perhaps reminiscent of its former life as a place of worship. A very pleasant experience. I will be returning again for lunch!

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

The Springs Restaurant is in an old converted church. It is nicely updated with lots of character from the original church. The lunch menu is reasonable for the quality and very tasty. The chef, Andrew, uses local seasonal fresh ingredients, and presents all the entrees with flare. The daily specials are a good choice.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

Large group of us went for lunch-everyone was impressed with the food. Some minor errors in the orders, but overall a good food experience. The burger was very good, salmon was excellent, spicy squash soup was very tasty. I would like to have tried the roast beef dip but it wasn't available that day. I'll try again next time!

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Thank Petvet069
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Stumbled across this gem of a restaurant which seems to be in a converted small church. The renovation is quite lovely. The greeter was not exactly welcoming but led us to a table - a lady with few words and not a "people" person at all. We weren't unique in our treatment!. And then we waited and waited - I was starving not having had lunch and a beer or a starter would have been great. Eventually - probably a ten minute or more wait - a very personable waiter arrived and efficiently took care of us. Food was great and extraordinarily well presented - we had lamb and beef with a lovely green salad between us. That with a couple of beers and a glass of cab sav plus tip came to about $115 for two. The primary issue for us was the incredible noise/din - the acoustics are not good. Clearly they have tried to do something about dampening the noise, but with little success. But if you don't mind that - and don't mind the underwhelming reception (and that may have been an off day!) and are not looking for a quiet romantic evening, then not bad - and the food is definitely a plus.

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Reviewed October 16, 2012

We visited The Springs as group of seven on a busy Friday evening.

We were greeted promptly and seated at our table quickly.

While the room was somewhat noisy as others have noted we were able to carry on conversations and our waiter made sure that everyone could hear specials and other information. He answered all questions regarding ingredients and assured one diner with a special dietary need that the kitchen would have no problems adjusting the ingredients.

The Caramelized Onion Soup was enjoyed by several in the group and was reported as excellent. The Sautéed Escargots were very good and the presentation was very nice. The Duck Salad appetiser and the Braised Rabbit appetiser were both reported as excellent.
All enjoyed the appetizers and reported them as some of the best they had enjoyed in some time.

As entrées, several diners had the perch special and reported that it was excellent. Nicely presented and very flavourful.

Two diners had the beef tenderloin and both were perfectly prepared and nicely presented. The tenderloin was very tender and moist. Very high marks given by both diners.

The Moroccan Lamb entre was also given high marks and the Espresso and Black Pepper Crusted Venison Loin was given very high marks and resulted in some sharing with others.
All agreed that the quality of all appetizers and entrées was very high and presentation was excellent.

The wine list has some very nice selections. The waiter was also able to separate the wine and food and split each bottle so that each diner paid 1/7th. Saved a great deal of calculating at the table and was much appreciated.

At the end of the meal the chef came around to various tables. While at ours he was happy to answer questions around sources of his food and his background. We enjoyed a somewhat lengthy conversation.

While the sound level when the room is busy may not be great for an intimate meal for two, it is not too loud for conversation. The quality of the food and service are well worth working with the sound level.

Highly recommended.

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Thank Dinsdale050
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