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The English Restaurant
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Ranked #2,232 of 23,234 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $41
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Spitalfields
Description: English restaurant housed in seventeenth century building with authentic all-wood interior. Traditional recipes and cooking always and only from fresh ingredients with a chef's brigade of six.Open seven days for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Lively bar and live jazz music on Wednesday and Friday evenings.Hosting events and parties for up to eighty people and private dining in fully-panelled room for up to sixteen.Full drinks license, fine wines and draught beers at the bar.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stumbled across this restaurant close to Spitalfields Market on Sunday - in time for a late big breakfast. (on sale up until 1 pm). The staff were all good nature, helpful and fun. The place has a lovely atmosphere. The tea and coffee were excellent and the breakfast well cooked and plentiful. We will go back (the Sunday lunch, available after 1pm, looked lovely as well).

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1  Thank bootsmagee
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Lovely location to the side of Spitalfields with the Hawksmoor church at the end of the road. Pleasant ambience and the food we had was good quality. Perhaps contributory negligence on my part to ask for my sirloin well done, but a 45 minute wait was excessive. Perhaps they were rummaging around in the kitchen looking for a suitable microscope slide to mount it on !! I've read other reviews, this is a good restaurant that could be a great one with a bit of effort. They have a lot going for them.

1  Thank Lieutenant_Feraud
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

A friend fell over this restaurant/bar and what a nice discovery this was. It's not too busy so feels very intimate which on a Friday night in London is a miracle. We only stayed in the bar area which was very good - wine good value too. Service a bit slow, but a good find.

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1  Thank FionaLondon
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

We stumbled across The English Restaurant on the way back to Liverpool Street, and we are very pleased we did. The tables are cosy and private in the booths, the menu is classically English and there is a superb wine list, with many quality French wines. What a change this makes, especially in London!
The staff are attentive and nothing is too much trouble. Clearly the food is all freshly prepared and cooked, and for that, you dont mind a short wait. The food quality was simply superb, my beef fillet cooked to perfection, with very crispy potato chips and a generous salad.
Its not the cheapest restaurant around, but you pay for what you get, and it is London after all.
If you are ever near Spitalfields, you must make a visit!

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1  Thank Graham S
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This restaurant came recommended to me and I absolutely see why. I have read some reviews claiming the portions here are small. By comparison to what? I hadn't eaten since midday and the steak and chips I ordered was absolutely filling enough. The menu was great, the salmon or pork belly will be for me next time. The value is great too. £28 for 3 courses of quality food in an atmosphere like this in The City isn't easy to find. Whoever sources stock for the restaurant also deserves complimenting - the quality of the meat was excellent. The range of accompanying ales was also delightful. Fantastic attention from Tom and Hannah, who went above and beyond to provide warm conversation and personable service. Hannah's advice to order the steamed lemon pudding dessert was also well received! Go and try this place, it's a must-have. I will definitely be returning.

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1  Thank johnhay001
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