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Review of Strada - St Pauls - CLOSED

Strada - St Pauls
Price range: $46 - $51
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Food fantastic, really reasonable priced for London as well. All in all great and would go back! Just wish we had one locally!

Thank Nicola A
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

First time we have eaten at this restraint and it won't be the last. First class service, first class food and drink, ample quantities. Starters for two were olives, large prawn dish and meatball in Tom sauce starters, mains were seafood linguini and chicken and spaghetti and only room for one desert to share which had to be tiramisu,. The restaurant also took promotional vouchers making the meal very cheap. When we had paid the bill we were treated to a glass of lemoncello liqueur on the house.
Overall experience was superb and advise anyone looking for a great place to eat outside St. Paul's cathedral, to visit this establishment as your first choice. You won't be disappointed.
Tony manley and Jane Allan.

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Thank Jane A
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Having been to a number of other 'Italian' high street restaurants, Strada is by far the best we have visited. We were quickly seated and the ambience was perfect and cosy, with lovely low lighting, and a welcoming smell of food. We were pleased to see that there was very good quality cutlery and glassware (proper high-ball tumblers for soft drinks), and unusually, a luxurious linen-like paper serviette. Our order was taken quickly and served in no time at all, avoiding the sometimes awkward wait between drinks and the first course. We ordered a very fresh and appetising starter, and the quality of the main course was excellent and set Strada apart from other restaurants, with high standards of presentation and thoughtful touches. Throughout our meal, the service was attentive but discrete and waiting staff were always available. A useful addition to the restaurant would have been a coat stand, or cloak room area, as there wasn't a provision for coats and bags other than the window sill. Overall, a very satisfying experience, far more impressive than other people's offerings at a not too dissimilar price.

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Thank Chris W
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is chain restaurant that is situated at the very foot of the mighty St Pauls Cathedral in London. The ground rent alone for this site must be stratospheric so this is clearly a loss leader for the company. Saying that we simply didn’t expect too much when we found ourselves in the venue over the weekend. Which was very good because we sure as hell got that ! Basically if you want mediocre food that is served by lacklustre staff who are adept at making you feel that you are on a treadmill and they are miffed by your presence then please come here. We were seated on a table that wouldn’t fit a sparrow - which is always an issue for me as iam a big man (not fat - just big ok!). So when the two waters (we only asked for one) and a spare glass and a bottle coke arrived I started to get anxious. I mean I didn’t want to knock any thing over - did i? The shared tine of bread arrived and as we so hungry we devoured it. But we were no more past the first piece each when the mains arrived and was served by the monosyllabic waiter who didn’t understand our pleadings that we were still on our starters but wanted to force the plates on the scarce space on the tables (almost as if he simply wanted to get rid of us!). After we got through to him he grunted and dragged himself and our plates back to the salamander grill in the kitchen so they could dry out as we finished off the starters we had paid good money for ! No body cleared our plates for ages so we left with a empty plates - this is not an issue normally but for the fact that the tables were just so small - I started to put the glass ware on the floor - as a kind of single to the passing waiting staff. Still nothing. Then a surly member of the waiting staff came to give us our crucified mains. Risotto and something else (I cant remember as it was so bland!). a 50£ bill and the a new member of staff then appeared and thrust a feedback card into our hands with an eager hope. Some hope ! My recommendation is to go to the legendary Paternoster Chop House (which is just over the road in Paternoster Square or even Hush which is just round the corner.

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Thank Carl427
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We came to London on a busy weekend to see the Lord Mayor's Show and popped in here for a late lunch. They found us a table despite being very busy. View of St Paul's was lovely. Service was excellent. Food was very nice. Atmosphere very good.

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Thank Oxfordhappy
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