Choosing somewhere for a Christmas work 'do' is never easy, particularly when there are clashing personalities and food likes and dislikes. From the outside, The Star looks like any other London pub, but inside, most of the space that would usually be occupied by pint-holding regulars is occupied by decent sized tables plus some comfortable leather sofas. So, a good first impression. Like most gastropubs, the menu is chalked up on the wall and comprises typical seasonal produce with meat, fish and a few vegetarian options. A roast chestnut soup had a good depth of flavour but the portion size was a bit mean. A 'vegetarian board' arrived without the promised feta but with a substituted mini cheese on toast. The accompanying hummus and aubergine dip were adequate but the beetroot was heavily vinegared. Mains tried included a somewhat lukewarm battered haddock and chips with pea puree, some very small fillets of sea bass on greens with a mussel cream, a generously sized, tasty leek and ham pie and a well cooked steak. Wines started at around £10 for a house wine but with plenty of very drinkable wines on offer for less than £20. Overally, a nice space, average food and good for a 'do'.
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