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“The outside space sells it....” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Number 49

Number 49
Ranked #16,670 of 22,202 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: International
Neighborhood: Whitechapel
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Whitechapel
Worplesdon
Level Contributor
147 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“The outside space sells it....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

I am a frequent visistor in warm weather as one of the very few outside spaces in the City. Early booking essential if you would like to sit outside - a real suntrap. The wine list is very good and reasonably priced for the City. The menu is not huge but the food available is generally consistently good. Ate there yesterday and had the lamb burger which was very tasty...although rather huge. When the 'garden' is open the staff are generally rushed off their feet as it is always packed and sometimes it's hard to get their attention (a bowl of chips didn't materialise until about 20 minutes after our food had been served). Would definitely recommend for business lunch...also good for after works drinks if good weather...the interior is pleasant enough too.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Londonderry, Vermont
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unpleasant experience in a pleasant restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

My only visit to Number 49 was a very recent lunch. On arrival I discussed with a helpful member of staff that I have gluten allergy and we agreed that one of their home made beef burgers with salad would be the right choice for me. It wasn't. The burger was certainly home made and tasty but it wasn't gluten free and it has ruined the rest of my day. Anyone who has ever had gastroenteritis understands what I mean...
Number 49 is a stylish and upmarket restaurant with a great choice of food and drinks and I'm sure that less fussy eaters have a great time here but I certainly won't be going back ever.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
508 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
“More of a drinking place rather than an eating one.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2012

The service is very good and the staff get to know the customers which is nice.

There's a good range of drinks but is a little limited on lagers. These seem to change often. Some they get are quite nice, some not but hey that's subjective. The window seat (1 off) is the place to get, it's quite popular if you can get it.

As for the restaurant menu, there are some good dishes but the prices are what the rating reflects. It's quite costly for a lunch.

Do like the place though.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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