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113 Restaurant and Bar
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Ranked #8,493 of 23,877 Restaurants in London
Price range: $17 - $24
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Holborn
Description: 113 Restaurant & Bar is a hidden gem inside the iconic Law Society building in Chancery Lane. Headed up by award-winning Chef Ranjit Salian, the seasonal menu features British classics cooked with a contemporary twist. Our kitchen opens exclusively for lunch, but group platters are available in the evenings upon preorder. The juxtaposition of the restaurant's modern furnishings inside an early 19th century building help 113 Restaurant & Bar stand out even more. The decor is sleek, with an elegant finish and a relaxing atmosphere. The venue also hosts a number of events including the popular Dawat evening, which is inspired by Ranjit's heritage and upbringing in Mumbai. The traditional menu is inspired on family recipes, as well as other regional dishes from India. 113 Restaurant & Bar is one of the capital's best kept secrets - it's the ideal place for those who want quality British food in beautiful surroundings.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

This restaurant is located in the Law Society building on Chancery Lane and was, until recently called "Six Clerks Restaurant & Bar". It has been modernised with a resulting change in menu and increase in prices. The modernisation is a pity in my opinion, give the history of the location, somethings should be retained historically. It is now just another modern restaurant and not somewhere that I would rush to. The staff were friendly enough and attentive but the food was uninspiring and did not live up to expecations. We visited on the occasion of our daughter being accepted into the Law Society as a qualified lawyer so it was a bit of a celebratory lunch. We had a starter and a main each plus a bottle of wine and the total bill was £84 including the tip. Our starters consisted of 1) Bay Potted Shrimp 2) Soft Rabbit Terrine 3) Black Pudding Scotch Egg. The Rabbit Terrine was the best of the lot; the Black Pudding Scotch Egg was dissappointing due to the very processed texture of the Black Pudding, which was a pity as it surrounded a beautifully cooked egg with a lovely, creamy, soft yoke, very unusual for a Scotch Egg as the yoke tends to be hard. If only the Black Pudding had been more crumbly it would have been fantastic. The Potted Shrimp was not great, far too much clarified butter and not enough Shrimp. For the mains we had 1) Lambs Liver - very good, the best main 2) 2 x Blue Cheese Tart - these were awful; they were not tarts just a small portion of blue cheese and other bits and bobs plonked on top of a pastry crust, there was no substance to the dish and the side salad garnish did little to provide sustenance. I'm sorry to say that I would not rush back.

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Joanna H, Guest Relations Manager at 113 Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Thank you for choosing to join us for lunch following your daughters admissions ceremony.

As you noticed the Restaurant underwent a cosmetic refurbishment at the end of 2012 which we hope has maintained the high standard of furnishing you would expect from a central London restaurant whilst being sympathetic to the historical context of the building.

At £84 for 3 people for 2 courses including wine and service, we feel our prices match or undercut many of our local competitors whilst not compromising on the quality of food and service we know our customers have come to expect. Our Daily British Classics menu has been specifically crafted to allow guests to enjoy a quick and delicious 2 course meal for £13.50.

I do hope we get the chance to serve you again if you choose to revisit- we really appreciate your feedback and would love to change your opinion to delighted.

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