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“Tasting menu, four year anniversary”
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1701
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Reviewed March 14, 2014

My fiancée and I, who both eat kosher and have experienced Jewish food from all corners of the earth had dinner here on a weeknight. Having previously been once before we decided to go for the tasting menu (seven courses) with the accompanying wine flight (7x150ml glasses, 1ltr of wine per person). This costs £240. We don’t 'fine dine' but we did that night and it was worth it. Entirely.

I don’t want to ruin the surprise of anyone who goes for the tasting menu. Suffice to say that every bit of meat or fish that was served was full of flavour and cooked very well. In one dish’s there were one too many complementing flavours but the others were absolutely spot on. The presentation was excellent and each course was perfectly pitched such that we were satiated by the end and there were no conflicting or lingering tastes crossing over from each course.

Before going to the restaurant I had glanced at the wine list and was going to go for one of their low reds. I am glad we didn’t. The wines provided on the night were eye opening. For me, there is red wine and dessert wine with nothing in between but all four of the white wines we were served very good, with perhaps one being slightly behind the other three. Certainly if you go for the tasting menu don’t skimp on the wine and take the flight.

Finally, service. Diligent and accommodating. Our water glasses were never empty and the maître de was always happy to clarify about the dishes and the wine. He was more than happy to write down all seven wines (they differed slightly from the original menu) that we had and suggested others.

The tasting menu was a one off experience which will linger but I will definitely be back for the a la carte.

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Thank flevy101_10a
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Surprisingly excellent. Interesting recipes, really good Kosher food that tastes familiar but different and very good!
Subtle smart decor, welcoming and service with a smile.
Will return

1  Thank Robertn12
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Finding a fairly prices kosher restourant outside israel and the US, while keeping a intimate atmpsphere and delicious food is never easy. 1701 is definitively my top-of-the list place in Europe.
The food is simply terrific and the waiters are balanced between the service and the intimacy.
The location, on the side of one of the oldest synagogue in London is quite interesting, while keeping the restaurant out of sight of the passer-by. If you found it, you love it!
It is not cheap but, well, it's worth the price till the last penny. If you want to have a full experience don't plan to spend less then 50 pounds but, you will regret you haven't tried it because of budget contraints.

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1  Thank emarascalchi
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This restaurant is located in a pleasant terrace next to a historic synagogue. It serves first-rate cooking of diverse dishes from around the world, specialising in Jewish specialities in high gastronomic form. Service is nice and professional making one feel comfortable. A very enjoyable dining experience for anyone in the heart of old London. Suitable also for a romantic occasion!

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Thank Aldro
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The surroundings really do help - amazing to be next to a 300 year old synagogue. Food was superb and is different then anything available elsewhere. Service and attention to detail were all top notch. In all very highly recommended.

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1  Thank 35,105
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