A friend brought me here as he loves it. It is unimposing from the street but you descend into a fabulous area clad in dark wood, decorated with retro movie/musical type memorabilia and with tables dressed traditionally with white linen.
We arrived at just gone 5 and there was only one other set of diners in the room, although the atmosphere exuded by the decor meant there was not the usual sensation of rattling around. My friend's brother joined us for a glass of wine and the staff were fine with having a non-diner at the table.
We decided to have the set menu, which (I think at around £15-16 for 2 courses and £17-18 for 3) is really good value for London, with three choices for starters and mains, and two for desert. I enjoyed mozarella and basil on a tomato jelly followed by cod with garlic broccoli. Portion sizes were small and there are no carbs included, although we had some good bread as an extra. The mini-meal meant we decided on a pudding, which turned out to be a large slab of moist and gewy chocolate brownie with ice-cream. So we left replete, with waistlines groaning far more than they would have done with two courses!
Our service was fine but we arrived when it was quiet. By the time we left, at around 7pm, it was packed, although our tables were cleared and bill sorted out without delay.