1 Lombard Street Brasserie

1 Lombard Street, Bank, London, EC3V 9AA - View on a map
Telephone: 020 7929 6611

1 Lombard Street Brasserie Restaurant In London
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Overall 4.3
Food 6.0
Service 4.0
Atmosphere 4.0
Value 3.0
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A friend and I decided to try 1 Lombard Street for breakfast this morning and were left feeling underwhelmed and undervalued.

Firstly, a few positives: Nice decor, good location, friendly enough staff

Secondly, the negatives: Despite being first in the building we were shown to the worst table with waiters and staff constantly bustling past. We asked to move but were told it was the only table available. When we had finished our meal and left the restaurant it was still less than half full.

Given the restaurant was empty for the first twenty minutes the service from the eight-or-so staff was slow and inattentive. The food was acceptable but nothing spectacular and the servings small. Having asked for the bill twice it took over ten minutes to arrive (for a city breakfast spot is really not good enough).

Overall we felt underwhelmed, undervalued, and that this establishment could do so much better.

We will certainly not be rushing back.
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Overall rating 4 stars
Food 6 | Service 4 | Atmosphere 4 | Value for money 3
Thursday, October 10, 2013

This place should be great, but it didn't quite make it. Let start with the positives. Lovely interior. Nicely spaced seating where you could talk privately. Our waitress was excellent. Knowledgeable, friendly, attentive. She was also very good at talking through the wine list so we did not have to suffer some snotty sommelier. The wines she suggested were all good

Starter was a passable crab, avocado salad with a novel blob of Bloody Mary sorbet balanced on top. Not bad. My colleagues had asparagus with a soft poached duck egg. Lovely

Now the huge downer. My main course was roasted cod. This cod was not roasted, it was incinerated. Over-cooked, dry and tasteless and, given the price, meanly proportioned.

In summary I think this is an attractive restaurant, very pricey, friendly professional staff but not a totally convincing experience.
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Warthog
Overall rating 7 stars
Food 6 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 7 | Value for money 4
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

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