The Angel & Crown

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Jay Rayner

Sunday, June 03, 2012 - A venison pie was all right, and I liked the way the crust was supported by a sawn-off length of bone. The cooking of lamb rump was adequate, though the lovely Jersey Royals were beyond crushed. A chocolate parfait and a cream-bulked banoffee pie were so uniform as to make me wonder whether they had been bought in. (I was assured not.)...Right now the Angel & Crown is one of the better choices on St Martin's Lane. But that really is damning it with faint praise.

This Is London

This Is London - 2/5

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - First impressions were good. The layout recalls the French House, only with more space. Downstairs it's all dark walls and taxidermy, speciality beers and post-ironic bar snacks: roast bone marrow, pickled eggs. It's cosy, and will be cosier still once the spanking newness has been scuffed off...But, oh dear, this place has none of St John's subtlety or inventiveness. The duck livers in my starter were soft and sanguinary but served on a wodge of sappingly bland white toast. Mackerel pate tasted supermarket-y. A decent slice of black pudding came with an egg that had been coddled solid, and imperceptible tarragon. A terribly oversalted pig's head terrine was a foretaste of what was to come.

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We hired the first floor dining room at the Angel and Crown for our work Christmas lunch.. the service from the moment we arrived to when we left was exceptional, really great staff and very attentive. The food was hot and plenty of it (we were a party of 22 with 17 guys and 5 girls) so they eat quite a bit, everything was superb. Would definately return and recommend.
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Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Friday, December 20, 2013

Friendly atmosphere, friendly staff and tasty food.
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Overall rating 8 stars
Food 7 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 8 | Value for money 9
Thursday, December 19, 2013

We hold an 'Old Farts' Christmas get-together every year for journalists who have worked in the past for an American network. Gradually, through the years the numbers have grown with folk flying in from the US as well as coming from all over the UK and Europe. This year we were 32 and we booked, for the first time at the Angel and Crown. And boy, did they do us proud. Because of the unfortunate death of Nelson Mandela we had two or three sudden cancellations, which was graciously accepted by the events manager. The general vote at the end of the afternoon was that this was the 'best ever' time, and 'can we come here again next year'.

Food was excellent. Staff were helpful and courteous, beer was good and we all loved the open fire. A really good day. Thankyou.
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ken ludlow
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Friday, December 13, 2013

The Angel & Crown hosted our works Christmas Party and i can only say that it was perfect from start to finish. The booking process was really easy and they went out of their way to accommodate any request that we had. We ordered bowl food (slow roast lamb, fish pie and apple crumble) which were all really nice. We also ordered bacon and sausage sanwiches for later on in the evening which really went down well. The staff couldnt do enough for us. The room (we took over the dining room on the first floor) was great and had its own bar so was perfect for keeping everyone together. The location is great for watching the world go by plus the public bar downstairs was buzzing so that added to the atmosphere. I would highly recommend the Angel & Crown for an event as the food, staff and ambience is superb. Many thanks to all for a great evening.
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Lucy Lawson
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10
Monday, December 09, 2013

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