All reader reviews by malc

The Lock

I discovered The Lock Dining Bar through the Telegraph restaurant promotion and have been back a couple of times in recent weeks.

I have not yet been disappointed. This restaurant is a gem and deserves to be better known and to attract destination diners.

I've only been at lunchtimes (its a bit too far to travel to from Herts in the evening) when the prix fixe offers an outstanding QPR. There's been a different menu each time I've visited and all starters and mains I've chosen have been of a high standard.

Service has been friendly but efficient.

I'm glad that I've discovered The Lock Dining Bar.It more than holds its own against more expensive restaurants in London. In my view the quality and VFM is more reminiscent of the best restaurants I've eaten at in France.

Saturday, March 17, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 10


I've had lunch at Inside half a dozen times over the past six months. Not once have I been disappointed by the food (simple, flavoursome and always perfectly executed cooking), service (friendly and efficient) or value.

The prix fixe lunch menu has offered choices of four starters, mains and sweets. Not being a large lunch eater I've never had a pudding.

Favourite firsts have been moules mariniere and chicken and lemongrass spicy spring rolls.

Excellent mains have included breast of guinea fowl. My favourite has to be the rib-eye steak; tender and cooked to medium-rare perfection, served with chunky chips and salad.

The waitress has told me that custom tends to be local. I live in Hertfordshire and believe that Inside is of such quality that it ranks as a destination restaurant.

In my experience of eating out , including Michelin 3 star establishments,it matches the QPR of my favourite restaurants in the UK and France.

Saturday, March 17, 2007
Overall rating 10 stars
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 9 | Value for money 10

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