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Magdalen

#968 of 17,702 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Southwark
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152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU, England
+44 20 7403 1342
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
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90 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for a business lunch and found a good environment for that. Tables reasonably well spaced and lots of fabric to reduce background noise for us deaf old guys. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was interesting, tasty and very decent value for money with a 2 course set meal for just £16.50. My host liked his crab... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times but the standard has dropped. While the food was average with high prices, the service was appalling. My coat was stolen and the staff were extremely unhelpful and showed no understanding or offered any resolution. Will never go back and feel very let down.

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2 Thank Marion B
Beckenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited with my Husband for an early Christmas Lunch and was unsure, after reading some of the reviews. On arrival at the restaurant, before we had even taken our coats off and sat down, we were asked whether we wanted water. We didn't know we had to hang our own coats up and felt that this should have been... More 

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manchester
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been before and had a knockout meal, about 18 months ago. Went again recently and it wasn't anywhere near as good. Nice menu, nice wine list, nice people looking after you and a nice dining room but the meal was just not up to the standard expected. I had venison which was leathery and took some chewing. Everything else... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined with a small group of friends in the downstairs L-shaped room. Ambience was pleasant, friends chatting on the other tables, the sound level facilitating conversation. Table setting was conventional and stylish. The menu has a selection of about ten starters, ten mains + one or two specials with a few of them left when we dined at 7... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the component parts of this place just don't quite stack up. the staff although attentive weren't really helpful - especially when asked for advice. the dishes are OK but not special when the venue promises something more. The dissonance this leaves you with causes a vague lack of fulfilment. the menu is good anglo/french fare - potted crab, soup, pheasant,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for some time and on the whole it was a tad disappointing. First things first - the menu and the food was very good especially the terrine and the fois grois pate. We also had a lovely welcome on arrival but that's the good stuff over with. We ordered pre dinner drinks... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Hosted a team Christmas lunch here for a small group. The restaurant had a reasonable menu, while not overly extensive it had sufficient choice for everyone to find something they wanted. Also a good wine list including some higher end reds with equally high end prices, but also some quality wines at more reasonable costs. The service was friendly and... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited for a late lunch with friends. Service was a little hit and miss by the young boys but friendly and relaxed. Had the roasted onion and Vacherin to start which was tasty but cold. Fish soup for main which was very tasty. Friends highly recommended the rump of beef to share. Venison was also declared a success. Shared a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This was our first visit here as local Londerners. Not disappointed at all. Food first. Two outstanding starters, one of monkfish liver, the other of potted devon crab. Both so full of flavour. Our main courses comprised smoked haddock in a very well cooked sauce, fish stew (again above the norm), yorkshire reared pheasant breasts with excellent veg. and an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 82
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TU, England
  • Public Transportation: London Bridge
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Southwark
  • Neighbourhood: Southwark
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7403 1342
Description
This is open to the general public and is a real find and needs to be reviewed so people are aware of it

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Southwark
Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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