I met up with my old uni mate Tazza before Christmas, we had left it late to organize so most places up in the city were booked up. Tazza however managed to get a table at "the Wall" as she uses it a fair bit for work. It has to be said that from the street it does look rather unpreposessing, a subtle mix of estate pub and fall out shelter. However inside is certainly more attractive, still a bit utilitarian but you get the impression this is set up mainly as a bar.
We had a little mix up with our booking but it was sorted out and they led us to a table upstairs. The menu was pub grub 101, tazza had fish & chips whilst I went for scampi. The food was fine, decent portions, nicely presented but nothing spectacular. The service was prompt and friendly which was nice to see. The prices were reasonable and certainly cheaper than a lot of places up in this part of London. It was quite amusing to see a couple of managers walking around in headsets, very CTU I half expected Jack Bauer to pop up. Mind you if it does turn into a lively bar come 5:30 I imagine it is necessary to manage the hordes of city girls and boys. All in all I had a nice lunch and a nice catch up.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Food 6 | Service 7 | Atmosphere 6 | Value for money 7