Permanently Closed - 28-50 Fetter Lane

4.3
549 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
This restaurant is permanently closed. 28°-50° Fetter Lane
Located in the heart of London’s legal district, 28°-50° Fetter Lane is the answer for those who are looking for a relaxed yet vibrant dining experience. Guided by a team of sommeliers, 28°-50° Fetter Lane has one of the most unique wine lists in London, featuring a range of 15 red and 15 white wines by the glass, carafe or bottle. Our collector's list showcases fine wines from private collectors, offering our guests a chance to discover more unusual and mature wines at their peak – some of which are rarely seen in other restaurants. There are two private dining spaces at 28°-50° ’s Fetter Lane and for larger groups the restaurant is available for private use. The Library is an intimate room perfect for a small business or a family lunch or dinner and can accommodate a maximum of six guests. The Case is ideal for larger groups and can accommodate up to 12 guests for a sit down meal or 20 guests for a standing canapé reception.
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AzizA
London
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Generally fine - attentive service, food was well-presented and delicious. They should go easy on the salt though, particularly with the fries.

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expat8068
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was a business lunch and they got us in and out with no drama or issues. The food is always inventive and paired with the right wine or other beverages. Great place to explore some wine pairings.

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Rhea
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cosy, rustic wine bar. Great wine, however small portion sizes when it comes to the food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lekker gegeten, vriendelijke bediening. Minountje was dat de champagne niet koud genoeg was en daar wisten ze niet direct een oplossing voor te bieden. Het ijslands lam was mals en perfect klaargemaakt.

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SeattleFella
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I found this place to be a bit loud for a weeknight. The food was enjoyable and the wine was decent enough. I found that I enjoyed Noble Rot much more for a similar style place.

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Lordrogg
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been here several times now - always friendly without being obtrusive, good food, pleasant ambience.

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BruceF
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant lunch in you are in the City - reasonable prices, good food and wine and service

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mack1
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant, really excellent, food was so good, we were delighted

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Goggy
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met up with friends and went to the Fetter Lane branch. I had bought some fish to eat the following day and they put it in their fridge for me. All waiters were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Two of us had cod which was perfectly cooked, the other teo burgers which were also very good. The wine recommendations were matching very well. Can fully recommend this restaurant. We will go back and so are our friends.

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vipDomN
London
31 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gen of find. Hidden away at basement level only, but really nice overall experience in an area where they’re really aren’t many restaurants.

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vipCosmickitten
London
40 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Food excellent, slightly cold in the venue but that may be because it was a really cold night. Only slight bugbear was the attitude of one of the waitresses who I think is the lead waitress. She was offkey with my questions and I felt that I was an intrusion on her time when in fact all I was asking was directions to the bathroom. It wasn't as if the restaurant was full either. Otherwise a good evening.

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MartynE
Cheshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find. i cant say enough as to how much we enjoyed all aspects of your visit. Atmosphere food service and staff were all excellent.

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vipAnneMarie
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !

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PiviM
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were very happy with our choice of restaurant - we wanted a leisurely dining experience near our hotel after a long day of travelling. The food was very good, the rib-eye steak even fantastic, there was a good selection of wines. Service was friendly enough. Good value for money if You are in the neighbourhood.

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vipNick
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal and terrific choice of wines. Great private dining area for our group of 10.

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Thea
London
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Must visit for wine lovers. Went to 28-50 to celebrate my birthday with friends. Great wines, fantastic food and service. Wine list is regularly kept up to date, meaning every time you go is another excitement.

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Kallie
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Cozy and nice ambient to meet friends and chat. Extended wine list but poor menu. We ordered a cheese platter with our wine - was tasty but tiny... I think needs improvement.
Overall it was ok and I would like to visit the other stores.

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jlindahouse
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant offering a simple but great choice of foods. Wine was great and a good deals are on offer, good venue for business lunches and dinners. Great ambiance.

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Iain
London
89 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, bistro style, interesting and lovely wine choices (and although we didn't try it, a Monday option of Bring Your Own). Despite being a basement open space, felt intimate. Easy for conversation without overhearing others or being overheard.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place, busy but still quiet enough to have a conversation. Good food with friendly and helpful staff.

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Love2dine
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The offer was a good one. The service was really nice the only thing that I would say is that the tables were too close together

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vipElla
London
33 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fabulous selection of wine. So flexible half of the table went for the set menu and the other half order from evening menu with ease.

Waitress was attentive, personable and very knowledgeable.

Highly recommend 28-50

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Nice atmosphere, great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem. Loved it and the wine was brilliant. It is tucked away on fetter Lane in the city and when you walk through the entrance and down the stairs, it will surprise you as to how nice the ambiance is there. I was very pleased with the snacks, starters, mains, desserts and the whiskey I had at the end. Service was brilliant and staff were attentive.

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SH01
Manchester
35 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food, excellent wine list, will return.

Perfect spot for a business lunch.

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JennyC
London
35 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was most impressed that they immediately knew about my very special dietary requirements and catered for them superbly. Food is presented beautifully and it is very fresh. The choice of wine by glass and size of glsss is exceptional. It is a little haven of sophistication yet friendly warmth in Fetter Lane. I love it.

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ChloeT
London
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2017
Overall4food3service2ambience3

We eat in the city a lot for corporate lunches and I don't think this restaurant is good value. I thought the service was slow and the staff were not attentive. Two of us had wine and they waiter didn't ask if the other guests dining wanted something else to drink, we had to prompt this. We had the salmon off the special menu and it was a small portion and expensive for what it was. Unfortunately we would not come back to this restaurant as it didn't wow us enough. The food was very nice but not good value for money and the service needs improving.

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alexc
London
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Business lunch. We all ended up opting for the set menu. Food came quickly and was cooked as ordered. Espresso was good to round off. No complaints

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Food was excellent, the staff charming and the atmosphere a delight after a very busy morning.
I had a great chicken dish which was attractively served and my guests had the risotto and a steak dish.

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666wy
London
33 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little gem ! Tucked away in the basement of a fairly anonymous building at the Fleet St end of Fetter Lane it would be easy to miss this. But you'd be missing a treat.
Excellent menu choices at fairly reasonable prices on the a la carte - and the fixed price lunch menu is extremely good value.
Very interesting wine list.
Pleasant bistro-type seating makes for a pleasant ambience.
I'll be going back for sure !

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CAHP
London
67 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was a nice venue for a working lunch, close to many city firms, with perfectly good food and wine, but nothing particularly memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here and mostly chose from the special lunch menu which was very good value and delicious. Staff were very friendly and without being overly-attentive. Highly recommended (especially the steak and the Dover sole!)

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TimB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Ever reliable, Virv and the team make you feel very welcome. Interesting and varied wine list, good food, excellent value set lunch option, and always a positive and busy hum.

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Pepik
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French bistro style food in a warm setting that is a great match for their huge and varied wine list. I've been going for years and it never misses a beat.

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Fussy
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent food and service and a busy atmosphere. Perfect for lunch (have never been for dinner).

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Phil
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant, had their early meal deal that was very good value, no rush, pleasant rustic atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was excellent.

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LSE1
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Having enjoyed other 28-50 locations we were were keen to try this one in Fetter Lane. Service not great despite it being an early booking during a quiet lunchtime. We were shocked when server came back to us asking for cash as they'd put wrong amount through on credit card. Not what you want at a business lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Having been to their other locations, 28-50 Fetter Lane doesn't disappoint. The wine list was excellent and we had superior service.

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Mikhail
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife and I came here for a quick pre-theatre bite.

The personnel was very attentive - they noted that we wanted to eat quickly and helped make our choices accordingly. When my nicer half asked for more chutney for a cheese platter, it didn't cause any problems.

The food was very good. I liked the cheese platter and my burger was up to high standards. We ordered young and inexpensive wines by glass but you can have pricier options.

We liked the ambience - wooden tables, quiet conversations, candles on the tables. Shame we had to leave quickly to catch the show (about 12 minutes walk to Royal Opera House).

We will definitely come again for a proper romantic dinner.

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Permanently Closed - 28-50 Fetter Lane is rated 4.3 stars by 549 OpenTable diners.