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Corner Room

4.4
214 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary British
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Under the direction of Head Chef Craig Johnson, Corner Room serves dishes of great quality at affordable prices. Located on the first floor of the Town Hall Hotel, the 30-cover restaurant contains an airy, light-filled dining room alongside a relaxed lounge area, both ideal for casual meals and drinks. Proving that more can be done with less, Craig's style of matching simple flavours with fantastic produce runs steadily throughout the menu. Bookings can be made by telephone or online, and walk-ins are welcome.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of operation

Brunch Sat-Sun: 11 am – 2 pm Dinner Sun-Wed: 6 pm - 9:30 pm Dinner Thu-Sat: 6 pm - 10:15 pm
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Phone number
020 8709 4525
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Public transit

3 minute walk to Cambridge Heath train station and 5 minute walk to Bethnal Green underground station
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Specials

Early evening dining £30

Three sharing plates and aperitif
From the Al a Carte menu

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: April 6, 2018

Ends: October 12, 2018

Availability: Fri-Sat 6:00PM-7:00PM

3 sharing plates with an aperitif: £30

From the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: February 8, 2018

Ends: October 12, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 6:00PM-9:30PM

What 214 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Friendly staff, small and cosy dining room, food was excellent, however portions are quite small, we had 6 plates to share and a desert afterward and did not feel full.

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2.0Dined on June 4, 2018

I had been to the Corner Room about a year ago, and I guess the management has changed since then because it was a completely different experience. Before they used to have wonderful cocktails, but this time around when I asked the waitress why the cocktails were not on the menu she gave me a reply that did not make any sense. She said "we do not have a bar tender, so we have to make the cocktails, if you don't mind, and that is why they are not in the menu". I was like, "what??". So, the menu had only two mains, fish and pork, which is fine, but when the time to order arrived the waitress announced the cod was finished, so the only choice left was pork. It was 8pm, how is it possible to finish all the fish my 8pm? Who ate it, given that the restaurant was not even full? The dessert was a disaster. It was supposed to be something like "grilled apricot and fig leaf ice cream". Well, the apricots were completely raw, maybe only a bit warm, certainly not grilled. And they were so sour they were not even edible. After we complained the waitress was kind enough to take the dessert out of the bill, but the overall experience was rather poor. And it is such a pity, it used to be a wonderful place.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great food. Small portions though, not really cheap. But food is good quality and tastes great.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Smaller plates meant that the four of us got to try a lot of interesting little morsels from the chef. Despite the focus being on having a few more small dishes instead of one or two larger ones, we all left feeling satisfied. Must say that the cherry/meringue dessert was a big hit and we had to order another bowl for the table as it vanished too quickly. The restaurant was decorated with some very impressive foliage as part of a special few weeks display. This really impressed us and made the meal quite memorable

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This is fast becoming my favourite restaurant in London. The quality of ingredients, presentation and balance of flavours is outstanding and the staff are delightful and very proud of their chef. It is obviously a very happy ship!

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Quaint restaurant hidden away in bethnal green in a retro art deco styled hotel.Very impressive

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We visited the Corner Room after a Sunday morning at Columbia Road market. The food we had was excellent, great ingredients and very well prepared. We had the brunch menu which was a little limited but everything we had was good. The Corner Room is a great find and we will definitely return

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Fantastic food!
We shared six of the small plates which, with desert, was adequate for the both of us. A great selection of creative and seasonal food beautifully presented.
Great personalised service from the whole team.
Would highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Excellent food and service, absolutely loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Delicious food

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1.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Pricey food in small portions. Wouldn’t go back :(

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Another fabulous evening at Corner Room - delicious tapas style dishes, perfect for a special occasion.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I booked the special offer of 20% off the brunch through opentable.co.uk, but was disappointed to see that it didn't appear on my bill. That said the bill was very reasonable anyway.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

I have been to the Corner Room on a few occasions, only ever with one other person. It is an intimate setting but does cater for groups although the acoustics are not great when there are a lot of people talking loudly. The food is exceptional and the service just at the right level of attentiveness. On my most recent visit the staff went out of their way to accommodate my friend’s requirement for dairy free and when her choice of wine wasn’t available gave her a complimentary glass of the best match (a more expensive option) as well as taking the price of my drink off the bill.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I wanted to love Corner Room (especially because I very much love the Typing Room), but actually, I only just liked it. Flavours across everything I tried were amazing - but detail around texture, less so. Linguine with crab tasted scrumptious, creamy, and fresh, but annoying pieces of shell grated against my teeth three or four times. In the same way, steak was flavoursome and well cooked, but gristly and fatty to the point of having leave a large portion of it (and yes, I know you're supposed to generally eat the fat, but not when chewing it in company becomes a visible effort). The star of the meal, absolutely stellar, was a creamy, crunchy, tangy and lush concoction which includes meringue and crème fraiche, and flavours of lemon and coffee. If you think these clash, the do indeed - beautifully and boldly. I could have eaten two portions of this. In summary: amazing flavours, but some eye to texture and detail (such as shells in the crab sauce) would make this place all around fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

This was our first time at Corner Room - we made a last minute booking and turned up 20 minutes later! The food was delicious and we shared a series of dishes between us. Fantastic, friendly service in a great setting. Plus we had booked a deal which was extremely good value!

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4.0Dined on March 5, 2018

We had dinner with a special offer of 3 courses + drink for £30 and it was really good value for money. The ambience is very pleasant, the service is good and the food is very good. All dishes are very-well designed and prepared with excellent ingredient. The style is modern with a Spanish touch. I will surely repeat the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was excellent. Mostly loved the decor though, small room with a few tables. Went when the sun was shining and the whole room lit up, quite a beautiful setting! The veggie breakfast was perfect, portion was good. The cornish crab benedict however could have been a bit bigger (perhaps accompanied with a small side salad or so). All in all fantastic brunch experience!

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3.0Dined on February 22, 2018

The food was tasty. The service was earnest, but our server barely spoke or understood English. This caused needless confusion, and an overcharge for a dessert that was supposed to be included in the prix fixe dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Lovely restaurant in a lovely hotel. Food great.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Enjoyed our time here, it’s a very nice hotel and the service was very good from the waiters, although the manager seemed a bit flaily. Had a really nice old fashioned, but they didn’t mix the second so it was really strong and then really sweet later.

Food was very tasty, tiny portions but I don’t like to over eat anyway!

Would come back.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic experience all round. Food was simply excellent. Will be heading back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

A tiny spot off the beaten path, the Corner Room delivers a warm intimate ambiance with delicious food and lovely service to back it up. The restaurant is a bit on the pricier side, however I would definitely say it was worth every penny. I enjoyed dinner with a girlfriend there. We opted to split three small plates, an entree and a side. It was the perfect amount of food. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Stunning food, great atmosphere. A strongly recommended cozy restaurant.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Very tasty interesting food, well prepared and presented. Well above average cooking.
Our only problem was we were the only ones in the restaurant all evening on. Thursday.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Took my husband for a birthday date, it was a Sunday night so quiet, but perfect night out. Delicious food, beautifully presented, very friendly service...will definitely return and would recommend.

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3.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Overpriced, small portions. Steak was not great quality for the price.

Culinary skills was good but not memorable. Servers were more interested at sitting at the welcome station rather than being present and attentive in the dining room

Shame as I’d love to find another regular restaurant locally

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best meals I've had in a long time - the ambiance is spot on and the food is superb. We ordered a variety of small dishes and struggled to pick one that was our favourite, they were all so good.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Dissapointing food, bland and poor value for money. I was told it was fully booked when I reserved and i couldn’t get a later table; when I left after dining the restaurant was under a quarter full with many empty tables

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing as always. Elegant and unexpected flavours. Nice ambience for a date or special occasion.

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2.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Sadly, we haven't been too impressed :( Visited on the 28th of December for dinner. Service was nice but slow. The drinks were already not the best, a flat glass of champagne that I had to ask to be replaced and a basic unadorned gin&tonic in a small tumbler.
The food sounded interesting, we tried the sirloin and a roast goose with grilled broccoli and potatoes on the side. Unfortunately the beef was way too fatty, the broccoli chewy, and none of the plates was anything special.
True, the restaurant is not a very expensive one, but based on the reviews and the style of menu we expected much more.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Had an excellent meal at The Corner Room! The menu is simple, concise and well priced. The food is unassumingly delicious. Everything that we had felt like it came out of a one-star kitchen. The service is attentive and friendly. Excellent spot for a first date.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Very nice restaurant. deserve to get a 5 score. food was perfect, empolyee was very kind

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Town Hall is rather a strange place - it feels more like an institution than a hotel and is very easy to get lost in. The Corner Room is as the name suggests, tucked away in a quiet corner of the first floor where at least two wedding receptions seemed to be going on in separate suites. (They didn't impinge on our evening at all.) We weren't sure what to expect as we'd chosen the restaurant mainly on the basis that it was near St John's Church where we were going to see a band. It was our lucky day - the food was exceptional. The menu changes daily, apparently, but we chose five sharing plates: Morecambe Bay prawns with 'monk's beard', cod cheeks with lemon and capers and a rich potato (and truffle?) purée, pressed pig's cheek with cuttlefish and chorizo, aged beef tartare with Jerusalem artichoke crisps and a Vacherin fondue with grilled cabbage leaves. It's also possible to have one of the sharing plates per person as a starter then have one of the four or five main courses on offer. I noticed these included rabbit Wellington. The sourdough bread was excellent - we ordered more out of pure greed. The service was warm and attentive. The restaurant is quite small so booking is probably essential unless you're eating very early (as we were). On the way out we bumped into an acquaintance from West London (like us) who had made the trip across town especially and was as impressed as we were by the food.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Pre event dinner at Corner Room. Really excellent food and very good service. Nice simple choices of food and wines. Dishes unusual in combination of ingredients but it all works extremely well. I would definitely go again if in the area.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

My husband has complicated dietary requirements and the lovely staff could not do enough to assist and make sure he was happy. When the dessert menu came and there was nothing on it he could have, they made special arrangements to find him something else so he was not left out. The food had some really interesting combinations. It was a really special evening and the staff were all outstanding.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Corner Room is a hidden gem in London’s up and coming Bethnal Green area. The food it exquisite and reasonably priced too and the service was excellent! Great for a special occasion and for small groups too. We would definitely dine there again and recommend it to others too.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Had a very nice meal at Corner Room, hadn't been since it first opened so it was a real treat! Great friendly service and delicious, fresh and interesting food. We shared five starters between two of us so got to try lots of things! Would highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Good and value for money restaurant. Good and efficient service too, recommended.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Such lovely food and great service. Lunch small plates are reasonable and sooooo delicious. Langostina and chicken liver mousse to name my favs.

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