Allegra

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Modern European
Following the success of the legendary Chiltern Firehouse, Allegra is the latest collaboration between London property developer, Harry Handelsman and Irish chef, Patrick Powell.

Set across the seventh floor of The Stratford – an extraordinary double-cantilevered tower of loft apartments, sky gardens, bars and a design hotel - Allegra is an east London restaurant blending modern European cuisine with authentic hospitality. The menu displays a strong seasonal influence based on twice-weekly produce from our organic farm just 40 minutes away.

Overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Allegra flows into the remarkable “Highline”, offering intimate dining space on the terrace amongst an elevated meadow of wild flowers, cedar pathways with a grill and fire pit.

Designed by Space Copenhagen, the duo behind the legendary NOMA, Allegra offers a high-end dining experience stripped of pretension and alive with intrigue.

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What 42 People Are Saying
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C
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely meal. The whole atmosphere was friendly and comfortable but it still felt special. Every course was perfect and the wine list was excellent. The service was attentive but not overbearing.

TK
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, impeccable service, helpful sommelier.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A new restaurant so was still a little quiet, would have liked a couple more choices on the menu nevertheless food was very good although a touch pricey for the area.

I will be back with friends the end of the month !

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good Plaice dish. Excellent quality of produce. Nice cooking

JH
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely environment to dine in and the quality and presentation of the food was excellent. The weekend lunch menu needs a bit more variety or perhaps have an a la carte option also. Desserts on this menu were quite limited and niche. Excellent drinks menu especially the beer choices.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. Could not fault one single thing. The food was incredible, the service was exquisite. Staff were jus so lovely, could have stayed all night! Didn't want to leave. 100% will be returning!

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great new upmarket joint that stands out from the Stratford restaurant community.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time
Conor was amazing

MS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The service was so poor. They did a mistake with our food. It took 1 hour to be served after the first course, despite asking about the status to three waiters we were ignore.

Towards the end of the main meal we were never asked if we wanted desert or coffee. At that point I gave up I just order the bill and rightly so refused to pay service charge.

K
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

went early on in its life - nice food - think it will be fabulous when the days are longer and you can sit outside and enjoy the garden and the views (indoor bar area is small and slightly uncomfortable

MV
London
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really impressed with our first visit here. The good was delicious and given that it has only recently opened the service was very slick, all their staff were on top of their game. We will definitely go back when the roof terrace has opened. It's great to have something of this quality in East London.

AL
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allegra was amazing! It was close to, if not, the best meal we have had in London to date! Will most definitely be back. Venue is lovely too!

O
London
65 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could have asked for a better evening! Staff friendly and attentive. The food was to die for, not what I was expecting at all having lived in the area for over 20 years and to finally have real food.
Minor decor issues and finishing touches, this though is through out the hotel. Lacks pride. Unlike the food we were served this evening it’s showed skill and pride in every dish, even the accompaniments to the the bread and decor of the puddings. We will be back...

PA
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A high end experience in East London, the staff are welcoming and friendly and the restaurant would not be out of place in the West End or NYC. The pricing also reflects the quality on offer and level of service, happy to recommend and will certainly return.

MO
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Conrad and the team are settling in nicely. Achill Oysters truly amazing. Thanks.

HL
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Fantastic service! Wonderful atmosphere and you can actually hear each other which is rare in London restaurants. Food was absolutely delicious. Only mild feedback is that portions are on the small side.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here and it was even more impressive than the previous.
From the moment we entered the restaurant we were so well looked after. Our lovely waitress was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu, she definitely helped us with our menu choices. The food was exceptional! The choux buns with chicken liver pate were amazing, as were the beetroot and blue cheese snacks. For starters I had the chicken wings and dumplings, this dish was so satisfying, for main course I had the suckling pig, again delicious. The sides of potatoes, mushrooms and salad leaves were all just perfection. The dressing on the salad was mouth tingling. We followed up with a cheese selection and four of the deserts to share. My favourite being the baked custard, not overly sweet just lovely. And finally salted caramel chocolates. The perfect finish to the perfect meal.
Also cant forget the cocktails again delicious!
Thank you.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fine environment, very quiet, perfect for a couple or friend dinner. The space is bright. Very nice food.
Best dish: pork.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was world class, and unbelievable value for money.
Taste, flavours and menu choice perfect!
A truly amazing lunch, can’t wait to come back for dinner.
Truly an amazing experience, highly recommended.

RM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience5

We are fine dining lovers and we've tried beetroot tartar, scallops, baked artichokes, veal and apple tartine. The best dish was the veal. It was close to what the fine dining dishes are about. The rest did not stand out. neither the taste nor the ingredients. I would definitely come back as the ambience is pleasant but would not expect exclusivity. No doubt that it's the best restaurant in East London. Worth a try!

T
London
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault food or service, would definitely return.

GC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great! Super quick service and very friendly.

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal.
Can’t fault it. Every course was beautifully presented and the flavours were outstanding.
The restaurant is very well staffed and were eager to please.
I would recommend this restaurant - we had a drink in the bar below (at street level) but wish we had used the bar at Allegra instead.

ST
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have a place like this in Stratford. Modern, slick interior with a great rooftop bar for when it's not raining. Really good service topped off with some great food.

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location ambience. Super staff.

p
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Allegra was amazing- from the profiterole filled with chicken liver mousse to the lamb neck stew that was fork tender- really great. The service was charming and friendly, and there were some great wines on the list at reasonable prices. The only weird thing about it was that they keep the curtains closed so you don't get to see out the windows.

GG
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service! Servers were very attentive. I had the Weekend Lunch menu, which was great value for money. Food was great too! Custard tart was delish! Would definitely go back and recommend

MC
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for 2 at Allegra. The food was generally very tasty and we'll prepared. The staff were great and very attentive.

Overall a very enjoyable experience at this new restaurant. The only downside is the menu was not great value for money in my opinion compared with other places we have been to recently. Although I won't be in a rush to return for dinner, I'm certainly happy to return for the great cocktails.

r
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Crab starter too sweet. Mains too small. Left hungry.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exquisite seasonal and sustainable menu in a uniquely serene and tastefully curated setting

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great as well! Great venue for a special occasion!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service
Tasting menu and wine pairing

S
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Very welcoming place. Had a really fun night

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Dreadful experience. Food portions are perhaps the smallest I have ever encountered anywhere. We had a starter each, bread (which they charge for) main and two desserts each. Had to have beans on toast when I got home.
The soda bread was probably the best part of the meal. Onion soup was tasty but the quantity was so misjudged for the price charged.
Roast chicken for 2 people is a joke.
The image conjures up hearty warming food.
A wonderful bronzed bird was paraded at the table and then whisked away. The plated meat cannot surely be from the same animal as it was bland and coated in sticky paste like mushrooms.
Despite the menu claiming you get a whole roast chicken they in fact serve you only the breast. What a con.
The accompanying sides were again insubstantial with potatoes advertised as roasted in fact hard and more boiled in texture.
Out of 200 odd venues I have been to in London this is by far one of the most disappointing and overpriced.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, great wine recommendation from the Somm (Luigi), and every dish was prepared well. Perfectly cooked steak!

D
London
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We visited Allegra for a Sunday lunch the first weekend they were open so the restaurant was very quiet, one of only three parties dining there. The decor is beautiful and the outside terrace will be lovely in the summer with great views over the Olympic Park.
The starters were very tasty but slightly confusing as to how to order and what you were getting. The main courses (one lamb and one plaice) were both perfect but a side salad or vegetables were an extra costs outside of the set lunch price.
Desert choices quite limited and cheese plate is, again, an additional cost. Staff very attentive and helpful.

MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic dining experience here last night. High praise for the all the staff. The food was delicious! Great night in a beautiful restaurant.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were lucky to get a table on Allegra’s second night. The attention to detail in the team’s preparation is impressive - including the beautiful unique glasses and porcelain butter knives. And the food sourcing, including references to their own farm and local suppliers is heart warming.
You can tell that this is going to be a great venue, with quality food and service, but a first week is always hard. The wheels need oiling - we went from seeming to have 3 waiters to being abandoned! - food was unexplained, late and disorganised, but you can tell that they have the expertise and enthusiasm to fix the little issues.
Favourite thing? Being surprised by some of the best tomatoes we have ever tasted (from their farm!) - which indicates the overall quality of food.
Disappointment? It was dark and raining and so we got no sense of being on a rooftop or having a view.
Hope? That we will be back soon to give 5 stars!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that is impeccably presented. The staff was lovely too! Well worth the visit to Stratford to enjoy this beautiful building and terrace as well.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Serene and calm atmosphere, lovely bar and restaurant. The food was generally very good (the Pistachio Choux was outstanding) but the menu wasn't the most inspiring/interesting. Overall a lovely, high quality place.