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St Leonards

70 Leonard St, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 4QX
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Monday-Saturday 12noon-11pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About St Leonards

The new restaurant from Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke

Cuisine: European
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 20 August 2018

Stunning. Will be back!!!

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Visited On Monday, 20 August 2018

Great value and some extremely tasty food. Great lunch had.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

The starters/small-plates we had were phenomental: bass crudo with burnt kohlrabi; melon and wakame salad. Really delicate and extremely original. We were keen to get the sirloin to share, which had gone from 1kg £85.00, as advertised online, to 1.4kg at £120.00. Our waiter advised us that it was indeed very large - definitely enough for three - so we figured that we'd go for it and most likely have some sumptuous leftovers to take home. When it arrived, however, the bone was clearly the majority of the weight. The meat was tasty and pink, although it was under-salted and inexpertly trimmed: the fat came off in big, gelatinous gobbets, rendering it inedible, which was a shame because the fat can be the best bit, if trimmed and seared correctly. Just enough for two - very hungry - people who then had a hard time justifying the £60 a head that it had cost. Had cheese to fill up, but while there was a good helping of the Swiss cheese, there was just one small slice of blue which was intensely cold, as if it had just been hauled out of an industrial-sized freezer. £9.00 for that bit of blue, plus some fancy biscuits, which again just seemed like a bit of a rip-off. Liked the décor in there, but the concrete surfaces intensify everything to a fever-pitch, which doesn't make for a relaxing dining experience and which I think detracts from the delicate flavours and combos going on amongst the starters. The wine we had - an Albarino and a Rioja - was delicious and pretty good value, especially compared to the food. There was something lacking in the overall vibe of the place which was hard to identify, but compared to our previous week's visit to Brat, for example, where passion and respect for their foodie mission just poured out of everyone there, I'd say it was probably a feeling that there wasn't enough care felt on the part of the folk working there. They were all really competent - actually, our waiter was very sweet but clearly not a foodie and had to ask me to clarify re the difference between a chip and a French-fry, among other things - but there was an indifference there which was palpable.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Fantastic from start to finish. Best meal out in london for a long time. Will definitely be back

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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

A thoroughly good meal. Every dish was superb and exceeded my expectations.

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

I had a very disappointing meal at St Leonard's. Both my starters were bland and one was verging on inedible as the mushrooms were so dry. The mains were ok but not particularly coherent as dishes. Desserts were the only redeeming part of the meal. Also, this is yet another restaurant which feels the need to force its diners to drink natural wine. Why not just offer people a choice?

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

One waitress was amazing, otherwise mgmt was terrible. Rude when we mentioned service asked for the table back even though we were waiting for the bill. Ran out of bread, even though we sat down at 19:30 and had dishes that would traditionally require bread. Would not return or recommend

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

The food was fine but was chronically under seasoned. Even then fine in London at the moment just isn’t good enough. The menu wasn’t all that appealing, and having only oysters under the ‘shellfish’ section is either wrong or poor sourcing.

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Visited On Thursday, 16 August 2018

Beautiful space, very good staff and delicious food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

We had such a happy time here. The atmosphere/food/service were infused with joy and delight.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Despite it being explained, the Tapas-style of service (we will bring it when it is ready) really didn't work for us. The food was indeed fantastic, but our 3 main courses all arrived at different times. Two of us had finished eating our fish 15 mins before our guest who ordered steak got to eat his. Right at the end of the meal (once we had all finished), our side of Broccoli turned up. As I say, great food but because of the hap-hazard delivery style I won't be going back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

When we spoke to the staff they were clearly enthusiastic and well informed but getting their attention proved challenging through out the meal. The delivery of the food was also patchy; between us we ordered 4 mains and 5 sides. One main and a side turned up, we waited for the rest which didn't appear ate these two items between 4 of us and then waited 10 minutes for anything else to turn up. The food on the whole was very enjoyable. The clams and the broccoli were stand outs.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Table not ready at booked time. Not a big issue but we did have to wait a good 10 mins. And food arrived in a bit of a disjointed way. 8 of us so understand co-ordination more difficult but a little irritating none the less

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Amazing food. Firmly on my best pace to eat list. Thanks!

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

It was really really excellent.

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

We went there with friends and we had an amazing evening. Food was one of the best we had lately. Definitely one to come back to

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Visited On Monday, 13 August 2018

Delicious food and knowledgeable waiter. Not entirely sure about the communist-style jackets the waiters were wearing!

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Amazing food. Great service and as for that cabbage...!

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

a lovely place for lunch

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Great meal. Thanks so much to the lovely staff who made my dad's bday very special.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Interesting dishes, great fish and friendly service.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

Delicious and interesting dishes and a great wine list.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

All the dishes we tried were fabulous and the service was friendly and informative.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

The best broccoli I’ve ever eaten! Beautiful interiors & the loveliest waiter (Australian guy).

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Fantastic

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