Chiswell Street Dining Rooms




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Adam Ellis

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Chiswell Street Dining Rooms 56 Chiswell Street
    EC1Y 4SA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7614 0177

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  • Opening hours:

    Lunch served 11.30am-3.30pm, tea served 3.30-6pm, dinner served 6-10.45pm Mon-Fri

  • Transport:

    Tube: Barbican or Moorgate tube/rail

  • Price:

    Main courses £12.50-£27. Set meal £38-£50 3 courses

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2.6 / 5

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Very professional service and outstanding range on the menu. Our waiter was able to recommend the perfect wine for our meal, and answered any questions we had. Well worth the city level prices and I will be coming back with clients and family in the future.


Very average. Went for £20.12 deal and food was fine, but nothing special. Starter of fois gras was very nice, flavourful with brioche toast. Main of smoked haddock risotto was pretty poor. Tasted like rice had been cooked separately, no real depth of flavour. Ice-cream served for desert was a watery and had limited flavours (vanilla, choc, coffee). Dining companions had similarly so-so meals (tasteless cesar salads, dry steaks, slightly boring crumble). Wasn't anything on menu I couldn't have cooked better at home. Very glad we didn't pay full price.


I usually trust timeout for its restaurant reviews, but on this occasion I feel they have got it horribly wrong -- there is no way this place deserves a 4* review. We ate there on a Saturday night, and along with about 5 other groups of people were inexplicably made to wait 45 minutes for a table, despite the restaurant being almost entirely empty. Once seated, the service was sporadic, and the food below mediocre. If you're charging £10 for a starter and £20 for a main you better have the goods to match, and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms most certainly does not. If you are eating at this price point, then make sure you do it somewhere else.


Had dinner last weekend. Pigs head, ham hock terraine and smoked eel did not sound great but was absolutely delicious! Lobster rissotto also beautifully cooked! Very buzzy vibe and comfortable dining room. Would definately go again but would prefer not to be seated next to the till!