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245 Shaftesbury Ave. Send to Phone
020-7240 2566

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Alfred Restaurant Review

: No-holds barred, unfussy British cooking is what you can expect from Alfred. The room looks more like a caff than a proper restaurant with formica- and marble-topped tables, but there’s nothing greasy spoon-like about the cooking. The menu looks you in the eye and talks straight. Start with leek and potato soup, potted duck with roast pickles and chutney or even haggis and neeps. Follow with braised duck leg served with champ and spinach, and candied orange of Welsh lamb shank with garlic mash and tomato and olive sauce. There’s no nonsense in the puddings either---Trinity College burnt cream (bah humbug to the foreigners who call it crème brûlée), hot apple pie or gingerbread and custard. The wine list has plenty of medium-priced, interesting wines, and there’s also a list of real ales. As is the way with English food, it’s hearty fare. You’re pretty well guaranteed not to need to eat for a day if you manage all three courses. Set 2-course lunch & dinner £13.90, 3 courses £17.


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