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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Politico's Restaurant Review: Iain Dale used to be a political lobbyist, now while running the hugely popular Politicos hes also writing books. He got the idea from a shop in Washington D.C. and opened this one just before New Labour got in in 1997. Downstairs is a huge selection of political journals, books, post cards and gift items; upstairs take your coffee and cakes and watch the goings-on in the House of Commons on large-screen television. And keep your eyes open, you never know who you might meet, though on the whole its a steady stream of civil servants from the nearby government offices.