Brought to us by the mastermind behind Michelin-starred restaurant, Viajante., Corner Room is the newest venture by Nuno Mende.  It is far more casual and affordable. There is approximately five dishes per course. Opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner,

Date

Sept 2012

Meal

Birthday dinner

Ordered

Starter

  • Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit x 3 – 8 gbp
  • Pig’s head with dandelion and parsley x 2 – 8 gbp

Main Course

  • Cod with sofrito & clam porridge x 1 – 13 gbp
  • Iberico pork & Portuguese bread pudding x 4 – 14 gbp

Dessert

  • Apple & hazelnut frozen panna cotta
  • Apricot, Yolk & Grain

Food

Complimentary bread and olives

Complimentary bread and olives

Starter

Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit – 6/10

Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit

Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit

Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit

Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit

Pig’s head with dandelion and parsley – 9/10

Pig's head with dandelion and parsley

Pig’s head with dandelion and parsley

Pig's head with dandelion and parsley

Pig’s head with dandelion and parsley

The Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit reminded me of Peruvian ceviche except it is without the sour taste.  This was too fishy for me, however i do like how they use coriander and grapefruit with it. It was beautifully presented,  My favourite was the Pig’s head with dandelion and parsley.  The Pig’s head was amazing, with crispy bits, but moist inside.  I loved this dish

 

Main Course

Cod with sofrito & clam porridge 5/10

Cod with sofrito & clam porridge

Cod with sofrito & clam porridge

Cod with sofrito & clam porridge

Cod with sofrito & clam porridge

Iberico pork & Portuguese bread pudding – 9/10

Iberico pork & Portuguese bread pudding

Iberico pork & Portuguese bread pudding

Perfectly cooked pork

Perfectly cooked pork

The Cod with sofrito & clam porridge wasný my cup of tea, it was rather fishy ( I am biased, I am not a fish fan) so let’s focus on the Iberico pork.  As our waitress have said, the Iberico is at its best when medium cooked, and she did not lie. The pork was still red, it was soft and tender. The Portuguese pudding was simply fried bread which was nicely seasoned, it went so well with the Iberico Pork. however if you do not like raw meat, please do not order, if Iberico pork is well cooked, it will be very tough.

Dessert

Apple & hazelnut frozen panna cotta – 9/10

Apple & hazelnut frozen pannacotta

Apple & hazelnut frozen pannacotta

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Apricot, Yolk & Grain

Ambience & Interior

Creative Dining area

Creative Dining area

Table setting

Table setting

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Entrance of the hotel

Entrance to Town Hall Hotel

In the hotel

In the hotel

Entrance to Corner Room

Entrance to Corner Room

The hotel

The hotel

 

 

 

I love Bethnal Green, it has the coolest restaurants and quirkiest bars there. It is the new and upcoming area.  Located in the same hotel as Typing Room, and we all know Typing room is amazing, I had high expectation for Corner Room.  Don’t expect it to be very fancy and posh like other restaurant’s hotel.  It is simple, casual yet upscale.  You will need to cross the hotel’s lobby to get to Corner room, not much of an entrance. The restaurant is simply a corner room, bot too big, stylish with some wooden tables.

Service

Service was good, our waitress was very laid back and stylish. i felt like I was talking to a fashion blogger more.

Menu

menu

menu

menu

menu

Dessert menu

Dessert menu

Please click here for the full menu

Recommendation

  • Iberico pork & Portuguese bread pudding
  • Apple & hazelnut frozen pannacotta

Verdict

  • Sea Bream with coriander and grapefruit 6/10
  • Pig’s head with dandelion and parsley – 9/10
  • Cod with sofrito & clam porridge – 5/10
  • Iberico pork & Portuguese bread pudding – 9/10
  • Apple & hazelnut frozen pannacotta – 9/10
  • Apricot, Yolk & Grain – 9/10

Would I go back again? Definitely for this price
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥♥
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 9/10

 I liked Corner room. I like stylish restaurant with creative dishes, but without bankrupting me. Corner Room ticks every box of that. I liked the unpretentious yet upscale ambience, with affordable yet delicious innovative cooking. It’s definitely my favourite, however the fish was a let down.

Damage

Approximately 30 gbp per person

Details

Corner Room
Town Hall Hotel
Patriot Square
Bethnal Green
London E2 9NF
UK
+44 (0)20 7871 0460 (ext. 1640)
info@cornerroom.co.uk

Lunch Offer:
2 Courses – £19
3 Courses – £23

Mon – Fri
0700 – 1000
Mon – Thurs
1200 – 1500

Weekends
0730 – 1030
Fri & weekends
1200 -1600

Mon – Wed
1800 – 2200
Thur – Sat
1800 – 2230
Sun
1800 – 2200


Reservation
Essential!

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