eat: perkin reveller

PERKIN REVELLER

She says: My younger brother from Japan came to visit me in London a few weeks ago. I quickly scanned Hot Dinners for a restaurant  to welcome him to London, somewhere that could provide him with a taste of the Great British dining scene. There was a new name I hadn’t seen before – Perkin Reveller. With marvellous views of the Thames and a menu made ‘from the finest seasonal British ingredients, and complemented with foaming jugs of locally brewed beer, exceptional wines’… I was sold!

He says: Perkin Reveller’s is a nice addition to a tourist area of London. The candles create a nice and somewhat medieval atmosphere for the historic surroundings of it’s iconic neighbours – the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

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THE MENU:

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A good variety of meats, seafoods and sides to order at reasonable prices…

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SEAFOOD: 6 rock oysters – £13.50

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TO SHARE: Lamb three ways with artichoke, tomato & basil – £40

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DESSERTS: Eton Mess – £6

The verdict: 

He says: Perkin Reveller’s British food is decent – the lamb was nice and hearty. Although meant to share, if you were really hungry I bet you could eat it all as one main. The hard part for Perkin’s success will be whether people can find the restaurant or not as it’s a little hidden away and unnoticed behind the Tower of London in all it’s grandeur. We’re also the first on Urbanspoon to blog about this new restaurant which means it could do with a little more publicity!

She says: Although the rain was pouring down, this didn’t dampen our appetites… the food warmed our stomachs nicely! We paid around £120 for 3 people including the oysters, lamb to share, potato gnocchi, chargrilled vegetables & feta, bakewell tart & eton mess plus a bottle of wine to share. The only complaint from my brother was that the oysters weren’t as fleshy and meaty as those that he was accustomed to from Sydney in Australia. I would recommend this restaurant for a cosy individual or group date (perhaps after an iceskating adventure at the Tower of London from mid November 2012 to January 2013?). I imagine it’s also a great resting spot to grab a quick drink or bite at lunchtime… or for a wholesome dinner after a nice stroll around the illustrious landmarks nearby.

Address: The Wharf at The Tower of London, EC3N 4AB London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 3166 6949
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PerkinReveller  / https://twitter.com/MrReveller
Website: http://www.perkinreveller.co.uk

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