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The Well - Farringdon: good but a bit pricey (for lunch that is)

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The Well - Farringdon: good but a bit pricey (for lunch that is)

magnolia | Dec 11, 2000 07:46 AM

Just had lunch at The Well, new gastro-pub in Farringdon. Rustic wooden tables, new paint smell. Very eager service.

Nice wine list - including three reds, whites by the glass. I had glass of Sauvignon blanc and friend had house white - something Italian.

Sorry I didn't pay too much attention to what I *didh't* have -- I hadn't seen this friend in awhile & we were both in a hurry!

We had no starters. I do recall an interesting-looking risotto with mushrooms available as a starter or a main, though.

Mains: Seafood-oriented menu - though not exclusively so. I had a huge filleted seabass, with a sharp, nicely thickened soy-based sauce; the bass was perfectly cooked and served, sans head & tail, on a bed of fat chips.

Friend from Liverpool and suffering gastro-deprivation (according to her - I've never been to L-pool so I can't comment, though it's hard for me to believe there's NO good food to be had there) had salmon fishcakes and was in heaven. Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside - with loads of thin chips.

No time for pudding though there were three, w/one chocolate one, on order.

Looks like there's one menu for lunch & dinner, thus prices are the same at both meals. Thus with starters at around £6 and mains at between £9-13, it could be a bit of a splurge for a pub lunch, even a 'gastro' one...but more of a bargain at dinner.

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