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inside [Greenwich, London]

medgirl | Sep 24, 2009 01:35 AM

We had lunch at 'inside', a restaurant on Greenwich South Street, on Wednesday afternoon. They do a good set lunch deal, £11.95 for 2 courses, £15.95 for 3. The set lunch menu has plenty of options to choose from, about 6 each of starter, main and dessert.

Food is British/European, some dishes with Asian twists, but overall simple and not fussy. Didn't look at the wine list as we didn't want alcohol at lunch. I had beef and red pepper spring rolls with aromatic dipping sauce as a starter, roasted wild halibut with steamed leeks, potato fondant, broad beans and chive veloute for a main and white chocolate chip and hazelnut brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce for dessert. The husband had cod and spring onion fishcakes with mustard mayonnaise for his starter, roast chicken leg with sage and onion stuffing, sauteed potatoes and mushrooms for his main and vanilla and praline parfait with cinnamon shortbread and poached peach for dessert. My spring rolls were good, served hot, crisp and not greasy. The beef in it was ground quite finely, I think I would have liked it more if it was more coarsely ground or in slivers. My halibut (£3 supplement) was divine, cooked to perfection so that the flesh fell apart in creamy flakes at the touch of a fork. The chocolate brownie was good but overall the dessert was too sweet for me, if the sauce had been dark chocolate, it might have cut the sweetness and improved the dish. I didn't try any of hubby's dishes, but his fishcakes were good, chicken was a small portion for a grown man but cooked very well and tasty. He loved his parfait dessert.

Service was attentive but not overwhelming. The dishes came out at perfect time intervals, so we didn't feel rushed or weren't kept waiting too long for the next course. The ambience is cool and modern, with piped music set to an appropriately low volume.

We enjoyed our lunch there immensely and would recommend it.

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