Menier Chocolate Factory

The Chocolate Factory is a converted chocolate factory in Southwark, near Tate Modern, which now houses a theatre, gallery and restaurant. I’ve visited twice now and never yet been to see a play… Last time we went it was for food. We were early and were directed to a cosy little sofa area behind the dining section to have drinks, which made a change from having to stand by the door or perch on an unfeasibly small chair at the front of the resaturant. The place has a good, warm atmosphere and the building itself is impressive, all wood floors, exposed brick and beams. The food was good, reasonably priced (about £18 a head with drinks), generous portions and tasty. Although we nearly all had veggie burgers so we hardly sampled the breadth of the menu but hey we liked it anyway. Not the most delicate of cooking but comforting and well cooked. The only minor complaint was that the full menu wasn’t being served until 8, so we chose from a smaller version, whcih restricted choice somewhat. This may be something to do with the fact that this is primarily a theatre and so it didn’t trouble me too much and I would definitely go again, may be even see a play while I was there.

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