Giant Robot reviews
by S.G. (16 reviews), 18 May 2011
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Taking its inspiration from neighbourhood diners in Manhattan and Brooklyn, this relaxed Italian-American 'bar-cafe-deli-diner' occupies the little piece of Clerkenwell that was once Match EC1. Decor combines industrial features - exposed brick, steel girders - with touches of retro Americana. Food is simple-sounding meatballs and pasta and so on, but with an emphasis on quality ingredients and thoughtful preparation. Drinks include locally roasted coffee, their own small-batch brewed beer, plus the cocktail menu you'd expect from a descendant of Match.