I stopped here Sunday morning for a Full English. The food was very nice and the staff was friendly and helpful. They found me a paper to read with my breakfast and my coffee was refilled. The price was 4.95 which was quite reasonable for the quantity and the quality of food. They had some lovely salads displayed and other warm dishes that looked tasty. I would recommend it and also stop in again if I ever was back in the area.
We went here on a whim as we'd just gotten out of the British Museum and were starving. Saw they had some specials and it seemed reasonably priced, plus their sandwiches looked huge! Plus they had loads of ciabatta and foccacia bread (YUM), so we ventured in.
Not knowing what a chicken escalope was, I got "The Londoner". Not because I'm touristy or anything, but because it was roast beef and horseradish (I love me some horseradish!). The boyf got a chicken escalope with cheddar so I could try (he's a dear). We got the last of the foccacia (score!) and the sandwiches were served melt style. The sandwiches filled our hunger pains, but they didn't bat out of the park.
The wait staff were very nice and all smiles, the prices reasonable, and the food a-ok. The final verdict? Yeah it's a good pitstop, but I wouldn't go out of your way.
Really you have to have a really hideous hangover and be at work to want to eat anything from here as the speciality seems to be greased up, mega-stodgy, super-sized pasta dishes including the cheesiest lasagne in London. It's also pretty grubby and not especially atmospheric to eat in, once when I was here a junkie came in and lay on the floor for a little while. So maybe take away is the best option if you have a high tolerance for soggy polystyrene. It sounds like I think this place is beyond contempt it's so disgusting but actually I really like it. The staff are really friendly and it's always busy with local office workers and it's also very cheap.
Franx doesn't have people queing out of its doors each lunchtime for nothing. You select a huge box of "crazy salad" built to your request, gut defying portions of tasty pasta or risotto dishes, shepherd's pie, panninis, baguettes. All served at lightening speed as though the guys lives depended on it.
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