- What is it good for?
Lunches with people who are tired of big flashy restaurants and can appreciate a bit of wonky wooden charm. It retains a nice feel for its origins as a 19th century chocolate factory.
- Signature dishes?
The venison and wild boar sausages with mash are wonderful. The Menier menu is not for the faint-hearted, however; meat features heavily and dieters will have their work cut out. A nap after a visit is advisable.
- Who's the boss?
Nik Whybrew is the general manager.
- Tips please?
Try a visit in the evening. The Menier Chocolate Factory offers a theatre, as well as a restaurant, and is a great place to see a show before it gets to the West End. The restaurant offers a meal deal that includes a two-course dinner and a ticket for the show. It is worth getting in early, as only a limited number of meal-deal tickets are available for each show.
- What's the damage?
Starters are priced at around £5, main courses average £12 and desserts £5.
Menier Chocolate Factory, 53 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU. 020 7407 4411.