18 High Street, Walthamstow, London E17 7LD
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16 reviews of Eat 17 in English
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Food is delicious. They couldn't do it better. I like how they make fish there. But everything else is also good. Love going with family.
Serves one good purpose in keeping the 'yummy' mummies in one place where they can be easily avoided.
I love Eat 17. The food is near to fine dining levels. Everything is Fresh, Tasty and well cooked. The restaurant itself is quite small but looks really nice and is very clean.
All of the above comes at a premium though and you will pay more that other local places but then the quality is so much better than them.
This is a great place to visit!!
Eat 17 is an utter gem.
Brilliant food. Delicious. Very well presented. A real treat.
I have eaten here on at least half a dozen occasions and have rarely been disappointed.
I'm surprised that other reviewers have found it over priced. For the quality, this is fantastic value, and half the price you'd pay for the same quality in the West End. Lovely atmosphere too.
Just fantastic! :-)
My only disappointments. They have stopped doing the wonderful flowerpot bread - and stopped serving Brodies beer!
On a recent visit to Eat 17, I found a gem of a little place nestled in the heart of Walthamstow village.
We arrived a little early for our table so had a few drinks at the bar. The decor is quite flash and almost night-clubby but the atmosphere was relaxed and already the food smelt good.
After a drink, our table became free so we went and sat down. The scallops proved a popular starter and didn't disappoint. They passed my wife's test which demands that scallops aren't overdressed - scallops, samphire, bread crumbs for a little crunch and a squeeze of lemon. Delicious. And that really set the tone for the entire meal. They didn't try to do anything too clever, but just did good simple brasserie dishes, very, very well. From perfectly pink duck with creamy dauphinoise and juicy steak and crispy chips to some soft, moist and delicious lemon sole, the mains were delightful. A reasonably priced Rioja proved to be a beautifully smooth accompaniment to it all. The quality continued into dessert with rich sticky toffee pudding, a generously fruity apple crumble and a cheeseboard that had a hunk of manchego on it that alone would have cost half of the boards menu price in a supermarket!
Along with everything else, the staff were absolutely lovely. They were friendly, helpful and service was quick and attentive. One of them even popped a candle in my wife's sticky toffee pudding after she spied a birthday card being exchanged.
All in all, Eat 17 proved a delightful place to go for a relaxed, mid price meal.
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Eat 17 is full of yummy mummies during the day, and the food seems to be more style over substance.
Very over-priced for the quality of the food, but unfortunately now that The Lock has closed, there is nothing of a similar calibre.
That rarest of things: a destination eaterie in Walthamstow. So good it'd be rude not to pass through if you find yourself in the area. Must admit, I do like the boutiquey, village-y vibe of Walthamstow Village. It's informal enough to take mates - and dates! - and relaxed enough to just hang here on your own for dinner or brunch in the summer sun (as I've done).
The ambience is lovely, it's certainly a hit for kids - as evidenced by lots of yummy mummies at weekday lunchtimes, and the food's generally excellent. Slightly gastro-pubby, but good quality and reasonable portion size. There's only one bum note really - the prices. It's ideal for relaxed eating, but for serious dining (that's likely to end up costing less) I'd head across the road to La Ruga.
I have not had a meal this good since I went to the Michelin starred Benares! I went here having heard some good reviews from other members of my family and I was not disappointed. The place was full with a mixed crowd ranging from mothers with children to business people and couples. Service was friendly and efficient, decor unobtrusive and there was a spacious feel to the place. I went for the set menu which was £15 for 3 courses. I had smoked trout with a black pudding salad, Venison with celeriac mash and apple crumble. The tastes were really really good, perfectly matched flavours, well cooked and seasoned and presented well. My favourite was the Apply crumble but I loved the venison and the salad with the smoked trout was wonderful. Other dishes sampled by the family were fish and chips (very good), a burger (excellent), potted duck (very very good), sticky toffee pudding (so good it defies description), chocolate brownie with hazelnut ice cream (good, good, good!) elderflower and gooseberry trifle (terrific).
All this with a bottle of wine for under £80 - great value.
Some people might think Walthamstow is a destination for good food lovers - they really are mistaken!
Went here a few weeks ago for the first time to meet a friend for lunch. When i said, "I'll meet you in Walthamstow" I could hear the uncertainty in her voice when she said "OK"but when I steered her past the tube station and towards 'the village' I noticed the apprehension disappear.
We arrived a few minutes after 12 and it was very quiet, waiting staff very friendly and the menu more extensive than either of us imagined. In the end we both plumped for the burger which was presented on a slate tile with a modest portion of double fried chips and came with cheese and bacon as standard with an onion chutney. I was delicious and ensured a return visit.
For quality of food and service it was priced very reasonably and after 90 minutes when we left we realised it was packed. Yes, lots of yummy mummy's and their kids but I kinda liked that.
I went here last friday night. The place was pleasantly full. For starters I had the potted duck, a very generous portion beautifully presented on a slate with delicate toasted brioche and handmade red onion chutney. Main course was chicken breast in wild mushroom sauce, followed by Walthamstow mess for dessert - lovely fresh mixed berries with meringue and cream. The bill came to £27 each for 3 courses plus a bottle of wine. All very tasty - would definately reccomend this place!
Okay, so the names a bit punny and the decor at first glance is a bit nineties gastro-pubby, all stripped floors and bright lights. But you know something? This place works.
Happily, unlike all those nineties gastro-pubs, they don't cram you in. There are large tables, well spaced, giving you the aural room to chat without having to shout. And the service is cooly professional too.
But, you know, whatever. Because you don't come here for the decor. Or even the service. You come here for the food. The well-cooked, gut-bustingly large portions of scrumptious food.
I had three wild boar sausages the size of small bananas on a mountain of mustard mash. They were cooked just right - all moist, meaty and flavourful with the right amount of fat. And they're sourced from the butcher (The East London Sausage Co) across the road. They obviously know a good thing when they see it.
Slow cooked pork shoulder on a mound of cabbage just fell into soft slivers of meat at the merest wave of a fork. It was delicious - and properly flavoured too - none of this flavourless lean factory-farmed rubbish here.
Not to forget the veggie stuff either. They went beyond the restaurant standard pasta to serve some interesting looking food. But unless you're a dedicated vegetarian, the meat is the real star here.
Overall, very good value, large portions of well cooked, well-sourced and tasty unpretentious grub.
Eat 17 how now been revamped into a classy and I think unprenetious restaurant open all day serving breakfasts lunches and eveing meals. The Restaurant decor is simple and understated. With clean lines. For lunch I chose homemade Cauliflower soup served with bread cooked in mini flowerpots! Served up on a slate plate with wonderful unsalted butter. The soup was scrummy the bread oven warm(not microwaved) . Perfect! The waiting staff were freindly and did not hover waiting to whisk the plate away. The restaurant is now joined to a cosy bar. With a great ambience. Tiled floor and cosy sofas and chairs. Well done Eat 17 for bringing a little bit of class to Walthamstow Village.
classy expensive restaurant in Walthamstow Village i e pretentious nonsense location . The place is full of obnoxious yummy mummies in the lunch hour taking up the claustrophobic space with their Jakes and Gemmas and their one drink for one bloomin hour. So squeeze by them anglo saxons (have you seen the fabulous diversity in E 17 ? not so in nonsenseville) and order then wait 30 minutes even when others aint scoffing. The food is absolutely fabulous and neat on plate. Next door is a deli and has expensive cheeses, breads and the olde hanging ham. A big deal in a majorly Moslem community.The place won’t last. Too expensive, bad parking, dead area at night, just fashionable until the yummers find a job/career.And most locals won’t pay out a tenner for dinner, know what I mean? For me it was a treat but could never give my money away to that.The food was very tasty, so’s a mac.
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