Refinery Bar

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Saturday 20 September 2008 6.05am
Checked out this new bar last night and quite impressed. the place was buzzing but there are loads of tables to sit and chat and its not overly expensive- making it accessible for those of us without company credit cards and expense accounts. the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed and service therefore sow but it was their first friday night. anyone tried Dell Aziz next door or Leon???
Saturday 20 September 2008 7.30am
I spend a relaxed coffee sitting on the comfy sofas at Leon to read my paper on sat/sun. Staff are friendly, a reasonable buzz of people either tourists or LSE students usually in to keep the atmosphere alive. Food is well priced and has a homely feel about it. During the week it's the Fin crowd so the evenings tend to be a little manic early on. I like trying to spot the magazine people work for as a friend of mine used to work for IPC as a designer and confirmed that many conform to type at the editorial level.
Saturday 20 September 2008 8.46am
what sort of food is served at leon? is it kind of spanish or have i misinterpreted the name?
Saturday 20 September 2008 9.48pm
I would say Leon is mediterrean. It has wraps, but also does moroccon meat balls and hummus. Not bad, part of a chain and you may find them elsewere as well.

Went to Del Aziz, extremely variable as far as both service and food is concerned. The italian deli across from there is good though.
jw
Sunday 21 September 2008 10.32pm
went to go to Refinery today and it was closed - despite saying on their website they are open on a sunday???

Doesn't bode well!!
Monday 22 September 2008 2.01pm
thats a shame as it was great last friday night...
Monday 22 September 2008 7.12pm
Yep, Refinery was closed by 4 pm on Sun. I would reckon that there was a lot of passing trade around that time - people coming from Tate and the Open House events. We were at the Blue Fin building which was pretty busy, and closed at 4 pm.

Kevin
Tuesday 23 September 2008 11.38am
anyone tried the italian and the japanese places opposite the refinery??
Tuesday 23 September 2008 11.49am
I've had lunch from the J-place once. Perfectly fine katsu curry raisu. Nothing special (and I'd love to find somewhere in the UK that's a real katsu specialist, so if anyone's got suggestions - do say so), but perfectly nice. As good as katsu from Demazae (or whatever the sushi delivery place that was/is sort of allied to Cucina is called), if that helps.

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 5 December 2008 3.11pm
Awful bar, awful staff and very awful service! Avoid at all costs.
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