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SorrelSorrel is a brand new restaurant with a prime location a stone's throw from the Gherkin in Aldgate. The small upstairs cocktail bar should draw in the city crowd and there's a tempting bar menu... but the real food is served in the basement dining room, which offers an impressive wine list and a modern European menu with an Italian accent. This place should be a real hit with the after work crowd but it's well worth popping over to Aldgate for.

Head chef Benjamin Tish is a whiz with his vegetables. My friend's tempura asparagus starters with ricotta cheese were superb, and an unremarkable swordfish carpaccio was elevated by the addition of some deliciously crisp and sugary French beans. Her truffled linguine to follow was excellent, a shade less daring than some we have had, but pleasantly rich and indulgent. My lamb was perfectly cooked and obviously well sourced, although the gravy was unimaginative, nay boring, and the plate was saved by some hand rolled cheese gnocchi.

Our friendly waitress steered me expertly to a Pinot Gris from the Kimberly Estate in New Zealand, a very good choice from a long, fairly priced list. Service was excellent, well up to the exacting standards of the city crowd, and the ambiance was enhanced by some great piped music, at just the right level.

Altogether this is a slick operation with a great location and should find many customers, especially given the affordable prices and a kitchen with verve. Check it out.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Aldgate Tube Station
1 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Car Parks

Car Parks

Arch Car Parking
7 minutes walk
Spitalfields Car Park
9 minutes walk

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    London Wine Week
    Leisure | Until 24th May 2015 

    Devonshire Square 4 minutes walk from Sorrel

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    Foodie Events | Until 5th September 2015 

    Skylounge 5 minutes walk from Sorrel

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    Joao Onofre: DIE Featuring Unfathomable Ruination
    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    The Gherkin or 30 St Mary Axe 5 minutes walk from Sorrel

    An installation of the Portuguese artist's sculpture, a steel cube which features music from the London-based death metal group, Unfathomable ...More

    Lynette Yiadom Boakye: Boakye Selects From The V-A-C Collection
    Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    Through painting, photography and film chosen by the artist, this exhibition considers how people interact with nature, both indoors and ...More

    Christopher Williams: The Production Line Of Happiness
    Exhibitions | Until 21st June 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    The first major UK retrospective of the leading American conceptual artist who continues to explore the relationship between modernism and ...More

    A Utopian Stage: Festival Of Arts Shiraz-Persepolis
    Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    A display of archive film and photographs, original theatre programmes and posters from the festival....More

    Corin Sworn: Max Mara Art Prize For Women
    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    See Corin Sworn's winning piece from the Max Mara Art Prize for Women 2013-2015, inspired by the rich history and ...More

    Artists' Film International: Spring 2015
    Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    Film installations from around the world exploring themes of conflict. Featuring Russian-born, Berlin-based artist Anatoly Shuravlev's Panic, Vietnamese artist Tran ...More

    Peter Liversidge: Notes On Protesting
    Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    Documentation and a film of the work performed at the gallery in 2014 between the artist and a group of ...More

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    Tower Of London Tickets
    Attraction | Next performance 23rd May 2015 

    Tower Of London 6 minutes walk from Sorrel

    With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

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