In contrast to many restaurants in central and west London, Wringer and Mangle, in London Fields, is refreshingly spacious.

To get to the restaurant you make your way through an industrial estate in Sidworth Street, which renders the sudden appearance of an outdoor area, fit with cream coloured cushions and summery furniture, a pleasant juxtaposition.

The former industrial laundry space is impressive in detail, filling its large room and high ceiling with colourful artwork and green plants with light furniture.

It's simply very pleasant to be in and, although fine attention to detail has been applied, its owners have clearly opted to keep it simple with charming results.


My favorite meal of the night, I chose the Steak Tartar and Sourdough (£7.50).

The raw beef, after mixing with the raw egg, blends to be hugely flavoursome and well worth its price tag.

And at a modest £6, the Duck and Pork Sausage Roll my friend, Joe, had was also a terrific way to start the evening, offering three rolls with delicious pastry.


True to its interior, the menu keeps it simple with dishes ranging from Pearl Barley and Watercress Risotto (£12) to Pork Cheeks with Mash and Cabbage (£15).

I opted for the Grilled Red Mullet and Caponata (£16), while Joe chose the Spiced Monkfish and Cauliflower (£18).

Both were small in size and not actually that much larger than our starters which, considering the price difference, was disappointing.

Especially so since both were delicious, full of flavour and well worth the money if only there was more of it.


For dessert we both chose the Chocolate Tart with Blood Orange (£6.50), from a menu offering up the likes of Rhubarb Truffle (£6) and Tiramisu (£6.50).

Our choice proved to be a well made one, as the blood orange - a flavour rarely seen on dessert menus - was a lovely end to the meal.


It should also be pointed out that when we arrived for our meal at 7pm, the restaurant had very few people inside.

The waitress was very friendly, accommodating and gave us some sound advice on the menu.

But when the restaurant began to fill, after around 8pm, it came as a surprise that there appeared to be no extra staff to accommodate the influx of customers.

As a result there were lengthly delays in waiting for drinks and desert, though you couldn't fault the poor waitress juggling numerous orders by herself.

The verdict

The setting of Wringer and Mangle is superb, and in terms of interior it's easily one of the nicest restaurants in London I have reviewed.

Everything about the way it's set out is a breath of fresh air, and if you're after a cool outdoor or indoor area to wash down some cold drinks in the summer, you won't go wrong visiting this place.

Starters were delicious, but the two mains we had disappointed in size. But overall, Wringer and Mangle is a pleasant dining experience and one I would reccommend.

getwestlondon gives Wringer and Mangle three stars out of five.