140 Fetter Lane, London EC4 1BT
Latest critic review: October 06, 2010
Critics' score: 7.5 out of 10

The owners of the Michelin-starred Texture restaurant have taken up this basement restaurant/ wine bar in Fetter Lane and have persuaded Paul Walsh from Restaurant Gordon Ramsay to be Head Chef.

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Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on October 06, 2010
"28º-50º is part of a new trend of nouveau wine bars – Terroirs, the newcomer Bar Battu – that have given the old fusty, dusty-bottle-draped fossils a boot up the vintages." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 01, 2010
"The look is stripped brick and dark green paint, the default tones these days, and the subterraneanness will be comforting in winter. But on a summer evening it felt a bit sad to be out of the light and the warmth, in this cavern rumbling with air-conditioning." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 4
Richard Vines Bloomberg
Reviewed on June 28, 2010
"The French-influenced dishes are accomplished at this low- key eatery, in a basement off Fleet Street." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Michelle Court View London
Reviewed by June 24, 2010
"Head chef Paul Walsh spent five years as sous chef at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and, though the brasserie-style menu and simple presentation may not show it the flavours speak for themselves." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on June 23, 2010
"The food menu is just as enthusiastically prepared as the wine list, with ingredients of high quality, served at City prices in portion sizes which are not especially generous." READ REVIEW
Critic's score: 8
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos
Reviewed on June 17, 2010
"Despite my misgivings about the food, most of which I understand now - although I still don't know why a good chef is here to put stuff on toast - I had a good time at 28-50: comfortable room, pleasant efficient staff, enjoyable wines." READ REVIEW
Estimated score
Critic's score: 7
Timothy Barber City AM
Reviewed on June 15, 2010
"We moved on to two mains so pleasing you almost didn't notice them go down your gullet at a hundred miles an hour, but after they were gone you mourned them." READ REVIEW
Estimated score
Critic's score: 8

More information

Address140 Fetter Lane, London EC4 1BT
Telephone number 020 7242 8877
Telephone numberAverage price: Moderate
trainChancery LaneChancery Lane
Opening timesBar: 11am-11pm (bar food from 12pm-10pm); Restaurant: Lunch: 12-2:30pm, Dinner: 6pm-10pm
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area

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