Axis at One Aldwych has a stylish design and exciting Modern British menus. Tony Fleming, the Executive Chef, has created a fantastic menu inspired by the best seasonal ingredients with dishes such as; Mussel and saffron soup, Pan fried calves liver with crispy pancetta, mousseline potato and onion gravy and Blackberry and apple jelly with cinnamon ice cream and calvados foam.
A weekly fixed price menu is available at lunchtime and for pre and post theatre supper – ideal for the restaurant’s location in Covent Garden, at the heart of Theatreland.
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the restaurant’s Rotunda Bar offering a varied selection of wines by the glass and delicious cocktails. The tasty bar food is a treat in itself – potted shrimps with sourdough and Yorkshire pudding with mash and Old Spot sausages.
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We went to Axis for my boyfriend's birthday with his parents on a Friday night. They've recently re-done the restaurant (and are currently re-doing its sister restaurant, Indigo). The decor is lovely, high ceilings with unusual art and lighting.
The food is very pricey for what it is. Beautifully presented, but quite a restrictive menu which is very much a choice between obvious meat or fish...more
We did the theatre meal deal which was excellent value for money. I had the duck starter which was delicious and the steak for my main which was just so/so. Our server was a young Asian girl that was so sweet and incredibly accommodating. Really nice atmosphere too.more
You ever have a brunch that's so good, and so filled with booze, that you can't really remember what happened because you are in a delirious food and drink coma where everything is made of rainbows and happy feelings and then you nap so hard right after that you kind of forget who you are when you wake up?
If the answer is no, it's time to go to the Axis. Not kidding.
Some Yelpers and I went for their boozy brunch -- 3 course meal with unlimited prosecco. Axis did not disappoint.
First, the food was solid good. I thought that they'd be more focused on alcohol and finger foods, but on the contrary, their 3 course meal was as good as any other at a food-focused restaurant. I ordered the salmon and scrambled eggs on brioche as starter, then the pork belly...more
Excellent tasting menu with very good wine pairings reasonably priced. (6 course tasting menu £55, paired wines an additional £35.)
Service was attentive and friendly. Sommelier knows his stuff.
I was somewhat rushed as this was a pre- theater dinner but they got me out on time as promised. I plan on coming back when I can enjoy the food in a more leisurely manner.
I highly recommend...more