The first solo venture from chef Skye Gyngell, who was awarded a Michelin-star for her previous work at Petersham Nurseries, brings seasonal dining to Somerset House. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant is set in the surrounds of the 19th-century West Wing that hadn't previously been open for 150 years.
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Lancaster PlaceLondonWC2R 1LA
I am very shocked that this restaurant only has six reviews. In that case, it is one of the best kept culinary secrets. This restaurant is located inside the Somerset House. When you walk in there is a beautiful indoor garden area with available seating. Since we were here for dinner there was no one sitting here but have heard that this area is quite popular for brunch. This garden gives...more
Doesn't get much better than this in London imho. Fine dining but not snooty. Modern ingredients, classic flavours combined innovatively from the freshest sources.
Yes it is pricey, £30+ for a main, £15-20 for a starter, however the set lunch menu at £30 for 2 courses is great value and the choice of dishes wasn't too restrictive. The veal chop was something special, I've never seen anything...more
Had a fabulous meal and the wine pairings were amazing. 6 people at dinner and everybody was sharing taste's because their meal was the best. Coming from the U.S. made this the most expensive meal of my life but cannot complain for a second.more
If Spring is not at the top of your London restaurant list, it very well should be. It is well known by my Australian friends because the head chef Skye Gyngell hails from Sydney, who then made her name at Petersham Nurseries Café before leaving and opening Spring, but seems to have avoided the mainstream crowd (perhaps intentionally given Skye's background). The restaurant is located in the...more
A beautiful restaurant, that's slightly more upscale than many venues nowadays. Serving up refreshing cocktails and light dishes, this places feels very romantic and intimate. The food itself was great but I felt there could've been a bit more explanation behind the main I ordered. I went for a lamb dish and it arrived semi warm. Only after it arrived and asking the staff they said it's served...more