£26 to £40
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Went for my moms birthday after having some very strong martinis at the Connaught hotel bar. Was pretty lit already, and of course, I ordered a beer as we sat down, a bottle of champagne, and perhaps some other dumb booze.
Food as usual was without criticism. I had foie gras pate starter (which was basically fois gras shoved into a pan form, and not a traditional pate) which was served with...more
I quite liked this restaurant, despite a few short comings.
First, the shortcomings. A bit noisy, very close to drunkish bars around Charing Cross Station, and a sense of urgency as if your table will be needed soon despite that not being the case. Large and not so intimate, several dining levels with even some private dining rooms -- a warehouse of dining experience under one roof.
Someone is trying to be like the Wolseley... They fall a way short of that, but then again, it is a rather lofty ambition...
The room is interesting and quite attractive, striking a bulls-eye at the tiled-French-bistro vibe they're aiming for. The welcome that we received was warm and the booking process courteous and painless.
The tables are set a little too close together for the noise...more
Lovely, friendly, attentive service. Delicious food. I was here with about 5 friends and they were still raving about how fabulous the food was several days after the meal. Wonderful and unique cocktails also. Wouldn't be an ideal choice for a vegetarian though.more
Really cool French restaurant near Trafalgar Square. So many of these fancier London restaurants now have Lunch Specials or "Meal Deals" where you get a three course meal for around 15 pounds ($23)...very similar to our Restaurant Week in NY, but this is just all the time. Fine dining for everyone!
I loved the space...it really does evoke a beautiful French brasserie, with lots of ornate...more