Having been almost destroyed by fire and rescuing water in the autumn of 2004 Pied-A-Terre has been redesigned and partly reconstructed. The dining room is modern, comfortable, and with well-spaced tables.
The cooking is of an extremely high standard - with the likes of 'Roasted Breasts & Crispy Leg of Quail, Quail Kiev, Douglas Fir Purée & Hazelnut Dressing' or maybe 'Pan-Fried Langoustines with Jerusalem Artichokes, Black Olive, Meyer Lemon & Toasted Pine Nuts' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Pan-Fried Brill with Smoked Bacon Fondue, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Sweetcorn & Sea Purslane'; 'Honey & Lemon-Glazed Duck with Choucrout, Quince, Ceeleriac & Bayleaf Cream' or 'Slow-Cooked Aberdeenshire Beef with Brioche Crumb, Poscoff Onions, Bone Marrow & Smoked Garlic'' among the mains.
There's an 8 course 'tasting' menu, which is thoroughly recommended - this comes with the option of having half a glass of wine to accompany each course.
Desserts maintain the same high standard - 'Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Pistachio Ice Cream' or 'Mango Rice Pudding with a Coconut Cream Sorbet' - being a good example.
- Food Style: Modern French
- Lunch: Mon-Fri, 12.10-14.30; set lunch from £29.50 (2 courses), £37.50 (3 courses}
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 18.15-22.45; mains about £34 to £45; set D from £65 (2 courses) to £75; Pre & Post Theatre menu £39.50; Tasting Menu £105 (10 courses)
- Seats: 40
- Wine: An enormous wine list. But prices are firm kicking of in the high 20's; although there's a good selection by the glass.
- Wheelchair access: Yes (but not lavatory)
- Nearest station: Goodge Street Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking, Cleveland Street probably best
- Closed: L Sat, all Sun, the last week of Dec. & the first week Jan
- Air conditioned