The London restaurant scene sometimes seems to go around in circles. The chef/proprietor here Anthony Demetre followed Bruno Loubet as head chef in what was L'Odeon (close to Piccadilly Circus) and after a stint at Putney Bridge is now in the premises once housing Bistro Bruno. Not surprisingly, their cooking styles have certain similarities in their bold flavours.
Perhaps begin with 'Braised Pig's Head Terrine with Chutney'; 'Squid and Mackerel Burger' (in some ways a signature dish) or 'Slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb Boulangere, Lambs Sweetbreads, Spiced Dates and Radish Leaves'.
Maybe follow with 'Stuffed Saddle of Rabbit with a cottage-type pie made from its shoulder'; 'Pieds et Paquets' (trotter and tripe parcels) or 'Elwy Valley Rump of Lamb, Tortellini of Goats Cheese, Artichokes and Taggiascha Olives'.
Delicious desserts might include 'Warm Chocolate Soup with Caramelised Brioche and Pecan Nuts' and 'Alphonso Mango, Empress Rice and home-made Sorbet.
The prices asked are amazing for food of this quality in Central London.
- Food Style: Modern European
- Lunch: Mon-Sat, 12.00-14.30; Sun 12.00-15.00; set L Mon-Sat £23 (3 courses); mains from £19
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 17.00-23.00; Sun 17.30-22.30; Pre-Theatre Mon-Sat set D , £25 (3 courses); mains from £19
- Seats: 72
- Wine: a very-well-thought-out list kicks off at around £20
- Children's portions: Yes, when possible
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Street parking or multi stories.
- Closed: some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned