Find this much publicised dining room behind a black façade and frosted windows. Its general ‘gentleman’s club’ atmosphere is in stark contrast to the modern artwork – some of it controversially outrageous.
Chef Jeremy Lee brought a complete change when he arrived to cook here – the style changing from Mediterranean to the best of British traditional.
The menu changes every day, but starters such as ‘Two Terrines with Pickles & Toast’; ‘Crab Soup with Rouille & Croûtons’; ‘Lambs Sweetbreads with Capers & Black Butter’ and ‘Young Garlic with Peas, Olives & Goats Curd ’ set the style.
Maybe ‘The Day’s Pie & Mash’; ‘Mutton & Chips’; ‘Calf’s Liver & Pork Fry’;‘Sea Bass with Sea Greens & Wild Garlic’ and ‘Hake, Parsley & Anchovy Sauce’ among the mains.
There are also items from the grill, such as steaks and rack of lamb, for more plain eaters.
If you have room perhaps try ‘Walnut Meringue with Raspberries & Ice Cream’ or ‘Lemon, Rhubarb & Buttermilk Trifle’.
Service is professional and friendly.
- Food Style: Italian
- Lunch: Mon-Sat, 12.00-14.30; set L Sat only £17.50 (2 courses) to £20; mains about £16 to £20
- Dinner: Mon-Sat, 17.30-22.30; set D between 17.30 & 18.00 pre-theatre £17.50 (2 courses) to £20; mains about £16 to £20
- Seats: 60, plus about 16 outside
- Wine: an interesting, but mainly European list, kicks off at about £20, but rises quickly after that.
- Wheelchair access: Yes, but not lavatory
- Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th & 26th Dec, 1st Jan; some Bank Holidays
- Air conditioned
- Outside eating