If you're seeking traditional British food, in luxurious surroundings; this good restaurant has been supplying this since 1742, while other trends came and went. Apart from an enlarged menu, including the likes of truffles, their offerings have changed very little.Shellfish, fish and seasonal game are the raison d'être.
So expect the likes of 'Dressed Crab'; 'Hot or Cold Beef Consommé' and Foie Gras with Toasted Brioche' among the starters.
Perhaps 'Dover Sole -grilled, meunière, poached or as goujons'; 'Calves Liver Lyonnaise'; 'Fish Pie' and 'Fish Pie' plus a plethora of game in season - among the mains. There's also a 'Carving Trolley' which changes with each service (Wednesday lunch & Thursday dinner being roast beef, at the time of writing); while vegetarians have their own short menu.
Desserts, such as 'Bread and Butter Pudding'; 'Warm Chocolate Fondant' and 'Sherry Trifle' finish the meal; but are challenged by the excellent selection of British and French farm house cheeses. The whole atmosphere is very much that of a gentleman's club; but while service is formal, it's not stuffy. Jackets and ties are required for men and mobile phones aren't allowed.
- Food Style: British Traditional
- Lunch: Mon-Fri, 12.00-14.30; set L from £30 (2 courses), £38 (3 courses), mains about £19 to £60
- Dinner: Mon-Fri, 18.00-22.30; Tasting Menu from £80 (5 courses); pre-theatre (17.30-18.30) £35 (2 courses), £45 (3 courses); mains about £19 to £60
- Seats: 100
- Wine: a good list is very pricey, kicking off in the mid £30's
- Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
- Nearest station: Green Park Underground
- Directions: at the junction of Jermyn and Bury Streets. See the map on this page.
- Closed: all Sat & Sun; Bank Holidays; a few days at Christmas
- Air conditioned