An excellent brasserie-style operation, named after the well-known butchers, who occupied these premises until 1996. This pervading atmosphere is nicely retained by the old marble counters, wall tiles and other paraphernalia.
Seafood, backed up by items from the rotisserie, is the name of the game here - and their extensive opening times are combined with the style of the excellent 'Sweetings' Champagne & Oyster Bar (q,v.) where you sit at high stools at a Bar, and order from the framed menu in front of you.
Seafood offerings are wide-ranging, but include the likes of Oysters, Fruit de Mer, Dressed Crab, various ways with Lobster - plus perhaps carefully-cooked dishes such as 'Roast Halibut with White Beans, Chorizo & Herb Sauce' and 'Pan-Fried Scallops with Braised Fennel & Sautéed Potato Crisps' and stalwarts such as Fish & Chips.
On the meat front, various Roasts are backed up by Sausages & Mash, Steaks, Herb-Crusted Lamb and the like.
A few traditional desserts are there for the sweet-toothed.
A selection of filled baguettes are also offered - and are ideal if you haven't the time for the full works.
All works well, a jovial atmosphere helped by cheerful friendly staff. No bookings are taken, so judge your arrival carefully to avoid peak meal-times - or be prepared to queue.
- Food Style: Seafood
- Lunch: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 12.00-22.00; mains about £15 to £45
- Dinner: Mon-Sat 12.00-23.00, Sun 12.00-22.00; mains about £15 to £45
- Wine: a good list, particularly-strong on whites - offers reasonable mark-ups, and plenty by the glass
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page