This brasserie-style restaurant, run by top-chef Mark Hix, looks particularly unimposing from the outside - so much so, that you could easily walk on by. However, don't be fooled - as the contrast on entering is remarkable. Expect an art deco-style dining room, brown leather banquette seating on the ground-floor, plus a buzzy basement bar.
Starters are seasonal (as is the whole menu ) but early Spring brought a range from nibbles - such as 'Root Vegetable Crisps' & 'Moyallo Pork Crackling with Rhubarb Sauce' tthrough various ways with Oysters to 'Purple Sprouting Broccoli with Berkswell & Pickled Walnuts'; 'Pan-Fried St Mary's Bay Scallops with Lincolnshire Ocha Root & Wild Garlic' and 'Steak Tartare' - the latter two also coming in main course helpings.
Mains such as 'Pan-Fried Whole Torbay Lemon Sole with Hollandaise Sauce'; 'Jacobs Goat Curry'; 'Roast Swainson House Farm Indian Rock Chicken with Hedgerow Garlic Sauce' (for two to share) - plus various ways with Steak, might follow.
Traditional puds might include 'Sussex Pond Pudding'; 'Cox's Apple Pie' & 'Creamed Rice Pudding with Yorkshire Rhubarb & Hazelnuts' - whilst cheese lovers have a selection of British Artisan varieties.
Lighter meals are also offered in the basement bar.
- Food Style: Brasserie
- Lunch: all week 12.00-23.00; set L 12.00-18.30 £19.50 (2 courses), £24.50 (3 courses); mains about £17 to £39; pre-theatre menu 16.30-18.00 £19.50 (2 courses), £24.50 (3 courses); set L Sun £23.95 (2 courses), £27.
- Dinner: all week 12.00-23.00; set D 22.30-23.30 £19.50 (2 courses), £24.50 (3 courses); mains about £17 to £39; post-theatre menu 22.00-23.00 £19.50 (2 courses), £24.50 (3 courses)
- Seats: 80
- Wine: a well chosen list, kicks off in the low £20's and comes with helpful notes
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus Underground
- Directions: See the map on this page