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AA Notable Wine List 2016-17
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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Vintage chic and classy cooking with flavours galore

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At a glance

Vegetarian menu
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

The most casual of Jason Atherton's ever-expanding group of restaurants is helmed by chef-patron Paul Hood, a fruitful partnership that has resulted in an on-trend enterprise that fits nicely into Soho with its stripped-back vintage decor ¬– all bare brickwork, artfully scuffed banquettes and restored furniture. The menu doesn't hold a candle for any particular style of cuisine, but it's a little bit British, a touch French, and more about full-on flavour than anything else. Sharing jars are aimed to accompany a pre-meal sharpener, one being ham hock, piccalilli and chicory. Some lively ideas are given free rein, often bringing unusual combinations. Tartare of Black Angus beef, for instance, might come with beetroot, egg yolk jam and horseradish. Among main courses, slow-cooked venison loin could arrive with roasted morels, dukkah spice, truffled gnocchi, cavolo nero and white onion soubise, and baked Cornish hake is served with hispi cabbage gratin, Salcombe crab, Tokyo turnip and saffron. The kitchen pulls out all the stops for desserts too: consider caramelised milk and brown sugar tart with ginger wine, and fromage frais sorbet, or end with a boozy sundae from the cocktail bar, packing a punch via Kahlua and chocolate brownie, Grand Marnier sorbet, Bailey’s ice cream and espresso syrup.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December and bank holidays
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30

Chef

  • Chef: Paul Hood

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 183
  • Wines by the glass: 25

Price guide

  • Starter from 12
  • Main course from18
  • Dessert from8.50
  • 2-course lunch from22.50
  • 3-course lunch from26.50
  • Tasting menu from62
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8
  • Off-site parking available: Q-Park (Poland Stree)t

Additional information

  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 8

Getting here

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Oxford Circus
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Three-course lunch from£26.50**Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch *Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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*Based on the minimum price for a 3-course lunch
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