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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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Superlative cooking with Icelandic soul

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At a glance

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

Texture is a compelling mix of Scandinavian style and traditional English charm. The former is down to the sheer blinding talent of Agnar (Aggi) Sverrisson, an Icelander who has brought his prodigious culinary talent to London and created one of the most divertingly appealing addresses in town. The latter is down to the splendid Georgian proportions of the space. It is this fusion of simple design and big-scale grandeur that makes dining chez Sverrisson such an appealing prospect. The cooking is a kind of fusion too, with Icelandic influences gliding through the modern European menu like skis through the snow. The splendid Champagne Bar at the front of the building is a good place to begin, where five champagnes are available by the glass and some 140 by the bottle. The space is adorned with impressive artworks, providing splashes of colour to the neutral walls, and the service is engaging and informed. Choose from the à la carte or tasting menus, which include fish and vegan versions. There is a lightness of touch in the cooking, a genuine depth of flavour achieved, and without the overuse of cream, butter (zero in the savoury courses) or sugar. Isle of Skye scallops shine in an opening course with textures of cauliflower, and there are Asian flavours running through a plate of new season Wye Valley asparagus. Among main courses, Icelandic cod is lightly salted, served with avocado, Romanesco and wild garlic, and Pyrenean milk-fed lamb arrives as saddle, shoulder and belly. The wine list shows the same level of attention to detail as the food, with great advice on hand if required.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 2 weeks at Christmas, 2 weeks in August, 1 week at Easter
  • Days closed: Sunday to Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday to Wednesday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Agnar Sverrisson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu
  • Wines under £30: 6
  • Wines over £30: 600
  • Wines by the glass: 35

Price guide

  • Starter from: £18.75
  • Main course from43.50
  • 2-course lunch from: £29
  • 3-course lunch from: £33.50
  • Tasting menu from: £95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 52
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 16
  • Off-site parking available: NCP Bryanston Street

Getting here

Nearest train station

Marble Arch, Bond Street
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