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About the AA Rosette award
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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Simple, seasonal cooking in a prime spot

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At a glance

All day dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Overlooking Trafalgar Square from the National Gallery, this sleek all-day operation never struggles to fill its tables, but there's a lot more to the cooking than a simple pit-stop when you're checking out the art. Unfussy modern dishes draw on well-sourced seasonal materials, starting with chargrilled squid with chilli and lime, while a main course of whole lemon sole teamed with buttery brown shrimps and capers is deftly handled; meatier appetites might home in on beer-fed rib-eye steak with braised short rib and roasted bone marrow. It all ends with a comforting classic, apricot bread and butter pudding slathered with marmalade.

Opening hours

  • Closed:: 24-26 Dec, 1 Jan
  • Closed for dinner:: Sat-Thu
  • Lunch served from:: 10
  • until: 8.30
  • All day dining

Chef

  • Chef: Gillan Kingstree

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 14
  • Wines over £30:: 8
  • Wines by the glass:: 13

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Children

  • Children welcome

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats:: 84

Additional information

  • Seats:: 84

Getting here

Nearest train station

Charing Cross
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