One Leicester Street
One Leicester Street

One Leicester Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.oneleicesterstreet.com/
  • Phone: 020 3301 8020
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST
    Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 11:00
    Sat & Sun: 08:00 - 12:00

    LUNCH
    Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 15:00
    Sat: 13:00 - 15:30
    Sun: 13:00 - 16:00

    PRE THEATRE
    Mon - Sat: 17:30 - 18:30

    DINNER
    Mon - Sat: 17:30 - 23:00
    Sun: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Tom Harris
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Leicester Square (2 mins walk) Piccadilly Circus (3 mins walk)
  • Parking: No
A word from One Leicester Street
Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, the kitchen at One Leicester Street is headed by Chef Patron Tom Harris. Tom was previously Head Chef of St John Chinatown, where in 2012 he gained a Michelin star. Offering the very best of British produce, Tom's daily changing menus use products cured, smoked and pickled in house - from our own bacon, sausages and smoked fish on the breakfast menu, to the hams and salted beef on the dinner menu.
Intimately nestled above the dining room, One Leicester Street bar is a destination for those in-the-know. Also open to non–diners, the bar promotes pure versions of the classic cocktails that hearken back to the golden age of the cocktail hour. It's a quiet place for relaxing or meetings by day, and a softly lit respite by night. A bar menu includes dishes to satiate any craving and pair perfectly with the extensive signature house cocktail and wine lists. The room is filled with generous soft seating to settle into for a long evening ahead...
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One Leicester Street reviews from OpenTable diners
97 reviews since 29 November 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambience3.4
    Value3.6
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (58)fit for foodies (41)business meals (32)special occasions (25)sunday lunch (18)romance (18)group bookings (15)outstanding value (12)brunch (8)good vegetarian options (4)afternoon tea (3)disabled access (2)Show More
  • Restaurant closed!
    Tony
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    The restaurant has been closed for weeks. Embarrassing experience as entertaining client.
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  • lovefood
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    This is not a review as such - but I wanted to feedback the poor practice of both the restaurant +/- opentable. I booked a table online using a direct link from the restaurant's own website and was given a confirmed slot for this week. When I arrived on the day, I was told that the restaurant was closed for refurbishment for a number of weeks - why was this not clearly indicated on the website and why was booking still open for the period that the restaurant was obviously closed?! As it turned out, I went to another restaurant close by and had an excellent meal, and am very unlikely to book for One Leicester St ever again. I want to emphasise this is not a review but I feel strongly that the restaurant should take note of these concerns.
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  • Restaurant is closed. Bankrupt?
    Magz
    Dined on 21/6/2014
    We arrived at the restaurant and was asked if we were going to the bar. When we replied that we had a reservation we were told they had closed because they no longer had a chef. We were told their booking had called and emailed everyone that had a reservation which is not correct as we were there. Terrible and embarrassing standing there without a reservation for a Saturday night because of their incompetent management.
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  • One Leicester street
    locket
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food was lovely, especially the pea salad and came promptly. The wait staff were friendly, but disorganised. We were 5 mins early and asked to wait in the bar and were told that someone would come to get us. After over 20 mins we had to go back to the restaurant and ask to be seated.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-theatre: Class on the cheap
    Cheapskate
    Dined on 27/5/2014
    There's only an either/or choice on the pre-theatre menu but both the main course (fish) and the pudding (roulade) were really outstanding. (The artichoke and pea starter was, to my taste, so delicate as to be dull, but exquisitely presented!) A bonus is that wine was from £5 a glass and that for £11 I had a terrific, properly strong cocktail in a bar that was agreeably peaceful at 5.30 on a Saturday when everywhere else was heaving. (You don't get extras - freebie nuts, etc, but at this price, who cares?)
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  • Disappointed
    Lovetodine
    Dined on 25/5/2014
    Disappointed with the service and no ambience. Service was aloof and cool. Seating was tight and although the restaurant was 3/4 empty a group of 4 diners were seated directly behind us and I had to contend with the server coming up behind me in the tight space between the two tables whist I was eating. My fish was lovely but not Michelin starred but my friends' lamb was served blue! The menu was short which is ok, but the Sunday menu consisted of just 3 entrees, 1 meat, 1 fish and 1 pasta dish! Somewhat limited! I queried the bill as we had booked the Sunday lunch offer. The server informed me it was no longer available but changed the bill when in showed her my booking confirmation. Disappointed and underwhelmed. Will we return? No.
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  • Great food, poor timing...
    JFLC
    Dined on 16/4/2014
    We visited One Leicester Street on the pre-theatre menu. The decor was stark but the atmosphere good (probably aided by it being a beautiful day outside). The food was universally fabulous but the experience was let down by the slow and, I suspect inadvertently, aloof service. This resulted in it all becoming a rush and, despite leaving 1.5hrs to dine, it being impossible to have 3 courses on a menu designed for speed. I would happily visit again but certainly not on a tight schedule. Full marks for the food which was beautifully presented and freshly prepared - just expect that diners will want to get in and get out in these situations.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Definitely not at all what
    janp
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Definitely not at all what I expected, specially after reading other reviews. We were planning to get some nice british style sunday brunch, but instead there was only a plain buffet of fruit, toast and eggs. HUGE disappointment.
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  • just a nice lunch
    deramic
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    we booked for the £16 two course set lunch - but went for the three course option when there. starter of brown crab was possibly more liquid that we would have liked. the pork main course was very good - meat cooked exactly right - the mussels were regrettably so overcooked that there were shrunken orange beans in each shell rather than a full meaty lozenge - but the accompanying sauce was good, so let's hope this was a kitchen blip (a kind of unforgivable one though). Cheese served at correct temperature and the chocolate desert was a hearty portion that put a smile on her face surprisingly empty on a Friday lunchtime, a pot of sugar cubes dropped on me by a nervous waiter notwithstanding - a good place for an inexpensive lunch
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday lunch
    qwerty
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Visited with a group of 6 for Sunday lunch. Excellent selection of roast and fish for a great meal with friends. Stayed from 1pm till about 4pm, leisurely gathering, very enjoyable. I had the roast beef and it was one of the best Sunday roasts I have had.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-mormon
    PG4LG
    Dined on 12/3/2014
    Excellent service from our waiter, interesting and innovative cuisine. Oh, and a great cocktail.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Pork Shoulder
    BigRussVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2014
    A group (6) of us went for a pre-theatre meal and we attracted by the good value set menu. The contents of which are definitely of the all parts of the animal variety just FYI for the picky eaters. Most of us ordered the same with the duck hearts for start and pork shoulder for main. The first course took a good half hour to arrive, considering the place wasn't busy this was a surprise and when it came out it wasn't particularly hot. We urged them to hurry up for the mains which they did to be fair and it was delicious however we did need to bolt out of the door. Should really deliver a 2 course theatre menu in under an hour. Drinks were nice but expensive, service was efficient and entertaining
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food for a balanced price
    Willem
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Good restaurant, cosy, nice open kitchen. Food: good, nothing incredible, but certainly very decent. Lacked some signature but everything was well made and appealing for the eye. Good wine prices. Best dish I had: Salty caramel with sour apple crisps (dessert). Service: Smooth and kind. Also recommended: Upstairs Bar and the various innovative cocktails with food infusion, yes food infusions.
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    romance, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • The service and the food was
    Linx905
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    The service and the food was fantastic. The cocktail bar upstairs is absolutely amazing and completely unexpected, going for a drink before dinner really added to the experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfectly nice
    PaulieVIP
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    table booked for 6.30 on the toptable special menu. arrived at 6.40 and was told menu was finished! did insist we see it and the hostess did agree. very pleasant meal. well priced on the deal, nice restaurant. only downside was it cleared out entirely when we arrived (i guess pre theatre goers) and in the two hours we were there, only 2 other tables came in. would defintely visit again.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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  • Lunch at One Leicester Street
    Mils
    Dined on 22/2/2014
    The food and service is second to none. The sharing dishes are unique. Value for money in that part of London you cannot beat.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent pre-theatre dining
    aftershow
    Dined on 21/2/2014
    We were very pleased. The pre-theatre menu is simple - only three choices for each course, but beautifully prepared. It was an excellent example of how to take a few fresh ingredients and bring out the best of each of them. A good selection of unusual wines by the glass to complement them was a bonus. And the very attentive staff made sure that we were out in good time for the theatre. It felt like a proper meal before the show, unlike many where you feel you're just on a conveyor belt before the main sitting. We'll go back again.
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  • Brunch for the out of towm parent
    RMRS21
    Dined on 16/2/2014
    Took my mother for breakfast here, and she Could Not Have Been Happier ! The staff were simply delightful to her - and it was a thoroughly pleasant experience, especially as the roasts were delicious !
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    brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen tables for all
    DavenLisa
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    Truly excellent food all prepared in the kitchen close to the tables. A relaxed informal atmosphere with a quiet buzz about it, good for conversations and cheer. They know how to cook to perfection, beef - succulent and melt in the mouth; tamworth pork beautifully soft with excellent crackling. Well chosen wine list and friendly smiles from beginning to end. A gem!
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an early dinner at
    AOH1
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    We had an early dinner at One Leicester Street before going on to the theatre - the pre-theatre menu was small but the choices were delicious. Service was friendly and attentive and the decor very pleasant. Food was very good - mackerel starter was very tasty and the lamb sausages with beans were lovely and filling. puds were good too - the butter and honey tart was nice but the butterscotch ice cream with pears was lovely. House wine was good and great value at £5 a glass. No issue with offering tap water by the jug - a good measure of how down to earth a restaurant is. Would definitely go back - a very smart oasis in the jungle of Leicester Square!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Antonaro
    Dined on 14/2/2014
    Michelin starred transport cafe. Not saying there is anything wrong with that but thats what you get. Big slabs of good quality meat and a bit of veg is not what we were looking for. Lack of finesse exaggerated by the packed together cafe style seating.
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  • Bit of a British oasis in
    ACDCVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Bit of a British oasis in a sea of chinese restaurants. Cooking is modern British. We had the pre-theatre menu which is reasonable value. Starter of dry cured beef was standard. For mains the devilled mussels were nice and plump with a little kick (and should have come with a few fries really) and the grilled Tamworth (pork) was actually a lovely piece of meat with excellent flavour. The baked alaska for dessert was nicely presented by far too sweet. Nice eclectic wine list and enthusiastic, excellent service which really set the place apart. Worth trying, unless you want chinese...
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for lunch
    anonymus
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    We had Sunday lunch at One Leicester Street. As we had a guest we wanted to go somewhere special. We picked OLS as it has a Michelin star ... however, judging from the lunch menu, not sure if it is justified (maybe the dinner menu is more special?). Food was nice and service was good, but nothing special.
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    business meals, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    6 of us had Sunday lunch before going to see The Commitments a short walk away. The meal was absolutely delicious, I could not fault it at all. Some of us had beef and others the pork and both dishes were lovely. The staff were friendly and efficient. Will definitely go back for Sunday lunch.
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  • Stayed at the Hotel and ate
    DaveC
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Stayed at the Hotel and ate there as well - food was excellent and the service was incredibly friendly. Would also recommend popping upstairs to the cocktail lounge - some amazing creations!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theatre dinner!
    Jemma
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    I chose this restaurant based on excellent on-line reviews and was not disappointed. Both my partner and I had a dried beef starter, grilled tamworth main, and the brown butter and honey tart, with a couple of glasses of the house red wine and coffee. The food was delicious. Even my hard-to-please companion, who had grumbled about the "pretentiousness" of the menu, left with nothing but praise for every bite and the reasonable prices for the quality. Service was quick and friendly. The only hitch: the restaurant had no record of the TopTable reservation I had made online, so I recommend that diners call directly to confirm a booking. Fortunately, it wasn't busy at 5:30, so we were able to get a nice table. (Accessibility? Call to check.)
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday out for dinner
    fabilou
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    The place is nice and simple. The service was okay, waiter a bit under pressure even if it wasn't that busy. The food was nice and tasty but simple. Maybe we expected more cause of the nice cocktail bar upstairs. Pies were huge but half empty. We had cocktails upstairs afterward and i have to say that it was the best part of the night. Drinks were outstanding !!! You can be affraid by the creativity but you won't be desapointed ! It's balanced, innovative and mastered !!!
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    business meals, group bookings, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Pleasant Surprise
    JB2426
    Dined on 31/1/2014
    Situated behind the Swiss centre on the site of Nancys the famous fish restaurant of 30 years you might initially be underwhelmed by first impressions of this little room on the edge of Chinatown, but when you realise its got a bar on the second floor and rooms above too, its actually a little gem. Pleasantly soundproofed from the hustle of central London, the short menu was full of original combinations and didn't disappoint. Service was charming and helpful, not pushy like many places in town. And its British. My only criticism was wine "by the glass" was less than half full but it was good. Give them a try.
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    business meals, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet location but lacking ambience
    Kara
    Dined on 30/1/2014
    Took a client here for a breakfast meeting. It was a very convenient, quiet spot but a bit too small and quiet for a 1-on-1 business meal. Felt too intimate and sterile. But the food was good and well price and the service was very lovely. And there were tons of open tables so a good choice in the area if everything else is booked!
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  • The hotel restaurant is hidden
    moscVIP
    Dined on 29/1/2014
    The hotel restaurant is hidden away just behind Leicester Square so perfectly positioned for a quick re-theatre meal. At three courses for £19 the set meal is excellent value although, as always, it's easy to double the bill by the time the drinks orders are in. Food was simple but interesting with quite small portions - although at that price you really can't complain. My friend's vegetarian options looked tasty too. Service was relaxed and attentive. Well worth giving a try...
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Memorable for the wrong reason
    November1972
    Dined on 28/1/2014
    Wasn't impressed, fancy names for the dishes did not match the food
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  • Great food, great pre-theatre
    ccjcVIP
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    Great food, great pre-theatre deal. Minimalist but very tasty. Service excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Danielblackmanuk
    Dined on 25/1/2014
    Chipped plates, poor service (forgot our starter) - would I go back again? No, although the food had good flavour and was well presented.
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  • Great find.
    emzie
    Dined on 22/1/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a lovely pre-theatre meal at One Leicester Street. The service was excellent and attentive. The food was fantastic and great value for money with the pre-theatre menu. Leicester Square itself can be a bit gaudy but this restaurant is a quiet sanctuary from that, a definite place to keep in mind for when guests visit. Interesting variety of drinks on the menu (unusual cocktails) which we will try next time! Lots of quirky features, home made butter, hand-drawn menu covers.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-theater or anytime!
    Net1VIP
    Dined on 21/1/2014
    With so many over priced tourist traps in the area, it was wonderful to find One Leicester Street and have and actual meal not just "what ever the chef could get out of the kitchen fast and cheap". Best dish of the table was the Dexter beef that my hubby had. Cocktails were wonderful as well although most of them are not for the faint of heart! We will be back for sure!
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  • Original and good.
    RickolaVIP
    Dined on 17/1/2014
    Whilst obviously paying homage to its previous owner, the food is excellent and orginal. The pre-Thearte menu was good value and they asked us what time our curtain was up in order to serve us promptly. Will certainly be going back.
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  • they even give you a discount....
    singeon
    Dined on 15/1/2014
    if you stay in the hotel. And the pre-theatre was excellent value before that bonus.
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was exceedingly good food
    cor76
    Dined on 14/1/2014
    Was exceedingly good food and service and plenty of time for the theatre
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food ambience (some
    fairbanksh
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great food ambience (some of the nicest staff in central london We stayed at the hotel and also had breakfast-also outstanding
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    romance, fit for foodies, brunch, Sunday lunch, afternoon tea, pre/post theatre
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  • Best roasters I've eaten out
    Rachel
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Sunday lunch - in many places so poorly executed. My particular gripe is potatoes which are rock hard in the middle and as soggy on the outside as our rather inclement weather. Not so at One Leicester - fluffy on the inside and a crunchy crisp on the outside. Meat cooked to perfection, other veg fresh, still got it's bite. Finished off with lashings of rich sumptuous gravy. Service is attentive, knowledgable and yet relaxed. One Leicester Street is an oasis of calm just off tacky Leicester square - it should really be far more busy. Try their bar in the evening- you can actually hear each other and they do a mean cocktail (I think there is a happy hour - but you'll need to check that)
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    business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.