Avenue Restaurant

4.3
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632 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Avenue, a modern brasserie in the heart of London’s St James. Offering lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch, diners can expect a menu filled with contemporary European favourites in a relaxed environment with Head Chef Arnold Ivey at the helm. The 112 cover restaurant revolves around a spectacular central decanting bar, above which a huge illuminated chandelier sparkles with wine glasses, the perfect place for guests to sit and soak up the buzz of the room. .

Private Dining

Avenue is a stunning new restaurant & bar in the heart of St James’s in the West End, opened in February 2014. Designed by American Architect Rick Mather with interiors by Russell Sage, the grand room with its high ceilings and fabulous lighting instinctively feels extravagant, generous and fun.

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Special Offers

Set Dinner Menu: 2/3 courses for £19.50 or £23.50

Enjoy 2 courses for £19.50 or 3 courses for £23.50

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 11 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Please note that this menu is only available on Monday to Thursday evenings

Valid For: 1 - 11 people

Starts: 9 September 2019

Ends: 5 January 2020

Availability: Mon-Thu 17:30-21:45

Friday & Saturday Dinner Set Menu

Enjoy 2 courses for £19.50 or 3 courses for £23.50 with a glass of fizz only on Fridays and Saturdays
Please note that only this menu is available on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 11 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 11 people

Starts: 21 June 2019

Ends: 30 January 2020

Availability: Fri 17:30-21:45
Sat 17:30-21:30

Breakfast

New breakfast menu available Monday - Friday, 8am-11am

Terms and Conditions: Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 3 June 2019

Ends: 10 February 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 08:00-11:00

Set Lunch Menu: 2/3 courses for £15 or £20

Enjoy 2 courses for £15 or 3 courses for £20

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 11 diners. Includes tax, excludes service.
Available only Monday to Thursday 12pm to 5pm

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 9 September 2019

Ends: 1 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-17:00

Weekend Brunch, from £25.50

From a set menu, 2 courses for £25.50 or 3 courses £28.50. Add unlimited Bubbles or Bloody Mary's for £18 per person. From 11am-4pm

Terms and Conditions: Not available in conjunction with any other offers. Maximum of 10 diners. Please note that no other menus are available on this day.

Valid For: 1 - 12 people

Starts: 27 October 2018

Ends: 30 January 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-16:00
Sat 11:00-17:00

What 632 People Are Saying
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MS
London
69 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the set menu. Really delicious! Service attentive but not in your face.

PM
London
60 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very smart restaurant in a very smart part of London. Beautifully designed restaurant. Great service throughout especially the charming hostess who gave us a very warm welcome and showed us to our table. Excellent food - we were a party of 5 ordering a selection of dishes and all were top quality. Very good value. Highly recommended and thanks to all the staff - well done!

Avenue Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Good evening Philip, Thank you for taking time to review Avenue after your last visit. We aim to delight our guests every time, therefore, we are thankful for your feedback. I will certainly pass this to the relative team members and I am sure they will be delighted to hear that. We look forward to welcoming and assisting to Avenue in the near future again! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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JC
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spacing between tables and pleasant efficient service. Enjoyable food.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Dear Jackie, Thank you for taking time to leave a review after visiting Avenue! We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to assisting you to Avenue in the near future. Kind regards, Tautvyde

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DJ
London
73 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, lovely bar staff and waiters - food on the offer menu more varied than before and very tasty. Only complaint was that the restaurant was distinctly chilly on that Friday night otherwise ambience would have been 5

KL
London
36 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit with a small group of friends. We found the staff friendly and accommodating, especially when we asked to be moved because our original table was in darkness. Service was attentive, but unobtrusive. The set weekend menu was comprehensive and very good value. I shall certainly return.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on 22 October 2019

Dear Ken, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We aim to delight our guests all the time, therefore, we are truly delighted to learn that we met your expectations and you had a pleasant visit at Avenue wth your friends. Was a pleasure assisting you and we look forward to the next time! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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t
London
235 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every aspect of the restaurant.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you ever so much for taking time to leave such a lovely review! We are over the moon to hear such a great feedback! We are looking forward to welcoming and assisting you at Avenue Restaurant in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place for a birthday evening meal with friends on a Thursday, it was surprisingly quiet. Stylish place.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on 21 October 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave a such lovely review- we truly appreciate that. We are looking forward to welcoming and assisting you at Avenue Restaurant in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surperb all around

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mario was brilliant - the hospitality and the quality of the food was second to none. What a wonderful evening. Thank you for hosting us and we will be back!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and great food many thanks

F
Buckinghamshire
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place for a Sunday Brunch excellent service.
Pricey cocktails.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful and my date loved the place and its atmosphere

AL
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food simple ish but great. Went for the ES deal super bargain. We both had 3 oysters followed by steak(£5 supplement).Will def do again when another deal comes out.

ME
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch menu, great service and amazing cocktails. Great value for money. Would recommend and will be going back again

C
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a party of four (two couples) we dined at Avenue midweek. The place was about half full. The service was very attentive and the food was good. Everyone enjoyed their choices and the prices we found were very reasonable. I would definately recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning again soon.

g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Avenue. I eat here a couple of times a year and have never been dissappointed. Even on the super good value set menus the food is excellant.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for an indulgent brunch, centrally located with party atmosphere and attentive staff.

DJ
London
73 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great meal from the fixed price Evening Standard menu including a small glass of wine. Great service as ever

DJ
London
73 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value from the Evening Standard menu. Very tasty chicken starter and oysters followed by the roast chicken and ratatouille dishes. Service was excellent as ever. A great restaurant in an area where most others are at least double this.

F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely cocktails. Maybe better for lunch than dinner. Lovely and light and airy

V
London
56 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Avenue never disappoint. We had a wonderful causal dinner. Relax and good food.

PM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Uber-chic décor, great looking menu. Had breakfast there and was ok in the end. Nothing special in terms of food. The young staff on duty were nice but I would have expected slightly more formality in a place like this, felt like I was in a pub ordering beers and crisps. Overall, not bad but wouldn't really recommend to return.

ZH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and relaxing meal with great value for money. Oysters were fresh and steak was tasty - done exactly the way I wanted. They even brought up gluten free bun for me. We cap the dinner with drinks at the bar and the Negroni was superb. Will be back for sure.

OT
London
58 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and great brunch options.

r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value set menu lunch, large and busy dining room, great location.

B
London
54 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Rather disappointing. Have been here before several times and have had much higher quality food than was available on the Saturday set menu. Wouldn’t go again I am afraid. Rather bland chicken pate, followed by a decent burger - (not a hugely inspiring choice of main courses)and then a poor chocolate sundae. Nice setting and friendly staff but this doesn’t make up for the meal . Sorry Avenue Restaurant. But you can do better - because you have done so in the past.

f
London
26 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best brunch

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V
London
56 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We had salad, salon and terrine as starter, good portions, but nothing overly special.
Slightly disappointed with the main. We had fishcake and 2 flat iron steak plus creme spinach side. The fish cake seems a little dry (compare to my previous at avenue). The flat iron were over cooked - medium more like well done (no pink center) the medium rare is more medium well. We did double checked with waiter but he doesn't seems to think it's wrong. We are in a hurry so didn't insist for a recook. Flat iron is a tough cut so it wasn't very pleasant having overcooked meat.

We then have ice cream and cheesecake as dessert. I would said avenue is a quick cheap easy catch up causal dining place. But not so much of a date night special occasion wow choice.

I
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a 3 course lunch during the week and the food was very tasty. I had yellowfin tuna tartare followed by Severn & Wye grilled salmon and to finish I had a delicious lemon meringue tart. Portions were generous and vegetables ordered on the side were lovely and tender (not a fan of over cooked greens). I also like the menu not being too big so I could spend more time chatting with my friend then spending too much time on choosing what to eat. Also berry mock-tail was delicious and service very good.

S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch deal and steak was really very good. I met a friend for lunch, booked at the last minute and took my baby in the pram. The staff were very accommodating and supplied hot water for me to warm my babies lunch too.

W
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed and Disappointed
The service and the environment are good except the food is terrible. It’s really wasting my time and money to taste something like this tonight. I can cook better than the chef. However, the waiters are very good. The environment is comfortable. That’s all I can say.

SD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

It was the 4th I took my guests there and the service for the very first time was surprisingly appalling.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great working lunch

s
London
157 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the most wonderful service. food excellent. staff friendly and so helpful with dietary issues we loved our meal.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locale stupendo, con personale molto cordiale che ci ha fatti immediatamente sentire a nostro agio.Protagonista assoluto il cibo, 3 portate assolutamente impeccabili...una migliore dell’altra!Torneró sicuramente!

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OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was disappointing.

DJ
London
73 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

From the very start, the greeting as you arrive through to the final farewell from our charming Sardinian waiter the service is impeccable - just what you would want from a top end restaurant ( not at all pushy or omnipresent but perfectly attentive and helpful).

We had the set menu which has a great range of choices and is good for our vegetarian friend. The chickpea and quinoa salad and the terrine were both considered to be excellent although I found the smoked salmon dish lacking a little bite in the crème. The main courses were excellent. The duck leg and belly pork in particular were beautifully cooked and presented. With one side of fat chips and broccoli between the 6 of us this proved to be filling enough for 4 of us so we only sampled the cheesecake and lemon posset desserts both of which were sublime. The glass of house wine included was excellent - a great Sicilian red, so another bottle was ordered! They only drop a star from my previous review because the noise level from two large groups rather damaged the ambiance of an otherwise lovely place.

As for value - I think it is very difficult to beat this offer in this location ( or indeed elsewhere in London).

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really liked it. Great decor, lovely ambience and good value set menu.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were disappointed with the service .... had to wait so long to be served even though the restaurant was half empty .

We did however get excellent service from Bartosz whilst he was serving our table!

We came especially for the Lobster but they didn’t have any left and this was at 2pm on a brunch menu !

Generally the starters were good but the mains disappointing.... short on flavour .

Shame ... as the ambience is nice

V
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch. Food was amazing as was the ambience and service. Staff were friendly and highly attentive and were good at keeping our drinks topped up. Really good brunch venue.