Dean Street Townhouse

4.5
1941 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Pre/post Theatre
In the heart of Soho, Dean Street Townhouse occupies numbers 69 and 70 Dean Street, a pair of Georgian residences built by carpenter John Meard in 1732-1735. The dining room and bar combines vintage armchairs, contemporary British art, wooden floors, and a open fire in the parlour. with a menu that incorporates British favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner and afternoon tea, pre and post theatre.

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Theatre Dining Two courses £22 or Three courses £25

Book your pre & post theatre meal at Dean Street Townhouse, located in the heart of London’s West End and within walking distance to theatreland. Enjoy a quintessentially British menu with two courses for £22 and three courses for £25.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 April 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 17:00-18:30 22:00-23:45

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JE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I have been to 2 establishments in the last 8 weeks. Both have been a disappointment. A glass of beer was dropped over my friend whilst eating and the waiter didn't apologise until he heard us making fun of the situation.
I would have expected more.

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KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theatre meal with my parents and then dessert & Prosecco after theatre... the service was fantastic and the whole experience was great - everyone enjoyed their food & the dessert post theatre was a fantastic idea!! Wonderful evening had by all!

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O
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good brasserie type place to meet friends and have a good meal. Service almost faultless, well conceived food menu and good wine list.

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Kent
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 3

It was all about the food and service where it went wrong.

Ordered a scotch egg as a starter and it was delivered on a bed of sauce which to me was inedible. I explained this to the waiter and he agreed to change it. He reappeared with the same scotch egg on a clean plate but the egg was still covered in the offending sauce. I also explained that this was not in the menu description which would have avoided the issue.

“But it will take 7 minutes to get a new one”. I agreed to this but wasn’t expecting my dining companions food to be left there.

Main course was acceptable but not more than that.

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SO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attentive service and it’s more baby-friendly than expected. Very delighted.

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OT
London
57 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Dean Street Townhouse. The food is usually good and the atmosphere great. This is not somewhere for a quiet romantic meal (in our opinion) though if you are celebrating or want a fun night out this is an ideal choice. Service is always professional if a little hectic and our only gripe is the wine mark ups. Steep! Our meal for two consisted of 2 courses an aperitif and a bottle of Cote du Rohne. Price £134 including service.

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AD
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Rude waiter that rushed the whole process. We had to chase drinks a few times and we wanted to order wine with our food but he was never free to serve

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A very quaint, cute restaurant with an upmarket feel. Food was very good and pre theatre menu is excellent value for money. Service was good, just a little slow - we had two courses in an hour and a half. Nice ambience and buzzy atmosphere. Would recommend.

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MA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked afternoon tea for 4 of us as part of our Wedding Anniversary. The food and service were excellent. In fact, we were unable to eat all the cakes
We would recommend this gem to anyone else.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a super evening, lovely service, very good food, no table time and good value for a central London venue! Thank you - we will be back.

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VR
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great for what it is, which is a bustling, fun brasserie and bar with stylish but surprisingly traditional style decor. If it’s a quiet romantic meal you’re looking for, this isn’t the place.

The staff were fabulous, very friendly and attentive. Our soup starter and enormous Eton mess pudding were both delicious and my husband enjoyed his fish pie.

I was shocked and seriously disappointed by the lack of proper vegetarian mains though. Vegetarians don’t necessarily want to eat salad or a starter as a main. I want a proper meal! After querying the vegetarian options and asking for a recommendation on the server’s favourite ‘salad’ (as that’s all there was to choose from), I ended up with literally a plate of rocket, a few broad beans and a sprinkling of goats cheese. Not what I had in mind, not very exciting (nor filling) and very difficult to eat elegantly!

On that basis, I wouldn’t go again and wouldn’t recommend for fellow veggies (and def not vegans) unless you’re just looking for a very light carb free lunch.

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v
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really great food, great ambience. It was a shame we were served by so many members of staff as it meant we were constantly disturbed trying to give us a great service but in actual fact asking us the same thing in many cases.

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S
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service here are first class we continue to use this place as we are never disappointed

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JM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved the friendly vine & the hustle & bustle of the place.

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N
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really buzzy atmosphere and perfect spot for pre theatre dinner. We chose the 3 course set menu and returned after the show for our dessert with complementary glass of Prosecco which is a great idea. The service was outstanding and we would definitely return.

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RB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, excellent service and very tasty reasonably priced food. Will be coming back!

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience made exceptional by the staff who looked after us from beginning to end. Thank you

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IK
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were really friendly and made sure we had everything we needed at all times. Food was excellent.

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IR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and lovely staff who are helpful and friendly as well as efficient.

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Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. It offers a pleasant decor with squashy chairs that are substantial and comfortable. Our beef and ale pie was tasty and the desserts (Eton Mess and Lemon Drizzle cake) were also excellent. The fish of my daughter's fish and chips was not of the same standard. The mushy peas and chips were quite good, but the fish itself was extraneously breaded and she left most of it on the plate. My husband tasted it and also found it wanting. Perhaps Haddock is just not to their taste.

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SS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere, true afternoon tea experience and pleasant service.

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SC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 5

Very nice meal but the service was poor. We had to attract the waiters attention on more than one occasion

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KK
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great quality and the service was very friendly. Prices are appropriate for central london location. Very nice decor.

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R
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good service, decor, and food. It really was so loud that is simply took away from the positive experience.

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KJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Slow service, food was good but very expensive for what it was. Wouldn't mind paying that price had the service been excellent. Cocktails not great - champagne cordial instead of actual champagne.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was wonderful, service excellent, and food phenomenal! We did the three-course theatre dinner, and it was wonderful! The selection for each course was great and the servers made sure we made it out in time for our show. We’ll definitely be back!

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PL
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service, as always, was impeccable, and the cocktails delicious. My only negative would be the relative lack of choice for vegetarians - my partner the other evening was a vegetarian and the only pre-theatre choice was the vegan chopped salad, which they chose in the absence of any other choice. That said, it was reportedly delicious. The ratio of ingredients in my Eton Mess was also slightly off, with probably too much cream. That said, I will continue to visit here, and no doubt continue to have a great time.

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EA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding place for a meet up before theatre. Bright and good service, could hear each other talk, reasonably priced food menu and afternoon tea liked great too. (Drinks at London prices, e.g. £12.37 G&T with service).

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, eggs Benedict and mimosas. Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere, particularly the chandeliers and red dining benches.

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M
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience. Atmosphere was lively and food was a good standard. Service generally good aside from the maitre d', who was completely unapologetic that our table was not ready on time and told us to wait at the very crowded bar. I would normally expect the maitre d' in this situation to ensure our order was taken promptly, however she left us to our devices and when we eventually received our drinks, told us that if we wanted to take 5 minutes to finish them at the bar we would have to give up our table. Otherwise, a very good evening but a shame to start it in this very frustrating manner given it is not a cheap night.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Service wasn’t great. Wrong drinks were brought to the table. No apology. Forgot water. Wine and water glasses left infilled for long periods. Hard to get the servers attention. Our server had a bit of an attitude

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, the staff looked after myself and my daughter so beautifully and got us fed quickly so we could get to a Take That concert on time! Food was great too.

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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c
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

relaxed brunch in town house brasserie, good service and value, definitely recommend

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l
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love meeting friends and family there - warm atmosphere and great food.

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r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun lively place with great food!

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CS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the smoked haddock souffle, baked chicken and battenburg cake. All were incredibly delicious. I never order baked chicken at a restaurant (too boring), but did here based on a local friend's emphatic recommendation. I didn't regret it--one of the best meals I've had in a long time.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely atmosphere. Very accommodating staff. Would thoroughly recommend

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MR
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely hidden place. Busy but the bar and top waiter was welcoming. The rest of the staff was poor and treated us weirdly. I would though recommend this place as the food and drinks were good.

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OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere although can be a little too loud. Had thr Sunday roast menu great food, enormous portions cooked to perfection- great value

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