Piquet Restaurant

4.1
90 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Business Meals
  • Special Occasions

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About

** June 2016 - National Restaurant Awards 2016 - Highest New Entry, Piquet listed No 7 in the Top 100 Restaurants in the UK**

Opened to great acclaim in September 2015, Piquet combines the best of British produce with classic modern European cooking. The changing menu reflects seasonality and a confident style of cooking.

Whether for the comforting simplicity of a good steak or the ultra classic pithivier, there is something for all tastes on the menu. Alongside the a la carte, the set menu (two courses £19.50, three at £23.50) also offers exceptional value for a light lunch as well as the perfect pre-theatre pit-stop.

Close to:
Oxford St / Oxford Circus / Dominion Theatre / British Museum / Piccadilly Circus
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:
Tuesday to Friday
12.00 PM - 2.45 PM
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Dinner:
Tuesday to Friday : 5:30pm - 10:45pm
Sunday and Monday - Closed
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Phone number
020 3826 4500
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Newman Street where it meets Oxford Street.
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Public Transit
Tottenham court road Station, 3 mins walk


Oxford Street Statiom, 5 mins walk


Goodge street station 8 min walk
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Special Events & Promotions
Weddings, Christening parties, formal dinners
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1.0Dined on 23 September 2016

As far as I could tell, it's permanently closed! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1.0Dined on 10 September 2016

Tried repeatedly to contact on phone to cancel a reservation but no reply - repeated message saying all operatives busty but will answer. Never did even after a 15 minute hold. Restaurant also shown as "offline". Has it closed?

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2016

Lovely meal with excellent service. All our dishes were extremely well prepared and delicious. Good choice of wines by the glass and great value for the quality

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4.0Dined on 24 August 2016

Well looked after and good quality food, however venue lacked a little atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 24 August 2016

First visit. Early evening for two middle aged! Superb in all respects even though we had a Time out Voucher. Will definitely come again as only 20 minutes walk from RSM!

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2.0Dined on 19 August 2016

Although the set menu featured prominently on the website we had to request it and staff were reluctant to bring it. Bottles of red start at £19.50 according to the website and reviews I had seen but on the evening started at £34. Higher prices wouldn't have been a problem if the portions hadn't been comically tiny. It looks like the good food at good prices which got this restaurant such good early reviews has proved unsustainable.

Some of the food was very nice, including the lamb pastilla and pig's head croquette. My fish main was lacking in depth though and I found myself casting around for a good grind of pepper. One of the pieces of fish was cooked beautifully, crisp skin and melting flesh, but the other was nearly raw.

We went on a Friday night and the place was less than half full. By 9pm staff were cleaning up around us so conspicuously I felt rushed to finish my wine and leave. All round a slightly disappointing choice for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on 18 August 2016

Excellent meal, possibly the best liver I've ever tasted.

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4.0Dined on 13 August 2016

excellent pre theatre meal with a really good set menu choice. Highly recommend the pork belly. The restaurant was not busy as was the 5.30pm session so did not have the buzz of a packed restaurant at that time, but the staff were all very welcoming and friendly and helpful without being over the top. Went for the cheapest of the red wines at £24 but it was excellent. Great way to start the night (although we did have a couple of cheeky cocktails before we went to Piquet.... And the Motown show after at shaftebury theatre was only 5 min walk away down oxford street which worked out great).

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4.0Dined on 11 August 2016

Excellent food, drink, atmosphere, surroundings, but the service was really poor. Our order was not taken until 45 minutes after we had sat down.

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4.0Dined on 10 August 2016

Piquet is very conveniently located for West shoppers and theatre goers. It has a very pleasant atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and a good varied menu of delicious food.

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4.0Dined on 5 August 2016

Really nice food and wine. Great service. However was a little empty considering how good it was. Would definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on 4 August 2016

Delicious lunch, friendly service, outstanding value.

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2016

We had a great time with really excellent food, great wines and a relaxed atmosphere with excellent service. It was terrific!

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4.0Dined on 3 August 2016

Delicious food in a handsome setting. All four of us had a supremely tasty 3 course meal. Cocktails too were very good. The calf liver in particular was great.

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2016

Food was ok, small portions, but yummy. Our make waiter was engaging, very attentive - our lady waiter was awful - no smiles and when we mixed and matched menus it seemed problematic (our total bill was over £600) I would have expected better - would u recommend, no. Would I revisit this restaurant, unfortunately no!

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4.0Dined on 2 August 2016

The food at Piquet is very, very good. Between two of us we had the crab raviolo (exceptionally fine pasta, delicious bisque) and the croquette of pig's head (something truly indulgent for pork lovers). We both chose the same main course; belly of lamb. The Aubergine puree that it was served with was exquisite and the cooking of the lamb was perfect.
To complete the meal we shared the Assiette Gourmande which was a little platter of deliciousness. In particular, the poppy seed financier... wonderful.
The wine list isn't massive but there is a good selection and it's fairly priced for this quality of restaurant. I can also highly recommend the specialist beers.

Thoroughly recommendable.

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3.0Dined on 22 July 2016

First time at this restaurant. Many courses really excellent like the pigs head pasta starter. And the house wine is excellent. Energetic waiter! Set menu is a good deal. Will return.

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5.0Dined on 13 July 2016

Excellent: friendly staff and delicious food, with sensible-size portions.

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4.0Dined on 9 July 2016

Post theatre dining - quiet restaurant albeit only 10 minutes walk from theatre. Worth knowing that you can get a table easily. And food well worth the short walk. Service a little intrusive.

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4.0Dined on 9 July 2016

Very good value set menu. Although the food was tasty the portions could've been bigger. Nice decor.

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3.0Dined on 7 July 2016

The food was wonderful (though main course portions were very small). Cocktails were great. But the evening was slightly marred by the service. Our waitress was doing her best but there just didn't seem to be enough staff and I felt the need to keep chasing to get things progressing (quite important with such a large group - we could have been there all night!): I had to ask for menus, repeatedly asked for the wine menu (kept being taken away!), asked twice for an extra glass that never came, etc. Service good once meal was underway though and all staff were friendly.

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3.0Dined on 1 July 2016

Piquet is not 100% sure what it wants to be. For example, the service makes it feel like this is a fine dining restaurant yet there is an open kitchen which makes the dining experience feel more casual.
I had the duck rilettes for a starter which came in a comedy duck shaped ceramic dish. Yet my friends had the trout which came in a decidedly small haute cuisine portion.
Having said that, overall the food was good. The steaks especially were well cooked and well seasoned. Nothing blew us away though and we paid around £55 each for 2 courses, a bottle of wine and a glass of fizz.

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4.0Dined on 1 July 2016

Another good lunch at Piquet, wine was yet again good, I always manage to find something I like, the seabass was really good as was the risotto. I'll be going back.

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3.0Dined on 30 June 2016

This is a very good value lunch time spot, a glass of wine and coffee, as well as a pre-starter is included in the £19.50 2 course set lunch. Starters and mains were good, for both courses one option much more imaginative than the other. The dessert was a disaster but taken off the bill when we complained. Service was very attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on 25 June 2016

Well prepared food. Friendly service. Unassuming exterior

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4.0Dined on 25 June 2016

Excelent metal and service

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2016

Really great food and experience. We went late on a friday night and it was only half full. Deserves to be packed every day! Fantastic service.

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2016

We opted for the set menu of two courses, wine and coffee for £19.50 and it was excellent value. The service at times was a little forced, but pleasant throughout, the dining room filled up towards the end of our meal but there was a lack of ambience particularly at the beginning.

Very good value, tasty, pleasant evening

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3.0Dined on 23 June 2016

a really interesting menu, great seafood dishes, great for a quiet business lunch.

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4.0Dined on 22 June 2016

Sensitive, competent, sympathetic treatment and cooking of seasonal ingredients. No fuss, no gimmick. Just good honest food. I will be broke if I live next door/ near to this restaurant. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 22 June 2016

Great restaurant with excellent food. I highly recommend lunch especially their set menu.

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4.0Dined on 21 June 2016

Good food, friendly service. I hope appetiser is a little bit bigger.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2016

Took my husband out for dinner on the occasion of our 6th wedding anniversary (since he had taken me to see 'Whose Line is it Anyway'). Chose the Summer Set menu and we enjoyed all the courses. The menu also includes a glass of red/white/rose - we tried the rose and red choices. Both are good choices - the red was really good. I had the consomme while he had the duck rillette to start (mine was light but very tasty - his was quite rich, but I guess that's to be expected. For mains, we both chose well - I had salmon fillet and he had pork belly. For dessert, I had the chocolate financier (funny name) and he had the cheeses. We ended with an English Breakfast tea (very nice with a fruity smell but no fruity taste) and a decaf latte. Service was efficient and polite. The maitre d' was a charming and friendly Sicilian gentleman who was quite a hit. I'd love to try the other dishes on the menu - the chef and his team are doing a great job.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2016

Really good food, the decor of the restaurant is amazing and the service is great. Very attentive. The only criticism I would give is that we were charged £1 per bottle of water, when it was probably just tap water in a glass bottle.

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5.0Dined on 11 June 2016

We had an early booking (5.30pm) on a Saturday so the restaurant wasn't busy at all although it did start to fill up towards 7.30pm/7.45pm. I would have given a higher mark for ambiance had it been busier, which I'm guessing it was later. I am a coeliac (gluten allergy)and the staff went out of their way to be helpful and find things I could eat including a delicious gluten free roll which tasted home made. Couldn't fault the food, I had sweetbreads for my main course, these were delicious and the cabbage and new potato side dishes tasted as though they had just been picked. My boyfriend had the darne of cod for his main dish and again the fish was perfectly cooked and delicious. Only one small gripe and that was time it took to get our drinks which seemed to come from upstairs, but this was a very small niggle. Would certainly recommend as the food and the staff were both fantastic. And after dinner chocolates were amazing!!

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4.0Dined on 8 June 2016

Tasting menu with wine pairing was very good value and allows you to try a variety of wines rather than just your standard one bottle for the whole meal. Excellent service.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2016

The food was sublime.
The service was attentive and very helpful. The waitress knew her menu and made good recommendations both for food and for the wine.
Overall an excellent lunch and a restaurant that we will definitely return to.

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4.0Dined on 6 June 2016

Booked this last minute on the Top Table deal. We had booked for 6.30pm so not totally surprised that at that time on a Monday evening we were the only diners but still always feels a bit odd. By the time we left around 8pm there were several other tables occupied. Very good food and very nice staff. Would revisit.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2016

I was celebrating an important landmark with a friend and chose Piquet as the place to celebrate. As I'd heard, the food was outstanding (classical French with fine British produce) and the service could not have been more delightful. My only reservation is that the room is not as attractive as the food...someday Piquet would benefit from having another designer have a go.
Otherwise, it was an altogether lovely lunch and I'll certainly return to sample more of what the Kitchen creates.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2016

This is high quality dining at reasonable prices, great staff and an intimate relationship with the preparation of the food. I hesitate to recommend it because I like the fact that it is not too crowded at the moment. As soon as the development opposite is finished you'll be booking way ahead!

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