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Date
Fri, 4/20
Time
7:00 PM

Henrietta Restaurant

4.2
70 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
The menu, by Ollie Dabbous, is ingredient-led with simple, seasonal dishes and subtle accent of France throughout. The cocktail menu conceived by drink historians Jared Brown & Anistatia Miller is a journey of the location's storied past.

Paying tribute to the former gardens of Covent Garden, a glass roof encapsulates the mezzanine of Henrietta. Terracotta, oak and marble sit alongside flora & fauna atmosphere to delight the senses.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday:
Breakfast 07:00 - 10:30
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Dinner 17:30 - 22:00

Sunday:
Breakfast 08:00 - 10:30
Brunch 11:30 - 16:00
Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
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Phone number
020 3794 5314
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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What 70 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Such a lovely surprise for brunch! It's definitely a place we'll return often. The food was excellent, great service and not too pricey. Their set lunch menu looks great so definitely going to check that out too!

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5.0Dined on 21 March 2018

Really outstanding food, every dish was absolutely delicious. Little pricy, but great for a special occasion

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2.0Dined on 17 March 2018

A disappointment. The best thing about the meal was the wine.

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3.0Dined on 17 March 2018

Great review from Infatuation which led me here - sadly the food table service was poor and the starters took way too long to arrive - seated at 20:30, starters arrived closer to 22:00

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1.0Dined on 17 March 2018

We came for a pre-theatre dinner at 5:45pm and confirmed our 7:30pm show time with the waitress upon arrival. At 7pm our entrees still had not arrived and it was obvious the order was either never put in or the kitchen somehow didn’t receive it. Our food was rushed out at 7:10pm and we had 5 minutes to eat. Instead of doing the right thing and not charging us for any of the meal, they thought bringing out a free glass of wine at 7:10pm and taking only the beverages off the bill would make up for the disastrous service. Truly a nightmare, and a very expensive one.

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1.0Dined on 17 March 2018

My wife’s meat was significantly undercooked and when told about it, they told us that was how they serve pork, I was able to point out that wasn’t true since I had gotten the same thing. Waitress stored our bottle of wine across the room and when we asked for more, she poured only one glass and said she shouldn’t pour since the sommelier was supposed to do that. If only one person can pour the wine, why leave it across the room?

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4.0Dined on 17 March 2018

The food was very good quality that screamed well sourced ingredients, and the service was excellent.....but, one of the chefs has a habit of licking his fingers constantly, could be rather off putting if your a delicate sole, luckily I am not.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

While visiting London, we wanted to go somewhere beyond the usual places recommended for tourists, and a local friend suggested Henrietta. We were not disappointed! It is a lovely, cozy spot, tucked away on a small street very close to the theaters. From the moment we walked in we were treated like old friends by the bartender Nicholas, and the rest of the staff. The drink menu is creative and fun, and the dinner menu, while small, was full of good choices. Being from the US, we were not as familiar with some of the ingredients on the menu, and our waitress was very sweet and patient with us, knowledgeably walking us through the menu. I must mention that during our visit to London, we have done extensive research on where to find the best chips in London, and Henrietta’s chips are by far the yummiest we found! The steak was cooked to perfection, and seasoned beautifully; the boneless quail dish delicious! We will come back to London just to go back to Henrietta’s.

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

The restaurant was lovely, the food was flavour driven and me and my friend were warmly welcomed. Staff was friendly and very knowledgable. Bartenders served us great cocktails. Definitely recommend this place for a Friday night out.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Amazing brunch food. Great service, it got busy but they never made us felt rushed. Will come back for sure.

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2.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We wanted to like this new restaurant from Ollie Dabbous but there were so many things wrong. It is possibly the most uncomfortable place we’ve ever eaten in..weird seats and irregular shaped tables so it there was no way to get comfortable and relax. The music was more suitable for a bar than a restaurant. The waiting staff were poorly briefed and amateurish. One dish was a real error: smoked eel is not improved by the addition of smoked broth . The veal and quail were tasty but not outstanding and the veal would have been better cooked in a pan not sous vide. Although puntarella is expensive just giving 3 stalks felt mean. We couldn’t face sitting longer so no dessert. Thought about cheese but the waitress didn’t know what they had and came back with a scribbled list she handed to us to read.

Nice Rebecca cocktail but the gin martini was average. Wine list was extraordinary: few bottles under £50, lots in the £100+ territory. Very keen sommelier who we felt would try to sell the expensive stuff. Who on earth do they think will buy it?

What a shame.

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3.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Lovely food but the overall experience was spoilt by the service. The staff were polite enough but very unattentive. This is my second time dining at the restaurant and this has been my unfortunate experience on both occasions.

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3.0Dined on 8 March 2018

Disappointed. The reputation of Dabbous is so high but there was little invention on the menu

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3.0Dined on 2 March 2018

Lovely ambiance and food - the service was almost overly attentive, as we wanted to enjoy and not rush through our meal. Very interesting menu choices - all varied and tasty. Definitely recommend the flatbreads (especially the beetroot) and you must get the madeleines!!

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3.0Dined on 23 February 2018

The over-friendly service felt contrived and fake. It made us both feel uncomfortable. The food was pleasant enough, although not remarkable. The cocktails were good, as you'd expect. The bill was an unpleasant surprise: it was £120 per head for two courses (starter and main), two cocktails and a bottle of their "reasonably priced" wine. I won't be going back as there a plenty of alternatives where you can get genuine service which makes you feel comfortable plus better food for half the price.

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

The Madeleines incredible as usual !
Thanks !

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Well, I had lunch with a friend who is often abroad. We had lunch, which means we had just a small sample of the menu, so bear that in mind. Henrietta's is surrounded by a couple dozen restaurants, some of which are outstanding. It comes out well in comparison, not too expensive, with good food and service. I like the informal atmosphere, the wide range of other types of people who eat there, and the pleasant staff.

We had a broth to start, which was extremely good. Fresh and interesting. We changed tack for the second course with what is described as a flatbread with topping. The toppings were pretty good, but I don't regard pizza dough as flatbread. If a restaurant offers a flatbread I expect it to be a middle east-type unleavened flatbread. This issue of menu description often comes up, doesn't it? How often one has to ask what a word means. Anyway, I rate that dish as OK-ish. Last course was a sweet. We each had a really delicious ice-cream-type dish.

Wine: we each had a glass of gruner veltliner. This is typically grown in Austria and a few other places. This one was too sweet for the food, so we followed with a second glass of a more standard sauvignon blanc. An uninspired choice of wine, but if you get stuck into a restaurant wine list you can easily spend painfully on wines to match in quality the food you are eating. I regard that as the #1 problem eating out in the UK. We have such good chefs now, and it's wonderful to see their ideas on the plate. I can't say Henrietta's is out of line in its wine prices. I can say that to match its food we would have had to spend much more on the wine. That's a lesson for us, and maybe for them, too!

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Delicious lunch with excellent value set menu. the set menu was really varied and had creative vegetarian option as well as meat and fish.

I chose the eel followed by the gurnard . The eel was absolutely incredible - one of the best starters I've ever had - the eel sweet with the pickled ribbons of crunchy daikon and charred sweet pickled cucumber and a delicious broth with red umami sauce. The Gurnard was incredible as well with a crunchy skin and delicious tarama sauce.

Staff were lovely and attentive without us feeling hassled and the space is beautifully light and relaxed with lovely seating.

Definitely recommend this place for lunch, and look forward to hopefully coming for dinner in the future.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

We went to Henrietta for our anniversary. It’s a lovely space with great service. The cocktails were excellent.

Unfortunately despite it being a weekend evening we had the place pretty much to ourselves which always makes the atmosphere a bit muted.

The food was very good but the extortionate prices make you judge it in comparison to London’s very top restaurants and purely by those standards it was neither creative or extraordinary enough to justify it. Most dishes should be literally half the the price and customers would come back again and again.

As it was, for that sort of money there are far more special places to eat in the capital.

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Lovely room and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Delicious food, great ambiance and staff.
The only minus point is the Wine list is overpriced

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1.0Dined on 17 February 2018

From start to finish a very bland abd disappointing experience. Service was, although friendly, extremely poor and u professional, much more interest in taking selfies with girls at the bar than attending to customers. The food, althou cooked well was simply bland, boring, uninspiring but also hideously over priced. Expectations were obviously raised as the restaurant has sung about ollie dabbous input but if I was ollie I would be requesting Henrietta to remove my good name before its tarnished beyond belief. If you are dining here expecting an interesting, creative menu by one of londons best chefs, you will be hugely disappointed. The restaurant itself is decorated well and quite pretty, shame the furniture is completely impractical to dine from, its been set up as though expecting to fail and then turn it into a predominantly drinking venue.

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2.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Eclectic/uncomfortable surroundings
Pretentious menu where we had to ask what most of the ingredients were (though food was very good)
Most overpriced wine list in London. Would expect those prices in Michelin starred restaurant
Wouldn’t recommend/return

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3.0Dined on 13 February 2018

The ambiance was great - unobtrusive music and attentive service. Though we waited a while for a drink, and then couldn’t see the sommelier again to ask a question about the wine.
In general it was a bit disappointing evening though - the food was light and a bit flat in terms of taste.
All in all, we felt what we got was a bit mean for the price and in the end couldn’t face paying another £50 for more wine and pudding so went elsewhere.

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Ok food but disappointing compared to Dabbous previous offerings

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5.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Absolutely brilliant dinner, the staff and the ambiance were perfect. The menu was creative and all the dishes were balanced incredibly, the veal is a must try! The final cream on the top so to speak were the freshly baked madelines, reason enough to return!

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4.0Dined on 8 February 2018

Interesting place with great service and great cocktails
The food was both interesting and extremely tasty

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5.0Dined on 7 February 2018

Great moment. Super friendly team. The music is not too loud which is a very good point. Food was delicious

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great ambience, quirky service, stunning food. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great experience at Henrietta. The food and cocktails were extremely tasty and the service friendly and prompt. Despite being in a hotel the bar and restaurant are extremely cosy and you don't feel like you're in a lobby or anything. One point taken off due to value for money: while the experience was extremely good, the food is quite petite and light so I felt the prices were a bit excessive.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Great service and pre theatre meal! Very helpful with allergen advise.

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Attentive helpful staff who explained the menu and advised on wine.
We went for a quick pre-theatre meal and only had 2 courses but this was sufficient. The food was excellent. I'll go again

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5.0Dined on 24 January 2018

Cool vibes from the start. Amazing cocktails. Really friendly service, and the food was incredible. Would definitely go again.

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4.0Dined on 20 January 2018

The food was excellent. All 8 of us thought so! I thought the madeleines were delicious especially. Round tables pushed together made our seating for 8 a little awkward. This seems to be set up for couples having dinner. Cosy, warm and fairly informal though the service was professional.

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3.0Dined on 19 January 2018

the place is cosy, well situated ,warm and welcoming. The staff are friendly and efficient . The menu is small and not well described and the waitress didn't really explain things very well. There was only one vegetarian option which wasn't very exciting. The food was attractively presented and perfectly well cooked so why are we waiting for BUT..... It is extortionately expensive!!!! We only had one glass of wine each and no deserts or coffees and the bill came to £168 ... total rip off . We were stunned . They had charged £15 for 3 small portions of vegetables which were not imaginatively done and £15 each for those glasses of wine , £3.50 for a minuscule piece of bread. We left feeling totally punched in the stomach rather than that cosy glow of satisfaction . Never again !

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4.0Dined on 19 January 2018

Great tasty food, and nice to have a good vegetarian option. Sometimes the food was presented artistically, but that didn't necessarily make it look the most appetising overall. All very tasty though, with great cocktails. Only change is that although the armchair-like chairs were comfortable, they weren't really practical for being close to the table and hearing one another. Overall a really good experience.

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5.0Dined on 18 January 2018

Really nice lunch. We took the flat breads and it was Amazing !
The wine menu is great ! Try the Blanc Ivoire from Chateau Soucherie it was delicious !
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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4.0Dined on 13 January 2018

Atmosphere much better than stated by others. Pleasant venue and great food

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5.0Dined on 11 January 2018

Love Henrietta - has style, comfort, charm, ambiance and lovely staff. We had great food - flatbreads pre-theatre, then later, an excellent steak and chips for him and delicious roast cod with chestnuts for me, plus madeleines to die for. Couldn’t have been better.

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4.0Dined on 2 January 2018

A great pre-theatre fix for this bustling location. Bar with seating available for drinks & snacks with a small open kitchen firing out dishes to a small downstairs seating area. Food was full of flavour, with great presentation. Service was happily informal, and who can disagree with a basket of freshly baked basket of madeleines with chantilly for dessert?

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