Hunter 486 Restaurant

4.2
358 reviews
£26 to £40
British

About

Located within boutique hotel The Arch London, Hunter 486 fuses nostalgic London glamour with contemporary touches. The restaurant features an open kitchen alongside leather booths and statement artwork, as well as an adjoining champagne bar. Head Chef Gary Durrant at Hunter 486 has devised menus celebrating the best seasonal flavours, complemented by an extensive list of wines and champagne available by the glass. Menu feature an enticing range of homemade cuisine to suit all tastes making Hunter486 the perfect destination for a unique experience showcasing laid-back luxury dining. Hunter 486 is also very well known for their Royal Afternoon Tea and its seasonal variations. An intimate and romantic setting with charming views over neighbourhood mews, Hunter 486 at The Arch Hotel sits a minute’s walk from Marble Arch Tube Station.
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4.3
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AlexisV
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thanks for everything. Service was perfect! I'll come again.

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Hiroshi
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

大変感じの良いレストランで味も非常においしかったです。雰囲気も非常に良いところでカップルにオススメです。担当してもらったホールスタッフの方のサービスや気遣いも最高で楽しい時間を楽しみました。
服装は男性であればジャケットを着ていく程度で充分でポロシャツを着て食事してる人もいました。

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MikyO
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staying at the Arch, so picked Hunter 486 for convenience and the menu looked good. Ambience low key, as only one couple dining when we arrived, but there were six of us so we made our own atmosphere. It did get a bit busier later on, but not as buzzy as one would normally like. Service was good though and the menu was varied and well executed.

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JoshuaL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No atmosphere, restaurant empty.

Staff unenthusiastic and uninterested.

Food quality very poor.

Will not be returning.

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vipGump
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Preparations were all excellent. Highly recommend.

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vipFgump
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here twice. Both times food was exceptional as was the service. Very nice place in a great neighborhood.

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KDA50
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice food and atmosphere for a relaxed brunch with family and friends.

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DavidP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The flavour of the food was incredible. How they do it I will never know. Very good

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Anne
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect. We could not wish for more. You made my partner a perfect birthday breakfast. Thank you for that!
The food was amazing. We will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated, modern restaurant tied to boutique hotel nestled in Marylebone provided a lovely Mother's Day tea and outstanding service. Espresso brulee not to be missed and scones were excellent.

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vipAltGirlTX
San Antonio
63 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

This is a difficult experience to review. The food at Hunter 486 was extraordinary - the seafood soup, seared tuna appetizer, fish, spinach & mushroom tart, and salted caramel tart were really amazing - not a single disappointing dish.

Unfortunately, the whole experience was severely marred by truly unfortunate service. There were three waitstaff working on a Friday night and one bartender, who also sometimes came out to help with the tables. There were never more than 25 people in the restaurant at any given time. I witnessed two parties need to get up, walk over, and ask for either service or the bill. We were seated and presented menus quickly, but I had to ask three times for our water. After getting the first small glass, no one refilled it until about 10 minutes after we'd finished our main and I had to ask, at which point the server brought the bottle over. We were never asked if we wanted a second glass of wine, which we both otherwise would have ordered. The food did come out while still warm, though. Twice we were given a vague apology - once when our mains were brought and once when we were brought the bill and our server could tell I wasn't especially pleased with our experience. Although I appreciate their acknowledging there were issues, it doesn't eradicate how the experience wasn't up to expectations. Two management-looking gentleman showed up after we'd finished our meal and were bustling with plates, but they should have been around an hour earlier.

One last note - I saw a server take the wineglasses off of a table of 8 who had been sitting for at least 20 minutes but weren't going to order wine and put those glasses directly in the glassware cabinet above the register, then grab them to re-set a table. I know U.S. health codes forbid this. Maybe it's okay in the U.K., but it didn't give a good impression.

Overall, I can say that for the food, this is a five-star recommendation. I saw some other reviews on another site mentioning service issues.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the BEST meal we had in London. The courses were individually and meticulously prepared, presented cleanly, and perfectly paired. In addition, Martina and Charles provided amazing service! The experience was 5 star at an affordable price. You’re missing out if you haven’t been here yet or if you haven’t been here in a while.

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MartinG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was fine but the food and service were uninspiring. I had the quail and sea bream which were OK but the the competition being so strong in the London restaurant market, I would have expected much more for the money we paid.
The French fries on the other hand were excellent. There are so many better places to eat at that price point.

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PhillipU
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a special anniversary meal and at the end we given a complimentary board of petits fours on a slate with Happy Anniversary written in white chocolate which was a memorable touch. The food was delicious with reasonably generous portions and the service was attentive but not overbearing. For us it was perfect.

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Pingu
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We came for Christmas Day with our 12yr old so not a usual dining menu to review. However we were greeted with friendly faces and allowed a seat at the bar as we were early! Nice non-alcoholic cocktail for our daughter which got the day off to a good start. We found everyone friendly, helpful and accommodating and we had a great booth seat. The food was good, not massively exciting but as I say, it was a Christmas Day menu so I can’t judge on normal service. Wine was very nice for the price and we had a lovely day. I would prefer to go again to really judge the chef’s capabilities but we could not complain at all. The ambiance was a little subdued but then people were coming and going all day; there was no set time to eat. Would try again

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LaurettaW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Has Christmas Lunch here and it was excellent. Service was super friendly and efficient.

Recommend it.

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Amdela
Mönchengladbach
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food. Very much enjoyed the meal and would absolutely go back. Tasted as good as it loved, and it was beautifully presented.

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TracyS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect choice for our work Christmas meal 2018, thank you!

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Junor
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time we have dined at Hunter 486 and we are still pleased with the friendly service and great food. We enjoyed the 3 course Christmas set meal.

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Michele
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was my second visit and the service from every member of staff was geninely courteous,warm and smiling.Nothing was too much trouble.It is a comfortable restaurant with cosy smaller tables for pre or after dinner drinks.Delicious food.

Very attractive entrance lounge and ladies cloakroom.

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PatriciaS
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch very much at this lovely hotel. Good food, lovely decor and very good staff. The reception staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. The cloakrooms are very impressive. Next time we are in London we are thinking of staying at the Hotel itself.

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TimV
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was really nice, but everything was rushed.
We were only halfway our aperitif and the starter was served. 3 min after finishing starters, main was served.
The restaurant was not even half full so don't have a clue why they rushed .

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DeniseW
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

A lovely evening in a stylish restaurant however food portions were very small and hence not value for money. Wine list extensive but expensive. Rather hefty service charge applied. Would eat here again but for special occasion rather than everyday dining.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! Lovely wines. Friendly service. Meals came too fast after eachother.

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WarwickF
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the 3 course dinner menu. The service was very pleasant and attentive, the table very comfortable.
The food was OK the flavours tended to be very good, the fish was on the overcooked side. Overall I feel that the food was a bit lackluster for a restaurant of this standard and price bracket.

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Becky
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal here for my partner's birthday. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding, very attentive and polite. I'm very happy that I booked this restaurant, it lived up to the expectations I had after reading all the online reviews. Thank you!

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Flower
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were exceptional in their welcome and care. The food was excellent, freshly cooked and well presented. The decor is tasteful and furniture very comfortable. It was quiet and thankfully no irritating background music. I would strongly recommend.

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vipAnnetteB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Would definitely recommend.

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Charlie
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We ordered afternoon tea, everything was good. But the scone is quite hard, not soft, a bit dispoinnted. The service was great, very welcoming, nice amosphere

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IANS
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly and warm service, food was very good quality and plentiful.

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Simon
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal - pre-theatre menu so keenly priced. Well-appointed dining room, with open kitchen area. Good, if pricey, wine list.

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TottieScone
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good meal with excellent service.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an outstanding dinner - rating one of best I have ever experienced.

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vipanon
London
115 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit here and a pleasant evening with good food and service.

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REKA
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful location to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in a personal atmosphere. The royal wedding afternoon tea was fantastic and delicious.

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Delicissimo1
London
34 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant had a good selection of meals. It was my friend's birthday, at the end of the meal my friend was presented with petit fours and a candle which was a nice gesture from the retaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Set menu wasn’t great so opted for a la carte.
Asked for rare steak and got medium - well .

Food was tasty and average.

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Bathvisitor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant never disappoints. The food is excellent and it’s a lovely quiet place to have a pleasant meal.

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Jonw
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good staff and food. Quick service.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked here in advance of a trip to London with my wife and two youngish children on the strength of ratings and reviews. Very pleasantly surprised. Really welcoming and very good food indeed. Not what I really expect from a hotel restaurant but as good as many places we have eaten with Michelin stars. The kids loved it too and were looked after as well as us. Highly recommended.

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Hunter 486 Restaurant is rated 4.2 stars by 358 OpenTable diners.