Magpie

4.4
152 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
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Magpie is a modern British restaurant tucked away on Heddon Street, behind Regent Street.

Coming from the team behind Hackney's Pidgin, we call our food 'modern European' which basically means nothing and everything at the same time. Dishes aren't rooted in any particular cuisine but instead focus on great ingredients combined to make something that is above all delicious but that also contains some element of surprise - whether that's Jerusalem artichoke with a ranch butter sauce and avruga caviar, steak tartare with truffle crisps and taleggio or oysters with apple and chilli crisp.

Our wine list includes the biggest selection of wines on tap in London, as well as a small list of wines by the bottle, all from independent and independently minded producers.

Cocktails are potent and fun and include a szechuan pepper oil negroni and a kombu-infused martini.

We look forward to seeing you at Magpie soon.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, British
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Hours of Operation
Dinner:
Monday - Friday / 5.30pm-10.30pm
Saturday:
open all day / 12pm-10.30pm
Sunday:
12pm-3pm
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Phone number
020 3903 9096
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set in trendy Heddon Street, this intimate restaurant punches above its weight for the price one pays.

The kitchen is open so you can see the chefs at work. The service is attentive and accommodating. The ambiance is low-key smart casual - perfect for a catch up between a group of friends.

Please please try the burrata, truffled celariac and roasted cabbage main. Magpie has an interesting British take on all of them.

(Note: The toilets aren't in the best condition at the moment, but that's forgiven because they do acknowledge and apologise for it.)

OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice food, great service, great cocktails

PJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful evening at Magpie. Gorgeous staff, delicious food and a relaxed environment. We were allowed all the time we wanted to enjoy our meal (so many restaurants now rush you to finish in 1.5 hours!). I will definitely return. Thank you for a great evening Magpie team!

MS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We had several small plates to share, and each one was interesting and tasty. I ovative yet comforting food. Amazing cocktails too!

E
London
40 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent, quite unusual food - very artistic and beautifully served. Nice friendly waitress but service slightly slow. I would definitely eat here again, the food was very good and it wasn't too noisy but yet not too quiet.

n
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Having had the most incredible meal at sister restaurant Pidgin last summer, we were really keen to try Magpie. The central location was great and the restaurant itself had a lovely dimly lit atmosphere. Sadly the food didnt quite match up to our high expectations and we didnt feel the money we paid for it really reflected the quality or choice. Would give it a second try but not in a rush to go back.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and smiley, friendly service. Plates aren’t huge but exceptionally tasty. A great casual yet classy date spot.

OT
Liverpool
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An informal modern setting, in a central location just off Regent Street. The menu is very original and we particularly enjoyed the spicy Negroni - special!

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is my second time eating at Magpie and the food is always executed flawlessly. The only thing I have to say (and this is just a personal preference) is that while the food is great, it is not memorable, which I think at the price one pays, it definitely should be.

GT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service. Very good food. The chef takes food allergens seriously.

EB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Such a hidden little treasure in central London with the most amazing menu! We'll be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A very good place to go in the centre of London, good food with a slight oriental twist, not exactly cheap but still reasonable.

b
London
74 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely evening, good food and services

WC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pretty average these days. Service was great and it could have been the dishes we chose but all felt a little average.

AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food and wines. Comfortable feel inside and solid service. Will definitely recommend!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Nice venue but overall disappointed in the food, perhaps as I had heard really good things and it didn't match up to my expectations.

MP
London
35 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great lunch here with friends. Food and service delicious. Good options on the set lunch menu. Portions generous, lovely wine list.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, service and delicious NYE menu which was great value for money

JA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, great service at a reasonable price for the location

S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails were exceptional and the service was great as well. Highly recommended! I would definitely come back again.

CO
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food that lets the flavours do the talking!

Great atmosphere, friendly service, reasonable prices and in the centre of London - what's not to like?!!

PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We asked to share every single meal and we got tiny plates for that. They weren't very convenient.
Also when I book the table I asked for something small and sweet for my friend's birthday but we didn't get anything. I don't know if that's an issue with the Opentable website or the restaurant. That's a shame.

F
London
27 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall had a nice meal, which was slightly tainted by the roast chicken which was not fully cooked.

KL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came here with my boy friend to celebrate our anniversary. Amazing food, good service and great ambiance!

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and chilled out yet attentive staff

PE
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good experience at the Magpie! We went Saturday for lunch, and were only the second busy table. Quiet restaurant with great food and service!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere and food was delicious- the steak tartar and calamari were amazing!

KL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been back to Magpie twice in the space of a month because the food is so delicious and the service is great. The croquette and fried chicken starters are delicious and the mushroom risotto that I had for main this time round was perfect. Would definitely recommend and will go again!

A
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch at Magpie was wonderful; the food was considered, seasonal and cooked beautifully whilst the service was some of the best I've ever encountered. Thank you Magpie!

LC
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place at that time of day for me eating out solo.

HG
London
175 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Magpie is the central London sister of Hackney's Pidgin. It's menu is along the same lines. Food was good. Has the feel of a neighbourhood restaurant which was great.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Well then 50 words to say it was really really good! The food was superb, we‘ll come again! *\*

VS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service and a really knowledgeable, friendly sommelier

JH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Amazing food and service. Slightly small portions for the price, but beautiful tasting lunch. Very quiet for late lunch but sure it would be busy at other times

c
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious...creamy burrata, delicious beef. Great staff. I'll be back!

g
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice meal with good ambience and great location. Service was very good. And the cocktail I had was delicious.

b
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely meal, good service, although I think I preferred the previous incarnation with the trolley service!

LA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a brilliant restaurant. Delicious food, great service, beautiful atmosphere - it was like being in a movie! Have the fried chicken to start; it was delicious.. thank you!

i
London
23 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot! We were a group of 6 and shared a few small plates and had each a main. We were all very happy and satisfied with the food quality and quantity. The a la carte menu is not cheap but the lunch set menu is good value! The service was very friendly attentive and patient. Would want to go back!

S
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

No atmosphere
Food ok but nothing memorable and not flavoursome
Service awful considering we were one of 4 tables in the restaurant. The waitress kept wanting to take the menu away but there was no one else she needed to give it to. She had no personality and made no effort to interact with us.

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