Magpie

4.5
88 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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-4pm
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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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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 12:00PM - 2:30PM
Mon - Tue 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 10:00PM
Wed - Sat 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Reviews from verified diners
88 reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
28%
Good
7%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Creative, flavorful and well-executed dishes. We shared a lot of the smaller snacks to start. The fried chicken being the favorite for all. There wasn’t one dish we didn’t enjoy. The cocktail menu also very fun, relevant and creative. Overall a sensational last meal in London before heading back to the states. Highly recommend this place. Great food, drinks and service.

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5.0Dined on 15 July 2018

Beautiful food and drink, lovely unpretentious interior and the staff are very friendly and helpful. One of the best spots in London.

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5.0Dined on 12 July 2018

Our new favourite restaurant in London. Great value set lunch of incredibly pretty food with scrumptious options for the healthy-minded and the feaster. Modern and charming menu, interior, crockery and cutlery. Very highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 10 July 2018

It has the atmosphere of your favourite local restaurant but in the middle of the West End with a relaxed but efficient service ethic. Central but surpsingly calm given the proximity of Regent Street. The wines were well priced and the steak main course one of the best I've had a long time. The baked olive nibbles were delicious. Casual and contemporary, we'll definintely be going back.

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5.0Dined on 6 July 2018

The food was sublime! Such interesting, fresh and delicious flavour combinations. Service was impeccable.

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4.0Dined on 4 July 2018

I thought the food & service were excellent, even if the portion sizes were on the small side.

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4.0Dined on 29 June 2018

We loved our evening here. Lovely food. Laid back. Relaxed.

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3.0Dined on 26 June 2018

Food outstanding.

Service let down by waiter recommending a rose wine that transpired was over GBP 50 per bottle!! I would not expect a top restaurant to recommend a wine in excess of GBP 50 without mentioning the price - let alone a casual dining restaurant.

Shame because other than this unfortunate experience the restaurant was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 21 June 2018

We’ll definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

We were a party of five and went through virtually the whole menu, wanting to try everything. They were all delicious! Service was attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was buzzing. Thoroughly recommended!

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5.0Dined on 20 June 2018

Excellent time, great service, the food was excellent.

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Lovely food, nicely tucked away from busy Regent Street and great service

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2018

Top quality food, beautiful flavours. Could have done with another few options for main courses. Lovely staff. Worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 15 June 2018

We had a wonderful dinner at Magpie, dining al fresco in Heddon Street. The atmosphere in the street was fantastic. The food was beautifully presented and flavourful.

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5.0Dined on 10 June 2018

We went for lunch on Sunday and really enjoyed the whole experience. The food was excellent, the service was attentive and relaxed. we will become regulars I predict.

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4.0Dined on 10 June 2018

Nice food, pleasant service - very quiet in the restaurant though, so no atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Excellent in every respect. Esp. The chocolate aubergine dessert. Divine.

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5.0Dined on 21 May 2018

Excellent food! My husband was especially in love with the beef tartare!

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly - I particularly appreciated the waiter letting me know how they made the delicious cured egg yolk on the asparagus! We had a fantastic meal, and I would highly recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 17 May 2018

Lovely meal at Magpie. Both of us ate from fixed price lunch menu and the dishes were tasty and interesting. Pretty good value too. Only course that wasn’t of the highest standard was dessert.

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4.0Dined on 16 May 2018

I regularly dine at Pidgin (one of my favourite local restaurants in London) and have wanted to try Magpie for sometime. I had a business lunch here recently. The snacks were good. The mains were very good. The cod with aubergine & sea vegetables was fantastic and undoubtedly the highlight of the meal. The desserts were a bit of a mixed bag. The chocolate and smoked aubergine dessert was lovely, but the birthday cake and peanut/popcorn/banana desserts were a bit boring and lacked the creativity you see across the rest of the menu.
Service was too laid back. I like laid down service, but the waiters were not watching the table at all and had to be called over when we wanted to order extra drinks etc. There was also a feeling of a lack of interest. The waiters did not seem to be interested in explaining the menu or describing the dishes, which is a shame because the experience at Pidgin is completely different.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Great innovative food in a relaxed atmosphere. Fixed lunch menu was great value for money.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Restaurant was really cool and the food was delicious

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4.0Dined on 9 May 2018

Had steak tarar for starter - which was OK but very under-seasoned - and the waiter disappeared before I could ask for any. The Onglet steak for main was ok - but not massively tender. Overall - a nice place with generally good service however expensive for what you get.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Excellent food. Great service and they were accommodating to our request to sit outside

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Superb innovative food. Great service. Outside table early sunny Saturday night in the West End. What’s not to love?

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

5 stars. Amazing and interesting cuisine. An all together different dining experience in a lovely setting with brilliant staff keen to provide a fabulous dining experience. Would definitely recommend Magpie to anyone wanting top quality food in a relaxed but fun setting!

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great service and delicious foor

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Small but tasty menu. Great combination of flavours!

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2018

The lunch menu at Magpie is excellent value for money. Looking through the main menu, pretty much everything we wanted was on the set lunch menu. The beef tartare is excellent and packed full of truffle oil. The textures in the cod brandade are excellent. The crispy sticky fried chicken burger is everything you'd want when the sun is out. Service was excellent, price was very reasonable! Will be rushing back

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4.0Dined on 18 April 2018

We were celebrating my boyfriends birthday and I requested a table outside on a lovely day. The team were very accommodating and the food was delicious. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

this has now become my favourite restaurant. everything was exceptional: the food, the service, the ambience. And prices are very reasonable. There's nothing quite like it in the west end. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Interesting dishes which tasted great. Only thing is a couple of the portions were far too small but we did try a lot of the menu as a group and felt quite full afterwards. Would definitely recommend this place to others.

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5.0Dined on 28 March 2018

Without doubt my favourite place in London for lunch or dinner - unique vibe. Do you do breakfast?🤔

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

First time at Magpie and was very impressed with the food and level of service. Good food without the pretentious vibe. Would definitely be coming back again.

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5.0Dined on 26 March 2018

Second time I’ve been to Magpie and I’ll definitely be back again. Really good plates to share in a great setting.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Had a really lovely meal here recently on a Sunday afternoon. We were offered a booth instead of a smaller table for 2 which was nice, and the staff were super friendly and helpful.
Food was fresh, innovative and tasty. We enjoyed the wine and relaxed atmosphere. Didn’t feel rushed. Would definitely recommend to others. Only downside was that the loos were unisex and a little “industrial” but this is just me nitpicking.

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4.0Dined on 23 March 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with the food we've ordered - creative flavours with ingredients that complemented each other very well.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

A flawless dining experience: delicious, interesting, unconventional food that is somewhere between tapas and regular meal, certainly just right for sharing. Served at a perfect pace to keep the evening going at just the right speed - not too fast, not too slow. Service was spot-on - super friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Great ambience and location. Filtered water (still or sparkling) served with no charge, almost unheard of in London. All in - a top notch dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

What a great find. They have snacks, small plates and large plates, so if you are a couple you can try loads of different things. The cooking here is really top notch with inspired flavour combinations. A couple of our favourites were:
Belly of lamb slow cooked then barbequed, served with pineapple sauerkraut – WOW
Crab with pear, pinenuts and gochujang mayo – fabulous
We are definitely going back.

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