Mortimer House Kitchen

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280 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
This March, chef “Lello” Favuzzi–previously of L’Anima fame–brings his ambitious talent, enthusiasm, and technique to Mortimer House Kitchen, in the heart of London’s Fitzrovia. Having spent 10 years running one of London’s most celebrated Italian restaurants, Lello returns to creating simple and irresistible plates, bringing a vibrant and joyful Mediterranean menu to the sophisticated neighbourhood restaurant and bar. The mid-century interior of Mortimer House Kitchen features an eye-drawing central open kitchen, relaxed lounge seating, an elegant bar, and a glass-ceiling conservatory that can be transformed into a private dining space with the simple throw of a curtain–all of which is intricately woven together to create a calming aesthetic and inclusive environment that sparks social repose.

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Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, Mortimer House is providing an experience for those who wish to create, work and unwind in equal measure. Whether you need a private room or planning a cocktail party, our event space and private dining rooms would be perfect, all serving Mediterranean cuisine.

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What 280 People Are Saying
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K
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Perfect destination for breakfast meetings - welcoming setting, relaxed atmosphere, friendly team and delicious menu. One of my favourite avocado/poached eggs on toast options in town.

W
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for gluten and dairy free, delicious fresh healthy food, lovely atmosphere

e
London
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

On arrival the manager took a while to come Over and acknowledge us. He was functional but no welcome smile at all. The waiter was charming but couldn’t talk us through the beer or wine list. He admitted he didn’t have a clue. Food was average - nothing stand out amazing. The tables we had for four people were tripod tables so every time you meant on the table it tipped and one point our whole bottle of red tipped off the table. Wouldn’t go back - not special enough. Looks lovey but no atmosphere.

OT
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A light and airy place for lunch and an enjoyable meal too.

SH
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Nice ambience.

IR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The place itself is lovely and the ambiance is great - we wanted a relatively quiet place so we can catch up with our friends whom we haven't seen for a while. However the quality of the food was poor - we ordered 7 dishes and enjoyed only one of them.

QV
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening, nice staff, beautiful decor. Food was great and quite original. It's a bit pricey for a casual evening but perfect for celebration. I will be coming back and checking for menu updates to discover more of their food.

MD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The staff are friendly and attentive. We booked a table for brunch at 11.30 only to find that the breakfast menu finishes at 11.30 and lunch starts at 12noon! I don’t think it should be an option to book at 11.30 - or the breakfast menu needs to carry on until the lunch one starts - say 11.45?

The food was delicious, healthy, well presented and filling.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All good thank you

C
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

Very overpriced, I had tagliatelle which was tasty but ordinary and massively overpriced for what it was.

YT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best evening in a restaurant for a long time by far! Beautiful dining room, excellent acoustics, great atmosphere, impeccable service (friendly & attentive but never intrusive), gorgeous food - faultless evening. Will return. xxx

MW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant so much! Innovative food, great table, friendly service. We booked again before we left.

LR
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food; I'm not a veggie but I loved the spiralled courgette with smoked ricotta and pistachio. Also the tuna tartare was amazing. My customer was very pleased with her dish also - soft shell crab followed by home made tagliatelle. Excellent. We will definitely be returning soon.

TB
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at this restaurant having been recommended by friends. A party of 4of us went on a Saturday night for a meal. The decor was very pleasant and the staff very helpful and pleasant. Our first choice of red wine was not to our liking and it was changed with no fuss. The food was the best we have experienced in a long time. Very unusual and extremely tasty without being very spicy. Although we were all full we still managed a desert. The price was very reasonable. I can’t wait to return

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

GK
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place! Best food ever, everything is delicious, but small plates are really small;)
I love the ambiance, the service is usually good, unless they are busy, you can feel a bot of tension every now and then.
And to top it up, perfect location, always convenient to pop by...

DH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times now and it never disappoints. we have always been able to book last minute, the food is delicious and I love the decor

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was a little bland and samey

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, even better ambiance, and even better service!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent space and superb food.

CV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service as always! The octopus and courgette spaghetti are a must.

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

A well constructed menu but lacked finesse in delivery. Expected premium dining but in fact it’s casual dining with a premium dining price tag.

IF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic food and very friendly service.
Some unusual combinations, a fusion of Italian and Middle East cuisines.
Thoroughly recommend trying Mortimer House, something a little different

H
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday and it was wonderful excellent food

TE
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service and food (we tried a number of dishes) was top notch . Lighting and decor is clever . Nothing sticks out but it all makes for a pleasant space . Though restaurant was full there was no 'noise' as you get in a lot of places nowadays . Piped music can be improved to be more in step with the ambiance . I did not like the 1.5 hour slot allocation before we had to leave our table but this was waived . I can see this might be a problem (for people like myself) when they are into the busier season though .

AM
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

If you're a foodie purist then you probably won't be all that impressed. But if you appreciate great friendly and professional service plus a spacious and well designed venue, then you'll love it.
Beware the "small plates". Some of them really are microscopic.

RR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

No seasoning in some of the dishes
Such a shame

CA
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Sadly it was disappointing, we ordered standard avocado and eggs on toast and the poached eggs were cold for all of us. The cheese board was £10 for 3 tiny slivers or cheese, service was ok but they got the order wrong twice. It’s beautiful inside but sadly didn’t live up to expectations at all and was expensive for fairly poor quality food.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place with attentive staff. My meal was good. My partner however had the large plate to share of leg of lamb. Although delicious it must have been the SMALLEST leg ever cooked. Hardly enough for one, let alone a sharing plate. Shame I didn’t take a photo. Lots of potatoes on the plate. Hardly value for money at £55!

S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good for business lunches and great food.
Highly recommend

EJ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Mortimer House is lovely; it's chilled, soft lighting, friendly service, great selection of foods (all the starters and medium plates blew us away!); the steak I had was decent, would probs get a different main next time, but it's the smallest comment, it was a genuinely lovely evening! Good wine list too!

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very nice meal with interesting takes on the food.
Rather noisy space so hard to talk over it.

RP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Please remove head banging music - it’s really unnecessary and intrusive. There is enough noise from diners for atmosphere. Otherwise it’s a super restaurant.

B
London
32 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food and service received was of a high standard . I would return here if I was meeting people in the area

N
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great to see Lello again

k
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

On arrival the 3 of us were shown to a table directly behind a wall which we would be sitting facing. We asked for another table to be told other people had booked. We pointed out we had also booked. The next excuse was that they only have tables for 2 or 4, so why take a booking for 3? The final excuse when we said we preferred to sit in the actual dining area (not the "conservatory" ) was that area was reserved for VIPS. We managed to argue the case and were reluctantly squashed onto a table for 2. Our wine arrived after the starters, and when I mentioned the bottle was warm the waiter just shrugged and said he would get an ice bucket. After the main course was served we were left for half an hour and had to attract attention to order deserts.
The manager did make a reduction to out bill, but the evening was spoiled by the of hand service and rude front of house.
i will acquiesce and say the food was good, but the service left a lot to be desired.

T
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

MF
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Menu somewhat disjointed. A relatively small menu, perhaps well envisioned, but not particularly well executed. Lamb meatballs underwhelming and undercooked. Tagliatelle HEAVY. Nothing great. Acoustics cacophonous. Service good though.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

DD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very good meal that lived up to expectations. The quantity and quality of the various dishes lived up to expectations from a friend's recommendation. Octopus and salmon mains were superb.Wine was a very good quality Loire. Would return and have recommended to other friends. Nice ambience and appropriate service.

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