Mortimer House Kitchen

4.6
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347 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean

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Head Chef “Lello” Favuzzi 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 our sophisticated neighbourhood restaurant and bar. The mid-century interior features an eye-drawing central open kitchen, 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.6
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DavidM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mortimer House does not recognise bookings taken via OpenTable, so there was no booking when we arrived. They found us a table, but no thanks to OpenTable

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AlanG
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a meal to impress friends you want: 1) Location; 2) Great food; 3) Great service; 4) Great ambience. This fulfills all of the above, but the abience and decor is top notch, just the right balance between style, cosiness and relaxed, tasteful decor.

The service is with a smile and quick, efficient and responsive. The food is really really good and offers options.

Would definitely come again, as would my friends.

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Julia
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at Mortimer House Kitchen. The food was exquisite - made with high quality ingredients and care. The menu ihad a great mix of traditional and quirky, which is exactly what I was after. Service was very polite and attentive. The noise level was low which is what we were looking for. Lunch with a nice bottle of wine came to around £100 including service. Will come again.

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paullondon
London
21 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great’ brilliant service good food ambience very cool

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wood was delicious and service was excellent.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
28 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Tasty but on the expensive side. Great interiors and atmosphere

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vipcarroll
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food.

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Yquem67
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to try Lello's acclaimed food at Mortimer House Kitchen and we were not disappointed. The room itself is centred on the open plan kitchen where you can see the impeccably clean and tidy chefs cooking. Food was adventurous and flavoursome with loads of dishes we wanted to try. If you are a vegetarian I am sure you would be in heaven. All dishes were well cooked and delicious. Service was friendly and appropriate. Team are obviously picked on attitude and a love of providing service. We shall return. PS We also felt for London it was great value too.

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TinaM
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was lovely, food was very nice and the atmosphere was very welcoming

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Abbie
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner with my husband to celebrate his birthday - the service and food were impeccable, and the team made the night really special. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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paullondon
London
21 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool vibe and fun place to be. Service very very good - food excellent and good wine choice.

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SarahF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great eggs Florentine! Relaxing and enjoyable. Little rushed at end but not too bad. Would definitely go again.

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MiaW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Love this place for its decor and open kitchen however we were super disappointed with the food. Lacked flavour and something that could be cooked at home. Extremely expensive for what it is, especially the starters. Unfortunately wouldn’t reccomend as the food is not up to standard.

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RodJ
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice restaurant, good selection of food and wine. Would happily return.

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vipNYCfoodie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really interring menu with some of the simplest dishes elevated to a new level. The burnt carrots, the homemade tagliatelle, the soft shell crab fritti, all amazing. Modern, comfortable room with relaxed but excellent service. Highly recommend.

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Dalbirokaur123
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to set the booking back as were running late, it was not an issue. Cheerful friendly staff who were attentive & helpful when it came to allergies. Food and atmosphere was lovely 😊

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vipItalianFoodie
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent lunch
Great food and relaxed service ie not intrusive
Highly recommend

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vipbarrfino
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Regular visitor and always wonderful - it is my neighbourhood Fitrovia favourite

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LizW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Beautiful setting, lovely staff but the food is tiny and wasn't cooked amazingly (e.g. still very gelatinous whites in my poached egg). Coffee was fine. Shame though about the kitchen part of the place!

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HeyJude
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely surroundings and atmosphere. Nice idea for sharing tapas style entrees. Good homemade pasta and bread.
My husband had a steak which was very good, while my pasta with girolles and truffle shavings was very nice but a little bland. Very nice staff and I like the open kitchen.

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vipRennoir
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, really interesting menu, very reasonable prices, very nice vibe. Highly recommended

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vipLondonBrian
London
46 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We have eaten at MHK previously but on this occasion, the inability of the management to either relocate us or dampen the raucous noise from the adjacent table makes it very difficult to return. It is true we were offered a low table in the lounge area but that was no way to eat dinner. We had our first and main courses and left. What could have been an enjoyable evening was spoiled by lack of intervention. It is an interesting formula but not strong enough to cause us to forgive and return.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, great atmosphere and very good brunch. Love it. A bit expensive but great. Thank you!

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Margaux
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place and the atmosphere are really nice. We did not like the burgers so much but the rest of the food was really good!

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PruneE
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice evening with very good surprises in the plate.
Highly recommend the beet tortellis, not so much the cauliflower.
Music is too loud and not pleasant considering the already lound sound of the guests.

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RHalliday
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All three courses were original, extremely tasty and perfectly presented.
However, our meal for two was marred by some very noisy people on an adjacent table of four, which was a shame, because we enjoyed the ambience otherwise, especially the open kitchen.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Really nice staff. Great environment. Portions were quite small for price, but would highly recommend. Really enjoyed.

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peters
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

3rd visit was disappointing -poor table offered and food served too quickly/together

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StephenR
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I hate being allocated a table where I face the wall. Very bad ambience. Overall, it was also very noisy, which made conversation a struggle. I tried the restaurant because of Giles Coren's review, but that's it. There are better places!

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RichardM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Eggs Benedict in london

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vipnicolab
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely as usual

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BenK
Melbourne / VIC
12 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is our 3rd time at MORTIMER House Kitchen in the past 6 months, I won’t be going back in a hurry. The menu hasn’t really changed, and to be honest a bit boring compared to other restaurants in the area. Not rushing back.

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PollyA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service - maybe a little pricey but so perfect for a treat. This was a birthday dinner and although we hadn't flagged it up as such the waiting staff must have clocked it from being around our table and brought the desserts with birthday greetings for my husband!
We tried this restaurant after reading a review by Giles Coren and are very glad we followed his advice!

HW
vipHelenW
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Good lighting... not too bright or too dark. Nice music... again, at the right level and not too loud or too soft. Friendly efficient service.

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vipSpike21
London
43 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, excellent food, try the chicken sharing dish, superb!

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love coming here!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply delicious beetroot and smoked burrata tortelli, packed with flavour.
Charming and attentive service.
Quieter tables near the back.
Highly recommended.

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AlexandraH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place and service was great - tasty pastries & coffee

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vipbarrfino
London
13 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely visit with close friends - Monday is the best night to go!
Also - the menu as changed Hurrah!

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vipLori
Houston
65 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great decor in a very nice sized space. High ceilings and you're not too close to other tables which is wonderful. The food was very good, the drinks were fine, and the dessert was outstanding (roasted pineapple with salted caramel ice-cream). Service was professional and timely.

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Mortimer House Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 347 OpenTable diners.