Serge (et le Phoque)

4.5
28 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
The team behind Serge et le Phoque, Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred restaurant headed up by duo Charles Pelletier and Frédéric Peneau, have opened a new site in London within The Mandrake Hotel.

The menu focuses on dishes designed to share, inspired by Chef Frederic Peneau's French and Spanish heritage.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern European, Spanish, French
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Daily 07:00–11:00
Lunch
Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30
Dinner
Tue–Sat 18:00–22:30
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Phone number
020 3146 8880
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Frédéric Peneau
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

Special Offers

Get a Complimentary glass of champagne on arrival

Free on arrival when dining.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 4 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 4 people

Starts: 9 May 2018

Ends: 9 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 18:00-19:00

Free snacks with lunch menu 2 courses / £16 – 3 courses / £22

Free aperitif snacks with the 2 or 3 course lunch menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 9 May 2018

Ends: 9 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30

What 28 People Are Saying
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IL
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, we will be back soon 👍🏻

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L
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved the decor, perfect service, and delicious food. It was my husbands birthday and staff was lovely and friendly. We were waited on by someone who explained the menu, gave good recommendations and friendly. As someone mentioned the atmosphere is relaxed, sophisticated and very trendy. I loved the hotel especially the entrance, and was really surprised that this existed in central London! Definitely recommending this place and definitely definitely coming again!

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JO
London
39 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the most beautiful place to spend a whole afternoon in summer, enjoy the sunshine, roof Terrace and the artistic environment. The food is great.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Contemporary decor, exceptional service, absolutely delicious food. Took my wife for our anniversary and had oysters, ceviche, calamari and lobster; everything was perfect. We were gifted a glass of champagne each on arrival and the maitre'd was charming, personable, funny and entirely helpful when answering our questions regarding the menu. The staff were attentive (but not too attentive!) and the atmosphere was relaxed, sophisticated and trendy but not cheesy. The cocktails were nothing short of perfect, and the prices are reasonable considering the location and ambience. Overall an excellent evening. I will definitely be booking a short stay soon in order to check out the hotel facilities.

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PG
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good dining and service.

Will go back again.

Thank you.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal there, great place for trying lots of smaller dishes. All delicious. Toilets a nightmare to find especially after a couple of glasses of wine!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divine service, fabulous cuisine with huge attention to detail and beautiful surroundings. Highly recommend aubergine with miso and turbot with Chinese flavours. Excellent price/quality ratio. I am returning asap!

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MT
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Myself and my wife brought a newlywed couple as part of their wedding gift and it was the perfect venue to celebrate but not overly stuffy much like many traditional London institutions. I had enjoyed the restaurant a couple of times for dinner but never for lunch. I was very surprised how quiet it was on a Saturday for lunch service but was delighted with the table in their upstairs terrace. We all commented that the look, feel and ambience was more akin to that of southern Spain, France or Italy.

The service was extremely personable yet knowledgeable. As the food is sharing plates, it is a very convivial way to enjoy lunch and with each dish being this well thought out, it was also thought and conversation provoking.

Their wine list is fantastically curated and I really enjoyed some very surprising options.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant lovely menu and fab ambience on a Friday night. Will definitely be going back :)

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MH
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable, yet relaxed service. Beautiful location and truly delicious food. Definitely be back. Lunch menu extremely great value.

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F
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, and the food is delicious!

It is a win-win situation: back soon!

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!! Very nice food selection, I appreciate the great choice of vegetarian food. The venue itself is amazing and the staff very professional. I will definitely come back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food and ambiance.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food exceptional. Would definitely come again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place for a date. Fun and lively bar and restaurant. Great food - more like Tapas size plates so you will need to order more plates than normal. Had a lovely English Pinot Noir also (Gusbourne), which I didn't know existed!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing setting, delightfully creative food, warm and attentive service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at Serge et le Phoc is highly sophisticated but not over-complicated. The value offered by the set lunch is outstanding. On the day we went the Evening Standard Magazine published a pretty unflattering review (2 stars out of 5) and I couldn't agree with their critic at all. Mind you she spent a fortune on the a la carte menu and I didn't!

The slightly bizarre feature is that there doesn't seem to be any way of knowing that you have arrived at the Mandrake, apart from a man stationed outside who tells you to proceed through an unlit entrance-way. Inside the décor is tasteful and in places very innovative.

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R
London
121 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent flavour combinations from an intriguing menu. The service was a bit awkward but well-meaning and very friendly. Good set menu options and a nice ambience. Not as busy as we'd expected considering it is newly opened. Definitely worth a visit...

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived at the Mandrake late on a dark evening and the entrance was very dark.
I thought it was for Halloween but the doorman said it was always like that.
The Bar area and the whole feel of the hotel is very original but the choices of gins and drinks in general was exceptional.
The food and service is of a very high quality, although my wife did not enjoy her fish very much (foam all around it), my Pidgeon was lovely and the cabbage and broccoli superb.

A very different vibe to this restaurant but a very enjoyable evening.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wasn't sure what to expect as hadn't read many reviews, but absolutely loved it. I could eat the dacquoise every day although I wound probably die from obesity. The staff were also so lovely. It was a shame the main bar was closed for a private party but would definitely come again.

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OL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with really attentive and friendly staff. We had a wonderful time!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The hotel looks like a very high class setting for an affair, but the restaurant within is discreet and producing very classy modern European cooking. Excellent value lunch menu - two courses £22, three for £27 - and some seriously impressive dishes. Well worth a visit, one of the best value five star meals I have had in London.

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S
London
129 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very nice hotel especially the main bar & downstairs bathroom area. The restaurant was busy. Food was nice especially the octopus starter, pigeon main & chocolate dessert. Service needs improving although staff were very friendly. Long waits for orders to be taken, dessert menu to be offered & bill payment. Cocktails were forgotten & brought after starters. Hopefully teething problems that will be ironed out. Will be back.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The place is amazing.
The staff was kind but a little wait for the food.
Food is good but portion can be improve.

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U
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I loved it. The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world. Seriously accomplished stuff.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

It was Sunday lunch and the restaurant was a little quiet, but the food, decor and service were excellent. All staff members were very polite and friendly and happy to show off their beautiful hotel. We will definitely be back and hopefully next time it will be a little busier!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mouthwatering food in an elegantly set dining room. Up to the (impossibly high) standards of their Hong Kong restaurant.

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

outstanding food and service.really recommended if you are into foodies .great experience.

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