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St Martin's House, London, Greater London

St Martin's House

4.0
4
109 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Step in from the bustling London streets and be transported through the history of Covent Garden in an intimate restaurant with quality at our heart.

Here at St Martin’s House, we welcome you into our home away from home, right at the centre of the community, serving exceptional cocktails and unique, fresh, British cuisine from a menu made entirely of fresh & locally sourced produce.

Our name, St Martin’s House was inspired by the history of the local area. St Martin’s Lane, where our restaurant resides, formed the original boundary of Covent Garden. Our decor presents a strong nod to the history of Covent Garden, in particular, the historic flower market. Guests can expect walls filled with flowers, along with edible flowers featuring on both the cocktail and food menus. With St Martin’s House located firmly in the heart of London’s theatreland, there is, of course, a huge theatrical element to our cocktail menu as well as a pre and post-theatre menu for theatre-goers to enjoy.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7836 7591

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Valerie Armstrong

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Cross Street

    Long Acre, Seven Dials

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Northern Line – Leicester Square Station 0.07mi<br />Piccadilly Line – Leicester Square Station 0.07mi<br />Central Line – Tottenham Court Road Station 0.4mi<br />Bakerloo Line – Charing cross Station 0.4mi<br />Jubilee Line – Westminster Station 0.8mi<br />Victoria Line – Oxford Street Station 0.9mi<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Pre-Theatre Set Menu

    £17.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Conveniently located in amongst London's favourite theatres, St Martin's House is the perfect place for a 2 or 3 course pre-theatre dinner. Head Chef Valerie Armstrong has expertly designed our menu to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy a delicious meal and still make it in time for curtain up! Top this off with a taste bud tingling cocktail from our amazing bar tenders. Available 12pm - 5.45pm Please let us know you are on your way to an amazing show!
  • Welcome to St Martin's introductory 50% offer

    1 Apr - 30 Nov 2022
    The wait is over! Discover Covent Garden's latest opening, St Martin's House with exquisite British cuisine and responsible and fresh produce on every plate. To celebrate our upcoming launch and soft opening, we will be offering 50% off your food bill . Let's all party like St Martin. The offer: -50% off your starter & main course -Minimum of two covers -Minimum of two courses -Excludes any steak -Only on the a la carte menu -50% excludes extras such as sides & desserts -Valid 7 days (Monday - Sunday, excludes Saturday between 5pm and 7pm -Offer runs until end of November

What 109 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SB

    SueB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Awful, overpriced food. Worst steak and starters we've ever had. Cocktails where lovely and that's about it. Ruined our meal before the theatre. Manager was kind enough to take everything off the bill, obviously had to do it before he did not seem surprised. Never complained to that extent but just disgusting to serve that food and charge that price. Vile to sum it up.
  2. F

    Foodaholic

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great value, chicken burger was delicious. Nice ambience. Air conditioning was a bit cold. Service was great. Seats upstairs are nice.
  3. M

    Moises

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I really liked this restaurant. Stylish, interesting deco with a touch of elegance. The food was pretty good, staff wonderful and service excellent. Special mention to Imran, one of the most attentive waiters i have ever come across! The pre-theatre menu is amazing value for money and the location is great, just 5 mins walk to the Coliseum theatre.
  4. HP

    HollyP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service of very tasty food by firendly staff in a great location. The pre-theatre menu was a bargain for the quality of food/service and the great location. We will use this as our go-to ressie for pre-theatre.
  5. SW

    SimonW

    Malta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We booked for lunch, service and cocktails was very nice, food presented extremely well. A nice place to visit.
  6. EW

    ElizabethW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic food and service. We loved this restaurant, only feedback would be that the music was much too loud. Lovely to have multiple delicious vegan options that didn't feel like an after thought too. Great!

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 22 June 2022Hi ElizabethW, it’s great to hear that you had a positive experience at St Martin's House. Our team will be happy to hear that their hard work has paid off! If there’s anything we can do to serve you further, let us know. Your friends at St Martin's House, Rocellyn M. Deleña Reputation Manager

  7. L

    Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We booked for the Pre-Theatre menu which was 2 or 3 courses, listed at a set price online and on their in-person menu. We were told upon paying that on Saturdays, the price is more, despite it not being listed as such. The The service was so slow, we were only able to have two courses but we’re initially charged for 3 at the higher weekend price. Our main course came out an hour and 20 minutes after we ordered everything at once and about 25 minutes after our starters were cleared. The food was okay and staff were all lovely in helping with sorting payments but we felt like we had to rush to get to the theatre in time. You would assume that a pre-theatre menu is delivered more swiftly! We would return again but will book much earlier to allow time for slow service.
  8. JW

    JohnW

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Sat outside on the hot evening. Staff very attentive if not overly but we realised it was because our main course was prepared early and was waiting. Food was nice but not special. You know when the same pot of tapenade comes with starter and main, there’s a bit of economies of scale going on. Service tailed off quickly as it got busier so had to go inside to get the bill. Overall it delivered against expectations but not above.
  9. n

    nordicmad

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu offer and service
  10. JG

    JessicaG

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Sadly did not meet expectations and my meal was forgotten. When it arrived it was over cooked
  11. M

    Mandy

    Yosemite

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience here. A nice up beat restaurant with excellent service. We had a grilled vegetable starter which was delicious.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 13 June 2022Thanks for your lovely review, Mandy. We are very glad you enjoyed and will pass on your thanks to the team, Hope to see you again soon!

  12. G

    Gchef

    London

    51 reviews

    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Pre-theatre so pretty quiet. Really enjoyed the cocktails and food. Staff friendly and helpful. Will go back but in the evening.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 13 June 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. So glad you enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you back again to experience St Martin's House in the evening!

  13. MM

    MartinM

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a pre-theatre dinner, will go back again

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 13 June 2022Thanks for your lovely review, Martin We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  14. c

    citycharlie

    London

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We tried this place yesterday and the food was nice. The steak tatare was under seasoned but soft. The heirloom salad dressing was really tasty. We both had the fish and chips and it was nice! However the service was chaotic and we had to repeat requests for condiments etc. However a bright young girl called Ciya who brougt the bill was delightful and super friendly and brightened the whole meal

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 6 June 2022Hi Charlie, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. All feed back is appreciated and we will pass on your thanks to Ciya. We hope to welcome you back again soon to change that 3* review into a 5*. Thanks St Martin's House

  15. HR

    HeatherR

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really loved the food. Are server was very polite and attentive.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 6 June 2022Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review, we will pass on your thanks to the team. St Martin's House

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, great staff. Nice, spacious building in a convenient location.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 6 June 2022Thanks for your review! Hope to see you again soon, St Martin's House

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Good discount but still very expensive for what it was Could do with more choices on the menu The portions were quite small especially the Steak

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 6 June 2022Thanks for your review, all comments are taken on board and we appreciate all feedback. We hope to see you again soon to change your opinion on St Martin's House.

  18. MH

    MonaH

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Do not go to this restaurant. The woman on the door was rude and seated myself and my friend on two different floors so it took us a while to realise we were both their but in different places! Our waiter did not take our order until many more people had arrived. The food - never good when you go somewhere and you could have cooked it much better yourself. Honestly a complete waste of money. The worst meal I have had in central London for years.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Mona, We are very sorry that you had this experience with us. We'd like to discuss this further with you and ensure we put this right. Please email marcos@aspirationalbrands.co,uk Thanks St Martin's House

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server upstairs, blonde, was amazing. Super friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Thanks for your review! We will pass on your thanks to the team. Hope to see you again soon, St Martin's House

  20. SC

    ShelleyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a last minute booking for us. We were not disappointed. We had a lovely table upstairs and enjoyed a delicious two course meal. The waitress recommended a wine which really complimented the main course. We were lucky enough to get the 50% off opening offer which was a bonus too! We would definitely visit again!

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Thanks so much for your lovely review, Shelly. So glad you enjoyed and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Thanks St Martin's House

  21. C

    Coxy

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good service. Under the current introductory food offer the value is excellent, even without that, the prices are reasonable and the portions and quality are very good. We are not fans of basement dining areas and were disappointed that the upper floor was not open as we have dined there before, when the previous restaurant Tredwells operated on the site, and found the space much lighter and spacious. We wish the new owners well with this new opening.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. All feedback is appreciated and we will take these comments on board! We are very glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon, St Martin's House

  22. D

    Diner

    London

    50 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Poor service, Food was average, not much flavor. Portions were small

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We'd like to apologies that your experience wasn't as it should have been. If you'd like to discuss this further please email marcos@aspirationalbrands.co.uk Thanks St Martin's House

  23. m

    morenomassage

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Average food, very poor service. Floor upstairs extremely cold, all diners forced to wear coats indoor because of the air conditioning. Once asked to waitress if the system was faulty, she said SHE was just feeling too hot! Unbelievable that every person in the room had to freeze because a member of the staff was feeling hot for walking up and down the stairs! Had to ask an other waitress to turn that off with compliments from our next table diners that didn’t dare to ask. Ages to get staff attention, forgot about my drink that I had to ask twice. I don’t see why people would be willing to dine in here, go somewhere else.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 15 June 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that your experience wasn't as it should have been, all of these points will be passed onto the team and addressed accordingly. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact our general manager, marcos@aspirationalbrands.co.uk Thanks St Martin's House

  24. KB

    KarenB

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Food was not good. Service was ok but could have been better. Overall I wouldn’t recommend it and it would need a lot of changes to be a good restaurant

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Hi Karen, Thanks for your review, all feedback is appreciated. If you'd like to discuss this further please email marcos@aspirationalbrands.co.uk Thanks St Martin's House

  25. M

    Mart

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Had a nice group dinner last night, food was very good but some options not available and some came to table different times. Service wise, Maria was wonderful but seemed to be overstretched.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 25 May 2022Hi Mart, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, all feed back is appreciated and taken on board. We will pass on your thanks to Maria!

  26. FM

    FrankieMac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for dinner before the theatre. Service was excellent and they did their best to accommodate my wife’s allergies (no gluten free bread or crackers on hand though). Sat outdoors for people watching.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 30 May 2022Thanks for your great review, Frankie. We are very glad you enjoyed and will take that Gluten free bread comment on board! St Martin's House

  27. M

    Maria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The restaurant was severely understaffed. We waited 90 minutes to get our food and when it came out, it was all cold. At least the waitress reduced the price of the bill.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 23 May 2022Hi Maria, We'd like to apologies that your experience wasn't as it should have been. All feedback is taken on board and we are taking steps to reduce bookings moving forward to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you'd like to discuss this further please email marcos@aspirationalbrands.co.uk Thanks St Martin's House

  28. VL

    VivianL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and helpful didn’t feel rushed gas an enjoyable evening

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 23 May 2022Thanks for your review, Vivian. We are very glad you enjoyed and will pass on your thanks to the team!

  29. L

    Laura

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The service here was terrible. After initially ordering water to drink while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive, it then took 1/2 hour to get drinks and we had to ask 3 different waiters. The shared starters arrived except one was 20 minutes after the first and it was only a cold platter of food. We were advised not to order any steaks if we were in a hurry because they were taking upwards of 45 minutes because they were busy! They were clearly understaffed for the amount of tables they had booked. Time to sort these teething troubles out or diners will not want to return.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 23 May 2022Hi Laura, We'd like to apologies that your experience wasn't as it should have been. All feedback is taken on board and we are taking steps to reduce bookings moving forward to ensure this doesn't happen again. If you'd like to discuss this further please email marcos@aspirationalbrands.co.uk Thanks St Martin's House

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was lovely and the service was excellent- not over the top but we were certainly looked after.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 25 May 2022Thanks so much for your lovely review!

  31. H

    Hannah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very tasty food and beautiful cocktails! Food was slow but the staff were extremely friendly which made up for it. Will be back!

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 23 May 2022Thanks for your lovely Review, Hannah. So glad you enjoyed and look forward to seeing you again soon, St Martin's House

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great location and wonderful food

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 25 May 2022Thank you! Hope to see you again soon

  33. RV

    RobbieV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went their last 19 May 2022. We availed for the Open Table promo which gave us 50% off on all items aside from steaks and drinks. Food was really nice, although such a shame as most of the food we wanted to try were unavailable i.e. short ribs. What really made our dining experience at St. Martin's one of the best is the staff service! Very friendly and helpful, and I would like to commend Mariana. She was really friendly, went out of her way to explain what are the dishes and also the drinks available. You can really tell she loves her job and I do hope she goes far.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Service was horrible Food was even worse. Wrong food, took 70 minutes for the correct food. It was cold
  35. r

    robh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really nice food, good service. A little pricey. overall though, a nice dinner with colleagues in a nice ambience.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 23 May 2022Hi Rob, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, all feedback is appreciated. Hope to see you again soon! St Martin's House

  36. AT

    AlinaT

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    table booked for 1845, order placed 1855, declared we have to leave the restaurant at 1955, drinks arrived 1905, starters arrived 1940 (yes, 45min waiting time with 3 reminders), main course arrived 1950. not sure the whole thing was a glitch of it is a systematic problem with waiting time. overall, we were unhappy to rush.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 20 May 2022Hi Alina, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We'd like to apologies that your experience was not as it should have been. Please email us at marcos@aspirationalbrands.co.uk to discuss this further. Thanks St Martin's House

  37. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and venue - a little on the expensive side but a really lovely meal.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 18 May 2022Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, David. Glad you enjoyed and hope to see you again soon! St Martin's House

  38. A

    Ashok

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    St.Martin's House is a great place to have lunch. Friendly staff, goodn service and delicious food. Very good value for money. I will definitely visit again. Our server Anna was very attentive and professional and looked after us. I have recommended to my friends and family.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 18 May 2022Thanks Ashok! We will pass on your thanks to Anna and the team. We're glad you enjoyed your lunch and hope to see you again soon. St Martin's House

  39. RH

    RochelleH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We benefited from the special new opening discount and ordered chateaubriand and a filet steak which were both excellent and perfectly cooked, as well as the bearnaise sauce. Sadly the mashed potatoes were not great. The fried chicken burger was so-so. Very good yuzu cocktail. Very nice service. We ate upstairs- it was well decorated and spacious.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 18 May 2022Thanks for your review, Rochelle. All comments will be taken on board and shared with the team. The Yuzo Cocktail is a big favorite, so glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you back again soon, St Martin's House

  40. KL

    KarenL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A new restaurant that deserves a look. Creative cuisine; Basiltini delicious; food well-prepared and staff helpful and lively.

    St Martin's HouseResponded on 18 May 2022Thanks for your lovely review, Karen. We love the Basiltini too! We look forward to welcoming you back, St Martin's House

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

St Martin's House is rated 4 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for St Martin's House

4A Upper St Martin's Ln London, Greater London WC2H 9EA

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Long Acre, Seven Dials

  • Area

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Steak, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Northern Line – Leicester Square Station 0.07miPiccadilly Line – Leicester Square Station 0.07miCentral Line – Tottenham Court Road Station 0.4miBakerloo Line – Charing cross Station 0.4miJubilee Line – Westminster Station 0.8miVictoria Line – Oxford Street Station 0.9mi

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Valerie Armstrong

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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