St Martins Lane Kitchen

3.8
29 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post Theatre
In March 2019 we welcomed a brand new pop-up restaurant to St Martins Lane. Situated just steps away from the lobby, enter into a chic dining experience at St Martins Lane Kitchen. Elevating familiar flavours from the East and the West and turning them into something extraordinary, St Martins Lane Kitchen showcases a selection of South-East Asian dishes including Sesame Crusted Tuna, Duck Red Curry and Blue Swimmer Crab Fried Rice, as well as much loved Western comfort food such as Fish & Chips, Mushroom Risotto, Burgers and Sandwiches. Teamed with our exclusive signature cocktails, St Martins Lane Kitchen makes for an unforgettable dining experience for any meal of the day.

Special Offers

Bottomless Brunches from £35 per person

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 1 March 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-14:30
Fri-Sat 12:00-14:30

3 Course Set Menu £25

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 1 March 2019

Ends: 30 September 2019

Availability: Sun-Wed 12:00-14:30 17:00-22:30
Thu-Sat 12:00-14:30 17:00-18:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Wed 12:00PM - 2:30PM 5:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 10:30PM

What 29 People Are Saying
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GN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and ambience and lovely staff! Wish there were more options food wise for the bottomless brunch but the drinks made up for it!

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SP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food. Luca, Miguel and Alex provided an amazing service and made us feel at home. Food was so tasty. We were looked after and we will definitely coming back.

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b
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

It has been a while since we were last at this restaurant (when it was Asia de Cuba), but we were left distinctly underwhelmed by our pre-theatre supper. The staff were unfailingly polite and the service rapid, but what was once a cutting edge hotel and restaurant seems to have got stuck in a rut, whilst the rest of the world has moved on. I'm sorry to say it was distinctly average overall.

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WK
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chef still the same as Asia de Cuba, the food was honestly fantastic! The service was amazing, super friendly and knowledgeable.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Although the service was excellent, some regular customers behaviour was unacceptable. Two men an old one and a young one arrived from the gym next door, the well build young man was fondled by the older guy. Another guy joined them who was loud and agitated. They disappeared for a while then returned with what appeared to be drugs handed over in a small sachet by the well built guy. The older one and the agitated one headed to the toilets together. It is obviously a regular occurrence. The staff seemed to know them.
I would prefer to eat at a place in which respect is showed to the customers.

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BA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Bank holiday weekend on a Saturday night at 8.30pm and the restaurant had two tables in. We sat with almost no atmosphere sipping our drinks in an empty restaurant sadly. The service was helpful and the cocktails drinks we ordered were excellent. Starters were actually delicious, soft shell crab, calamari and a dish of scallops all cooked and flavoured differently. Our mains however were poor. We both ordered a curry, one red curry with fish and a green curry with sweet potato. Both were disappointing as both tasted the same and were to creamy and tasteless with very little love and thought but into these two dishes sadly. The last time I’d been was 5 years pervious but this visit was more than disappointing.

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W
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pre theatre offer - great value of 3 courses for £25. Food excellent, service even better. Only criticism - drinks on the expensive side (but then we are in central London, theatre land!) and starter portion size was a bit disappointing (especially the chicken skewers). t However the service was excellent, efficient and informative but not intrusive. Would certainly recommend and return!

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c
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cool ambience, excellent service, really good menu and excellent food quality

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d
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is an unknown gem and well worth visiting.

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I did not realise that Asia de Cuba had gone until one hour before I went and I looked up the reviews. Very disappointed as I loved Asia de Cuba and went for a special occasion. We was the only people in the whole restaurant. On a Friday night is never a good sign is it. The waiter perched on a chair while taking our order (not very professional at all) and did not really know much about the menu. Food was disappointing. Such a shame as I had so many nice meals at Asia de Cuba. Would not recommend.

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HM
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty food, went for the pre theatre menu which was very good value. Staff were attentive and the ambience was lovely.

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MW
Hertfordshire
10 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the pleasure of eating here two weeks previously and my friend and I were so wowed by the food that I rebooked again. My companion this time was Malaysian and recognised dishes with a Malaysian influence, and she was mightily impressed. The set menu for pre-theatre offers an excellent choice, and is very good value. Our waitress Vicky was brilliant. So glad I visited again as the food was as fantastic as my first visit. Will go again, and I recommend anyone interested to go soon because the hotel is apparently closing for a complete refurb and the restaurant cuisine will change. I hope it'll be as good!

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l
London
80 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ate on a special offer which was very good value. Service and food very good - punchy flavours rather than subtle - proper levels of chilli and good quality ingredients.

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FM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Far too slow for pre theatre dining - food took 40 minutes even though we told them on arrival that we were in a hurry to get to the theatre
Also credit card machine didn’t work and had to go to main hotel desk and wait behind quests checking in to pay!

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1
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Avoid and save yourself disappointment. Asia de Cuba is gone but they won't tell you that, no now the brunch is a basic single dish breakfast you can find done properly elsewhere with unlimited alcoholic drinks. So, if you are after a dining experience forget it. But, if you want to drink yourself silly in what can only be described as a library then this might be a good place. For me Zero value for money and zero ambiance.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff who even got us a table after dinner in the lovely bar

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed my bottomless brunch at St Martins Lane Kitchen. Staff were friendly and efficient and all three of us enjoyed a few drinks. The food was excellent but I think some nibbles would have gone down well as one course was not quite enough for the amount of alcohol. An excellent pre-theatre venue.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

I’ve booked and had the bottomless brunch experience at Asia de Cuba on numerous occasions so had an expectation prior to booking and arrival.

Unfortunately, the bottomless brunch experience is completely different under SML Kitchen and not one I would book again!

The menu showing on the Asia de Cuba website still has the previous brunch selection of many small plates, with the option to upgrade to theCuban roast. On arrival, this was not possible and we were informed that we could simply choose one main dish from the Al La Carte menu instead!!

The steak sandwich was tasty, the rest (overcooked, tough pancakes with no berry compote - when asked, I was simply given a bowl of blackberries - and extremely weak Mojito’s) was a very poorly delivered meal, for a Central London location with a previously stella reputation.

The Waiter was clueless; every time we asked a question, he said, “I don’t know!” and made no effort to enquire with colleagues.

Disappointing and overpriced at £80 for the 2 of us (for what we got).

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited for a girly boozy brunch and we were not disappointed. The food was great my only criticism being that the portion of chips could be a bit larger. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Our waitress Agnes was very generous with the 2 hour unlimited drink package which we all appreciated. Lovely venue in a very smart hotel, perfect for a London day treat.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was trying too hard to do something clever, and as a customer who had recently enjoyed the Asia de Cuba experience at that same restaurant, was left disappointed.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Only positive is that the noise level was good, but only due to the place being empty. Bring back Asia de Cuba!

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ST
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was nice , the £25 set is good value , but very expensive drinks ! a bottle of water & 1 glass of wine + service will cone to £70 + so not good value at all

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AG
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Very Expensive, salmon starter dish had off smell, waiter couldn’t describe the menu

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KI
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very quiet atmosphere. Brunch menu wasn’t very big and the portions also. Very good with refilling glasses - expected some olives or some peanuts before food arrived. Lovely toilet facilities and hotel lobby. Wouldn’t recommend as the ambience was very quiet and not buzzy.

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J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Restaurant felt like it had gone bust and was merely going through the motions and to take as much money as it could in the last few days. Ridiculous prices for poor quality, I felt completely ripped off. No atmosphere, staff just about doing the basics, just, food poor. Had I not had a client with me I would have walked back out. £12 for a 175ml glass of Argentinian Malbec was a joke, even for St Martins Lane Hotel, as was the 15% service charge added. Needless to say I won’t be returning.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Newly opened so expect some teething problems but the service wasn't what it could have been and the team needed to be better prepared to answer questions about the food. The food was okay, was expecting so much more from. The cocktails were weak and not very inspiring. I won't be going back which is a shame as I loved Asia de Cuba which this new pop up has replaced.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was still Asia De Cuba when we went, the last day before the management change. We are
So glad we went. The food was simply amazing and service was impeccable. A little pricey but worth it for a date/special occasion.

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M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

food was nice and the staff prepared the special birthday cake which is very nice. lightning is a bit dark...

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OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with my friends and really enjoyed.

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