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The Restaurant at Sanderson, London,

The Restaurant at Sanderson

3.3
3.3
172 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Located just steps away from Sanderson’s iconic lobby and just off the legendary Long Bar. The Restaurant at Sanderson blends visionary design with an exceptional seasonal menu and artisanal cocktails from the Long Bar. Set to tantalise your taste buds, open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, The restaurant exhibits a selection of palatable dishes from home made Focaccia and Fresh Orecchiette to Monkfish Tail with Thyme, Fennel & Lemon and the Signature Chateaubriand. To complete they offer tasty treats such as Black Forest Gateau and Summer Berries Sundae, there's no doubt that this menu of must-eats is not one to be missed. This is the perfect place to satisfy your hunger from dawn to dusk.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30 Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    020 7300 5588
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Daniele Zaffora
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful Restaurant and Courtyard can be hired separately or together for the most spectacular occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Dylan Waters: 020 7300 5542
  • Area
    Fitzrovia
  • Cross Street
    Oxford Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking Available
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus / Tottenham Court Road
  • Entertainment
    Guest and resident DJs perform in Long Bar Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • BREAKFAST AT SANDERSON

    £26.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Get Ready to Dig In !
  • SET MENU WITH A COMPLIMENTARY KIR ROYAL

    £34.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Come and savour our new Set Menu at The Sanderson with starters such as our Fresh buratta to our Mezze platter to our Sanderson Hot dog and Hot smoked salmon salad and finish off with a British cheeseboard or a decadent Sticky toffee pudding all for £34 with a kir royal.

What 172 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 3.3Ambience
  • 3Value

NoiseEnergetic

172 Reviews
  1. Fanchic

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Nightmare, bad food, expensive, bad ambiance. Overcooked meat in the burger. They made us pay at the middle of our meal, and then a security guy came to us while eating and told us that we will have to go in 30-40 min. ( we are talking about a 140€ dinner: two bad coktail, 1 incipide risotto and a really bad burger). And before that the waitress already told us that we had few time left. We had a reservation at 21h30 and it was possible to take a reservation until 23h at least, so i don’t know why at 22h15 they already want us to go.
    The Restaurant at SandersonResponded on 10 May 2024
    Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are very disappointed to hear that your experience at our restaurant did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. Your account of the situation unfortunately, on this occasion, did not match with our internal investigation. Your experience does not correctly reflect our usual standards.

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  2. WayneN

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good night out . Lovely lively atmosphere good food and attentive service

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  3. AlinaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Vegan Tasting Menu at NYE and it was outstanding, especially or waiter Flavio made our experience special, because he was professional through the whole evening. I would recommend going there! They also have excellent cocktails :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gem of gems - this small and intimite Italian family restaurant in offers genuine and exquisite dishes along with a great winelist and friendly atmosphere. A must whenever visiting London and Fitzrovia.

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  5. JanE

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Five friends dined at Sanderson as a pre-Christmas get together. Drinks at the bar first (rather pricey but lovely) which was quite vibey at 18:00, then through to the restaurant. Not very busy surprisingly but have to say we all very much enjoyed the meal - we chose the £50 set menu, 3 courses and half carafe of wine per person. Good selection of dishes for each course and the wine was half decent! Service was great, thank you! Merry Christmas all!

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  6. KirbyM

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was lovely. Environment was energetic - definitely a specific crowd. Somewhat surprised at the limited menu. Risotto had zero flavor - didn’t even finish half before I gave up. Staff was kind enough to comp it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad food, bad service. Had to get a lot taken off the bill. Never again.

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  8. Princess

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Soon as we arrived I informed the staff that I had a reservation. I was told just sit where ever we want. Offering is tables that were still dirty and not set for dinner. The waitress was lazy and slow. Spoke to the manager and asked for my table that I reserved and finally was seated in the dining area. There was lots of noise from the staff clearing tables. Dropping cutlery etc. The service overall was terrible. We waited a long time for our food, no one asked if everything was ok etc. The food was terrible. Not worth the price and over cooked. We also saw a mouse running around to which I didn’t even want to pay the bill but the staff thought it was amusing. The Bar was playing some good music and the hotel has some cute aesthetics but far as the restaurant, food and service… and the mouse running around. I would never dine there again.

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  9. JelenaB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, good food, thank you, we enjoyed it

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  10. AaronM

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The Sardinian waitress was lovely, £18 for a cocktail, £12 for an aperitivo and £5 for an espresso is a rip off

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Staff seemed to be a very confused. Also their uniform did look clean and tidy. A bit disappointed our lunch table was not in the backyard,’x we sat in the Main Street terrace.

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  12. NatalieW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The signature cocktails were incredible, definitely suggest The Girl on Fire, if your into a spicy margarita vibe. The ribeye steak was beautifully charred on the outside and perfectly medium rare on the inside, as requested. Was treating 2 friends and they were equally pleased. A top night all round and outstanding service from Rita-thank you for having us.

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  13. IKLONDON

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Friendly attentive service but staff doesn’t know much about food & wine on the menu. The venue is old and tired in an urgent need of reburb. Empty restaurant on a sunny Friday afternoon, zero atmosphere…

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed my food and the long bar! Next time I’ll book a night in the hotel upstairs

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  15. Rob5555

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice ambience for a weekday meal and great cocktails at the long bar. The food was nicely presented but mediocre. Calamari starter cooked to a rubbery death and a £36 slow cooked beef rib that looked and tasted exactly like the pre cooked ones you get from M&S

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  16. Orozco

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a table for Mother’s Day. The food was lovely, service was a bit slow but the staff was nice and friendly so we weren’t bother until one of the servers ruined the all experience with her rudeness, arrogance and patronising behaviour.

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  17. MarcelaJ

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the quiet atmosphere at lunch time on a week day. Perfect for conversation. The service was good in terms of staff’s attitude and energy but they forgot a few things from our order which was very disappointing as the place wasn’t even busy. Cocktails were amazing. Food was ok.

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  18. CynanC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful long lunch to celebrate a birthday. Fabulous food and attentive service made this a very memorable experience. Thanks a million.

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  19. LynseyS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I booked the restaurant by accident and infact thought I’d booked the Mad Hatter afternoon tea… the staff were very helpful and organised a table for me for my afternoon tea… highly recommended (very expensive bottled water though….) The food was a delight and we enjoyed every bite. Very helpful staff who described every piece of food very well

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for a dinner with friends and it was ok. Food is quite overpriced for what it is and the staff is nice but inexperienced. Also, don’t go on a Sat evening because it will feel you’re dining in a nightclub and not a restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for Christmas lunch

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  22. JasonW

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely night with friends. Amazing food and excellent service.

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  23. MaritsaI

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went mid-week, nice surrounding, very attentive staff, amazing food. The only disappointment was the place had air conditioning on and was so cold. Apart from that, lovely evening

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a party of four. We waited a long time for our food. However, the server was very apologetic and offered complimentary snacks. They must have been under staffed

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  25. markusr

    London

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiting staff were lovely but the restaurant was very shabby in the area we were seated and outside courtyard area looked a mess.

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  26. CathyB

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Service, delicious food, recommended

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  27. leeo

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous venue, the long bar is the bets in London

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Saturday night and the restaurant was empty. Most of the food was good although the roast chicken was bland. Not what I had expected.

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  29. Hmks

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was nice, as was the service. However, few annoying things include being seated outside meaning we were under the radiator lights which didn't feel particularly environmentally friendly and heated up our water (we had to ask for ice). The January deal wasn't communicated to us clearly as we were told only the main courses were half price. The food was nice, but not really worth the price.

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  30. JCBREED

    Hong Kong

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 24 December 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having been here in the summer for a corporate event I had expected this to be a great experience - which it was not. Even though Christmas Eve the place had very few customers for dinner. Even though I booked in advance and confirmed the day before the table was not laid up for us on arrival. I barely recall seeing any festive decorations which gave an atmosphere of close to zero. The food was excellent and well presented. The service was pretty poor - with so few customers I should not have to ask for bread and to place my order. I also don't expect a bottle of champagne to be served at room temperature - a basic mistake that any half decent waiter would pick up on. He may have turned out to be a great waiter - we will never know as he advised us halfway through that he had been told by his boss he could go home early as they were quiet. That left us with no one in particular serving us. Obviously they wanted us to follow his example and go early otherwise why would they switch all the lights on full. With no decorations, no music, poor service I realised why there were so few customers. The only thing that exceeded my expectations was the bill which included a 15% service charge. There are plenty of other great places to celebrate Christmas and hold corporate events - that is where we will be.

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  31. Londongirl

    London

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Started fabulously and then waited 30 mins for dessert

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  32. Sukhi

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, I was fortunate to get parking outside. Our food and service were excellent. Set menu fantastic value.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I visited with my wife and daughter to take advantage of their meal deal £28. The venue is fab with a lovely long Champagne bar. We took advantage and had some bubbles. We then were shown to our table. Not with the majority of the people becAuse they were having the mad hatters cream tea. Our table was large and spacious. The cocktails arrived ( part of the deal) They were meant to be gin based but in reality I think the gin bottle was just passed over the top of the glass. A lovely bread basket then arrived together with some butter ... but on tasting this was not butter but MARGERINE !!!! My wife was nearly sick..as was I ,the meal was ruined. It took some time to claw ourselves back but we did eventually and the meal was OK not fine dining just OK. The bill £153 included a £20 service charge. In all a rather unforgettable experience but for the wrong reason !! My advice is don’t offer a meal deal if cutting corners to make it pay will leave the customer underwhelmed and not wishing to return.

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  34. blondie

    London

    29 reviews

    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Sadly not a good experience. We booked the 3 course offer with cocktail but were given the a la carte menu. When asking for the other menu the guy at the desk told us he needed proof of the booking as they had served too many offer lunches that day! I had called a few days before to advise the restaurant that we did not eat garlic and they told us it would not be a problem- it was! There was nothing on the main course menu we could eat. Eventually they offered us something from the main menu. The first course burrata should have been fine but arrived freezing cold. We asked for the wine menu but nobody came to take our order - and then our main course arrived! Wine eventually arrived half way through our meal. My friend received her dessert but nothing came for me! A lady came over who turned out to be the manager seems genuinely horrified by our experience and tried to sort everything out and offered us drinks on the house. My dessert arrived. When ordering coffee I asked if it was strong- as it was I was offered a half strength one which would have been fine. My friend ordered a normal cappuccino. The coffees arrived I got a strong coffee! My friend a weak cappuccino. They couldn’t even get that right. The manager was lovely and greatly reduced our bill - but that shouldn’t have been necessary. I won’t be going back!

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  35. robertsw15

    Brighton

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I would expect an offer to take care of coats, but I had to ask. Menus were slow to arrive, water even slower. We chose the offer menu which included a cocktail, this took twenty minutes or longer to arrive as they had to find someone who knew how to mix drinks. Although practically deserted in the section where I was seated the waiter kept disappearing and elusive when trying to get his attention. Chain restaurants have better service. Which is a great shame as the food is very good.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely, the gorgeous hostess with her big hair was so nice and patient and so were the waiters. Food was amazing as well. I will do this again

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  37. tastydiners

    London

    105 reviews

    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a while since we had dined at Sanderson but the food was still great quality and the service was nicely attentive. The set meal with drinks offer made this great value. This is a great venue for an upbeat atmosphere

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Spain

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing

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  39. Nostrastockers

    London

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Great place

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  40. Leoy

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasteless, service was bad, long bar was much bettwr

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FAQs

The Restaurant at Sanderson is rated 3.3 stars by 172 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Restaurant at Sanderson

50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Oxford Street
  • Area
    Fitzrovia
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30 Sat, Sun 07:00–11:00 Lunch Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking Available
  • Public Transit
    Oxford Circus / Tottenham Court Road
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Daniele Zaffora
  • Entertainment
    Guest and resident DJs perform in Long Bar Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7300 5588
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful Restaurant and Courtyard can be hired separately or together for the most spectacular occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Dylan Waters: 020 7300 5542
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