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The Tent (at the End of the Universe), London, Greater London

The Tent (at the End of the Universe)

3.9
3.9
15 Reviews
£26 to £40
Middle Eastern
  • Good for special occasions
  • Innovative
  • Hot spot
The Tent (at the end of the universe) is the newest venture from Chef John Javier. The restaurant serves a weekly-changing menu playing on Middle Eastern techniques and flavours, featuring dishes such as suckling lamb or mushroom shish, dairy cow rib with ras el hanout and saganaki cheese with honey, pomegranate molasses, parsley and pistachio. These modern representations of traditional Middle Eastern dishes are served in The Tent's intimate concept dining room, where diners are joined by seated DJs playing over a world-class soundsystem. On Wednesdays, The Tent is home to a live band playing world music. The restaurant also hosts a Sunday Funday each week, during which guests can experience 17 Little Portland Street's otherwise private downstairs club.

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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
    Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed 18:30–01:00 Thu–Sat 19:00–01:00
  • Phone number
    020 3848 7430
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    John Javier
  • Area
    Oxford Circus
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Live Jazz & Dining Experience

    Multiple dates available
    Step into a world of rhythm and taste with our all-new Live Jazz and Dining Experience, every Wednesday at the Tent at the End of the Universe. Nestled amidst a breathtaking cosmic backdrop, this one-of-a-kind event transports you to a realm where smooth melodies and delectable cuisine collide. Live Jazz from 7PM.
    Live Jazz & Dining Experience photo
  • Chef's Studio (Fri & Sat) @ 17 Little Portland St

    £40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    BOOKING REQUIRED 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE Please contact EAT@LITTLE-PORTLAND.COM Experience Chef John Javier's culinary expertise in our Chef's Studio, located at 17 Little Portland Street. Join us Wednesdays through Saturdays for an exclusive intimate dining experience, hidden beneath The Tent. Chef John Javier presents two set menu options for your enjoyment: • Chinese set menu priced at £100 per person** • Standard set menu priced at £80 per person Wed- Thu: Minimum 8 guests per booking Fri - Sat: Minimum 4 guests per booking (Maximum 12 sit-down) **Please note, we cannot cater to any allergens with the Chinese set menu
    Chef's Studio (Fri & Sat) @ 17 Little Portland St photo
  • Chef's Studio (Wed & Thur) @ 17 Little Portland St

    £40.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    BOOKING REQUIRED 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE Please contact EAT@LITTLE-PORTLAND.COM Experience Chef John Javier's culinary expertise in our Chef's Studio, located at 17 Little Portland Street. Join us Wednesdays through Saturdays for an exclusive intimate dining experience, hidden beneath The Tent. Chef John Javier presents two set menu options for your enjoyment: • Chinese set menu priced at £100 per person** • Standard set menu priced at £80 per person Wed- Thu: Minimum 8 guests per booking Fri - Sat: Minimum 4 guests per booking (Maximum 12 sit-down) **Please note, we cannot cater to any allergens with the Chinese set menu
    Chef's Studio (Wed & Thur) @ 17 Little Portland St photo

What 15 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.5Value

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15 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING Went there on a Wednesday, creative delicious dishes with beautiful live music. DEFINITELY A RECOMMENDATION,

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique experience. The food combination and presentation was very interesting but ok tasting. Interior design was amazing.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, phenomenal food, well curated wine list & couldn’t fault a thing

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  4. Sara

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Such bad value. Serving a £12 dip with no bread, to find out one piece of bread was £8. One small lam skewer was £10 and the. ‘Mains’ were either tiny or crazy expensive. Shame because the decor is cool, and the food was interesting. Not a comfy restaurant tho. Tables are tiny, restaurant is bery dsrk and loud.

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  5. AdamMoyler

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked the Jazz Experience for my girlfriend and I - which we were very much looking forward to - a month in advance of the reservation date paying £60 for the pleasure. It was then cancelled at 9pm the night before and I am yet to receive a refund for the booking.

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  6. aayy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and vibe are decent but not worth the terrible customer service

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a cool little venue but style over substance for us. Food wasn’t great, cocktail also felt pre-made. Won’t go back again with the price.

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  8. martinaf

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience is definitely nice. Good portions ridiculously small for the price you pay. Good taste nice but nothing crazy. Cocktails and wine expensive for the amount they serve, beer brought to the table in a can. Not much choice in dessert.

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  9. Carter

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service. Will definitely be returning!

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  10. RobertM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great meal. Such a cool looking restaurant with stars on the ceiling and a dj playing through dinner! The pollock dish was our favourite. Thank you Sam for the recommendations

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FAQs

The Tent (at the End of the Universe) is rated 3.9 stars by 15 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 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Tent (at the End of the Universe)

17 Little Portland St, London, Greater London W1W 8BP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Oxford Circus
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed 18:30–01:00 Thu–Sat 19:00–01:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Javier
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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