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Whitcomb's at the Londoner - Whitcomb's at The Londoner, London, ENG

Whitcomb's at The Londoner

4.4
4.4
698 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
Welcome to a corner of the French Mediterranean. Nestled between London’s St James and Leicester Square, Whitcomb’s serves modern interpretations of classic dishes found along the sunny stretches of the French and Italian rivieras. Simple yet elegant cuisine, prepared à la minute.

As a West End restaurant, Whitcomb’s is ideal for pre- and post-theatre dining, set just a stone’s throw away from theatres such as the London Coliseum, Gielgud Theatre, Duke of York’s Theatre, and many more. Whitcomb’s also serves a delicious Express Lunch menu, perfect for business lunches or a break from shopping on the nearby Regent Street and Bond Street. Additionally, join us for breakfast, dinner, cocktails, and more. During the warmer seasons, Whitcomb’s summer terrace on Leicester Square offers a charming spot for alfresco dining.

Before your dining experience, we invite you to enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the neighbouring gin bar Joshua's Tavern or in the Japanese rooftop garden, 8 at The Londoner.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, French
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30 Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Daily 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Sat, Sun 12:30–14:45
  • Phone number
    020 7451 0167
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jasbir Singh
  • Area
    Leicester Square
  • Cross Street
    Whitcomb Street - Leicester Square
  • Parking Details
    Q-Park Leicester Square - 39-41 Whitcomb St, London WC2H 7DT
  • Public Transit
    Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus Stations (Piccadilly & Northern line; Bakerloo Lines)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 2 or 3 Course Menu inc Pre-Theatre £34/£39

    £39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Discover a French Mediterranean pre and post-theatre experience in the heart of the West End. From indulgent pan-fried sea bass to a gnocchi with San Marzano tomatoes and basil, enjoy a three-course set menu at Whitcomb’s from just £39 per person. A two-course set menu is also available at £34 – perfect for a delicious pre or post-theatre experience. Whitcomb’s has curated a wine list that spans the entire world, featuring some of the greatest vintages of Bordeaux and fine wines by Coravin, including Tignanello and Puligny-Montrachet. Available: Monday - Sunday | specific time slots Excludes public holidays and certain notable calendar days.
  • Enjoy your fourth plate complimentary on us

    2 Jan - 29 Feb 2024
    Dine à la carte with Mediterranean cuisine at Whitcomb's at the Londoner and enjoy your fourth plate on us. Please note, for every four plates you order per person, the least expensive plate will be complimentary. This offer is valid between 2nd January 2024 to 29th February 2024. Subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Applicable for parties up to eight people.
  • 2 Course Express Lunch £29

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Lunch meeting, mid-shopping break or weekday treat? Join us on Leicester Square for an elegant lunch and dine from our Express Lunch menu, available Monday to Friday at £29 for two courses or £35 for two courses and a glass of wine chosen by our sommelier. 

What 698 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

699 Reviews
  1. CazM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food,drinks and service,lively atmosphere and cosy seating I would return and recommend

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been here a few times , the menu has now been changed , we didn't know as the menu online is the old one still showing , the starters are very limited , not much on their to choose from . Bit disappointed

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  3. RichardP

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent pre-theatre meal. Good food and service. Only small criticism is that music was intrusive.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on a Friday night, it wasn't busy. The service was good and the food was amazing too.

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  5. Alex

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The food is ok for the price point. The service is dreadful with the next course arriving before the table has been cleared. Staff are impossible to find. Many places in London have a similar price cheaper price point for food of the same or better quality and much better service.

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  6. Ricobleu

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, especially lobster linguine. Valentines menu was however overpriced, but I suppose that is to be expected. Service was good, but the staff were a bit overworked on V day. Ambiance and decor was okay, but not necessarily special. It is a ground floor restaurant in a hotel, off the foyer, so maybe that was to be expected.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of food was excellent! Good portion size, I left the table feeling very full. I recommend the sea bass. Service was also very good.

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  8. Sergio

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice atmosphere. Food is good and tasty, but portions are quite small

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  9. jamied

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very good, explained the menu, the concept and recommendations. Very attentive on drinks and ensuring everything was what we had hoped. Food was sensational, the green bean salad! Who knew green beans could taste so good. I’m a big seafood fan and love otsters, the ones I had were not something I’ve tried before but I really enjoyed them and wanted more. The lobster Thermidor and sea bass dish me and my wife shared were a taste sensation and we then enjoyed some well made cocktails at the bar afterwards with a great relaxed vibe. Would definitely re visit

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love coming here. Always a pleasant experience, delicious food and exceptional service.

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  11. FergalHB

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the burrata, sea bass and apple crumble from the set menu - worked out good value - although the sea bass was a little overcooked. My girlfriend enjoyed her snails, carpaccio and lamb too. The "tapas" approach makes no sense given the courses offered are normal starters and mains, why do so many London restaurants do this? Leave it to the Spanish whose dishes at least suit the sharing element.

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  12. TeganS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exemplary food and customer service. The very best.

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  13. MorganK

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely food with some real delights, potato mousse, mulled wine ice cream. Side salad a little heavily dressed and the wine list has little of reasonable value at the lower end

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  14. PaulC

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous restaurant, friendly staff and lovely food - perfect for pre theatre

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  15. kateM

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat and share some wine food excellent and service was great

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  16. PeterC

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at this restaurant, very good food but that's reflected in the cost. Would go again and would recommend.

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  17. Moodor

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyable pre-theatre meal. The chicken was without doubt the juciest and softest I'd ever eaten. To cap it all were the incredible staff who remembered it was my mum's 82nd birthday and made.the meal really special.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent express menu with delicious food served with great enthusiasm. Food flavours were outstanding. A great London restaurant- thank you

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Most of the food is good and very good. Service is extremely slow though. 1 waiter for a table of 11 guests was clearly not enough. Nice place to have a laid back business dinner

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  20. Kulumeta

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food and amazing service. The music a bit too loud to keep a normal conversation.

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  21. MelindaT

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. Great flavours and textures Only disappointed was the snails which were tough and chewy. I have eaten snails a lot and never experienced this . Every thing else was fantastic.

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  22. AlastairM

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pre-theatre dinner, so relatively quiet. Cosy ambience and friendly staff. Particularly enjoyed the mushroom risotto and baked turbot, both of which we have had before. Our go-to restaurant in Leicester Square.

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  23. mary

    London

    97 reviews

    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a lovely restaurant in this new modern hotel pleasantly decorated! We had a pre theatre three course set menu and we enjoyed everything! My only comment was that the dressing for the mushroom carpaccio was a bit overpowering but still something different and innovative. The service was also excellent. Fully recommend it. Thank you all.

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  24. Gastronaut

    London

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have the three course set menu and each course was delcisuohs with wonderfully delivered service. A very pleasant surprise given it was an impulse booking

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  25. KaiG

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was fantastic and the staff are extremely professional and friendly. They were kind enough to move us when our evening was being disturbed by children who were running around our table. The food was phenomenal and very tasty, presentation was a HUGE plus also. The only thing I can say that lets the evening down was the service. It’s all shame considering the restaurant wasn’t massively busy but the service was slow. However, they make up for it with their fantastic customer service

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  26. AngieM

    Worcestershire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We asked for Parmesan to be in the side not on the starter but it came on the starter. So this delayed things as we had to wait for another starter. All food excellent however. Would have appreciated family with baby not being seated right by us as restaurant very empty so there was plenty of space.

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  27. ArdaA

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The employees are lovely especially Andrew and the lady at the reception ! I went to Whitcomb's for my birthday dinner with friends and we loved it !

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  28. Reviewer

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Paid full price to be skipped on everything. People showed up 30 minutes passed us and got served 45 minutes before us. A simple order of champagne took an hour to come. They kept coming to apologize that their kitchen was running behind but it wasn’t for the guest of 6 next to us who ordered the same thing well after us. We were a table of two and the only thing that came quick was the desert and the bill when I requested it. Although the food was rather good everything else spoiled it. Wanted to have a solid NYE experience with my partner and left with a hole in my wallet and a bigger hole in my heart, more disappointed I had to let my partner down with a bad experience. Strongly would recommend reconsidering a place like this Granted, I’ll give the benefit of the doubt as there was quite a rush at NYE but my experience was hindered from it. I had to ask for things at least twice before I received it. Would potentially recommend on a not-so-crowded evening.

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  29. Sharadah

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The NYE service was really good. The staff were clearly very busy but worked so hard & kept smiling. The food was excellent & the live music was perfect. It was a truly lovely evening & perfect way to celebrate the New Year & my birthday!

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  30. KMia

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Those with food allergies should be careful to dine here. We dined here with family on New Year’s Eve. We told the restaurant about allergies when making the reservation. We then personally informed our server at the beginning of the meal. When it came time for dessert, we reviewed the menu and the menu said NOTHING about the dessert containing nuts. Our server also said nothing about the dessert containing nuts. After the food came, and our family was already eating the dessert - we asked again about nuts because the dessert tasted as thought it might have nuts. The server disappeared to ask someone in the kitchen because she was not sure. It turned out that the dessert DID contain nuts. And unfortunately one of our family members had an allergic reaction to the dessert at the table.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were impeccable! The waitress was specially kind. Steak was delicious.

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  32. beachbum

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant! Great service and the food and drinks were lovely! The staff from check in desk to the coat check were super nice!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my 4th time at the whitcombs this year. The food quality is always great and everyone is super welcoming Keep up the amazing job

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  34. LisaR

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a find this restaurant is. We had pre drinks at the champagne bar which was lovely. Staff in Whitcomb's were very friendly and attentive. Food was delicious. We opted for the pre theatre set menu which was great. One thing we didn't like was the portobello mushroom starter which was basically a thinly sliced mushroom. We would have much preferred both of us to have the burrata which was amazing. All in all a great birthday meal for my partner

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  35. SimonK

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For pre theatre it is ideal location and nice food. A couple of things could improve it. 1. The set menu should have adequate vegetables and potato as part of the meal that you don't need to order 2 side dishes. 2. The steak tartare starter had barely any steak tartare. It was covered by cooked meat and a biscuity web thing. Misleading to describe the starter as steak tartare.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good. But over £120 for 2 people to have 1 course and a glass of wine?

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  37. LizS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great service. Really enjoyed the experience.

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  38. MJuu

    Surrey

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Should not automatically add 15% service charge to the bill. Food fantastic! Not enough water on the table. Should provide a bottle to help yourself. Seating too close to another couple when other tables available.

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  39. BarryD

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Food,excellent service,good atmosphere,reasonable cost

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks for the amazing birthday dinner experience

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Whitcomb's at The Londoner is rated 4.4 stars by 698 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 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Whitcomb's at The Londoner

38 Leicester Square, London, ENG WC2H 7DX

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Whitcomb Street - Leicester Square
  • Area
    Leicester Square
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 06:30–10:30 Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Daily 17:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–11:00 Sat, Sun 12:30–14:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Q-Park Leicester Square - 39-41 Whitcomb St, London WC2H 7DT
  • Public Transit
    Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus Stations (Piccadilly & Northern line; Bakerloo Lines)
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jasbir Singh
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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