Stephen Street Kitchen

4.0
70 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Brunch
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Stephen St Kitchen, in collaboration with the British Film Institute, is the ideal place to meet friends and colleagues in the West End, for drinks, dinner or lunch.


Situated between Tottenham Court Road and Charlotte Street, Stephen St Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, dinner.
The menu is the vision of Head Chef, Mark Block and features delicious small sharing plates, with a twist from british & European cuisine.
the bar, serves signature cocktails, wine and beer and with an outdoor terrace it’s the perfect spot for aperitivo in the sunshine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 9am-11pm
Thursday -Friday 9am-12am
Saturday: closed Available for Private Hire
Sunday: Closed Available for Private Hire
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Phone number
020 7636 8906
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Mark Block
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Catering
We can organise canapés & buffet for party's up to 50. If you require in-house Lunch please let us know and we will be happy to assist.
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Parking Details
Street parking available from 7PM-12am
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Public Transit
Nearest underground station is Tottenham Court Road for Central and Northern Line
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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M
London
29 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great athmosphere, quiet and intimate. Food was great although a bit pricey. Very close to the dominion theatre and great for shopping in oxford st

L
London
20 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I would happily return to Stephen Street Kitchen, the menu was not particularly extensive, but the food was delicious and beautifully presented.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were recommended to the restaurant as we were going to the Dominion Theatre and wanted a pre-theatre drink and meal. The pre -theatre menu was perfect. A light starter and main course. Happy hour has an offer on prosecco, although we had wine. Good service, friendly staff, nice atmosphere and very reasonable. I would go again.

M
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2016
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Great decor but disappointed with food as it was a bit bland.

f
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2016
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

I really wanted to like the Stephen St Kitchen due to the good reviews and the look of the place, but the food (5 different dishes) really let us down. It looked pretty on a plate but was bland, had no flavour, it was average at best. Maybe they just had a bad day (Wednesday). I would go back for drinks (sensibly priced), as the ambience was good, but not for food. Sorry.

KJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cater for my gluten and dairy intolerance without any problem. Lovely atmosphere. Great staff. Delicious food.

LW
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you register for their emails prior to going you will get a free glass of prosecco on arrival, so with that and a tastecard it is exceptionally good value. Interesting menu with a wide range of dishes, attentive service and a great ambience - an excellent option in central London.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice ambience and good food and service. Will definitely go again!

EB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food, good value, would definitely go back for another meal

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Stumbled across Stephen Street Kitchen quite by accident and what a very pleasant accident. Will certainly be visiting again soon. Service was excellent and whilst the menu is limited there is enough of a selection to satisfy most tastes.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wasn't sure what to expect from a first time eating at Stephen St, on this particular Thursday evening. Because the place is a little hidden away I was worried it might be dead, but in fact it was full and with a 50th birthday table nearby.

Apparently they have "Bubbly Thursdays" (though it's not advertised - our waitress told us after we'd ordered fizz!) so a good percentage off champagne. I'd have thought there'd be more of a film theme to the cocktails, given the location, but it was just a slight nod in only a couple of the names. I was there with an overseas filmmaker and it was a good place to take them to say they'd been.

The menu's pretty small, which I'd normally take as a good sign. We shared calamari for starter. My friend wanted fish and chips for the British experience never having had it before. I went for fish pie (very unusual choice for me) and the waitress recommended broccoli on the side, which I was happy to take.

The calarmari was good but very unusual, in that it was big chunks of fried squid in batter and pretty much exactly like how I'd expect fish and chips to appear. There were no tentacles, just the body of the squid, and three big pieces so it was tough to share.

The broccoli was unexpectedly swamped by garlic, and a touch overdone for me. Can you go wrong with a fish pie? It was well done - a good mix of flavours. I'd have loved to try my friend fish and chips, most of which she left, but we're not regular eating pals so I couldn't dive in. They didn't provide any vinegar, let alone ketchup or mayo. I told her to ask for it, but I think she was too timid being in a foreign environment.

For two of us it was just under 50 quid total, which I do think is excellent value, though now I think about it that's with my 10% BFI member discount! But still good value. And a nice little chat with a Swedish actress waitress afterwards about Alicia Wikander's recent Oscar.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I normally have a good experience at this restaurant, however on this occasion the service was slow, this maybe because they only had two people serving at a busy lunch time 1pm. The chips was burnt and looked like sticks and clearly ready made oven chips. Waited 20 minutes to order a desert...in the end we gave up and was now ready to pay our bill...waited another 10 minutes and the waving of hand or trying to catch their attention was impossible...in the end got up and waited at the till to get my bill as well as pay.

G
London
22 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was looking for a healthy option for dinner with a friend and I found it. The menu had different options and the salad I ordered was much tastier than I expected. There was a real depth and variety of flavour and my friends risotto was the same. The ambience was a little muted as the restaurant was quiet but based on the food we tasted I don't think it will be for long. I have already recommended it and I am sure I will be back.

KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great simple food and service

VX
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently took my mother to this restaurant, following an internet search it came out as being highly rated and near to the Dominican Theatre, where I was treating my mum to a birthday showing of Elf the Musical! I booked for pre-theatre, and whilst they had no specific pre-theatre menu, the main menu had a wide range of choices and the waitress knew the menu well and was able to advice on choices.

I requested a specific cocktail to accompany the starters and although not on their menu, the bar staff were only to happy to make up to my specifications and help make the occasion special, as we were celebrating my mum's birthday!

When the food arrived, it came with generous portions, and was extremely tasty, with delicate flavours and enticing textures.

The waitress was jolly and jovial and helped make the dining experience pleasant and worthwhile.

I would definitely visit again.

SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2015
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I've eaten at the Stephen Street Kitchen several times now and the food is always excellent and really delicious - great flavours, fresh ingredients and good sized portions. The ambience is lovely and the staff are friendly and helpful. My latest visit was no exception, the food was great and the staff and ambiance were as welcoming as ever but the speed of service was somewhat variable. We had to wait a while to order but then our start and main courses arrived quickly but then, even though the restaurant was pretty quiet, it took ages to get our bill as there were very few staff members around and none of them came by our table. I'd definitely visit again (we are having our Christmas lunch there!) but it would be great if the overall speed of service was improved - especially as we often visit for working lunches and so need to get back to the office at a certain time.

OT
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although very quiet on a Saturday evening the service was great and the food really good and fantastically tasty.
Would thoroughly recommend for a pre theatre dinner.
Off the main road, with bags of character.

PJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Title says it all: wanted a simple lunch, with fresh elements, decent range, emphasis on quality over showmanship. All done well. Waitstaff splendid and cheerful. This is a Benugo restaurant, and it fits the upscale, gentile, fresh type of restaurant typical of the brand. Space is large and comfortable.

H
London
45 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

My second visit. We were a party of 2 adults and 1 child. It took 30 minutes to order starter and main course and this only happened after several attempts to get the attention of a member of the staff. Same for ordering dessert. We were sitting in one of the booths facing into the BFI foyer. It seemed that the staff circulated in parts of the restaurant but not in the area we were sitting.
The food was great, the location and ambiance also. With some attention to the service it could be a wonderful restaurant.

TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Terrible service in the morning, couldn't attract waitresses or waiter's attention, had to wait for ages to get served, then to get any extras, then to get service for the guests who arrived at my table, then to get the bill. The place was empty, so it's not like they were busy.

b
London
222 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good find in busy Fitzrovia, good food and more over quiet enough acoustics to have a conversations ! A rare thing in the west end.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely restaurant with fantastic food (especially the pizzas), a nice atmosphere, and excellent staff. A good spot for central London too - no tourists, no noise, and no rip offs.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mediocre. Part of the party having steak were happy. The rest not - food has so little flavour and interest (risotto, chicken) we felt a bit cheated.

G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met a friend for lunch on Saturday and as always great to be somewhere so close to the shopping area of Oxford Street but off the beaten path and very quiet. Food good, service good and great place as it's quiet and easy to catch up with friends. Only gripe is I booked through Open Table and had to remind the staff to take off the discount - do check the discount as on Open Table it mentioned 50% discount but the actual discount only 35%, otherwise all good.

WE
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was good and very good value. Service a bit slow and the staff a bit confused. The place itself is quite nice but nothing special.

Great for a cheap two course meal.

L
London
26 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful trendy bistro with a great vibe. The discount made it fantastic value. My friend had the pasta which had WAY too much liquid (basically a soup) so she didn't enjoy the food much, but I had an amazing pizza which was absolutely spot on!

i
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 6 including a 1-year-old child, we had early dinner, Stephen's street kitchen worked really well. The food was great, the outside area was quiet and pleasant and the staff were very accommodating.

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2015
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I'm a regular at Stephen Street as it's in a really convenient location and the food is consistently good. Love the decor the most - they've nailed the interior design.

That said, EVERY time I have been here (which is 6/7 times now), the service has been Fawlty Towers level of slapstick. I'm a very patient diner, but have been with differnt friends, colleagues and my boyfriend who have all been annoyed at the service and I have to say, I've finally cracked too. Whether it's table reservations that don't get recorded, orders being sent twice, orders being sent wrong (this has happened every time), drinks never arriving, staff not understanding what I mean when I ask for the drinks menu, staff dissapearing when you need the bill... they are in desparate need of training. Staff are confused, disorganised and innattentive. Please sort it out!

S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, delicious food a great find slightly off the beaten track

c
London
68 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Slightly limited menu but otherwise a great find in a quiet corner of central London. Offer was good but I would be back anyway.

w
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Portions quite big and not pretending, but spaghetti alla vongole was too insipid.. Pizza dough was really thin which I like, but it would have been much better if less crispy. Nice and cozy atmosphere and acommodating staffs. Fresh orange juice was good.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would recommend this restaurant for lunch, dinner, afternoon coffee or cocktail.. anything. I have been few times and the service is always very friendly & attentive. The food is good and the china and glassware are original, very tastful but not over the top.

s
London
77 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I love Stephen Street kitchen as its good for any time of day - breakfast/lunch, meeting etc. The boots are great, service is lovely and non intrusive and nice little menu. Will return

FC
London
187 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It's really a pizza place with some additional dishes but it's generally well done and handily tucked away next to the BFI off Tottenham Court Road. Look out for lunchtime deals which improve value. But the service was a bit random, it must be said

c
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

V slow service on a relatively quiet weekend evening. Good food. Portions of veg sides could be more generous.

ZZ
London
26 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Perfectly pleasant but slow service.

g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had never been to this restaurant before and thought it most attractive. Had it been a little warmer we could have sat on the terrace where people were enjoying drinks. The glass wall through which you can see into the lobby of the British Film Institute added another layer of interest.

All our food was excellent. Our son who was with us is Vegetarian so my only suggestion is that there should be more choice for Vegetarians. He had to have Pizza as the Pasta dish included Anchovies.

Our Waiter who is from Nepal was very attentive and helpful. He was able to give us up to date information of the situation as his family are there. We are very interested in Tea and we questioned him about the Tea crops. He was most informative.

To sum up it was a very pleasant experience and we would certainly go there again.

P
London
30 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Although the decor at the Stephen Street Kitchen may look a bit industrial, the ambience still manages to be friendly and relaxed - somehow they've managed to avoid the awful problems with acoustics that many similarly-kitted-out venues seem to have. My dinner partner and I had no problems conversing in normal tones.
The food was imaginative and delicious and there is an excellent cocktail menu. One thing I found disappointing; they serve a variety of interesting gins but do so with cheap, nasty Schwepps tonic which ruins the flavour.
Our waiter was brilliant - very chatty and friendly without being intrusive or obsequious. Would definitely return.

s
London
77 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

You could easily miss Stephen Street kitchen but it appears lots of people don't! Great for a business coffee or we had lunch - great value set menu and nice if simple main menu. Lovely interior too! Will definitely return.

F
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Saw some good recommendations for the restaurant and it was worth a visit - particularly with the food discount (although we had to remind them at the end as it wasn't initially taken off the bill). Very relaxed, spacious, attractive room with tables well spaced - nice and relaxing on a hectic Friday evening.

Food was nice with a good choice of things you felt like eating. Service was a little inexperienced but OK - although note to waiter, if you tip wine on the table you should top up the carafe! Would go back as the location is good and it's very pleasant.

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