Permanently Closed - Texture Restaurant

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Texture is an award winning Michelin starred modern European restaurant and champagne bar that was established in 2007.
Texture's style of cuisine is modern European with Scandinavian influences, and it focuses on combining and emphasising different consistencies, using British produce that is sourced from both the earth and sea combined with ingredients from Sverrisson's native Iceland – a concept to savour.
Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar is housed in a beautifully restored Georgian building on Portman Square in the heart of Mayfair, and just minutes from Oxford Street. The main dining room seats 50 guests. Additionally, we can provide a private dining room, which is ideal for smaller parties who seek an experience of refined dining in privacy.
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PLORW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food but the service was too quick. We had the fish tasting menu and it was all done within an hour of arrival - could have been more relaxed. Wasn't busy so they didn't need to rush the service as much. Also staff were lingering nearby which was off-putting

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viptheartofutility
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food on the tasting menu, relaxed ambience, friendly service. We booked dinner here for a special occasion, and it really was special.

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vipeplau
London
318 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent, great food and excellent ambiance

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MarkL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great value on the pre-theatre 5 course menu. Very attentive staff, fantastic food in a great location in the heart of London.

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vippaulm
Berkshire
40 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

what a super place, arrived and had a great drink in the bar, then some of the best fish I have had in a long time, it was saturday evening and not overly busy, i couldnt understand that as its was really excellent. I would seriously consider another visit.

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NorskSaint
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly light and delicate food put together to taste amazing. If you’re in London and want to enjoy dinner go here!

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear NorskSaint, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager MaraA

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SallyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Fabulous food. Reasonable service but somewhat pretentious. Especially the Sommelier. No eye contact from her. She rushed and appeared particularly nonchalant.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 10 March 2020

Dear SallyW, Thank you !!!!!! We hope to see you again soon at Texture. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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MaraA
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service is attentive and personable. The food is high quality and interesting flavours. However it tends to be over salted. The way the food is served is a one of its USPs.
The decor and furniture are modern and comfortable. The dining room is small and well laid out. It has rustic hints without feeling like a log cabin and its warmly lit.
A lovely way to spend a afternoon.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear MaraA, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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aass33
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Fantastic experience and the lunch menu is incredible value.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 March 2020

Dear aass33, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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AndrewF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still excellent. 5-course menu is very good and comes with delightful extras. The sommelier made choosing the wine a pleasure and a wonderful part of the experience. All round service is great - this is most definitely a sophisticated treat and the menu is sufficiently different to be interesting but not for the sake of it. Go if you can!

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear AndrewF, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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LarsA
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from the staff that attended to our every need. The food was tastefull and beautifull as well. The total experience was top notch!

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear LarsA, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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ChrisG
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How is Texture not the most loved restaurant in London?
Incredible food - obviously better than a 3-star, 2-star and another 1-star Michelin we dined at on the same trip. The tasting menu told a story, the presentation was impeccable and the wine pairing expertly assembled and described. It felt like we were on a journey through northern Europe.
Service was impeccable - the sort of uber-attentive service you expect of this scale without any of the pretentiousness or nervousness of the more famous spots.
Our favorite meal in London above Sketch, Umu and La Trompette by a mile.
It was odd how quiet the restaurant was - there was only one other couple and a large private party. Granted it was a Tuesday night, but still baffling this isn't the hottest seat in town.
My only critique was that the nearly impeccable waitstaff felt the slightest bit rushed and sometimes let their professional demeanor get pierced by some team debate. Inevitable perhaps given how quiet things were, but both slight distractions from what was otherwise flawless in every way.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 25 February 2020

Dear ChrisG, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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vipDiscoverAlways
London
26 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing, creative and delicious. A well deserved Michelin star. Looking forward to going back to try some new creations.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 18 February 2020

Dear Discover Always, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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WeLuvFood
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant. The food, the service, the atmosphere. The whole package.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear WeLuvFood, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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vipGoedeleD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear GoedeleD, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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KThor
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Texture resturnat, we would reccomend it. Great food, service and wine.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear KThor, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the set lunch menu. Amazing value as you get lots of little extras added in- breads, pre-starter and petit fours as well as the 3 courses. Food is all beautifully presented and delicious.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear Guests, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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JillH
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for making our food experience so amazing. All the staff were so accommodating and informative especially the Sommelier, knowledgable friendly and lovely personality, Thank you for making this so special
Kind regards
Jill and Emily Holt

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear Jill H, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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RoujiB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, especially the fish tastier menu. The salmon gravaleaux was made to perfection. Service great with some sound advice re the wine pairing.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear RoujiB, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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mffn
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back again for lunch at Texture to celebrate my 50th birthday. Food superb as always and fantastic service. Never fails to impress

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2020

Dear muffn, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to. The salmon starter was fresh and melt in the mouth. The lamb main was cooked to perfection and tasted incredible. It was nice to eat top quality food that's not slathered in butter. The service was also fantastic; attentive, polite and not intrusive. The £58 set meal with a glass of champagne was great value for money and I would highly recommend Texture

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear DanielD, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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MichaelJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely brilliant my first time trying Scandinavian food and it did not disappoint. The only thing I didn't agree with was the bread I thought it was lacking. Other than that the service was brilliant. Will return

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear MichaelJ Thank you !!!!!!!! We hope to see you soon again at Texture. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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JohnJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant - both food and service. The seafood courses we had and the deserts were all wonderful but moreover all light, so one did not fell overfull. We will return.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear JohnJ,, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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SarahE
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and environment. Really looked after by staff.

A truly lovely evening and incredible food.

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 28 January 2020

Dear SarahE, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant manager

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vipJamesA
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Enjoyed very much. Adventurous dishes in subtle ways and without any mistakes - solid and at times excellent. First time eating here and would happily return. Thanks Texture team!

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 4 February 2020

Dear JamesA, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply wonderful highly recommend

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 21 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you !!!! We hope to see you soon again at Texture. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, great team. Great value for the food on offer and a very capable, knowledgeable and charismatic sommelier. Unusually high quality food and drink for the price, a great find. Also, some of the best sourdough bread!

Texture Restaurant
Responded on 15 January 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review. Your compliments are a great boost to the team here at Texture. We strive daily to deliver the highest possible standards of food and service and kind comments from our guests make it all worthwhile. Please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards, Orhan Turkay Restaurant manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Food was ok but very disappointed by the service
We had a table booked until 9 pm
We got given the bill 700 gbp at 8:40 then got asked three times to go at the bar in 5 min. We asked if it was ok to finish our coffee before leaving and once again asked to leave the table at 8:50
We spent 700 gbp for dinner the least you could do is let us keep the table until the time we booked or at least let us finish our drink. I appreciate it’s a busy time of year but I don’t get this kind of experience when I go to casual dining.

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ChristianeB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, « hearthy » warmth.
Service was good and discreet.
Food well presented with layers of interesting flavours.
Loved the star anis macaron.

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ToxyMalone
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been a few times and the food is phenomenal, lovely wine list too.

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Maestrotanaka
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Un'ottima cena con una cucina di impronta scandinava evidente. Piatti ben presentati e dal gusto deciso e convincente. Personale cortese e competente. Unico appunto: il locale è un pò rumoroso ed i tavoli un pò ravvicinati. Buona esperienza.

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Cbh123
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch value is fantastic value - hugely recommended

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tere
London
15 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had our Christmas lunch at this restaurant, we always try to book somewhere different and a bit special. Texture was a fantastic choice, the food was delicious, and the presentation was so striking and beautiful. We had the lunch deal, which between together with the lovely kind of breads, amuse bouche, was excellent value for such a special a special meal.Service was attentive and professional, truly a great experience. Thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre-Christmas night out with brother and sister-in-law. Met at table for pre-dinner cocktail (bar area full). House cocktails were grand. Settled into Christmas tasting menu with flight of wines. Meal was outstanding, with exciting combinations of flavours and textures. Complementing wines added a further dimension. Staff were all super-attentive. Only slight blip on the evening was poo gin and tonic in bar afterwards - recommend y’all stick to cocktails!! Superb night out. Thanks to all at Texture.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Visited early Saturday evening and had fish taster menu with wine recommendations. Food was good but did not merit 4 Rosettes / Michelin Star: only the cod had any significant novelty or wow factor while scallop (singular) was plain average. Like other reviews have noted, tables were very close together, interior lacked ambiance and service felt rushed. Staff were welcoming, pleasant and attentive but an 'average' meal for what was meant to be a special occasion failed to meet expectation and did not offer value for money.

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HayetteW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great experience and service. Highly recommend. Good value for money.

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DarrynW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The setting is beautiful. Service is attentive. The sommelier was lovely. I asked for recommendations to go with the lunch menu which is good value at 33 pounds for 3 courses. On arrival they offer amuse bouches which is great and adds to the experience.

The food was a little disappointing for me. The starter was a salmon and prawn affair on Scandinavian bread. Presentation was beautiful but the combination of cumin and prawn confused my palate a little. There were a lot of flavors going on that I didn’t necessarily find harmonious. That’s just my opinion though

The main was partridge with blueberries, kale and Brussel sprouts. The veg was cooked well but I found the protein a little overcooked and the sauce had a strange consistency. Kale and Brussel sprout both have bitter notes so I didn’t understand both being on the plate.

Dessert was good. An ode to coconut. Tasty and a good way to end the meal. Ended with a wonderful selection of sweets that was included in the price

In short great value, good experience but perhaps my palate isn’t well suited for the flavors of Iceland

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vipTafelspitzlow
Washington DC
28 reviews