The “elegant” upstairs dining room at this “upmarket” Belgravia boozer is more like that of a gentleman’s club, and “great for business”; it serves “a good choice” of “well-executed” dishes too, as does the “buzzy” bar below.
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Press Reviews (4)
Marina O'Loughlin (17th July 2008)
The critic notes the “collision of luxury seafood (lobster, oysters and caviar – 50g of Beluga, £295!)” with “upmarket nursery dishes (smoked haddock and salmon pie)” at this new Belgravia super-gastropub. It’s a notably swish affair, but she finds the food a bit of a poor relation. Indeed, in the light of her commentary, the rating is perhaps a bit kind – maybe thanks to the “terrific” service.
AA Gill (15th July 2008)
The critic visits the “beautiful” dining room of a smart new Belgravia gastropub. He finds it only partially satisfactory, though what his judgment actually is it is actually quite hard to determine.
Giles Coren (23rd June 2008)
“Fun food. Jolly nosh. Terribly Knightsbridge. We’re all orf down the pub. Ha ha ha.” Our (north London) critic somehow seems to have lost track of the fact that Belgravia is mainly for rich Euros nowadays, not English nobs, but he likes this very smart new gastroboozer anyway. “There’s great choice, great ingredients, very accomplished cooking and a bill that reflects that.”
David Sexton (14th May 2008)
“Just how grand can gastropubs get?”, muses the critic. He concludes that – in every sense – this new Belgravian is very grand indeed: “[i]t’s only the price that’s not to like”