November 2017: an all-day 'hideout bar' has opened on the second floor, serving wines from the phenomenal Pied à Terre list, plus cheese platters for the peckish. No booking required.
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“David Moore runs a tight ship to maintain standards” and his “comfortable” Fitzrovia townhouse represents “perfection” for its many fans on account of its “unfailingly impressive” cuisine, “awesome” wines, and “good but not overly solicitous service”. There’s an undertow on ratings however, from sceptics who are slightly less wowed – they say “it’s not a bad place, but for these prices perhaps a bit, well… beige”. The griping is from a small minority though – overall this remains one of London’s highest-achieving foodie temples. (There has been a lot of change afoot here post-survey. Popular sommelier and co-owner Mathieu Germond announced he was to leave to establish nearby Noize, and in September 2017 chef Andy McFadden moved on, with Asimakis Chaniotis moving up within the ranks.)
“In spite of another chef change, it goes from strength to strength!” – David Moore’s “intimate” Fitzrovia townhouse is one of the capital’s most enduring havens of gastronomy, with “very precise, fine attention to every detail”. “Staff are charming from start to finish” and Andy McFadden’s “assured” cuisine can be “extraordinary” (“he makes the food burst into life!”) There’s “one of the best cellars in London” too, presided over by the “helpful and hugely knowledgeable sommelier”, Mathieu Germond.
David Moore’s “perennially excellent!” foodie temple in Fitzrovia remains one of London’s prime gastronomic ‘heavy hitters’ – service is “outstanding”, the “very clever” cuisine is “a joy”, and a friendly sommelier oversees a “treasure trove” of wine. Stop Press – chef Marcus Eaves left in early September 2015, but David Moore has a good track record of attracting the best talent here.
Marcus Eaves’s “fabulous food, beautifully presented” maintains David Moore’s “plush” Fitzrovia fixture as one of the capital’s foremost foodie temples; the ambience can seem “stuffy” though (going on “dull”, if you sit at the front).
Pied à Terre is an independently owned West End gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London W1. Part of Group Pied, which also includes Pied Consultancy and L'Autre Pied, the sister restaurant based in Marylebone which is a hugely successful neighbourhood restaurant.
Pied à Terre was established in 1991, operating under the guidance of David Moore, who was joined by Andy McFadden in 2015, after five years at the helm in L'Autre Pied.
The restaurant has gained some of the highest awards and accolades possible, starting with its first Michelin star in 1993 and becoming a two Michelin star restaurant in 1996.
Since joining Pied à Terre in 2015, Andy McFadden has retained the Michelin star in the guide and is celebrating his 6th year as a michelin starred chef; the youngest ever Irish chef to gain a star. Along with a perfect 5 out 5 for food and service in Hardens, Pied-a-terre is a most go to destination for food lovers.
Corporate Hospitality or a celebration party
If you’re looking for somewhere that’s beautifully appointed, exudes style, serves exquisite cuisine and has understated yet perfect service, then Pied à Terre is for you.
To enquire call 020 7636 1178
Our second floor private bar can entertain up to 25 guests and is the perfect exclusive London party venue. Sip chilled champagne whilst savouring delicious canapés.
To enquire call 020 7636 1178
Private Dining Room
For smaller parties of up to 13, relax in the beautifully appointed private dining room where you can enjoy a selection of menus from £55 per person (lunch) with optional wine flights.
This includes your own room on the private second floor with dedicated butler style service at no extra cost. Sublime food, professional and discreet service and a wine list to knock the socks off most cellars in London, it’s a winning combination.
For the ultimate celebration and to really impress, enjoy an exclusive takeover. The option to entertain up to 40 guests in the restaurant makes this a popular corporate hospitality venue, birthday party venue and wedding reception venue.
Pied à Terre Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Had the tasting menu with accompanying wines. Both excellent."