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Summary

£179
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A perfect marriage of traditional and modern culinary approaches” is to be found in the “impeccably-run” dining room of this impressive five-star hotel near the Tower of London. The Pic in question is Anne-Sophie, owner of Maison Pic near Lyon and Michelin’s most decorated female chef. Fans say her team’s contemporary French cuisine, led by head chef Evens López, is “on a different level from almost every other restaurant in the capital – presented like modern art and with each dish a lovely surprise”. In fact, given its consistent quality (as recognised by two of the tyre men’s stars) it’s surprising that – perhaps due to its Square Mile location – it still maintains a relatively low profile in the capital’s food scene.

Summary

£143
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“As good as the London three star Michelin-rated restaurants”, say advocates for this august dining room, in a plush five-star near the Tower of London (which already holds two of the tyre man’s gongs). Run from afar by Anne-Sophie Pic (Michelin’s most decorated female chef, and owner of Maison Pic south of Lyon), it flies a little under the radar in terms of its local profile, but is perennially hailed in reports for its “exquisite cuisine and exemplary, un-clichéd service”. Even those boosting it, though, note its heart-stopping bills, and it was more often judged as “overpriced” this year.

Summary

£133
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Spectacular setting and superb cuisine” – not, in truth, what you might expect in a “plush” five-star popular with City expense-accounters, but what is delivered by the Pic family’s admirable dining room, within the majestic building that was once the HQ of the Port of London Authority. “The cookery is on another level – it’s beguiling and enchanting with perfume-like layers of aromas and flavours that show the most delicate touch and incredible execution”: some of the most highly rated in London. Service, meanwhile, is “refined” but “friendly” and the grand setting “manages to feel relaxed and modern whilst being a temple of excellence”. The bill is gargantuan, but nobody seems to mind.

Summary

£120
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A truly world-class representative of London dining” – the Pic family’s “plush” three-year-old, within a monumental five-star hotel (the Port of London Authority’s former HQ), provides a “stunning-if-pricey” destination that nowadays ranks in London’s culinary top tier; and its heart-of-the-city location by Tower Hill makes it a natural for wining and dining particularly important prospects. The “calm, white-walled dining room” provides a “chic” and “beautiful” setting for a meal, service is “attentive but un-pushy”, but its highest rated feature is its “sensational”, “superbly refined” modern French cuisine.

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10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ

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La Dame de Pic London Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of La Dame de Pic London Restaurant in EC3N, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of La Dame de Pic London restaurant.
Julian D
Have been a huge fan of La Dame de Pic and ...
Reviewed 9 months, 5 days ago

"Have been a huge fan of La Dame de Pic and this was my sixth visit but the food was hugely disappointing. We chose the tasting menu and all the courses were disappointing. The sweet breads were luke warm and tasteless, the turbot was anaemic and the Tarte Tatin was a huge disappointment - expecting a warm pastry classic it was a little shortbread with some apple compote on top. We went for the “Emotional” wine pairing which was excellent - innovative and interesting with a great sommelier. Two of the four of us went for the non-alcoholic pairing. What at first seemed a novel and innovative idea turned out to be the biggest disappointment of the night. Several of the drinks were almost undrinkable because of the cider / vinegar elements in them. Please bring Anne Sophie Pic back to the kitchen to restore the reputation of this great restaurant. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £100.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 145.00 Always available 9
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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