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survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

As a “fun and buzzy” haunt, this long-established (since 1982) Belgravia bar/brasserie (ground floor) and dining room (basement) has a fair few fans. Some enjoy its “low-lit and relaxing” interior, whereas others feel it’s “best to sit outside”. There’s a wide ranging menu (from shepherd’s pie to chicken gyozas via vodka penne) which no-one pretends is hugely foodie but which is generally well-reviewed. Breakfast is the meal most often tipped here.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Like many of its patrons, this stalwart wine bar (upstairs) and restaurant (downstairs) has long been ‘part of the furniture’ in the ever-more-chichi heart of Belgravia. It’s perennially been accused of somewhat “uninspired” fare, but – now under new ownership – fans feel that “even if the inimitable Mr Lawless has finally sold up, it remains good value in a top postcode”.

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Owner's description

One of Belgravia’s favourite neighbourhood restaurants and brasseries, Motcombs is a wonderful British affair situated just metres from the bustling shops of Sloane Street. A warm, inviting ambience is combined with classical, chic styling and slick but friendly service. Enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner in the restaurant or settle for a glass of wine in the bar.

The dining room's intimate atmosphere lends itself to a discreet meal or special celebration. An impeccable wine list and the varied Modern European menu with its impressive selection of fresh fish and game dishes ensures this Knightsbridge institution continues to attract locals and visitors alike.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £13.10 £8.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £32.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
Yes
No dress code
72
Yes
26 Motcomb St, London, SW1X 8JU
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Opening hours
Monday9 am‑11 pm
Tuesday9 am‑11 pm
Wednesday9 am‑11 pm
Thursday9 am‑11 pm
Friday9 am‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑11 pm

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