RestaurantsLondonSt James'sSW1

survey result

Summary

£88
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Big, “stylish and atmospheric space” in St James’s – a 1920s ballroom rescued and revamped by the late Sir Terence Conran in 1993, and now run by D&D London – that’s one of the few places in London where you can make a splashy occasion of a meal with live music. Its modern British cuisine steers a middle ground nowadays – avoiding the brickbats of a number of years ago, but seldom igniting passionate praise.

Summary

£76
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

D&D London’s “fabulous, shimmering dining room from the Jazz Age” – which, in fact, owes much of its glam looks to Sir Terence Conran’s 1993 revamp of this massive, subterranean, 1920s ballroom in St James’s – is unusual amongst high-end venues nowadays in making “fantastic entertainment” and live music a regular feature of its ritzy offering. After many years on the skids, its standards of service and posh-brasserie fare have been somewhat on the mend in recent times, and – though ratings are still in middling territory – all feedback in the last survey was upbeat. Top Tip “Sunday brunch is worth the trip”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

D&D London’s “fabulous, shimmering dining room from the Jazz Age” – which, in fact, owes much of its glam looks to Sir Terence Conran’s 1993 revamp of this massive, subterranean, 1920s ballroom in St James’s – is unusual amongst high-end venues nowadays in making “fantastic entertainment” and live music a regular feature of its ritzy offering. After many years on the skids, its standards of service and posh-brasserie fare have been somewhat on the mend in recent times, and – though ratings are still in middling territory – all feedback this year was upbeat. Top Tip “Sunday brunch is worth the trip”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
2
Average
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

D&D London’s “spectacular” Mayfair basement – dating from the 1920s but revamped in glam style by Sir Terence Conran in 1993 – put in a much better showing this year: the criticism of recent years was notable by its absence, and instead it generally “exceeded expectations” as a “buzzing and fun venue” with “delicious cocktails”, lively entertainment and “OK” food. Even so, “in the evening, the very loud music and the McMafia clientele can combine to be a little oppressive!”

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
43, 16
No trainers
300

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £45.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £38.00 £5.50 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £31.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 15.00%
16 Bury St, London, SW1Y 6AJ
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Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑12 am
Tuesday5:30 pm‑12 am
Wednesday5:30 pm‑12 am
Thursday5:30 pm‑12 am
Friday5:30 pm‑1 am
Saturday11:30 am‑1 am
Sunday12 pm‑7 pm

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