RestaurantsLondonVictoriaSW1E

survey result

Summary

£68
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For a pre-Hamilton meal”, this D&D London operation has proved “a welcome addition to Victoria eating choices”: “perfect for a better-than-quick, better-than-casual, meal”. It’s not an area over-blessed with options, though, and there is an element of ‘in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king’. The cuisine – no longer with Nordic influences since Helena Puolakka left in early-2019, but now, under Bjoern Wassmuth, in the ‘Grand European Café’ mould – is “variable, if nothing to complain about”. And the modern setting – to fans “the most characterful option in the new Nova development canyons” – can feel “like eating in an airport”.

Summary

£68
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“For a pre-Hamilton meal”, this D&D London operation has proved “a welcome addition to Victoria eating choices”: “perfect for a better-than-quick, better-than-casual, meal”. It’s not an area over-blessed with options, though, and there is an element of ‘in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king’. The cuisine – no longer with Nordic influences since Helena Puolakka left in early-2019, but now, under Bjoern Wassmuth, in the ‘Grand European Café’ mould – is “variable, if nothing to complain about”. And the modern setting – to fans “the most characterful option in the new Nova development canyons” – can feel “like eating in an airport”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Neither D&D London nor the Nova development are known for their unswerving commitment to interesting cuisine, which makes Helena Puolakka’s “unusual”, “Scandi-French fusion” venture – “arguably the best new eatery in all these concrete Victoria canyons” – all the more unexpected; and “while it’s a bit of a Curate’s Egg, it’s got a lot going for it” too. On the downside, the design is “a bit soulless”, “service can be slow” and “prices are just a bit higher than they should be”. But on the bright side, the “roomy” space is “light and airy”, and “there’s always something interesting on the menu to try”.

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Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
Yes
18, 8
No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £20.00 £23.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.60 £22.30 £4.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
150 Victoria St, London, SW1E 5LB
Opening hours
Monday10 am‑11:30 pm
Tuesday10 am‑11:30 pm
Wednesday10 am‑11:30 pm
Thursday10 am‑11:30 pm
Friday10 am‑11:30 pm
Saturday11:30 am‑11:30 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑6 pm

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