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Opened in early 2020, this new venture from Tom Aikens features a seasonal tasting menu; each floor of the two-floor restaurant on Groom Place will have an open kitchen.

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Summary

£215
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tom Aikens is back to his brilliant best!” at his “chic little Belgravia mews house”, where he’s created “an outstanding small restaurant with open kitchen”. Set on two floors, “tables are a bit close”, but the “intimate” style is a selling point for most diners (especially at the chef’s counter), as is the fact that there’s “plenty of interaction with the chefs including patron Tom”, all of whom “serve and explain with a remarkable personal touch”. The menu – “exquisite food, delivered with passion and skill” – draws on Tom’s upbringing – “love the story-telling… a truly special experience”.

Summary

£171
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tom Aikens gave us a night of culinary genius on a plate. Unforgettable” – his “original, informal and fun” two-year-old Belgravia HQ continues to deliver a “superlative” experience. The “incredible plates of food are full of little flavour bombs” and “whilst the menu inspiration of dishes tied to his life story risks getting a little passé if you’re a regular, Tom does cook it well” (“it’s great that he is often actually there in person”). There’s “lovely trendy décor on both floors, and it’s a fantastic experience on the ground floor stools slap bang in front of Tom and the chefs who are so friendly and engaging”. Top Tip – perhaps reflecting Tom’s health-conscious, ultramarathon leanings, “dietary intolerances are well catered for” and “vegetables prepared in interesting and exciting ways”.

Summary

£171
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A welcome return by Tom Aikens” – his “bijou” new Belgravia HQ debuted in January 2020 and was the best high-end opening of the year. Occupying a slightly wackily converted Belgravia townhouse, it’s very “cosy” with just 25 seats over two floors: six are at a counter on the ground floor overlooking the open kitchen and part of the entry lounge. As the name hints, culinary themes are inspired by musings on Tom’s life and upbringing (“don’t expect to recognise the dishes: eg ‘Conquering the Beech Tree’”). In the evening, choose from a seven-course (£95) or 10-course (£145) tasting menu: at lunch there’s also a three-course (£50) option. Results are “exceptional” (“even if the long background to each course is a bit OTT and risks being self-indulgent”) delivering “genius”, “light, fresh flavours” (“those looking for rich sauces and luxury ingredients will be disappointed”). And the experience is further enhanced by “an excellent sommelier, with a flair for wine pairings that enhance each course without a push for trophy wines that dominate the food”.

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38 Groom Place, London, SW1X 7BA

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Muse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Muse Restaurant in SW1X, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Muse restaurant.
Stephen W
Exceptional food from Tom, Seamus and the t...
Reviewed 2 months, 18 days ago

"Exceptional food from Tom, Seamus and the team and exceptional service from Julien and the front-of-house team. Worth a very special journey."

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Paul P
Not fun at all. At all. If every bite fro...
Reviewed 9 months, 20 days ago

"Not fun at all. At all. If every bite from the tasting menu requires a multi-paragraph recitation from an over-previous sous chef, at least teach them to speak clearly. If you choose to sell this unpleasant experience at this extreme price point, don’t try to up-sell additions (caviar, only £90 for a teaspoon) halfway through the tasting courses"

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 170.00 Dinner only 10
Menu2 85.00 Lunch only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £42.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
38 Groom Place, London, SW1X 7BA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6:15 pm‑8 pm
Wednesday6:15 pm‑8 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:15 pm‑8 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:15 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:15 pm‑8 pm
SundayCLOSED

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