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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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£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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Muse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Muse Restaurant in SW1X, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Muse restaurant.
Debi B
Intimate setting and innovative menu...
Reviewed 6 months, 4 days ago

"Intimate setting and innovative menu"

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John G
One of the highlights of the year. Superb c...
Reviewed 8 months, 26 days ago

"One of the highlights of the year. Superb cooking from one of the country's best chefs. Watching Tom Aikens meticulously cutting bread was almost worth the cost of the meal on its own. Great cooking in a beautiful town house setting"

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Lloyd S
What an absolute fabulous little restaurant...
Reviewed 10 months, 1 day ago

"What an absolute fabulous little restaurant this place is. We first had the pleasure of visiting Muse back in december where we enjoyed an incredible dining experience. This enhanced our desire to return at the earliest opportunity and yesterday was the day when we indeed had that chance. I can tell you now that if we thought our first visit was amazing then our second was absolutely stunning. The restaurant itself is in a nice quiet location in the Belgravia area. We entered the restaurant and received a delightful welcome back before being escorted upstairs to the main dining area. Here we would be seated at the counter in the same seats as our previous visit. Once comfortable the rest of the staff took the opportunity to say thanks for visiting the restaurant again. Once comfortable we were shown the menu to which there was a choice of the five or eight course tasting menus for lunch. We without any hesitation decided to opt for the eight courses. Now it was time to meet sommelier Angelo who recommended a fabulous 2018 Holger Koch Grauburgunder to compliment perfectly with the majority of the menu. FOREVER PICKLING This is where it all begins with a delightful selection of snacks including Turnips , Crab & the Muse version of KFC along with Bread and heavenly Chicken Butter. JUST DOWN THE ROAD We now moved on to the next course of Ricotta , Peach & Beans that was an absolute flavour sensation. The creaminess and slight richness from the ricotta & beans mixed with the freshness of the peach gazpacho leaves your palate in heaven. This was followed by the DAZZLING NEW HEIGHTS a delightful and refreshing Scallop , Cucumber & Almond. MOTHER’S POTATO SALAD To create a fantastic dish using the humble potato is nothing short of genius and this Potato , Truffle & Artichoke dish was just that. With this we received a nice surprise from sommelier Angelo as he poured us a complimentary glass of Vignerons Giachino Ma Douce a fabulous fruity french red wine to pair with the dish. Next to come was the CONQUERING THE BEECH TREE This was an amazing dish combining Langoustine , Pork Fat & Burnt Apple to which when all mixed together to leave your palate dancing with delight. We followed with the stunning SMOKEY SUMMERS a Sea Bass with Aubergine & Tomato. Now we moved to the main course IF IT AIN’T BROKE This was Lamb , Mint & Courgette with a delicious jus and a mint sauce including seaweed proved to be a match made in heaven. To pair with this Angelo came up with another fabulous wine. This time he chose a fantastic medium bodied Kepos 2018 Ampeleia from Tuscany. We then decided to have the additional Cheese Course with a Baron Bigod with Sorrel & Hazelnut along with a selection of crackers , pickles & homemade condiments. This was personally one of the best cheese courses I’ve had the pleasure of eating. Now it was Lollipop time with a Pre Dessert of Kaffir Lime Solero ice lollies that were delicious. This was followed by MUSE MESS a take on the eton mess dessert. This consisted of Strawberry , Sheep’s Yoghurt & Pink Peppercorn and a delightful way to finish. We finished with one of their specialty teas and delicious treats to bring to an end an absolutely fantastic dining experience. This really is a restaurant that I would highly recommend paying a visit to. The food created by Tom Aikens head chef Seamus and his team is stunning. This is matched by excellent service led by Julien & Danny. All this is rounded of by sommelier Angelo and his amazing wine recommendations. Thank You Tom , Seamus , Julien , Danny , Angelo and all the team for an outstanding lunch and looking forward to seeing you all again soon."

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Anthony P
The concept of dishes inspired by childhood...
Reviewed 10 months, 2 days ago

"The concept of dishes inspired by childhood memories works well enough, but I didn't enjoy some of the food (the 'KFC style' chicken wings were just odd, and the bread had a thick burnt layer at the bottom). The service was meticulous, as one would expect at this sort of restaurant. The ambience was pleasant enough, but would be cramped if the restaurant had been running at full capacity."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 140.00 Dinner only 8
Menu2 80.00 Lunch only 6
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
38 Groom Place, London, SW1X 7BA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑1:30 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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