Harden's survey result
“Elegant yet relaxed” – Fortnum & Mason created “a real winner” a couple of years ago with this “beautiful bar/dining room”, whose “fabulous cocktails” and “stylish” cuisine make a “smart-but-not-overpowering” replacement for the crusty Edwardian buttery, The Fountain (RIP), which it replaced. Handy for business, it’s also a popular early morning choice for a “cosseting and superb breakfast” (“exactly what I need to recover after the overnight from New York!”). Top Menu Tip – Beef Wellington, with the sauce flambéed at the table.
“Slightly theatrical service” of Beef Wellington and traditional flambé dishes from trolleys adds to the retro appeal and glamorous atmosphere of Fortnum & Mason’s chic, St James’s restaurant (whose cocktail bar, and witty evoking of a “bygone era”, contrasts sharply with the more ‘maiden aunt’ styling of The Fountain, RIP, which it replaced a couple of years ago). It’s a useful location, nominated for business and breakfast – often at the same time!
Fortnum & Mason’s “very positive” relaunch of the all-day eatery at the rear of the store, whose “chic” looks are in stark contrast to its former traditional style (as the long-running Fountain, RIP). No longer consigned to maiden aunts and their godchildren, “the cocktail chaps shake up an irresistible storm” at the bar, and it offers a “consistently interesting menu and service to match”. Top Tip – some traditions have been maintained – breakfast here goes down a treat.
“Like stepping back to a much more glamorous time – the champagne, the caviar, the leather booths, even the little golden coat tickets all make an evening here very special” – F&M’s successful relaunch of its all-day restaurant (formerly The Fountain, RIP) has injected more pizazz into the venue, which serves “decent if very safe food with a really good (and good-value) wine list”. Top Tip – it’s still “a fantastic spot for breakfast” (but doesn’t do afternoon tea any more).
A DESTINATION RESTAURANT IN THE HEART OF ST. JAMES'S
An exquisite dining room and bar, inspired by the golden age of glamour. Exceptional service for a contemporary London. Cocktails without equal. An innovative menu, always inspired by the season, combining familiar favourites and delicious surprises. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday with roast lunch, carved table-side, every Sunday.
|Wine per bottle||£28.00|
45 Jermyn St. Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Enjoyable Scallop starter followed by Lobster and Red Mullett Guazzetto, Artichoke and Fregola which was Flambé at the Table. A wonderful experience "
45 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6DN
|Monday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Tuesday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Wednesday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Thursday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Friday||7 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Saturday||8 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑11:30 pm|
|Sunday||8 am‑6 pm, 5 pm‑10:30 pm|