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“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!

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

Summary

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.

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

Summary

“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).

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

Summary

In autumn 2015, HM’s grocer announced that its hallowed (if slightly crusty and expensive) old buttery, The Fountain, would close, to be replaced by an all-day operation with a midnight closing time; 10/10 to F&M for moving with the times, but if they’d run the old one better would they need to revamp?

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Owner's description

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.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner   £39.00
Pretheatre £26.50 £30.50
SundayLunch £26.50 £30.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£14.00 £22.00 £5.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £5.75
Extras  
Service 12.50%

45 Jermyn Street Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of 45 Jermyn Street Restaurant in SW1Y, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 45 Jermyn Street restaurant.
Morag B
Sunday lunch for a British institution isn...
Reviewed 1 months, 14 days ago

"Sunday lunch for a British institution isn’t very British it’s nice enough but not carved at the table as advertised, roast potatoes have to be especially requested. Service excellent ( Maitre’d excepted-fancies himself too much and all felt a little to sexual for a single woman wanting a quiet Sunday lunch). Coffee good (cafetière) but expect to be served in better cups. "

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45 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6DN
Opening hours
Monday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-11:30 pm
Tuesday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-11:30 pm
Wednesday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-11:30 pm
Thursday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-11:30 pm
Friday7 am-6 pm, 5 pm-11:30 pm
Saturday8 am-6 pm, 5 pm-11:30 pm
Sunday8 am-6 pm, 5 pm-10:30 pm

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