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Now moved from 10 Heddon Street to a permanent St James's site.

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£100
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4
Very Good
4
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Love the vibey new location even though it’s big” – in late 2021, Jack Croft and Will Murray moved from 10 Heddon Street (where their original 12 weeks residency lasted over a year) to this “stylish” new 150-cover site in St James’s, incorporating a bar, terrace and chef’s counter. One or two diners dismiss the new version as “nothing special”, but most accounts are full-on raves for the sharing-styles plates, originating from the UK and their Esher smallholding: “this has to be future of restaurants – sensational food, sustainably sourced, creatively used… magic!”

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4
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Classy and talented cooking, with a sustainable bent (that doesn’t overshadow enjoyment)” has made a smash hit out of Jack Croft and Will Murray’s extended residency at this well-known site, off Regent Street, which has previously been the launch pad for a series of impressive extended pop-ups (Leach & Carter, Pacific). Despite opening at a tricky time (they took over here in autumn 2020) it inspires tons of favourable reports, lauding its “incredible small plates” (“triumphant corn ribs”, “rich and moreish mushroom parfait”, with “cod’s head as a particular favourite”). The contemporary interior is stylish enough, but in good weather head for the terrace.

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In Crown Estates’s little restaurant enclave, just off Regent Street, the site that was Magpie (RIP) was relaunched in summer 2019 under an ‘agile approach’ that envisages ‘the ability to invite more creative partners on a short-term basis to add fresh, exciting ideas to London’s dining scene’. We think that may mean a series of pop-ups. First up: Chris Leach (Pitt Cue, Kitty Fishers et al) and David Carter (of Smokestak), whose menu will feature various hand-made salumi and hand-rolled pasta dishes.

Summary

In Crown Estates’s little restaurant enclave, just off Regent Street, the site that was Magpie (RIP) was relaunched in summer 2019 under an ‘agile approach’ that envisages ‘the ability to invite more creative partners on a short-term basis to add fresh, exciting ideas to London’s dining scene’. We think that may mean a series of pop-ups. First up: Chris Leach (Pitt Cue, Kitty Fishers et al) and David Carter (of Smokestak), whose menu will feature various hand-made salumi and hand-rolled pasta dishes.

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Fallow St James's Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Fallow St James's Restaurant in SW1Y, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Fallow St James's restaurant.
david h
Great buzz in the restaurant , food good bu...
Reviewed 4 months, 12 days ago

"Great buzz in the restaurant , food good but not great "

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Lloyd S
We’d recently been to Fallow but as part ...
Reviewed 5 months, 4 days ago

"We’d recently been to Fallow but as part of a group. This was great as it gave us the opportunity to sample all the dishes on the menu. It also gave us the feeling of wanting to return. So as I was looking for somewhere to celebrate my birthday and the fact it was open on a bank holiday monday off we went. When we arrived the place was absolutely buzzing and virtually full. We were given a friendly welcome before being escorted to our table. Once seated the waiter came over to ask if we’d like a drink and if we needed any assistance with the menu. We ordered two cocktails an Oyster Shell Martini and a Fig Leaf Negroni while we browsed through the menu. The menu is set out into sections consisting of snacks , plant , small plates , sea , breads , steaks , land , sides and a separate dessert menu. We asked the waiter if it was ok if we ordered food as we went along. This wasn’t a problem but the waiter did just advise that some dishes take longer to cook than others so there might be a little wait. We weren’t in a hurry so that was perfect. First up was the SNACKS where we started with the Corn Ribs with kombu seasoning , Caramelised Cauliflower Croquettes with black garlic mayonnaise , bermondsey cheese and the absolutely amazing Smoked Beef Ribs. We then moved on to the SMALL PLATES section to enjoy the fantastic Smoked Sausage with devilled sauce , apple ketchup , crispy sage. Pickled White Crab with sweetcorn , peanut satay sauce , white cabbage and Sea Bream Crudo with fresh turnip , almond cream , XO sauce , ponzu dressing. Each dish was an absolute delight. We accompanied these dishes with some Wildfarmed Sourdough Bread with fermented potato flour , netherend butter. Now it was time to move into the SEA. Here we enjoyed the heavenly Flamed Mussels with bacon butter , pickled lemon and sitting on grilled bread. It was now where we had to only issue of what was a fantastic afternoon. As we waited to order our next dishes and as the restaurant now only had a few tables in operation there was obviously a staff changeover so the majority could have a break before returning for the evening service. The trouble was they only seemed to have left one waiter on each side of the restaurant and also no manager seemed to be present either. This caused us a bit of a delay in trying to attract someone’s attention. When we mentioned this to the waiter he did apologise. It just seemed like they could have done with an extra pair of hands. Anyway this didn’t deter us from enjoying a delightful dining experience which continued into the LAND. Here we ordered the Fallow Burger , Middle White Pork with glazed nduja cabbage , beer pickled onion , apple ketchup , runner beans with mustard and fries with kombu seasoning. Now it was time to finish with DESSERT and I wasn’t to be disappointed here either. My wife decided to have the Cheese Course with raisins , walnuts , bread and crackers. For myself I chose the Pump Street Chocolate Mousse with salted caramel , mushroom and truffle which was absolutely delicious and a great way to finish a great lunch. So this brought to and end a fantastic afternoon. The food was excellent , the service apart from the little issue was very friendly. This is a great place with a vibrant atmosphere and also has outside dining that is ideal for groups or couples to enjoy. So yes I would recommend a visit and hope to return again myself in the future. "

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James A
Generally the food was very good. The only ...
Reviewed 7 months, 26 days ago

"Generally the food was very good. The only odd thing was using the same sauce and structure for a fish and a meat main and it didn’t really work with either. "

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Tim Y
Superb food: a wonderful set lunch, with pl...
Reviewed 9 months, 6 days ago

"Superb food: a wonderful set lunch, with plenty of imaginative combinations and wide choice. Service good, although sneaking a “cookforUkraine” donation onto the bill without any warning at all probably needs refining (admirable cause which should be flagged up on the menu). A restaurant to return to for future lunches."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £30.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£11.80 £24.00 £11.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £10.00
Service 13.50%
2 St James’s Market, London, SW1Y 4RP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10:30 pm

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