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

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

To instant acclaim two years ago, Jack Croft and Will Murray transplanted their renowned Heddon Street residency, known for its “interesting” small plates, to this large (150-cover) site, with open kitchen, chef’s counter and bar, at the southern end of Haymarket. All accounts this year continue to vaunt its cooking and “fun” style, but ratings weakened across the board amidst a general feeling it risks becoming a victim of its own success: “it felt a bit rushed…”; “the food was good, but prices were crazy…” Top Tips – “smoked cod’s head? Yes please!”; and breakfast is now available here both weekends and weekdays, and is highly recommended.

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£100
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Very Good
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* 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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* 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.

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.
Nat F
A second visit, a week after the first is i...
Reviewed 3 months, 17 days ago

"A second visit, a week after the first is indicative of the quality of this restaurant. Every dish was cooked perfectly. Dishes were all balanced, and seasoned very well. Menu is well written, composed by clearly very competent chefs. Service was good, a slight confusion at the start with our reserved table being taken, but very friendly and professional once seated to the end. Water was always topped up, and plates cleared promptly after finishing. Price is reasonable for the location and quality of food. Restaurant a tad noisy, but had a nice bustling feel to it, working with the theme of a more casual fine dining restaurant. Overall a great restaurant, and a restaurant I would return to many times. "

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Nat F
Went on a Monday afternoon. Restaurant was ...
Reviewed 3 months, 24 days ago

"Went on a Monday afternoon. Restaurant was surprisingly busy, indicative of how good this restaurant is. Food was creative, yet still familiar. Cooking was of a high standard, seasoning was perfect on every dish. The restaurant itself is quite loud with the open kitchen, but that makes it feel quite lively, in line with the food served. Service was very good, very attentive and friendly. Our server was eager to make a connection from the start, recommending dishes with confident and passionate explanations. Service quality dipped very slightly near the end, water glasses running empty, and taking a while to get the bill. All in all, a very good restaurant, pricey, but well worth it for the food quality."

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david h
Very good all round restaurant. ...
Reviewed 4 months, 19 days ago

"Very good all round restaurant. "

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Claire R
With a table at the chef’s counter, it’...
Reviewed 11 months, 3 days ago

"With a table at the chef’s counter, it’s fascinating watching the workings of the kitchen backed up with great, knowledgeable service. We broke our rule of not going to the same place twice as we enjoyed it so much."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £38.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £24.50 £8.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £9.00
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 15.00%
2 St James’s Market, London, SW1Y 4RP
Opening hours
Monday7:30 am‑11 pm
Tuesday7:30 am‑11 pm
Wednesday7:30 am‑11 pm
Thursday7:30 am‑11 pm
Friday7:30 am‑11 pm
Saturday10 am‑11 pm
Sunday11:30 am‑10 pm

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