Harden's survey result
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No-one disputes that this “gorgeous quirky restaurant” in cute Shepherd Market provides “lovely” British dishes and an “intimate” (“squashed”) setting. But having been the place about which Le Tout Londres raved non-stop a couple of years ago, even many fans now feel that “while it’s perfectly good, it’s not as exceptional as some reviews might lead you to believe”.
“Entirely deserving of all the hype” is the overwhelming verdict on this “small, but comfortable and cosy” yearling, by picturesque Shepherd Market. It’s “a real charmer”: service is “welcoming and fun”, and the “highly competent cooking” is “big on simplicity and flavour”.
If you can nab a table (ay, there’s the rub), you should find your efforts amply-rewarded by this “cramped” newcomer in Mayfair’s Shepherd’s Market – one of 2015’s hottest tickets thanks to its “genial” service, “romantic” style, and Tomos Parry’s “very different and impressive, yet un-fussy cooking”. Top Menu Tip – “the burnt onion butter alone is worth a trip”.
Kitty Fisher's Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Managed to sneak in here after a film at the Curzon, sat at the bar and two of us had several starters and one main - chicken soup, venison, Devon crab, ham croquettes all delicious, fairly priced wine, lovely atmosphere."
"Wonderful even on a third visit without the milk cow on the menu - grilling to a fine art and superb front of house"
10 Shepherd's Market, London, W1J 7QF
Mon - Sat noon - 2.30 pm, 6.15 pm - 9.30 pm; Sun closed
Last orders: 9.30 pm