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34 Charlotte St, London, W1T 2NH

survey result

Summary

£151
£££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Over 30 years on this is still a class act” – David Moore’s Fitzrovia townhouse has proved one of London’s enduring temples of top gastronomy – currently under chef Asimakis Chaniotis – and “this old favourite has also evolved over the years”: “the introduction of a vegan alternative menu is pure genius (as an unreformed eater of meat and fish, I was well-and-truly wowed by the plant-based version)”; and “as always the wine list is a treasure trove”. There are a few quibbles: that “commercial pressure seems to have limited choice” a little of late; the odd “unexceptional” meal is reported; and its “long and thin” premises can feel “a little crowded”. But overall feedback is sunny, helped by “thoroughly welcoming and unobtrusive service” which also helps make it a strong “romantic” bet.

Summary

£138
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still impressive, reinventing itself and going strong!” – David Moore is the “warmest of hosts” and his exceptional Fitzrovian townhouse has been at the vanguard of London’s dining scene for three decades now. “Many chefs pass through his patronage” – the current incumbent being Asimakis Chaniotis, whose “surprising” and “fabulously flavoursome” dishes include the option of one of London’s foremost vegan tasting menus: “particularly impressive, imaginative and fun – even carnivores don’t miss the meat!” It’s not a huge site, but clever conversions over the years have created a “comfortable” and “lively” space (with a chef’s table and bijoux private dining room on the upper floors). There were a couple of ‘off’ reports this year, of the “maybe-I-caught-it-on-a-bad-night” variety. But all-round raves remain the norm here: “I have been coming to this restaurant for over two decades and have never failed to be delighted!”. Top Tip – “the vegan feast was a highlight of lockdown” and has continued as a home delivery option – “a wide range of delicious dishes, all with tantalisingly deep flavours”.

Summary

£113
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“David Moore is an absolutely charming host” and – having kept his foodie temple in a Fitzrovia townhouse at the pinnacle of London’s dining scene for the last 30 years (he launched at roughly the same time as Harden’s) – “he certainly knows how to keep up with the times with his constantly evolving menu and restaurant offerings”, most notably of late, one of London’s most ambitious vegan menus. Head chef, Asimakis Chaniotis delivers “fascinating dishes with fabulous ingredients”“sheer class” – and there’s a heavyweight wine list “with some really interesting suggestions”. “The truly personal service seems unfazed by the stresses and shenanigans of recent times” and creates a “first class ambience” in the compact space.

Summary

£104
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

David Moore’s illustrious Fitzrovian “continues to shine” under the tenure of head chef Asimakis Chaniotis, and this “elegant” townhouse remains one of London’s foremost temples of gastronomy. “Letting Chef Chaniotis take you through an evening with a custom tasting menu is second to none”“he really is a master of meat, but they have great vegetarian and vegan tasting menus too”, and “there’s always something new and exciting” to sample. “An impressive wine list and a great sommelier’s intelligent recommendations” complete the formula. The proportions of the building are not expansive, but tables are “well-spaced” and the overall experience is an “intimate” one.

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Owner's description

Pied à Terre is an independently owned West End gastronomic restaurant located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London W1. Pied à Terre was established in 1991, operating under the guidance of David Moore.

The restaurant has gained some of the highest awards and accolades possible, starting with its first Michelin star in 1993 and becoming a two Michelin star restaurant in 1996, retaining one star currently.

Regularly featured in the best in London articles, it's recently been listed as one of 5 'must visit' London restaurants and has one of the top ten wine bars in the Capital.

Pied-a-terre is a most go to destination for food lovers.  We are delighted to offer a range of exciting menus to satisfy carnivore, vegetarian and vegan requirements.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £103.00  
Dinner £103.00  
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 150.00 Dinner only 10
Menu2 120.00 Dinner only 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £60.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £1.00
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

Yes
Menu
No dress code
40
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Private dining

Corporate Hospitality or a celebration party

If you’re looking for somewhere that’s beautifully appointed, exudes style, serves exquisite cuisine and has understated yet perfect service, then Pied à Terre is for you.

To enquire call 020 7636 1178

Private Bar

Our second floor private bar can entertain up to 25 guests and is the perfect exclusive London party venue. Sip chilled champagne whilst savouring delicious canapés.

To enquire call 020 7636 1178

Private Dining Room

For smaller parties of up to 13, relax in the beautifully appointed private dining room where you can enjoy a selection of menus from £55 per person (lunch) with optional wine flights.

This includes your own room on the private second floor with dedicated butler style service at no extra cost. Sublime food, professional and discreet service and a wine list to knock the socks off most cellars in London, it’s a winning combination.

Exclusive Takeover

For the ultimate celebration and to really impress, enjoy an exclusive takeover. The option to entertain up to 40 guests in the restaurant makes this a popular corporate hospitality venue, birthday party venue and wedding reception venue.

Pied à Terre Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Pied à Terre Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Pied à Terre restaurant.
S R
We had a lot of fun on a round table ...
Reviewed 1 months, 28 days ago

"We had a lot of fun on a round table "

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Steven B
Since out last visit, new chef and standard...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"Since out last visit, new chef and standards maintained but portions smaller. This may due to the menu approach offering 4 (lunch only) to 10 courses from the same list. That means if you go for the 4 courses (£65) you get the same size portions as would be appropriate for 10 courses. That just doesn't work as the portions are delicious and interesting but frustrating small - one taste and its gone! That heavens for lots of lovely bread otherwise we would have been hungry. Frustrating really as we do not want large meals but here you need resign yourself to at least 6 courses at £85. Probably worthwhile for the quality. 10 courses costs £140 and if you add the wine flight another £110 to £450!! The service is attentive and the sommelier always happy to chat. They did mess up our order a little and forgot some of the presentation work. It is good to see that they have reduced the focus on vegan food which had seemed to be exclusive. We love vegan but would not pay these prices for that, well not yet. We are not met eaters and you can mix the menus ( the former vegan one is called "plant based" ) to avoid meat but enjoy fish so that works better. We went as an anniversary and they kept saying nice things and embellished the final course of sweets with a few words in chocolate. "

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Victoria J
As usual the food was outstanding. The staf...
Reviewed 10 months, 10 days ago

"As usual the food was outstanding. The staff are attentive and its quiet there so you can talk. "

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34 Charlotte St, London, W1T 2NH
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑11:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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