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survey result

Summary

£83
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Dining in the “grande dame of Soho restaurants”, now edging towards her centenary year, is “always a treat”, with “wonderful ambience”, “small but perfectly formed menu” and “fine cuisine” from Jeremy Lee. There is also a slightly more cautious school of thought on the place, which says: “the food doesn’t knock your socks off, but overall it’s a great place for a meal”. These days it shares the premises – formerly a brothel and home to Karl Marx – with a private members’ club and the Hart Brothers’ Barrafina.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It feels small now that Barrafina has taken up half of the original space” following a re-jig a year ago, but the Hart Bros’ “gorgeous” landmark (est 1926) remains a “discrete”, “comfortable” and “fun” oasis from the bustle of Soho. Chef Jeremy Lee’s seasonal menu “is frequently refreshed with innovative dishes” and, at its best, delivers “unusual but superb” riffs on British cuisine, alongside a list of “interesting wines” and “fine cocktails”. Top Tip – “a bangin’ place for a traditional breakfast in classy surroundings”.

Summary

£61
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It feels small now that Barrafina has taken up half of the original space” following a re-jig a year ago, but the Hart Bros’ “gorgeous” landmark (est 1926) remains a “discrete”, “comfortable” and “fun” oasis from the bustle of Soho. Chef Jeremy Lee’s seasonal menu “is frequently refreshed with innovative dishes” and, at its best, delivers “unusual but superb” riffs on British cuisine, alongside a list of “interesting wines” and “fine cocktails”. Top Tip – “a bangin’ place for a traditional breakfast in classy surroundings”.

Summary

£60
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “special” Soho veteran “continues to delight and surprise”, under the Hart Bros, whose sure-handed stewardship of the property is in stark contrast to when it lost its way in the Marco Pierre White years. Despite a reformatting a year ago which left its premises “somewhat truncated” (to make space for a branch of Barrafina) the dining room remains “totally charming”. “When chef Jeremy Lee is at his best there is no comparison for simple excellence” and his “perfectly poised, thoughtful and considered” seasonal British comfort food is provided with “originality and flair” to create a culinary experience that’s “reliable without ever being predictable”“and you also get the best martini in town”. Top Tip: breakfast: “Jeremy’s golden eggs, exquisite bread, gently roasted tomatoes...there is no better way to start the day”.

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Quo Vadis Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Quo Vadis Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Quo Vadis restaurant.
Jin L
Disappointing and expensive for what it is-...
Reviewed 4 days ago

"Disappointing and expensive for what it is- very average cooking, lack lustre all round- dining room reduced, focus is on Barrafina rather than the proper cooking Jeremy Lee does… all a bit sad "

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.50 £27.30 £8.00 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
26-29 Dean St, London, W1D 3LL
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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