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December 2022: QV is closing in January for a major refurbishment, which will double it in size; re-opening 8th February.

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Summary

£90
 ££££
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.

“One of the legends of the London food scene” – the Hart Bros’ ‘Grande Dame of Dean Street’ is some reporters’ “all-time favourite in the capital – especially now the dining room has been enlarged and transformed to feel much comfier”. (At the end of 2022, the Harts reclaimed the space in this “beautiful, historic building” that had been given over to Barrafina for a few years, to return QV back to its former capacity). “Now with the refit, the environment has caught up with Jeremy Lee’s dishes”“fine British fare using seasonal ingredients” that’s “top cuisine, without feeling too ‘restauranty’” – all delivered in a “convivial atmosphere which takes us back to classic Soho days”. “Superb all round” and “low-key in a good way, so ideal for business”. Top Menu Tip – “that eel sandwich is still a winner”.

Summary

£90
 ££££
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.

“Jeremy Lee continues to deliver seasonal excellence in elegant surroundings with an atmosphere to match” at the Hart Bros’ “delightful” and “unfailing” bastion of old Soho (which also incorporates an eponymous members’ club for the foodie in-crowd on the upper floors of this rambling property, whose blue plaque celebrates former tenant, Karl Marx). Lee’s deft British cooking is “always thoughtful and cheering” and “the wonderful room is compact enough to ensure great service”.

Summary

£83
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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”.

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26-29 Dean St, London, W1D 3LL

Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair
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32, 12
No dress code
69

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.
Jill C
Love this restaurant. Food is pricey but wo...
Reviewed 9 months, 18 days ago

"Love this restaurant. Food is pricey but worth every penny. The restaurant has a fabulous atmosphere and the food is always excellent."

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S R
Some fair priced red wines. We like restaur...
Reviewed 10 months, 19 days ago

"Some fair priced red wines. We like restaurants which don’t kill red wines too young. Nice service. Good food with small menu which changes regularly (perhaps monthly)."

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Phuong P
A creative take on British style classics w...
Reviewed 11 months, 14 days ago

"A creative take on British style classics with rare ingredients. The signature smoked eel sandwich is a must. A cosy, classy dining room in a soho institution."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Dinner £60.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£12.50 £33.80 £9.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £41.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
26-29 Dean St, London, W1D 3LL
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑10 pm
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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