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Breaking news

September 25, 2023: The restaurant is about to close at the Piccadilly address and move to a new location in Soho, as yet TBA.

Harden's says

Closed in January 2021 (along with all the other branches) after the parent company went into administration, this branch was relaunched in February 2022 after being bought out by Naveen Hana of the family-owned Cairn hotel group. Ex-Moor Hall chefs Jamie Butler and Lewis Spencer are in charge of the food, which aims to be “luxury at affordable prices”.

survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Decked out in cosy period style, this “slightly touristy”-looking Mayfair stalwart was rescued from administration in 2021 and is the surviving member of a now-defunct tearoom chain. Traditionally an afternoon tea place, there’s more of an emphasis these days on its menu of “well-presented brasserie classics”. At worst it’s a “safe bet” for “a good pre-theatre supper”, but some would argue that its “excellent offerings and well-spaced tables” means it can be more highly recommended. BREAKING NEWS. In September 2023, the restaurant closed as it was announced it will move to new premises in Soho, to open in late 2023.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Good to see Richoux return” on its old Mayfair site, and the new incarnation is “an improvement on the old chain” (which fell into administration in 2021). Its patisserie and all-day menu are still “excellent for a light meal or afternoon tea”, but the cuisine generally (overseen by ex-Moor Hall chefs, Jamie Butler and Lewis Spencer) rises much above the workaday standards of its former format: “a simple French selection of dishes that’s excellently executed”, delivered by “friendly and charming service” and which provides very solid value too.

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172 Piccadilly, London, W1Y 9DD

Restaurant details

Highchair,Menu
No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£24.50 £8.25
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £29.00
Filter Coffee £3.75
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
172 Piccadilly, London, W1Y 9DD
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday11 am‑11 pm
Wednesday11 am‑11 pm
Thursday11 am‑11 pm
Friday11 am‑11 pm
Saturday9 am‑11 pm
Sunday9 am‑5 pm

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