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survey result

Summary

£98
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Jason Atherton’s casual Soho venue maintains its “informal but enjoyable atmosphere” in large part thanks to its “warm and welcoming” approach to service. The food is well-rated too (if not quite at the heights it once was), with numerous reporters describing their best meal of the year here – you can indulge in a “wonderful chef’s counter experience” or stick with the prix fixe menu. Hidden away upstairs is Atherton’s speakeasy, The Blind Pig.

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ratings dropped for the second year running at Jason Atherton’s casual Soho venture, amid gripes from reporters confused by the “pub setting with proper restaurant prices” or having to “wade through four menus”. Some say the food is still “consistently brilliant”. Others were “left wondering what all the hype is for”“dishes lacked any wow factor” and are “certainly not worth the high price tag”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Ratings dropped for the second year running at Jason Atherton’s casual Soho venture, amid gripes from reporters confused by the “pub setting with proper restaurant prices” or having to “wade through four menus”. Some say the food is still “consistently brilliant”. Others were “left wondering what all the hype is for”“dishes lacked any wow factor” and are “certainly not worth the high price tag”.

Summary

£80
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It feels like it’s where it’s all happening ... I LOVE IT!” – so say the many fans of Jason Atherton’s Soho operation – who believe it “has it all… buzzing atmosphere, superb cuisine – food you really want to eat! – wondrous cocktail bar upstairs, and staff who buzz professionally too”. Its ratings were undercut this year, however, by a number of reporters who felt that “the food is good, but you do pay a lot for it”. Top Tip – “excellent set lunch deal”.

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Restaurant details

Yes
Highchair,Portions
8
No dress code
60

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£17.00 £38.00 £12.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £40.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
58-59 Poland St, London, W1F 7NR
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MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15pm, 5:45pm‑10 pm
SundayCLOSED

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