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Summary

You feel “far from the madding crowd, but in the heart of Mayfair” at this “stylish” haunt “tucked away near Park Lane”, where “a pretty entrance through a city garden leads to a calm and well-styled modern interior”. It’s a “spacious” and luxurious room which is “great for business, but which would also impress a date” (although it can also seem “a bit stiff” for some tastes). Having won gastronomic acclaim (not least two Michelin stars) in recent times with some “exemplary” modern cuisine, Arnaud Bignon moved on in mid-2018, perhaps explaining why ratings in this year’s survey were lower across the board. New exec chef Alex Dilling (ex-Hélène Darroze) has promised to shake up the menu, with a focus on British and fresh produce. One constant, however: “one of London’s best wine selections, especially if you are able to use your business credit card”.

£128
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Marlon Abela’s “serene oasis tucked away in the midst of bustling Mayfair is a delight”, and was one of London’s highest-rated all-rounders this year. Arnaud Bignon’s “terrific cuisine” has “the hallmarks of impressive refinement and precision”, but even so risks being eclipsed by arguably “the biggest and most-in-depth wine list in the country”. Service is “exceptional”, in particular the “charming and knowledgeable sommelier”, and “a well-spaced interior that ought be be very corporate is actually lovely and memorable”. “The only downer is the eye-popping prices” but on practically all accounts they are worth it.

£110
£££££
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.

Summary

“Absolute professionalism” characterises Marlon Abela’s calm “oasis”, “hidden” down a mews in a quiet part of Mayfair, particularly when it comes to chef Arnaud Bignon’s “complex” cuisine, or the cellaring of its “amazing wine list” (“arrive an hour early to read it”). Prices are scary however, and although the setting can seem “romantic”, it can also appear “stuffy” or “lacking atmosphere”.

£130
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Arnaud Bignon’s cuisine is “top notch”, but it’s the “hugely impressive wine list” (“What breadth! What depth!”) that draws connoisseurs to Marlon Abela’s “spacious”, “lovely” and luxurious haunt, “tucked away” in a Mayfair mews; the food can seem “a bit frothy and fancy” though… and “fiendishly expensive”.

£130
£££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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The Greenhouse Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Greenhouse Restaurant in W1, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Greenhouse restaurant.
David S
A bit overpriced, but a great place to seal...
Reviewed 3 months, 28 days ago

"A bit overpriced, but a great place to seal a business deal."

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Marcus R
A new chef, but still excellent food and wi...
Reviewed 11 months, 2 days ago

"A new chef, but still excellent food and wine. Fantastic wine pairings with some superb new dishes."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £110.00
Lunch   £45.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 155.00 Always Available 9

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
27a Hays Mews, London, W1J 5NY
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Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-2:30 pm, 6:30 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday6:30 pm-10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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