Soho legend, The Gay Hussar (founded 1953 and RIP since 2018) has been rejuvenated by Noble Rot’s Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew and opened in September 2020. Even in its heyday, the point of a meal here was to polish off a conspiratorial bottle of wine or two rather than critiquing its stodgy Hungarian scoff. So its ressurection by a wine-focussed group feels like a true continuation of its former spirit. This sense of continuity is reinforced by its still old-fashioned decor, with dark wood-panelling and cartoons from Martin Rowson. Nice to have the old haunt back again. But the dishes are now (thank heavens) much better; even if chef Paul Weaver (with input from The Sportsman's Stephen Harris) does incorporate the odd Mitteleuropean note into what’s essentially a hearty, modern European menu.
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"Just fabulous! The three of us had a wonderful evening with delicious food with slip sole followed by the beef cheek with barley and horseradish which melted in my mouth. This was washed down with the very palatable house wine, a vinho verde aptly named 'chin chin' The service was great, very unpretentious and the bill for all this was exceptionally reasonable, particularly as most restaurants seem to gone quite the other way since the lockdowns"
|Wine per bottle||£25.00|
2 Greek Street, London, W1D 4NB
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm|