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Summary

“Perfect for dîner à deux” – the “quaint”, “rustic and candle-lit” interior of this “Dickensian” Soho “staple” remains one of the capital’s most romantic destinations, and its long-term ownership by antique print dealer Andrew Edmunds gives it a “charming and unpretentious” style of a rare kind, and fostered by his “genial” staff. “Yes, it’s cramped” (“you squeeze in at a tiny table with lots of noise”) and the “honest” and “straightforward food” – though “perfectly decent” – avoids fireworks. As an overall experience, though, it offers “excellent value” particularly due to the owner’s collection of wine: “Andrew still makes other lists look a rip-off” with “prices not much more than retail” for some fine vintages and “ever changing additions to the blackboard that are a pleasure to explore”. The ground floor is the safest bet – by comparison the basement can appear “dull”.

£61
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3
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5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Even the plainest of dining partners seems to take on a glow” at this “utterly charming” and amazingly popular veteran – a “Bohemian” old town-house which is “refreshingly constant in the chopping and changing Soho scene” and whose straightforward, notably affordable dishes are perennially “prepared with passion and care”. “For a candle-lit supper” it has few equals, as most reporters feel “the cramped conditions only add to the cosy ambience” (although not everyone is wowed by the basement). Top billing goes to the “fantastic wine”“because of the generosity of the owner, the markups on wines are minimal and it is a very interesting list”: “anything on the blackboard deserves attention and, nearly always, consumption!”

£57
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Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“THE place for a date in Soho”“time stands still” at this “intriguing” townhouse that wins the hearts of legions of Londoners with its “dark and Gothic” Bohemian, candle-lit charm, its “casual yet engaged staff”, and its “splendiferous wine list (without hefty mark-ups too”). Don’t expect great comfort (although the “cramped quarters do make for romantic closeness”) and while “the no-frills cooking is very flavoursome it’s not haute cuisine”.

£56
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3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“To ‘seal the deal’ with a date”, this “old world”, “rickety” Soho “haunt”“all flickering candlelight and rustic Bohemian style” – has few equals. The “ever-changing”, “simple”, “seasonal” fare is “honest” and “always reliable”, but “the wine makes a meal exceptional”“an amazing choice” from arguably “the best-value list in London”.

£52
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Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Andrew Edmunds Restaurant in W1F, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Andrew Edmunds restaurant.
Piers R
A neighbourhood restaurant in Soho of such ...
Reviewed 7 months, 9 days ago

"A neighbourhood restaurant in Soho of such quirky charms with excellent food and a wine list put together by one of the most knowledgeable in the business."

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Robin A
Can't beat this place for an occasional spe...
Reviewed 8 months, 15 days ago

"Can't beat this place for an occasional special treat."

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Ottilie C
Proper trencherman food “Authentic” lit...
Reviewed 11 months, 16 days ago

"Proper trencherman food “Authentic” little restaurant ambience doesn’t hide fact the tables are rather cramped"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Pretheatre £18.50 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£10.00 £18.50 £3.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 12.50%
46 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LP
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm-3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm-3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm-3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Friday12 pm-3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12:30 pm-3:30 pm, 5:30 pm-10:30 pm
Sunday1 pm-4 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm

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