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September 19, 2022: Founder Andrew Edmunds has passed away unexpectedly.  He was the person who selected the incredible wine list here and who set the guiding ethos for the whole place.  Here's hoping this wonderful relic from the dying days of old Soho (it opened in the mid 1980s) survives.

https://www.theguardian.com/food/2022/sep/19/restaurateur-and-art-dealer-andrew-edmunds-dies-aged-79?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

survey result

Summary

£71
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5
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“If your date is going badly here, it’s not destined to be” at this “gorgeous”, candle-lit Soho townhouse – one of the capital’s prime destinations “for a tête-a-tête lunch or smoochy dinner”. “All bare wood, nooks, and snugs”, it is “very tightly packed” and down-to-earth and for its legions of fans captures “just what I want from a restaurant. OK, the setting could be more comfy, but it has a superb vibe”, “amenable” and “charming” service, and “British seasonal food with a twist” that’s not aiming for fireworks but which is “always reliable”. Crucially, all this is backed up by “a short wine selection that’s second to none and at absolutely outstanding prices”. Andrew Edmunds himself unexpectedly passed away in September 2022, but the business (now run by his family) “continues to honour his legacy”: “I’ve been coming here since the 90’s and I’m so glad the team have carried on without Andrew – the place goes from strength to strength”.

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£69
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The kind of place to bring your lover” – this “perfect”, “sweet” townhouse is an “old-favourite”, whose “cosy, panelled and candle-lit” setting is perennially nominated as one of London’s most romantic. Despite its “Dickensian” charm, it has an “idiosyncratic”, even “groovy” vibe, inspired by its long-term independent owner, whose shop dealing in antiquarian prints is next door (and pre-dates the restaurant, which opened in 1985, by about a decade). From a slightly “limited” menu, the “robust and honest” cuisine “isn’t going to win any innovation awards, but is very well-executed” and well-priced; and it moves with the times. “The real attraction is the superb wines at non-greedy prices” selected by Edmunds (“not as broad a list as Noble Rot but much more affordable”), which helps fuel its “decadent and sexy” appeal. Service can be “hard pressed” but is “so friendly”. Top Tip – the basement has its plus points, but the best seats are on the ground floor.

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£65
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Romance oozes out of the walls here!” at what is – for many Londoners – “the ultimate date- night venue”: a “very intimate” (“fantastic eavesdropping possibilities!”), “historic” Dickensian townhouse that’s “old-school Soho and very welcome for it”. The “simple food” is “well-priced”, but the unbeatable “attraction is the superb wine list that’s probably the best value in London”, with “gentle markups that lure you into some wonderful bottles at great prices”; “totally lovable” and “always a joy!”.

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

“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”.

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46 Lexington Street, London, W1F 0LP

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Andrew Edmunds Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Andrew Edmunds Restaurant in W1F, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Andrew Edmunds restaurant.
Jeremy B
Good value...
Reviewed 27 days ago

"Good value"

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George S
Charmingly intimate Soho townhouse based re...
Reviewed 6 months, 13 days ago

"Charmingly intimate Soho townhouse based restaurant with well selected menu pleasingly executed and with a judiciously priced wine list."

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Louise W
Lovely sherry and glass of red. Middle whi...
Reviewed 10 months, 12 days ago

"Lovely sherry and glass of red. Middle white pork and second starter, burrata. Main courses Aubergine Parmigiana and second, Guinea Fowl and creamed corn. Stunning hazelnut cake pudding. Always good."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.00 £24.80 £4.00 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
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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