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Brothers Ed and Ollie Templeton's ever-changing restaurant has moved from the original Blandford Street home, and added a wine bar and 10-seat 'residency kitchen' which might see international chefs popping up or be used as an incubator for new concepts.

survey result

Summary

£72
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Buy your ticket and wait and see… the chefs give their all and I’ve never had a disappointing evening!” – typical feedback on this Fitzrovia venue, whose “signature is a rotating selection of outstanding chefs cooking at the top of their game, for just a few weeks at a time” from the open kitchen. “It is a showroom (or perhaps a labour exchange!) for the rising stars of international dining… often the room is full of extra affection and praise as the chef’s family or colleagues from past brigades offer enthusiastic support. The courses are skillful and generous, and stints reflect a wide range of global experience”. “It’s hard to compare the different chefs, but the standard generally is so high and service is very well done”.

Summary

£71
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Relocated from Marylebone to this new Fitzrovia site, sprawling across three knocked-together Georgian townhouses: “a great place where an amazing array of constantly changing residencies by superstar chefs from all corners of the globe, make it a unique place to be entertained”, and one that’s typically “good value” too. On the downside, the “acoustics of the new venue are underwhelming” for some reporters. (The rating is for the visiting chef programme – no-one really mentions their new permanent in-situ wine bar operation).

Summary

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

“Innovative guest chefs from around the world”, but also with gigs from local stars (“went solo on James Knappett night – how can they provide that level of cooking for £95, when he’s normally £250+!”) have won a major reputation for Ed and Ollie Templeton’s one-of-a-kind revolving-residency venue. In August 2021, they announced they are on the move, closing their Marylebone site and taking over three Georgian townhouses on Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street. The expansive site will also house Carousel’s own wine bar (open throughout the day), as well as a ten-seater incubator for new concepts and longer-term residencies, and separate spaces dedicated to private dining, workshops and events.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A brilliant idea that never disappoints” – this Marylebone venue hosts “a different guest chef every week”, flying in “some of the most exciting cooks in the world, who deliver an astonishing range of food”. Lunch from the crack in-house team is also “terrific and great value”, comprising “small plates full of original flavours”.

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19-23 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RL

Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
120, 45
No dress code
46

Carousel Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Carousel Restaurant in W1T, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Carousel restaurant.
Deborah M
Great food in a vibrant restaurant. ...
Reviewed 2 months, 6 days ago

"Great food in a vibrant restaurant. "

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £22.00 £25.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.30 £19.80 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £38.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £5.00
Service 12.50%
19-23 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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