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With just six tables, this tiny fine dining restaurant (in the space that used to be Marianne's, RIP) opened up quietly in April 2019, than had critics rushing to visit. Chef Richard Wilkins previously had his own place in Buckhurst Hill in Essex, and has also worked at The Waterside Inn and Pétrus.

survey result

Summary

£93
 ££££
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.

Less feedback than we’d like on this tiny, 14-seat venture on the fringes of Notting Hill, perhaps reflecting its small size and the disrupted nature of the last year. Such as we have, though, is uniformly highly complimentary about its ambitious cuisine from chef-patron Richard Wilkins with luxury ingredients such as Wagyu beef and truffle typical features of a menu. Service led by front-of-house Matt Hough also gets a thumbs-up. Heavyweight wine list, too, reflecting its gastronomic aims – it starts inexpensively, but go for the top vintages and you could spend over £1,000!

Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

(see note) “So glad to have 104 back on the map”, say fans of this tiny 14-seater on the fringe of Notting Hill – formerly Marianne’s (RIP) and now re-launched without fanfare by chef Richard Wilkins and front-of-house Matt Hough: the former of whom had worked here with Marianne Lumb before she moved onto pastures new. Early feedback (in 2019) on this “very pretty room” (“romantic”, but “be prepared to overhear everyone else’s conversation”) did include the odd caveat (“excellent quality overall, but some dishes seemed overly simple; and some of the accompanying sauces had gone wrong”). For the most part, however, the picture was of rave reviews for “stunning and very high quality dishes at a reasonable price for such great produce”. (Note - The quotes in this piece are from our last survey which ran in 2019. Due to the pandemic we do not have more recent information to rely on, but we believe the overall picture painted by the review is accurate).

Summary

£87
 ££££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“So glad to have 104 back on the map”, say fans of this tiny 14-seater on the fringe of Notting Hill – formerly Marianne’s (RIP) and now re-launched without fanfare by chef Richard Wilkins and front-of-house Matt Hough: the former of whom had worked here with Marianne Lumb before she moved onto pastures new. Early feedback on this “very pretty room” (“romantic”, but “be prepared to overhear everyone else’s conversation”) does include the odd caveat (“excellent quality overall, but some dishes seemed overly simple; and some of the accompanying sauces had gone wrong – the lemon sabayon with the asparagus just tasted of synthetic gloop”). For the most part, however, the picture is of rave reviews for “stunning and very high quality dishes at a reasonable price for such great produce”.

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Reviews of 104 Restaurant Restaurant in W2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of 104 Restaurant restaurant.
David C
A hidden and unpretentious gem. Difficult t...
Reviewed 8 months, 23 days ago

"A hidden and unpretentious gem. Difficult to fault, and never disappoints. so relaxed and comfortable. Food standards survived several locks-down"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always   £80.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
104 Chepstow Road, London, W2 5QS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday6 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm

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