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October 2021; Skye Gyngell's Notting Hill shop, Spring-To-Go on Ledbury Road, now also has a private dining room upstairs.

survey result

Summary

£123
£££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Simplicity and style are in abundance” at Skye Gyngell’s dining room in Somerset House – not only “an absolutely beautiful space”, but whose “seamless service” and “wonderful food” make it “a delightful experience from start to finish”. Skye’s cuisine has a deft delicacy of touch, but the most popular option is the ‘Scratch’ menu – “lovely reimagined ‘leftovers’ from earlier services, provided from a no-choice menu between 17.30 and 18.30 at £25 for three courses” (“designed to reduce food waste, it’s a great idea and useful for a post-shopping pick-me-up before the train home or a pre-theatre supper”). Although this is the kind of venue that’s “gorgeous for lunch with a visiting mother”, it’s actually most nominated as either a gastronomic highlight or for client-entertaining: “the slightly zen nature of the food and purist environment makes it a brilliant choice for a certain type of business”; and “clients are always impressed with Spring”.

Summary

£116
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“One of the prettiest chambers in London” – Skye Gyngell’s “wonderful, light and airy venue” has a “lovely and calming vibe” and makes “beautiful use of the Somerset House dining room”. Her “assured and imaginative” modern cuisine makes it a major favourite, although it was much less often recommended this year for hitting the peaks of gastronomy. Top Menu Tip – “the ethics, creativity, utility and value for money of the ‘Scratch Menu’ are brilliant!” (“delicious reimagined ‘leftovers’ served from a no-choice menu between 17.30 and 18.30”).

Summary

£82
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Brilliant, beautifully presented combinations of fresh ingredients”, elegantly served “in a lovely space in Somerset House”, show a restaurant really hitting its stride – with chef Skye Gyngell now matching in central London the accolades she earned over a decade ago at Petersham Nurseries in Richmond, with “fabulous, simple Italian-themed food”. Top Tip: it’s a romantic venue, too: “recommended this restaurant to my son for an early date – he’s now happily married and we have a grandson!”

Summary

£85
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A lovely use of a beautiful space”“with delicate light flowing in, and a cream-focused colour scheme” – this “open and airy room”, within magnificent Somerset House, properly “lives up to its name”, and “is the perfect setting for the light, fresh and wonderful dishes” created by Skye Gyngell from her “fine, seasonal” menu. That it’s “not cheap” is noted, but seldom with rancour. “Courteous service” completes a “superb” and “romantic” experience.

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Spring Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Spring Restaurant Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Spring Restaurant restaurant.
Philip W
This was always good but the food has now ...
Reviewed 1 months, 6 days ago

"This was always good but the food has now gone up a notch. Quite exceptional. Never been there for lunch before and took a business colleague. He was impressed and, of course, you can hear each other speak. Room beautiful with the winter sun streaming in. waiting staff perfect, great wine. A very good experience "

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Haris M
Enjoyable food in a special setting...
Reviewed 5 months, 3 days ago

"Enjoyable food in a special setting"

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P W
Delightful tables and staff very tolerant o...
Reviewed 10 months, 14 days ago

"Delightful tables and staff very tolerant of a party which lingered over a very long lunch, which was itself both tasty and intriguing. "

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Grainne M
Fabulous quality food better than most plac...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Fabulous quality food better than most places with two stars. Lovely space and very consistently good "

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George S
Sophisticated cooking in airy and spacious ...
Reviewed 11 months, 3 days ago

"Sophisticated cooking in airy and spacious premises with attentive service."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £29.00  

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£25.50 £49.50 £12.00 £6.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 13.50%
New Wing, Lancaster Place, London, WC2R 1LA
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Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday5:30 pm‑9:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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