Harden's survey result
“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.
Within gorgeous Somerset House, this “elegant and light-filled dining room” makes “an exceptionally civilised place to eat”, and Skye Gyngell’s “enticing” menu of “delicate, seasonal and delicious” dishes, plus “charming service”, contribute to an “airy, fresh and delightful” experience that better fulfilled its promise this year as “one of the most impressive restaurants in this part of London”. In particular, it’s a romantic favourite: “I recommended it to my son for an early date, and now he’s marrying the lady concerned!”
“The most beautiful interior (is it the prettiest in London?)”, sets up a “very elegant and refined” atmosphere – ideal for romance or business entertaining – at this “bright” and serene chamber in Somerset House, and most feedback applauds Skye Gyngell’s “light and delicate” cuisine too. “You do pay for it though”, and some reporters diagnose “style over substance”, or find the cooking a tad “poncy” or “pedestrian”.
“The spectacular, light-filled space” – “one of the most elegant rooms” in town, in gracious Somerset House – provides a “beautiful” (“too perfect?”) setting for Skye Gyngell’s “serene” two-year-old. Her “somewhat esoteric”, “delicate” cuisine using “the very best seasonal ingredients” is “quietly delicious” too, but even fans concede it’s “not cheap” (and critics say “it’s priced only for business”).
Spring Restaurant Restaurant Diner Reviews
"At last a good restaurant in Covent Garden. Quite delicious and beautifully presented food. Service was also excellent"
"Excellent food but the room feels a bit 'cold'. "
"Very attractive use of space. High ceilings create an atmosphere of calm and luxury with plenty of space between the tables. A fine chef produces an equally elegant meal. Excellent brill, quince sorbet, beautifully coloured and tasty. Wine is a touch on the expensive side with little of quality at the lower prices. The food is so good it deserves affordable quality wine. The good wine on this list is more expensive than it need be to match the quality of what the chef creates. Service very friendly."
"We went because we like this place for mother in laws 92 birthday. Everything went well until I asked for a glass of red wine. This rude, arrogant,supercilious guy turned up, did not look at our food, to match it and had a bottle in his hand. When I asked what else there might be he banged on about tannins. He flung down the wine list. The waitress agreed on another wine which was great. Very sad the lady sommelier is and was excellent. This guy should be sent back to the Cosa Nostra."
|Wine per bottle||£27.00|
New Wing, Lancaster Pl, London, WC2R 1LA
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lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm