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Summary

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!”

£85
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“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”.

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

Summary

“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”).

£88
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3
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3
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4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A joyful addition to the London dining scene” is how most reporters greet Skye Gyngell’s Somerset House yearling – a “magical”, “light, bright and airy” new space (with courtyard) where staff “in Boho costumes” deliver her “deliciously balanced” and “wonderfully fragrant” cuisine. “Silly prices” are a big turn-off though, and lead a strident minority to gripe about “not enough ooomph” and “too much hype”.

£88
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3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Reviews of Spring Restaurant Restaurant in WC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Spring Restaurant restaurant.
Philip W
We went because we like this place for moth...
Reviewed 1 months, 8 days ago

"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."

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Philip W
It remains a great room with good staff but...
Reviewed 8 months, 4 days ago

"It remains a great room with good staff but the food needs attention. Excellent oysters and scallops to begin with but guinea fowl too salty, ie mouthfuls of the stuff, and turbot overcooked to the point of mushy, and also chunks of salt appearing. Not sure where the salt comes from but more attention to detail in the cooking is required at these prices."

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David C
Disappointing food, although my first choic...
Reviewed 10 months, 12 days ago

"Disappointing food, although my first choice was off when I tried to order (we hadn't been warned!). Surprisingly nothing else on the main menu tempted as I was hoping for something seasonal like game. I had the set menu which was good but no better than that. I wasn't tempted by the sweets either which seemed to major on ice cream. The room is extraordinary"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £28.50 £31.50
Pretheatre   £20.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £26.00 £7.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £27.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
New Wing, Lancaster Pl, London, WC2R 1LA
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Opening hours

lunch noon - 2.30 pm, dinner 5.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10.30 pm

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