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The London outpost of a NYC hotel arrives in London in 2021 (delayed by lockdown), located inside the historic, grade II-listed building known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station. The main restaurant sits inside a stunning three-storey, glass-ceilinged atrium, and there's also Side Hustle - NoMad's take on a British pub - a cocktail bar and a guests-only library bar. NYC chef Daniel Humm was originally linked with the project but is no longer mentioned on the website.

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

The 2021 opening of a London branch of New York’s hip NoMad hotel brought a “wonderful transformation” of Covent Garden’s Bow Street Magistrates’ Court “into a bright, airy venue with lots of choice” for eating and drinking. Its “fab main dining room”, ‘The Atrium’, is a three-storey-high glass-ceilinged space with an extra-glam atmosphere, although “sometimes the food doesn’t match the setting”, being merely “OK, but no more than that”. The appointment of Lancashire-born chef Michael Yates, formerly of Northcote and Holland’s famous Oud Sluis, may lift its game.

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

A “simply brilliant addition to Covent Garden” – Grade II listed Bow Street Magistrates’ Court, as was, is now the first London offshoot of Manhattan’s hip NoMad hotel, with a dining room, ‘The Atrium’, that occupies a stunning indoors-outdoors glass-ceilinged space three storeys high. It’s “great for breakfast (and lunch and dinner)”, with exec chef Ashley Abodeely putting her NY/LA spin on the best seafood, meat and vegetables Britain can produce. “This is a really special dinner out… if you can stomach the prices”, and while you’re there you must slip into the Side Hustle, a bar occupying the old Bow Street police station, where Abodeely indulges a taste for tacos she developed while working in LA. “Special mention to the cocktails and very professional and friendly waiters”.

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

“Shot to the top of my romantic list!” – the Grade-II-listed former home of Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station provides a magisterial – very London – background to this outpost of a hip NYC hotel. It was originally scheduled to open in 2020, but finally opened its doors in May 2021. Its main restaurant sits inside a stunning three-storey, glass-ceilinged atrium complete with “hanging lanterns and lush greenery” – a “beautiful” space that creates an “exciting and very intimate” ambience. NYC chef Daniel Humm was originally linked with the project but is no longer mentioned on the website. The food somewhat plays second fiddle to all the electricity of the backdrop, but early feedback suggests it's more than an afterthought. (Another option here is ‘Side Hustle’ – NoMad’s take on a British pub serving Mexican sharing plates – plus a cocktail bar and a guests-only library bar.)

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28 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AH

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Reviews of NoMad London Restaurant in WC2E, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of NoMad London restaurant.
Andy D
Food was average with a few honourable exce...
Reviewed 3 months, 27 days ago

"Food was average with a few honourable exceptions (mash potato, surprisingly. And the pork). Service seemed inexperienced. Wine prices astronomical (checked a few margins on Vivino). A beautiful space wasted on an average all round experience"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£19.00 £38.00 £9.00 £14.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £65.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
28 Bow Street, London, WC2E 7AH
Opening hours
Monday7 am‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Tuesday7 am‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Wednesday7 am‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Thursday7 am‑2 pm, 5:30 pm‑12 am
Friday7 am‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑1 am
Saturday7 am‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑1 am
Sunday7 am‑4 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm

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