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Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This avowedly ‘veggie-centric’ concept from Welsh chef Bryn Williams (of highly rated Odette’s in Primrose Hill) gives top billing to vegetables and fruit, although the menu still offers plenty for carnivores to chew on. It occupies the quirky chamber, right at the back of Somerset House with Thames views, that once housed The Admiralty (RIP) – an intriguing location, but also one smart enough for doing business. From a fair number of reports, there is mostly praise for dishes that are “beautifully prepared and served” – a “detox set lunch with no meat or fish in sight was really inspiring and exciting”.

Summary

£60
  £££
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.

Welsh chef, Bryn Williams (of Odette’s, in NW3 and in North Wales at Porth Eirias) makes a foray into a more central location, in a stately chamber within Somerset House. There’s nothing but praise for the “personable” service and “very imaginatively conceived and carefully prepared dishes”, but the way it promotes its ‘flexitarian’ credentials (putting fruit and veg front and centre) can grate – “the menu can seem irritating owing to placing the protein after the veg” and, more seriously, more than one veggie luncher has bizarrely encountered a set menu with no satisfactory veggie alternative (“unheard of in modern veg-friendly civilisation?”).

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Bryn Williams at Somerset House Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Bryn Williams at Somerset House Restaurant in WC2R, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Bryn Williams at Somerset House restaurant.
Lis B
Lovely relaxing place even pre Christmas. ...
Reviewed 22 days ago

"Lovely relaxing place even pre Christmas. Food as good as my last visit over a year ago. Had a fire evacuation just as main courses being served. Staff coped well."

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Stephen L
A lovely environment to while away a friend...
Reviewed 1 months, 30 days ago

"A lovely environment to while away a friendly or romantic evening with ever dependable and enjoyable food, wine and service."

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Nicholas A
A delightful lunch, with a well balanced me...
Reviewed 2 months, 19 days ago

"A delightful lunch, with a well balanced menu. Lovely views over the Thames. Pity that the place is so quiet (at least at lunchtime), it deserves better."

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David B
Very good indeed, and the emphasis on the v...
Reviewed 10 months, 25 days ago

"Very good indeed, and the emphasis on the veg is commendable. Bizarre though to have a set menu with just one starter (fish) and one main (duck)."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £18.00 £21.50
Pretheatre £18.00 £21.50

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.25 £21.00 £4.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £2.95
Extras  
Bread £3.25
Service 12.50%
Somerset House, London, WC2R 1LA
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday10 am‑4 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday10 am‑4 pm

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