RestaurantsLondonCovent GardenWC2R

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New grill-focused restaurant, bakery and food shop with a large garden terrace, from Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover, founders of Frieze (it's next door to the Frieze offices).

survey result

Summary

£84
 ££££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Who knew Arthur Andersen’s previous HQ (also apparently a former car park) could look so chic! The founders of Frieze art fair are behind this “stylish and buzzing” yearling in a Modernist building, off the Strand – “an interesting mid-century space”, which is “spacious” and “with a lovely secluded outside terrace”. Chef Yohei Furuhashi delivers an “on-trend concept”: “ingredients so fresh and of superior quality” are interfered with as little as possible: “this is how delicious food should taste, with flavours bursting in one’s mouth, not dishes laced with salt lazily passed off as a meal in most restaurants” (“impeccable…. I’m still dreaming about the artichoke and pea salad”). “Prices seem to have jumped up in recent months” though, placing it in value terms as “pricey, but worth it”.

Summary

£70
  £££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A sparse interior in a Brutalist building” off the Strand “disguises a fantastic place to enjoy excellent food” at this new arrival from the founders of the art fair, Frieze: “a big, classy concrete space”, complete with “a massive terrace that looks like a brilliant draw once the weather turns summery”. “British seasonal dishes” are done to a high standard, although service is “a bit hit ’n’ miss”.

Summary

Aside from its nondescript location near Aldwych, this autumn 2021 newcomer is strong on fashionable credentials. In a Soho House property (yes); backers are famous in the art world (the duo behind art fair, Frieze – yes); large al fresco terrace (yes); cooking over open fire (yes); on-site baker and food shop (yes). Here’s hoping it’s as good off paper as on it.

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Toklas Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Toklas Restaurant in WC2R, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Toklas restaurant.
Nigel H
Very interesting cuisine in a neglected cor...
Reviewed 9 months, 8 days ago

"Very interesting cuisine in a neglected corner of London. Superb service, particularly bearing in mind the scale of the restaurant and a wonderful place to sit, buzzy but never too loud, for a long and drawn out dinner"

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Nigel H
Very interesting cuisine in a neglected cor...
Reviewed 9 months, 8 days ago

"Very interesting cuisine in a neglected corner of London. Superb service, particularly bearing in mind the scale of the restaurant and a wonderful place to sit, buzzy but never too loud, for a long and drawn out dinner"

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Jacky B
Impeccable food. I’m still dreaming about...
Reviewed 11 months, 2 days ago

"Impeccable food. I’m still dreaming about the artichoke and pea salad . "

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Nigel F
v good food in an interesting midcentury sp...
Reviewed 11 months, 10 days ago

"v good food in an interesting midcentury space - apparently originally a car park!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£16.00 £28.00 £7.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £22.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
1 Surrey Street, London, WC2R 2ND
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday5:30 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 5:30 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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