One of London's best food shops, now in much larger premises in Great Portland Street. Elegant deli and restaurant with good organic lines, cakes, cheese and wine.
Had a desperate evening here - the mediocre food, the indifferent service, the smoker in the open doorway, the drunk at the bar who abused customers several times and still wasn't ejected, the massive television dominating the room, the loud and incongruous music. Huge disappointment after a lovely time at Villandry Kitchen. We won't be back.
by danchamp, 22 Sep 2010
Had a fantastic evening here. Steak perfectly cooked and juicy and served on a wooden platter (very rustic). Aspen fries were deliciously fragrant with truffle oil. I followed that with the moist chocolate cake - to die for. My only gripe was having to wait too long for the bill to appear.
by Oliver Mahon, 07 Feb 2008
Was looking forward to coming here. I'd been meaning to go for a while and went with my girlfriend for our anniversary. The whole environment was much more informal than I thought it was going to be. Most importantly, half the items on the menu were inexplicably not available at 8.30pm on a quiet Monday night, which I thought was terrible. Champagne was also off! No effort was made to make up for this. Staff were far too preoccupied for such a quiet night. I shan't return.
by eljay2001 (20 reviews
), 26 Oct 2006
I love this foodstore! The take away counter offers great meals for dinner and their charcuterie and cheese counters are packed with well-sourced fresh products that taste delicious.
by Aura (4 reviews
), 19 Jul 2006
I found the place pretentious & over priced. You can find better and cheaper health food shops in London that are not staffed by people who think they're of the designer stock.
by Anonymous, 13 Jun 2005
Delicious range of snacks, sweets, cheeses, meats, wines and much more. Flower shop and attached bar / restaurant are great too. I wish I had one nearby.
by S.G. (16 reviews
), 18 Feb 2005
At first it seemed odd to have the shop backing onto the restaurant as it tended to make me look at everything and then instead of bothering to go home and make something I'd tend to 'eat in'. The selection of foods transport you to the continent far more effectively than Eurostar, although at times it feels like you've paid the fare. Great to eat there, shop there and their hampers make great gifts
by neil68 (3 reviews
), 08 Mar 2004
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