A massive bar-restaurant bang in the middle of Soho.
With prices per square foot in Soho reaching ever more ludicrous heights, the D&D restaurant group (owners of 26 other prime spots in London) has turned its cavernous holding on Wardour Street into a high-end restaurant/bar/lounge/music club aimed squarely at well-heeled media types. No one’s going to miss mock-Cuban venue Floridita that was here before, though this big-but-slightly-bland replacement feels like a slightly missed opportunity to do something really exciting. After all, the site was once home to London’s rock ’n’ roll mecca, the Marquee Club.
The basement area, now 100 Wardour’s ‘Restaurant & Club’, still has a stage for live music. It was loungey jazz on our visit, though the programme stretches to pop and electro (all unknown artists). The extensive menu has an intercontinental flavour, from decent robata-grilled skewers (baby octopus, grilled corn-on-the-cob) to a crisp-skinned salmon with sweet harissa potatoes that was downright delicious. The kitchen puts care into the little things: top marks for a side of pak choi garnished with subtle lemon and chilli.
As the eye-popping champagne list suggests, this a place for belt-busting, diet-destroying client dinners. There was only one veggie option, but a gamut of calorie-stacked desserts. It’s all proficient, polished and pleasant, if a bit old-fashioned. And though there are plenty of places in Soho that are more cutting-edge than this, not many of them serve dinner right through to 2am. 100 Wardour Street: it’s hardly rock ’n’ roll, but we don’t mind it.
|Venue name:||100 Wardour St||Contact:|
100 Wardour St
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Rd|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £115.|
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What a brilliant place! I love D&D venues anyway but this is a lot more of a party spot than their other venues. We headed down for dinner early on a Saturday evening and then stayed until way past our bedtimes as the vibe was so good. A belter.
Myself and a girlfriend did the bottomless brunch at 100 Wardour and had a fabulous afternoon. I chose the crispy fried squid to start which was a generous amount and my friend had the home smoked salmon, pea shoot & edamame flatbread . Both were exceptionally tasty! For out mains my friend had the seabass which again was so tasty and really well cooked and I had the slow cooked pork belly, grilled endive, salsa verde and it came with a generous amount of cracking which is my favourite! The place has a great atmosphere and would highly recommend!
Probably the best place I ever been in London since last 4 years, amazing atmosphere, amazing food, I recommend that place so far !!
Pre Theatre menu: 2 courses £25 or 3 courses £30 with a glass of fizz
Enjoy 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30 with a glass of Chandon sparkling wine, in the Restaurant & Club before or after you hit the West End for a theatre performance.Offer valid until Aug 31 2016