One Twenty One Two Restaurant

Restaurants , British Whitehall
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Venue says: "We have collaborated with chef John Whaite to celebrate the Queen at 90! Join us for 'a right royal afternoon tea', at £39pp."

This good-looking restaurant at The Royal Horseguards hotel is named after the former Scotland Yard telephone number, Whitehall 1212. It's an homage to the past that seems to suit the classic look of this spot - it's all deep red velvet seating, heavy carpets and crisp white linen.

The food menu, though, follows a more contemporary theme. Dishes range from king crab and compressed watermelon with mango, chilli ginger oil and crab flakes to a seasonal quinoa salad, saffron risotto and pan-roasted quail with sweetcorn purée, pak choi, radish and a Sauternes jus. Grill options - including a wagyu beef burger - prove popular, too. 

Keep an eye out for Saturday brunch with unlimited prosecco, as well as three-course Sunday lunches with a glass of Chapel Down sparkling wine on arrival and coffee and petit fours to finish. 

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One Twenty One Two Restaurant says
The Royal Horseguards Hotel is home to one of London's most celebrated restaurants, One Twenty One Two. In commemoration of the hotel's former neighbour, Scotland Yard, this restaurant is named after its universally-famous telephone number, Whitehall 1212. Inspired by the changing of the seasons, One Twenty One Two's menu is a creative take on modern-British cuisine with a European twist. An impressive selection of wines and flawless service has awarded the restaurant two AA Rosettes. Executive chef Graham Chatham is passionate about seasonal produce and is always looking for ways to update traditional dishes.

'A right royal afternoon tea'
In celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday, we launched John Whaite’s specially designed afternoon tea from Sunday May 1 2016.

A la carte menu
The food is fresh, seasonal and sourced locally, and we are able to cater for all special dietary requirements. A varied wine list has been carefully selected to perfectly pair the dishes, enhancing your dining experience. To complement our a la carte menu we have a table d'hote menu available.

Sunday roast
Indulge in our three-course Sunday roast with a weekly changing menu including options such as roast rib of Casterbridge beef, poached halibut and seared scallop, or the vegetarian butternut squash, pea and Somerset brie risotto. Complete with a glass of bubbles on arrival, tea or coffee and petit fours £35 per person
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Venue name: One Twenty One Two Restaurant
Address: The Royal Horseguards
2 Whitehall Court
Transport: Tube: Embankment tube or Charing Cross tube/rail
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This is a very strange place and I'm not sure how to rate it...

The food was great, absolutely delicious. I had a butternut squash soup with a poached quail’s egg for starter and a steak with a couple of side for my main course. Both was of really high quality and perfectly cooked and seasoned - I couldn't fault it.

The service however is just bizarre. Our waitress reminded us of someone serving food in a hospital or prison, very commanding and with no customer service or hospitality skills. Waiters routinely wandered around the restaurant with trays of food and obviously no clue who it was for – a tray with two starters on it passed us four times.

The starter arrive in a posh fashion, with the poached egg already on the plate and the soup in a small jug. Instead of elegantly pouring the soup onto the plate, our waitress basically let it splash onto the plate and all over the egg, and garnish, which completely ruined all the effort the chef had obviously taken to make the dish look nice.

When we asked about the cocktail that was supposed to be included in our menu our waitress simply responded (rather abruptly) with ‘You want Prosecco?’… Slightly intimidated we repeated that we’d like our cocktail and she replied something like ‘You can have Bellini.’ We didn’t dare argue with this any further…

All in all it was quite an amusing experience, but that was mainly due to the fact that we weren’t there for a special occasion and that it was a fairly inexpensive deal. However, I would never go back!

Paula - ToT

Afternoon Tea at The Royal Houseguards is a real treat - the scones are delicious, the cakes are divine and the turkey sandwiches a wonderful surprise.Beware that the champagne flight option includes three full glasses of champagne rather than the small tasters we were expecting.The staff are lovely, but it did take some time to get our scones and a refill of sandwiches, although we did get a free glass of champagne each due to the delay (because we needed more...).A fun afternoon tea option and highly recommended!

Accepts Time Out Card

Free glass of Champagne with dinner

Booking essential, please quote Time Out Card. Valid for parties of 2 or more. Must order at least 2 courses per person. Excludes Bank Holidays.

This offer can be redeemed between 5pm and 11pm. Don’t have a Time Out Card? Get yours here.

Special Offers

Rib eye steak, fries and a glass of Malbec: £20

From a set menu.

Offer valid until Aug 31 2016