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Pantechnicon Public House & Dining Room

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Tricia de Courcy Ling
Pantechnicon Public House & Dining Room
Belgravia
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This grand old spot was once a repository for works of art, stored in a high-ceilinged space behind Doric columns. Faithfully restored, it’s now flooded with natural light and lined with oak tables and leather chairs – a place for art dealers in smart, stripy shirts to entertain and network over braised pork belly or saddle of Devon lamb.

There’s also an upstairs dining room with a slightly more contemporary feel. The ground-floor area is bookended by a bar, where Adnams is the standout beer.

A 15-strong cocktail list includes a Moscow Mule with Belvedere vodka, while the wine list covers most bases, beginning with a Hungarian pinot grigio and a Languedoc merlot.

Venue name: Pantechnicon Public House & Dining Room
Contact:
Address: 10 Motcomb Street
London
SW1X 8LA
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Fri; 9am-11pm Sat, Sun. Food served noon-9.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge tube

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Mary

Had a lovely brunch here. My local is their sister pub The Orange which is good too. I would love to go back and try their Sunday Roast with my husband soon! 

LJC

Great food, great location! Came here for lunch one Saturday with my partner. Had a great bottle of wine and two main courses. The food was great - the menu was extremely appealing. I had the steak, done as asked to medium rare and ordered chips and spinach on the side which were gorgeous! The whole place has a nice feel to it but it was packed and so the atmosphere could have been better - literally had to squeeze past tables and people to get in / out / head to the ladies! The bathrooms were nice although dark! I'd definitely come back though!! YUM!

Alexander

Belgravia – home to a handful of upmarket eateries, Amaya, Ottolenghi, Amadeus (Gordon Ramsey) are some of the names that spring to mind. The Pantechnicon is within close vicinity to these and simply has no other option but to perform. The Pantechnicon is part of the family that brings you The Orange and the Thomas Cubbitt, a strong family pedigree. I am lucky enough to get to visit the Pantechnicon fairly regular (well definitely more so than other restaurants) for work lunches and one of its biggest strengths is that every time I visit they seem to have changed the menu. Now it isn’t as if the previous menu was particular poor or needed improvement but it seems to me that the place is run by a kid who has an extremely short attention span and has to jump to a new challenge to keep staving off the competition. On one occasion after reaching the pudding of a three course lunch with a friend he was so impressed by his Earl Grey crème brulee that he insisted that I ordered one so that I would not miss out the next time I came. For the reasons already stated I cannot offer you a typical review of my meal because by the time you read this the menu will be redundant. However, whenever I go the food is always brilliant, one of the least pretentious restaurants that I love and it has a great atmosphere at lunch aka. be sure to book a table or arrive early. Although The Pantechnicon is fashioned as a pub downstairs there is a seating are upstairs and both areas are comfortable and fill up quickly. Service is with a smile, no complaints, and the pricing is very reasonable for the area. It isn’t far from High St. Ken., so if you are in the area then this place is worth a visit in my opinion.