There's some intriguing decor at this recently-renamed restaurant and bar at the swanky Sanctum Soho hotel. Most of that's down to some fascinatingly left-field artwork, all of which is purchasable, should any pieces tickle your fancy.
There's certainly plenty of choice when it comes to the food, with dishes influenced by cuisines across the globe. Expect, then, fancy-looking plates of pan-seared sea bass with pappardelle vongole, rump of lamb with saffron potato, tender stem broccoli, spinach and red wine jus, and rainbow trout with celeriac, samphire, fennel, spinach and carrot jus. A lobster and strawberry salad with Champagne foam shows the kitchen's creative slant.
A short wine list is similarly global in outlook, with worlds old and new evenly represented. There's a baker's dozen available by the glass.
Our new executive chef (James Cathcart) is tired of seeing the same old dishes on every menu presented and served in the same way. We have taken the old classics and turned them on their head. It’s something new, something fresh and something exciting. Combine this with the flair and excitement for service from our new food and beverage director David Graham and his team, and you can expect to enjoy an atmospheric dining experience like no other in London.
Sanctum Soho London
|Cross street:||20 Warwick Street|
|Opening hours:||Breakfast served 7-10am Mon-Fri; 7.30-10.30am Sat-Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun. Afternoon tea served 2.30-5pm Mon-Sun. Dinner served 6-10pm Mon-Sat. Social food available noon-1am Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus tube|
|Price:||Meal for two with wine and service: around £90|
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