to be honest ive never really fancied trying American food, I think I was a bit put off by the stereotype that everything is over-fried with huge portions (maybe ive watched too much Man V Food!) anyway... how wrong could I have been! the food at the Lockhart is absolutely stunning, beautifully presented, not overfacing, ive been here a few times now to try the different selections, my favourite has to be the sea bass in lobster bouillabaisse (YUM!) the smoked chicken nachos are divine for sharing. The atmosphere is always welcoming and I love the different old fashioned sodas on offer! I would recommend sampling the cocktails too whilst sitting at one of the outside tables in this glorious weather. I will be returning very soon!
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Posted: Fri May 24 2013
A restaurant in Marylebone focusing on Southern American cuisine. While flavours pull from outside the UK the ingredients are decidedly British and locally sourced. The Lockhart is dedicated to making use of Britain’s vast array of high quality, seasonal ingredients.
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First rate service, which is hard to come by in London; very good, authentic southwest cuisine; and an amazing bar--treat yourself to first rate mescal or tequila--with an incredibly knowledgeable French bartender. One of the two or three best food and drink experiences I have had since moving back to London.
Last Tuesday, my husband and I ate here. We have visited several restaurants in London and enjoyed the attention to detail that we received here. The minute we walked in we smelled a delicious aroma of smoked flavours and proceeded downstairs to the bar where we enjoyed cocktails from their extensive and creative bar menu. The margaritas were made with top shelf liquors and fresh mixes. The bar scene had a lively vibe. The service was prompt and very friendly. There we ate crab hush puppies for starters, that had a touch of spice. Later, we asked to be seated outside, as the weather was perfect. There were some interesting sites on the street, including one cross-country skier! My husband ordered the rib-eye steak and found it flavourful , tender and cooked to perfection. It was served with crispy chips, Portobello mushrooms prepared with a tasty topping. I had “melt-in-your-mouth” pork belly witha side order of mac ‘n cheese with bacon – to die for – and smoked cauliflower. Complimenting the meal we had a delicious bottle of wine, reasonably priced from their wine list. Several times during the evening we were asked if we were enjoying the meal and if there was anything else that we needed. I had a dilemma when I read the dessert menu – banana pudding or blueberry cobbler and ice cream. I chose the banana pudding, which did not disappoint. My husband who is not a dessert eater opted for a Coffee Martini, which he enjoyed thoroughly. The evening was wonderful and we will return to experience some of the other Southwestern dishes on the menu.
great food and killer cocktails in a cool space. really enjoyed our night there last night, glad to welcome these guys to the neighborhood!
The interior design is smart and relax. Food is good. Customer service.....need a lot of improvement. I dined alone as this place is near where I live. It was not a busy night. When I arrived , the waiter who was walking around checking the diners by just looking at them saw me and just glanced at me and did not say anything. He continued looking around. There were a few waiters but not paying attention to arrivals. There were a few empty tables. I did not feel welcome. But then I was hungry and would like to try their food. After a few minutes a man came to me asking what do I want, then I told him table for one. He left and spoke to another man. This man came and asked me if it is table for one. So I said yes. He left. Then a third person came and asked again. Finally after 10 minutes, got a table, despite I was the only customer who arrived at that time. Then I ordered cocktail , starter and main. Water came, then starter came, then main came. NO COCKTAIL. Fine. So it was late, I asked for my bill. Bill came in 5 minutes. I quickly took out my card to pay. There were three of them on the floor and took them 20minutes to acknowledge that I am ready to pay. CUstomer service needs a lot of improvement. Not so engaging to customers. DId not even ask if I enjoyed my meal, if I have everything, did not even compensate me for my missing cocktail which I was so looking forward too. The price of the meal I paid could have been justified if the service was great too. But then, I think it is overpriced. They really have to take customer service seriously to ALL CUSTOMERS.