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.
In the basement is the restaurant and club where things are a little more louche, drawing on Soho’s spirit of fun and indulgence. Food is served until late alongside a fantastic cocktail selection, and as befits the venue’s history as the site of London’s iconic Marquee Club, there are DJs and live music five nights a week.
|Venue name:||100 Wardour St Restaurant & Club||Contact:|
100 Wardour St
|Transport:||Tube: Tottenham Court Rd|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £115.|
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Terrible experience. Started at the door with a very rude door man with a clipboard. Why this clipboard gives them the idea that they have power of who has the right to go inside is beyond me. They made me pay 15£ entry even thought had a reservation. Was terribly rude staff inside as well, overpriced drinks, crowded, loud. Would never go back
Awful experience - definitely not a good place and should surely be reviewed as to where this place stands as a restaurant with their staff and customer service.
I don't know what is worse ; after being offered a table for dinner, halfway through our mains, one of the attendants was shouting that we should not been offered a table in the first place if we are having a main and desert or the fact after mains waiting for our desert we were told that they need the table. Had not even been in the venue for 50 minutes and that was the sort of treatment we experienced. The occasion was a client birthday dinner. How embarrassing and totally disrespectful of the staff to treat us that way.
I use to go to this place when it was called Floridita and never had such experience. The new people who run this place should definitely be shut down. Totally unacceptable when you spend money on a bottle of champagne, 4 mains and 4 deserts to be treated like this. If you are planning to bring people here for an occasion or client business forget it. It definitely won't be a memorable experience.
Got kicked out of my Christmas party for being drunk, I WAS ACTUALLY DRINKING WATER ALL NIGHT !!!! not a drop of alcohol but they insisted I was drunk. After explaining I was not drunk I was drinking there sparkling water fur the last 3 hours I was told to sober up for half an hour. On the plus they did wait for our party to eat and pay there bill before they treated you like crap. Never again !!!!
i went at 100 Wardour street last saturday for a dinner. i booked a table one month ago, and there should be an 30'/40' music live concert, but unfortunately there wasn't (but nobody gave me this information ).the guy at the reception called me with the hand, and not with the name, when the table was ready. the drinks was warm, and the second coke wasn't served with the bottle (hot) like the first, but directly in the glass from the tap. the food wasn't hot, and sincerely not really good. the music was anonimous, the dj not really cool. we speaking about 100 WARDOUR STREET. this club be a part of soho story. the customers are fashion, and they search a really night massive service and quality. wasn't a nice experience. sorry for my terrible english.
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 !!