Percy & Founders
Time Out says
An all-day, every-day Fitzrovia restaurant and bar specialising in British-focused dishes.
I had high hopes for this Fitzrovia restaurant and bar, having had a cracking couple of meals at two of its sister sites, the Thomas Cubitt in Belgravia and The Orange in Pimlico. Percy & Founders suffers in comparison, but there's still much to like.
First impressions were great: it’s a smart, expensive-looking room with service that was, on our visit, super slick and friendly. Both of our starters were corkers: crab salad was light, fresh and packed with sweet crabby flavour; cured trout benefited from some delicious pumpernickel. A diet margarita mocktail was great, too.
Elsewhere, though, the cooking isn’t as well-executed, meaning there’s little to justify prices that ought to guarantee consistency. Charred squid was disappointingly underseasoned, and the spatchcock chicken let down by deflating, limp chimichurri.
A return-to-form dessert of madeleines with maple butter took a while to come, so we had time to take a proper look around. An older crowd, a classy room and an easy-going formality made us think it’d be a good place to impress the in-laws. Get them to pick up the bill though, eh?
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge Street|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £110.|
|Opening hours:||Open 7.30am-11.30pm Mon-Thurs; 7.30am-midnight Fri; 9am-midnight Sat; 9am-10.30pm Sun|
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Users say (25)
Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:13
- 4 star:8
- 3 star:3
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:0
I have been to Percy & Founders twice now and I will definitely go back! The staff are incredibly friendly and the food is delicious!! It is such a beautiful restaurant and even has a view into the Chapel next door which is stunning. Try the Short Rib to start and then the lamb. But leave space for pudding as the little madeline's (Percy's Mistresses) are so good. I'll be back to try breakfast next :)
Went here for a birthday lunch. Have been before and found the food and service always good but on my birthday the food and service really went up a notch. The calamari was cooked to perfection. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Will definitely consider a celebration here again.
I love this place. It's in a fab central location, mere minutes from Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and Oxford Circus yet it somehow feels peaceful: a world away from the hectic streets that surround it. Set in a quiet courtyard, the outside terrace is a real hidden gem for hot summers in London when every beer garden feels completely packed. Breezy and lit with sparkling fairy lights and shrouded in ivy covered trellis it really is a secret oasis of calm. Perfectly accompanied by a brilliant cocktail menu. The menu is extensive and inventive however the staff have no probably putting together anything you want. It's table service out here and it's slick and efficient without being over powering.
Whilst it's not cheap in terms of drinks or food there is a brilliant happy hour 5 - 7 on weeknight (50% off) which is well worth rushing out of work for.
In terms of food I've eaten there a few times and would class this as good unpretentious fare with plenty of choice for any dietary requirements. I had a swordfish steak there that was some of the best fish i'd ever eaten.
A lovely bar and restaurant, perfect for cosying in during the winter or catching some breeze on the hotter summer days.
Walking into this gorgeous venue nestled in office buildings in the heart of Fitzrovia instantly makes you feel at home. The dark wood, the patterned tiles, the leather....*sigh*. The staff were super lovely, even took a snap of my friend and I! I had the crab Benedict with a squeeze of lime and it was so gorgeously fresh! Even the "Bucks Fizz" was tangy fresh juice and prosecco, absolutely delicious. Coffee wasn't great but that was the only downfall in my mind!
Great atmosphere, great music and soft lighting make this one of my favourite places to dine and relax in the centre of London. Menu is wonderful, caters for every taste and palette and the drinks menu is superb. Friendly staff and cool vibes. Whats not to love?
I booked in for a meal with friends during the week and loved it. Service was speedy (apart from one slow cocktail) , prices were reasonable and the venue itself was stylish and not overcrowded. I'll be back, if only for the ciabatta with herb butter and baked garlic alone - wonderful!
Absolutely loved this place, went for a brunch with a group of 10, the services was great, staff were lovely and attentive and so was the unlimited prosecco for £18 (it followed for 2 hours). I had the baked eggs with chrizo, tasty and filling the perfect brunch option. There were 10 of us and well all enjoyed our meals only one complaint about the salad which was a bit small with not much to it, like the feta and pumpkin was almost non existent.
Love the décor, large and bright inside. Will return for another brunch soon.
You know you go somewhere too often when upon arrival the waitress exclaims in great surprise that she hasn't seen you in over two weeks...
My reason for making P&F my regular breakfast spot? Consistence. So often I have a good breakfast somewhere, only to return and have a completely different experience. P&F is al all rounder and and doesn't fail to deliver every time I go. It is my fail safe breakfast venue that I know won't let me down.
Their breakfast menu is fairly standard with lighter options such as bircher muesli, as well as the classic more hearty favourites like a full English (which isn't the too greasy heart attack on a plate kind) or eggs Benedict. My personal favourite- smashed avo on toast with perfectly poached eggs and a side of smoked salmon. A pretty standard dish, but the ingredients feel top quality and the portion sizes are fair. If you are feeling particularly indulgent, they do an impressive croque madame. Gloriously thick slices of white bread, smothered in belchamel sauce and topped with thick cut ham and melted cheese. And to top it off? The thing that makes it a 'madame' of course- a perfectly cooked fried egg. It is pretty rich, so not for the faint hearted (particularly at 9am...) but a delicious treat once in a while and definitely worth sacrificing your usual breakfast order to try.
They also do very good coffee, and let's face it, everyone loves a bit of latte art to snap for their insta.
Food aside, it is the venue itself that I like so much at P&F. It is opulent, but relaxed. Decor wise, the chandeliers and tasteful artwork make you feel as though you are in a fancy restaurant, but there is absolutely no stuffiness or formality attached. It is the perfect place to take your parents when they are in town. What's more, it is on the old Fitzrovia Chapel site, so if you do visit, make sure to have a little look down the right hand side of the restaurant where there is a glass window where you can look into the beautiful chapel that is still there.
Service has always been faultless in my experience, with a member of staff always manning the welcome desk and offering to take your coat upon arrival, as well as table staff constantly topping up water and checking if you need another coffee (always yes).
Top tip: they now do a bottomless brunch on weekends where you can get unlimited prosecco for £16 per person when dining from their brunch menu.
P&F ticks every box for me and is why I will continue to have it as my trustworthy, loyal friend in the breakfast world.
A beautifully designed bar and restaurant. The food and service has always been spot on! Their weekend brunch is a must - with bottomless Prosecco!
The food is exceptional and the service is perfect. Everyone is so friendly and attentive and nothing is too much for them to do. Spot on.
This is an outrageously harsh review by timeout and somewhat calls into question their integrity. This is a 5 star restaurant, unique in central London, with an amazing fitout, great ambience and good service. Brunch prices very reasonable. Certainly a place I would return to.
Love the place! Like a hotel bar/restaurant but without all of the tourists. Pop in for a drink in the bar before sitting down at one of the mor private tables looking at the Chapel. The lobster scotch eggs are a favourite as i'm not much for desserts although i do hope a burger will soon be on the menu as we all live for burger Friday's! I will definitely be going back!