The entrance to Pied à Terre is so discreet that you would miss it unless looking specifically for the restaurant – and it makes an apt introduction to the classy understatement inside. We sat in the intimate dining room at the front (one of two at street level: there’s a private dining room upstairs).
With its tasteful cracked-glass feature, and cosily formal decor, this is a perfect setting for têtes-à-têtes, business-related or otherwise. There are plenty of options to spend £100-£200 per diner, but we opted for chef Marcus Eaves’ excellent-value set lunch. A Cornish mackerel starter with avocado crème fraîche was a perfect blend of crisp and melt-in-the-mouth textures; and the juicy, flavourful pork with rainbow chard as a main course looked like a minimalist work of art.
Attention to detail was impressive throughout: a slow-cooked lamb belly starter was accompanied by a perfect lamb and mint consommé; strawberries with a citrusy fromage-frais sorbet produced a delightful clash of flavours; and the amuse-bouches are a sensation – we dreamed of the miniature cinnamon doughnuts for days afterwards.
|Venue name:||Pied à Terre||Contact:|
34 Charlotte Street
|Opening hours:||Lunch served 12.15-2.30pm Mon-Fri. Dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Sat|
|Transport:||Tube: Goodge Street or Tottenham Court Road|
|Price:||Set lunch £27.50 2 courses, £27.50 5 courses. Set dinner £60 2 courses, £75 3 courses. Set meal £99 tasting menu (£89 vegetarian); £145 10 courses|
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Horrible service, bordering on hostile, very bland food, utterly disappointing - also couldn't disagree more about the décor - it's as drab as the food. Boring boring boring. And we had high expectations too...don't go - there are way better places out there
Amazing meal at Pied a Terre last night highlights were foie gras with wild strawberries and the pigeon with white beetroots for main course. Desserts were also outstanding the Lemon Drizzle was sure fire hit.
Poor choice. Poor service, lack of charm, boring place and average food. Definitely you can miss it.