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Pied à Terre

Restaurants, Haute cuisine Fitzrovia
3 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
 (Simon Harvey Photography Ltd)
Simon Harvey Photography Ltd
 (Simon Harvey Photography Ltd)
Simon Harvey Photography Ltd
 (Simon Harvey Photography Ltd)
Simon Harvey Photography Ltd
 (Simon Harvey Photography Ltd)
Simon Harvey Photography Ltd
 (Simon Harvey Photography Ltd)
Simon Harvey Photography Ltd
 (Simon Harvey Photography Ltd)
Simon Harvey Photography Ltd

Time Out says

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 the 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.


Pied à Terre says
Pied-a-terre is a small independent gourmet, Michelin starred restaurant in the centre of London. Pied-a-Terre has now spent 27 years in Fitrovia on Charlotte street and is regarded as one of London best fine dining restaurants.



Address: 34 Charlotte Street
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street or Tottenham Court Road
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Users say (9)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

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Much smaller than I was expecting, it's a cosy space that has been laid out well. The decor is a bit odd, not for me, and the staff have a mixed approach; some are rude, some courteous. The food was extravagantly presented and I noticed various people at other tables taking snaps of each arriving plate. It must be an instagramers heaven. 

The food itself was not so impressive. It was by no means bad and, in some ways, quite experimental but never great. On a long tasting menu, I only really enjoyed one course. 

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


Had an amazing birthday celebration here. When we reached the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by the waiters. Love the decor of this place and it's highly recommended for a date night as the whole atmosphere was quiet and romantic.

We ordered the seasonal tasting menu, all dishes were full of flavour and unique. My personal favorite was the suckling pig. The canapés and bread that were served was absolutely amazing. We had a few helpings of the bread as it was just so good. Highly recommended to try this restaurant!

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I had not eaten in Pied a Terre until a few months ago for lunch. The food was good, but there was something about the place I could not put my finger on. I was invited for lunch recently and the host booked Pied a Terre. On the second visit it struck me what it was. The food is great, the service to the level you would expect, but the overall experience was bordering on average. The food was not amazing, the service a little stiff. I expected more and did not get what I expected. Not to be written off, but there are better.

Just had an amazing lunch that included 3 courses of dessert! Service was excellent.

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.

very bad service, unimpressive food, would certainely not reccoment

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