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Tredwells

Restaurants, Contemporary European Covent Garden
3 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
Tredwells

Time Out says

A globally-inspired casual restaurant near Leicester Square from well-known chef Marcus Wareing.

Tredwells says
A prize winner of AA’s London Restaurant of the Year, Tredwells, is located in the heart of London's Covent Garden. With Chef Chantelle Nicholson at the helm, we pride our selves on creating memorable culinary experiences for all our diners. From staple a la carte dishes to 5-course plant-based tasting menus, we ensure that all of our guests are catered for.

Surrounded by some of the most famous theatres in London's West End, we invite guests to join us for either pre or post theatre meals, with two courses for £25 or 3 courses for £30. Enjoy chicken liver mousse with beetroot followed by pork chop with Jerusalem artichoke and mint before settling in to enjoy a show.

Our wine list has been carefully curated by our Head Sommelier. A compact selection from site driven innovators across the globe, encompassing a wide range of styles and varieties from a handful of producers including a number of classics alongside what we think are some truly exciting biodynamic and organic pioneers.

Set over three floors, the contrasting light and dark textures and tones create a relaxed, buzzy and vibrant atmosphere. If you are looking to host an event at Tredwells, there are two stunning spaces to choose from, which provide the perfect venue for your corporate entertaining, networking events, post-premiere parties or special celebrations. Our dedicated events team will work with you on all elements to create a distinctive and exceptional experience.

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Address: 4a Upper St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2H 9NY
Transport: Tube: Leicester Square
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £80
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3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.2 / 5

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tastemaker

I went to Tredwells for my birthday and I had a great time! It was a week day so the place wasn't too busy which was great! The atmosphere was really relaxed and the staff was extremely professional and friendly. 


When it comes to the food, it was just fantastic. I started with some duck confit ravioli, followed by an amazing fish main (monkfish). It was perfectly cooked, fresh and tasty, I simply loved it. We got a few sides with our mains and the outstanding one (surprisingly) the truffle mac'n'cheese! This just blew my mind. Just the easiest dish but made perfectly. I would definitely recommend it.


We ended up with a £130 bill (got quite a lot of sides and a bottle of really nice French wine) but it was worth it, no regrets!

tastemaker

Tredwells is another Marcus Wareing restaurant and if you’ve read my previous post of Marcus, you’ll understand what I mean by Wareing nailing classic British cuisine. He’s done it again here with Tredwells, but in a much more laid back and child friendly setting. Chef Patron, Chantelle Nicholson executes the menu well, my confit duck raviolo, is one giant dumpling with well balanced flavours and a lot lighter than confit duck usually sounds. My cocktail was lovely and tart, a very nice way to get your appetite going. The chocolate tort is very rich but the elderflower curd helped cut through the thickness of the tort; however I felt it could have had a thicker biscuit base so that there’s a bit more interesting texture. My companion also enjoyed her pannacotta; however the shortbread lacked any real Earl Grey flavour. Overall, a pleasant meal with pleasant service and an easy dinner for family or business meetings.


What we had:

  • Gunpowder Gimlet
  • Confit duck raviolo, sesame, peanuts, green chilli, pickled cucumber
  • Pump Street chocolate, elderflower curd, Jasmine tea cream
  • Bergamot pannacotta, Italian meringue, Earl Grey shortbread


Tip: They do a Prix Fixe menu of 2 courses for £25, or 3 courses for £30; and also a Sunday Roast that’s 3 courses for £29 and has live music on Sundays.


Good For: business lunch/ dinner, casual lunch/ dinner, families, child-friendly, large groups, Sunday Roast

Tastemaker

Took advantage of a set menu deal for Tredwells, my sister has been raving about it for ages so thought why not?


I think it’s wonderful that Michelin guided restaurants are accessible for people who can’t necessarily afford for the a la carte menu.


That being said, I wasn’t particularly amazed by this menu. The restaurant itself is beautiful upstairs, downstairs is also nice but as it’s by the kitchen, it gets extremely hot.


The food was nice enough, the complimentary cocktail was probably the highlight for me and the staff were really lovely.

Tastemaker

My bf and I fell upon Tredwells while we were at Xmas shopping event in seven dials last year

It's been on my list to try for ages (and I still need to go back for a proper sit down meal) however we were a bit peckish while shopping and walked past it (wasn't really sure on exact location before then) and they were giving out free mince pies and bellini's as part of the Xmas shopping event. After testing the pies and drink (both made on site and pretty tasty) and looking at their menu, we decided to go in and get a few of their smaller dishes - we'd already spent too much and werent hungry enough for a whole meal!
We were seated at the bar and served straight away! We had to send them away twice as they were so keen (I'm also quite slow at ordering). In the end we picked 3: pork sliders, chorizo jam with charred bread & battered courgettes! They were all good but the one that stood out for me was their chorizo jam! I also splashed out and got a £9 cocktail. I chose the GUNPOWDER GIMLET which was Gin, cardamom, green tea, lime. It was really good! Think bf got a beer :s
Finally I think we both got a pudding. I had a ginger cake which was nice but nothing amazing. Can't remember what bf had but think it was ok but nothing special!
Overall nice place, quite dark inside but friendly staff and good menu choice. Looking forward to going back for a proper dinner!

Marcus Wareing couldn't care less about his clients. We booked with some colleagues 7 weeks in advance only to to be told a few days before the reservation that our booking was cancelled as Wareing had allowed someone to take over the whole restaurant. This was conveyed to me in a very casual telephone call as if this was a normal everyday occurrence. Perhaps it is with Wareing's restaurants. The Guest Relations Manager didn't even bother to reply to my e-mail. Go somewhere where they value their clients.

Tastemaker

When it comes to a weekend brunch, I am usually too lazy to stray very far away from my home, however, if you are wanting a fresh, delicious yet reasonable brunch in the heart of the iconic Leicester Square, head to Tredwell's from acclaimed chef, Marcus Wareing's, group.

Not only does it offer the most bloody tasty Bloody Mary, the brunch dishes, which range from the classic with modern twists ( a full English with truffled potato croquettes) to the downright inventive (banana eggy bread with bacon and maple syrup) are all under £15, so your bank balance won't take a battering.

The decor is trendy with some vintage touches and all the staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. One of the waiters overheard it was one our friends birthdays so went out of their way to bring some birthday truffles over at the end. Won't be the best brunch you'll find in the capital, but if you are brave enough to venture into central on a weekend, Tredwell's is worth a try.

Tastemaker

I used to work directly next to Tredwell's and dined there in its first opening days. It was fantastic - a superb menu of small sharing dishes meaning you could try a wide variety of the fantastic plates they had to offer. And then they changed it. Almost overnight it went from an intriguing menu to a standard starters, mains, dessert restaurant. The dishes were still good quality, but the excitement of being able to mix up your lunch or dinner had been removed, and with it, my eagerness to dine there.


The steak and mushroom ketchup dish is probably one of my favourite dishes on the menu and is probably one of the dishes that does work better as a large dish rather than a sharer plate, and if truth be told, the sliders are so tasty they could almost do with being super sized - but sadly one of my favourite little plates  - the jar of liver mousse - has been completely scrapped from the menu!  I don’t know the motivation behind the menu overhaul but I think it was a huge mistake. It took a fantastic restaurant and made it just a bit… meh!

Staff Writer

Despite being in a very uninspiring spot opposite Stringfellows (which seems to be cursed with short lived bars & restauarants - anyone remeber Denim?); dull & dowdy interior decor (on one visit my dining companion had a shirt ruined because wax had been left on the table) & hit and miss service (on my last visit our waiter whiklst very helpful had eyewatering BO - not good) Tredwells still gets 4 stars due to the fantastic food. Taste of Tredwells starter for sharing includes gorgeous sliders, chicken wings & chorizo jam, but my personal favourite Chicken Liver Mousse with Bacon jam. 

At £29 the short rib for a main isn't cheap but is to die for,melt in the mouth with an incredible texture. Worth splashing out for,

For pudding sorry I know salted caramel is now considered passe but I would kill for the soft serve here.

To summarisen qite a few negatives but the food shine through here!

Staff WriterStaff Comp

Great food, really tasty and well presented. The Chorizo jam and toasted bread is highly recommended, my duck was tender and desserts very good indeed. Really friendly staff but seemed a it slow to respond on occasion (it was a bust Saturday night), but we would go again.