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Walkers of Whitehall

Restaurants, Grills Whitehall
2 out of 5 stars
Walkers of Whitehall

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

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An all-day pub-restaurant just off Whitehall.

Presumably trying to capitalise on its Trafalgar Square location, Walkers of Whitehall aims to cover all bases. The first floor is a pub, the second floor is a sit-down dining room and below all that is a cocktail bar. Unfortunately, it’s a textbook jack of all trades, master of none.

The whole place was unnervingly quiet on a Friday evening; our fellow diners were mostly tourists, consulting tell-tale maps over plates of fish and chips. Regular pub grub aside, there’s a wider menu featuring dishes such as chicken with rose harissa and preserved lemons, plaice with capers and brown butter, and ’nduja croquettes with aioli.

Promising stuff, but alas – the croquettes were blandly lacking in spice, the aioli bereft of garlicky kick. Worse still was a portion of green beans, served with a dollop of that same aioli, and a dry short rib of beef that would probably have been salvaged with a more generous helping of gravy. Much better were the scallops, complemented by a scattering of samphire. But it was too little too late. Those tourists, it seems, had the right idea.

Details

Address: 15 Craig's Court,
Whitehall,
London
SW1A 2DD
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £85.
Contact:
Opening hours: Mon-Thu midday-11.30pm, Fri midday-midnight, Sat 11am-midnight, Sun closed.
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