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30 July 2014
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Criterion

224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP

£53.00 Modern European Mayfair, Oxford Street

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  • Wine: £22.00
  • Champagne: £47.00
  • Lunch: £20/25 (2/3 courses)
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-2.30pm 5.30-11.30pm (Sun- 9pm)

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A Piccadilly stunner, this beautiful, historic dining room never fails to wow Londoners and tourists alike with its ‘classic, timeless decor’, baroque-style ceilings, marble columns and luxurious soft furnishings – although the food is well worth a punt, too. ‘Surprisingly unpretentious meals’ might yield Earl Grey tea-smoked salmon and eel with horseradish mousse or juicy poached lobster with watermelon and tomato, followed by squid-ink linguine, perfectly grilled steaks and elegant desserts such as white and dark chocolate torte with kumquats and fruit chips. ‘Exceptionally friendly’ staff ferry plates to and from the white-clothed tables, fastidiously scraping up crumbs after every course, while the wine list offers something for casual day trippers and big spenders alike. For a less pocket-pounding experience, try the Brit-accented set menus, which continue to tempt new customers to this ‘almost-hidden gem’.

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  1. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Maxine E.
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    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 1
    • Value: 2

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    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Elizabeth W.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  3. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Bella P.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  4. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Denise C.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 3

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  5. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Amanda M.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 2

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  6. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Mitzie8cake
      Gold Reviewer  (87)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 2
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 3
    • Value: 3

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  7. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Mark J.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 4
    • Value: 5

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  8. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Claire W.
        (1)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 3

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  9. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    R.R.Gill
      Gold Reviewer  (53)
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  10. Criterion

    224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP
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    Billy H.
        (1)
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
    Editor's pick

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 9

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