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20 April 2014
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Avenue

020 3589 2076

7-9 St James's Street, London SW1A 1EE

£44.00 North American St. James's

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  • Wine: £21.00
  • Champagne: £49.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-3pm Mon-Sat 6-11pm

Square Meal Review of Avenue ?

For years, Avenue’s glamorously clinical, white-walled dining room was a regular haunt of Mayfair’s blue-bloods, antique dealers and shoppers looking for eclectic, Brit-accented food and smart drinks. Now it’s re-emerged as an all-American joint – although it still exudes an arty vibe, with exhibits and sculptural installations from new kids on the block. A unique chandelier fashioned from wine glasses takes centre stage in the dining room, while the menu offers contemporary US dishes ranging from clam chowder served in sourdough with littleneck clams and crumbled bay crackers to sharing plates from the Josper grill – perhaps ‘KC suckling pig butt’ with spiced bacon, pecan cabbage, cinder potato and sour cream. The 200-bin wine list focuses on American and Old World classics, with a Coravin system allowing diners to sample prestige wines by the glass or ‘pail’.

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  1. Avenue

    7-9 St James's Street, London SW1A 1EE
    Overall rating:
     
    Malin E.

    Mixed bag

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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 6

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  1. I decided to book the Avenue Restaurant and Bar, which is about a 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus. As we entered, the interior felt slightly imposing and I wasn’t sure if I was fancy enough to be eating here. However, the service was so friendly that we felt at ease immediately, as they took our coats and bags and showed us to our table. We opted for their ‘Summer in St James’ menu, which was good value at £19.50 for two courses and a glass of prosecco (my favourite drink, summer or winter!). Our waiter opened with a friendly ‘Hello’, and when we smiled at him, he followed up with ‘Is it me you’re looking for?’ This immediately broke the ice as he started explaining the items on the menu to us. I opted for the pork and pistachio terrine to start, with almond-topped lettuce on the side...
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Location of Avenue

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  • Main Restaurant

Online Offers ?

  •  Lobster Brunch: 3 courses & a glass of wine £32

    • From a set menu, or 3 courses £32 with a glass of wine. Not available in conjunction with any other offers. Maximum of 8 diners.

      Max: 8 people

      Starts: 12 Apr 2014

      Expires: 30 Apr 2014

      Includes VAT, excludes service.

  •  Set Menu:2 courses & a glass of Sparkling Wine £19

    • From a set menu, or 3 courses £23 with a glass of sparkling wine. Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

      Max: 8 people

      Starts: 28 Mar 2014

      Expires: 30 Apr 2014

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  •  Avenue Judgement of St James

    • On Tuesday 6th May, the new St James’s restaurant Avenue will partner with award-winning wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd to present Judgment of St James: a exclusive four-course dinner and blind wine tasting in homage to the iconic Judgment of Paris of 1976. Starting at 6.30pm, guests will be invited to enjoy a sparkling wine and canapé reception in Avenue’s Long Bar before moving through to the main restaurant for dinner. Head chef Michael Blizzard has worked closely with Avenue’s head sommelier Andres Ituarte to create a special four-course menu, tailoring his New American dishes to compliment and enhance the selected French and American wines. Dishes will include Clam chowder in San Francisco sour dough with littleneck clams and paper bag-crumbled bay crackers, Rabbit terrine with black truffles and asparagus, Lamb chops with slow-cooked quinoa and cilantro gremolada and Farmstead cheese with walnut and raisin bread.

      Available: 6.30pm on Tuesday 6th May. £195 per person.

      Expires: 06 May 2014

      Booking in advance is essential. Please mention offer when booking.

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