SquareMeal Review of
1776 at 1 Lombard Street
Almost shockingly elegant and calm after the buzz of the long-established Brasserie out front, 1776 is 1 Lombard Street’s fine-dining offer. A pale green room, dotted with dark-framed prints and chandeliers, provides the backdrop for decidedly high-end dishes with the option of some old-fashioned theatre; tartares of venison, Angus beef and tuna are all made tableside, and there’s a trolley for the statement roasts. As you might expect, prices are robust for luxe ideas such as red mullet with courgette tagliatelle and spiced brown shrimp beurre blanc, peppered fillet of fallow deer with crispy black cabbage, celeriac purée and cranberry sauce or herb-crusted rack of lamb with kale, oyster mushrooms and roasted figs. All of which makes the five-course set menu look very good value. On the wine side, seal that deal with something classy and French from the wine list: staff will provide discreet guidance, should you need it.