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With a low-key, all-black frontage setting the tone, this Soho evergreen isn’t about to flaunt its near-legendary “romantic” charms. Space is at a premium here, but once you find a candlelit table, settle in for starters of plump confit pork cheeks with almond, peach and fennel or perhaps a delicate lobster bisque. The eclectic handwritten menu changes daily and “good value” mains keep things simple via a chunky Old Spot pork chop or fillet of stone bass with pine nuts, while puds might bring textbook pavlova or fresh figs drizzled with labneh, honey and walnuts. Personable, expert staff help to ease the digestion, while expertise and reliability characterise the superb selection of Old World wines – in fact the whole outfit is a friendly celebration of old-school restaurant values. The dimly lit, split-level premises may eschew anything remotely grandiose with its shabby, dated furnishings, but Andrew Edmunds delivers comfort and character in spades.

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Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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why did I not discover this place 20 years ago?

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Oct 2014

good food - bistro but so what? brilliant/cheap (for location) wine list and help to choose. Service fast, helpful, smiling - and great you can only book one week in advance - stops multiple bookings and no shows. no complimentary drink if table not ready? what world is that reviewer in? go to Mitchelin 3* if that is what you want. I heard bar staff say too busy to take booking - great! small place, busy service - phone at a quieter time if you are that desperate - going back for second time a week...

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robert s.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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by   platinum reviewer (163)

May 2012

Andrew Edmunds is a little, intimate, friendly, filling, unpretentious, fairly-priced, gem of a restaurant perfect for second dates, friendly catch-ups and small group gatherings. I love that the menu changes frequently, implying seasonality and freshness, and has plenty of hearty options. I ordered dressed crab followed by crab spaghetti to much merriment (but the guy next to me went for chicken parfait followed by poussin so he wasn't one to laugh). The first crab was delicious: fresh-tasting,...

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BoatLady's rating

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

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Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Mar 2012

If only there could be more places Andrew Edmund's in London! What a great place. The food is very good. Not Michelin Star good, but French countryside restaurant good. And then there is the wine. The owners have a special agreement to buy bin ends at a famous London merchant and pass the discounts on the guests. The result is without a shadow of a doubt the best value-per-drop wine list in the London. It is an absolute joy, really really great. All this is topped of with a romantic atmosphere and...

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  • Food & Drink: 5
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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by   (1)

Feb 2012

1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Well I find myself in the slightly unusual position of not even getting to the restaurant before being completely annoyed! When I called up to make a reservation, I was bluntly told by a hoity toity lady that she couldn't possibly take my order as they were in the middle of the lunch service. Oh, and that I should call back later, when they're quieter. She may have said some other things, but by that point the phone handset was heading firmly towards the receiver. Honey, it's great that you're busy,...

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

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46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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Dec 2011

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

This is a Restaurant that pretentiously insists you book no more than a week in advance, rings you on the day to confirm your reservation, then when you rock up at the allotted time, tells you your table isn't ready. No apologies, no “have a complimentary drink to alleviate your inconvenience” more “just stand to one side until we tell you your table is ready”, which in itself was easier said than done, seeing as there was hardly any room to sit down at the cramped tables let alone stand up in the...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 3

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Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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by   platinum reviewer (85)

Oct 2011

Dark, cosy and romantic. It's a restaurant that wraps you up in a slightly sexy cuddle, like a beautiful older French lady wearing her lover's jumper. Imagine a ramshackle and quaint bistro, with disarmingly efficient and yet laid back staff, a wine list curated by someone with a keen eye for a bargain and fantastically fresh, unstuffy fare prepared from whatever the chef feels is best at the market that week. The menu is handwritten before being photocopied, the wine list changes weekly. Paper cloths,...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 8

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Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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Aug 2011

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

I have a system when I sit down in a restaurant. On being handed a menu I first look at the choices of main course. Based on that decision I then chose something complimentary to start and an appropriate drink. This system has served me well for the last 30 years. The only time it comes off the rails is on the very rare occasion that I can’t choose a main course. This is what happened on my last visit to Andrew Edmunds. The choices on the daily menu on that particular day all sounded amazing. In...

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Daniel H.'s rating

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

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46 Lexington Street ,London W1F 0LP

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by   (1)

Mar 2011

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

This restaurant has clearly seen better days. The service when we visited at lunchtime was non existant and we would have walked out except that we were waiting for our host to arrive, who was paying. Upstairs is cramped and downstairs, where we were eventually seated, gloomy. We were curtly told the restaurant did n't serve soft drinks (i.e. coke or similar) and the coffee machine was out of order. The food was very so so and certainly nothing to get excited about. The waitress spilt drink over...

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

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  • Address: 46 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LP
  • Telephone: 020 7437 5708
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sat 12N-3.30pm 5.30-10.45pm

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