Aubaine Heddon Street

4 Heddon Street , London, W1B 4BS

SquareMeal Review of Aubaine Heddon Street

Chic all-dayer Aubaine takes advantage of French café culture’s hold over romance-starved Anglo-Saxons. Baskets of pain de campagne, subtly distressed wooden furniture & soft, flattering lighting would be enough to impress most people, even without the menu of breads, patisserie & viennoiserie, macarons, mille-feuilles and financiers… it’s enough to make you want to cough up six quid for a cup of Mariage Frères tea. But this mini chain of urbane cafés isn’t just good for a caffeine & sugar fix: breakfast & brunch gives way to a menu of fashionable Med-influenced fare, for example roast sea bass with Kalamata olives and lemon oil, lobster spaghetti or Superfood salad with quinoa, beetroot & roast butternut squash. They’re licensed too &, surprisingly, have some global wines slotted in amongst the French contingent.

Image credit: Tom Griffiths

Aubaine Heddon Street is recommended for

Bottomless Brunch

Special offers

Prix fixe: 2 courses £15.50.

From a set menu.

From: 15 March 2018

To: 15 September 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Free flowing brunch: £31

Available for 2 hours from booking, 2 courses and free-flowing prosecco or Bloody Mary’s for £31.

From: 15 March 2018

To: 15 September 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Prix Fixe menu: Complimentary glass of house red or white wine (125ml)

When ordering from the prix fixe menu.

From: 28 February 2018

To: 08 July 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

A la carte menu: Complimentary bottle of wine

Guests must order a minimum of 2 main courses from the a la carte menu to be eligible for this offer. Only applicable to house wines.

From: 28 February 2018

To: 08 July 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Afternoon Tea: £15

From a set menu. £15pp for afternoon tea, add prosecco for £20pp and Champagne for £25pp. Please do ensure booking is made 24 hours in advance.

From: 20 March 2018

To: 30 April 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 380m

Oxford Circus Tube Station 495m

Address

Address: 4 Heddon Street , London W1B 4BS

Area: Portland Street Regent Street

Opening times

Mon-Sat 10.30am-10.30pm (Sat 11am- ) Sun 12N-9pm

Nearby Landmarks

Heddon Street 15m

Regent Street 108m

Details

Telephone: 020 7440 2510

Website:

Cuisine: French

Lunch: £15.50/18.50 (2/3 courses)

Dinner: £15.50/18.50 (2/3 courses)

Private Dining: 27

4.3

Food & Drink: 6.3

Service: 3.8

Atmosphere: 4.3

Value: 3.3

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 0.0

Value: 1.0

Bev K. 26 May 2013

Booked a table for 2.30 pm and found no tables left outside on a nice sunny day. Were seated after 10 mins and a very flustered looking waiter took our wine order after another 10 mins, ordered a bottle of wine and had to ask 3 times over a 15 minute period where it was. Waiters just walked past, looking totally out of their depth. Finally managed to order and waited 20 mins for our food (bowl of soup & cold meats). Having watched the waiter take our food to the wrong table he brought it to us. When we'd finished, the plates weren't collected and waiters kept walking past our table and empty plates, people around us with no food on their tables, no drinks, started getting up to leave as no one had managed to take their orders. Finally we gave up, finished our wine, got up to leave and pay for our starters and wine and told the staff not to bother with our main course. They then had the cheek to include a service charge on our bill… 1hour for wine and starters, terrible service, terrible waiters, no good as a dining experience. Do not book at this place.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Kelly V. 07 May 2013

The atmosphere of Aubaine is overly feminine and artificial. Actually, there may not be any atmosphere. The room looks like a washed-out (as in pale) garden conservatory, with tables spaced so closely together that backs of chairs rub against one another and you could easily reach across to sample your fellow diners' meals. Nonetheless, the food is reasonable for lunch. There are enough choices on the menu to please everyone, and the quality of the food is fine for a pre-theatre type meal. I wouldn't book this place for a romantic evening (or any dinner, for that matter) – but as a reliable lunch venue it fits the bill.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 0.0

James Y. 21 June 2011

Be careful of sales tactics here. I wanted breakfast which should have involved at £3 croissant and £3 pot of tea at most. I got a piece of cake that was next to the croissants and was charged £6 for it… (after they couldnt serve me 2 of the items on the breakfast menu). Total bill was £10 for 1 small cup of tea and an inch thick slice of cake… I wont be going back.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 2.0

Alan B. 30 January 2010

The food is good, the ingredients fresh and the presentation can't be faulted. But these very competent offerings from the kitchen are completely let down by inattentive and careless front-of-house service. We asked for a minor change to one dish (a different sauce from another dish on the menu), but this was not what was served, and the subsequent replacement arrived with no sauce at all! Whilst only half-full on a Saturday night, the staff were too busy chatting to each other at the bar to attend to their customers. At £55 per head, it's surely not too much to ask that the staff know their menu, that wine and water are topped-up without asking, that the order is remembered accurately (maybe write it down to make sure), and your coats are retrieved for you at the end of the night. My impression was that perhaps the waiting staff don't really want their employer to last. So if you really want to go, do so now, before they go under – I give them 6 months.

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The private dining room at Aubaine Heddon Street sits at wine-cellar level, offering an informal solution for business breakfasts, working brunches or all-day meetings for up to 27 seated or 35 standing.
Private Dining Room
Capacity: 27
Special offers

Prix fixe: 2 courses £15.50.

From: 15 March 2018

To: 15 September 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Free flowing brunch: £31

From: 15 March 2018

To: 15 September 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Prix Fixe menu: Complimentary glass of house red or white wine (125ml)

From: 28 February 2018

To: 08 July 2018

Max: 6

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

A la carte menu: Complimentary bottle of wine

From: 28 February 2018

To: 08 July 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Afternoon Tea: £15

From: 20 March 2018

To: 30 April 2018

Max: 20

Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.