Avenue

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

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020 7321 2111

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SquareMeal Review of Avenue

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"GOOD"

A veteran of the London dining scene since 1996, Avenue has had a makeover in terms of both food and decor. Visitors can marvel at the wine-glass chandelier and moody modern art while sampling a menu that now takes in South American and Asian influences, from ceviche to seared salmon with bok choy (as well as burgers and steaks).


A simple but cleverly assembled avocado salad starter with pickled apple, edamame and mango dazzled visually and taste-wise. The kitchen kept up the tempo for the mains, with a Korean-spiced rack of lamb served with red cabbage mash and raw mango chutney particularly impressing, while wines were paired intelligently throughout from an interesting list.


But while the food, drink and service all impressed, the atmosphere fell flat and the 112-cover venue felt decidedly cavernous. A location at the bottom end of St James’s Street and some fairly steep prices go some way to explaining this, but Avenue needs to trumpet its strengths better for it to be as full as it deserves to be.


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Special offers from Avenue

All Day Bottomless Brunch Late Sitting, form £27.50

From: 27 October 2018

To: 26 January 2019

Max: 12

From a set menu, 2 courses for £27.50 or 3 courses £30. Add unlimited Bubbles for £20 per person. From 5pm - 9pm
Availability: Sat 5:00PM-9:00PM

From a set menu, 2 courses for £27.50 or 3 courses £30. Add unlimited Bubbles for £20 per person. From 5pm - 9pm

All Day Bottomless Brunch Early Sitting, from £25.50

From: 27 October 2018

To: 26 January 2019

Max: 12

From a set menu, 2 courses for £25.50 or 3 courses £28.50. Add unlimited Bubbles or Bloody Mary's for £18 per person. From 11am-5pm
Availability: Sat 11:00AM-5:00PM

From a set menu, 2 courses for £25.50 or 3 courses £28.50. Add unlimited Bubbles or Bloody Mary's for £18 per person. From 11am-5pm

Three Course New Years Eve Dinner £65 (main sitting)

From: 31 December 2018

To: 31 December 2018

Max: 12

Exclusive New Years Eve dinner, priced £65 per person
Availability: Mon 7:30PM-11:00PM

Exclusive New Years Eve dinner, priced £65 per person

Three Course New Years Eve Dinner £55 (early sitting)

From: 31 December 2018

To: 31 December 2018

Max: 12

Exclusive New Years Eve dinner, priced £65 per person
Availability: Mon 5:30PM-7:00PM

Exclusive New Years Eve dinner, priced £65 per person

Sunday Bottomless Brunch, from £25.50

From: 28 October 2018

To: 23 December 2018

Max: 10

From a set menu, 2 courses for £25.50 or 3 courses £28.50. Add unlimited Bloody Mary's or Bubbles or for £18 per person.
Availability: Sun 12:00PM-4:00PM

From a set menu, 2 courses for £25.50 or 3 courses £28.50. Add unlimited Bloody Mary's or Bubbles or for £18 per person.

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Avenue Location

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

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020 7321 2111

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Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-3pm 5.30-10.30pm Sat 11am-10.30pm (Sun -4pm)

Private Dining

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Seating between eight to 18 guests, Avenue’s private room is a contemporary and elegant space well suited to private lunches or dinners. The room sets itself apart with modern design features including a stunning light installation and a floor-to-ceiling plaster cast of a bookcase, contrasted with an antique wooden dining table.


Private Dining Room Capacity: 18

Avenue's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 7.6

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Service: 7.6

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Atmosphere: 7.7

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Value: 7.4

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 4

09 April 2018

Went to The Avenue where I used to go years ago. The set menu was good- nice food ( though small portions) and service good, staff very helpful. But the tables/ chairs/ décor all very dated. Restaurant pretty empty. Seems to need a make over....

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Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

23 October 2015

After a long absence and I was so pleased. It couldn't have been bettered from all aspects. St James' eating out at its elegant best

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

GH

Platinum Reviewer
22 April 2015

We started the evening at the wonderful long bar- beautifully decorated, attentive staff, nice drinks. Moved to the lovely dining area great food and good service. It was a bit quiet but maybe because we wnet late on a Tuesday evening. Definitely will return.

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