Heliot at The Hippodrome

42-43 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square , London, WC2H 7JH

SquareMeal Review of Heliot at The Hippodrome

What started life as the West End’s legendary Hippodrome before going through several seedier incarnations was lavishly refitted to the tune of £40m in 2012 and re-launched as a blingy cabaret and casino. The latter’s shiny, 3D wall coverings and floors strewn with pennies evoke a ‘tacky Las Vegas charm’, but bare, oversized light bulbs, reclaimed pulleys and original metal girders give its US steakhouse restaurant a more relaxed, ‘backstage’ feel. Check out the gambling action on the floor below while perusing a comprehensive menu that scores at the calorific, comfort-food end of the spectrum – think ‘moreish’ mac ‘n’ cheese with poached duck egg and truffle shavings or ‘succulent’ bone-in beef rib with triple-cooked chips; full-on desserts such as knickerbocker glory and giant strawberry pavlova also tempt. Service is ‘faultless’, while a ‘wedding-disco soundtrack’ keeps the mood light.

Special offers

Steak, lobster, dessert & a champagne: £20 per person

200g USDA Prime Rump steak, with whole Lobster tail and garlic butter string fries, a glass of champagne and dessert of key lime pie with caramelised meringue - £20 per personThis offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. External cakes permitted only by prior arrangement with 48 hours’ notice. All customers must be aged 18 or over. A valid photo ID may be required.

From: 03 January 2018

To: 31 March 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT and optional discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

Steak & Lobster Lunch: £15

Offer includes USDA Prime steak and lobster , glass of champagne and dessert for £15. Not available with any other offers, absolute maximum of 8 guests per 1 table and booking, guests need to book on line for this offer, guests must be over 18 and bring ID with them.

From: 06 January 2018

To: 31 March 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax and optional discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station 72m

Covent Garden Tube Station 290m

Address

Address: 42-43 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square , London WC2H 7JH

Area: Soho

Opening times

Mon-Sun 5pm-12M Sat–Sun 12N-3.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Leicester Square 19m

Hippodrome 27m

Details

Telephone: 020 7769 8844

Website:

Cuisine: North American British

Private Dining: 20, 32

7.0

Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 7.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Vi V. gold reviewer 01 April 2016

For this event, we have gathered to sample Heliot's new American brunch menu. On to the food... country fried steak £7.00 – this was something completely new to me. It is essentially breaded fried steak. There were many who were unsure of this dish but I did like it because it was well cooked, fried properly with the crunch and not too oily. The steak was so well done that it could be any red meat, hence many felt like it was a waste of a good cut. It was not tough but just nice. I didn't like the sausage gravy though. chilli fried egg, and bacon bioche roll £7.00 – the favourite of the group. It was simple but appealing. Even the burnt brioche bun was forgivable. eggs benedict £7.00 – a very rich hollandaise sauce, generous amount of smoked salmon but the muffin was a little soggy. side of sausages, bacon and hash browns – the sausages and hash browns were surprisingly good but the bacon was not great. It was meant to be a side dish, but I'd much rather just have this with toast and butter. pancake stack £7.00 – we purposefully left this dish towards the end because firstly it was a sweet dish so it felt more appropriate to end it like a dessert brunch. Secondly, it was my diner's favourite brunch dish and she wanted to save it till the last and end it with a sweet note. But by then it was cold (that was probably our fault for leaving it till the end) and a very soggy bread. It was not as enticing as it looks and was quite a carb loaded dish with sugar. While I felt it was ok, my diner did not approve at all. We enjoyed the event but being in a group of 60, food came out a little slow. I am not sure that Heliot Steak House is going to be my choice of a brunch venue, although very strategically located by Leicester Square tube station. I tend to associate brunch with having more natural daylight, being in tune with the weather and a view of people strolling up and down the high street. I've heard some superb reviews – from discerning fellow foodies - about their steaks at Heliot Steak House, and hopefully I will be back soon to try them. GPS Coordinate: 51.511407 N,-0.1308347 E +44(0)207 769 8844 http://www.hippodromecasino.com/restaurant-bars-lounges/

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Chris H. silver reviewer 18 November 2013

Beef carpachio was excellent. Struggled to finish the small fillet steak. Mustard mash wonderful. Service was good. Later in evening saw the Boom & Bang show which was highly entertaining. Glad I was in the Circle and not in the stalls.

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The two private dining rooms at Heliot are filled with natural light and both offer a unique view overlooking Charing Cross Road. The cosy design of each room makes for an enjoyable dining experience, while all the furniture be moved to suit requirements. Each space is perfect for both those looking for an intimate client dinner, or a group of friends after something more informal.
Jimmy's Room
Capacity: 20
Alma's Room
Capacity: 32
Special offers

Steak, lobster, dessert & a champagne: £20 per person

From: 03 January 2018

To: 31 March 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT and optional discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.

Steak & Lobster Lunch: £15

From: 06 January 2018

To: 31 March 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax and optional discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your bill.