Indigo at One Aldwych 1

1 Aldwych , London, WC2B 4BZ

SquareMeal Review of Indigo at One Aldwych

Chef Dominic Teague has masterminded a quiet revolution at One Aldwych’s smart mezzanine restaurant, which now offers a gluten- and dairy-free menu (though dishes aren’t prepared in a gluten-free kitchen). Ingredients such as almond milk feature alongside native meats and fish on a British menu with international flourishes. Warm buckwheat and samphire bread showcased the kitchen’s credentials, followed by a well-executed starter of partridge breast, prettily presented in a swirl of cauliflower purée with a savoury jus and fruity blackberries. Next, Brixham monkfish shone brightly in a fragrant Thai-style broth of lemongrass, coriander and coconut milk, though gluten-free gnocchi were rather dry in their autumnal melee of roast butternut squash and pumpkin oil. Nevertheless, accomplished desserts (a forte) finished the meal on a high. Friendly staff offer prompt service in the comfortable space overlooking the buzzy Lobby Bar below. A good-value set menu (£22/£27 for two/three courses) is another plus.

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Indigo at One Aldwych is recommended for

Cosy | Group Dining 8 Plus

Special offers

Lunch 3 Courses & cocktail (Indigo Blue Spritz) £28p

From a set menu.

From: 07 March 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Dinner 3 Courses & cocktail (Indigo Blue Spritz) £28

From a set menu.

From: 07 March 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Temple Tube Station 408m

Covent Garden Tube Station 410m

Address

Address: 1 Aldwych , London WC2B 4BZ

Area: Covent Garden

Opening times

Mon-Fri 6.30am-11am 12N-2.45pm 5.30-10.15pm Sat-Sun 6.30am-11.30am 5.30-10.15pm

Nearby Landmarks

Duchess Theatre 49m

Novello Theatre 60m

Details

Telephone: 020 7300 0400

Website:

Cuisine: British

Dinner: £22/27 (2/3 courses)

Private Dining: 12, 20, 20, 30, 50, 110

8.8

Food & Drink: 9.3

Service: 7.5

Atmosphere: 8.9

Value: 7.4

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 3.0

Timothy P. silver reviewer 20 May 2016

We had dinner for 2 at 6pm on a Friday evening. On the balcony area it was modestly noisy, arising from the bar below, but never enough to preclude conversation. 2 2-course meals from a fair selection, plus 2 carafes of Merlot and then a Chenin Blanc came to £89 before service charge. Service was attentive and efficient, and we weren't rushed off our feet to make the theatre. All in all, beautiful ( a bit like the musical!).

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Joanna G. platinum reviewer 06 May 2016

I was fortunate to be treated to breakfast here this morning. The restaurant overlooks the lobby/bar area and is very light and airy, with comfy armchairs to relax in. The service was impeccable, with emphasis on explaining their gluten and dairy free options (which I didn't have, but was told by my companion that they are amazing, particularly the muffins and chocolate mousse). I had a perfectly cooked cheese omelette with a side of excellent streaky bacon and a cappuccino, which has certainly set me up for the day. A very nice calm oasis in the middle of bustling Covent Garden/Aldwych.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Rebecca L. gold reviewer 06 January 2016

We visited Indigo to sample the much hyped Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea. Things started well. We were greeted and shown to our table by a friendly waiter and offered drinks. All the places are set out beautifully, each with it's own sort of cartoon place mat of different Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters. The food itself was very nice but the experience was let down by the service. There seemed to be plenty of staff but never anyone free or visible when you needed anything. Drinks were slow in arriving and we waited a long time for our bill, in the end having to go up to the greeter and request it for a third time. Furthermore, there seemed to be very rigid timings. The savouries were brought straight away when we arrived but then all the sweet courses for each table arrived at once and we had to wait over half an hour in between the savouries and sweets. You just can't operate like that, not every table will want the second course at the same time. That said, the savouries were excellent and the sweets and scones perfect for anyone with a serious sweet tooth.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Nicola R. 10 December 2014

We booked this for our pre-theatre lunch and were very impressed with the food. We were well looked after by the stafff.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Kathy M. 17 June 2014

We have now eaten here twice in the last month, both times as a pre-theatre venue. On both occasions we have had an very good meal choosing from both the set price menu and the a la carte. Fish has been particularly good. Service is efficient but unobtrusive tho' sometimes a little slow to ‘get going’. However my requests at booking to be finished by a certain time have obviously been noted and are acted on without further reminders on arrival. We have also sampled the cocktail bar which is certainly not cheap but fun and again staffed by friendly and efficient people. For a central London venue with (presumably) a lot of passing trade this could be an off hand and overpriced joint. The former is certainly not true and the apart from the wine nor is the latter. I paid more last week for a meal in Norwich!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Sally B. 24 November 2013

Very good meet and greet, made us feel welcome. Good quality food, lovely setting and excellent service. Very happy!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

John S. 11 May 2013

Ideal location for west end theatres. Loved the food, service top quality. This is not a cheap restaurant but definitely good value for money. If I had one comment to make, it would be about the wine list. It needs a wider selection in both variety and price. Not much available sub £40 and expensive by the glass. Great coffee!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 2.0

Jan d. bronze reviewer 25 September 2009

The restaurant gets a great vibe from the lively bar (which it overlooks) and gives relaxed comfortable surroundings in which to enjoy the food. The menu is interesting, without being particularly exciting but did have a few nice little touches, and the wine list was good if rather unadventurous. That said the food was very well prepared and presented – absolutely delicious – and the £38.00 Chianti was eminently drinkable but, oh boy, does the service let it down, in both the bar and even worse in the restaurant. A great shame because the staff were super friendly and the food would have me running back there tomorrow, but they had to be chased ion absolutely everything. Even the bill!! Value for money? Not really; it's pretty expensive, especially given the poor levels of service.

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The Dome Suite
Located on the top floor of the One Aldwych Hotel, the Dome Suite boasts rooftop views of London, a unique circular dining room for up to 12 guests, a guest cloakroom, and a large bedroom. Originally the boardroom of The Morning Post newspaper, which previously occupied the building, it’s ideal for private meetings, lunches or dinner parties.

The Adelphi and Novello Rooms
Located on the mezzanine level, these two rooms can be booked separately or as a combined space for lunches, dinners and afternoon teas. Featuring large windows, which provide natural daylight and a backdrop of busy London beyond, these versatile rooms work well for both private celebrations, such as baby showers and hen parties, and business events.

The Lyceum Room
Located next to the Screening Room, The Lyceum Room is suited to private afternoon teas, business meetings or decadent dinners before or after a screening. Featuring wooden flooring and subtle artworks, it’s a venue for any time of day.

Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar
The stylish surroundings coupled with the restaurant’s wine bar make the exclusive hire of Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar a convenient option for large parties of up to 110.
The Dome Suite
Capacity: 12
Adelphi Room
Capacity: 20
Novello Room
Capacity: 20
Lyceum Room
Capacity: 30
Adelphi & Novello Rooms
Capacity: 50
Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar
Capacity: 110
Special offers

Lunch 3 Courses & cocktail (Indigo Blue Spritz) £28p

From: 07 March 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Dinner 3 Courses & cocktail (Indigo Blue Spritz) £28

From: 07 March 2018

To: 30 September 2018

Max: 8

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

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