Isabel 333

26 Albemarle Street , London, W1S 4HY

Isabel London restaurant bar Mayfair

SquareMeal Review of Isabel

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Despite the lack of signage, there’s no mistaking this offshoot of Notting Hill’s Casa Cruz with its burnished copper door, bowler-hatted doorman and fabulously beautiful dining room – more gleaming copper, glossy monochrome tables and a ceiling studded with shiny brass discs, plus a multi-coloured geometric carpet like a giant op-art installation. The food follows the same low-carb, high-protein template as its forebear, a hotchpotch of Mediterranean-style dishes topped by uniformly excellent small plates designed for sharing – think delicate spears of green and white asparagus, vitello tonnato with a punchy and chunky tuna mayo or ruby-red raw tuna folded atop a hump of avocado arrestingly dressed with grassy olive oil. Isabel’s bigger plates don’t always cut it: the signature beef short-rib ravioli with black truffle was overwhelmed by its rich sauce, while our grilled dish of luxe pluma ibérico pork arrived uniform brown rather than medium-rare as requested. Some say Isabel is “vastly overpriced”, and we can’t ignore the misfires or the wobbly service – although nothing can dim the sheer thrilling beauty of the room itself. 

Isabel is recommended for

Big And Bold | Buzzy | Cool | Glamorous | Celebrities | Special Occasions Under 40S

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Green Park Tube Station 423m

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 604m


Address: 26 Albemarle Street , London W1S 4HY

Area: Mayfair Oxford Street

Opening times

Mon-Sat 7am-12M (Sat 10am- ) Sun 10am-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Faraday Museum 31m

Medici Gallery 72m


Telephone: 020 3096 9292


Cuisine: International


Food & Drink: 7.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 10.0

Value: 3.0

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 1.0

Alex S. bronze reviewer 12 October 2017

No denying the beauty of this place which has been done up to a very high standard. That is the best part. The food, while very good in part is vastly over priced as is the wine list.This is a place to be seen and while the concept of sharing plates may be all the rage, it offers no value for money. Hard to recommend.