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Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016Received with enthusiasm and garlanded with awards, Kitty Fisher’s is nothing if not popular – though limited table availability may have stemmed the flow of feedback from readers. If you can get in (keep an eye on social media for last-minute opportunities), you’ll find two intimate floors of close-packed tables, with mildly 18th-century stylings and a whisper of blush-pink velvet inspired by the eponymous courtesan. By contrast, the cooking is distinctly 21st century, ticking off whipped cod’s roe with bread and fennel butter, burrata with peas and mint, grilled langoustines draped in lardo or lamb rump with courgette, grelot onions, goats’ curd and smoked almonds. Quality is unfailingly high throughout, finishing on a top note with lemon tart or grilled strawberries, crumble and clotted-cream ice cream. The house cocktail is the gin-based Bad Kitty, while a short, fairly priced wine list runs alongside the artfully mixed drinks.

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Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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The best guest at a party...

by   (1)

Jun 2016

I've often (/sometimes......OK, purely for the purposes of this review!) considered restaurants as similar to guests at a party..... The shiny suited, square shoed braggard who spends his evening looking over your shoulder for a better option and making not infrequent trips to the loo? Brings to mind Sexy Fish. The sparsely dressed friend of a friend (head of PR at XYZ don't you know) who drops in at 10:30, drinks a glass of champagne with the DJ and leaves at 11:10 for cocktails elsewhere?...

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Samuel C.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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Awful !!!

by   (3)

Apr 2016

This restaurant is just too small to work ! As you enter, there are only 3 tiny tables for two, most of the space is taken up by the bar ! The wall at the side of us was dirty with food stains. Our lunch was average, the potatoes were hard and the fish full of bones. The bavette steak was tasteless, the ox cheek starter and the bread were the only good dishes ! The barman and waitress washed and dried cutltlery as we ate, eager to get cleared up and close ! The owner walked back and fourth...

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  • Food & Drink: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Atmosphere: 3
  • Value: 1

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Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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Overhyped and overpriced

by   bronze reviewer (9)

Apr 2016

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My friend and I have been trying to eat here for months and one Monday night got a last minute reservation. The restaurant was filled with tourists who were all dressed like they just got off the Big Bus. The waitress was dismissive and first tried to rush our order then ignored us for fifteen minutes. The crab was tasteless, the beef was chewy and the drinks weak. Honestly, what's the hype about? Massively underwhelming.

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 4

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Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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Perfect small restaurant

by   platinum reviewer (85)

Feb 2016

Editor's pick A tiny place, we were seated upstairs near the bar. Having heard about the bread and burnt onion butter we ordered it, and started with burrata with beetroot - said to be very good - and Cornish crab with barbecued cucumber and seaweed. The crab was lovely, but I don't think I'll go for cooked cucumber again - a strange watery and squashy but crunchy texture, but that's just me. Main courses were outstanding, the lamb was tender and delicious, and the Galician flank steak with pink...

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Lynn W.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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Something a little bit different

by   platinum reviewer (86)

Sep 2015

Editor's pick The restaurant upstairs is tiny, you will end up talking to the table next door even if only to apologise for bumping into them whilst getting in and out of your seat, but that's all part of the fun at Kitty Fishers I think. It is cosy, perfect for sharing and the staff are so welcoming and chatty that you feel like you are crammed into a friends kitchen. We had the bread and burnt onion butter and whipped cod's roe on toast which were divine (and I really didn't think I would like...

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Joanna G.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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Mayfair basement gem

by   platinum reviewer (51)

Aug 2015

I have to say the thrill of the chase to get a coveted booking at this attractive restaurant in Mayfair was the draw here. One always wants what one cannot easily have! Finally, after timing my phone call to perfection, I landed a booking, albeit in the height of summer in a deep, dark basement. The effort was worth it. This is a cosy 2 floor bijou dining room, apparently based on an infamous courtesan 'kitty fisher' from the 18th century. There is a feeling of a posh brothel/ gentlemans'...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 7

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10 Shepherd Market ,London W1J 7QF

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A very welcome and much-needed addition to Mayfair

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Mar 2015

Having booked (thankfully) a month or so in advance, I went for dinner here on a Friday night recently. Expectations were inevitably high given its current status as one of the hottest places in town; an impressive feat for what is essentially a very simple and unassuming offering, particularly on the Bentley-adorned streets of Mayfair. But that's exactly why it's such a success. Mayfair has been crying out for places like this. Quality ingredients, mostly cooked on the specially installed...

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Fat B.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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    The Food Judge :: Kitty Fisher's. A modern pro. | The Food Judge

    Kitty Fisher’s looks like it has been there for some considerable time, but has actually been open for approximately five minutes, tucked into a corner of the still somewhat louche Shepherd’s Market, in the heart of Mayfair. Named after the Kim Kardashian of her day (d.1767), Kitty was a famous courtesan, often painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds and famous for being, well, famous. Legend has it that she was buried in her favourite ballgown. Class.
    We are lucky to get a table; glowing reviews and only forty covers means that you have to be organised and book well in advance. Expecting to be seated in that cosy room...
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    Dips Dines :: Kitty Fisher's The *Hottest* Table in Town | Dips Dines

    I’ll say something now to start as i mean to finish this post: “Pick up the phone, & book yourself a table at the brilliant Mayfair haunt that is Kitty Fisher’s – you shall not be disappointed”.

    One of London’s most exciting new restaurants, this Mayfair newcomer is a snug little venue, tucked away in Shepherd Market.

    In the kitchen, is the iconic wood-fired grill tended to by chef Tomos Parry (voted Young British Foodie Chef of the Year 2014) whilst front of house is taken care of by the 3 friends who brought the restaurant to life: Tom, Oliver & Tim (the first two being there on the night i dined,...
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    Food Expectations :: Food Expectations Kitty Fishers Review

    Kitty Fisher’s has been on my never-ending and constantly growing list of restaurants to try, but for one reason or another, despite how close it is to my office, I had not managed to go (most often because it is a challenge getting a booking).
    We finally secured a reservation to go with my friend (and editor Miles) who also had Kitty Fisher’s high on his list.
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    Quiet eating :: Quiet Eating Kitty Fisher

    In genteel Mayfair reclines this laid back restaurant with little wooden tables, bar lounge seating and waiters with a dignified yet rakish sense of dress. It is no wonder that Mr Cameron comes here to dine sometimes. He must get a little tired of being surrounded by too many uptight people and needs to unwind. Plus, good food also helps to distract from the latest new story. Or maybe that’s just me.
    Bread and burnt onion butter. This was ok but I admit to being unable to really taste the burnt onion taste. It left me waiting for my cat sense to tingle.
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  • Address: 10 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QF
  • Telephone: 020 3302 1661
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12N-2.30pm Mon-Sat 6.30-9.30pm

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