Noble Rot 1

51 Lamb's Conduit Street , London, WC1N 3NB

Nobel Rot wine bar London restaurant Stephen Harris Lamb's Conduit Street Fitzrovia Russell Square

SquareMeal Review of Noble Rot

SquareMeal London Hot 100 2018Keenly priced but dripping with top-drawer sourcing, Noble Rot’s one-of-a-kind wine list stems from owners who are also responsible for the titular cult wine magazine of the same name. Its culinary credentials aren’t bad either, with Stephen Harris (of Whitstable’s Michelin-starred Sportsman) consulting on the ingredient-driven menu. Brilliant breads provided by The Sportsman and Mikael Jonsson’s Hedone are perfect as a pre-meal bite with Maldon rock oysters or pristine jamón Ibérico Bellota; then try smoked eel in a light gazpacho or grilled slip sole dressed with smoked butter (more memories of Whitstable). Elsewhere, guinea fowl breast in truffle cream with lettuce and broad beans or Swaledale lamb with spinach and fresh peas showcase serious ingredients for under £20 – pricing that’s in tune with the room’s black ceilings, papered walls and other shoestring trappings. The wine list is stuffed full of rarities and bargains, but staff seem reticent to make strong recommendations.

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Noble Rot is recommended for

Buzzy | Cool | Dark And Moody | Fun | Dates | Special Occasions Under 40S | Outside Seating

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Russell Square Tube Station 409m

Holborn Tube Station 537m


Address: 51 Lamb's Conduit Street , London WC1N 3NB

Area: Bloomsbury & Fitzrovia

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 6-10pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Cochrane Theatre 335m

Renoir Cinema 374m


Telephone: 020 7242 8963


Cuisine: British French


Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 10.0

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Lynn W. platinum reviewer 24 January 2017

I'm still a fan of wine bars even though I can remember when they were fashionable last time. This one does not disappoint, with an excellent choice of wines and great food. We chose the wine first, a delicious Chablis 1er Cru, then decided what to eat. Bread and butter is terrific, rich spongy focaccia, crusty sourdough and dense grainy soda bread all so good we wanted to eat them all. Starters of creamy burrata with tangy nutty romesco sauce, and duck liver parfait with crunchy toasted sourdough were very good. The Cornish turbot braised in oxidised Chassagne-Montrachet sounded odd, we're not normally fans of oxidised wine but we took the risk and this was terrific, delicate fish with potatoes and leeks, with the creamy white wine sauce. This was all so good we had to try the desserts, the sticky toffee pudding & cream cheese ice cream was suitably sticky but not too heavy, and Noble Rot bakewell-type tart & roast pear was also very good. Sigh. Lots of people around were having a good time, and we're already thinking about when we can go back.

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