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Widely accepted as the modern master of British seafood, Nathan Outlaw stepped away from his Cornish home turf to launch in London in 2012. Five years on, and with a Michelin star under its belt, this venue still feels like a well-kept secret. Perhaps the menu lends itself more to the coast than a conservatively attired hotel dining room, or perhaps Londoners want more culinary fireworks, but one thing’s for sure: you won’t find better or fresher seafood in the capital. Our octopus starter paired magnificently with almonds and a sharp sherry vinegar bread sauce, while a glorious thick slab of sea bass came with breadcrumbed oysters, sweet baby leeks and a generous dollop of lime hollandaise. No fireworks, no fripperies: just clean flavours and exemplary technique. After that, elderflower cream with strawberries and verjus maintains the seasonal theme. Service is five-star slick and, to drink, we’d recommend something from founder David Levin’s biodynamic vineyard – perhaps Mr L, a barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc.

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Outlaw's at The Capital

The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street ,London SW3 1AT

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by   platinum reviewer (125)

Jan 2017

Outlaw's is a safe bet for business lunch in Knightsbridge. It is quiet a rare commodity around these areas nowadays. It strikes a balance between formality and accessibility. The dining room is small and thus has a certain intimate appeal. The food is technically hard to fault. The lobby could do with a touch up but the whole setup is nice enough to feel high-end and sober enough to have a slight corporate air to it. Service stood out good house wines are available and the overall experience...

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

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The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street ,London SW3 1AT

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Worth the trip....

by   platinum reviewer (78)

Jul 2015

Editor's pick OK, the City to Knightsbridge is not a huge trek as the crow flies, but on a warm summer Friday night, anything involving a trip on the tube, seems like an epic expedition. Fortunately, the cool, calm interior of the Capital Hotel came as a very welcome relief. Initially we were offered pre-prandials in the bar, but when it quickly became apparent that there was no room to be had in the bar, we were shown into a room slightly away from the bar/restaurant. Whilst the room itself was pleasant enough,...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 6

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The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street ,London SW3 1AT

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by   bronze reviewer (14)

Jul 2014

The invention of each dish was perfectly complimented by the exquisite quality of the ingredients and the skill of letting each element of the dish have its own moment of glory. The menu catered for both the adventurous and the more conservative palate, something that can sometimes be lacking in some restaurants who seem to want to shine through their creativity alone

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

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The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street ,London SW3 1AT

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by   gold reviewer (47)

Jul 2014

I feel very disdained to write this but Outlaw's at the Capital was really a waste of money and an evening to be quite frank. Whilst the service and surroundings lacked, it was the food that really stood out as disappointing. It was just so unimaginative. There were a couple of reasonable dishes (we had the tasting menu), such as a good lobster risotto but one of the mains, a cod based dish, came soaked in what tasted like a tomato sauce from a jar. It really was quite shocking. The dessert, which...

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

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The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street ,London SW3 1AT

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by   platinum reviewer (97)

Apr 2013

Over maybe thirty years, we've been to the Capital Hotel quite a few times- never regularly or frequently, but maybe once every couple of years, enough to keep tabs on the place. In the 1980's The Capital was one of the pioneer restaurants serving interesting, innovative food and was one of the very best places to dine in London. For years it didn't seem to move on, but could always be relied upon for tasty, good quality food in the one/two star range. And then something seemed to happen which resulted...

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David H.'s rating

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil Street ,London SW3 1AT

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by   platinum reviewer (55)

Nov 2012

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The only surprise during a lunch service was how empty the restaurant was. I had expected Mr Outlaws reputation would ensure a ‘Full House’, hopefully word of mouth will ensure that happens quickly. The food was excellent as you'd expect from someone of his reputation. The room is small by modern standards but is nicely decorated and there is a less formal atmosphere than during the more recent chefs at The Capital Hotel. Not to be missed, so visit soon to ensure it survives!

Neil M.'s rating

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

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    Quiet eating :: Outlaw's at the Capital Hotel | Quiet eating

    So to purge my memories of my last restaurant mistake, we decided to attend somewhere a bit less ambiguous in its reviews. Outlaw’s.

    A restaurant that was known for its sea food, the lunch started promisingly with breaded deep fried fish balls. I love almost anything deep fried...
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    inher30s :: Outlaw's at the Capital | inher30s

    A restaurant dedicated to seafood is reason itself to gain my undivided attention but with seafood man Nathan Outlaw, this was the place to experience fresh Cornish seafood, despite not actually travelling down south. The restaurant interior is a little soulless, perhaps to be expected in a hotel situated within a mere spitting distance to Knightsbridge and the shiny stores in the area.

    Whilst perusing the menu, munching along to a choice of Scottish white bread with cheddar and rosemary (Scrumptious!) or Cornish Doom bar brown bread, a little trio of Cod fishcakes with lime mayo come along to whet the appetite....
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Nathan Outlaw & Tom Brown

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Chef’s son Nathan Outlaw may hail from Kent, but he has a Cornish empire to rival Rick Stein’s. Having worked for Stein in Padstow and later with John Campbell, the seafood specialist settled at the St Enodoc Hotel – although he has since moved his flagship Restaurant Nathan Outlaw to Port Isaac. Other projects include Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen (also in Port Isaac) and The Mariner’s pub in Rock.

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  • Cuisine: Fish
  • Area: Chelsea
  • Price: £65.00
  • Wine: £27.00
  • Champagne: £55.00
  • Private Dining: 14,22

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