St Luke’s Kitchen at Library

112 St Martin's Lane , London, WC2N 4BD

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SquareMeal Review of St Luke’s Kitchen at Library

Housed beneath private members’ club Library, this intimate dining room is open to all and named after the patron saint of artists and butchers (who features in a stained glass window on the stairwell). The dimly lit room has the feel of a private home, decorated with well-stocked bookcases and dark wooden chairs. Current chef Daniel Petitta’s CV includes working as pastry chef de partie for the Galvin brothers, while his seasonal menu looks to Italy and France. Starters include brandade given a twist with soy caramel, which might be followed by leek soufflé with onion and Stilton. Top billing goes to fish soup with a spicy XO sauce however, revealing a chef comfortable to look beyond Europe for ideas. Each menu item comes with a wine-pairing suggestion, while the tasting menu (five or seven courses) makes room for a vegetarian counterpart. If you’re looking for an under-the-radar, intimate option in the middle of Covent Garden, this is it.

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10.0

Food & Drink: 10.0

Service: 9.9

Atmosphere: 9.4

Value: 9.1

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

Chad . 18 April 2017

Amazing new menu from the head Chef at St Luke's. The service is warm and professional; alongside this follows a very intimate and cosy atmosphere (perfect environment for a first date!). I must say as a food enthusiast I was pleasantly blown away by the dishes that were served; versatile and well balanced meals. The head chef and his team have done a great job of catering to every taste bud imaginable and you won't have to worry about emptying your bank account either as the pricing of the meals are very reasonable. I will definitely be coming back to eat here in the near future.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Toya B. 18 April 2017

As an avid reader an all round book lover, I was intrigued by The library and keen to dine there. The decor was warm and homely and immediately sets you at ease. Books are placed on your table which is a nice nod to the theme of the restaurant. I had a wonderful 5 course meal at St Luke's kitchen and was lucky enough to have the chef personally come out and explain my menu choices - even recommend wine to best pair each course with. Food was delicious and overall a great experience. Can't wait to go back.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

ike o. 15 April 2017

Its a perfect little hide away in the bustling covent garden, and you have a very great head chef that has invested in a creative menu. I enjoyed meeting him and pairing wines he suggested. great spot.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Ngozi U. 14 April 2017

The food here is delicious! I love that the food is made from scratch, and because of this, you can taste the freshness of the food and how well the flavours compliment one another and come together on one plate. If your looking for excellent service, with great food I would certainly recommend this place. There is something for everyone. I was very surprised by their plant-based raspberry and chocolate dessert, it had and interesting twist that I'd never tried before. I'm happy I took a chance on it as with every bite it only got better.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Hope M. 14 April 2017

The menu at this restaurant is worth numerous visits, especially as the menu changes every few months! I wish the beef starter came as a main course, it was so good I didn't want it to finish. The leek soufflé was light and full of flavour. Everything looked and tasted delicious, the whole experience was an absolute delight and great value for money.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

elsie c. 13 April 2017

Had a lovely time at St Luke's Kitchen, was lucky enough to enjoy a taster of the 7 course menu which was awesomeee! Especially enjoyed the whole atmosphere and the chef was super humble. Succulent medium rare starter paired well with celeriac and great wine

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Morsal S. 07 December 2016

With the first step into the LIBRARY, a warm, musky, pine but surprisingly nice scent overwhelms you. Its traditional looking with finely detailed bookcases brings by a unique homely look. As you walk through the hallways your overlooked by art and stained glass windows, as if you're walking the streets of Italy. Through the bright halls and pass the hardwood doors, you finally enter the kitchen, a place where the real art is cooked and formed in the most delicious ways, with exquisite flavours served. A must try experience!

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