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The sum of 26 years working in big-name kitchens, this is the ninth restaurant that chef/owner Jun Tunaka has worked in – with a shiny new Michelin star to boot. Despite a sharing concept that screams ‘on-trend’, tables are regularly full to overflowing and there’s a lot to like in dishes that are “inspired, simple and of the highest quality”. A square of punchy rabbit lasagne is the ultimate in refined comfort eating, dinky spherical oxtail croquettes are impossibly moreish, and roast quail is balanced by sharp pickled cherries, with bursts of foie gras, bacon and pistachio. Check out the ‘raw and cured’ or ‘vegetable’ sections for lighter picks, and don’t pass up the caramelised lemon tart (gleaned from Jun’s time under Marco Pierre White). The two bare-brick rooms, all gleaming tables and shiny floors, are chic and contemporary. Service is “skilled and friendly”, the wine list covers all bases, and at lunchtime you’ll bag three plates for £23.
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The Ninth

22 Charlotte Street ,London W1T 2NB

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Nine times a week?

by   platinum reviewer (125)

Oct 2016

A very nice eatery and a skilled and friendly team that gives good service even when it gets busy. The food is inspired, simple and of the highest quality. Lovely fish dishes, great meats and inspired vegetable dishes make for strong showing. The wine list is modern and thoughtful with lots of very reasonable, nice and interesting options. The attention to detail is what wins. The ambiance is contemporary and bit on the cold side, but the lovely staff make up for that. Upstairs and downstairs differ...

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

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The Ninth

22 Charlotte Street ,London W1T 2NB

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Intimate restaurant on Charlotte Street

by   platinum reviewer (85)

May 2016

Editor's pick Charlotte Street on a Friday night - very busy with lots of people starting their weekend. Once inside, we were seated in the ground floor restaurant which feels relaxed and intimate. It's got a nice looking bar I'd like to try out another time. We started with the pitta (you get one piece) freshly baked with oil and herbs, two crispy oxtail croquettes, and creamy stracciatella di buffala with beetroot and walnuts. We shared these and they all went together well. Main courses of whole...

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

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    Food Expectations :: Food Expectations The Ninth Restaurant London Review

    I used to watch Chef Jun Tanaka consistently beating other chefs on a TV show called Chopped I used to watch when we lived in the US. What is better than brainless but entertaining television with chefs cooking dishes based on the oddest ingredients and combinations? Plus, my friend Chef Jet Tila made several appearances as a judge which made it even more interesting.
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    YUMMEI :: Yummei The Ninth Charlotte Street London

    The exposed brick walls, it’s warm and inviting lighting make this place perfect for dates.

    It so happened that I would be meeting the beautiful Erin & Felicia for lunch date on a seriously cold wintery day. Two gorgeous girls to cosy up against the luxurious sofa seats? Yes please!
    We had the whole restaurant to ourselves, how very romantic The Ninth, is the 9th venue from Jun Tanaka (formerly of the Pearl in Holborn) and is his first solo venture, delivering simple yet refined French/Mediterranean food ideal for sharing.
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