The Thomas Cubitt 22

44 Elizabeth Street , London, SW1W 9PA

020 7730 6060

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16 reviews

47 Gastropub Belgravia

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SquareMeal Review of The Thomas Cubitt

The smartest of a trio of Belgravia gastropubs that also includes The Orange and The Alfred Tennyson, this perfectly proportioned Regency townhouse is appropriately named after one of London’s most renowned master builders. The ground-floor boozer (and a fair amount of the pavement outside) play host to drinkers and socialisers who can pick from an easy-going menu of pub staples ranging from chilli/salt squid to lamb burgers and fish and chips. Those wanting a smarter, more intimate repast head upstairs to the pretty Regency dining room, where the wine list takes precedence over the beer taps, and the cooking cranks up a notch – think seared scallops on radish tagliatelle or Middle White pork chop with black pudding, caramelised onions and some sweetly acidic gooseberries. Helpings are generous, but it’s worth bracing yourself for puds such as lemon and raspberry baked Alaska. “A really good local restaurant – not the cheapest, but a great vibe”, concludes one fan.


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The Thomas Cubitt is recommended for

Buzzy | Cosy | Dark And Moody | Traditional | Dates | Special Occasions Over 40S | Special Occasions Under 40S | Brunch | Sunday Roast | Outside Seating | Dog Friendly

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Sloane Square Tube Station 434m

Victoria Tube Station 575m

Address

Address: 44 Elizabeth Street , London SW1W 9PA

Area: Belgravia

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Nearby Landmarks

Victoria Coach Station 133m

National Audit Office 289m

Details

Telephone: 020 7730 6060

Website:

Cuisine: Gastropub

Lunch: £17.50 (2 courses)

9.4

Food & Drink: 9.4

Service: 9.4

Atmosphere: 9.3

Value: 9.1

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Nikki C. 26 June 2014

I arranged a dinner for 13 people here in one of the private dining rooms (The Drawing Room). Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed it – said the food was excellent, the staff were great and the room itself was bright, light and airy. A great night had by all.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Bob B. bronze reviewer 02 April 2014

What can be said of the Thomas Cubitt that hasn’t already been said? Why should I add my voice to the cacophony of praise that results from just muttering the great builder’s name? In short, there is nothing that can be added, every inch of praise that one reads about the pub is deserved, it is a model of brilliance in all aspects. The Champagne is cold, the service is warm and the food delivers. Every time. The menu spoils the diner with a myriad of equally wonderful options. Each time I sit confused, bamboozled. The waiter arrives, I ask for another two minutes. I think I’m set on the corn fed chicken breast, grilled cauli, broc & romanesco salad, but then the beef and rosemary pie fills me with doubt. The waiter reappears. Confused I order the fillet of hake, it ends up being brilliant. There’s nothing on this menu that doesn’t please. It is impossible to be disappointed. The Cubitt’s piece de resistance is its Sunday Roast. Sit upstairs and avoid the bustle (the menu is the same in the dining room on Sundays), order the sharing platter and go home happy. Nothing more need be said. Once you’ve tried the Cubitt you’ll be just another of us boring others about how great it is. The Cubitt speaks for itself, it’s a shame none of us can leave it that way.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

James W. 21 October 2013

We had a table for 16, for dinner, in the Drawing Room, a private room at the top of the pub. It's an excellent space and comfortably took all 16 of us around one large table. There was room to circulate and space to stand-up and have a drink away from the table, which was most welcome and not something you often find, with a room of this size. We were using for a business dinner and from the off, the setting up of the event with, Marine Coltier (the events manager) was super-organised, professional and went without hitch. Additionally, the staff on hand at the venue were attentive, without being intrusive and ensured the food, which was excellent, was brought in a timely manner and the wine flowed throughout the evening. All round an excellent experience and we would have no hesitation in either using the rooms again, or recommending to others. Many Thanks.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Nicola B. 06 September 2013

We chose to host a small ( 26 people) wedding lunch in the first floor dining room. We had been impressed by the stylish room and good food on a previous visit. The lunch was organised with the minimum of fuss and the room looked beautiful. The service was excellent from the pre lunch drinks through to the coffee. The food was remarked on by all and we would consider our guests a demanding bunch. We couldn't have asked for better.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Sarah K. 12 August 2013

We had a dinner for 12 ladies from all over the world on saturday night, and booked the private dining room upstairs. the dining room is just glorious, classy and relaxed and away from the main area and so you feel you are in a different place. from the moment we made the booking with the events manager, to the moment we stepped inside, the team at the TC are simply amazing! nothing is too much trouble, they were so kind, professional, went out of their way, full of courtesy and manners and most of all the food is out of this world! although some would say it is pricey, I don't – for what you get for a set 3 course menu the portions are just right and the wine list is wonderful. All that is left for me to say is an enormous thank you to them all!

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 3.0

Gourmand Gunno platinum reviewer 06 August 2012

A friend booked for us to go here for a group (there were seven of us) dinner and it ticked pretty much every box. From the moment we stepped in, we were greeted by friendly and effusive staff. For them, nothing seemed too much trouble and they were highly attentive and prompt with both drink and food despite it being a busy Friday night. The menu was simple yet highly effective and Cubitt's executed efficiently on classic dishes. Steak tartare for my starter was just the right size, beautifully presented on a plate scattered with gherkins and fresh herbs, even if the accompanying toast was perhaps a little too dry and crumbly. The main of chicken wrapped in pancetta was perfectly juicy and tender and again scored well in terms of presentation. Our group all ate varied dishes and I believe there was no disappointment around the table. The wine list was traditional, but both the Loire Suavignon and Rhone red were textbook and showed good provenance. Only complaint would be arrangement of the table (even if we were a group of seven that needed accommodating); it felt a little cramped and getting out to use the toilet therefore somewhat troublesome. Would definitely return if in the area.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Christopher M. 18 March 2012

By far my favourite gastropub in London. Brilliant atmosphere on the ground floor, scintillating food (always) and polite, friendly, well informed staff. Upstairs fine dining. Very well priced. I love this place!

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Lesley G. 09 December 2011

We held our Christmas lunch here for 29 people. We were allowed to choose from a selection of starters, main meals and desserts so that everyone didn't have to eat the same – always a problem for some people! The ambience, food, service and organisation were excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and we have nothing but praise for this establishment. We look forward to celebrating with them again next year.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Diana T. 17 June 2011

This is a great restaurant for a private party. The organiser Marine is very helpful, efficient and adaptable – they managed when we arrived 40 minutes early and allowed us to hold a quiz after the meal. The staff were very warm, welcoming and attentive and the food was very classy in its presentation as well as exceptionally tasty. Personally I can't wait for my next visit.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Toby N. gold reviewer 14 March 2011

Early evening and The Thomas Cubitt was packed downstairs but upstairs in the dining room was far quieter – at least when we first arrived – more of which later. The dining room is very pleasant, rather like one of those grand dining rooms in posh houses you see in the property supplements of quality Sunday newspapers (which is really exactly what it is) and looking like someone has run through the Farrow and Ball colour card with some artful ‘distressing’ on woodwork and lots of wooden floors and furniture – its the sort of room that's very current just now but will look really dated in 18 months time. Dinner was good, but not excellent and rather lower standards than are set in its little sister Pantechnicon. I started with Seared scallops, heritage apple, gingerbread, chestnuts – 3 plump, meaty scallops, nice thick swirl of apple and gingerbread crumbs, all be it that it had a slightly bland texture but the chestnuts were just a mistake; hard and overly chewy. Followed by Lemon & thyme crusted chicken, Somerset Rambler dumplings, pumpkin, pine nuts – almost there but not quiet; lovely chicken but the crust felt a bit like something you'd get in a cheapish hotel restaurant. Followed by Apple & sultana crumble tart where I swapped the promised clotted cream for ginger icecream – a nice twist on a fairly standard dish as the crumble was a small indidivual tart and the ginger icecream was great avoiding that cloying texture that it can sometimes have. Value for money was fine, 3 people, 3 courses, water and a nice bottle of white burgundy for £155 so no complaints there. Service was a bit random, polite but confused is perhaps the best way to describe it – nothing you could quite put your finger on but it seemed to fall apart a bit the busier the restaurant got, and it did get very busy. Whilst we started in a largely empty room it was very packed and very loud by the time we got to dessert and unfortunately with exactly the sloaney types you'd fear it might be given the area. Online booking simple with a reminder e-mail, but followed on the day with a slightly odd call where I was asked “How long do you want the table for?” which got the reply “Till we've finished” – I don't have a problem with a 2 hour turn round, but why do it in such a haphazard fashion? Overall its good, but there is little to recommend it ahead of Pantechnicon other perhaps than the chips which are a lot better at The Thomas Cubitt for being properly hand cut fat chips rather than what look like machine cut fries; it make a difference, but not enough to persude me from choosing Pantecnicon next time.

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