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One of the nicest chefs in London, Theo Randall celebrated a decade at the InterContinental in 2016 with a refurb intended to channel the more relaxed mood of the 2010s, rather than noughties fine dining. Gone are the tablecloths and moody lighting, replaced by an expanded bar area and a lighter colour scheme: it still feels very corporate, although no one is here for the surroundings. Instead, the unaffected charm of Randall’s “superb” cooking is the main attraction: pasta has always been the star, eschewing clichés in favour of fresh ideas such as plump ravioli stuffed with ricotta and cime di rapa, but there’s much more besides. Pan-fried calf’s liver is embellished with cavolo nero and earthy Castelluccio lentils, beef tagliata features a really excellent piece of Longhorn sirloin, while juicy scallops are spiked with chilli, vinegar and anchovies. The Italian wine list is oddly divided by season, although helpful staff are on hand to advise. “Fantastic cocktails” and notable private rooms, too.
 

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Lunch: 2 courses at £25 and 3 courses at £29 per person

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Available: 02 May 2017

Max: 6 people

Expires: 05 January 2018

Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Dinner: 2 courses at £29 and 3 courses at £35 with a glass of prosecco

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Available: 11 May 2017

Max: 6 people

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Theo Randall at the InterContinental Park Lane

InterContinental Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place ,London W1J 7QY

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by   platinum reviewer (93)

Sep 2016

Theo Randall has the happy knack of taking the best ingredients and turning them into relatively simple but very pleasing dishes in the best of the Italian tradition. Add to that a comfortable dining room with decent space between the tables and efficiently friendly staff, an example of their quality being the way they held our starters while we finished our pre-dinner fizz (something that would not have been the case in Greenhouse two evenings later) and you are well on the way to satisfying the...

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

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InterContinental Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place ,London W1J 7QY

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by   bronze reviewer (5)

Aug 2014

I had had Theo Randall on my places to dine at for some time. I finally went on Saturday and had an amazing experience. Firstly Theo was there greeting guests and later on was chatting to guests at their tables. Secondly the food was fantastic, the flavours and textures of the dishes were excellent, the portion sizes were huge! The service was impeccable, not too much attention nor too little. I was so impressed I shall definitely be considering the private dining room for future events!

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

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InterContinental Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place ,London W1J 7QY

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by   platinum reviewer (108)

Jan 2013

Food that never disappoints. In fact one of the best Italian food in town. Think about it as River Cafe (where he was head chef for many years) just without the buzz (and without the wait for getting a reservation …). Only drawback is the location inside the IC hotel which leads to a lack of atmosphere also given the oversized dimension of the restaurant. Try the fabulous lobster spagheti and limousin veal, amongst many other great dishes

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 7

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InterContinental Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place ,London W1J 7QY

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by   silver reviewer (17)

Mar 2011

I came here recently for the first time with a friend of mine on a quiet Monday evening. We were greeted by very friendly staff and immediately ushered through to our table. The restaurant has a very nice, modern decor in keeping with the Intercontinental. The food here we later discovered, is delicious and the portions are very generous! Our meal began with some lovely bruschetta and warm foccacia rosemary bread which left me wondering whether I would need a starter at all! However, I erred on...

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  • Food & Drink: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 8

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InterContinental Park Lane, 1 Hamilton Place ,London W1J 7QY

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by   bronze reviewer (13)

Nov 2010

I've read a few hit and miss reviews,,, I have to say I have been here a few times… and the one MISS we did experience was very swiftly resolved. … As with all restaurants that have won awards and have a well known chef, one does have high expectations and in turn it can get very mixed reviews. I have always found the staff courteous… We love the bar area…the atmosphere …the food .and we have always had a good evening there ( even though it is healthily priced ) . As i say…we had one occasion whereby...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 9
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 8

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by   platinum reviewer (90)

Oct 2010

I visited Theo Randall a while ago… We arrived in a group of 8 for a late lunch after a meeting, starving and looking forward to dinner we first had to sit by the bar waiting for our table, despite arriving 15 minutes after the booking time. It took another 20 minutes to be seated and once at the table, getting menus took another 15 minutes. Being that my group were largely clients, I discreetly called the waitress over and explained that service has been a tad lacking and that I would appreciate...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 5

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by   bronze reviewer (11)

Oct 2010

Last minute booking on a saturday night Warm welcome at reception then led to a horrible part of the restaurant but to be fair at least we got in. Food was simple honest and well executed Wine list as you would expect mainly Italian but lacked flair or imagination. Wine service excellant food service not so good I was given wrong starters and mains.Overall a good night and I would recommend

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 6
  • Value: 8

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Apr 2010

We decided to book our meal for the early lunch sitting and go for the set menu, as knowing would be in london , and walking all day, the earlier the better! other reviews saying that the restaurant was busy and understaffed could not apply, for as soon as we entered the two other tables that were finishing eating had soon settled their bills and drifted out, looking very content. The service was impeccable. the main waitress for our table was attentive, friendly and, despite describing fried courgette...

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  • Food & Drink: 7
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 9
  • Value: 9

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by   platinum reviewer (84)

Nov 2009

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Having read previous reviews of this establishment, I booked with high hopes of finally finding a worthy hotel restaurant and chose it for a special annual pre Christmas meal. Upon arrival, service was courteous and friendly but within minutes it was clear that this night was not going to be an easy dining experience. The first irritation came as we sat down and I noticed that the bags and coats we'd left to be put on the cloakroom were sitting unattended on a chair in the bar area. Given I'd done...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 2
  • Atmosphere: 4
  • Value: 5

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Nov 2009

This must be the best value meal in London. The set menu is varied and interesting with a wide range of options including a vegetarian one in each category. We had delicious first courses and thoroughly enjoyed very generous portions of wood pigeon as a main course. The portions were so generous we were unable to cope with a dessert even though they sounded very tempting. The service was informal but very polite and attentive. The only criticism, which is more of a minor detraction than a hindrance...

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

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    SilverSpoon London :: Tasty Italian at Theo Randall at The Intercontinental Park Lane

    With the the growing trend for dispensing with formality and throwing out the white table clothes, restaurants in London are reinventing themselves and becoming more modern and fresh. Theo Randall at The Intercontinental Park Lane is one such place. I first ate there about seven years (pre-Mr S) and I really loved the food so I was excited to revisit and check out the recent changes at the Italian restaurant.
    Though it was a while ago that I last visited, I’ll always remember good bread and it lived up to my memories. A delicious crisp toasted sourdough was topped with beautiful fresh tomatoes and the focaccia...
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    There&s something so exciting about a restaurant re-launch; a London institution that&s had a total redecoration and a brand new menu. There&s something amazing about the shiny, new venue in an iconic hotel and famous restaurant that&s too much to resist for me, so when Angie asked if I&d like to try the newly re-opened Theo Randall at The Intercontinental Hotel there was only really one answer!
    As I was a little early (I mean some things really are never going to change) I had a chance to appreciate the bright and airy decor before Angie arrived. I loved the clean look and the bright, friendly atmosphere. It...
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    The Real Critics Guide :: The Real Critics Guide Theo Randall

    Theo Randall can be found inside the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane. Specialising in Italian cuisine, it’s a good shout if you’re looking for something a little more authentic in the heart of London.
    When we arrived, we decided to sample a couple of pre-dinner cocktails in the bar area. We opted for a ‘Martini di Amalfi’ - a lemon infused vodka cocktail with an interesting rosemary twist - and a ‘Bianco Americano’ - Cocchi Americano with pear vodka and pear puree.
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    The Critics Guide :: The Critics Guide Theo Randall at the InterContinental Park Lane

    Theo Randall can be found inside the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane. Specialising in Italian cuisine, it’s a good shout if you’re looking for something a little more authentic in the heart of London.

    When we arrived, we decided to sample a couple of pre-dinner cocktails in the bar area. We opted for a ‘Martini di Amalfi’ - a lemon infused vodka cocktail with an interesting rosemary twist - and a ‘Bianco Americano’ - Cocchi Americano with pear vodka and pear puree. The cocktails were both visually impressive and well made.

    After the cocktails, we were shown to our table where we decided to order...
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Theo Randall

Theo Randall Feb 2016 2 Acknowledged as one of the most seasonally attuned chefs in London, Theo Randall started his career at Chez Max in Surbiton in 1986, & moved to Hammersmith's River Café in 1990 for an initail three-year stint, before taking year out to work at Alice Water's legendary Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. Following his return, The River Café gained a Michelin star in 1997. Randall left The River Café in 2006 after many years as head chef & partner. He spent the summer of that year travelling through Italy & France, sourcing ingredients for his new restaurant at The InterContinental on Park Lane, which opened in late 2006, winning Best Italian Restaurant at the 2008 London Restaurant Awards.

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The private dining room at Theo Randall can seat 26 people (50 standing), while larger parties of up to 55 can be accommodated in a semi-private room; the two rooms can be combined to host parties for up to 80 (130 standing). It is also possible to hire the whole restaurant (200 seated; 250 standing).

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