Indigo at One Aldwych

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Indigo at One Aldwych
Indigo at One Aldwych
Indigo at One Aldwych
Indigo at One Aldwych
Indigo at One Aldwych
Indigo at One Aldwych
Indigo at One Aldwych
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Bronze Award

Chef Dominic Teague has masterminded a quiet revolution at One Aldwych’s smart mezzanine restaurant, which now offers a gluten- and dairy-free menu (though dishes aren’t prepared in a gluten-free kitchen). Ingredients such as almond milk feature alongside native meats and fish on a British menu with international flourishes. Warm buckwheat and samphire bread showcased the kitchen’s credentials, followed by a well-executed starter of partridge breast, prettily presented in a swirl of cauliflower purée with a savoury jus and fruity blackberries. Next, Brixham monkfish shone brightly in a fragrant Thai-style broth of lemongrass, coriander and coconut milk, though gluten-free gnocchi were rather dry in their autumnal melee of roast butternut squash and pumpkin oil. Nevertheless, accomplished desserts (a forte) finished the meal on a high. Friendly staff offer prompt service in the comfortable space overlooking the buzzy Lobby Bar below. A good-value set menu (£22/£27 for two/three courses) is another plus.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Cosy
People
Group dining [8+]

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Location for Indigo at One Aldwych

1 Aldwych, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

020 7300 0400

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Opening Times

Breakfast
Mon 06:30-10:30
Tue 06:30-10:30
Wed 06:30-10:30
Thu 06:30-10:30
Fri 06:30-10:30
Sat 07:00-11:00
Sun 07:00-11:00
Lunch
Mon 12:00-14:30
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon 17:30-22:00
Tue 17:30-22:00
Wed 17:30-22:00
Thu 17:30-22:00
Fri 17:30-22:00
Sat 17:30-22:00
Sun 17:30-22:00

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8 Reviews 
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Timothy P

Very suitable for pre-theatre meal
20 May 2016  
We had dinner for 2 at 6pm on a Friday evening. On the balcony area it was modestly noisy, arising from the bar below, but never enough to preclude conversation. 2 2-course meals from a fair selection, plus 2 carafes of Merlot and then a Chenin Blanc came to £89 before service charge. Service was attentive and efficient, and we weren't rushed off our feet to make the theatre. All in all, beautiful ( a bit like the musical!).
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Piglet

Excellent breakfast
06 May 2016  
I was fortunate to be treated to breakfast here this morning. The restaurant overlooks the lobby/bar area and is very light and airy, with comfy armchairs to relax in. The service was impeccable, with emphasis on explaining their gluten and dairy free options (which I didn't have, but was told by my companion that they are amazing, particularly the muffins and chocolate mousse). I had a perfectly cooked cheese omelette with a side of excellent streaky bacon and a cappuccino, which has certainly set me up for the day. A very nice calm oasis in the middle of bustling Covent Garden/Aldwych.
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Ms/Mrs. Rebecca L

Lovely afternoon tea let down by poor service
06 January 2016  
We visited Indigo to sample the much hyped Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea. Things started well. We were greeted and shown to our table by a friendly waiter and offered drinks. All the places are set out beautifully, each with it's own sort of cartoon place mat of different Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters. The food itself was very nice but the experience was let down by the service. There seemed to be plenty of staff but never anyone free or visible when you needed anything. Drinks were slow in arriving and we waited a long time for our bill, in the end having to go up to the greeter and request it for a third time. Furthermore, there seemed to be very rigid timings. The savouries were brought straight away when we arrived but then all the sweet courses for each table arrived at once and we had to wait over half an hour in between the savouries and sweets. You just can't operate like that, not every table will want the second course at the same time. That said, the savouries were excellent and the sweets and scones perfect for anyone with a serious sweet tooth.
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Nicola R

Scrummy food
10 December 2014  
We booked this for our pre-theatre lunch and were very impressed with the food. We were well looked after by the stafff.
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Ms/Mrs. Kathy M

17 June 2014  
We have now eaten here twice in the last month, both times as a pre-theatre venue. On both occasions we have had an very good meal choosing from both the set price menu and the a la carte. Fish has been particularly good. Service is efficient but unobtrusive tho' sometimes a little slow to ‘get going’. However my requests at booking to be finished by a certain time have obviously been noted and are acted on without further reminders on arrival. We have also sampled the cocktail bar which is certainly not cheap but fun and again staffed by friendly and efficient people. For a central London venue with (presumably) a lot of passing trade this could be an off hand and overpriced joint. The former is certainly not true and the apart from the wine nor is the latter. I paid more last week for a meal in Norwich!
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Ms/Mrs. Sally B

Saturday post theatre treat
24 November 2013  
Very good meet and greet, made us feel welcome. Good quality food, lovely setting and excellent service. Very happy!
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Mr. John S

Great pre-theatre venue!
11 May 2013  
Ideal location for west end theatres. Loved the food, service top quality. This is not a cheap restaurant but definitely good value for money. If I had one comment to make, it would be about the wine list. It needs a wider selection in both variety and price. Not much available sub £40 and expensive by the glass. Great coffee!
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Mr. Jan D

25 September 2009  
The restaurant gets a great vibe from the lively bar (which it overlooks) and gives relaxed comfortable surroundings in which to enjoy the food. The menu is interesting, without being particularly exciting but did have a few nice little touches, and the wine list was good if rather unadventurous. That said the food was very well prepared and presented – absolutely delicious – and the £38.00 Chianti was eminently drinkable but, oh boy, does the service let it down, in both the bar and even worse in the restaurant. A great shame because the staff were super friendly and the food would have me running back there tomorrow, but they had to be chased ion absolutely everything. Even the bill!! Value for money? Not really; it's pretty expensive, especially given the poor levels of service.
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