SquareMeal Review of Number Twelve
Like a well-regarded family accountant, Number Twelve is eminently trustworthy but not desperately exciting – in other words, a typically corporate hotel dining room. That said, the smart space ticks plenty of business-friendly boxes, with a cocktail lounge out front and a handy location close to Euston station. The kitchen works to an appealing, Italian-inspired menu that makes the most of our native produce – think spaghetti with Devon crab, chilli and vine tomatoes, wild sea bass with salsa verde or Parmesan-crusted rack of lamb with minted cannellini beans and thyme jus. Steaks cooked on hot lava stones are a new thrill, while desserts might bring tiramisu or almond and peach tart with clotted-cream ice cream. “Ridiculous” prices seem to be the only bugbear: “I’m glad I didn’t order wine, as I would have had to sell my first-born”, confessed one reader.