Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

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Modern European

Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel
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Smart doormen and uniform awnings spell class at the Charlotte Street Hotel, and its buzzing bar is no different. Named after that famous literary booze-hound Oscar Wilde, Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel plays host to smart suits and well-heeled ladies sipping fizz, as well as tourists at the wealthier end of the spectrum. Afternoon tea accompanied by pink Champagne or a White Chocolate Martini is a popular pastime, but Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel gets really rammed after the offices close down. The bartenders clearly know their cocktails, but we'd single out the Charlotte Bramble – a signature concoction of fig-infused Bombay Sapphire gin, blackberries and crème de mûre, best enjoyed with nibbles such as crispy chilli squid or aloo tikki Scotch egg. If the thought of skiving bothers you, just remember Oscar Wilde's mantra – 'work is the curse of the drinking classes'.

About Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Based in the smart Charlotte Street Hotel, expect to be greeted by doorman as you arrive at the Oscar bar and restaurant. The restaurant is all about serving top quality, seasonal food in a fun and colourful setting.

The front of the hotel is impressive enough by itself, with the whole ground floor façade painted mint green from head to toe, contrasting with the pale brick wall of the rest of the building above; a huge union jack hangs from above the door signalling that this is an old-school British hotel.

However, once you head into the Oscar bar and restaurants, prepare to be greeted by waves of colour and huge pieces of modern art which will grab your attention as soon as you walk in. The restaurant maintains a wonderful balance of being not overly casual but also not taking itself too seriously, making it a great spot to enjoy a meal with friends and family alike.

The a la carte menu consists of classic British dishes with a few influences from elsewhere in Europe. For starters you might go for the game terrine with hedgerow chutney, and toasted sourdough, or perhaps the decadent lobster cocktail. Main courses range from venison loin with clapshot, Brussels sprouts and bacon, to black cod, served with bok choy and Furikake rice. There’s also a separate pasta section if you’re feeling like something a little lighter, with options such as an oxtail ragu pappardelle on offer.

The tempting dessert menu features dishes such as a white chocolate fondant, and chestnut bread and butter pudding. There is also both an extensive breakfast and brunch menu on offer which is largely focused around egg-based classics, and an afternoon tea menu too. This is all accompanied by a suitably impressive wine list as well as a long list of signature cocktails.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
Modern European
Ambience
Glamorous, Luxury
Food Occasions
All day dining
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
People
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Special offers from Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Weekend Brunch with a Green Snapper £19.50

From: 1 March, 2020
To: 30 April, 2020
Max: 6
...from a set menu.
Availability: Sun 11:00AM-2:00PM,Sat 11:00AM-2:00PM

3 course Pre-Theatre set menu including a glass of house wine £25

From: 1 March, 2020
To: 30 April, 2020
Max: 6
...from a set menu.
Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM

2 course set menu: £19.50

From: 1 March, 2020
To: 30 April, 2020
Max: 6
...from a set menu.
Availability: Daily 12:00PM-7:00PM

Location for Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RJ

020 7980 1007

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Opening Times

All day
Mon 07:00-23:00
Tue 07:00-23:00
Wed 07:00-23:00
Thu 07:00-23:00
Fri 07:00-23:00
Sat 07:00-23:00
Sun 08:00-22:30

Reviews of Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

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Ms/Mrs. Debbie S

Go for dessert!
30 July 2013  
I went for a business lunch with two others. Starter of fish cakes was OK but disappointing that it was fried and greasy so don't choose this unless you like greasy food. The main of fish was lovely and done really well as were the additional vegetables, the chips were hard and greasy however, so not recommended. The dessert was to die for. I had Oscar's Eaton Mess with raspberry and mango and it was superb, it's always a nice atmosphere here, and the lunch time we were in, all the doors were open so it was cool and airy. One of the good things about Oscar's is that it doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant. The service was attentive, only slightly marred by one waiter who was going through the motions but acted like he didn't want to be there. He was polite but insensitive regarding when to interrupt the table. The rest of the staff were great however. I will definitely come back here again
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Ellen F

17 December 2012  
I wish I could go back and tell my naive 19 year old self in my student digs “You will NEVER be able to live on Charlotte Street again so enjoy it now you lucky BEEP”. I don't think Charlotte Street Hotel even existed back then; if it did our eyes slid past it as the closest we got to sophistication was blowing the overdraft on prosecco at Bertorelli's (farewell old friend). You need an overdraft to come to Oscar's, the restaurant in the hotel here. We managed to rack up £56 each on a glass of champagne, a snifter of Riesling and a bog standard 2-3 course Christmas meal. Don't get me wrong, this was not foisted on me. I voluntarily opted for the chestnut soup and the roast turkey. I could have had something completely different as there was plenty of choice on the menu but I was excited by the Christmassy courses. Sadly, whilst it was competently executed, it just failed to be much more than your average yawnsome office Christmas lunch fare and certainly not worth the price tag. What else was I expecting? I don't know but it disappointed food-wise. Probably because, greedy guts, “all the trimmings” were tiny and tucked away under the turkey (thank god we'd ordered plenty of sides). All in all a bit like opening your stocking on Christmas morning to discover Santa thinks you only deserve a packet of nuts, a bag of chocolate coins and a satsuma this year. That used to cut the mustard 20 years ago, but now? Not even in a recession, thanks Santa. Everything else about the experience was perfectly “nice”. The service was friendly and competent. The tables are linen-laid and hotelly. There's the right level of noise and busy-ness to feel you're in the heart of London without it being rammed down your throat. I will come back here (and to the other group hotels in Soho and Covent Garden) but will stick to afternoon tea or the cinema dates which are better value. I'm still a student at heart.
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Ms/Mrs. Caroline S

03 May 2012  
I had to find a place to have breakfast/brunch with my son who studies at UCL. This was amazing. The food was delicious. The service slow but good. Not many people n the place on a sunday morning for brunch but that was ok. I would highly recommend it. PLus the hotel is really fun to check out. It is expensive though…
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Ms/Mrs. David K

06 April 2010  
Lunch at Oscar in the Charlotte Street Hotel was a very enjoyable and memorable experience. The decor is interesting and different and certainly not stuffy as some hotel restaurants can become. The food and service were both very good. It was a busy lunchtime service but that did nothng to distract from the quality of the food which arrived in a reasonable time. The Baked Alaska was particularly well prepared and fulfilled all of the expectations. My main course of veal was very well cooked and presented. The flavours supported the visual impression of the dish very well. My colleague and I both commented on what an enjoyable experience Oscar had given us and our intention to return. The only downside is that the restrooms are a little way away from the restaurant and that involves a few stairs. I am not sure if they have anywhere available as an alternative for diners with mobility issues.
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