Pied à Terre

French, Greek·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Pied à Terre

Silver Award

Pied à Terre is a relative veteran by London restaurant standards (so many open and close in the blink of an eye), but owner David Moore has managed to ensure this 30-year-old institution feels in no way obsolete. Sure, the dining room has all the hallmarks of old-school Michelin fine dining - starched white tablecloths, richly decorated interiors and fellow diners speaking in hushed tones – but a contemporary playlist and a gregarious welcome puts diners at ease the moment they step through the door.

Every menu exceeds the £100 mark, so you may as well opt for one of the tasters – either eight (£120) or 10 courses (£150) - for the full experience. Executive chef Asimakis Chaniotis’ dishes are intricate, multi-layered and distil classic flavours into genuinely fun and surprising ideas. One of our favourites saw seabass treated in two brilliant ways - a plump, perfectly cooked fillet perched atop two crisp spring rolls stuffed with the belly of the fish – then immersed in a verdant samphire and dill sauce. Sublime.

Some dishes are designed to challenge the diner, like beef boudin paired with chilli oil and apple cider vinegar, while others aim to soothe. Pink venison with buttery confit potato, smooth pomme puree, chanterelles and a meaty, viscose sauce catered to the latter and scored a perfect 10/10. A savoury millefeuille layered with brie and golden sheets of puff pastry was a little dry and needed more of the quince jelly to counteract the cloying richness of cheese on pastry. Still, a tastebud-tingling palate cleanser featuring Cox apple sorbet did the job instead, and was closely followed by a sensational dessert; chocolate cremeux layered with notes of pear and hazelnut, then finished with earthy chestnut ice cream and a crisp tuille.

We recommend leaving the wine up to the sommelier, who confidently picked out a delicious white from the Loire bursting with depth and minerality. All in all, Pied à Terre’s enduring legacy is well and truly intact today, and if you have £120 to spare, you won’t go far wrong spending it here.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - Over £80
French, Greek
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Cosy, Fine dining, Glamorous, Quiet conversation, Widely spaced tables
One Michelin star
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Chef’s table, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Perfect for
Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Founded in 1991, Pied a Terre in Fitzrovia is the longest standing independent Michelin restaurant in the UK, serving French cuisine with a subtle nod to head chef Asimakis Chaniotis's Greek heritage. It’s owned and run by David Moore, who previously worked at Le Manoir Quat’Saisons with Raymond Blanc for six years before opening his own restaurant. Pied a Terre received a Michelin star within its first year of opening. Meanwhile, executive chef Asimakis Chaniotis is in charge of the menu where he blends classic French cuisine with a subtle nod to his Greek heritage.  

Guests can choose to dine a la carte, or opt for eight or ten-course tasting menus. There is also a fixed lunch tasting menu, as well as vegetarian and vegan options available so that everyone is catered for. The plates are elegant and expertly fuse French and Greek influences and cuisines. Examples of dishes range between things like ‘Ionian Sea’ marinated sardines with mustard seeds, fennel, ouzo and marine phytoplankton, to Asimakis' smoked quail with celeriac, confit egg yolk, piedmont hazelnuts and winter truffle. While vegan dishes include the likes of delica pumpkin, bergamot, shiitake and kombu tea and ‘caviar’. For dessert, Asimakis' nod to French cooking really shines through via pain d’epice mille feuille, rum mousse, milk chocolate namelaka, pineapple and chilli.   

Meanwhile, a word for the wines, of which there are a staggering 800 varieties available and all are sourced from the finest producers. If an 800-strong list is a little too daunting to choose from, you will find expert sommeliers on hand to answer any questions and offer advice when it comes to the perfect pairing with your meal. There is also a wine pairing available with each of the tasting menus or, if preferred, guests are able to bring their own wine to the restaurant for a corkage fee.  

The dining room itself is decorated in dark colours, from charcoal walls to black leather booth seating, to create a unique and moody feel. The intimate restaurant is a cosy affair, so as to ensure every diner receives the best experience possible.  


Does the restaurant have a Michelin star?

Yes, the restaurant has one Michelin star.

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Booking is advised - you can book via the website or the phone.

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Meet the team
Pied à Terre

Asimakis Chaniotis

Executive Chef

Aged just 29, Asimakis Chaniotis brings an air of excitement to the kitchen of critically-acclaimed French restaurant, Pied à Terre. Having briefly been Head Chef at L’Autre Pied before it closed, Asimakis has now returned to the restaurant he first worked at aged 22, bringing his individual style, look and feel to the menu. He is the first Greek ever to be awarded a Michelin star out of his country and the youngest recipient in London.


34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH

020 7636 1178 020 7636 1178


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
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 Closed


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36 Reviews 

Hal T

01 December 2022  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4

It has been my favourite restaurant for years..  small but fantastic menu.. perfect cooking , 


25 July 2021  
Food & Drink 2
Service 4
Atmosphere 3
Value 2

Gael and I attended for dinner. We had a voucher for the 10 course tasting menu.  The meet and greet was fine. As we were the first people the aircon was too cold but okay. The first 6 courses were okay but one of them was quite salty but it may have been a hot kitchen? The pasta dish was very disappointing. We drank a wine from my cellar which was served but not kept at the table  in a wine bucket and consequently was warmer with each glass. We decided to order a glass to share of Austrian  trockenbeerauslese. It was terrible. I then asked for the bill and was surprised when it said we had a £36 credit. I brought this to their attention and it was eventually amended with an apology. I had previously eaten there 4 times before. This was my last visit. I wish them well and perhaps covid was a cause of the problems.  Max and Gael Oldfield 


29 May 2021  
Food & Drink 3.5
Service 2
Atmosphere 2
Value 1
Overly priced

My friends took me out to dinner I was rather shocked how overly priced the meals were even though my friend had purchased vouchers which was a complete waste of time and money. We've had better meals at Claridges Dorchester & ritz and a much better service too. Also Don't bother going there if you're a person of colour and suffer with autism as I do. My friend who purchased the vouchers had a date booked at pied a terre restaurant and now has informed her date to cancel, which has now been cancelled. 


Lisa B

12 August 2019  
Impeccable service, superb menus and an extensive wine list. I also like the upstairs bar for cocktails.


26 July 2019  
Food and service always first class.

Karla B

26 July 2019  
Went here for my birthday a few years ago and WOW! We did the tasting menu and wine pairing. Hoping to go back again some time.

Miranda F

26 July 2019  
Most amazing tasting menu and matching wines and outstanding service! Definitely the place for a special celebration.

Henry G

08 July 2019  
For elegance, comfort and great service, this Michelin-starred restaurant deserves its rating for wonderful food.

Julie P

02 July 2019  
Owner very much present and attentive ath lunchtime. We did go a la carte (but a menu du jour is available) but the food was exceptional and the surroundings relaxed. Perfect combination.

Natasha K

02 July 2019  
This restaurant is amazing. The service is beyond anything i've experienced before - attentive, not snobby, charming. I always feel welcome.
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