Pied à Terre

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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of Pied à Terre

Silver Award

Scheduled reopening on the 2nd September 2020. 

From its prized modern art and groaning cheeseboard to legions of suited staff, Pied à Terre remains “timeless in its class” – “always original, always fun, always great”. Head chef Asimakis Chaniotis has made the kitchen his own and can deliver some truly dazzling dishes, judging by our recent experience: roasted veal sweetbread and plump cockles drenched in seaweed butter; delicate squid ‘linguine’ under buckwheat and sea herbs; and a modernist spin on coconut rice pudding have all impressed mightily. The classics aren’t forgotten either – roasted and braised lamb is served alongside London’s most sophisticated take on ratatouille, while original chef Richard Neat’s foie gras and borlotti beans in Sauternes consommé is still fresh after 25 years. Apart from the bargain set lunch, prices are reassuringly top-end, but there’s ample value in a book-sized wine list, with “incredibly helpful” sommeliers. While the detail-rich dining room is pokey for some (and cosy for others), a recently refurbished upstairs bar is perhaps Fitzrovia’s best kept drinking secret. “Just simply fabulous”, sums it up.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Cuisines
French
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Ambience
Cosy, Fine dining, Glamorous, Quiet conversation, Widely spaced tables
Other Awards
One Michelin star
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Chef’s table, Vegetarian options
People
Dates, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating
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.


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Location for Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH

020 7636 1178

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Opening Times

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 17:45-23:00
Tue 17:45-23:00
Wed 17:45-23:00
Thu 17:45-23:00
Fri 17:45-23:00
Sat 17:45-23:00
Sun Closed

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33 Reviews 
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Lisa B

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

Anon

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.

Alex G

Not quite the complete package
24 September 2018  
Restaurants with Michelin stars know what they’re doing, right? Especially those that have held at least one since 1993. You would assume so. We, however, encountered one of our least promising starts to a restaurant visit at Pied à Terre. Fortunately, things improved from there. Overall, the experience was positively memorable, if more so for the ambience than the food. Begin at the beginning. Step into Pied à Terre, and it is like entering someone’s house. Admittedly that of a very posh person, but the intimacy and the glamour of the place is evident. The venue oozes effortless class with a slight air of eclecticism (think Georgian cornicing and Blondie on the stereo). Beyond two dining areas on the ground floor, there is also a private dining space and a small upstairs bar. We had planned to visit the latter for a drink prior to eating, particularly since we had learned that it was one of London’s better kept secrets. Imagine then our initial disappointment on thinking ‘oh what a lovely venue,’ to being told that the bar was not available for mere pre-booked diners such as ourselves since it was being occupied by a group prior to their use of the private room. What to do; wonder the streets of Fitzrovia aimlessly for an hour, or seek another venue? Happily for us, the charismatic owner, David, smoothed things over, led us upstairs and provided us with two seats at the bar. Champagne in hand, the initial bitter taste was mostly alleviated, even if the accompanying canapes did not massively impress (a cold mac & cheese bite, anyone?). We progressed downstairs with a degree of trepidation, but found ourselves seated at a lovely table, able to survey the entire room’s proceedings. This is dining with showmanship; dishes brought to the table with a flourish, presented beautifully and paired with exciting wines offered by a highly knowledgeable sommelier. That will be the impression I will retain. Indeed, the eight-course menu took almost three hours from beginning to end. We were allowed to luxuriate, sip, savour and take it all in. If pressed to consider how many of the dishes were truly distinctive or ground-breaking, then I would probably highlight three: an innovative trout raviolo paired with a horseradish sauce; a rich and profound seabass dish served in XO sauce; and a wonderfully contrasting matcha custard and blackberry dessert. My comrade felt similarly about her vegetarian selection. This is not to dismiss Pied à Terre; more, it is the case that one can do better elsewhere at a not dissimilar price point. For a more complete and seamless dining experience (where almost every dish stuck in the mind), Sketch and The Greenhouse would both win hands-down. Perhaps this is the difference between one and two Michelin stars
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Robin D

01 August 2018  
Amazing service - excellent food.

Henry G

31 July 2018  
Superb restaurant: spacious, comfortable, wonderful food and service.
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