1-5 West Street
in Covent Garden/Holborn
Keywords: English See all and suggest more
First reviewed by Tablet
Rather the opposite of a well-kept secret — you'll have an easier time booking if you happen to share a famous name, or are willing to borrow one for the night.
This is a restaurant which is THE place for before/after theatre. Good chance you will see some form of celebrity. The food is authentic English...shepherd's pie, steak and kidney, welsh rarebit, etc. There are also wonderful fresh fish entrees and all sorts of interesting starters. The service is impeccable.
A great place to go after the theatre to eat something you love like mac & cheese or cottage pie & talk (loudly) about the days events & highlights. The oldies are always the goodies and you can't beat this place for art deco style, a touch of memorabilia, history & some old world charm, and it still manages to be pretty cool in my book!