Quaglino’s is one of London’s most iconic restaurants situated within historic and stylish Mayfair. Synonymous with style and glamour, Quaglino’s serves contemporary European food and innovative classic cocktails, served with a twist in a 1920s-style setting.
The restaurant and late night venue re-launched in October 2014 following a full-scale, multi-million pound renovation by Russell Sage Studio. Head Chef, James Hulme, comes to Quaglino’s after having previously worked for various D&D restaurants including, Plateau and Le Pont de la Tour.
He describes his cooking as fresh, seasonal and clean with a competitive streak here in London. According to James, a great dish is a combination of great ingredients and a little bit of technique, a dual approach that he brings to all his own cooking. His modern European menu is served seven days a week, accompanied by an extensive wine list.
Guests can also enjoy live music performances Tuesday through to Saturday. Quaglino’s was opened in 1929 by Giovanni Quaglino and while the venue has seen many changes; Terence Conran’s celebrated remodelling in the 1990s right through to the restaurant as it now, Quaglino’s has remained a hot-spot favoured by glamorous society and has maintained its status as one of London’s renowned celebratory destinations.
We sampled the Evening Standard Dinner Set Menu which is the current set menu available until Sunday 12 February 2017. This set menu comprises starters such as the Earl Grey Cured Salmon served with apple gel, salted lemon emulsion and keta caviar. I really enjoyed the distinctive flavour of bergamot infused through the salmon.
Other starters include Venison Terrine and Celeriac Velouté however my dining companion as drawn to the fragrant flavours of the Roast Aubergine with mixed pulses, whipped coconut and spiced peanut.
The choice of main dishes on the set menu include Cod Loin served with confit pepper, crushed potatoes and salsa verde. I was enticed to try the Wild Mushroom Risotto with cèpe purée and parmesan. This Italian inspired dish had the perfect texture complemented by earthy flavours from the mushrooms.
The meat option is a delicious Braised Daube of Beef served with celeriac purée. The meat was meltingly soft and simply fell apart under the fork.
For a decadent dessert on the set menu, we recommend the Manjari Chocolate Tart with drunken prune and armagnac ice cream. The perfect sweet dish to finish the meal while we were entertained by live music as the night stretched out before us.
The set dinner menu comprises of three course plus aperitif for £30. Sides are an extra £5 each and include Pommes Frites, Mousseline Potatoes, Heritage Tomato Salad and Tenderstem Broccoli. And make sure you indulge in a cocktail or two from Quaglino’s extensive cocktail list expertly mixed by
The set menu is available for up to 10 guests on Monday through Thursday from 17:30 to 22:45, Friday from 17:30 to 19:45 and 22:00 to 23:00, and Saturday from 17:30 to 18:45 and 22:00 to 23:00.
Quaglino’s is owned by the highly successful restaurant group D&D London, who operates over 30 leading restaurants in London, Leeds, Paris, New York and Tokyo.
16 Bury Street, London SW1Y 6AJ
020 7930 6767