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About Lutyens Restaurant

Lutyens Restaurant, Bar and Private Rooms

Located in the former Reuters buildings, Lutyens won the Square Meal magazine Best New Restaurant award in 2009. Designed by Terence Conran, the new building includes several dining and drinking options - open for breakfast through to late night cocktails. There are two bars, two restaurants, an outside terrace and four private rooms, plus a private members club. The restaurant’s à la carte menu focuses on modern European, highly-seasonal food, with a subtle Nordic influence (thanks to the Swedish chef). There is also a great value prix fixe menu. The wine list is one of the best in the City and the wine bar offers over 40 wines available by the glass, as well as a great value bistro menu. The subterranean cocktail bar includes large sofas, armchairs, cosy corners and alcoves, great music and a bar food menu, making it ideal for post-work gatherings or pre-dinner drinks.

85 Fleet Street
London, EC4Y1AE
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, British

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast: Monday - Friday, 7.30am to 10.30am


Coffees and pastries served until noon


Bar - All day Menu: Monday - Friday, Noon to 9.30pm


Restaurant - Lunch: Monday - Friday, Noon to 3.00pm


Restaurant - Dinner: Monday to Friday, 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7583 8385

Website:
http://www.lutyens-restaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Some street parking. other NCP and Private parking facilities situated close by.

Public Transit:


Tube


St Pauls - Central Line


Chancery Lane - Central Line


Temple - Circle and District line


Blackfriars and Thameslink Rail

Executive Chef:
Henrik Ritzen

Private Party Facilities:
Laurel Trimble is responsible for looking after our four private meeting and dining rooms and all other varied events which can be hosted at Lutyens. The private rooms can be avilable for small interviews for just 2 people up to 26 for a seated lunch or dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Laurel Trimble: 020 3478 6355

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Fri 6:00PM - 10:00PM

Lutyens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (17)
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Creative Cuisine (2)
Romantic (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Good menu, food & service superb. Would definitely return.

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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Perfect for a business lunch. Service inabtrusive but always to hand. Food was good and not heavy. Set meal was ideal.

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

This is an expensive city restaurant which is empty at night. The front of house staff were professional and it’s slick. The waiting staff were clearly bored at the end of a long day and surly. I deducted the service charge as a result. The food was mediocre. They need to decide to either close at night or up their game as it’s not satisfactory. Unless you are a big expense account don’t even think of going here. It’s not value for money by any measure. We have used it for business dinners for five years now, but this was the last. I don’t pay over the top to have stroppy French waiting staff sneer at my guests, leave plates and bottles uncleared. Not pleasant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food a bit confused, visually and for number of sauces in one dish.
Fish to be returned as uncooked.
Chips fried in oil used for something else (fish?).
They were probably excellent in the past, but now clearly downhill.

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 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I'd been meaning to book Lutyens since it opened. Glad I now have. The staff were excellent, very efficient & friendly. The food was imaginative and, although not rushed, service was very efficient. Pity there were few guests but the surrounding were pleasant. Good cocktails from the bar staff too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

WE have dined here many times and it never fails. The food is good and the service is outstanding. It's great for business lunches and for nights out with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on October 26, 2017

It was fine - although they accidentally charged us £26 for the english breakfast. Luckily we realised and raised it with them. Clearly they aren't used to people reviewing the bill. But we were confused as pancaked, a full english and 2 drinks came to £52!
They also charge a fee for having a table cloth - I think it was around £3.
Overpriced and the food wasn't great. Could find better in a local cafe. I wouldn't go again. The ambience was generally okay - a lot of business meetings.

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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Wonderful evening at Lutyens with impeccable service and refined food. One of the true City gems when it comes to affordable culinary excellence.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Overall a very good place. The menu is good value, and the hake was noticeably well cooked. The very large dining room makes it a better place for business meals than dates. On the downside, it probably lacks the extra sparkle that would make me come back. Still enjoyable!

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 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Excellent for a business breakfast, service was unobtrusive and polite. Porridge was delicious!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The wine list is excellent an they have an interesting Kentish Rose sparkling wine I had not come across before. The tuna loin was delightful and juicy and the sea trout was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Kent)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We went on a Friday evening which probably accounted for the lack of patrons! The staff were very good and the food reasonable but not stunning given the price. I wouldn't book without an Open Table offer.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Lutyens Restaurant was our last meal in London after a 1 week visit. Perfect ending to a great vacation.
The food was outstanding, as was the service. Should our travels take usback to London, Lutyens will be at the top of our list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Waiter didnt listen

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 (London)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We had a pretty good meal at Lutyens but even with 50% off the food bill it didn't seem very good value (wine's started at £36).

The place was pretty empty on a friday night from when we arrived at 7.15 to when we left at 9.15. The atmosphere is odd as it's quite a formal room but there's a noisy open kitchen on one wall even with only 2 chefs on duty (presumably they knew it'd be quiet). The food was ok but seemed very formulaic and unadventurous. We had mackerel and tuna to start. Both were fine but pretty small. For mains we had Hake and Pork (fillet was ok, belly was good, lentils were horrible). Again nothing special and quite small. Ordered sides of chilli brocolli (overboiled and very weak chilli) and chips (good). Still quite hungry at this point then ordered puddings which were very large. A cynic might say it was a cheap way of filling people up at the end of the meal but I couldn't possibly : )

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 (London)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Oh dear. The food was not bad. The service was very, very slow and smiles were few and far between. It was very expensive indeed for what it was. The wine is over priced. The first two choices we made on the wine list had sold out. The wine waiter was unsmiling and unapologetic. The Muscadet, our third choice, was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary and £50 a bottle. There is much better food and much better value elsewhere.

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 (London)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We met my Mum and her husband with my daughter and her godmother for a pre-theatre dinner. We ate a la carte with 50% off food deal. Lovely food, great flavours and beautifully presented. We ordered two extra vegetables and one side of potatoes. Personally I don't think we needed them as the garnish on the plates was sufficient but we ate everything anyway.
The food still felt a bit expensive despite the deal though the setting was lovely and food was very good. Wine is on the pricey side but they do have a couple for under £30 if you can bring yourself to ask for them since they're not on the wine list. We had a white Bordeaux which was excellent; the wine list is extensive and if we'd had more time (and money) we'd have enjoyed talking to the sommelier about his recommendations.
I couldn't fault the service which was responsive, unintrusive and friendly, lovely staff who were very helpful.

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 (London)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Reliable for business meal but can be slow on service side.

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 (London)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Outstanding food and a truly memorable overall dining experience. This is a restaurant to savour!

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 (London)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Very nice dining room, good food and not rushed ! Not enough reasonably priced wines ie. sub £35 !!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on March 9, 2017

The restaurant wine list is fantastic and varied .

The food was good .

The atmosphere is very pleasant , the staff are attentive .

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Second time to Lutyens. Food was impeccable again. Service excellent and reasonably priced. Will come again.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Lutyens seemed tired on this (not our first) visit. The food's detail was marginally on the erratic side, with soggy leaves accompanying the monkfish, though the cold tuna salad starter had good texture and edge. It also felt like there was lack of attention to detail from the staff. On a cold, wet, February Monday night, maybe the explanation was in the weather.

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 (London)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Half price food on Friday night so reasonable value. Everything was ok so nothing to complain about but all just ok.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2017

the service from beginning to end was very poor. The presentation was equally poor. We were recommended to change a bottle of wine. We had chosen circa £90 to a basic Muscadet which we found was owned by the restaurant for the same price. The Muscadet was poor little taste and we were completely ripped off.
It took nearly 10 minutes after our dinner to ask for further glass of wine. Extremely disappointed having been no previously.
Would not recommend this restaurant any friend ours.

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 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great food and lovely wine. All made pretty affordable due to the City Supper Menu which gave us three courses for £32 each.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cheshire)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Service was outstanding -friendly and efficient. Very much a business lunch venue and they delivered - food is simple and many light dishes such as the excellent seared tuna salad (order a double portion for a main).

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 (London)·Dined on February 8, 2017

I have eaten at Lutyens before. It is still Very goo... but the food used to be better. Treacle tart and clotted cream is still top drawer though!

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 (London)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Good quality food, efficient service, good foe work related lunches and breakfasts

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 (London)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Poor breakfast - pancake was burnt and had to be replaced.

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 (Surrey)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Good value for Business Lunch or set Dinner menu but rather pricey for A la Carte even though of very good quality

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 (London)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Superb experience. Food was excellent and service was really impressive. I really appreciated that the staff noticed my sister was celebrating her engagement and brought a celebratory cake with the dessert.

The offer through OpenTable made it good value and I would love to go again but the normal prices are really quite steep, even for an excellent central London restaurant. The place was nearly empty when we visited too!

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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Good business lunch spot. Excellent food and prompt service. Set menu changes regularly and is good value for the quality of dish.

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 (London)·Dined on January 25, 2017

We joined Lutyens for an early morning business breakfast with clients. We will not return. The venue lacks atmosphere, which is key. That it charges Cover (for the table cloth when we prompted the water...'and the heating'). They took it off the bill which was a bonus and welcomed gesture. The food was overpriced for its quality - how one can get a Muesli and Porridge wrong is beyond us. The toast was nice.

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 (London)·Dined on January 20, 2017

I am a regular visitor and I felt that the menu/food has deteriorated. The menu was not as good/interesting as it has been in the past. My Dover Sole was, if this is possible for fish, tough! And the creme brulee, I felt was, for once, just too runny and a bit too sweet....

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 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Lutyens is an ideal venue for a business lunch. It is accessible around the corner from Fleet Street which already gives it an intimate, quiet air. The tables are far enough apart for quiet conversation and the service is discreet. The servings are not overly generous, but the food is delicious.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Great dinner on a Friday just before Christmas and the restaurant was surprisingly quiet. 3 course set menu was varied and great value. All food was tasty and well portioned. Very attentive staff.

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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on December 15, 2016

A very well organised and welcoming staff on a very busy day. The food was very good indeed and I should be happy to return there at the first opportunity.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on December 7, 2016

We enjoyed lunch. The food was good and the setting interesting. However, we felt very pressurised and rushed throughout. Clearly the restaurant is used to quick-turnover dining. Not a good choice for a leisurely lunch.

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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2016

The attentive nature of staff was outstanding when the bar was very busy. Food was timely and very good quality. Great atmosphere for a wide range of occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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