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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.
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
£41 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 7583 8385
Some street parking. other NCP and Private parking facilities situated close by.
St Pauls - Central Line
Chancery Lane - Central Line
Temple - Circle and District line
Blackfriars and Thameslink Rail
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Lutyens Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 : )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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....
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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