Mortimer House Kitchen

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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
Chef “Lello” Favuzzi – previously of L’Anima fame, brings his ambitious talent, enthusiasm, and technique to Mortimer House Kitchen – the sophisticated neighbourhood restaurant and bar in the heart of Fitzrovia. Spending 10 years running one of London’s most celebrated Italian restaurants, Lello will return to simple, irresistible plates, bringing a vibrant and joyful Mediterranean menu into play. Seating 90, the mid-century interior features eye-drawing central open kitchen, bespoke elegant bar, glass-ceiling conservatory that can be transformed to a private dining space with the throw of a curtain and relaxed lounge seating – all intricately woven together to create a calming aesthetic and inclusive restaurant space that sparks social repose.
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SR
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I hate being allocated a table where I face the wall. Very bad ambience. Overall, it was also very noisy, which made conversation a struggle. I tried the restaurant because of Giles Coren's review, but that's it. There are better places!

n
London
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely as usual

BK
Melbourne / VIC
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This is our 3rd time at MORTIMER House Kitchen in the past 6 months, I won’t be going back in a hurry. The menu hasn’t really changed, and to be honest a bit boring compared to other restaurants in the area. Not rushing back.

PA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service - maybe a little pricey but so perfect for a treat. This was a birthday dinner and although we hadn't flagged it up as such the waiting staff must have clocked it from being around our table and brought the desserts with birthday greetings for my husband!
We tried this restaurant after reading a review by Giles Coren and are very glad we followed his advice!

HW
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant. Good lighting... not too bright or too dark. Nice music... again, at the right level and not too loud or too soft. Friendly efficient service.

S
London
42 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, excellent food, try the chicken sharing dish, superb!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love coming here!

OT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply delicious beetroot and smoked burrata tortelli, packed with flavour.
Charming and attentive service.
Quieter tables near the back.
Highly recommended.

AH
London
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely place and service was great - tasty pastries & coffee

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another lovely visit with close friends - Monday is the best night to go!
Also - the menu as changed Hurrah!

L
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great decor in a very nice sized space. High ceilings and you're not too close to other tables which is wonderful. The food was very good, the drinks were fine, and the dessert was outstanding (roasted pineapple with salted caramel ice-cream). Service was professional and timely.

N
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and impeccable service. We felt very looked after!

PA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal for a large group - good food (the lamb (for 2) was particularly lovely). Waiting staff divine. Ideally would have liked a larger range of wine by the glass due to different preferences but that won’t stop us returning.

DF
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the very talented Antonio "Lelo" Favuzzi, of L'anima fame, is on show in the open kitchen and has added some middle eastern inspired flavours to his Italian Fayre.

Cooked and presented beautifully in a relaxed room with a great ambience.

VC
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Professional but low key overall
Good menu and good food

ER
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food but small portions and big prices unfortunately.

EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Mortimer House Kitchen for a business breakfast. The service was wonderful, attentive, friendly and helpful staff and the food served promptly - everything was delicious. The avocado on toast with smoked ricotta was presented especially beautifully. The coffee was also fantastic. Will definitely be returning.

CW
Berlin
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

it has a lovely atmosphere
staff are great - in general it was a good brunch was a little disappointed with a couple of our courses
BUT
in general would recommend it

LB
London
43 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An enjoyable evening with very good table service in buzzy surroundings. The menu is a little challenging but our main course was excellent, shoulder of lamb for two, preceded by "green soup" which was mainly pea and lived up to its name. My desert, the cheeseless cheesecake, was disappointing. Only real criticism is that the maitre d' who served us should learn to smile and not be gutted because we did not order cocktails or bottled water. A bonus is how easy it is to park.

KR
London
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fantastic staff, great food, nice crowd.
Highly recommend this restaurant, mainly as the staff are so accommodating and friendly-not something one experiences all the time. Good menu choice and drinks offer, will definitely revisit.

TP
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little Mediterranean and Aegean, a little inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine. All these cuisens are blended in Mortimer House Kitchen.
It is a place where you can eat tahini with aburgine next to Italian pasta.
Also I recommend their tiramisu which is quite balanced sugar and cream.
Staff are very kind and friendly.

b
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go every week! Wish the menu would change though. and to describe the asparagus as ENGLISH in October is a real own goal. Please change it - or stop serving it - it creates a bad impression.

CL
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Mortimer House Kitchen is one of my favourite places to eat in central London especially after a West End show. Relaxed atmosphere with a nice bar and drink selection paired with really top quality food.

A
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Mortimer House Kitchen is a bright comfortable relaxing space with very attentive staff and good food at reasonable prices. It is perfect for Sunday brunch.

DA
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and ambience. Perfect place for breakfast / brunch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top place, great service, amazing location

NV
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was of good quality and the price was acceptable. The waiters were attentive and changed a dish for me due to special dietary requirements. There was a rather rude lady who told us we had to give up the table about 5 minutes after we sat down. It turned out she meant in 2 hours. She also came by a few more times yanking away the menus we had wanted to keep. It was a bit of a disappointment as the venue is lovely, and the rest of the team were great.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Delicious meal. Excellent service.

K
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a wonderful evening here for my birthday- the food was absolutely delicious. Stand out dishes for me were the lamb meatballs, burnt carrots and aubergine carpaccio however, everything was superb. We will be back soon and please write a cookbook !!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

This was my fifth visit and the food was as good as ever.

My one complaint is that we were seated in the depths of the room to the left of the kitchen which has zero atmosphere and is very echoey - very disappointing when the main room is so lovely.

When I book again I’m going to specify the main room because it really detracts from the experience to be tucked away in what is a completely anonymous spot. It also made service not as as good as usual because it’s harder to get anyone’s attention.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we really enjoyed everything! the food, the service, the wine and the prices! loved the soft shell crab, tuna tartare, beef carpaccio, raw prawns, the lamb meatballs, the octopus and everything else!

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The restaurant is attractive and not too noisy - quite buzzy in fact. The menu looks delicious and the service was fine.

The food however was really bland and frankly no good.
Burnt carrots were tasteless soggy and black with none of the gorgeous caramellyness one would hope for and the tomato burrato was also tasteless and the tomatoes were awful. I left most of it which is really saying something because I am known for plate clearing

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The soft shell crab was excellent. The turbot was delicious. The octopus was very good. Not a fan of the “cheese-less” cheesecake.

They make a good Negroni and the Rhubarb and Grapefruit cocktail was also very good.

LL
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience3

This is a favourite dining spot but this time it was disappointing especially from a menu and food point of view.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was good - can’t complain about anything

GH
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience. It was buzzy and modern and the staff were lovely. The food was gorgeous and we went home very drunk and very full. Would definitely return but would only recommend to some friends because it was quite expensive. We don't mind but some of them do. All in all a great dinner

CA
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious breakfast but the window tables are extremely close together meaning you constantly bump chairs with the people behind you. Service was bit slow

K
London
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect destination for breakfast meetings - welcoming setting, relaxed atmosphere, friendly team and delicious menu. One of my favourite avocado/poached eggs on toast options in town.

W
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for gluten and dairy free, delicious fresh healthy food, lovely atmosphere

e
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

On arrival the manager took a while to come Over and acknowledge us. He was functional but no welcome smile at all. The waiter was charming but couldn’t talk us through the beer or wine list. He admitted he didn’t have a clue. Food was average - nothing stand out amazing. The tables we had for four people were tripod tables so every time you meant on the table it tipped and one point our whole bottle of red tipped off the table. Wouldn’t go back - not special enough. Looks lovey but no atmosphere.