Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street, W1F 0LP

WLC Rank : 221

Food Type Cuisine: Modern European

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 4.25 (125 ml)

+44 (0)20 7437 5708

www.andrewedmunds.com

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BEST FOR

Cosy, candlelit environment
Good value wines with age
Quality, ingredient-focused British dishes

Old-school and remarkable value – a list that will perk up even the most jaded palate by revealing an abundance of serious producers and iconic vineyards with fair mark-ups and a good few years of age under their belt.

REVIEWS

Review 2018

Lit, largely, by candles jammed into the necks of spent Burgundy bottles, this cosy (some might say cramped) bastion of old Soho, which has about it a slight air of debauchery, is often described as London’s most romantic restaurant. Beyond and below the matt black shopfront, the restaurant has been trading for over three decades, while the print shop adjacent, featuring prints by William Hogarth, Daumier and Mesquita which continue onto the walls of the dining room, opened in 1975.

Driven by classic European regions with a window too onto the prime New World, the wine list features plentiful rested bottles including a good selection in magnums and half sized bottles. If on a budget, note the sweet spot between £30-40 per bottle, where you may encounter venerable Mosel Rieslings with decades of enriching bottle age from S.A. Prüm, Loire reds (such as the Bourgueil from fourteenth century producer, Domaine de la Chevalerie), Margaret River Cabernet (Arlewood) from vines beside the Indian Ocean, and wild Chilean Carignan (Vinedo Silvestre). And at the top end, discover ripe for uncorking, Ridge Monte Bello, plentiful St. Juliens and juicy Burgundies – burdened very little by low mark-ups.

Dishes on the charmingly handwritten daily menu, which are also available upstairs in The Academy members’ club on the first floor, are very good, and may include chestnut soup, then turbot, celery and celeriac, followed by hazelnut ice cream, perhaps with a glass of Don PX Dulce de Postre upended in its entirety over the top.

By Douglas Blyde.

WLC Overall Score 87

Value
89
Size
82
Range
86
Originality
89
Service
89

WLC Overall Rank : 221

Food Type Cuisine: Modern European

Glass PriceGlass from : £ 4.25 (125 ml)

+44 (0)20 7437 5708

www.andrewedmunds.com

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