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Andrew Edmunds

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Andrew Edmunds Review

Well-worn, candal-lit, and with an overwhelming Dickensian vibe to it, Andrew Edmunds is a permanently packed, deeply romantic olde-world Soho institution—though it could be larger, less creaky underfoot, and the reclaimed church-pew wooden bench seats more forgiving. Tucked away behind Carnaby St., it's a cozy favorite with the insider Soho media mafia that come for daily changing, hand-written, fixed-price lunch menus and the overall quirky/historic vibe. Satisfyingly rustic and keenly priced starters and mains draw on the tastes of Ireland, the Med, and the Middle East. Harissa-spiced mackerel, woodcock on toast, goose rillettes, seafood paella, and pork belly with apple purée are all hale and hearty.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 46 Lexington St., Soho, London, W1F OLP | Map It
  • Phone: 020/7437–5708
  • Website:
  • Tube: Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus.
  • Location: Soho

    Restaurant Details

  • Reservations essential.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 03-06-2014

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    Disappointing

    I was disappointed with my first and only visit to Andrew Edmunds. I did not have a problem with the cramped seating arrangements as we were a group of four good friends looking forward to an evening out. My problem was with the service and the food. The welcome was warm and we were seated quickly. Orders were taken and the first course came promptly. The range of wine was excellent and good advice was given. We then waited at least 40 minutes for our second course to arrive. One order of scallops was almost raw. When this was pointed out to the staff, no apology was given and the comment was "So you would prefer them to be cooked more" as though it was our fault. The pasta in both orders of ravioli was much too thick and therefore rather unpleasant, and also arrived lukewarm - perhaps because of the long wait? One order of lamb was excellent, as was the dessert, and no complaints there. The problems with the food were basic and just showed a lack of attention and care in the kitchen. It could have been so easy to have made sure that everything was enjoyable but that enthusiasm was not there.

    by Jolipep, 3/27/08

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