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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Criterion

224 Piccadilly Send to Phone
020-7930 0488
Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Neo-Byzantine setting for serviceable modern British cooking in London’s heart.

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Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Dinner daily
Open late Mon.-Sat.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED The Criterion Restaurant Review

: The Criterion in Piccadilly Circus is one of the most beautiful and striking restaurants in London --- all red and gold and Byzantine. But surprisingly, it’s had a checquered history as a restaurant. It seems set currently for a good modern British experience that starts with the likes of lobster salad or new season asparagus and moves on to risotto; salt marsh lamb in three cuts with polenta, aubergine purée and mushrooms; or a satisfying steak from the grill. Desserts are equally well thought out and conceived, as in a gooseberry parfait crumble with vanilla ice cream or a spiced tarragon and Szechuan crème brûlée with raspberry compote and crisp fruit chips. The food is enthusiastically served and the room buzzes with a contented crowd.



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