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252 High Holborn Send to Phone
020-7829 7000
Creative fusion cuisine from chef Jun Tanaka in an elegant setting.

Restaurant: Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.; Bar: Mon.-Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. 6pm-11pm

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Pearl Bar & Restaurant Restaurant Review

: The restaurant sparkles with long strings of crystals hanging from the ceiling; the lights are kept low and the wood interior gives the space a more intimate air. Chef Jun Tanaka has become more self-confident with the years and is cooking very well indeed. His style is complex, mixing ingredients with skill as in a starter of caramelized scallops with ginger and chives, black cabbage risotto and crispy baby squid where the tastes complement rather than clash. For mains, lamb and truffle Wellington comes with pea purée, young garlic and pickled Jerusalem artichokes, or try the salmon in herb salt crust with mash, sea kale and green sauce. Desserts are equally as tempting; the delightful staff makes you feel right at home and the wine list, though pricey, serves many by the glass. This is an expensive experience, but skill and luxury ingredients don’t come cheap. Set 1-course lunch £22, 2 courses £26.50, 3 courses £29.50. Set 1-course dinner £38, 2 courses £50, 3 courses £60.


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