England W1F 9UP
Tel: 44 207 2923518
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Concierge.com's insider take:
Top London chef Mark Hix (The Ivy and Le Caprice) serves up über-British dishes alongside cutting-edge art in his flagship restaurant in Soho. Above your head, a mobile by Damien Hirst featuring mini sharks in clear acrylic boxes and another by Sarah Lucas with Fray Bentos pie tins add a whimsical note to the brasserie-style decor. Expect dishes such as Falmouth prawns, Cornish brill, hanger steak (with baked bone marrow), oyster pies, and Blackface mutton; the provenance of everything, down to the shaved cheese on your dish, is provided on the menu. Lunchtimes, Soho's media and art crowd fill the place, but come evening, you'll be surrounded by theatergoers. And if you're looking for a cocktail and a snack, the basement bar, a glamorous, clubby den with deep leather sofas, is one of the hottest drinking spots in town.—Giovanna Dunmall
Open Mondays through Saturdays noon to 11:30 pm, Sundays noon to 10:30 pm.