Pied à Terre
“Inventive cooking at refined Fitzrovia veteran” - AA Inspector
LONDON W1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
A venerable venue for four decades, Pied à Terre has aged as well as any elder statesman. The design provides a sophisticated edge with traditional white linen on the tables and rich autumnal colours on the walls. The cooking is luxurious and creative, with well presented dishes displaying finesse and sound technique. Go for smoked quail, celeriac, winter truffles, Piedmont hazelnuts and confit egg yolk before Gigha halibut, crushed potatoes, mussels, saffron, sea urchin, sea sand wort and Centennial grapes. Milk chocolate namelaka, salted caramel, pretzel, almonds, whisky ice cream is a stand out dessert. The wine list is encyclopaedic.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 3
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 December to 8 January
- Wines under £30: 16
- Wines over £30: 750
- Wines by the glass: 15
- Cuisine style: Modern French
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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