Criterion Restaurant

Food and Drink
224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP 224 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HP Directions
Today 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    European, French, British, Grill, Tea
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    £50-£75
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Mon-Sat
    12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
  • Cuisine
    European, French, British, Grill, Tea
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    No
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Immersed in the tireless energy of Piccadilly Circus, the renowned Criterion Restaurant creates memorable dining experiences within elegant and welcoming surroundings, showcasing the extravagant grandeur of neo-Byzantine design. Having originally opened in 1874, the Grade II listed building’s rich history is exuded by its opulent interior. Lavish marble and real gold features gleam alongside intricate mosaics, mirrored walls and imposing arches. From the main dining room and terrace to the restaurant’s famous Long Bar, the Criterion has played host to all manner of famous literary, political and modern day figures throughout its compelling past. Criterion Restaurant’s head chef has designed a modern European menu with an emphasis on both luxury and simplicity, made using high quality ingredients sourced from across the British Isles. Dishes are prepared with freshly caught fish, free range produce and meat sourced straight from individual farms. The chefs make the kitchen’s own bread and butter, as well as smoking the fish and preparing the pasta, ricotta and ice cream from scratch. The venue also collaborates with the Sustainable Restaurant Association with the aim of continuing to develop their sustainability.

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Report | a year ago
I came for afternoon tea and was really disappointed with the service. Firstly we were sat next to the ladies toilet which was in constant use so we had the sound of the hand dryers almost constantly as the door opened and closed. When our tea was served it was placed on the table without a word being spoken. It would have been nice to have been told that there were 2 types of scone, one savoury and one sweet as they looked almost identical as did the two pots of cream and cream cheese. I ended up with a savoury scone with cream and my Aunt a sweet scone with cream cheese! We had to ask for more tea and when we did a flask of hot water was put bought over and our original pots refilled. We had 2 different waiters and I don't remember either of them speaking to us at all. It was my Aunts 70th birthday and we were given a plate with "Happy Birthday" written on it which was a nice touch and was offered at the time of booking. The food itself was delicious and the interior of the restaurant beautiful, you just really need to improve on your serving staff training. There are so many places to go in London for afternoon tea now and your venue would be perfect if this could be improved.
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Report | a year ago
Nice setting, good food and drink, service was good until it come to paying as on paying we noticed that they tried to overcharge us, I`m sure this was an error, otherwise all good, Thank you
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Report | a year ago
We were placed next to the waiter's station and it was not very private. Apart from this, the service and the food was very good.
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Report | a year ago
Yes. Should employ experienced, friendly waiters who truly cares about his customers. To be sloppy or unfriendly (because of any reason) is not professional. I invited my family to the restaurant and a very first time and even in London, they never been in London. They had to experience not only human mistakes but unprofessionalism. The service was absolutely on low standard. I really know what I am talking about, I am from the same industry (5* hotel). My suggestion is, brief the stuff, fully! If someone is unfriendly as a person, should not work in catering, well, do not represent Criterion as such.
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Report | a year ago
Service exceptional
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Report | a year ago
keep it going
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Great Staff
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Report | a year ago
attentive staff and good food. perfect for pre theatre food
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Report | a year ago
Fantastic service, helpful friendly staff and value for money.
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Report | a year ago
More staff training, including English
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Criterion Restaurant

Sun
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Mon-Sat
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
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