The Criterion, situated in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, is an elegant and breathtakingly beautiful restaurant. Originally opened in 1874, the Grade II listed lavish space has undergone a gentle and sympathetic restoration of its spectacular interiors, adding warmth and softness to the space.
Head Chef, Matthew Foxon, has created a Modern European menu that is simple and luxurious, and he aims to source the highest possible quality ingredients from within the British Isles.
Criterion are offering a special Summer Set Lunch menu to include a Champagne Cocktail and 2 or 3 courses for £20 or £25. I have booked a table for 8 people. Here is the menu:
Soup of the day (V)
Homemade salmon gravlax, rye bread, lemon mousse, capers, pickled shallot
Ham hock & black pudding terrine, piccalilli, pickled vegetables, croutons
Duck egg Benedict, Parma ham, English muffin (£2.00 supplement)
Homemade linguini, peas, courgette, olives, chilli, mint, rocket (V)
Fish cake, sautéed vegetables, fennel purée, chive beurre blanc
‘Salt Marsh’ lamb ragout, homemade potato gnocchi, peas, chilli, celery cress
Grilled baby chicken, potato puree, tenderstem broccoli, thyme jus (£2.00 supplement)
English strawberry & raspberry Eton mess
Apricot & pistachio parfait, honeycomb, blackberry sorbet
Raspberry & chocolate cake, candied orange zest, raspberry sorbet
Montgomery’s Cheddar, Rosethorn Blue, Tymsboro, red onion marmalade, oat cakes & crackers (£3.00 supplement)
£20 for two courses with a Champagne Cocktail, £25 for three courses with a Champagne Cocktail. Price includes VAT at 20%. A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to your final bill
The menu includes a champagne cocktail to start, and I will suggest some wine at around £30 per bottle to follow.
The prepay for this event is £27 and you will receive a £25 credit off your bill on the day.