Avenue Restaurant

4.4
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655 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Avenue, a modern brasserie in the heart of London’s St James. Offering lunch, dinner and a weekend brunch, diners can expect a menu filled with contemporary European favourites in a relaxed environment with Head Chef Arnold Ivey at the helm. The 112 cover restaurant revolves around a spectacular central decanting bar, above which a huge illuminated chandelier sparkles with wine glasses, the perfect place for guests to sit and soak up the buzz of the room. .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wind poor selection for a reasonable price. Not good value. Portions, small.

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vipMarFer
London
156 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great lunch at Avenue. Good friendly staff

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H25ka
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely evening with live music and great atmosphere

MF
vipMarFer
London
157 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear MarFer, Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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CECILE
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose the Standard evening menu: everything tasty from starter to dessert. Good wine. Pleasant atmosphere. Amazing service. I fully recommend.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear Cecile, Thank you ever so much for such a lovely review. We appreciate your feedback and glad you did manage to meet your expectations! We look forward to assisting you again in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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CAEN71
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

FROM BOOKING ENQUIRIES TO FIRST CLASS SERVICE WE WERE LOOKED AFTER WITH IMPECCABLE STYLE AND NOTHING WAS TOO MUCH FOR THE TEAM, THEY EXCELLED WITH SPECIAL TOUCHES (PR PHOTO SHOOT) AND CUSTOMISED A DISH FOR OUR CLIENT. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH OUR 12 GUESTS ALL RAVED ABOUT THE EVENING ALL THROUGH THE WEEK.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on February 18, 2020

Dear Caen, Thank you ever so much for leaving such a lovely review! We are over the moon to learn that your visit at Avenue was pleasant! We look forward to assisting you again in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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Billy
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice unpretentious food and ambiance. 7 of us dined there and we would all definitely go again.

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northernfoodie
London
38 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Staff very attentive, ambience was lovely, and food was very nicely cooked. Definitely going back in the near future. Great deal on the Evening Standard offer too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant was lovely. The decor and the ambience was elegant.
The chandelier in the middle made of the glasses was a centre of attraction.

The food was really tasty and delicious. Although the Salmon dish was a bit of a regular dish, the rest of the food was delicious.

The only downside was the desserts weren’t varied enough personally.

All in all, happy to visit again.

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LaraG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful brunch! Super service, lovely restaurant. Nice and busy but didn’t effect service. DJ was a great touch and wasn’t too loud! So happy with this place and already recommended to multiple friends

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on January 16, 2020

Dear Lara, Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are over the moon to hear that you enjoyed service, music after your last visit at Avenue! We certainly look forward to assisting you again in the future. Kind regards, Tautvyde

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vipTWL1968
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Quality and efficiency combine in this fine restaurant in St James

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thank you for rating Avenue Restaurant! We will make sure we convince you for 5 stars after your next visit! Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Tautvyde

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GinaJ
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really great restaurant for breakfast in the heart of St James. Excellent for a business breakfast as you can hear the others at your table - without hearing other tables. Extensive breakfast menu with something for every taste. Open from 8am. And not stupidly expensive.

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LornaC
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice modern setting, well presented, good food also well presented.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Lorna, Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are delighted to hear that we were ablle to meet your expectations. Look forward to assisting you again in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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vipPunjabitidd
London
35 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried the set menu and it was a treat! Delicious food, superb hospitality and incredible value for money. The artwork and ambience are enjoyable too!

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on January 10, 2020

Dear Punja, Thank you ever so much for leaving this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that Avenue met your expectations! We will continue trying our best to delighted our guests every time! Look forward to assisting you again in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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vipanonymous
London
28 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Always competent if not imaginative. Good value. Would recommend

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Hungryman
London
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I booked for lunch with a friend in the busy Christmas period when we needed to meet in St James's. It is light and modern, a little noisy. Staff were pleasant and helpful but poorly co-ordinated and trained, trying to clear our plates repeatedly even before we finished and then disappearing when we needed the bill. We both had the fixed price menu which was inexpensive but poor quality; good value for the area but this is definitely not the destination for a good quality meal and competes poorly with many other places nearby.

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TinaU
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food and portion size was good however, one of the dessert choices had run out on the evening which disappointed some of our party. The glasses of Prosecco poured for the table were all of different amounts and we had to call the waiter back as some had full glasses and some only half. The ambiance was v lively but the high noise levels combined with background music did make having conversations a bit difficult. Service was a bit haphazard and slow in places but overall a good night out.

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viptuckmystir
London
238 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, you made it a very special evening.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and good food

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Harts
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the two course brunch offer which was delicious. We decided against the unlimited prosecco deal and had cocktails instead which were very good. The staff were very friendly and it has a lovely decor, also the DJ was playing some great songs.

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vipMarFer
London
157 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner. Menu has been updated for the winter months

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vipDJNZ
London
77 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Booking was easy as ever, reception was friendly and efficient as ever, service was great, attentive without being intrusive, water provided without being constantly chased for, charming waiters, great food with a wider choice than before on the set menu, lovely decor. Only minor gripes were the level of noise made conversation difficult to hear ( but good to see the restaurant busy) and the inflexibility of wine substitution from the included glass of Prosecco for a house wine which we’ve always been able to do before given the aversion of 4 of the 5 of us to Prosecco ( or indeed sweet rose which was the only alternative offered this time!)

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice ambience and service. Food was fine but portions were too small for me. I was still hungry after finishing the 3 course set menu.

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MSMI
London
69 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the set menu. Really delicious! Service attentive but not in your face.

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PhilipMarylebone
London
60 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very smart restaurant in a very smart part of London. Beautifully designed restaurant. Great service throughout especially the charming hostess who gave us a very warm welcome and showed us to our table. Excellent food - we were a party of 5 ordering a selection of dishes and all were top quality. Very good value. Highly recommended and thanks to all the staff - well done!

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on November 14, 2019

Good evening Philip, Thank you for taking time to review Avenue after your last visit. We aim to delight our guests every time, therefore, we are thankful for your feedback. I will certainly pass this to the relative team members and I am sure they will be delighted to hear that. We look forward to welcoming and assisting to Avenue in the near future again! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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JackieC
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good spacing between tables and pleasant efficient service. Enjoyable food.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on November 14, 2019

Dear Jackie, Thank you for taking time to leave a review after visiting Avenue! We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to assisting you to Avenue in the near future. Kind regards, Tautvyde

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vipDJNZ
London
77 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service, lovely bar staff and waiters - food on the offer menu more varied than before and very tasty. Only complaint was that the restaurant was distinctly chilly on that Friday night otherwise ambience would have been 5

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KenL
London
36 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit with a small group of friends. We found the staff friendly and accommodating, especially when we asked to be moved because our original table was in darkness. Service was attentive, but unobtrusive. The set weekend menu was comprehensive and very good value. I shall certainly return.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dear Ken, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review. We aim to delight our guests all the time, therefore, we are truly delighted to learn that we met your expectations and you had a pleasant visit at Avenue wth your friends. Was a pleasure assisting you and we look forward to the next time! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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viptuckmystir
London
238 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every aspect of the restaurant.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you ever so much for taking time to leave such a lovely review! We are over the moon to hear such a great feedback! We are looking forward to welcoming and assisting you at Avenue Restaurant in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice place for a birthday evening meal with friends on a Thursday, it was surprisingly quiet. Stylish place.

Avenue Restaurant
Responded on October 21, 2019

Thank you for taking time to leave a such lovely review- we truly appreciate that. We are looking forward to welcoming and assisting you at Avenue Restaurant in the near future! Kind regards, Tautvyde

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damient
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surperb all around

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mario was brilliant - the hospitality and the quality of the food was second to none. What a wonderful evening. Thank you for hosting us and we will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect location and great food many thanks

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Foden
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place for a Sunday Brunch excellent service.
Pricey cocktails.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful and my date loved the place and its atmosphere

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AL70
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food simple ish but great. Went for the ES deal super bargain. We both had 3 oysters followed by steak(£5 supplement).Will def do again when another deal comes out.

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MollyE
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brunch menu, great service and amazing cocktails. Great value for money. Would recommend and will be going back again

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vipCherry
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a party of four (two couples) we dined at Avenue midweek. The place was about half full. The service was very attentive and the food was good. Everyone enjoyed their choices and the prices we found were very reasonable. I would definately recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning again soon.

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guppyfish
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Avenue. I eat here a couple of times a year and have never been dissappointed. Even on the super good value set menus the food is excellant.

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Agill
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for an indulgent brunch, centrally located with party atmosphere and attentive staff.

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