Criterion Restaurant

224 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HP +44 2034631573

Main Course £20
Food Spend £38
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 14:30 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 23:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:30 & 15:30 - 16:00 & 17:30 - 22:30

Excellent evening - staff are lovely

Andrew 25 October 2014
From Near London

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More about Criterion Restaurant

Regarded as one of the most spectacular fine dining restaurants in London, Criterion Restaurant exudes a timeless opulence. Originally opened in 1874, this romantic Grade II-listed restaurant is blessed with grand and enchanting Neo-Byzantine design, and sits at the heart of Piccadilly Circus.

Originally opened in 1874, Criterion exudes luxury and romance. With an utterly compelling interior, The Criterion features gilded ceilings, scarlet velvet and mirrored walls that beautifully reflect the seductive lighting, creating an intimate dining ambience. In a grand, vibrant atmosphere, the famous long bar presents creative cocktails and fine wines.

Sourcing only the finest and freshest ingredients from the British Isles, the culinary highlights include Middle White pork loin, ‘Salt Marsh’ rack of lamb, and roast Aylesbury duck breast. A majestic setting for traditional afternoon tea, enjoy finger sandwiches, homemade cakes, scones and tarts, served alongside a choice of tea or a glass of Criterion's house Champagne.

Live music performances every Wednesday night from 7pm add to the glamorous ambience, and the famous Long Bar with its red velvet seating serves up chic cocktails and wines, as well as indulgences like a half-dozen oysters. The Criterion restaurant in London is under a 1-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.

Customer Reviews for Criterion Restaurant


(based on 811 reviews)

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  • dinner (594)
  • romantic (378)
  • luxury (376)
  • lunch (361)
  • value (230)
  • business (198)
  • large parties (181)
  • afternoon tea (164)
  • private dining (134)
  • entertainment (77)
  • trendy (41)
  • views (29)
  • child friendly (25)
  • breakfast (12)
  • al fresco (7)
26 October 2014 by Julie Hoibak from Worthing
What am amazing room and in such a fantastic location.
Service impeccable.
Champagne Cocktail delicious.
Food excellent.
25 October 2014 by Noreen Kallem from London
overall, very good value for money. would definitely visit again
25 October 2014 by Andrew from Near London
Excellent evening - staff are lovely
24 October 2014 by Carmen Spencer from Mayfair
The room and surroundings are stunning; also really enjoyed the live pianist and singing. I've been to this restaurant four times but the service last night was really slow. The 3 course £25 menu is great value for the location and beautiful surroundings. However the steak and chips isn't worth a £5 supplement!
24 October 2014 by Vivien Kermath from London
Very enjoyable, have already contacted the restaurant to tell them.
23 October 2014 by Christopher Wright from London
Great food, good service, terrific value on the star deal. I introduce a friend, who was unimpressed he is planning to invite other friends.
19 October 2014 by Chris Bridger from London
Food was fantastic, decor was delightful and the service was great- would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone, for any occasion.
19 October 2014 by Roger Demers from OTTAWA
This was most likely one of my best dinning experiences ever.
18 October 2014 by Angela Meyler from Essex
Excellent welcome
Delicious food
Wonderful ambience
Interesting cocktail
Why did re have to sit so near to the people at the next table
when there was so much room
18 October 2014 by Mark Beasley from London
Excellent experience. Beautiful Art Deco room, impeccable service, good food. The champagne cocktails were a highlight. Will definitely go again.

Criterion Restaurant

224 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HP

General: +44 2079300488
Reservations: +44 2034631573

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