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.