Dinner at Criterion

Central London is the hub of musical theatre, comedy clubs and music events. A thrifty tourist’s dream is to find a great pre-theatre meal or evening out without the sometimes extortionate price tag.

Enter Criterion.

Criterion

Though its namesake is the Criterion theatre situated adjacent, the Criterion Restaurant oozes sophistication and offers a welcome oasis away from rainy London.

With its beautifully intricate ceilings and décorplush seats and live pianist, it is perfect for an evening of relaxation.Whether you are a tourist or not, you will be transported away on holiday, at least for an evening.

As part of a 3 course meal, a champagne cocktail comes complimentary on arrival before a selection of well-presented food.

Starter:

Homemade Salmon Gravlax

With lemon mousse, rye bread, capers & pickled shallots

 or

Chicken liver parfait

Served with red onion marmalade, quince, beetroot & Melba toast

 

Main Course:

Pan fried Loch Duart salmon

With beetroot & horseradish puree, samphire & chive beurre blanc

or

Free range chicken, leek & mushroom pie

Served in celeriac puree & braised cabbage

(Though a vegetarian option of potato gnocchi was also available)

Dessert

White chocolate mousse

Poached rhubarb, pistachio granola & dark chocolate

 or

Pecan frangipane tart

Served with orange, pearm cinnamon & mulled Perry sorbet

Though Criterion hosts a number of high profile celebrity events and also offers a spectacular backdrop for any wedding party, it also partakes in a few of pre-/post-theatre deals so enquire ahead and you may be onto an even better deal!

Verdict?

Criterion Restaurant has definitely been The Asian Destination Approved!

Like eating out?

Have you tried:

Boopshi’s

Dishoom

Flesh & Buns

The Rum Kitchen

The Breakfast Club

Sweet craving? Make sure you try:

Ca’Puccino

Ben’s Cookies

Paul’s Macaroons

Or were you after a cheeky drink at:

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

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