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A new era

A new era

The Criterion Restaurant is the only culinary destination in the capital blessed with the romance, grandeur and charisma of a neo-Byzantine design. Few would argue that it is one of the most enchanting and, indeed, memorable restaurants in London. Perhaps even the world?

Lush, extravagant and utterly compelling, the interior seduces you with the glint and wink of gold and marble. Look around and absorb the gilded ceiling, the grand windows and imposing arches, the fascinating recesses and mirrored walls. And all of this situated in the effervescent heart of Piccadilly Circus! No wonder the restaurant has such a mythical reputation.

 

When you combine the alluring architecture, the flawless service, the compelling history and the unrivalled cuisine, you can understand why the Criterion Restaurant has been so revered and admired since it first opened its doors in 1873.

And now as we head firmly into the new Millennium, and under the expert guidance and management of a highly experienced team, the restaurant is enjoying a fresh lease of life.

With a gentle and sympathetic restoration having taken place and new staff on board, including a highly acclaimed chef, a shiver of excitement is running through the restaurant as a new chapter in its history gets well and truly underway.

The Criterion Restaurant. The future starts here.

shot of the bar/dining area
shot of the bar/dining area