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Your wedding at The Criterion



Thanks to ELLE magazine

Book your showround now and fall in love with the Criterion over a glass of champagne.

Call our Head of Weddings Kelly Taylor on 0207 839 0105 or on

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Valentine's Day

Valentines Day


This Valentine’s, the Criterion Restaurant hosted an evening of glamour, sophistication and surpise at the most beautiful and romantic restaurant in London.

We even had two proposals on the evening itself!  See our facebook page for the video!


Size Matters Pop Up



Our pop up has arrived: Size Matters in Soho

Size does matter, which is why we have just started a pop up, working with Sun & 13 Cantons pub in Soho. 
Made by the Criterion Head Chef Matthew Foxon, all the dishes in our menu come in 3 sizes: small, medium or large, perfect for sharing (or not).
Whether you come in for a drink with friends after work or for a quick lunch, our Size Matters pop up offers you everything from a small soup to a medium burger and a large selection of mini hotdogs!
Open Monday to Friday for Lunch (12pm to 3pm) and Dinner (6pm  - 10pm) and Saturdays for Dinner (from (6pm to 10pm).
Hurry up, we will only be at Sun & 13 Cantons for 8 weeks!

Criterion Masterclasses


Launching in June, our talented head chef Matthew Foxon will be hosting a series of Masterclasses. Matthew will be sharing his passion and knowledge of some of the finest ingredients from across the British Isles. These classes will include lessons on butchery, bread making and pasta making, participants will be treated to a 3 course lunch afterwards where they can invite their guests to join in and try out their efforts and will receive an apron as a momento of their day.

For more information, call 02078390101 or e-mail

Easter at the Criterion


To celebrate Easter, head chef Matthew Foxon has created a delicious seasonal menu using the finest ingredients from accross the British Isles.

No Easter Sunday would be complete without chocolate, so we will be offering everyone a box of homemade chocolates to take away.

As that wasn't exciting enough, we will be making an egg-xtra large Easter Egg to display - the person to guess the weight correctly will win a dinner for 2 here at the restaurant!

To book call 020 7930 0488 or e-mail

Winners of Best London Restaurant 2011


We are delighted to announce that we have been voted 'Best London Restaurant 2011'.

Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are looking forward to continuing on this success through 2012.

Thank you once again for everyone who voted.

Christmas at the Criterion Restaurant


Christmas has arrived at the Criterion!

Head Chef Matthew Foxon has created some mouth-watering dishes to see us through the festive season.

And since it's the season of good will, we decided to give one of our cocktails a certain golden appeal. Our new Midnight Cocktail has a definate sparkle to it with Prosecco and Goldschlager! Watch the gold leaf get bubbled all around the glass, and it tastes pretty good too!

Celebrate Summer Menu


Head chef Matthew Foxon has created a menu showcasing the freshest and most seasonal ingredients available this summer. Matthew has a passion for seasonal British produce and sources ingredients from independent small farmers across the country.

Works In Progress!


As part of Wesminster's upgrade plan for the 2012 Olympics, Piccadilly Circus is being re-paved. We're sorry for our appearance during the next week where the re-paving will take place outside the restaurant and apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are still open as usual and look forward to welcoming you.

Last Chance to Book 'Cult of Beauty Menu' celebrating the V&A's Exhibition


We are delighted to celebrate the Victoria and Albert museum's major spring exhibition 'The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900' (2nd April - 16th July,) with a special menu inspired by the exhibits and the food made popular in the late1800's. Criterion Restaurant was built at the height of the Aesthetic movement and Eros, one of the exhibitions most iconic sculptures, stands outside on Picccadilly Circus. Our menu is only running until Sarurday 16th July.

Favouritess dishes include; Potted rabbitt with dried fruit, melba toast and pomegranate chutney which pays homage to two William Morris wallpapers, 'Brer Rabbit' and 'Fruit'. Franconian Sausage Co. who specialise in bespoke recipes, have created a sausage exclusively for us that uses Victoria and Albert apples with the best cuts of pork and is formulated from a Mrs Beeton recipe for the 'Victoria and Albert Sausages, potatoo puree, onion and cider sauce'. The chocolate bar as we know it today was created in 1875 and we have created a Criterion tribute to it; dried fruit cheesecake with a nougat centre covered in chocolate with vanilla ice cream.

£24.95 for two courses and £29.95 for three courses with a glass of champagne. As part of the celebrations, the V&A are offering Criterion guests two tickets for the price of one, (priced at £12 each.) Call 020 7930 0488 quoting 'V&A Cult of Beauty' or click here to book on line.

Available Monday - Saturday lunch, Monday - Thursday 5.30-11.30pm, Friday and Saturday 7.00-11.30pm.

We look forward to seeing you!