The Criterion, situated in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, is an elegant and breathtakingly beautiful restaurant. Originally opened in 1874, the Grade II listed lavish space has undergone a gentle and sympathetic restoration of its spectacular interiors, adding warmth and softness to the space.
Head Chef, Matthew Foxon, has created a Modern European menu that is simple and luxurious, and it is our aim to source the highest possible quality ingredients from within the British Isles. We are a member of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and are working with them to continually improve our sustainability.
Our fish is chosen every morning in the small fishing village of Looe in Cornwall and delivered the same day to ensure freshness. Our meat is all rare breed, sourced from individual farms, free range and outdoor reared, hung for a minimum of five weeks and butchered on the premises. We make our bread and churn our own butter. We also smoke our own fish and make our own pasta, ricotta, ice cream and sorbet.
Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night from 7.30pm, add to the charming ambience. Come and discover this gem of history and timeless elegance for yourself.