Review on Quo Vadis
Founded by Peppino Leoni in the 1926, the original 'Leoni's Quo Vadis' was a fixture of the Soho scene for more than 50 years. New owners Sam and Eddie Hart (of Fino and Barrafina fame) have returned this beautiful and iconic venue to its former glory, with the main restaurant occupying the ground floor, a members' club and two private function rooms above.
There's a new partner and chef at the helm, Jeremy Lee who worked for 16 years at the Blueprint Cafe at Shad Thames. The restaurant has been closed for a month for a quick refurbishment to achieve a lighter and more airy look, the artwork on the walls have gone and tables once more are laid with crisp linen. The restaurant is now a perfect showcase for Lee's daily changing seasonal menu, where fresh ingredients from his enviable list of suppliers are judiciously deployed.
The menu features fetching illustrations from John Broadley which could include starters of jellied pork terrine, pickles and toast or squid, fennel and puntarella. Main courses take in beef and hare pie, whole grilled mackerel and rhubarb or from the grill choose leg of mutton. Desserts home in on the classics with a sticky toffee pudding and ice cream or a chocolate brownie served with fudge sauce and cream. An excellent all day theatre set menu is available, priced at £17.50 for two courses and £20 for three. There is a concise wine list offering good value to complement the food.
British / European
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 8.00 - 11.00am Mon-Fri
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Mon-Sat
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express