Review on Shepherd's of Westminster

A favourite bolt-hole for politicians, spin doctors and newspaper pundits, this bastion of all things British stands proudly within shouting distance of the Houses of Parliament. Discretion is the name of the game, and the low-ceilinged dining room is just the ticket, with partitions and pillars providing some degree of privacy for hushed conversation, plotting and deals.

Walls adorned with fine art, posters and 'JAK' cartoons depicting the exploits of founders Peter Langan, Sir Michael Caine and Richard Shepherd CBE add some zest to proceedings, while the menu focuses on true-Brit cooking of the old school with a few French accents for good measure.

Dishes vary with the seasons, but you might open your account with smoked salmon mousse, black pudding with apple and onion sauce or a bowl of green pea soup. Mains promise anything from cottage pie to fillet of halibut with spinach and glazed cheese sauce or roast duck with sage and onion stuffing, while desserts such as Eton mess, summer berry jelly and burnt Cambridge cream hold the fort against pannacotta and profiteroles. Effortlessly smooth service fits the bill, and the wine list pleases Europhiles as well as those loyal to the New World.

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Sun-Fri
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat

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Facilities at Shepherd's of Westminster

  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 112 covers


Shepherd's of Westminster
Marsham Court
Marsham Street
South West London

Nearest tube station: St. James's Park

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