Forget No Reservations, a new Soho restaurant opening on Wardour Street is boasting that it's reservations-only. Here's what you need to know about Old Tom & English
What you need to know about Old Tom & English
Don't bother coming for lunch - it's only open for dinner Monday to Saturday.
If you like DIY menus you're in the right place - the menu here will consist of small plates with a very British flavour - so Battered Fish and Chips, Welsh Rarebit, and Jam Roly Poly alongside Crispy Cider Braised Pig Cheeks with Apple and Fennel sauce, Cornish Scallops Buerre Blanc & Crispy Black Pudding and Deep Fried Popcorn Cockles.
The drinks list has an Olde English feel - expect to try barrel aged gin, Highgate Negronis and gimlets
You'll have to ring for entry - then you'll enter through the hidden hatch to be seated at the bar, lounge or one of the five personal cloisters.
Owners Maria and Costas Constantinou are Soho stalwarts - they also run The Arts Theatre Club on Frith Street
Old Tom & English will open this November at 187b Wardour Street, W1F 8ZB. Telephone 020 7287 7347. Opening hourse are Monday to Saturday 5.30pm – 11.30pm