Dean Street Townhouse


British | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Part of Nick Jones' Soho House empire, this is a hotel and restaurant space in Dean Street. This 'glorious cream Georgian building, originally home to the Gargolye Club' (their words), has 41 bedrooms alongside a traditional English dining room, seating 120. The all-day menu includes British favourites as well as afternoon tea, weekend brunch and weekly Sunday roast.

Restaurant details

69 - 71 Dean Street, London W1D 3SE
Nearest tube: 
  • Leicester Square
  • Tottenham Court Road
Telephone number: 0207 434 1775
More info: 
  • Private Hire available
  • Bar area


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69 - 71 Dean Street, London W1D 3SE


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 5
Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on April 23, 2010
"Rarely have I found such a dashing place serving such crashing food." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Matthew Norman Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed on February 27, 2010
"Many joints have tried to create the perfect French brasserie serving delectably simple English food, one of us sagely observed, and this is the first to crack the combi­nation." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on February 21, 2010
"Dean Street Townhouse is a knowing place. A clever place. A decoupage of associations, assumptions and ambitions. It may be too clever by half." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on February 12, 2010
"What can I say? I want to be different and complain about everything, but this is exceptionally well done." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Jay Rayner Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed on January 31, 2010
"There is, however, absolutely no excuse for taking peasant food and gussying it up to such a degree that it loses all sense of purpose." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on January 30, 2010
"Preferential treatment or not, the assortment of native and rock oysters was beautiful, and the roast chicken for two was fat and swaggering with perfect stuffing and roast potatoes, and the mixed grill was a macho blowout bang out of the Seventies. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on January 06, 2010
"Propping up the bar, or dividing that chicken, or ordering high tea (yes, high tea! Fish fingers! Macaroni cheese!) – all of them make me happy, which is what a good restaurant’s all about." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Toby Young Independent
Reviewed on December 20, 2009
"A mid-range hotel restaurant is new territory for Jones and Caring, but the fact that the Townhouse has proved such an instant hit suggests they've got it right." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed by December 10, 2009
"...like a lot of visually impressive gaffs the food is a bit of an afterthought. Things get worse over time once restaurateurs realise the average punter has pretty low standards and that the food has to be just good enough." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed on December 10, 2009
"Dean Street Townhouse might not be for everyone, but it’s certainly interesting." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed on December 03, 2009
"This was one pretty sumptuous meal that left us feeling completely well after we had eaten it and for the rest of the day." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on November 27, 2009
"Many people will be prepared to forego quite a lot of originality and ambition for such a high and consistent level of achievement." READ REVIEW