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Dabbous

39 Whitfield Street | Fitzrovia, London W1T 2SF, England
(020)7323 1544
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I had high hopes for Dabbous. Although reviewed unevenly on sites like this one, it came recommended by someone whose opinion I trust(ed). And to find a place with a tasting menu that's so reasonably priced just seemed like a bonus. But how wrong it all was.... The best things about the meal were the olives at the beginning, the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Other times not so exciting. 57 pound no show charge per person is off putting. Fixed price menus - two. Starts with olives and salted nuts and ends with cherries- dumb. In between some exciting dishes but far from the basic taste of wonderful basic ingredients simply prepared. They try very hard for new taste combinations. Some work - some... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Finally managed to get a table at Dabbous after failing to do the previous time I was in London. I wasn't disappointed. Ambience - Industrial Chic; Service staff were dressed in fitted T shirts and jeans. The bar in the basement exudes the same cool vibe. I disagree with some of the previous reviewers that a one star michelin restaurant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Dabbous is FAB! A definite must do. Every course brought something new and worthwhile. Personal favourites were the scallop and the tomato on toast. OK the tomato on toast should be pretty basic, but what a great flavour and sometimes simplicity is just what you need. The egg is also great. Basically after having eaten at several restaurants that promised... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were stunned. After waiting for a year to secure a table (ridiculous, we know), my partner and I were over the moon to finally try the restaurant everyone has been raving so much about. We opted for the tasting menu as it seemed reasonably priced (£59 per person). To put it in a nutshell...nothing was spectacular. I felt like... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just had lunch in this 1 Michelin Star restaurant. Very disappointing. The starter of tomato on toast was just that, the signature egg course was ok but main lamb was cold and distinctly mediocre while the cheese dessert ( £5 supplement) was tasteless and bland. The ambiance and service was indifferent and basic. Really not sure how Michelin award their... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went for the 4 course set lunch which was OK but nothing remarkable. Good quality ingredients cooked with skill but lacked any wow factor. Pea puree and granita - just a strong chilled taste of pea - would have preferred this warm. Tomatoes on toast - appeared like reduced tinned tomatoes. I thought I could taste the flour in the... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Here for lunch on Saturday after what seemed like years of trying to a reservation !!!! Dabbous is worth the wait. Food is sublime and given that a) this is London and b) they are the proud owners of a Michelin Star, it really is excellent value for money. We had the eight course tasting menu for £59.00 per head.... More

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14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

It was tough to get in, and probably just about worth it. The pea and mint was first, and outstanding. Nothing else got close, although I liked the egg and the veal. I thought the deserts were a little bland. It's a shame, because this is usually where these Michelin starred places like to show off. And to Dai Y... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had no idea were we were going for lunch and I was alarmed when I heard it was in Fitzrovia having two nights previously eaten there at an ok restaurant. We had booked for 12.30 which i suppose is early and my first impression made my heart sink. Not very full. wooden tables sorry of casual trendy and I... More

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