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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
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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brighton
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW 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
93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I went for dinner and had a great time. The food was actually a bit more 'mainstream' than Dabbous's reputation led me to believe, but I really enjoyed it all the same. The highlight of my meal was the vanilla dessert that some might accuse to be safe and boring, but it doesn't change the fact that it's ridiculously tasty... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We just went for our anniversary meal and had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Overall, it was a good meal but just that. As my husband said, the tasting menu got progressively worse course by course with the exception of the dessert. With that being said, all food was still good but nothing really stood out contrary to recommendations... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I like this place place. Consistently good food and service cool decor. Agree with the overhyped comments though.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Came here on a warm day (2/8/14) for lunch, staff were friendly, menu looked interesting, so we went for the tasting menu. Ingredients were of a high standard, as was the cooking, but everything was underwhelming, with the exception of the coddled egg, nothing made you go "wow" in terms of presentation or flavour. Wine was self service (for a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Sub standard service with 18-year-old waitress staring at you. Low class clientele. Average and exploratory food. Cramped space worse than McDonalds Bland food. i would not eat there ever again even if they pay me £60 for their "tasting menu". This is why this country is in a recession.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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335 reviews 335 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Tucked away just off Goodge Street is an amazing haven for foodies -Dabbous. There is a 5 week wait for a table in the evening so a friend and I decided to go for lunch instead. Despite being a little early we were given a table and offered still, sparkling or 'Thames' water. It's quite refreshing to be offered tap... More

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