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“Great food and service in a lovely setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of One Aldwych

One Aldwych
1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, England
+44 20 73000300
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Ranked #162 of 18,011 Restaurants in London
Price range: $31 - $78
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
The Kingdom of Fife
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great food and service in a lovely setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We just spent a weekend in London and based on reviews from various websites, and location, we chose Indigo for dinner on Saturday night. What an inspired choice! Food was terrific, and service was attentive without being over-the-top. Our only downside was both mains were so delcious we scoffed the lot and had no room for dessert! Maybe wine was a wee bit pricey although it was very good.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stevenage
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Great evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We attended the fizz and film evening at this restaurant and it is a wonderful evening and extremely good value for money. We first watched the film in a very comfortable private cinema and were served very acceptable Champagne and beautifully packaged popcorn. We were then taken to the dining room which has stunning decor and served a very good three course meal. The panacotta was to die for. The wines were very reasonable priced and coffe was accompanied by some very delicious petit fours. I can thoroughly recommend this evening for couples or a group of friends. The staff were very professional but friendly and helpful. We liked the look of the mezzanine floor for larger groups wanting to celebrate.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Expensive but food is good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We tried the Tasting Menu for a Saturday night dinner. I thought £45 for six courses of good food was very reasonable - however the wine prices are on the steep side.

Service was good but unobtrusive.

I found the decor rather sterile. I liked the fact tables were not on top of one another but the whole place felt more suited to the midweek business type customers that I gather it attracts in droves.

I'm also not very fond of restaurants in basements. Bar on the ground floor level seemed to be doing good business - but then it's rather more accessible!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The food was tasty, inventive and both beautifully presented and served with excellence. There was also plenty of it and you were constantly offered more. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion as it is not cheap but a lovely experience as a one off.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous service but average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We chose Indigo at One Aldwych after recommendation from a friend. The location and décor was lovely. We arrived at 12.15 for a 12.30 booking and were told by the doorman that Indigo didn't open until 12.30 and to take a seat in the bar area. However, this was mis-information and when we ventured upstairs we found the restaurant had opened at 12! Aside from this minor irritation the staff service was the most impressive aspect to the restaurant.

The food itself was distinctly average although well presented and the set lunch was well priced. As ever in central London the drinks bill (1 carafe of wine between 3, a small beer and 4 coffees) ended up doubling the bill per head.

A nice restaurant but not special enough for us to venture back ............. but the restaurant staff were fantastic.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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