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“Pleasant food, likable staff”
Review of The Mitre

The Mitre
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Sat, 2/22
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Ranked #1,773 of 27,735 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Notting Hill
Description: Fabulous bar & restaurant in Holland Park. Perfect for intimate and group dining serving classic British & European dishes. Lively bar, terrace & lounge.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the menu looks innovative, the food was actually for the most part pretty standard, though all of it was perfectly cooked. The best item was the only really creative one -- a bream ceviche with sweet potatoes, which all worked quite well.
A very pricey scallop appetizer consisted of three discs in a nondescript sauce, served in a scallop shell with a white sauce and not much flavor despite a promise of garlic.

The best entree turned out to be rabbit confit served over tagliatelle, an enormous portion of a well-conceived dish. Less pasta for the same amount of sauce would have been fine, though. A trout special turned out to be sea trout, much like salmon, served with tiny shrimp, a sea vegetable and a lot of boiled potatoes. The fish was perfectly cooked (though I had not been asked how I wanted it done), but the dish was a bit bland. Our companions had a steak, which was consumed without comment, and a bream dish on what looked like a mountain of mashed potatoes, and again was consumed with out any reaction.

The range of beers here is surprisingly limited. The wine list looked solid, and may well be more of the focus.

The restaurant was very empty on the Monday we lunched here. This is apparently not unusual, since the restaurant currently offers 30% reductions off menu prices for most weekday meals. My guess is they do a good weekend business with brunch each day and Sunday roasts, and those seem the kind of meals that would be done very well here.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019

The Mitre seems busy all day on a Sunday, largely because families and groups of friends like the atmos which the staff - friendly, helpful and efficient - seem to create. Plates are big and yorkshire puddings come with most of the mains which are good but not stunning. It's a big place and serving so many people means that the menu has to be (in the terrible jargon of the restaurant trade) "deskilled". If you had to be picky you'd have to say the roast potatoes weren't quite the best. We all left with clean plates though. But the surroundings are nice and the affogato is good for afters - even better with an amaretto on the side.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2019

Hi,

Thanks for the wonderful review. We're always looking to improve our roasts, so I'll pass the feedback on the potatoes on to the head chef. I'll also pass your praise on to the entire team regarding the atmosphere they create. It's always fantastic to hear that sort of feedback.

I hope we get to see you again in the near future, perhaps in the week when we offer our full menu.

Kind regards,
John.

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Reviewed December 2, 2019

Bedraggled and tired traveller... this was a god send. Warm, comfortable, atmospheric, excellent food for a cold winters day and an attentive and friendly staff. Top marks. Would come back again and highly recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2019

Hi,

Thanks for the wonderful review. We're glad we were able to offer some respite, and look forwards to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,
John.

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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Popped in for a Sunday roast after living in the area for some time and never trying the Mitre. we were recommended to try the lamb which was an excellent choice. The lamb itself was gorgeously cooked and possibly the best we've had outside of Wales for a long time! Gravy was ok but could be a bit more flavoursome and portions could be a bit heartier however the service more than made up this from both John and Perinne, who were excellent hosts and made the experience warm and cosy. Atmosphere was also excellent, reccomend for nice Sunday afternoon

Date of visit: December 2019
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2019

Hi Dylan,

Thank you so much for the lovely review. I definitely need to try welsh gravy after your recommendation!

We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,
John.

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Reviewed November 8, 2019

The Mitre is an absolute must if you're in West London. I am extremely fortunate to live locally but if you're in the area around Notting Hill, Holland Park or Shepherds Bush then I cannot recommend this place enough.
The service is superb, the food is perfect and the setting is great too.

I have been three times now for Sunday lunch and it appears to get better every time.
The food used is superior quality and each element is cooked to perfection.
A lot of London Sunday roasts are very similar and only average but The Mitre deliver one of the best I've ever had.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Greene_K1ng, Manager at The Mitre, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2019

Hi Andy,

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We're glad to hear you have enjoyed our roast several times and that it's getting better each time.

I look forward to seeing you soon. Tomorrow perhaps?

kind regards,
John.

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