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“Great restaurant”
Review of Asia de Cuba

Asia de Cuba
Ranked #491 of 23,392 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $94
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Cross street: Long Acre
Transit: Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Covent garden, Picadilly Circus
Description: For global travellers with a cultured palate and a love of variety, Asia de Cuba is a destination restaurant with a must-taste fusion philosophy. The iconic St Martins Lane eatery has been newly renovated and now offers an updated menu and whimsical, enchanting interior design. Cuban-born executive concept chef Luis Pous enhances Jeffrey Chodorow's original culinary vision with experimental combinations and a new twist on old favourites. Inspired by the cultural synthesis of old Havana's Chinatown, Pous interprets Asian-influenced Cuban fare for a modern crowd and a discerning palate. The new Asia de Cuba retains the same authentic preparations, tropical accents, and sharing-style presentation loved by guests and food critics alike, now enhanced with a creative new menu and a chic new dining sanctuary. Fresh ingredients, handcrafted dishes, and eye-catching interiors make for an unforgettable dining experience with surprising cultural flavours. Bottomless Brunch runs from Friday to Sunday, with live music on a Saturday. Summer Terrace: Created in partnership with premium gin Tanqueray No. TEN, discover our summer terrace at St Martins Lane which is divided into two elements, representing the hotel’s interior outlets. One part echoes The Den serving Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea that will satisfy and surprise the most discerning of the tipple’s enthusiasts; the other will reflect Asia de Cuba providing a selection of exclusive gin pairings.
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I went for lunch at this restauarant and was very impressed. The service was very good, the food was greatquality and good value. I would recommend it

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

st martins lane, near to covent garden, leicester square, really central...great bar and the restaurant makes you feel at home. Service is good, menu offers a good choice and wine list too. Try the calamari salad and the chicken ! you need to book

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Thank Stefano R
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

The restaurant desk greeting was so-so and we were required to walk to the cloakroom to remove our coats before our name was taken. We believe this is the first restaurant we have ever visited where we had to leave the restaurant area to do this. Maybe the staff have not been trained to help the customers with their coats. Having checked in our own coats where there is a carefully positioned glass for voluntary tips for someone to look after your coat which is somewhat odd for such an upmarket restaurant, we returned to the front of house restaurant reception to be met by a different member of staff who greeted us all over again as if we were entirely new customers. Initially we were shown a dire table in a cramped corner on the lower level. However, we were moved to a much better table on the upper level.
After that the service was very efficient and friendly. However, it would be very pleasant if staff did not call two male diners "gents". The short menu had an interesting mix of small dishes, cooking very much lived up to expectations. Had the pre theatre two course £22 menu with a mojito each. The food portions are very small. The dining room is rather charming in its quirkiness. We would go again.

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Thank IANandARI
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

An interesting fusion style in exotic yet "Habitat-esque" surroundings. The menu is an excitement and prices raise thblood pressure but for a one-off experience it is worth a venture. I found the crab croquesttes to be good and the beef and prawns...service was ok with occasional personal touches. Decor is distinctive at times feeling like a garage and other times as if in an old Heals/Habitat store. I have been seem tasted and will not be back.

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Thank TechnoProf
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Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We were in the area and went to this hotel for breakfast (we weren't guests of the hotel). We ordered off the al la carte menu. The food was expensive and missable, no better than if we had gone to a cafe around the corner. Service was fine. At £40 for a below average breakfast, we felt pretty ripped off. Wouldn't return.

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Thank kittyh1982
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