We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tiny Bistro, Massive style”
Review of Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds
Ranked #2,242 of 24,426 Restaurants in London
Price range: $27 - $53
Cuisines: European
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: Established 1986, Andrew Edmunds is considered one of the last bastions of 'old Soho'. This 18thc. town house has, for almost thirty years, attracted many loyal customers. A relaxed atmosphere, seasonal menu and famous but reasonably priced wine list have ensured our enduring popularity.
Reviewed April 7, 2013

This place just keeps going and going. It is the real deal as far as a traditional French bistro goes.
Little tables cramped together but great food and lovely staff. There is a constantly changing menu, with really fresh produce. Great choice of wines too.
French seems to be popular again, but forget the new trendy places. This place has been here for years, and there is a reason for that. Its fantastic.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank TheFrankster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (621)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

513 - 517 of 621 reviews

Reviewed April 3, 2013

I've been coming here since 1998. For years it was a lone beacon of fresh, flavourful and well prepared. Now of course, Soho is awash with options. Meanwhile, Andrew Edmunds hasn't change one iota, thank goodness. Telephone for a reservation. I think the best tables are the little booths at the front, by the windows. Great food. Lovely charming atmosphere upstairs (i.e. street level). Reading other reviews here.... yes seating is a little tight but not to the point where your privacy will be compromised. If you must have lots elbow room it's not the place for you. Andrew Edmunds, the man, is an antique print dealer, and his shop right next door is better marked and so might be easier for you to spot.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank ocrumbs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Andrew Edmunds is not quite a fine dining experience, but the food is. The little gem on lexington street is possible to miss as its small store front location may easily be overlooked. This is not a large scale operation but rather and intimate one. THe small room up top has about 7 tables and compliments the equally small space down below. The spaces are tight and compact no doubt but the place earns its bone on food. I had three starters (it was sunday evening and the menus was smaller than most.) First course was the venison and pheasant terrine. It wasn't bad, but the charcuterie places in Portland Oregon make better. Second was the salmon ceviche with avacado. This was superbly designed and executed. Large tasty mouthfuls of salmon in a limey bring with peppers. Lastly, I had the zuchini curry corn fritters with aioli. Delicious. there are only a couple of white and reds by the glass that will go with most of the orders and fairly priced too. So if you are a foodie type person and done need fancy or large dining spaces you will enjoy this place. If french country tavern is not your style you might not like i.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank tfizzle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Went for a midweek lunch with my grown-up children as it was in a convenient location for them whilst I was in London. The service was good but the food was, at best, only average. Welsh rarebit as a starter was just cheese on toast without any frills or any attempt to raise it beyond two simple ingredients. The main courses were okay but not huge - my son had steak which was fine but a little overcooked and my daughter's fish (sea bass) was a little too plain. The wine was expensive - I paid for a single glass what I would expect to pay for the whole bottle in a supermarket. It may attract a few luvvies but I suspect that they go to be seen there - I prefer better and more interesting cooking than being seen to be trendy.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank BigMac58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 21, 2013

My daughter and I ate here yesterday. The atmosphere is lovely, the waitress was really helpful and talked to us about the various wines and was really friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We staretd with a glass of champagne (£6).We shared a gnocchi with spinach and then had haunch of venison and confit duck for our mains and finished with a plate of delicious English cheeses.We had a bottle of Taberner 2007 red wine,which was superb.All this with 12.5 service came to £100. Given the quality of the produce and wine, this was really exceptional value. They only take bookings up to a week in advance and although this can be frustrating, it does mean you don't have to go on long waiting lists. In fact, we booked in the morning for a table that night.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Yas52
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Andrew Edmunds also viewed

 

Been to Andrew Edmunds? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing