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The Balcon is an opulent and elegant french brasserie. Located in the Sofitel Saint James Hotel, the environment is classy, stylish and spacious. The menu offered is a la carte and the wine list is exhaustive, there are many other drinks available too. They also have a dedicated Anglo-French charcuterie bar. Breakfast options include sumptuous variety of continental delicacies and traditional British breakfast dishes to choose from. Service is a very good, the staff is not only friendly but very helpful as well. It is an all day dining option, much to the delight of the early risers and the late sleepers.
With over three locations, Steak & Co. is fast become one of London's most favored steakhouse chains. Located on Charing Cross Road, one of their outlets offers a great range of scrumptious, juicy and all 'round delicious steaks that are procured from top quality sources and cooked with strictest culinary standards. Apart from these, the restaurant also serves many side dishes, and there's a good drink list available, featuring local beers and wines that couple beautifully with the delectable offerings. Open all week, Steak & Co. makes for a pleasant dining experience.
Promoting a different take on food and wine, this bar and restaurant showcases artisan products from Britain, France, Italy and Spain. There’s a strong emphasis on natural and organic wines created from the best grapes planted in rich soils, with no additions or fertilizers used during the process. The extensive wine list is organized by region - from Alsace to the Alps, Périgord to the Pyrenees, Nantes to Nevers - with staff offering recommendations if you’re feeling spoiled for choice. Food is top-notch and spans the Continental and Mediterranean palate. Feast on delectable scallops and charcuterie. With furniture, paintings and pictures all brought over from the country, it’s no surprise the décor and feel is distinctly French. Bon appétit!
Step back into history as you enter the premises of the Princess Of Wales. Dating back to 1866, and named for a member of the British Royal Family, this pub offers a classic English ambience with soothing ales and wines. Choose from draught and bottled beer; white, red and sparkling wines and specially picked seasonal favorites. Delight in critically acclaimed ales and relish apple pies or fish and chips. The dimly-lit pub with elegant chandeliers will not disappoint those looking for an authentic British experience.
Wagamama serves up a pan-Asian cuisine that features a fusion of eclectic traditional favorites with modern flavors. The fare is made fresh and all items are featured on a dietary menu, allowing guests full access to the ingredients in their food. Orders are taken via electronic pads, meaning that preparation begins in the kitchen as soon as you have made a choice on what to order. Dishes come to the table in the order that they are prepared, which can be problematic for groups who want to eat together. Start off with a range of dumplings, or dive right into the kare noodle soups. The atmosphere is also a major draw with lots of open, light space and minimalist decor. The end result is a dining experience that has only grown in popularity as new locations have opened worldwide.
If you're knocking around Charing Cross Station and want an authentic Italian pizza, La Piazza on Villiers Street is as good an option as any. The pizzas are reasonably priced and the quality is better than most other pizza venues in the area, unless you're prepared to fork out a little extra 'dough'. The service can be a hit or miss depending on how many visitors are in, but generally you won't have any complaints. The restaurant itself is comfortable, spacious and airy.