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1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, England
+44 20 7300 0300
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
6 Apr 2016
“Perfect after Theatre option”
28 Jul 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, British, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, England
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Perfect after Theatre dinner option. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the staff was friendly and very nice. The food was great quality and with really high standard presentation . Wide choice of finest wines and gorgeous desserts. I would definitely recommend and for sure we will...More

Thank daisy742014
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Axis...... If you have not visited then you are missing out on something!! It maybe considered a little pricey but whatever your tipple.. whether it's alchoholic or not the venue never disappoints!! Check it out... I don't think you'll be disappointed. disappointed... Cheers!!

Thank DB1Essex
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Arrived at 5-30 for a three course pre theatre dinner. Basement a bit dull but the waitress was friendly, service throughout was timely and the food was very good. In particular the lamb shoulder was tender and tasty. House wine very drinkable. Plenty of time...More

1  Thank Col07
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The surroundings (a basement with a very high ceiling) are well designed and there is plenty of space between tables. Aperitifs were very expensive, but the cheapest red wine (South African) was good value. When I start my evening meal at 5.45, I don't want...More

Thank johnGerrardsCross
Reviewed 31 March 2015

we booked this in conjuntion with a visit to the theatre. The restaurant was very quiet, I suspect as not many shows on a Sunday evening. Waiting staff were very attentive and the food very nice. Lovely warm rolls to start with and good quality,...More

1  Thank kibongi1965
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Came here for a business lunch and very mixed. Really has no wow factor or ambiance, you could be anywhere. It's hard when the restaurant is effectively in the basement of the building which this one is and to be fair its relatively bright but...More

Thank RJB1000
Reviewed 26 March 2015

The basement space is well designed and makes good use of its high ceilings to make some dramatic statements. We ate a la carte. The food had occasional highlights, eg the seafood bisque, but the mains were rather perfunctorily put together, and the dessert distinctly...More

Thank Periplus
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Loved the setting in a windowless basement because the atmosphere and lighting were just right.The service was good if a little slow due to a couple of high maintenance diners.We enjoyed our starters of butternut soup and smoked salmon.We both had lamb rump for our...More

Reviewed 22 March 2015

Booked for a evening fixed price dinner. Food choice was limited: lamb, risotto or bream. Went for lamb. Served with 3 minute Jersey potatoes and 8 peas. Champagne and wine was ok. Dessert was 3 slices of stale fruit loaf and 2 tiny slivers of...More

Thank John186376
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We visited Axis for dinner on a pretty quiet Thursday evening. We decided to visit Axis to take advantage of the excellent special offer: 3 courses, glass of Champagne and carafe of wine for £60 per couple. My first thought was that the restaurant felt...More

Thank Will B
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$26 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, England
  • Public Transportation: Tube: Covent Garden
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7300 0300
  • E-mail
Axis at One Aldwych is back with a fabulous new menu from Executive Chef, Dominic Teague. The striking restaurant with its Covent Garden location is ideal for those seeking great food and good conversation, far removed from the buzz outside. The new Axis menu focuses on seasonal ingredients and embraces the best of British, including foraged foods such as delicate sea purslane and wood sorrel. The Modern British menu offers all of this in abundance, not forgetting a list of exciting artisanal cheeses.Stand-out dishes include a starter of 'Pan fried and tartare of mackerel, watercress and warm shellfish vinaigrette' and a main course of 'Highland venison loin rolled in mustard and soft herbs, braised shoulder and celeriac'.Desserts are not to be missed - you'll be torn between 'Savarin of citrus fruits and rosehip sorbet' and 'Scottish honey parfait with preserved figs'. With its enviable Theatreland location and a fixed price menu reflective of the style of the à la carte menu, Axis is the perfect spot for a bite to eat before the performance.
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