Under the experienced eye of Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, it’s no wonder Tredwell’s has proved to be a hit, says Anna Frame.
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Just a stone’s throw from Seven Dials, you’ll find an equally bustling diner that’s the brainchild of Michelin-winner Marcus Wareing. Tredwell’s − named after Agatha Christie’s butler in her famous novel
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Spread over three floors, the décor is warm and inviting − think whitewashed brick walls, leather booths, low, intimate lighting and sparkling splashes of brass.
The menu is just as relaxed and informal. There are jars, pots and plates galore that are made for sharing and give you the chance to sample lots from the menu. Even better, all are reasonably priced, and diners with food intolerances and allergies are well catered for.
Sip a cocktail while you choose. We recommend the Down The Apples & Pears, a zesty concoction of vodka, apple, pear, elderflower and thyme; and the Collins, which blends gin, smoked lemon and soda.
We fought over our starters: an Asianinfluenced plate of chargrilled chicken, peanut sauce and cucumber chutney and some fluffy courgette and ricotta fritters. Main courses: a confit of cod with velvety sweet potato, and perfectly pink lamb chops with minty green beans.
Unlike Agatha Christie’s unwitting victims, Tredwell’s is truly alive and well. The only mystery that remains is how such great food can come at such a great price. 4a Upper St. Martin’s Lane, WC2H 9NY. T: 0203764 08407. www.treadwells-london.com