Reserve a Table
Reserve a table
To make a reservation, please use the booking widget, which offers real-time bookings using the “instant book” buttons. Tables at the most popular times (7pm-8pm) generally get booked up first.
If “instant book” is not available for the exact time you want, do check to see if it is available at a slightly different time or if there is a table in the garden.
You can make an enquiry and we will respond within 24 hours but generally it is best to use the “instant book” buttons.
For a group booking please enter the number of guests, the date/time and make an enquiry and we will respond within 24 hours.
Last Minute Reservations
If you wish to make a last minute reservation (less than a few hours before you would like to dine) and can’t find an “instant book” table slot, please DO NOT MAKE AN ENQUIRY on the widget. Just call us on 020 7186 5555 and we will try to find a table for you!
If you are local and want to “try your luck” you are welcome to do so, but we suggest calling first to check how busy we are.
Eat indoors or 'al fresco'
Our courtyard garden is covered with a temporary roof to keep you dry. We have four powerful IR heaters to keep the chill off during colder weather, and sun shades and fans to keep you cool during warmer weather.
Demand for tables, both indoors and outdoors is generally high in the evenings – especially at weekends. so we recommend you secure a table well in advance.
We take credit card authorisations to secure tables. Your card would only be charged in the event that you do not honour the reservation without giving us at least 24 hours notice (48-72 hours for tables of 8-20).
Frequently Asked Questions
We strongly recommend booking a table – especially at weekends (Friday evening – Sunday afternoon). We generally keep tables on the front terrace for last minute bookings and walk-in guests on the day – subject to suitable weather.
We generally recommend two hours for tables of two, increasing up to three hours for a table of 10 and more for larger groups.
If you are requesting the Tasting Menu, we generally recommend a minimum of two and a half – three hours to enjoy it fully.
Tables booked in the afternoon and early evening may have a second sitting later and we may need to stick to the return time.
Tables booked after 8pm do not normally have a specific return time (we generally close about 2-3 hours after the last table arrives.
Unfortunately, experience shows that occasionally guests book a table and then do not honour their
reservation (i.e. they just don’t show up). This means that we are holding a table, which other guests
could have booked and because we are not in a prime footfall area we are unlikely to be able to fill
booked tables with “walk-in” guests.
Unlike some restaurants, which actually take a deposit to secure tables, we only take a card
authorisation to confirm tables at busy times. We would only charge the card if you did not honour
the reservation without giving us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation (48-72 hours notice in the
case of larger parties)
No, the card guarantee would only be used if you did not honour the booking or if you do not cancel without giving us enough notice. The card you pay with on the night can be the same one or a completely different one.
We do understand that during the pandemic things can change at the last minute, and we
can generally make exceptions and be flexible if you call us and explain the situation.
In the worst case scenario – providing you give us at least a couple of hours’ notice – we
may charge your card with a late cancellation charge, but issue you with a voucher which you can
use on a future occasion.
If you are booking a large group, or need exclusive use of an area of the restaurant, we may take a
deposit up-front, which is then either offset against the bill, or refunded to you (if the
bill is paid in full).
Reservation Terms and Conditions
We take credit card authorisations of £20 per head for all tables at weekends and for most tables on weekday evenings. For weekday lunches we may request card authorisations of £10 per head.
We will not charge anything on the card unless you fail to honour your reservation without giving us at least 24 hours notice of cancellation (this increases to 48 hours or more for a total cancellation of larger parties).
We understand that circumstances may change on the day – particularly during the Covid pandemic. We will try to be as flexible as possible within the last 24 hours and may waive the charge if you contact us and explain the situation at the earliest opportunity. Alternatively, we may make the charge and offer you a voucher to the same value to be redeemed on a future date. We are likely to make a charge on the card if either you just don’t turn up, or if you try to cancel the booking yourself without contacting us within the last 24 hour period.
If the numbers of guests changes on the day, please let us know at the earliest opportunity. We generally take a reasonable approach to changes of number on the day and understand that one or two people could drop out. However, if the number of guests dining decreases by more than 20% of those booked we may make a charge on the card for those guests who are absent – particularly if we are not informed about the change at least two hours prior to arrival. Please also be advised that if the number of guests ends up more than the table capacity we may not be able to accommodate the extra guest(s).
For private hire of the whole restaurant, or for a part of the restaurant (eg the garden, or the main restaurant) we require a deposit up-front at the time of booking. Please enquire.