The Restaurant at The Capital

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Contemporary British
The Restaurant at the Capital Hotel offers each guest true English hospitality
from the exquisite service of the front of house team to the enticing dishes freshly
prepared each day. Under the expert direction of executive chef Adam Simmonds, the
restaurant showcases the finest British-inspired cuisine using local and seasonal
ingredients sourced from small, trusted suppliers and farmers.

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What 7 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.4
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4.0
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PW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Booked for two people and had to increase to four at short notice. One of my guests was a vegetarian so I needed to amend the tasting menu to accommodate this. Chef happily dealt with this request and the evening was a great success.
Would definitely return.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Pleasant setting, refurbished since our last visit. Serving staff including sommelier were very pleasant and enhanced the experience. Scallop starter was on the small side and the sea bream ceviche starter was misjudged - a ceviche shouldn't taste like a Thai salad minus the sugar and chilli. But mains were all tasty and enjoyable and overall it was a good evening.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal, sophisticated food served and presented beautifully. Excellent service.

MA
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very agreeable and reliable although there are not enough winds of good quality at modest prices.
I would much prefer to have a tablecloth.

F
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Food was good, service was bit lacking but okay. We dined early so the dinner experience was calm.

W
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Chefs menu was very good. We felt as if we had the staff's undivided attention. Wait staff were great. The Chef was very helpful with gluten free options and nothing was too much trouble.The future is looking good for this team. We are looking forward to returning. Michelin stars should appear.

SW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant has a new chef since late Mar'19, serving less seafood than before.

The reviews below were submitted before March 31st 2019, when this restaurant changed its chef.
A
London
11 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Fish was excellent as you would expect from Nathan Outlaw. Good value lunch menu and lovely wine list. Sides really let down the meal. Beautiful delicate fish served with a side order of crispy potatoes which honestly resembled potato wedges, very bizarre!

Excellent service and was delighted to see Camel Valley wines on the list too.

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb restaurant. Top quality food and really excellent service.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Outstanding fish, definitely can see the influence at cornerstone Hackney! Loved it and must try for every fish lover !!

TM
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

We were really looking forward to tha dinner but unfortunately it was just average
Nothing very exciting although the fish was cooked well.

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An amazing fish experience. They manage creatively to bring out the different inherent tastes of different types of fish.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Portions too small
Waited too long for food
Nothing great re stmosphere

RH
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional experience! Terrific staff and imaginative cuisine. Such a treat!

RS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thought the food was excellent, we’ll cooked, well presented, my girlfriend is coeliac and was extremely well accommodated (best gluten free bread she’s ever had apparently!) My only slight gripe would be the portion sizes of the tasting menu, I would have liked more it was so tasty! The service was excellent, very friendly, attentive (but not unnnecessarily so), smart but not imposing environment, all in all a very pleasant experience. Highlight was the John Dory, cooked to absolute perfection.

A
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a friend.
We both ate from the lunch set menu, which is very good value. Soup outstanding and fish as you’d expect perfectly cooked.
Recommended.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, service, with a good combination of fish and wines. Children and gluten free friendly. Highly recommended :)

NM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The whole package is very enjoyable. The bar area is perfect for a pre-lunch or dinner drink. The staff are very professional but on our second visit the maitre d’ was exceptional. He was meticulous at the same time being really good fun. Good food great staff what’s not to like-and it’s air conditioned!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing seafood and wonderful service , cosy environment

SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic cooking. The ‘seemingly simple but you know a ton of work has gone into it’ flavour combinations you expect from Nathan outlaw - but without the 6 hour drive to Cornwall

I’ll be back without a doubt

YY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Octupos was sooo good

B
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely lunch here. The bar served us beautifully presented G&Ts in bowl glasses with the usual nibbles. The Cornish sparkling wine would beat any French champagne, although the waiter served the tasting portion to my brother in law and then forgot to top up his glass. He was very put out so my sister had to fetch the wine waiter back promptly!
The fish and accompaniments were excellent as were the deserts. I especially liked the little extras they brought to the table at the start and end of the meal. Overall, a really memorable lunch. Thank you!

OD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food outstanding but bar service left a lot to be desired , expensive bottles of wine with corks but not given opportunity to taste before being poured into2 glasses

d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing and completely satisfying

CT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Lovely restaurant with great food. The ewes curd dumplings with celeriac was superb and we had tasty cocktails to start. Staff were knowledgable about the food and the Irish waitress was very attentive and showed an interest in her customers. Definitely be back on my next trip from Scotland to London

NW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Tucked away behind Harrods we had a very relaxing lunch, nice and quiet, good food and service.

OT
London
66 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The standard was never the same after I think it was Pete Biggs who moved on. Was not a fan of Tom Brown's food. There was also a different atmosphere about the restaurant which seemed less welcoming. Andrew Sawyer has now taken over. Perhaps too soon to judge whether things will change so will probably leave it a while before returning to allow him time to develop own style/standard. That is not to say the food is not good but now getting a little pricey even for the set lunch at £39 and the reduction in the Thursday BYO allowance also makes it a little less attractive (by comparison with Kitchen W8 anyway). Still an enjoyable experience and must end with a note of thanks to the lovely front of house staff (hotel and kitchen).

e
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my second visit to Outlaws, and once again, it did not disappoint. The food overall was imaginative and 2 star quality, and the service was attentive, without being intrusive. My friend, who I’d taken out for her birthday, was highly impressed and was talking about booking Outlaws very soon. What higher recommendation is needed?

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A beautiful hotel with lovely friendly staff.
We had a five course tasting menu.
4/5 of the courses were lovely but myself and my partner were disappointed with the Bass,port,Isaac sauce dish which we both found to be very bland. This dish was tasteless.
However the other courses especially the octopus were delicious.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife booked a table for part of my 50th birthday celebrations.
What a great choice.
We received a warm welcome and were shown into the cosy bar where we enjoyed a couple of drinks before being taken through to the restaurant by the first of many pleasant and cheerful staff who all give the impression that they are part of a team that enjoy what they are doing.
We started with oysters washed down with cornish sparkling wine then decided on the 3 courses (for £62 a bargain )
I opted for the starter of the day (mackerel done 2 ways )and my wife for the cured monkfish. Both dishes were beautiful.
We moved on to brill and cod for our mains which were both cooked to perfection and in no way overpowered by there accompaniments.
I don't often go for sweet but the temptation of the honey and custard tart with quince and the most magnificent gingerbread ice cream was too much to resist and did not disappoint.
Just to add a nice touch to our evening the kitchen produced a plate with a small cake and candle as a surprise for my husbands birthday.

Everything about this establishment was outstanding and special mention to the Irish waitress who added to a very relaxed evening with her pleasant chat throughout the night.
Great stuff.

OT
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly delicious

JS
London
13 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We have not been to the Outlaw before so relied on their website and reviews which were spot on. Nice cosy relaxed atmosphere as part of the Capital Hotel. Nice bar area for a pre-lunch G & T. Friendly staff, excellent food, comprehensive wine list. All in all a very enjoyable lunch.

Only comment is the restaurant area is smaller than it looks in the pictures which means it is quiet and quite formal. Have already recommended it to friends.

k
London
16 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent from the first moment to the last. Food, setting, service all perfect.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu and all dishes were really good. However, it was a bit scant for the price, an extra dish or slightly bigger portions would have made this a perfect experience instead of a very good experience.

C
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I took a very dear friend here for a late lunch as a birthday treat. It was the perfect location before walking to the Albert Hall later on that evening. We enjoyed wonderful cocktails and mocktails in the bar first and then enjoyed a delicious meal.

JD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2017
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Great food, if you're looking for a fine dining seafood experience. Otherwise take a pass - absolutely dead atmosphere. I mean dead - no ambiance and we were 2 of four people in the entire restaurant (seats 50 or so). Would not recommend for anyone or any occasion with participants under 65yrs.

j
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2017
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

My wife and I had a really nice lunch. The ambience was very good and staff attentive but not overly. Our main course was 'lost' in the kitchen - fortunately we were not on a tight schedule - but to compensate an intermediate (soup) course was offered, and accepted; and wine was not charged for. We did not expect or request free wine and this was a nice gesture.
We would visit again.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Capital Hotel has always been a “hidden gem” with fine food. The latest partnership with Nathan Outlaw is no exception. The quality of our evening from the moment we arrived in the bar ( excellent cocktails by the way !) to the end of the meal was exceptional. It, of course, should be as it is not a cheap evening but it delivered in every way. Top marks for a special occasion.

J
London
41 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very nice experience dining here. Whilst the surroundings are very elegant they still manage to maintain a pleasant, almost informal, atmosphere. The menus were intriguing - we went for the Autumn menu and the food was excellent. The courses were perhaps a bit big for us and we couldn't manage a dessert!

G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A very pleasant experience, and it is great to be able to supply your own wine at a moderate corkage. Food was excellent and service was first class