34restaurant
Verdict based on 11 critic, 3 blogger and 1 user reviews and awards
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Address: 34 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HD

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 3350 3434

The centrepiece of the kitchen is a bespoke charcoal grill, imported from Argentina. The beef served at 34 includes Scottish dry-aged grass-fed, Australian Wagyu, US prime Creekstone Farm and free-range organic grass-fed beef from northern Argentina… from 34-restaurant.co.uk

Latest reviews of 34

Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

23 April 2013

Lobster Thermidor omelette was huge, rich, and not particularly attractive (…) but had enough chunks of lobster in to justify the £20 and would be the ideal hangover food if you were the kind of person that has £20 to spend on hangover food…

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Grace Dent, Evening Standard

16 March 2012

Beware of writing off 34’s shrimp as an unadventurous choice. Oh, the memory of those six plump, meaty shrimp tails in a souped-up Marie Rose ooze, which I ate while waiting for chef to grill a Bridge of Allan dry-aged rib eye to medium rare!…

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Nicholas Lander, Financial Times

10 February 2012

34’s culinary distinction is that it is not just the steaks that shine. We started with a pungent Cornish fish soup and a salad of potato, octopus and chorizo, before sharing an Argentine sirloin and the best dish of the night, a cep, truffle and prosciutto lasagne…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

7 February 2012

There’s nothing particularly ‘now’ about 34; the area’s not edgy, the menu’s familiar fare, the decor’s unadventurous, bookings are taken and the live pianist is from a whole other era. Neophiles will hate it, but for exactly that reason it has ‘instant classic’ written all over it…

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What the Critics say

Grace_Dent

Grace Dent, Evening Standard

16 March 2012

Beware of writing off 34’s shrimp as an unadventurous choice. Oh, the memory of those six plump, meaty shrimp tails in a souped-up Marie Rose ooze, which I ate while waiting for chef to grill a Bridge of Allan dry-aged rib eye to medium rare!…

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Nicholas Lander, Financial Times

10 February 2012

34’s culinary distinction is that it is not just the steaks that shine. We started with a pungent Cornish fish soup and a salad of potato, octopus and chorizo, before sharing an Argentine sirloin and the best dish of the night, a cep, truffle and prosciutto lasagne…

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Marina O'Loughlin (Metro), Metro

1 February 2012

Oh no, I hear you wail. Not another review of a central London restaurant where the bill makes your heart race and you’ve about as much chance of scoring a window table as you do of getting Simon Cowell up the aisle. Don’t blame me, guv. It’s the economy…

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Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

22 January 2012

I don’t want to sound coarse by banging on, but this certainly isn’t a budget choice: however, it was indulgent, nostalgic and exciting, like lying on a rug made of a tiger. I loved it…

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Giles Coren, The Times

21 January 2012

A menu that is a familiar reshuffle of favourites from the Ivy and other restaurants in the group (…) The addition to the formula is an emphasis on steak, which is in line with current fashion but a shame for me because I’m bored with steak. So bored…

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Tracey MacLeod, The Independent

21 January 2012

For me, 34 lacked the theatrical buzziness of rival opening, The Delaunay. But it will doubtless become a favourite of the Mayfair set, who can watch their steaks sizzling on the grill, all trace of smoke whisked away by a top-of-the-range air conditioning system…

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John Lanchester, The Guardian

20 January 2012

34 is, in its unobtrusive way, very good. You notice the food only if you consciously choose to pay attention – it doesn’t raise its voice – but if you do, you’ll see that the cooking is bang on target…

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RichardVines

Richard Vines, Bloomberg

17 January 2012

I like 34 and I’ll go back. The dining room (designed by Martin Brudnizki) is so elegant, it’s like a magnet. The service is better than I’ve experienced at other Caring restaurants…

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Guy Dimond, Time Out

17 January 2012

This establishment and the international super-rich live in symbiosis. It’s a smooth, luxurious and well-polished sibling of nearby Scotts, also run by Caprice Holdings. And it’s a looker, given a patina of faux-deco to evoke New York, ocean liners and private members’ clubs…

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Jay Rayner, The Observer

1 January 2012

34 is the most self-assured, delicious London restaurant launch in years. Everything, from the look of the place through the killer steaks to the desserts, is bang on. It is sexy and smart. Most of all it feels like it has been there for years rather than just a few weeks…

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AA Gill, The Sunday Times

11 December 2011

Value is all relative, but I don’t feel comfortable eating overcooked short-order muscle that costs more than the waiter makes in a day. Possibly more than the bus boy makes in two days. I feel even less comfortable sitting among people who don’t feel uncomfortable about that…

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What the Bloggers say

Cheese_and_Biscuits

Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

23 April 2013

Lobster Thermidor omelette was huge, rich, and not particularly attractive (…) but had enough chunks of lobster in to justify the £20 and would be the ideal hangover food if you were the kind of person that has £20 to spend on hangover food…

Read full review »
Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

7 February 2012

There’s nothing particularly ‘now’ about 34; the area’s not edgy, the menu’s familiar fare, the decor’s unadventurous, bookings are taken and the live pianist is from a whole other era. Neophiles will hate it, but for exactly that reason it has ‘instant classic’ written all over it…

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Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

25 January 2012

Overall, there is little to dislike about 34: the menu is appealing if hardly ground-breaking, the cooking competent, yet at this price point we could have eaten a significantly higher quality meal, even in Mayfair.  It is comfort food at an uncomfortable price…

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