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12A Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RR +44 2081663573

((((* French
Main course: £12
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00

Superb food and wine for a reasonable price. Thoroughly recommended.

Ian Walker 07 November 2015
from London

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Close to vibrant Carnaby Street, Antidote is a stunning wine bar & restaurant split over 2 levels. As well as sumptuous charcuterie offerings, French cuisine is prepared with the finest fresh and seasonal ingredients, and al fresco dining is available on the picturesque terrace.

Focusing on simplicity and quality, head chef Michael Hazelwood compiles the Antidote menu, under the guidance of Mikael Jonsson, chef patron of Michelin-starred Hedone. Light snacks from the larder include a selection of cheeses, chutney and foie gras, and bar snacks offer tapas-style bites like mussels with chilli. Larger dishes include hearty mains like beef a la Provencal, and a selection of aged steaks. Vegetarian options are also served.

Antidote in London boasts a fully organic and biodynamic wine list of around 160 bottles, mainly from the South of France. Everything from rosé to champagne is served, along with a rich dessert list.

3 minutes’ walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station, Antidote restaurant in Soho is passionate about natural flavours, and offers a warm and relaxed ambience.


12A Newburgh Street, London, W1F 7RR

Contact +44 2072878488
Reservations +44 2081663573

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Customer reviews for Antidote

4.1 ((((* (based on 10 reviews)
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  • ((((* by from London

    Very good food, delicious wine and pleasant helpful service. Bit low on atmosphere but so is everywhere on an early January Monday lunchtime. Food is lovely - but small portions so not somewhere to go when starving - but very high quality.

  • (((** by from London

    food and wine was excellent.
    however, it comes in such a small portion we ended up going to another restaurant to eat. only recommed for ladies on a diet.

  • ((((( by from London

    Superb food and wine for a reasonable price. Thoroughly recommended.

  • ((((( by from London

    My guest from yesterday and I are both dedicated food-lovers, and we frequently visit quite a few first-class restaurants in London and abroad. The food, wine and service we received at Antidote was brilliant and most enjoyable. We both agreed that it was one of the best meals we'd ever had, and will most definitely come back again in the near future.

  • ((((* by from london

    Very good food, but portions are just a little bit too small

  • ((((( by from London

    The food arrived quickly and was excellent. Not a massive selection and with only one veggie dish it might be worth checking any and all veggies want it before you go!

  • (((** by from Chelmsford.

    My wife, daughter & I dined yesterday (Sat.) early evening. The web site indicated the availability of the set price Christmas menu. However on arrival we were informed that only the a la carte was available!! We chose from this, & tho the quality of the food was good, the value for money was much less so. In addition, my daughter chose a moderately pricey bottle of wine only to discover that it was undrinkable. The maitre'd was less than amenable to this observation, but did allow us to choose an alternative. The service was pleasant & friendly but not very attentive & we were sat in a dimly lit corner of the small restaurant/bar area. We did dine early, but were struck by the lack of diners, we were alone in this section. All in all a disappointing experience & one that we won't repeat!

  • ((((( by from london

    We went to Antidote Last Thursday for dinner and loved the place.We loved the food because it was cooked in a simple way but it was very tasty. My scallops with confit chicken wings and girolles mushrooms were brillant. The guys chose some steaks and loved it.The wines we have been recommended were also very good and organic. I will definitely be back [...]

  • ((((* by from London

    A couple of days ago, I went to Antidote with some friends because I heard about it and I must admit it was a delightful experience (obviously these guys know their job!). The food was very good (I recommend you the 'Bordelaise' sauce with the meat) and we didn't wait very long to get served. We were advised by the Italian waitress to have one of their very nice French natural wines with our food, which turned out to be very good food pairing. The ambiance was okay (beginning of the week and Olympics I guess) but we were mostly looking for a nice place to chill and to have a nice meal and wines as we are keen on that! I'm really recommending you this place in the middle of Carnaby Street neighborhood :)

  • (((** by from London

    Very good wine and good food, but relatively expensive for what you get - 'French tapas' dishes at mains prices. If you want to have a meal, average spend with wine will put you at £40-60 a head. Service is poor (even at a 12.5% service charge which is about £10-15 of your bill): little help with choice of wine ("depends on what you like...") and rather difficult to get staffs attention. The job seems to be to bring food to the table, nothing more. There are no attempts at pairing wine with food, which admittedly is hard with a tapas style menu. The menu and the 'specials' offers a small range of dishes which does not change often. At this price, London has a lot of better places to offer, but I would still recommend Antidote to a friend, IF YOU ARE IN THIS AREA but perhaps you should just go there for drinks.

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