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Back to Basics

21a Foley Street (Titchfield Village), Oxford Circus, London, W1W 6DS

(((() Fish & Seafood
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
  •  - London
Main course: £18
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday, lunch: 12:00 - 17:00. Monday to Saturday, dinner: 16:00 - 22:00

Ideally set on an appealing corner location, just seconds from Oxford Street, Back to Basics is a unique seafood restaurant in that the menu changes daily, offering 15 different seafood dishes. Established for over 10 years, Back to Basics only orders limited amounts of seafood each day in order to ensure that what you are eating is truly 'The Catch of the Day' and not 'The Catch of Yesterday'. Complementing the food is a selection of over 50 different international wines and for those looking for something other than seafood, there is a good selection of meat dishes and a variety of salads to choose from as well. Simple and informal, with friendly service and outdoor seating in fine weather, Back to Basics is a haven for seafood lovers that more than lives up to its name.

Back to Basics

21a Foley Street (Titchfield Village), Oxford Circus, London, W1W 6DS

Contact +44 2074362181

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Customer reviews for Back to Basics

4.4 (((() (based on 9 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • romantic (7)
  • business (5)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • dinner (3)
  • lunch (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 10 May 2012 by Edward from London

    Lunch for two was perfectly cooked and presented, the fish as always here perfectly fresh. The premises are rather cramped and the tables pretty basic, but the atmosphere and service are friendly and over many years I have never had a meal here which was less than excellent.

  • ((((* 18 March 2012 by Patrick from London

    Saturday night out with the wife. Try the Oysters.

  • (((** 8 March 2012 by Brian from London

    The things that didn't attract me on the restaurant it was the service, people looks opaque, just doing they service. There is no engagement, not a simple "how is your meal?". And the other is the price, too expensive for a meal with this service.

  • ((((( 10 February 2012 by Claire from Radlett

    Delicious food

  • ((((* 2 June 2011 by Linz from London

    booked it online and when i arrived they didnt have me booked in, so if this was a friday i would probably not have had a table. Otherwise it was nice, tables were a bit wonky but nice to sit outside and staff were nice and was great

  • ((((* 11 April 2011 by bladerunner from london

    booked a table for 1300hrs for a goodbye lunch for our boss. The service was good and the food was also a welcome surprise. intend to be dining their again in the near future

  • ((((( 21 February 2011 by CAF from London

    The food was excellent - having been there 2 years ago , was delighted to return and experience the excellent menu. It is a tiny restaurant and not a lot of elbow room however after a few glasses of wine, you forget about this. Ate there a couple of summers ago when the tables spilled out on to the streets which heightened the experience.

  • ((((( 3 January 2011 by Hennie from Pretoria South Africa

    The fish is fresh and prepared in a wonderful way

  • ((((( 24 December 2010 by Matt from London

    Everything about this restaurant sings with perfection! I made a bit of an error when booking - I booked during a weekday thinking the Xmas menu was available, when actually it was only available on weekends - However the kind people there allowed us to have the Xmas menu anyway! Genuine, personal and friendly service is always at hand, perfectly complimenting the delicious fish dishes (although they also cater for those who don't eat fish!). I would recommend Back To Basics to ANYBODY who is in Central London and hungry!

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