- Main course: £15
- Food spend: £40
- Opening hours
- Monday to Saturday: 11:00 - 22:00.
Everything was fantastic. The food was great and impeccable service
10 September 2018
Set at the heart of London's Theatreland, St. Luke's Kitchen is an intimate, imaginative eatery inside the Library hotel and private members' club. Enjoy an ever-evolving set of menus that draw inspiration from various cookbooks, with signature cocktails mixed up at the bar.
Using various cookbooks as well as inspiration from the world of theatre and design, the St. Luke's Kitchen menu features bold tastes of France and Italy. Imaginative starters include the vegetarian grilled courgette with stuffed flower and charcoal egg yolk, while hearty traditional flavours are present in mains like the smoked beef short ribs with wild fennel and bone marrow potato mash. Brunches can also be pre-ordered, with popular choices like homemade pancakes, superfood salads, and Spanish omelettes.
Desserts at St. Luke's Kitchen in Covent Garden include flavourful treats like the praline eclair with lime sorbet, and the vegan-friendly chocolate tart with strawberry. There is also an extensive wine list and range of spirits to sample, as well as inventive cocktails.
A unique dining venue that prides itself on imagination and attention to detail, St. Luke's Kitchen is just off Trafalgar Square, and 4 minutes' walk from Charing Cross Tube Station.
St. Luke's Kitchen
112 St. Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BD
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Customer reviews for St. Luke's Kitchen
(**** 10 December 2018 by Anne from Bristol
My husband and I had come up to London for a special event at Speaker's House so were very much looking forward to our meal, as the reviews had been so good. Booked for 3 p.m. We were taken to a table in the bar area next to someone working on a laptop, which was the first disappointment. About 5 dishes were no longer available on the A La Carte (this was the only menu available at this time of day). Our main course (sea bass) was good but arrived on cold plates. No-one came back to ask if everything was satisfactory so we ate our meal quickly in order that it did not get cold. Time passed. A young woman cleared our plates - I mentioned the cold plates and asked if she would pass this on. No-one came back to us. We waited longer, as we had wanted to order desserts to lift our spirits. Eventually, we felt so abandoned that we asked for the bill - no member of staff, even at that point, enquired about our experience. It was such a disappointment, as the reviews had painted such an inviting picture. Not a pleasant end to an otherwise exciting day. The ratings below reflect our experience therefore I can't recommend this restaurant in any of the categories below.
((*** 6 December 2018 by Alan from Sutton (London borough)
I'm afraid the "dining experience" was a litany of disasters. The main meal I and my wife wanted was not available (at 1 o'clock!). We waited over an hour to get served because it seems our order was lost. When it arrived it was missing a side dish my wife had ordered. No one checked up how we were doing for all the time we were waiting - we had to go to the bar to find out what was going on. The person who served us seemed unsure of the state of the menu. There was also a drink that we wanted unavailable because they didn't have the ingredients (same drink/same lack of ingredient we came across 3-4 weeks ago). Our table was reserved, but upstairs in the mezzanine - no one explained why that was. This is not the first time we have had problems like this at the Lib-rary - in fact I am in the process of generating an email about our whole membership experience. There seems to be a problem with management generally at the place.
(**** 5 December 2018 by Katherine from London
I asked my friends who I was dining with for their feelings on this meal. They ranged from “where’s the focaccia?” to “I honestly don't think you could accurately sum up how bad it was in a review”. To try:
- We arrived at 8 for our 8pm res. We ate our starters at 9.20, we ate our mains at 10.45
- We asked for water, it finally arrived are reminding the staff three times
- The water was served in a pyrex jug from the kitchen with the spout snapped off so it spilled everywhere.
- After about 15 minutes the jug was taken off us to give to another table.
- About an hour later on request we got the jug back. Hope it was washed. It probably wasn’t.
- Upon arrival we requested bread. After a reminder we received 5 half slices of bread for 7 people with a dribble of olive oil.
- There were not enough plates for all 7 of us to have matching plates. V student house vibes.
- 45 minutes after ordering starters we were told most of the starters were not available.
- The starters that did arrive were incomplete (hence the focaccia comment)
- Out of the three beers on the menu only one was available. People from the bar upstairs kept walking past with different beer.
- They ran out of the wine we were drinking. The replacement wine was not very good, but at that point we also had no food.
- Most of the mains were missing advertised constituents. Lamb missing carrots.
- It took about half an hour for them to give us the bill. Were they waiting for us to just walk out? Still up for negotiation.
- They took off the service charge at our request, but no apology, nor discount for the above.
Overall this was potentially the most hysterical dinner I’ve ever been to. Partially because of how abysmal it was and the lack of food coupled with copious volumes of wine.
P.S the Scottish waitress we had was lovely and trying really hard but something is seriously wrong with this place.
((((( 10 September 2018 by Nadia from London
Everything was fantastic. The food was great and impeccable service
(((** 27 June 2018 by Gill from London
Place looked good no doubt when it originally opened, unusually intimate and club like. It's definitely "tired" now. The menu is ordinary, inexpensive for the location but not as interesting as we'd hoped - burgers, risotto etc. Our booking, made a week earlier had been lost - or hadn't got through - but it didn't matter as only one other table was taken. A more interesting interior than the standard Cote across the road, but we would probably have done better to eat there. Certainly at 9.15 we wouldn't have been asked to order desert at the outset so the kitchen could close.
((((( 7 June 2018 by Hive from London
Great food and service. Very accommodating and lovely vibe in the location.
(((** 30 April 2018 by Christine from Perth
Unfortunately when our taxi located the address all we saw was a book store. So we didnt get out of the taxi We didnt find the restaurant and we didnt realise if the restaurant is located in the book store. So we are confused and must've made some stupid mustake.
((((( 9 April 2018 by Julie from Cambridge
Excellent venue if visiting London Coliseum. Warm welcome, started off with drinks in upstairs bar. Good choice of cocktails. Meal in restaurant was lovely, food freshly cooked. Very attentive waiter. Will definitely return. All of our party thought it was an excellent evening. The sticky toffee pudding is a must!
(((** 8 April 2018 by Rebecca from London
Artichoke soup was great
((((* 2 March 2018 by Angela from London
Apart from a glitch when the computer didn’t recognise the booking we had a fine exoereince at St Luke’s .
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