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Noble Rot

51 Lambs Conduit Street, London, United Kingdom, WC1N 3NB
Critics Review 14/20
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Opening Information

Monday - Saturday, 12:00 - 23:00.
Kitchen hours 12:00 - 14:30 and 18:00 - 21:30.

Our bar is open throughout the day on a first-come-first-service basis. Reservations are the restaurant only.

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
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About Noble Rot

Noble Rot Wine Bar & Restaurant is the home of the cult magazine that blurs the boundaries between gastronomy and the creative arts. Genius chefs Stephen Harris and Paul Weaver from the Michelin-starred Sportsman in Whitstable oversee a menu of fine Franglais-style cooking, while the Noble Rot team have put together a wine list ranging from the deliciously undervalued to hard-to-find gems from the world’s best winemakers.

Cuisine: British, Wine Bar
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Critics Review
Review by Andy Hayler
14/20
I think that the effort that a restaurant puts into its bread is often a pointer to the care taken with the rest of the meal. Some restaurants source lazily, others buy with care and the best usually make at least some of their own. The focaccia here is made in-house and is spectacularly good. Too often this bread can end up dry and disappointing, but here it is gorgeous and supple (17/20). There is also good soda bread that they make here and the top class sourdough from Hedone. I could not resist repeating the signature starter of slip sole (baby Dover sole) with smoked butter, simple yet beautifully cooked (16/20). This was better than a grilled whole mackerel starter with pink grapefruit vinaigrette and some leaves. The grapefruit is a logical pairing with the oily mackerel, but the leaves could have been better and this particular specimen of mackerel had merely ordinary flavour, though it was well cooked (13/20). Halibut braised in oxidised Burgundy with leeks and potatoes was better, the fish accurately cooked and the old wine (a 1998 Batard Montrachet) in which it was cooked added some character (14/20). Even better was squab pigeon from Anjou with puy lentils and peas. The bird was lovely and cooked pink, with its liver adding an interesting extra flavour; the young peas were tender and the puy lentils brought a pleasing earthiness to the dish (easily 15/20). Desserts were a mixed bag. Pistachio cake with blood orange and mascarpone was very enjoyable, the cake having good texture and plenty of nutty flavour, the orange a pleasant contrast to the creamy cheese (14/20). Warm chocolate mousse turned out to be just that, a bowl of melted chocolate mousse. The quality of the chocolate was fine, and I am as big a fan of chocolate as the next person, but there was nothing whatever to go with it, so it was ultra-rich. There was no biscuit to bring another texture, no extra element to cut through the richness, just a bowl of warm chocolate. This is the kind of thing that someone might serve up at a dinner party but I would have hoped for something a bit more here. It was far too rich for me to finish (hard to score, but maybe 12/20 as the chocolate itself was of good quality). Service was capable, and the sommelier in particular knew his stuff. As a little treat they had a rarity on the wine list by the glass – Yquem “Sauternes 2” (£12), a non-vintage wine from the legendary Chateau but not usually sold commercially. It is a much simpler wine than the flagship Yquem but still had lovely fruit showing through. This is the kind of gem that pops up on the list here, a by-product of having owners that run a wine magazine. The bill came to £90 a head with a bottle of the excellent JJ Prum Riesling Kabinett and a glass apiece of the “Sauternes 2”. If you shared a modest bottle of wine from the terrific list then a cost per head for around £65 would be more typical. The meal tonight was more erratic than my first lunch here, but Noble Rot is a most enjoyable place to eat at, with a stunning wine list and some genuinely top notch dishes.
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Visited On Saturday, 18 August 2018

Second time there and will most definitely come back . Brilliant experience. Would ask however, that you remove eel from your menu as it is a critically endangered species.

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Warm, knowledgeable staff. Simple, delicious, well executed food. Of course, the wine list. Can’t remember the name of our server, but she’s from Australia. Such a sweetheart with a passion for wine and service. Thank you!!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 15 August 2018

My third time, and as good as ever. Food and wine were great, and service very good.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

The booking was for 8.15 not 8 pm. The portions were small My gazpacho for example consisted of three spoonfuls sat a cost of three pounds each The wine was very good which one would expect. The dining area was gloomy and I was unable to see the menu but our waiter was very helpful and lent me his mobile phone to illuminate it . I've been several times before but this last experience was deeply disappointing It did occur to me that the tables were overbooked and there was simply not enough of menu items to go round.

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

We absolutely loved our visit to Noble Rot. It was our anniversary and I let them know when booking our table. When we got there we had the most private and romantic table in the restaurant, felt really special. The service and the kindness and attention of the staff was incredible and they made us feel really welcome. The food was beyond delicious! And pairing with wines recommended by the staff was wonderful. The dessert was not as spectacular as the rest of the food though, but overall such a lovely experience we will be coming back and recommending to friends without a doubt.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 August 2018

Noble Rot just manages to be close on perfect ... staff consistently great, a brilliant inventive food and wine list and a room of very happy people . I am a big foodie and this place just knocks me flying every time ....

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

This was my second time at Noble Rot and, like previously, we enjoyed our dinner throughout. Service was very friendly and to the point. Great ambience. Food was just amazing. Would visit again, hopefully soon!

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Visited On Friday, 10 August 2018

We celebrated our wedding anniversary last Friday. We had the set summer lunch with the paired wine. Salt brisket beef salad, whole plaice followed by Eton mess. The wine selection was inspired. Good value, quiet atmosphere and great service from the front of house team.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

Nobel rot never fails to disappoint

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Visited On Thursday, 09 August 2018

What a wonderful restaurant. Fabulous atmosphere, lovely team, great food. And a fine Chablis - what's not to like! I shall be returning at the first opportunity.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

As always: attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, witty service, superb food and drink, and simply buckets of atmosphere.

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 August 2018

I came for the wine and had one of the what meals that I've had in London. Thank you!

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 August 2018

We loved our dinner at Noble Rot from start to finish. The atmosphere is romantic and intimate, the food is delicious and the wines, of course, were outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

We only had the lunch set menu, which was good. I’d like to return and try the full menu and some more wines. Lovely area too. The restaurant is often praised and we weren’t disappointed.

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Visited On Monday, 06 August 2018

Excellent long afternoon lunch. Great cosy intimate atmosphere. Some of the best wines ever recommended!

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

I have been to Noble Rot on numerous occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is simple but full of flavors, you can find some excellent and interesting wines that won't break the bank (lovely Greek rose' for our last Friday lunch) and the service is always charming without being intrusive. Strongly recommended!

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Visited On Saturday, 04 August 2018

Stunning service and cooking. The three courses we ate, were of a high quality and the team serving us were knowledgeable and able to advise us really well. It was a bit quiet at 8 pm on a Saturday night as we arrived but the atmosphere improved by about 9 pm.

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Visited On Friday, 03 August 2018

Excellent service - great wine recommendations, and great wine!

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Excellent service and flawless cooking. As always.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 July 2018

Booked dinner at Noble Rot for my wife's birthday and was not disappointed. The slip sole starter was devine, then got better from there. Look forward to going back soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 August 2018

Loved this! So hip, delicious, and unpretentious

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 August 2018

Great value set lunch menu!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

We had such an amazing meal, and experience. Very well looked after for my fiancées birthday! What a place, the wine list is something else, with the food to match! Can’t wait to come up again! Thank you all!

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 July 2018

never disappointed!

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