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The Restaurant at The Capital

22 Basil Street, SW3 1AN LondonSee map

Average price £43

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £43
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Cornish lemon sole
Wilted greens, clams, samphire, confit Lemon, pink fir potatoes
300gr 35 Dry aged rib eye steak
Spinach, truffle & Parmesan chips, sauce bearnaise
Roasted capsicum, goats cheese & dandelion leaf
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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Sheila F.
    Sheila F.
    • 2 reviews

    Had a wonderful lunch at The Capital. Very attentive staff and the food was exquisite, very modern - we started with ceviche scallops served with beautiful clean tasting sauces and micro-herbs. My friend had pork belly for main, which she said was very moist and well cooked. I had the salmon with mushroom sauces, which were light and delicately flavoured - all beautifully presented. Whilst the portions were not very big, there were lots of little additions like amuse bouche and bread, which were certainly enough. We had the Bookatable deal and it was very reasonable, as it included half a bottle of wine each, which we finished off with our cheese at the end of the meal!

  2. Sarah M.
    Sarah M.
    • one review

    Very good selection of dishes. Excellent waiting staff. Bar and cocktail selection excellent. Fois gras and oysters were outstanding dishes. Decor excellent and we would go again

  3. Sophia L.
    Sophia L.
    • one review

    I came here with my family and we had the tasting menu. The menu was different to that shown on the website which was not marked as a “sample menu” so we were disappointed to see the changes. We were assured by the waiter that all the ingredients would be “fresh and beautiful” and were then served white asparagus from a tin. The other dishes were mediocre at best which was disappointing. We had our coats taken to the cloakroom and when they came back, my brother discovered that the £25 in his pocket had gone missing. Daylight robbery followed by more robbery.

  4. Valeria L.
    Valeria L.
    • one review

    We have been to these restaurant several times for special occasions over the years, and we have always enjoyed the food and the dining experience. Today was however another story. On arrival, we were shown to the bar, and asked 3 times by 3 different people whether we had a reservation, during which time we were asked to enjoy a drink in the bar (for which we were of course charged). We were finally shown to our table 30m after we arrived, and when we received the menu, we were told 'it had changed' - so only 2 options were available, either game-mushroom-celeriac, or take the game out and you have the veggie option. The starter and the main tasted the same - both were covered in mushroom sauce, and the main was the size of a starter (a piece of guinea fowl 6cm long, and 1 wide), served with (I counted) 10 4mm square cubes of a root vegetable. Arrive petite 4 courtesy of the restaurant, and here we have 4 gellies coated in sugars. Now all of this would have been borderline acceptable had we not booked through a website a lunch deal, which included half a bottle of wine. The first bill to come included the wine charge - apparently when we were presented with the wine list and asked to pick (and we chose one of cheapest wines anyway) nobody thought to mention the wine included in our deal was not on the list. We were also charged £55 for a bottle of prosecco, most of which we took home (to the disgust and mockery of the staff, who thought us cheap), where a glass was £9. I will leave you to do the maths. All in all we paid over £170 for 2 dishes that had the same mushroom taste, and Prosecco I can find in Tesco for £10. So, the verdict is, we will not dine at this restaurant again, and if you are in the area, I suggest you avoid it too.

  5. Gary W.
    Gary W.
    • one review

    I took my fiancé as a Christmas present and couldn't have been happier. The service was exemplary and the wine suggestions to go with our meals were spot on in every way.

  6. Tony C.
    Tony C.
    • 2 reviews

    Menu was very limited but food was very nice and beautifully presented. Very nice service . Only downfall was there was no atmosphere we were the only ones in the restaurant for the entire evening !

  7. Sumit M.
    Sumit M.
    • one review

    Great Food Service Ambience

  8. Frances B.
    Frances B.
    • one review

    Enjoyed the lunch and would love to go again

  9. Raymond R.
    Raymond R.
    • one review

    Having been good clients at the restaurant in the hotel for a very long time. We were so upset to see how the whole bar and restaurant has evolved to this.

  10. Jill S.
    Jill S.
    • one review

    The staff was very friendly but the food was very disappointing. The bill was over £700 for the 4 of us (four standard tasting menus and two wine flights) and there were no stand out dishes. May of the dishes were over seasoned and the sauces over powered the fish. We wanted to really love it but it was a very big disappointment. Also, my husband said at the start of the meal he didn't eat chocolate but they still brought him the (standard) chocolate dessert, as well as the wrong type of tea. You expect more from a michelin star restaurant. Especially at these prices.

  11. Nick S.
    Nick S.
    • one review


  12. Bankim T.
    Bankim T.
    • one review

    Nice restaurant, great food and service. My only criticism (and this is a long term issue with this room) is that the the lighting is really very harsh.

  13. Ross A.
    Ross A.
    • one review

    We had an absolutely fabulous experience. Each dish was beautifully presented and delicious. The wine flight was perfect and very interestingly matched. Just delightful and as for fantastic value.

  14. Aaron W.
    Aaron W.
    • one review

    Great wine selection alongside the market tasting menu. Best dish for me was the gurnard with cauliflower in a jalapeño sauce. Service was top notch and we were lucky enough to have Nathan in the kitchen during our lunch.

  15. Sarah R.
    Sarah R.
    • one review

    Good was amazing and service was excellent. Had a great birthday meal for my Dad. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will go back again!

  16. Mark O.
    Mark O.
    • 2 reviews

    Nice dining room and good location. Initial 'waitering' service was rather chaotic. We were sat down and given our choice of water, no menus, no wine list, no asking if we would like a pre-prandial drink. We were then left. The next event was the arrival of the amuse bouche at which point I demanded a wine list. Eventually a more (it appeared) senior person arrived and took our drinks order and he looked after us well for the rest of the evening. I'm afraid I 'smelled' the 'some staff can only do some tasks' problem. The food was generally excellent. I had stuffed squid and turbot along with excellent roast potatoes with mayonnaise. My companions had puddings and were very complimentary about them. I had cheese which was pretty indifferent; this trend to serve local copies of (say) French cheeses just does not work; if,as I suspect' fewer guests are choosing cheese so a proper cheese trolley is not feasible then I would have a savoury cheese item on the menu instead (perhaps some sort of tart or a souffle).

  17. Lorraine B.
    Lorraine B.
    • one review

    The food and wine pairing was excellent. The squid was a little over cooked but other than that the food was outstanding. The waiting staff were knowledgeable, polite and charming.

  18. Bethanie E.
    Bethanie E.
    • one review

    We loved our visit to Outlaws. It has been my partner's dream to come and eat here so it was fulfilled surprisingly on his birthday. The staff were very friendly and had a less formal feel about the place which instantly made us feel comfortable. We really enjoyed that we received some canapes before we selected our courses from the menu. The duck and salmon starters were perfectly coupled together with the other elements on the plate. We do dine out every now and then at home however this is the first time we have experienced fine dining and left the restaurant with a full belly- the portion sizes were very generous unlike most other places. The only little niggle I had when at Outlaws, although the staff were great, when I asked if there was a non alcoholic menu the first waiter said she would go check but never came back with an answer so I assumed she forgot but when asking the other member of staff he didn't know what it was (cordial/non-alcoholic) and when I asked for a mocktail in the end they still seemed confused and just bought me some lime cordial in a little pourer so i could add it to my water myself on the table. So maybe some training on the non alcoholic drinks menu as neither my partner or I drink. We also really appreciate it when the staff came at the end and took a very flavourful Meringue with a candle it in saying happy birthday to my partner we felt very cared for.

  19. Denise W.
    Denise W.
    • one review

    We were 6 friends who have known each other for 48 years! We all felt that we had an excellent meal. I love eating at the Fish Kitchen in Port Isaac and this was definitely on a par. Slight negative was the drilling in the bar but that could not be helped. Apologies were made. Overall dining experience was excellent. Look forward to Nathan at The Goring!

  20. Jennifer H.
    Jennifer H.
    • one review

    The hotel right beside the restaurant was under rennovation, so it was quite quiet when we went for dinner. Overall we were very impressed by the quality of service and ambience. The team was very kind and was willing to explain every little detail about the dishes. We were particularly delighted about the choice of wine for each dish - a young red paired with cod was an adventurous choice, and worked well with the dish. The food was great, and everything was cooked perfectly. Only areas of improvement are: the bread could have been toasted or warmed up before service (an issue we encounter in London generally), and that the chef could have been more experimental with the dishes, using a larger variety of spices and techniques.

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Opening time

Lunch: Thursday through Sunday from 11am until 3pm

Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday from 3pm until 10pm

How to get to the restaurant

22 Basil Street, SW3 1AN, London, United Kingdom

Directions to get there

Greater London, , Chelsea, Knightsbridge, South West London


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