British food at the Wigmore in London.
The Facts
NAME: The Wigmore
IT'S: An upmarket take on the traditional British pub

20-07-2017

OPENED: July 20th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The Wigmore is named after Robert Harley, Baron of Wigmore of Herefordshire, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
LOCATION: Upper Regent Street
ADDRESS: 13 Langham Place, W1B 1JA
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Wednesday 11am-12am; Thursday-Saturday 11am-1am
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CONTACT: Tel: 0207 965 0198
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The Wigmore

OPENED 151 DAYS AGO

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The Wigmore is a new ‘modern British tavern’ with food overseen by Michel Roux Jr., open on Regent Street.

The idea behind The Wigmore is to revive the great British pub and its food, albeit with a heavy amount of buffing and fluffing – this comes from the team behind The Langham and a Michelin-starred chef, after all.

The Spot:

This used to be a banking hall and the grand architectural features are still there. It’s connected to The Langham but has its own entrance on Regent Street.

Interior of the Wigmore in London.

The Food:

The food is overseen by Michel Roux Jr… yes, him off Masterchef, The Professionals and Saturday Kitchen. Let us not forget, however, that he also runs Michelin-starred Le Gavroche around the corner, where we once ate one of the most intense, gout-inducing meals of our lives.

The menu here reads like the stuff of British pub dreams, with snacks including a posh cheese toastie and buttered crumpets with steamed cock crab.

There’s a pie, filled with ox cheek and ale, and served with brown sauce, which we assume is house-made and not courtesy of HP (although, to be fair, we wouldn’t mind).

Chips come with Bloody Mary salt, the cabbage is of the trendy Hispi variety and the cured meats come from Cannon and Cannon, so it’s traditional but oh so on trend.

British pub food at the Wigmore in London.

The Drinks:

The beers are a big focus and again they’re ticking the right boxes, with breweries including High Wire, Kernel, Beavertown and Brooklyn making an appearance. There’s also a house brew made by Bermondsey’s Brew by Numbers.

Even some of the cocktails are mixed with beer (‘hoptails’) and we were pleased as punch to see erm, punch on the menu, which The Wigmore describes as ‘an important part of British drinking history’. Well, if you’re going to put it like that then we’ll need to drink it.

There’s wine too, of course, including a selection on tap like the excellent Le Grappin Côtes du Rhône.

The bar at the Wigmore in London.

The Damage:

Snacks come in at around £6, mains £11-16 and sides around £4.50. Desserts are £5-7 and a beer is around a fiver. All in all, it’s pretty reasonable for a restaurant in this location.

In a Nutshell:

We could easily be cynical about a Michelin-starred chef opening a ‘pub’ in this area, but the attention to detail here and the frankly rather lovely menu means we’re eating our words already.

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The Facts
NAME: The Wigmore
IT'S: An upmarket take on the traditional British pub

20-07-2017

OPENED: July 20th, 2017
DID YOU KNOW: The Wigmore is named after Robert Harley, Baron of Wigmore of Herefordshire, 1st Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
LOCATION: Upper Regent Street
ADDRESS: 13 Langham Place, W1B 1JA
CLOSEST TUBE: Oxford Circus
OPENING TIMES: Monday-Wednesday 11am-12am; Thursday-Saturday 11am-1am
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: Tel: 0207 965 0198
FACEBOOK: Visit Facebook
TWITTER: Visit Twitter
INSTAGRAM: Visit Instagram