Les 110 de Taillevent Oxford Circus

This restaurant is lush and sumptuous, all green velvet and leather in what I assume is a former bank because of the very high ceilings. The service is polished and professional and they very kindly seated us a little away from the action to accommodate my sleeping child. I discovered Les 110 because I’d eaten their lobster bisque spelt risotto at the Taste festival and hadn’t stopped thinking about it since. I ordered it again as a starter on this visit and if I was an old rich eccentric woman I’d go there for lunch and eat it every damn day.

Les 110 have also got a very clever wine pairing system going on, two columns either side of the menu detail which wine pairs best with each dish in four budget categories. It’s great place to go if you love wine but are a bit of a novice in the ways of the grape. Yes I stole that line from The Night Manager. Yes, all my references are outdated. I have a baby.

What’s good? That risotto. Some incredible Gruyère Gougères which were complimentary(!) at the start of the meal. Everything is made with expert precision here. I cannot think of a single thing I would change.

Kid friendly? Indeed. Although once Max woke up it was perhaps not quite bustling enough to keep him entertained. Even though this place is quite fancy and I got the fear taking him here because fancy, if nothing more, usually means quiet, the absolute professionalism of the staff made it easier than I’d expected.

✗baby change facilities – there is an accessible toilet though so in a pinch

✓highchairs available

✓cool with breastfeeding

✗loads of other parents

✓space for buggies

✗children’s menu

✗toys/play area

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