The Criterion

About The Criterion

Whenever we think of the Criterion, we come over all divine about the beautifully -restored, opulent neo-Byzantine decor, the burnished gold ceilings and marble walls, the mosaic and paintings. Anyone less cheeky than Marco Pierre White would have put a swanky, haute cuisine-type eaterie into this venue, but MPW has created a high-level brasserie menu that somehow seems to be just the ticket. What’s Cooking? Roast suckling pig garnished with apple sauce & jus à la marjolaine among others.... and the wine list is superb.

Sample a la carte


- Beef carpaccio, mustard dressing £9.95
- Eggs (benedict sauce hollandaise) £9.00
- Half grilled lobster with béarnaise sauce £14.95
- Parfait of foie gras maison £9.00

Other starters are available.

Main Course

- Ribeye of Aberdeen Angus aux escargots a la béarnaise £18.50
- Duck confit, braised red cabbage, jus gras £17.50
- Roast suckling pig, apple sauce - jus a la marjolaine £16.95
- Rack of lamb, young vegetables, jus romarin £18.50
- Seared tuna, aubergine caviar, sauce vierge £15.95
- Roast chicken a l'Anglaise - bread sauce, breadcrumbs £15.95

Other main courses are available.


- A selection of desserts are available.


Menu du jour @ £14.95 for 2 courses and £17.95 for 3 courses.

Additional Information


224 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, W1J 9HS

Nearest tube:

Piccadilly Circus

Average Price:

£35 - £44

Opening times:

Mon - Sat 12pm - 2:30pm & 5:30pm - 11pm

Dress Code:

Smart casual, no jeans, no trainers