Morden & Lea | Soho Restaurant
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Morden & Lea

Morden & Lea

Morden & Lea has unfortunately now closed down.

Morden & Lea | Soho Restaurant

Loving our new and improved London map.

We’d be lost without it.

While on the subject of maps, allow us to introduce you to Morden & Lea, a restaurant that takes its name from 17th Century London cartographers Robert Morden and Philip Lea: the first to map out the area now known as Soho…

Brought to you by one of Gordon Ramsay’s ex-head chefs, Mark Sargeant – a man who definitely could stand the heat, and so has never got out of the kitchen – it’s a modern European brasserie and bar, handily located just next to the bustling entrance of Chinatown.

You’ll find it – thanks to a map, probably – set out over two distinct levels:

DOWNSTAIRS. This is the relaxed, informal, walk-in friendly part of the restaurant, with a menu teeming with savouries, charcuterie and small plates, breads, oils and thick Levantine dips, as well as six classic cocktails. It’s good that you know about it, because you’re going to walk straight through it (passing the theatre goers en route) and head upstairs, to the floor on which you have a reservation.

UPSTAIRS. It’s pretty. It’s really pretty. And its prettiness is divided evenly over four sections: an intimate cocktail bar, a sky-lit couples’ dining space, a semi-private room overlooking the Wardour Street entrance to China Town, and a group-friendly, banquette-laden lounge.  Meaning that whomever you’re dining with, there’ll be a suitable space for you here.

On Chef Sargeant’s brasserie-style dinner menu there’s a choice of either two (£29) or three (£35) courses, which include dishes like cumin roast quail with smoked aubergine and spiced yoghurt; roast Goosnargh duck with warm peach, almonds and fresh chilli; and poached blueberries with white chocolate and buttermilk pudding.

It’s how blueberries would want to be eaten.

Morden & Lea | 17 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6JP

Morden & Lea has unfortunately now closed down.


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Morden & Lea

17 Wardour Street, Soho, Central London, W1D 6JP


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