Welcome to Evelyn’s Table.
The good news is – by virtue of being one of the few reservable spots in Soho – it can be your table, too.
You’ll have to be quick, of course, because the entire restaurant is but a single, L-shaped marble bar, seating up to eleven voyeurs around the bustling open kitchen.
Its diminutive scale is necessitated by the fact that it’s crouched in the renovated wine cellar beneath 250 year old pub, The Blue Posts, and represents the final part of the inn’s restoration into a three storey palace of food and wine by the folks behind vaunted restaurants The Palomar and The Barbary.
Unlike their other spots, however, these seats can be booked, while half are left aside every night for walk-ins. Which, should you need to wait for a table, gives you the perfect excuse to survey the top-floor bar, The Mulwray, and its refined cocktail list first.
Named after Faye Dunaway’s character in the film Chinatown, the intimate chef’s table space shares the same elegant, beautifully designed aesthetic as the two floors above, with the marble dining counter surrounded by muted walls, and topped by retro brass lamps, and smart, bespoke plates… The latter of which you’re handed directly by the chefs in the snug kitchen space, who dutifully top them with seasonal combinations like cuttlefish ragout, Anjou pigeon with lentils, and tagliatelle with cavolo nero and salt cod – plus, there’ll be a daily changing fish dish based on the catch of the day from their Cornish suppliers. But you can rest assured that whatever you’re served will be unfailingly delicious, being, as it is, designed and rustled up by chef Luke Robinson (previously at Bonnie Gull and the Corner Room at Town Hall Hotel). Capped off with a select cheese board and one or two Southern European-styled desserts, the dishes are harmoniously accompanied by a selection of rare bottles and wines handpicked from up-and-coming growers…
Making it all too easy to end up under the Table, too.
NOTE: Evelyn’s Table is open for dinner, Mon-Sat. Half the space is available for walk-ins, but you can also book on their website right HERE.
Evelyn’s Table | Below The Blue Posts, 28 Rupert Street, W1D 6DJ
Look, Xu’s just next door…