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The Magazine at the Sackler

The Magazine at the Sackler

This is the restaurant housed in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Housed under the fancy new part attached to the grade II listed building, this has German chef Oliver Lange in charge who aims to mix Japanese food with European.

Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7 Marina O'Loughlin Guardian
Reviewed by December 14, 2013
"it's worth a visit, to be wowed by Hadid's vision and looked after by charming Juan Calatayud and his sharply dressed team. The food sure made us react, and I've thought about it a lot since." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 5 AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on December 01, 2013
"The space deserves far, far better and so do the very comely serving staff. While you’re there, though, go and have a look at one of the least known treasures of London." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7.5 Tracey Macleod Independent
Reviewed on November 23, 2013
"The Serpentine's tireless directors are right to try and fill Zaha Hadid's dream-like space with a food offer that's equally ambitious, and clearly there is something clever and interesting going on in the kitchen. But maybe the huge proportions of that glacial exoskeleton of a room were always going to be difficult to animate with heart and soul." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 6 Joe Warwick Metro
Reviewed on November 14, 2013
"I’m guessing that given his own way, Lange would lean more towards Japan and Asia, which is where his talents seem to lie. That he’s being stifled by the Serpentine’s arty souls, in a building this self-consciously wacky, is an irony that I’m guessing is lost on them." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

Telephone number: 020 7298 7552

Cuisine: Fusion

Nearest station: Lancaster Gate

Private Hire available

 

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