The City



More French perfection from the Peter Prescott and Terence Conran partnership. There's a charcuterie counter, sushi bar, members club and private rooms. Head chef David Burke comes via Bibendum and Pont de la Tour. Oh, and Samuel Pepys was born here.

Restaurant details

Address: 85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE

Telephone number: 020 7583 8385

Contact restaurant

Nearest station: Blackfriars

Nearest Station: Blackfriars

Opening times: Monday - Friday 7.30am - midnight

• Private dining available.


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Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on January 29, 2010
"So I end as I began, feeling about Lutyens the way my mythical 1940s heroine feels about her soon-to-be ex-boyfriend: it’s fun, but it’s not fun enough." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Matthew Norman Guardian Estimated score
Reviewed on November 14, 2009
"Lutyens is the second grand bistro – on the bustling Parisian model and concentrating on gutsy, classic dishes – he has opened in London this year, and it is superb." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Andy Lynes Metro
Reviewed on September 02, 2009
"Lutyens probably won't change your life – the Conran formula has become too familiar for that – but it might just make your day." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Joe Joseph Independent Estimated score
Reviewed on August 22, 2009
"...yup, Conran has created another classic French menu bang in the heart of London." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Larushka Ivan-Zadeh London Lite Estimated score
Reviewed on August 20, 2009
"Roast rabbit ... looked like it had leapt straight out the Eighties with its old-fashioned garnish, but you couldn’t fault the flavour, while skate with shrimps... was a no-frills classic." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on August 08, 2009
"There are many things to love about Lutyens, but the food isn't one of them, not yet anyway." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Lisa Markwell Independent
Reviewed on July 26, 2009
"The crubeens... promise much, but are the dud in this otherwise delicious meal." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Strimpel City AM
Reviewed on July 22, 2009
"Whether you go for the high (lobster mousse) or the low (fish and chips), your dish will be served beautifully and – where possible – with fanfare that recalls the food’s fresh origins." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on July 19, 2009
"The menu is good, if a little conservative, but it’s probably right for the clientele." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
"Richard & Peter" Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on July 09, 2009
"...this is a dining room where bistro/brasserie classics are done well, if not remarkably, in surroundings which are arguably just a bit too grand for the menu." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed by July 08, 2009
"The best formulas you don’t need to tamper with – something Terence Conran understands very well." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Feargus O'Sullivan thelondonpaper Estimated score
Reviewed on July 08, 2009
"It’s breezy and charming – but it’s a pity the food isn’t either more generous or, well, cheaper." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 02, 2009
"The execution of the food we ordered was competent but prosaic. It lacked élan, joie de vivre and other similarly useful French words and phrases." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on June 30, 2009
" instantly recognisable Conran opening, great room, great service, top ingredients, adequate if hit and miss execution and a bill at the end that gives you a bit of a shiver." READ REVIEW

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