Creative, classy and popular, Otro is fast becoming a gem of the West End.
All hail Otro, an airy bistro that’s bringing a sense of home to that slightly awkward area between Haymarket and the West End proper. From the team behind New Chapter, there’s the same focus on getting things right for big groups and parties with lots of different menu and room options. That’s not to say a casual tea for two is anything like an afterthought though. Dishes like roast salmon with colcannon cake scream ‘kick off your shoes and relax’ – comforting, simple, but as the mustard butter sauce sinks into the mash, also pretty darn luxurious. Slow-braised pork belly is exactly what you want on a cold evening and manages to be both refined on the plate and warmingly satisfying. Desserts are picture-perfect and a step up from the usual suspects; an oblong slab of panacotta becomes a canvas for sprinkles of rhubarb granita, poached rhubarb slices and crumbled ginger biscuits. This is clearly food from people who like to look after people – warm-hearted, generous and fairly priced, there's a serious risk you'll relax so much you'll miss your train. Thing is, you won’t actually care.
- Private dining: Up to 40 covers
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 120
- Largest group: 42
- Open since: 2017
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 13
- House wine: £19.95 per bottle
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