“Rooted in London, globally inspired” are the watchwords of Tredwells. And the far-reaching menu certainly delivers. Take the Scottish scallops starter, which pairs the British-sourced seafood with zhoug, smoked oil aioli, and fresh anchovy. Or the English asparagus with guacamole, parmesan, calamansi, and cured egg yolk. The folks here take pride in fresh British ingredients, from Colchester oysters to Brixham crab, and keep their arms wide open, embracing ingredients and influences from all over to delicious effect.
But what else would you expect from Marcus Wareing? There’s a reason he’s a renowned chef-restaurateur (and Masterchef judge) with a flurry of Michelin stars to his name, after all. Found in the heart of London’s West End, Tredwells is just one of his restaurants and one which, for all the haute cooking skills on display, still manages to feel relaxed. The space itself is a mix of rough exposed brick and gleaming tiles (both off-white and emerald green), soft brown leather upholstery, and crisp white table linens.
The bar, meanwhile, is particularly eye-catching and acts as a lure for many in need of a well-made drink while in Covent Garden. Incidentally, the classic cocktails are a safe bet, but it’s the bespoke offerings that really stand out. The Rhubarb & Ginger Margarita (made with Ocho tequila, rhubarb, ginger, lime, and pink grapefruit) packs a zingy punch, and the New Fashioned (Bulleit Rye, orange marmalade, Angostura bitters) is made to be memorable. Ultimately, whether you’re in the mood for a refined dining or a stiff, well-mixed drink, Tredwells is sure to suit.