110 Great Portland St. London, W1W 6PQ
There is something calming about Picture, Fitzrovia. A long, seemingly-narrow-but-not-really room, with a skylight at the back, well spaced tables and abstract photographs of rust on the walls – it works, trust us. It says it serves ‘sharing plates’*, but it’s actually more appealing than that. It’s 4 courses of small plates of food and you can have 1, 2, 3, 4 courses as you like. All to yourself. And it’s delicious. Simple, clean flavours neatly divided into vegetable things, fish things, meat things, sweet things. And well sourced, thoughtful cheese choices. It’s the kind of cooking that takes confidence and subtlety not to just feel ordinary – they are firmly the right side of that line. Service is relaxed, striking the right balance between informality and efficiency. And it’s the attention to detail that appeals, from the filtered water to the green tea. You’ll be glad you try it.