Beautiful, comfortable room.Beautiful, comfortable room. Food prepared with advanced technical skill that is all in service of making things that taste good, not for show or flash. Generous with the extras. Pricey but not out of line for this level in London. Considerate, largely French service. Would happily go back any time.10/05/2013 00:00:00Friend's birthdayThis was a lovely evening meal together with friends as it was a birthday. The restaurant provided a nice treat as an extra meal for my friend in the form of an extra decorative dessert. The Hungarian wine was a delight, as recommended by the waitress. We would definitely go back10/05/2013 00:00:00Serious cooking in relaxed settingThe food is very creative, but just to the right degree to make this a special experience. The staff are taking the food seriously, but are not obtrusive. Overall very relaxed setting. Have been there a few times now and was never disappointed.09/05/2013 00:00:00Consistently good......This was the fourth time we'd booked Texture. We'd not been for well over a year, and thought it would be nice to go back for our anniversary. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is not large, so there is no over powering noise or activity, just enough background to maintain an ambience, but easy enough to talk over.
We went for the Scandanavian Fish Tasting menu and had a nice bottle of Austrian Riesling. The food was excellent, the service was attentive, but not over bearing. There was a nice touch from the pastry chef at the end with the petit fours.
All in all, thoroughly enjoyable.04/05/2013 00:00:00very nice restaurantWe ordered lunch set meal for our special gathering.
Food was very good, different, and beautifully presented.
Especially the raw Salmon starter was fantastic.
It was quiet so we could enjoy our conversation.
The service was great.
I would go back to the restaurant again for lunch.27/04/2013 00:00:00Deserves two stars!Wonderful experience. The food was brilliant. Creatively conceived, wonderfully cooked, and artistically presented. We had the tasting menu with the wine pairings, which we definitely recommend. This restaurant ranks with some of the finest we have enjoyed. It really deserves to have two Michelin stars, and, with a little effort, could even push through to three.26/04/2013 00:00:00Excellent LunchWe had the set lunch, which was excellent value at less than £30 for 3 courses before service. The food (Icelandic) was quite different, and we felt particularly suitable to those who preferred quality over quantity. The execution of the cooking was first class as also was the presentation. Wines were a little on the expensive side (cheapest bottle £29), but the white Bergerac we chose for just over £30 was full of flavour. The atmosphere was subdued, which was excellent for talking to friends without difficulty due to background noise. The ladies of the party were thrilled with the place, which is very convenient for a break whilst shopping in the Oxford St area.26/04/2013 00:00:00LIved up to its reputationFantastic experience from the moment we arrived until we left. Followed recommendations and had the fish tasting menu. If you dine here, go for it, you will not be disappointed.13/04/2013 00:00:00What a lunch dealTheir lunch menu at Texture for 2 courses at £21.90 and 3 courses at £26.90 is an absolute steal considering their fantastic quality and superb service.11/04/2013 00:00:00perfect for celebrating!We loved the food here and were particularly pleased by the friendly and relaxed welcome we received from each member of staff. The food was imaginative and delicious. We chose to eat a la carte, tempting though the tasting menus looked - and this was a good move. The scallop ceviche was so refreshing and the king crab garlicky and perfectly cooked. My husband loved the steak and ox cheek while my duck breast was rich and generous. My white chocolate, dill and cucumber dessert was exquisite. This food offers food which is interestingly prepared yet light and I like the slight edge of 'foraging' that it offers. The sommelier was very helpful with wine choices and keen to know what we thought afterwards. Altogether a great experience - go!10/04/2013 00:00:00Birthday-dinnerWe had a lovely evening,and we want to come back another time.09/04/2013 00:00:00deliciousWe think the food is unique and delicious. highly recommend for lunch or dinner!06/04/2013 00:00:00What a nice changeFinally, something different and exquisite. Yes, this is a Michelin-starred place but without the fuffle and self-important formality that often comes with the territory. The ambience is relaxed, the staff friendly and knowledgeable, the pace is efficiently unhurried, but above all the food - ah, the food: fresh, clean, novel, light. The main courses were beautifully executed and cooked to a T, but un-mistakenly tasted of what they were. The starters, on the other hand, were otherworldly and a real treat. We tried the scallops and the beet root/goat cheese dishes. Both elevated their ingredients to a higher plane, melding flavours and textures. I would come back and just have the starters. All of them. Yes. Go.06/04/2013 00:00:00Great value lunchI would eat here al a carte really frequently if I could afford it. The food is brilliant, really well presented, and the start of delightful. The restaurant has justly deserved its Michelin star. Until I win the lottery, I will content myself with the amazing value set menu at lunchtime. £21.90 for two courses, £26.90 for three, and you get a lot of extras as well. A great experience.05/04/2013 00:00:00SuperbFood that made you smile - innovative, attractive to look at, and most of all delicious!05/04/2013 00:00:00dining highlight of our tripI spent 2 weeks in the UK. We ate at many restaurants and this was the BEST. It was the most interesting food I have ever had. It was a great meal but also an adventure. I loved every course. The presentation was beautiful as well. Staff were friendly, attentive and quite knowledgeable about the food, ingredients,preparation. They also did a great job selecting wine pairing. I was an expensive meal but well worth it. (A friend recommended this restaurant with great enthusiasm so my expectations were high before I arrived. My expectations were exceeded!)02/04/2013 00:00:00As good as all the recommendations!Texture is one of the restaurants that often slips under the radar however it won't be able to do this forever as according to my dining partner who had visited before this place gets better and better. Outstanding food and quirky combinations, the pigeon dish on the taster menu bring one of the best dishes I have ever eaten while the goats cheese snow was much more of a treat than expected. Excellent service and wine list. If there was one thing noticeable it was the creeping up of prices across the board over time however could this befit a push for that second Michelin star. I think deservedly so...21/03/2013 00:00:00Superb tasting menuOur first visit to this Michelin starred restaurant and we were not disappointed.We opted for the main tasting menu. All dishes were a delight to the palate, right through from the appetiser to the dessert. The rib eye steak was exceptional, the very best I have ever had. The wine pairings were interesting. The service was well paced and polite. The ambience of the restaurant was perfect- buzzing with enough life but the soft furnishings absorb excess noise.16/03/2013 00:00:00OMGEverything is perfect. Especially bread w/ dipping cream, and the milk fed lamb. Never forget the dessert, ice cream with mild cream mousse.
Everything is just right. cannot be better. we're so satisfied.16/03/2013 00:00:00Great Fish Tasting MenuMy husband and I visited for the first time in March 2013 and enjoyed the fish tasting menu. Flavors were great and wine pairing was also very good. Restaurant was able to adjust for special dietary needs without any concern. We would definitely recommend an evening at Texture. While we did not have a drink in the bar/lounge area, it looked like a great place to enjoy some champagne/bubbles or a cocktail.15/03/2013 00:00:00WonderfulThis was my third visit and this restaurant just gets better and better. The food is fantastic, the service excellent and the ambiance quite intimate in the relatively small space. A great spot for a special outing.14/03/2013 00:00:00good value lunch menugood value lunch menu. food perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.09/03/2013 00:00:00Romantic but not a groupThe food is exquisite and everything you would hope for from a Michelin Star restaurant. However, we went as a group and felt that we had to keep our voices to a minimum. Perfect for an intimate supper (and I will be returning) but not so great for a birthday party/group booking.02/03/2013 00:00:00All GoodThe attention to detail was exceptional, the service was top class from very talented and friendly staff. The tasting plate menu had something for all the taste buds. This is not a cheap restaurant but thankfully it can be justified.01/03/2013 00:00:00DinnerMy wife and I had a most pleasant Saturday evening dining experience with excellent food and very professional service.
Care taken with a gluten-free requirement was particularly appreciated.
Well done!23/02/2013 00:00:00Dinner at TextureMy wife and I enjoyed a meal at Texture on Friday night. It was fabulous from start to finish.
Decor, ambience, food, wine and service were all first class. It's not cheap but you get what you pay for. We will be back15/02/2013 00:00:00Fairly intimate setting. ButFairly intimate setting. But overall staff attentive and friendly, food was good for the money and yes I would go back!13/02/2013 00:00:00Business lunch at TextureWow what a restauarnt food superb, bread amazing! Ambience grand dining, decor a little minimalist will return for more....12/02/2013 00:00:00Light as a feather...I never imagined you could do so much with the humble celeriac as they managed to do at Texture. Pickled, puréed, raw and wafer thin slices in a beautifully light and clean broth with shavings of Perigord truffle. Simply exquisite... The starters were by far the highlight. The mains, although competent, lacked the wow factor of the starters. Serive was friendly, attentive and efficient. The restaurant itself is elegant and tasteful. I will be returning very soon...09/02/2013 00:00:00Fantastic flavours !Great atmosphere & nicely imaginative menu - combination of interesting flavours but in simple dishes.
The tasting menu is a great value.08/02/2013 00:00:00This was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Texture and from the moment we stepped into the restaurant we could tell this this was going to be a great experience. A very professional run restaurant with friendly staff and great food. We were surprised that the restaurant was quite small but the tables were well spaced and the ambience very good. Our starters were very good with amazing taste combinations. If we were to be disappointed at all it was with the fact the 3 out of the 4 desserts had chocolate in them so if you didn't want that the choice became limited.02/02/2013 00:00:00High QualityA really enjoyable experience with great, high quality food and wine and pleasant, super-efficient and friendly staff. Have already been back and will do so again with other friends who appreciate top class cuisine.30/01/2013 00:00:00Icelandic hot cuisineI really enjoyed the food and the ambience. Very high standards of food. I loved my artichoke starter with truffle.29/01/2013 16:00:00FantasticWhilst dining at texture. It involved a relaxed but professional dining experience. Scandinavian food has really risen to the top of the culinary world. Although it wasn't overly busy the service still remained of a high standard and was pleasant to be able to speak with our waiter Francois. Overall a great dining experience!!!!22/01/2013 16:00:00Excellent tasting menuWe very much enjoyed our first meal at Texture. We had the tasting menu and wine flight and thoroughly enjoyed every course and pairing. It is correct that the food is comparatively light, so despite having several courses we did not leave feeling that we had greatly over-indulged which can sometimes be the case with tasting menus. The service was good and attentive throughout. Before dinner we enjoyed a glass of champagne at the bar and much appreciated the bacon popcorn and various home-made crisps that were provided with it. Overall highly recommended.18/01/2013 16:00:00outstanding service and cuisineReally enjoyed a dinner with two friends at Texture - was impressed by friendly and excellent service, good advice on wines and a delicious meal with some Icelandic products. Expecially good for seafood and fish. Overall we had a wonderful evening.16/01/2013 16:00:00Very tasty, beautiful roomSaturday night dinner with friends. Fantastic food, not heavy but very tasty. Lovely champagne bar area to sit in for a drink before being seated. Highly recommended.11/01/2013 16:00:00Faultless lunchWe (group of 5) went to Texture last Saturday for lunch and can honestly say it was one of the best eating experiences i've ever had. The food is of an incredibly high standard. Easily on a par with the two, two Michelin star restaurants i've been fortunate to eat in (L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon & Sketch) despite only having one Michelin star.
The staff we're incredible, going out of their way to create incredible bespoke dishes to accommodate both a dairy free diner, and also a gluten free diner.
The decor is lovely, no stuffy white table cloths, just beautiful clean modern decor. Nice and bright with an incredible high Robert Adam ceiling. What's more the set lunch menu offers incredible value at £25 for 3 courses. Highly recommend.11/01/2013 16:00:00Tasting menu the way to goBooked dinner for husband and myself for my 32nd birthday. Checked the menu before going so were aware of the prices. It's not somewhere we can afford to eat at regularly but for a special occasion it was perfect. Had tasting menu with matching wine. It was divine. Every plate was perfect.11/01/2013 16:00:00Perfect and excellent balanceTexture delivered to our high set expectations with very good food, excellent wine choices and superb service. I will definitely come back when visiting London.10/01/2013 16:00:00Getting out of our comfort zoneSet lunch is excellent value. I love the combination of ingredients and the resulting tastes. Appetizer of beetroots, a humble ingredient, is nicely done and does remind one of Scandinavia, where the people apparently use beetroots quite often in their recipes, at least as I have seen on cooking shows! Main course of salted cod, again very Scandinavian, is simply delicious, especially when mixed with the sides of cucumber and other clever spices. I chose it over the pork belly because pork belly is getting a bit boring after all these years of hype. Dessert of Ganache with Icelandic blueberries is fine. I was dining alone as I was travelling by myself, but I did not feel strange in the very comfortable environment.18/12/2012 16:00:00Different (in a good way)This was my first visit to Texture and we took advantage of what was a superb value set lunch on Saturday. The restaurant itself is accessed through their bar and the kitchen is visible at the other end. Not a very big room with high ceiling. It is very comfortable. The staff were very friendly (especially the sommelier, but I may be biased due to the superb wines she was pouring for me) and seem to genuinely care. The combination of the environment and service lends itself to a very relaxing experience. The food is clearly prepared with quite some skill with the balance of flavours flowing through each dish. Very tasty food which is just a bit of a different cuisine. I definitely want to return.15/12/2012 00:00:00Second time at Texture andSecond time at Texture and just as good as the first. From the super cocktails in the bar beforehand to the simply magnificent tasting menu this is a must visit venue.
The food is full of surprises and yes the food textures are wonderful - I defy anyone not to like the taste of snow! Waiters and Sommeliers are knowledgeable and service is watchful to make sure you have eberthing you need without being overbearing
If you want to impress for a special occasion but also have one of the best meals in London then this restaurant is a must.13/12/2012 16:00:00Superb Scandinavian tasting menu!We recently enjoyed the seven-course tasting menu at Texture. The Scandinavian influence was noticeable with a menu emphasizing seafood. The innovative use of herbs was striking. Flavours were clean and light, with minimal preparation allowing the ingredients to shine through. The presentations was stylish without being overdone - the butter was served on a stone and the plates were notable for their unusual ceramic glazes. We appreciated the restaurant's willingness to be flexible on the tasting menu (not all places are) - as no one in our group liked beetroot we were able to substitute the salmon and caviar dish for the beetroot salad. Service was very good - attentive and efficient. The tasting menu was remarkably good value as well!10/12/2012 16:00:00TextureAn outstanding dining experience. We had the tasting menu and it was absolutely terrific. Couldn't fault anything. Service was slick and unobtrusive. We will be back!!!05/12/2012 16:00:00Consistently brilliantBrilliant food, intimate setting, fish dishes that beat anything in london. Hours can pass here in conversation enjoying an amazing wine list and fabulous menu. Been every year since it opened, remain in my top 328/11/2012 00:00:00one of my favoritesanother lovely meal- the presentation is beautiful, and the food yummy14/11/2012 00:00:00Couldn't believe that theCouldn't believe that the manager/ someone wearing a suit turned me down for more fish skin in the intro cracker bowl.
How much could that cost? What was in that bowl was so tiny. Each of us had a piece the size of a thumb nail, literally. As this was the begining of the meal, they are lucky that I don't have a terrible attitude towards them right from the start.
All in all, pleasant and delicious. The customer service = easy request, could have been handled better.09/11/2012 00:00:00Had the lunch offer on SaturdayHad the lunch offer on Saturday afternoon which was outstanding value for the standard of the food including the extras. Will return and this time to try a la carte.19/10/2012 16:00:00TextureThis really is a very good dining experience. Fantastic food, beautifully presented and with friendly, efficient service. It helps to be a fish lover but there's meat on the menu also. I can't wait for my next visit.15/10/2012 16:00:00