Little Quiet, the tiny restaurant on Newbury Street (a small street running parallel to Long Lane) which runs set menu evening meals in a space which only seats about 16 diners from Wednesdays to Saturdays only is, from this week, opening for lunches as well – but only on Thursdays and Fridays.
On its publicity it describes itself as being ‘close to unfindable’, which is true. Newbury Street is short, has little passing pedestrian traffic and there is little evidence in terms of signage that there is a restaurant there at all. The restaurant is at Nos. 24-26 Newbury Street and for those lost without satnav anyway, the postcode is EC1A 7HU.
The restaurateurs can run such as small establishment as it is also the HQ for another culinary venture – The Disappearing Dining Club – which hosts small or large dinner parties, and events such as wedding receptions, at unusual venues across London (see www.disappearingdiningclub.co.uk for details). Little Quiet is also available for private bookings, but for relatively small numbers of people.
What the restaurateurs do is pretty simple; they cook classic European dishes with a Scandinavian touch, and serve with tasty, well-priced wines in the 16-ish seater dining room. It’s intimate, private and open for bookings and walk-ins for Wednesday to Saturday dinners – and now for Thursday and Friday lunches. Dinners are for 2,3 or 6 courses from £30 and the new lunch menu for 1, 2 or 3 courses from £14. The small size of the restaurant space means that the atmosphere is akin to an intimate private dining experience.
All the individual reviews we have seen of the food – and indeed of the whole dining experience at the restaurant – have been highly favourable.