For a quick lunch we went to Percy & Founders in the (relatively) new development of Fitzroy Place. I’d had my eye on it for a while as I’ve led a couple of tours through the area, stopping off in particular to look at The One and the Many, a rather good sculpture by Peter Randall-Page. It’s a tactile thing with a strong narrative to relate and it contrasts well with the preserved nineteenth century Middlesex Hospital Chapel at the centre of the new development. If you’re in the area it’s worth a detour.
So yes, the restaurant. One of its major upsides is that it has a terrace where you can dine al fresco without sucking up exhaust fumes, which is rare for this part of London. So that’s where we sat. Fellow diners were few at first as we were quite early for lunch, so it was a bit of surprise that after ordering the waiter forgot to bring our drinks – we had to ask for them again when he brought the food.
The food was very good. A standard modern-British menu is reasonably priced for Fitzrovia and my bass was cooked perfectly with plenty of veg on the side. Shared chips were crunchy and fluffy and we wrapped up with a good quality espresso each. The inside (as is usual with these purpose built places) is cavernous so I’m not sure that it’s the kind of place for an intimate meal but for lunch or dinner among friends you could do worse.
To see where else I’ve eaten in 2016 go to the GoogleMap here
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