Situated in the heart of London's legal district, just off Fleet Street, 28°-50° Fetter Lane’s immediate success soon led to the opening of two sister restaurants, one on Maddox Street and the other on Marylebone Lane. All three have developed their own unique atmosphere and menu, whilst retaining the core values of Agnar Sverrisson’s modern-European style.
The dining room has a relaxed, homely ambiance, with comfy wooden furniture and exposed brick walls. A large wooden bookcase dominates the main dining room and is decorated with various interesting wine bottles and glasses. The front of house staff are friendly and welcoming and have an excellent knowledge of the menu and wine list, and for guests looking for excellent value, the restaurant offer a very reasonably priced three-course set menu at lunch times.
Each restaurant’s menu has a different set of dishes, although visitors to all three restaurants will notice certain similarities. 28°-50° Fetter Lane has an excellent selection of charcuterie and a range of grilled meats such as burgers, corn-fed chicken and rib-eye beef. Head chef Julien Baris has put his stamp on the Fetter Lane menu, but there’s also hints of Agnar Sverrisson’s nordic influence, with dishes such as Icelandic fish pie, Salmon Gravlax with horseradish and Prawns with sorrel, cucumber and rye bread. In contrast to Fetter Lane, the Maddox Street and Marylebone Lane restaurants also offer a range of seafood options such as fresh oysters, Canadian lobster and seafood sharing platters.
When it comes to wine, 28°-50° really come into its own. The restaurant is proud to call itself a wine bar and has an impressive fifteen red and fifteen white wines available by the glass. 2013 UK Sommelier of the Year Clement Robert is the head sommelier at 28°-50° and is a qualified Master of Wine. Working alongside Fetter Lane sommelier Nicolas Stofel he has created one of London’s most unique wine lists, featuring wines from private collectors and allowing visitors to sample wines rarely seen in other London restaurants.