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53 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia, London

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9/10 from 3 user reviews
Address:53 Cleveland Street

Map:Location map & what's nearby



Nearest Station:Goodge Street

Telephone: 020 7580 7608

Opening Hours:Monday - Friday: 12:00 am to 11:00 pm or earlier for office meetings (refreshments available)
Saturdays: 06:00 pm to 11:00 pm or earlier for group bookings
Sundays: Opened only for parties of 10 or more, please contact us on 0207 580 7608

Menu:See Menu

Party bookings accepted Private hire available Booking advisable Children welcome Credit cards accepted Background music Private space

About: At Terra you can find healthy Mediterranean cuisine all freshly prepared on premises, a taste of Mediterranean food is located walking distance from Great Portland Street, Warren Street, Goodge Street and Oxford Circus tube stations in the hart of London, West End.

Busy with local office workers, shoppers and Fitzrovia locals, Terra is conveniently located for business meetings and after-work meals. Split over two levels, the restaurant has a rustic interior. Popular dishes include chargrilled goat's cheese served on homemade ciabatta bread with raspberry sauce; grilled salmon with boiled vegetables and new potatoes; and the fillet steak served with your choice of sauces and chunky chips. Terra boasts a short but excellent list of Italian, French and Chilean wines.

Terra is a reasonably priced, cheap and cheerful neighbourhood restaurant serving freshly made Mediterranean food with friendly service..

The Venue
The warm welcome transports you to any local eatery in the heart of the Mediterranean, one you might stumble across after a day exploring on holiday (rather than a long day in the office). The decor is a little like a grotto, with fairy lights, twinkling threads and leafy adornments - a sprig of mistletoe wouldn't be out of place. Whilst this gives it a vaguely dated feel, the festivity does fit comfortably amongst the dark wooden table and chairs in the small dining room, stretching back to the kitchen where you can catch a glimpse of the chefs at work.

The Atmosphere
Service is leisurely, with enough time to build up your appetite between courses, but also enough time to enjoy the temptations on the menu as you make your choices over a glass of wine at the start of the evening. There's a steady stream of customers, adding to the quiet buzz and proving the justified popularity of the place.

The Food
Starters are delicious and portions are plentiful. Choux de crabs (£5.95) is out of this world, made of homemade pastry filled with fresh crab and topped with hollandaise sauce. Gamberoni (£5.45) are succulent, tail on with homemade bread to scoop up the sauce.

For main course the roasted seabass (£13.95) with rosemary sauce is full of flavour. The accompanying vegetables and potatoes have good texture, adding another complementary taste to the mix. Duck breast (£12.45) is beautifully cooked and soft, with leak, orange and ginger sauce taking on the flavours of the dish.

Desserts are all made on premises therefore please check our board when you come in.

The Drink
A selection of wines from Italy start at £3.60 or £14.95 for a bottle of house and range up to around £20, with an affordable prosecco (£24) and house Champagne (£35) too. The house white is like a refreshing grape juice, lovely to drink with all of the equally fresh home cooking.

The Last Word
The backstreet location just adds to Terra's easy charm and authentic quality and character that's difficult to find in the heart of London.

We are based just opposite of the famous Cleveland Street Workhouse that was built in 1775 and it is the best preserved Georgian era workhouse in Central London, one of only three remaining in the Capital.
Recent research has revealed that the building was the likely inspiration for Charles Dickensí Oliver Twist, since the famous author lived only a few doors away, on the same side of the road, for nearly five years of his young life, before he became famous.


The Latest User Reviews of Terra

User Rating: 10 / 10
A Customer
Member since: Sep 2006
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This place is fab, remains reasonably priced, food is actually well cooked without fuss or silliness and the staff are VERY good. We have twice taken a large party with us - and they have never made us feel that we are an inconvenience.

Added on Thu 08 Apr 2010 at 23:49:28
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User Rating: 9 / 10
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11 of us went out for a meal and based on some good reviews we gave Terra a try. It was a huge hit, everybody enjoyed it and the price was reasonable. The Salmon Penne pasta and the seafood skewers were a big hit. overall a very positive experience.

Added on Sun 03 Jan 2010 at 00:52:14
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User Rating: 9 / 10
Thomas Gorrie
Member since: Jun 2005
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I always make a point of stopping at Terra when I'm in London, the staff are warm and charming, and the food is wonderful. I'm from Canada, and going to Terra makes me just a little less homesick when I'm away.

Added on Fri 17 Jun 2005 at 00:34:19
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