The Adam And Eve

77A Wells Street, London

Delicious food fresh flavours and a cosy atmosphere

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Address:77A Wells Street
Map:Map & nearby
Venue Type:Public Houses & Inns
Nearest Station:Oxford Circus
Opening Hours:

Mon:11:00 - 23:00
Tue:11:00 - 23:00
Wed:11:00 - 23:00
Thu:11:00 - 23:00
Fri:11:00 - 23:00
Sat:12:00 - 23:00
Sun:12:00 - 22:00

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"Delicious food fresh flavours and a cosy atmosphere"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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Tucked away just off Oxford Street, The Adam & Eve has had a refresh for the new season and reopened in September following something of a facelift. The classic Young’s pub vibe is still there, but with a vibrant new interior and new hot desking space for guests with free wifi and freshly brewed coffee.

Set slightly aside from the buzzing main pub space the dining room with its rich green and teal walls and House of Hackney-esque wallpaper is reminiscent of an interiors spread rather than a central London pub, and the newly-revamped menu from Head Chef Tony Sweeny isn’t far behind.

An appetiser of lamb nuggets with harissa fondue presented shells of crispy breadcrumbs filled with the tenderest shreds of delicate lamb, with the harissa sauce affording just the right amount of punch. A Smoked Haddock “John Bull”arrive an absolute hunk of fish and potato with a cured mayo, kedgeree in flavour and a decent portion for the £7.50 price tag; if you weren’t hungry enough for a main this hearty fare would more than fo the trick.

The mains however are certainly worth visiting with an empty stomach for. We spied a particularly massive slab of fish and chips going past while we waited, but our buttermilk fried chicken burgers were certainly a good pick. Served with a herby tarragon mayonnaise it was a delicious addition to a classic and a pleasant change to the standard. Chef Tony’s specials aren’t to be sniffed at however; I’ll certainly be back another time for the Mac & cheese burger and the honeyed goats cheese, beetroot and walnut salad.

If you have space for pudding try the spiced fruit Bakewell; a slice of the traditional with a moreish salted caramel ice cream, the ideal dose of sweet to finish the evening.

Having had a not great experience at another Young’s pub recently (though I won’t name and shame) I was pleasantly surprised by The Adam & Eve; delicious food fresh flavours and a cosy atmosphere, I’ll certainly be returning.

Laurel reviewed The Adam And Eve on Fri 08 Nov 2019

"Indulge in British food"

Review Rating: 8 / 10
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The Adam and Eve is unusually large in size considering its location. Situated just off Oxford Street, it has an ample dining area and a rather romantic-looking outdoor seating space in the alleyway that runs behind it, after which the pub is named. It makes a difference to the many overly cosy drinking holes that fight for space in central London.

The menu is British and wholesome, yet with modern flourishes. One of our starters is crispy battered whitebait with Bloody Mary sauce, a little like ketchup but with a hint of spice, and the just perceptible tanginess of Worcester sauce.

There are also old favourites to choose from such as Welsh rarebit, goat’s cheese tart, and steak and kidney pudding. The potted chicken liver pate is lovely. Rich, served with toast, and a homemade chutney that is more savoury than sweet containing large chunks of tomato, it’s a wholly appetizing starter.

For the mains we choose from the specials board, which I am told changes daily. The cod and salmon fishcake is good, with large chunks of salmon that overpower the cod somewhat. It’s the perfect size, and comes with a side salad. The chicken breast is tender and flavoursome, with crispy skin. It is served atop a creamy potato cake which has bits of bacon. Despite each of these flavours being rich in their own right, they complement each other well.

We drank a recommended Finca La Colonia Malbec from 2009, a smooth wine but with enough flavour to round off the meaty courses nicely. For dessert we chose some typically hearty puds: the chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and the treacle sponge with custard.

The Adam and Eve is ideal for indulging in typically British food. A three course meal for two with wine is roughly £60.

Leila reviewed The Adam And Eve on Wed 16 Jun 2010

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