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The other night we popped into the Criterion Restaurant in Piccadilly Circus for a quick Kir Royal before dinner. We were headed to another classic venue, Le Caprice, but wanted to check out the Criterion, since we had heard so much about it.

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The restaurant opened in 1873 and is classic art nouveau in architecture and style. The main dining room has appeared in literature (Sherlock Holmes) and film — most recently in Downtown Abbey as the location where Lady Edith Crawley meets up with her paramour, Michael Gregson.

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We’re in the process of building out the new Savvy Navigator website, and these places will be profiled as Savvy Favorites. We loved the Criterion and Le Caprice, and If you’re a fan of these kinds of venues, send us a note and we’ll be happy to include your ideas on the new site!Feb 4(3)