The Footstool restaurant at St. John’s, Smith Square, situated in the heart of Westminster, has recently launched a new menu which allows both formal and informal dining. The restaurant has also unveiled its Christmas set menu which is available for £29.50 for 3 courses. The atmospheric, brick-vaulted restaurant in the crypt of St. John’s, Smith Square provides a unique environment to enjoy a meal or glass of wine. The Restaurant is open weekday lunchtimes and also on concert evenings when a special Concert Menu is served.

Highlights of the new lunch menu, created by Executive Head Chef for Tate, Sean Davies, include Potted Cornish mackerel with rock salt & rosemary flatbread, Slow cooked pigs trotter stuffed with morels, apple and chicken with pommes mousseline or Rump of salt marsh lamb with clam niçoise. For those with less time to linger the restaurant also offers informal dining in the form of an assisted service light buffet menu which comprises of salads and a choice of 3 daily specials.

The Christmas menu will run until Tuesday 23rd December 2008 and is available from 7 to up to 60 guests. Highlights of the menu include seasonal Grilled Vacherin cheese with red endive, roasted fig and truffle honey, Roast duck with confit duck leg, mash potato & Madeira poached grapes or Christmas pudding with brandy custard. Vegetarians are well catered for with Glazed pumpkin & pine nut tart, salted ricotta and apple coleslaw featuring on the menu.

Award-winning Head Sommelier for Tate, Hamish Anderson, has created a wine list comprising of classics as well as some more unusual wines. Many wines are offered by the carafe allowing visitors to match wines throughout the meal; as well as the opportunity to enjoy the great selection of wines, this also offers good value, which is now more relevant than ever.

To make a reservation, please call: The Footstool Restaurant +44 (0)20 7222 2779.