Quaglino's

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary European
Quaglino's has been the star of St James's since it opened all the way back in 1929. It has hosted royalty, nobility and famously got a nod in Absolutely Fabulous, but it's not all style over substance, this is a class act.
If you take a trip down that iconic staircase you'll find exceptional food, wonderful wines and one of the capital's most decadent restaurant interiors.
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CP
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch with a friend on Sunday,
Attentive service, food was delicious, lovely atmosphere.
Quite a busy place for brunch but still not excessively noisy.
Both food and drinks on time and also my guest was quite happy with the experience.
Definitely going back.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Q brunch for my bday was amazing! The Dj and my company made it 0 times better as well...! Quaglinos never disappoints!!!

N
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Would have scored higher but music is too loud. You have to shout to be heard by the person next to you. Otherwise great venue.

TE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful location with a beautiful bar in the middle of the venue. Later in the evening they do also have a live band.
Staff was friendly, food was delicious.

Definitely a place to recommend.

CG
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

What could have been a great evening was soured at end of the evening, when waiter brought over 1/2 bottle of our unfinished wine, we had been buying cocktails and gins as we thought it had run out.
The meal was over £300 for two so you would expect better service than this.
I have no complaints about the rest of the evening, the music, food, our table & the cocktails were top notch.
Come on guys need to iron issues like this out.

A
London
49 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There was a set menu at 100£ each. We weren’t told in advance.
We were suddenly asked to leave the Table after 2 hours. Very annoying on a big occasion valentines!! The staff were rushing us.
We weren’t clearly warned of this. Not when booking or when arriving. Embarrassing. And ruined the vibe.
The music was too loud and intrusive. It was v good music but we weren’t there for a rock concert. .
Food good.

KN
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Asked waiter and waitress twice for a desert menu, but I was ignored. Asked for drinks menu which was brought to me 15mins later but nobody came to take the order. I was there for a valentines meal but the service for truly appalling. When our starter and main arrived I felt rushed to eat it as they asked twice if I finished when I clearly still had food on my plate. Originally requested to be seated close to the stage but we were seated near the stairs. Portions were very small but tasty but unfortunately we left hungry and annoyed with the service after spending over £200. Will not visit again.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Really good food and ambience. Thoroughly recommend

MH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

What a shame. You could always rely on Quags but the reduced and limited menu is disappointing and quite frankly the food wasn’t what it should be. Maybe we picked the wrong time (2200) and it was getting quiet but the atmosphere also felt a bit restrained

E
London
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, I recommend the offer from open table as its great value

C
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bit loud - but great food and great venue. Bit pricey as a restaurant but good value as a venue.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

For the low quality of the food, it was extremely expensive. Beautiful venue but filled with a bit of a tacky looking crowd dressed ready to go clubbing.

DB
London
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was very rushed and felt like they wanted the table back as quickly as possible. Would not recommend.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Unfortunately, it was too loud. I prefer when there is a live act playing, rather than a DJ.

TB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic decor, service and food . Great atmosphere- would recommend this place , suitable for all age groups .

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an excellent server called Roxy and thought that the set menu was good value for money

MV
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was was very poor. Rude staff.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole evening was 10/10 from start to finish. Food, entertainment, decor. Is expensive but you get what you pay for
Couldn’t fault it would go back

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Food is far too pricey for the quality you get

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best 3 courses I’ve had for £30. Superb value

FP
London
14 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing customer service and experience, from the reception to the waiters and the location itself.
Food was very tasty too! I loved the risotto and the creme brûlée desert!
Not so appropriate the extra charges (even if optional) in the bill for charity and live music band...Except that I loved everything

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

29th wedding Aniversary Luca Di Ninno was a great host and made us very welcome we will return ASAP

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food, venue and atmosphere was very good. Service was rushed and flaky.
The waiters were stretched too thin and were not giving enough attention to the table. i.e. you put a basket of bread for 6people on the table with 5 pieces of bread! Table not cleared quickly. Waiter spilling drinks when topping up. This is no reflect to the waiter’s skills, they were just running!
We had a good time nevertheless.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed our time and the food took a little bit longer than you would expect but very good place for dinner and a bit of live music.

DS
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and well presented food and great atmosphere at a great price. The staff on the front desk were friendly and informative.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere; the service was without fail just quite a hefty bill.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely atmosphere and great service! Opted for the brunch menu with bottomless Prosecco and the waiter was topping us up even after our dessert!!

DJ
London
77 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

This was part of the ES set menu month. The menu was good, suited our party with enough choice for the vegetarians. Starter and main were good but the goats cheese dessert was absolutely not worth the extra £10 on top of the 2 course menu price. Service was bizarre alternating between a really brusque waitress who seemed to want to get through the service as fast as possible and other waiters who were charming. There seemed to be a plethora of staff until you actually needed them eg to order extra wine ( another £10 per glass! Or to pay the bill. I have been several times before with live music which has been nice but this time the singer was overly amplified making conversation impossible- it was like trying to talk during a concert. All in all Avery disappointing experience - their other nearby restaurant - the Avenue is much better value, less obtrusive but professional service and the food is similarity’s

LR
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful jazz music through lunch. Attentive service from all the staff. Excellent choice of dishes from the lunch menu and good range of wines. Would choose it for lunch again when in central London

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience , staff are very good , food so yummylicious.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We sat for an hour and a half and our food still did not come. We notified our waiter and he told us there was an issue with our order and we should probably just leave.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Time spent at quaglino’s .
We were celebrating my friends birthday and it was just excellent ! Good food and the ambiance was great as usual.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant is beautiful! I booked 2 months in advance and as was a special occasion emailed asking to be near the front. When we first arrived the usher took us to a table at the very back behind a curtain. I asked her if we could be near the front, she spoke on her earpiece to someone and moved us to a near-front table. It was begrudgingly done and I was told “I have to understand everyone in the restaurant asks to be at the front” so I would advise asking to be moved if you get shoved into a corner.

Other than that, the staff were very pleasant and attentive and the atmosphere was fantastic.

a
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good. Food cane too quickly

EN
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A very enjoyable lunch with good food served promptly if not entirely graciously.

MG
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've had many friends recommend visiting Quaglino’s, and I’m so pleased I did.

I wanted to make an impression on my first date, and I can confidently say that the venue lived up to my expectations.

The staff were very attentive from the moment we arrived at the front desk. We arrived early, so we enjoyed a pre-drink in the bar. We were then lead to our table which was perfectly positioned to the stage. The entertainment was excellent and really created a great atmosphere whilst breaking up the night. It also allowed us to make more conversation, dance and flirt.

Overall, I was thoroughly impressed, and I will definitely be back again.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyable evening. Very busy at the bar but that’s due to the time of the year. Food and entertainment were excellent.

HP
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Noisy. Good food but felt very rushed

JP
London
36 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with girlfriends pre-Christmas. We were very well looked after by the staff inspite of the other demanding patrons!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with live music in the background enjoying wonderful dishes with excellent service .