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This colourful, glamorous restaurant manages to be cavernous and cosy at the same time, with live music and a late night bar adding a certain ...
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What diners said about this restaurant:
Gabrielle G. • 1 review
24 November 20235/10
Very cool and hip vibe. Reminiscent of an old supper club. A restaurant with a happening bar and stage with lovely live music. This was the best part. The rest was downhill. Bad service wirh a waiter in an English speaking country that did not understand English. Food was cold and came out wrong twice. Within 5 minutes of completing our mediocre main course they rushed over with dessert menus. They asked us 3x in a 10 minute period if we were getting dessert. Finally we said no. They asked us to leave as they said they needed our table. It was 10 PM and no one was waiting for our table. The service and food are lacking. Beautiful venue with an unattractive staff. We won’t be back.
Nick C. • 2 reviews
24 October 20238.5/10
Qualgino's never disappoints and even with a pre-theatre early sitting when the restaurant had only a few tables filled, the staff were as friendly and efficient as ever, food was really good and the singer hit the right notes!
Hannah P. • 1 review
13 September 202310/10
Celebrating my boyfriends 35th Birthday ???????? - we had a late booking so had to rush slightly but service , ambiance & food was excellent. Very enjoyable & nice to have live music.
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Melinda N. • 1 review
3 September 202310/10
Wonderful restaurant. The food and entertainment never disappoints.
Michael S. • 1 review
24 August 20239.5/10
We have a really nice meal at Quaglinos. The food and service was excellent. Being close to the live music was a little too loud however. Only downside was my pineapple juice wasn't freshly squeezed and did appear to have come from Sainsburys.
Paul R. • 1 review
19 August 20234/10
Unsmiling surly staff . I wanted a proper lunch ,all that was available was a very poor excuse for a brunch. Should have gone to the Ritz.
Krisztina B. • 1 review
12 August 20236.5/10
A couple things: First of all, the restaurant doesn’t have a sign board outside on the street or on the window, so we had to walk in heels up and down the street for long before we found the place. Apparently, and after having talked about it with the staff is something that others complained about before yet the management hasnt resolved, which shows a lack of respect or just a sign of ignorance on their part, which is never a good sign. They also don’t pick up the phone so you cannot ask for guidance. I invited my friend for a bottomless brunch but the menu doesn’t say this option and when we asked our waitor about it (we definitely didn’t want to have prosecco), he didn’t know whether they had the champagne option at all which is surprising coming from a staff of a brunch restaurant. the person had to call another person to our table to tell us about champagne options. They only serve Lanson champagne which I don’t much appreciate for a 90£ pp brunch price. So we went for champagne outside of the brunch price. The restaurant looks good but too dark in my opinion, the lights could be better for a basement place. The Bar area though is very pretty and nicely done. What confused us is the loud live music and the stage so close to the tables that we had to speak very loud, which gets frustrating after an hour or so. Something other guests also complained about yet the management didn’t take steps to reduce the noise level. My friend and I personally felt that the place could well be without this ‘entertainment’ element especially that the 90’ies music is a bit outdated, a nice jazz music would better suit the place. The music style is a personal choice but alltogether it gave us the feeling that it’s something the owner of the place might insist on rather than something the guests would ask for. The 2 course brunch costs 35 pp. the food was fine. we added 2 bottles of champagne for 210£ and ordered some bread, water, and chips on the side. We ended up paying 350£ for 2 which included 15% service charge which is a bit annoying as it looks they just built the musicians’ fee into the service for which I didn’t want to pay. Other thing is that the 35£ pp brunch could have included bread and water for free. I feel we got a bit tricked by the bill (not complaining about the champagne price though). All in all, it was not worth it and I will not come back. For this price I would go for a top quality place.
Rohan T. • 1 review
11 August 20236/10
We waited 20 minutes before someone came to take our order and then 15 minutes coke with ice only
Nicki M. • 1 review
30 July 202310/10
The restaurant was great, an excellent band accompanied a fab meal. No complaints here, I will be back!
Arie S. • 1 review
14 July 20236/10
This restaurant is not worth your dime! Overpriced and poorly operated - they are trying to make it a lively, vibrant joint, but instead you get a crammed placed with subpar food quality and same level of service. I've made my reservations well in advance (more than 2 months ahead), expecting a reserved table and service fit to the occasion (birthday). I received none of that, being offered a table next to the kitchen area, behind a column (hidden from the live music stage) with other diners crammed into a long, barely separated table with seats, not allowing any intimate conversation, not to mention the awful performance by their live music band. Also, I've noted on my reservation about food allergies and restrictions, yet the menu offered a very little room for deviation and struggled to accommodate changes to the dishes. I would expect a note from the restaurant, way in advance, that they would not be able to fully accommodate my food restrictions, so I could make plan changes ahead of time. Yet they decided to accept our reservation as-is, making a quick buck, but loosing a faithul customer in the future.
Lynne D. • 1 review
9 July 20235.5/10
We had a table booked at 4pm for a double birthday party. I saw online that the restaurant didn’t close until 7pm and live music was on until 6pm. By 5.30 we’re being asked to leave. At this stage we hadn’t had our desserts!! We were then aggressively asked to leave as they were closing at 6pm!! This is the second time we ate at Quaglinos but we will definitely not be back and we have passed our experience on to many friends!! Some of the girls went to the toilet on the way out and someone actually came and knocked on the door to tell us to hurry up!! We eat out at a lot of restaurants both home and abroad and have never experienced such truly unprofessional and rude treatment!!!
Slavy W. • 1 review
7 July 20235/10
Service poor - attention to detail somewhat lacking Not worth the very high prices Attention to detail non existent- many waiters around yet our table was left not cleared and dirty for a long while- ended up asking for it to be cleared and cleaned-(which was then done very poorly) Won’t be coming back nor recommend to friends anytime soon
ALAN W. • 5 reviews
20 June 202310/10
Had a lovely meal, but it is overpriced
Sotonye A. • 1 review
7 June 20239/10
My experience was very good although the cod was salty and they apologised and gave us two glasses of wine
Arianna B. • 10 reviews
6 June 20238.5/10
Lovely dinner, waitress was pretty attentive, nice live band. Good food, lovely presented. Really enjoyed it!
Georgia N. • 1 review
2 June 20235.5/10
Was a lovely venue and great music, not really a dance floor which is a shame, food menu is basic for a beautiful place like that, very small portions even for small eaters! Wouldn’t go again for the food maybe drinks and the great live music
Andrew B. • 1 review
20 May 20237/10
The band was too loud so you could not hear people speaking next to you- we went there for lunch and to chat which you could not do and then the band were turned up even louder- there was no need for them to be so loud over lunch
Gina B. • 27 reviews
21 April 20237/10
Beautiful decor but with entertainment found it exceedingly difficult to talk to the others at my table
Cath K. • 1 review
14 April 202310/10
Quaglinos has become our restaurant of choice over the years for special occasions. It is just lovely. Impeccably looked after in an unpretentious way, great food, wonderful surroundings. We're just regular people who work for social care and the NHS and so this is a big treat but you don't feel out of place here, just really spoilt!
Judith S. • 1 review
29 December 202210/10
Delicious food, stellar service and very nice atmosphere. Have been there the third time and it never disappoints. We had a great evening and will be back. Thank you!
3243 Tripadvisor Reviews
16 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AJ, London, United Kingdom
Green park and Piccadilly
RESTAURANT Bursting with iconic heritage, Quaglino’s is hidden in the heart of St James’s and is the ideal place to indulge in contemporary European food, legendary cocktails and live music. Since its inception by Giovanni Quaglino in 1929 to its reinvention by Conran in 1993, right up to the present day, the restaurant plays an integral part in London’s social history and has always been out to impress. Having undergone a full-scale, multi-million pound renovation at the hands of Russell Sage Studio in 2014, the interiors have been brought right up to date, whilst keeping the venue’s signature Art Deco flourishes and that sweeping staircase at the heart of the design. The menu, designed by Executive Chef Jack Smith, is a perfect canon of European classics, all made using the highest quality British ingredients. The decadent dishes are available at lunch, dinner and then on into the night alongside a vast selection of wines and signature cocktails. Evenings at Quaglino’s are complete with live entertainment seven nights a week, maintaining the venue’s position as one of St James’ most spectacular dining destinations. A favourite of many celebrities and royal guests, some of the restaurant’s most famous visitors include The Queen in 1956 and Princess Margaret – who enjoyed a permanently reserved table.
The Cavendish London Public Car / 21 Duke Street St James / SW1Y 8JF
With iconic status on the capital's restaurant scene, Quaglino's has offered brasserie dining in London since 1929. Jack Smith's contemporary European menu uses the highest-quality British ingredients, and is served against a backdrop of glamorous décor and live jazz.
The Quaglino's menu is fittingly sophisticated, with dishes such as roasted stone bass with pomme mousseline, foraged sea herbs and Champagne beurre blanc epitomising the restaurant's penchant for the luxurious. More simple classics also feature, including chargrilled Chateaubriand with chestnut mushroom persillade, bordelaise & béarnaise or White asparagus risotto, smoked mozzarella, garden peas & shoots.
An extravagant venue, Quaglino's has two bars: a central cocktail bar in the main dining room and a mezzanine bar overlooking the restaurant below. Both serve classic cocktails and boast a wine list of over 300 varieties. The restaurant is also renowned for live music, transforming Quaglino's into a late-night party spot.
Located in well-heeled Mayfair, Quaglino's restaurant is a 4-minute walk from Green Park Tube Station and an 8-minute walk from Piccadilly Circus.
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