RestaurantsLondonSt John's WoodNW8

survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“It’s always a joy to hear ‘Happy Birthday’ being sung again and again” at this buoyant family-run “relic”, “tucked away at the foot of a Regent’s Park apartment block”. “From the salmon pink tablecloths, ‘Kings’-style cutlery, candles, roses, toast melba and crudités with garlicky mayonnaise” to the resolutely dated, but “well executed” menu (“my potatoes were sautéed as they would have been c1972”), it’s a “unique, old skool dining experience” whose fundamentals “haven’t changed in over forty years”. For sure, “you won’t leave hungry” and you will eat “at very reasonable prices”. The very characterful service is “second to none” and ultimately what seals its appeal: “you cannot refer to this restaurant without mentioning the lovely Maria & Tony and never-to-be-forgotten Neil the dessert supremo”.

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like going on a 1970s cruise without leaving the shore” – this “crazy-but-fun throwback” at the foot of a Regent’s Park apartment-block is certainly “one of a kind”, and always “leaves you smiling”. “Faultless and charming” staff of decades’ standing bantering with silver-haired regulars of a not-dissimilar vintage create an atmosphere that’s “half restaurant – half theatre”: “there are always generations of families celebrating a birthday” and “the hubbub can be deafening, with cakes arriving at regular intervals”. The “absurdly retro menu” (crudités, melba toast, steak Diane…) is seemingly unchanged from when the place opened, and delivers “overwhelming helpings of well-cooked classic dishes, washed down with very sensibly priced wine”. “The renowned dessert waiter with his trolley is still there, but of late, no longer always does the same performance at the end of the meal, whereby he tells you what you want without you asking, and says ‘mama saved the last piece for you!’”

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Like going on a 1970s cruise without leaving the shore” – this “crazy-but-fun throwback” at the foot of a Regent’s Park apartment-block is certainly “one of a kind”, and always “leaves you smiling”. “Faultless and charming” staff of decades’ standing bantering with silver-haired regulars of a not-dissimilar vintage create an atmosphere that’s “half restaurant – half theatre”: “there are always generations of families celebrating a birthday” and “the hubbub can be deafening, with cakes arriving at regular intervals”. The “absurdly retro menu” (crudités, melba toast, steak Diane…) is seemingly unchanged from when the place opened, and delivers “overwhelming helpings of well-cooked classic dishes, washed down with very sensibly priced wine”. “The renowned dessert waiter with his trolley is still there, but of late, no longer always does the same performance at the end of the meal, whereby he tells you what you want without you asking, and says ‘mama saved the last piece for you!’”

Summary

£66
  £££
3
Good
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“An excellent throwback, which shows that the 1970’s can’t have been all bad!” – this “golden oldie” (“hard to find under an apartment block” north of Regent’s Park) is “unashamedly trapped in a bygone era” and everyone adores it (especially its devoted following of silver- and white-haired north Londoners). The “large menu” of retro fare is “always well-cooked”, comes in “very ample portions” and is served by “the friendliest and most efficient, caring waiters on the planet” (with a special shout out to Neil, the “entertaining man in charge of the sweet trolley”; reason to visit in itself for its magnificent selection of “ridiculously indulgent desserts”). “This is not dinner, but a night out!”“go before it disappears!”

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Oslo Court Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Oslo Court Restaurant in NW8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Oslo Court restaurant.
David P
This is without doubt a gem of a restaurant...
Reviewed 13 days ago

"This is without doubt a gem of a restaurant. Is it for the youngsters ?? NO. As you walk into the main entrance/reception you can image Hercule Poirot coming out !! It's full of oldies who like to, yearn for, hark back on what it was like to dine out in the 1970's. Crudities with a garlic dip and Melba toast when you sit down and then a three course meal from an extensive Italian biased English menu.... I settled on Steak Diane as a main.. wonderful. The desert menu is endless and very good. Portion size ? very generous. The wine list is extensive and very sensibly priced. So if it's a trip down memory lane with excellent service, then this is the place to go."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £44.00
Dinner   £54.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £15.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.00%
Charlbert Street, London, NW8 7EN
Opening hours
Monday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Friday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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