Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Bloomsbury
Hardens guides have spent 25 years compiling reviews of the best Bloomsbury restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 32 restaurants in Bloomsbury and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Bloomsbury restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Bloomsbury Restaurants
. Ciao Bella
Italian restaurant in Bloomsbury
86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St - WC1
This “time-warp classic Italian trattoria” – a Bloomsbury fixture for more than 35 years – is “fun, bubbly, and has food as Mama would have made it” (somewhere between “delicious” and “not bad”). “The buzzy atmosphere makes you feel like you’ve stepped in off the streets of Rome”, and with its “1970s food at 1990s prices, the place deserves a medal” for value. Top Tip – “charming with young children”.
. Savoir Faire
French restaurant in Bloomsbury
42 New Oxford St - WC1
“Images redolent of ‘Le Gai Paris’ (the naked bottoms went perfectly with my slow roasted pork belly!)” grace the muralled walls of this “friendly and efficient” Gallic corner bistro, near the British Museum: “a reliable and enjoyable choice”, serving affordable classic French dishes.
. La Fromagerie Bloomsbury
International restaurant in Bloomsbury
52 Lamb's Conduit St - WC1N
A “mouthwatering array of wonderful cheeses” – they stock from the UK, Ireland, France and Italy – is the most obvious reason to pay a visit to these cafés-cum-cheese shops. But they also serve excellent snacks and meals throughout the day, making the most of “fresh seasonal ingredients”.
. The Norfolk Arms
British, Modern restaurant in Bloomsbury
28 Leigh St - WC1
“Great, good-value tapas” is a slightly surprising find at this classic London pub, “hiding” in sidestreet near King’s Cross: “a real revelation in an area not noted for good places to eat”.
. Malabar Junction
Indian restaurant in Bloomsbury
107 Gt Russell St - WC1
Keralan specialist in Bloomsbury – an early champion of South Indian cuisine in London – serving “interesting and unusual dishes”, and offering “a considerably better choice than the chains”. “There’s always a smiling welcome and excellent friendly service”.
. North Sea Fish
Fish & chips restaurant in Bloomsbury
7-8 Leigh St - WC1
“The real deal!” This “popular” Bloomsbury chippy – “run by the same family for more than 40 years” – is one of the best in town, certainly of those within striking distance of the West End. “The choice is always good, and simply grilled is a fantastic option”, or fried in matzo meal; and you can round off with “excellent English puddings and custard”. It’s a good idea to book.
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