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 30 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
. Savoir Faire
French restaurant in Bloomsbury
42 New Oxford St - WC1
Long-established Gallic bistro near the British Museum (plastered with posters from West End shows) which “never disappoints”. Even those who say the food’s “never exciting”, see it as “an efficient and good value staple” and more commonly there’s praise for its “generous portions and keenly priced wines”.
Spanish restaurant in Bloomsbury
54 Lamb’s Conduit Street - WC1
“Every neighbourhood should be blessed with somewhere as friendly and reliable as this”, say happy regulars of this long-serving Bloomsbury Spaniard. Its “classic tapas and Iberian gastronomy” make it “the sort of place where you get ideas to go home and try yourself”. On the negative side, “the surroundings are ordinary”.
. VQ, St Giles Hotel
British, Modern restaurant in Bloomsbury
Great Russell St - WC1
“Very handy for early hours refuelling” – particularly the venerable SW10 original of these late night diners, which has provided “great all-day breakfasts” (and all night ones) and “service with a smile” since the ’80s.
. Ciao Bella
Italian restaurant in Bloomsbury
86-90 Lamb’s Conduit St - WC1
“The perfect trat’” is a typically affectionate tribute to this “merry” Bloomsbury Italian, where “the food is not spectacular” but “unbelievably good value” and served in “an ambience reminiscent of 1960s Fellini and Antonioni films”. “It was my staple when I was poor and first moved to London, then I got marginally richer and moved on, but I recently went back and was reminded how great it is”.
. Bea’s Cake Boutique
Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Bloomsbury
44 Theobalds Rd - WC1
“Delicious cupcakes” have helped this cosy café near Holborn Library blossom into a spin-off chain. It’s an “unexpectedly feminine tea room serving wonderful cakes, proper teas and lunchtime sandwiches”.
. Dalloway Terrace, Bloomsbury Hotel
Afternoon tea restaurant in Bloomsbury
16-22 Great Russell St - WC1
An exceptional al fresco dining space – a leafy terrace, complete with fully retractable roof – is the special reason to truffle out this year-old eatery, whose bucolic nature is utterly at odds with the grungy environs of Centre Point. Limited but consistent feedback on its cooking too.
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