SquareMeal Review of
The Bloomsbury Hotel made a canny move in converting its terrace into a new restaurant: the result is beautiful. A corridor of covered dining tables along the building’s side is dressed with twinkling fairy lights and (plastic) foliage under a retractable canvas roof. The setting virtually screams afternoon tea (from £30 per person). Dinner choices are taken from the all-day menu and include daily changing, international specials such as coconut chicken curry. Seafood and salads are fortes, our prawn cocktail arriving in a Martini glass stuffed with big juicy specimens, although an albeit flavoursome lobster and mango salad was too small a portion. Extended waits between courses suggest a stretched kitchen, but staff remain charming. Don’t miss the classic desserts such as lemon tart and ice cream; the Champagne cocktails and helpfully categorised wines are equally refined – if pricey. How Dalloway Terrace will cope in winter is debatable, but patio heaters, decent food and pretty surroundings make this a cockle-warming experience.
Candice Brown afternoon tea at Dalloway Terrace
London Restaurant Festival 2017 - 2-course lunch & wine £30 or 3-course lunch & wine £35 per person