Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street , London, W1T 1RJ

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020 7907 4000

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Oscar Bar at Charlotte Street Hotel interior brightly coloured wall mural
Duck dish at Oscar Bar at Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar Bar at Charlotte Street Hotel interior wall mural white ceiling and plants
Seabass with samphire, clams and prawns at Oscar Bar at Charlotte Street Hotel
Oscar Bar at Charlotte Street Hotel interior patterned furniture
Oscar Bar at Charlotte Street Hotel exterior with canopy and outdoor tables
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SquareMeal Review of Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

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Smart doormen and uniform awnings spell class at the Charlotte Street Hotel, and its buzzing bar is no different. Named after that famous literary booze-hound Oscar Wilde, Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel plays host to smart suits and well-heeled ladies sipping fizz, as well as tourists at the wealthier end of the spectrum. Afternoon tea accompanied by pink Champagne or a White Chocolate Martini is a popular pastime, but Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel gets really rammed after the offices close down. The bartenders clearly know their cocktails, but we'd single out the Charlotte Bramble – a signature concoction of fig-infused Bombay Sapphire gin, blackberries and crème de mûre, best enjoyed with nibbles such as crispy chilli squid or aloo tikki Scotch egg. If the thought of skiving bothers you, just remember Oscar Wilde's mantra – 'work is the curse of the drinking classes'.

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Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel Location

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street , London W1T 1RJ

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020 7907 4000

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Opening times

Mon-Sat 7am-11pm Sun 8am-10.30pm

Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 7.5

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Service: 8.0

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Atmosphere: 7.3

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Value: 6.5

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

30 July 2013

I went for a business lunch with two others. Starter of fish cakes was OK but disappointing that it was fried and greasy so don't choose this unless you like greasy food. The main of fish was lovely and done really well as were the additional vegetables, the chips were hard and greasy however, so not recommended. The dessert was to die for. I had Oscar's Eaton Mess with raspberry and mango and it was superb, it's always a nice atmosphere here, and the lunch time we were in, all the doors were open so it was cool and airy. One of the good things about Oscar's is that it doesn't feel like a hotel restaurant. The service was attentive, only slightly marred by one waiter who was going through the motions but acted like he didn't want to be there. He was polite but insensitive regarding when to interrupt the table. The rest of the staff were great however. I will definitely come back here again

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Food + drink: 2

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 2

Platinum Reviewer
17 December 2012

I wish I could go back and tell my naive 19 year old self in my student digs “You will NEVER be able to live on Charlotte Street again so enjoy it now you lucky BEEP”. I don't think Charlotte Street Hotel even existed back then; if it did our eyes slid past it as the closest we got to sophistication was blowing the overdraft on prosecco at Bertorelli's (farewell old friend). You need an overdraft to come to Oscar's, the restaurant in the hotel here. We managed to rack up £56 each on a glass of champagne, a snifter of Riesling and a bog standard 2-3 course Christmas meal. Don't get me wrong, this was not foisted on me. I voluntarily opted for the chestnut soup and the roast turkey. I could have had something completely different as there was plenty of choice on the menu but I was excited by the Christmassy courses. Sadly, whilst it was competently executed, it just failed to be much more than your average yawnsome office Christmas lunch fare and certainly not worth the price tag. What else was I expecting? I don't know but it disappointed food-wise. Probably because, greedy guts, “all the trimmings” were tiny and tucked away under the turkey (thank god we'd ordered plenty of sides). All in all a bit like opening your stocking on Christmas morning to discover Santa thinks you only deserve a packet of nuts, a bag of chocolate coins and a satsuma this year. That used to cut the mustard 20 years ago, but now? Not even in a recession, thanks Santa. Everything else about the experience was perfectly “nice”. The service was friendly and competent. The tables are linen-laid and hotelly. There's the right level of noise and busy-ness to feel you're in the heart of London without it being rammed down your throat. I will come back here (and to the other group hotels in Soho and Covent Garden) but will stick to afternoon tea or the cinema dates which are better value. I'm still a student at heart.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 3

03 May 2012

I had to find a place to have breakfast/brunch with my son who studies at UCL. This was amazing. The food was delicious. The service slow but good. Not many people n the place on a sunday morning for brunch but that was ok. I would highly recommend it. PLus the hotel is really fun to check out. It is expensive though…

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