Quaglino's 1

16 Bury Street , London, SW1Y 6AJ

020 7930 6767

Visit Quaglino's

SquareMeal Review of Quaglino's

Once a stunner, always a stunner. With its “all-encompassing” ambience and a shape that evokes a cruise ship’s lavish ballroom (an effect emphasised by the stage at one end), revamped Quag’s carries its glamorous past with it. Aware that the bleeding edge of London’s restaurant scene is now far off in the distance, owners D&D London concentrate on easy-to-like food with a satisfying element of flash. There are oysters, caviar and a pile-it-high lobster and langoustine cocktail, plus braised veal breast with truffled Comté mac ’n’ cheese, and big beefy grills. “Very attentive” service gives the experience some soul, and a striking central bar, topped with glowing marble, is a source of pleasant bustle, particularly at night. After 10pm, DJs, house bands and guest artists hit the stage, which may be a reason to arrive or leave; if it’s the former, a late-night menu on Fridays and Saturdays keeps things kicking into the wee hours.

Quaglino's is recommended for

Big And Bold | Group Dining 8 Plus | Bottomless Brunch | Live Music Dancing

Special offers

Q Decades Celebrates Aretha Franklin - 3 courses for £52

On Sunday 29th July, the talented Vanessa Haynes takes the stage to honour her favourite music legend, Aretha Franklin. Make a night of it with our dining package and enjoy the performance alongside three courses and a glass of Champagne for £52.

From: 29 July 2018

To: 29 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Q Decades Celebrates Buddy Holly - 3 courses for £52

On Sunday 22nd July, the talented Sunjay Brain takes the stage to honour his favourite music legend, Buddy Holly. Make a night of it with our dining package and enjoy the performance alongside three courses and a glass of Champagne for £52.

From: 22 July 2018

To: 22 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Q Decades Launch with Jocelyn Brown, Premium seating £85

Enjoy a bespoke 3 course menu with glass of champagne with a premium seats right by the stage

From: 04 July 2018

To: 04 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Q Decades Launch with Jocelyn Brown, Standard seating £65

Enjoy a bespoke 3 course set menu with a cocktail

From: 04 July 2018

To: 04 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Q Decades Celebrates Luther Vandross - 3 courses for £52

On Sunday 1st July, the talented Jermain Jackman takes the stage to honour his favourite music legend, Luther Vandross. Make a night of it with our dining package and enjoy the performance alongside three courses and a glass of Champagne for £52.

From: 01 July 2018

To: 01 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Saturday Q Brunch: 2/3 courses £25 / £29 + Bottomless Bubbles £22

Enjoy 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £29 & add bottomless bubbles for £22 per person for the duration of your meal. Our Q Brunch is completed by a live DJ in the heart of St. James's on Saturdays

From: 06 January 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge. Saturday 11.30 - 14:30 Please note that the bottomless bubbles is available only after you have placed the food order and not served at the bar .

Soul Sunday Lunch & Bottomless Rosé or Bubbles

Enjoy 2 courses for £25 or 3 courses for £29 & add bottomless Rosé wine for £20 or bottomless bubbles for £22, for the duration of your meal. Our Q Lunch is completed by live soul music on Sundays.

From: 04 February 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge. Sunday 11.30am - 2.30pm. Please note that the bottomless red wine and bubbles are available only after you have placed the food order and not served at the bar.

Q Live Celebrates Stevie Wonder - 3 courses for £52

On Sunday 24th June, the talented Gavin Holligan takes the stage to honour soul music legend, Stevie Wonder. Make a night of it with our dining package and enjoy the performance alongside three courses and a glass of Champagne for £52. This menu will

From: 24 June 2018

To: 24 June 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Are you the restaurant owner?

Click here for Links & Logos

Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Green Park Tube Station 317m

Piccadilly Circus Tube Station 455m

Address

Address: 16 Bury Street , London SW1Y 6AJ

Area: Whitehall Buckingham Palace

Opening times

Mon-Sat 12N-3pm 5.30-11pm

Nearby Landmarks

Christie's 86m

Fortnum & Mason 116m

Details

Telephone: 020 7930 6767

Website:

Cuisine: Modern European

Private Dining: 38, 14

5.7

Food & Drink: 6.1

Service: 5.7

Atmosphere: 6.1

Value: 5.8

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

Emily . 09 November 2016

A fantastic evening that combined great food and drink along with entertainment. My husband and I went for the 2 course and a glass of wine for £20 menu and thought it was excellent value for money. The waiters and bar staff were very obliging and polite. Later in the evening Belle Noir performed a one hour set of indulgent lounge music - we loved it. Couldn't recommend this venue more as an all in one night out venue

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 4.0

john r. 09 October 2015

Visited here on 8 October for lunch with my partner. We were met at the door by a pleasant young woman and shown to our table. I had asked for a quiet table and was pleased to see that this request had been seen and was fulfilled. Menus were brought promptly, service was a bit slow taking orders but thereafter was prompt, efficient and courteous. The waitress kept an eye on our table and took plates away immediately. The food was delicious and we both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

John F. 20 July 2015

First time to this restaurant and had the fixed price menu which was excellent value and really well cooked and presented. staff were great and atmosphere was very buzzy. I will be back

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 4.0

Gourmand Gunno platinum reviewer 24 April 2014

Almost every regular London restaurant-goer recognises that one of the most exciting things about dining in the city is the dynamism of the restaurant scene, the variety, the reinvention. Diners can find everything from the traditional and effortlessly successful to the more edgy, emerging and hipster-populated. Quite where Quaglino’s sits on this spectrum is unclear. Maybe twenty years ago it was a ‘destination’ restaurant, akin to the Atlantic Bar & Grill. Now, as a recent lunch attested, the place feels decidedly dated, perhaps living off its reputation more than anything else. In Quaglino’s defence, maybe a mid-week lunchtime did not show the restaurant at its best: on this occasion, the impressively large and 1930s-style dining area felt cavernous and desolated, a bit like a nightclub the morning after a party. Even by the time we left (at 1.45pm), there were fewer than ten tables occupied. Perhaps owing to the lack of people, the staff seemed most unenthusiastic, almost resentful at being there. One might have thought that they would have enjoyed not being rushed off their feet; in reality, they were either dreaming of better times or, more likely, just not bothered. Even generating a smile seemed an effort. So, why did we even go in the first place? My dining comrades were after a quick and cheap lunch near Green Park and were also rushed for time. At £15/head, Quaglino’s ‘love lunch’ menu held some obvious appeal. For both the starters and mains, there was a range of five dishes, a good spread across meat, fish and veggie options, primarily modern European and brasserie-style in nature. The descriptions of the dishes promised much more than the reality. For the starters, my comrade’s sweetcorn and beef soup with lime and coriander appeared somewhat reminiscent of the sort of institutional-style dish I remember being served in communal college dining halls; my other comrade opted for the chicken Cambodian salad, which looked just as if some chicken and salad had literally been dumped on the plate with zero consideration given to presentation; and, my smoked mackerel with roast aubergine tasted as if the fish had come straight from a tin with an unidentifiable flavourless muck then spread on top. The mains were somewhat better: my steamed sea bream with jasmine rice, sautéed courgette and almonds constituted an interesting combination, well-presented and executed fairly competently. My comrades seemed to enjoy their slow roast lamb and pork respectively, although in the case of the latter, ‘cheek’ (as specified on the menu) was substituted inexplicably for ‘neck’ with our server insisting that the taste and the composition of these two body parts would be unnoticeable. We just stuck with water and so did not get to sample or assess their range of drinks, although the wine list did appear to have been composed with some thought. In summary: even with just a budget of £15 (which obviously rose once sides, soft drinks and service were included), it is possible to do considerably better in London, even in the St James’/ Green Park area.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 3.0

Peter K. 17 September 2013

Visiting this bar and restaurant is like a blast from the past. Nothing seems to have changed. All in all was OK. It was a monday night and the whole place was largely deserted making it both cold and soul less. The waiter was pleasant enough buy had trouble understanding English and did not know the menu too well. Whilst cheap labour seems de rigour in London, there should be a basic requirement of being able to speak the language. All this was made up by a firecracker of an assistant manager, Rosa, who made good all wrongs. At £100 for 2 courses for 2 without wine is a bit steep for Quaglino.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 0.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 0.0

Kristi T. 15 July 2012

What a disastrous lunch we had at Quaglinos on 3 July 2012. I wanted to take my daughter somewhere special as we were attending an event at nearby St James Palace and Quaglinos had a great reputation. After our experience, it seems Quaglinos is living off its reputation alone. Such a disappointment. The catalogue of disasters: surly waitress, we had to chase my daughter's cocktail which didn't finally arrive until the meal was served, our vegetables had to be chased and then we had the steak debacle. My daughter ordered a medium rare steak. It arrived and it was virtually still mooing. She sent it back apologetically and changed the order to medium. The same steak eventually was returned…and it had barely changed. She was very embarrased; she sent it back again. The Head Waiter then came over and to his credit, he was the one spark of good service. He agreed fully that the first steak was in fact blue and the second was on the rare side of medium rare. He offered to cook a fresh steak and take the steak off the bill. All very good…except it meant that I finished my meal before my daughter's even arrived and the vegetables were cold for her. We would much rather have paid for an excellent meal than to receive a free entree with squirms of embarrasment. The ambience was fine…until the ‘tour bus’ arrived filling several tables with tourists and two translators in jeans running between the tables to help them. Rather killed the elegant setting. Would we go back? Absolutely not. Would I recommend this to other parents wishing to treat their children? Absolutely not. Postscript: I am delighted to say that the General Manager at Quaglino's obviously does care about customer service and sent me a lovely apology. I still don't intend to ever go back; however, it was a gracious gesture.

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Rochelle B. 06 January 2012

Quaglino's has been one of my favourite places for a very long time. When I lived in the UK no trip to London was without going to this stunningly designed trendy spot. This time I had to organise a dinner for my daughter and her boyfriend from 6000 miles away. No mean feat when even the bill had to be paid from South Africa. And Quaglino's once again did not disappoint. From the first call to Polina, to making all the finer detailed arrangements with the very helpful Tracey, they seemed to take any request I had in their stride and with the utmost efficiency. I asked for the barman to give my daughter a message when he handed them their welcome cocktails. Quaglino's took that to another level and produced a card – WOW. My daughter was so delighted she texted me immediately. Everything I asked for they went one step further. Fabulous service, glorious meal. Thank you Quaglino's team. Samantha and Oliver had the most exceptional night. You turned a simple belated Christmas present into a wonderful lasting memory. For that I will be forever grateful. I can't recommend this place enough. If you're in London and you want a night to remember, it has to be Quaglino's.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Sarah N. 17 July 2011

I visited Quaglino's last night with a hen party of 10. Reminiscent of the glory days of Mezzo, (which was THE London restaurant of the 90's – pre the celebrity chef-driven food revolution) with its decor, menu & ambience. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food – duck rouille to start & perfectly cooked sea bream with new potatoes and samphire followed by an excellent eton mess were my choices. There's an extensive wine list starting around the £28 mark. However, with the exception of a genuinely friendly doorman, the service lets down the kitchen. It's clear the waiting staff are on commission – in all my years of dining at London's top restaurants I have never been harassed into buying as much wine, side orders, coffees etc. But then a look around the dining room at 9pm on a Saturday evening to see so many empty tables gives you a clue as to the hard times upon which all of these type of places have fallen. That said, it really is a great hen-do venue, particularly with its £25 for three courses plus either a glass or champagne or a Q cocktail menu – I just wouldn't take anyone of discerning taste for a romantic meal as some other reviews suggest, unless the purpose of your date is to spot washed-up second rate footballers and their ridiculously adorned wags. C'mon D&D, we only have to look at the rest of your empire to know you can do better – a couple of million pounds on a modern refit & staff training should do the trick.

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 1.0

Value: 1.0

John H. 01 July 2011

Not terribly impressed to be honest. The place was dead for a Friday afternoon and despite asking a change to the lunchtime meal offer on entry (which included a free gallery ticket which was not wanted), this was messed up upon payment. The non service staff seemed a little distracted although to be fair the service staff were prompt with the food and very good. The starter salad had far too much lettuce and you were scraping around for the fois gras somewhere in the bottom. The fish and chips were good but really, for £100 for two, were way overpriced for what was on offer (a bit more than the £18 each advertised). Will not be going back and will walk around Piccadilly for something else next time.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 5.0

David K. silver reviewer 26 January 2011

We have recently been to Quaglino's on 2 separate occasions to enjoy their special menu. The evening comes complete with a glass of champagne and the lunch with either a glass of red or white wine. Incredible value for money. On both occasions the food and service were very good. The portions were ampleenough to be enjoyable and not leave feeling full and uncomfortable. My starter of carpaccio beetroot with goats cheese and walnut was excellent. The beef I had was well cooked and extremely tender, accompanied by a very tasty and subtly flavoured horesradish mash. 2 of my party also opted fro the beef, I am not sure what a featherblade is, but with clean plates and appreciative comments I know it was a good choice. 1 of the party opted for the stone bass. I am told it was delicious with a hint of chilli. In fact, it was called the best fish dish that had been enjoyed for some time. For desert I have enjoyed both the Eton mess and the Passionfruit mess. 1 of my guests today had the ginger and rhubarb and I am told it was delicious with the rhubarb not being over sweetened and retaining it's tart flavour. The pavlova looked to be a little tough to cut but I am reliable informed tasted terrific. Whilst there amazing offers continuie it is a place to visit on a regular occasion and enjoy the experience.

  • Quaglinos PDR 2016 2
  • Quaglinos PDR 2016 1
  • Quaglinos prince of wales
  • Quaglinos Tuna

Quaglino’s has two private dining rooms which offer a versatile range of options and can be hired independently or in combination. Set on the mezzanine level, the larger Prince of Wales Room and the more intimate Giovanni Room overlook the theatre of the main restaurant below, yet also offer total seclusion and a sense of exclusivity.


Prince of Wales Room
Capacity: 38
Giovanni Room
Capacity: 14
Special offers

Q Decades Celebrates Aretha Franklin - 3 courses for £52

From: 29 July 2018

To: 29 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Q Decades Celebrates Buddy Holly - 3 courses for £52

From: 22 July 2018

To: 22 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Q Decades Launch with Jocelyn Brown, Premium seating £85

From: 04 July 2018

To: 04 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Q Decades Launch with Jocelyn Brown, Standard seating £65

From: 04 July 2018

To: 04 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Q Decades Celebrates Luther Vandross - 3 courses for £52

From: 01 July 2018

To: 01 July 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Saturday Q Brunch: 2/3 courses £25 / £29 + Bottomless Bubbles £22

From: 06 January 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge. Saturday 11.30 - 14:30 Please note that the bottomless bubbles is available only after you have placed the food order and not served at the bar .

Soul Sunday Lunch & Bottomless Rosé or Bubbles

From: 04 February 2018

To: 30 June 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge. Sunday 11.30am - 2.30pm. Please note that the bottomless red wine and bubbles are available only after you have placed the food order and not served at the bar.

Q Live Celebrates Stevie Wonder - 3 courses for £52

From: 24 June 2018

To: 24 June 2018

Max: 12

Maximum of 12 diners. Includes VAT. Excludes 12.5% Service Charge.

Check out the SquareMeal Lists which include Quaglino's