Blue Door Bistro

Afternoon tea, Bars, Bistro, Brasserie, British, Burgers, Fish, Fish and Chips, Hotel Bars, International, Modern European, Vegetarian·

SquareMeal Review of Blue Door Bistro


Casual and comfortable and barely an artefact’s throw from the British Museum, Blue Door Bistro has done a good job of disguising its status as a hotel restaurant – it feels more like a great independent eatery. Drop in for a bite in the light and airy room at lunchtime; crab cakes with celeriac rémoulade and chilli sauce, followed by a classic Caesar salad will probably suffice. Come the evening, supreme of guinea fowl wrapped in bacon with butternut-squash mash, a decent steak or prawn Stroganoff with basmati rice may be more the thing. The wine list matches the food well: plenty of variety, yet not too greedily priced, and a very generous selection available by the glass.

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Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, Bars, Bistro, Brasserie, British, Burgers, Fish, Fish and Chips, Hotel Bars, International, Modern European, Vegetarian
Cosy, Fine dining, Luxury, Quiet conversation, Quirky, Romantic, Traditional, Unique, Widely spaced tables
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Dog friendly, Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Birthdays, Celebrations, Child friendly, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

COVID-19 Update for Blue Door Bistro

Updated on 08 Dec 2020

Dear valued guest, friend and partner of The Montague on The Gardens,

We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) developments and will continue to prioritise the well-being of our guests and employees. We are aware of the latest travel advice issued by government agencies and are monitoring all updates issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control (CDC). 

We are open and look forward to your return.

The well-being of our guests and our teams is our primary concern

We are part of a family-run company that’s been in the hospitality business for over 100 years, and knowing when to change our practices to keep pace with the world around us has been vital to our success. The well-being of our guests and team has always been, and always will be, our primary concern. 

We have always employed stringent sanitation procedures at The Montague, and we understand that it’s imperative for us to take extraordinary measures to stay healthy and respond to new requirements and expectations. 

We’d like to share with you some of the new steps and procedures we have implemented to give you peace of mind when returning to The Montague.
Every member of the team has been provided with training on sanitation and physical distancing protocols, with more comprehensive instruction given to guest-facing staff and our housekeeping team.
In light of COVID-19, our long-established stringent cleaning procedures have been enhanced to take into account recommendations from WHO and CDC covering everything from hand washing hygiene and cleaning product accreditations to the cleaning protocols adopted in every area of the hotel.
Public areas of the hotel will be reconfigured and adjusted to allow for physical distancing wherever possible and all guests will be advised to practise physical distancing.

We are extremely proud of the relationships we hold dear with each of our guests and our travel industry partners around the world, and we are sincerely looking forward to warmly welcoming you back and seeing The Montague, once again restored to its former glory!

On behalf of The Montague team and the wider Red Carnation Family, we wish you and your loved ones the best of health.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with a future reservation, please do email me personally on or call the hotel on +44 20 7637 1001

Warmest wishes,
Dirk Crokaert

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Are there gluten-free options on the menu at Blue Door Bistro?

Yes there are gluten-free options on the menu at Blue Door Bistro.

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Location for Blue Door Bistro

The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ

020 7612 8416


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 12:30-14:30
Thu 12:30-14:30
Fri 12:30-14:30
Sat 12:30-14:30
Sun 13:30-15:30
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:00-21:00
Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 18:00-21:00
Sat 18:00-21:00
Sun 18:00-21:00

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Jill C

Suprisingly excellent!
12 April 2016  
I picked this restaurant for the convenient location as I had a meeting nearby. I was extremely pleasantly surprised. The service was outstanding, friendly, helpful and professional, and the food was interesting and very well executed. My pea shoot and halloumi salad was sublime.
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