Dalloway Terrace

Afternoon tea, British, International·
Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Dalloway Terrace

Bronze Award

The Bloomsbury Hotel made a canny move in converting its terrace into a 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. Dinner choices are taken from the all-day menu and include daily changing, international specials such as lobster and crayfish mac 'n' cheese. Seafood and salads are fortes, our prawn cocktail arriving in a Martini glass stuffed with big juicy specimens. Extended waits between courses suggest a stretched kitchen, but staff remain charming. Don’t miss the classic desserts such as lemon tart with spiced plum puree; the Champagne cocktails and helpfully categorised wines are equally refined – if pricey. Patio heaters, decent food and pretty surroundings make this a cockle-warming experience. 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Afternoon tea, British, International
Fun, Lively, Luxury, Romantic, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating, Terrace
Special Features
Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Perfect for
Birthdays, Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


One of London’s most Instagrammable restaurants can be found on the ground floor of The Bloomsbury Hotel. Ever since the hotel made the wise decision to convert its terrace into a stunning restaurant, Dalloway Terrace has been attracting the attention of everyone from foodies to influencers to film crews. Its floral façade is the thing that it's become most famous for, boasting a spell-binding display of seasonal flowers that adorn its walls and hang over diners while they eat. This floral installation changes throughout the year, transforming from a pretty display of pastel colours in the summer, to a cosy show of autumnal shades and fairy lights during the colder months (don’t worry, there are heaters).  

Dalloway Terrace is open all day for brunch, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and drinks, although reservations are recommended if you want to bag a table. The all-day menu features a wealth of globally-inspired dishes and daily-changing specials including seared tuna nicoise with summer beans, Ortiz anchovy and black olives, prawn linguine with tomatoes, chilli and lemon, miso-glazed black cod with king oyster mushrooms and sticky jasmine rice and steak frites. 

There’s a vegetarian and vegan menu for those looking to swerve the meat, as well as a brunch offering served only on weekends. Look out for things like an oak smoked salmon poppy seed bagel with chive cream cheese and house pickle and buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon, blueberries and maple syrup. 

Dalloway Terrace also offers a seasonal cocktail menu for those simply looking for a charming spot to catch-up over a drink. The main drinks list also includes a generous choice of Champagne and English sparkling wine, as well as wines, spirits, beer and cider and non-alcoholic ‘wellness drinks’.  

Menu Highlights

Devon hand picked crab - £18.00

with heritage radishes, tarragon & tapioca crisp

Black angus grass fed beef tartare - £17.00

with, capers and Melba toast

Grilled tiger prawns - £17.00

with smoked garlic butter and samphire

Main Courses
Chicken Milanese - £28.00

with rocket & Parmesan

Portland crab fresh linguine - £29.00

with datterini tomatoes, chilli & lemon

Wild sea bass - £32.00

with burnt leeks, roe caviar herbs butter

Almond panna cotta - £10.00

with apricot sorbet, almond crumbs and blossom honey. Savour this exceptional dessert created exclusively for Dalloway Terrace by Sébastien Morellon, Executive Chef of Maison Belle Epoque.

Cru virunga chocolate fondant - £12.00

with brown butter caramel, buttermilk ice cream and cocoa tuile

Malt and spelt tart - £10.00

with cocoa & Guinness ice cream 


Does Dalloway Terrace have a halal menu?

There is no dedicated halal menu at Dalloway Terrace but the team is always happy to advise on what can and cannot be enjoyed by guests adhering to a halal diet.

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Does Dalloway Terrace do an afternoon tea menu?

Yes, Dalloway Terrace has an afternoon tea menu which is served daily between 2-5pm. Options include vegetarian and gluten-free selections, but if you have dietary requirements the team asks that you inform them with 24 hours notice.

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Does Dalloway Terrace have heaters?

Yes, Dalloway Terrace has heaters to keep guests warm and cosy throughout their meal.

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What is the dress code for Dalloway Terrace?

While there is no enforced dress code for Dalloway Terrace, we suggest you might like to follow a smart casual dress code.

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What is the menu like at Dalloway Terrace?

Dalloway Terrace offers all-day dining and the menu includes crowd-pleasers like fish and chips, chicken milanese and burgers. There's also a brunch and an afternoon tea menu.

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Can you book Dalloway Terrace?

Yes, Dalloway Terrace accepts bookings up to four weeks in advance of your visit, accommodating groups of up to six guests per table.

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Can you get married at Dalloway Terrace?

Yes, Dalloway Terrace has various private dining spaces where you can host a wedding reception including a small secluded garden called The Coral Garden which is perfect for intimate celebrations.

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The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, Fitzrovia, London, WC1B 3NN

020 7347 1221 020 7347 1221


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 13:00-16:00
Tue 13:00-16:00
Wed 13:00-16:00
Thu 13:00-16:00
Fri 13:00-16:00
Sat 13:00-16:00
Sun 13:00-16:00
Pre Theatre Dinner
Mon 17:00-19:00
Tue 17:00-19:00
Wed 17:00-19:00
Thu 17:00-19:00
Fri 17:00-19:00
Sat 17:00-19:00
Sun 17:00-19:00
All day
Mon 12:00-21:30
Tue 12:00-21:30
Wed 12:00-21:30
Thu 12:00-21:30
Fri 12:00-21:30
Sat 12:00-21:30
Sun 12:00-21:30


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8 Reviews 

Emma H

19 May 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 3
Great environment…for a special occasion

Really pleasant and unusual setting. Brunch menu was expensive for what it was; wines started at £38/bottle. I would have preferred to order from a separate menu but brunch was the only option on a Saturday at 12pm. We spent £140 on bunch and a bottle of wine for two of us which was excessive as the portion sizes are quite small. Might try again at a different time, for a special occasion, but this visit didn't wow me.

Diane R

11 June 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Giovanni S

29 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

What a beautiful and picturesque way to have outdoor restaurnt in London.  Wonderfull and friendly service with quality local food, delicious.

Pamela C

06 August 2019  
The most romantic place in London.

Connie L

03 August 2018  
Beautiful setting but unfortunately average food!

Hannah R

27 June 2018  
Amazing food, Amazing service and the cocktails are incredible.


21 March 2018  
Something really different for Edinburgh to have Indian cuisine that wasn't just a korma and tikka massala etc. The atmosphere and decor reflects this too. The food is excellent and service is good when you are in the restaurant (staff are very knowledgeable about menu and the Dishoom brand overall) although you cannot book a table for less than 6 people which is quite frustrating.

Becky P

12 April 2016  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
Woolf it up
If Virginia Woolf, or indeed her namesake Mrs Dalloway were still with us now, i'm fairly confident that they would be more than happy to take tea in the Dalloway Terrace. Newly opened in the Bloomsbury Hotel, I'm almost reluctant to reveal this hidden gem to too many people. With a retractable roof, like Wimbledon's Centre Court, the inclement British weather won't stop this restaurant from serving fine food and cocktails, rain or shine. The elegant, conservatory-like surroundings (with optional blanket for the knees should you want it) are the perfect setting in which to enjoy the well presented and delicious food. I had smoked salmon with guinness bread to start (a dark, moist, tasty bread) followed by the lemon sole (thankfully they give you the option to have on or off the bone, and I was happy to wimp out and let them do the fiddly work). Somehow I found room for the dessert which was a pretty special chocolate fondant. All this washed down with champagne cocktails and a very respectably priced house white. I can't wait for the sun to come out so I can go back to try out their brunch menu.
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