Number Twelve

British, Italian, Modern European·
Bronze Award
London, WC1H 0HX ·Website ·Call020 7693 5425

SquareMeal Review of Number Twelve

Bronze Award

Like a well-regarded family accountant, Number Twelve is eminently trustworthy but not desperately exciting – in other words, a typically corporate hotel dining room. That said, the smart space ticks plenty of business-friendly boxes, with a cocktail lounge out front and a handy location close to Euston station. The kitchen works to an appealing, Italian-inspired menu that makes the most of our native produce – think spaghetti with Devon crab, chilli and vine tomatoes, wild sea bass with salsa verde or Parmesan-crusted rack of lamb with minted cannellini beans and thyme jus. Steaks cooked on hot lava stones are a new thrill, while desserts might bring tiramisu or almond and peach tart with clotted-cream ice cream.  “Ridiculous” prices seem to be the only bugbear: “I’m glad I didn’t order wine, as I would have had to sell my first-born”, confessed one reader.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
British, Italian, Modern European
Cosy, Fine dining, Glamorous, Romantic, Traditional, Unique
Food Occasions
All day dining, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options, Wheelchair access
Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic, Special occasions

About Number Twelve

Number Twelve is a modern Italian restaurant housed in the Ambassadors Hotel Bloomsbury. The hotel’s location means that the restaurant is easily accessible from anywhere in London, just a five-minute walk from King’s Cross and Euston. The restaurant offers carefully prepared dishes using the finest locally-sourced seasonal produce. Well-equipped to cater to all group sizes, this is a great place for a catch up over a drink or throw a party. There are lighter bites available, and the restaurant is open late too.

Diners can start off their meal with a sumptuous starter like hot pepper Dorset crab soup, mushroom and fontina arancini or a smoked duck salad with quail’s eggs, pancetta and olive crostini. Those craving meat will be well-cared for thanks to the grill, which turns out cuts including ribeye, sirloin, corn-fed chicken, maple glazed pork belly, organic Scottish salmon or a mixed selection.

Aside from the grill, there are some more global mains such as braised oxtail with beef cheeks and creamed parmesan polenta, spicy fennel and wild boar sausage orecchiette or roasted hake with clams, potato puree, leeks and shiitake mushrooms.

To end the meal, there is a selection of decadent desserts including Madagascan vanilla pod rice pudding, dark chocolate mousse, passion fruit cheesecake and orange and rosemary polenta cake. Those seeking a more savoury finish to the meal can opt for the cheese selection with organic honey truffle, featuring Montgomery cheddar, taleggio, stilton, caprino and gorgonzola.

The wine list at Number Twelve is global, featuring a range of old and new wines, available by the glass or bottle. There are sparkling options for special occasions including Bottega, Mercier, Moet and Veuve Clicquot, and cellar reserves like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Number Twelve also offers afternoon tea and private dining for ten to 200 guests, which you can find out more about below.

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Does Number Twelve have vegetarian options?

Yes, there are vegetarian options.

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12 Upper Woburn Place, London, WC1H 0HX

020 7693 5425


Opening Times

Mon 07:00-10:00
Tue 07:00-10:00
Wed 07:00-10:00
Thu 07:00-10:00
Fri 07:00-10:00
Sat 07:30-10:30
Sun 07:30-10:30
Mon 12:00-15:00
Tue 12:00-15:00
Wed 12:00-15:00
Thu 12:00-15:00
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun 12:00-15:00
Afternoon Tea
Mon 14:30-16:00
Tue 14:30-16:00
Wed 14:30-16:00
Thu 14:30-16:00
Fri 14:30-16:00
Sat 14:00-16:00
Sun 14:00-17:00
Mon 17:30-21:45
Tue 17:30-21:45
Wed 17:30-21:45
Thu 17:30-21:45
Fri 17:30-21:45
Sat 17:30-21:45
Sun Closed


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