Modern European·
Bronze Award

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Bronze Award

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.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Glamorous, Unique
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Brunch
Special Features
Live music or dancing, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Group dining [8+]

About Quaglino's

Quaglino's, which finds itself tidily tucked away in St James, oozes glamour, offering diners modern European cuisine with top-shelf cocktails. Head chef Jack Smith devises punchy, fresh dishes using seasonal ingredients, while Ivan innovates and the drinks team innovate behind the bar. Thanks to this combination of team and setting, the result is something that truly everyone can enjoy, whether they are looking for somewhere to catch up over a cocktail or celebrate a milestone. 

The only way to start an evening in a space this stylish is with oysters and/or caviar, and a glass of Champagne which is available by the glass or bottle. Those staying for a full dinner have a treat ahead of them. Starters showcase Jack Smith's expertise with options like parsnip velouté with whipped mascarpone, winter truffle and confit chestnuts, or smoked duck and pear salad with red endive and kumquat jam. Slow-cooked Gloucester Old Spot pork belly with spiced carrot and black garlic will delight meat-eaters, while the burnt butter confit halibut will satisfy any seafood lovers. Vegans aren't left out here and can choose from saffron risotto with baby turnips or gnocchi with roast pumpkin, oyster mushrooms and kale crisps. Guests can finish their meal with a choice of desserts, including mulled apples and pears with white chocolate mousse and cinnamon crumble or gingerbread creme brulee with sugared cranberries and mascarpone. 

The Quaglino's team are well aware how good of a date spot this is, and offer two-person sharing dishes to accommodate couples, including a 1.3 kilo chargrilled Tomahawk, Loch Duarte salmon wellington, chargrilled chateaubriand or braised beef short rib with gratin dauphinoise, wild mushrooms and winter truffle. 

When describing Quaglino's, it would be a crime not to mention the live music, as it is the perfect accompaniment to the excellent food on offer. 

Special offers for Quaglino's

1000 Points

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £40 on Mondays to Wednesdays.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

15 points for every £1 spent

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £120.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

500 Points for lunchtime diners

For all diners to this restaurant, spending over £25, lunchtimes only.

Offer expires 30 Sep 22.

100 Points

For all diners any day, every time

Offers cannot be combined. You will be awarded the offer that gives you the most reward points.

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Private Group Dining


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Location for Quaglino's

16 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AJ

020 7930 6767


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-14:30
Sat 11:30-14:30
Sun 11:30-17:00
Mon 17:30-00:00
Tue 17:30-00:00
Wed 17:30-00:00
Thu 17:30-00:00
Fri 17:30-01:00
Sat 17:30-01:00
Sun Closed

Reviews of Quaglino's

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32 Reviews 


10 November 2021   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
Great Restaurant

I thought the food was excellent, the service also very good, friendly staff happy to stop and recommend food/wine choices.
The tables seemed a little too close together and our table kept shifting very easily which was a bit of a pain.  The singer was an unexpected pleasure, although a bit cheeky adding a charge to the bill for that.
Overall we had a really nice evening, food highly recommended - would definitely go back there again.

Jennifer G

06 August 2019  
Just a great atmosphere, good food, great service.

Michelle R

26 July 2019  
The food is adequate, not amazing. The service could be improved, waiting staff are too busy chatting to each other about their plans for the night to attend to customers. The restaurant is quite glam and the staircase is a lovely entrance.


02 July 2019  
Excellent service - food - ambience.


28 June 2019  
Such a beautiful place - the food is imaginative and well presented.


28 June 2019  
This is my favourite restaurant at the moment! The venue is just stunning and on arrival it's nice to have a drink at the bar and look over the restaurant. The food is delicious and the staff are very attentive. I love a restaurant with live music and it's great that you can get up and have a dance later on in the evening when the tables are cleared. All customers make an effort too and the bathroom has a fab mirror for obligatory selfie bathroom pic :).

Kristen C

28 June 2019  
Great food, service and music.

Ashling B

10 July 2018  
Great food and great private dining room, its gorgeous!

Christie J

27 June 2018  
Excellent food and service with a great atmosphere.

Jamie N

27 June 2018  
Really great fun and the food was amazing!
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