Villandry - Great Portland Street

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Venue says: "Join us every Friday evening from 6pm for pizza and prosecco. Enjoy two delicious pizzas and a bottle of prosecco for £25!"

Villandry’s marbled pâtisserie counter – crammed with temptations such as salted caramel and walnut tarts, blackberry éclairs and chocolate mousses – deservedly takes centre stage at this self-proclaimed ‘grand café’. The venue has several distinct areas. The café overlooking Great Portland Street is the buzziest, even on a Saturday evening.

Behind it, the refurbished central bar strikes a rather imposing note, thanks to a formidable shade of red, while the more formal dining room on the Bolsover Street side is, by contrast, a model of understatement. It’s not often you find a restaurant where diners are happy to eat alone, but this is one such place, owing to the unshowy, affordable menu and the chance to sit unhurried and unjudged by easy-going staff. The menu covers all bases: burgers, salads, steaks, plenty of fish and seafood, and weekend brunch. Duck confit was tender and moist, and plum crumble a deliciously fruity concoction topped with chantilly cream.

Villandry seems genuinely happy to accommodate your whims, whether that’s a simple quiche in the restaurant or takeaway chocolates from the compact grocery area. It seems they’ve thought of everything: come summer, there’s a juice bar and a counter serving frozen yoghurt and ice-cream.

 

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Villandry - Great Portland Street says
A stone's throw away from Marylebone and Oxford Street is Villandry. We provide an all-day dining experience and offer four distinct eating areas including a bustling café for breakfast, light lunches and dinners, an elegant yet understated restaurant with outside seating, a stylish Red Room for drinking and dining, and a take away and retail area.

Every Friday we offer our pizza and prosecco night which is two pizzas and one bottle of prosecco for only £25! At weekends, we offer our extremely popular bottomless brunch: enjoy a selection of pastries, brunch, cake and unlimited prosecco for only £30. We also serve a lovely traditional afternoon tea for just £18, and on the weekends that includes a complimentary glass of Champagne.
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Venue name: Villandry - Great Portland Street
Contact:
Address: 170 Great Portland Street
London
W1W 5QB
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 7.30am - 10.30pm, Satyurday 8am - 10.30pm, Sunday 9am - 6pm
Transport: Tube: Great Portland Street
Price: £50 for 2 people
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MissLDN
Tastemaker

After some research we ended up going to the Villandry for a bottomless brunch (the offer of £30 for free Prosecco and food sounded too good to be true). The staff was really nice and helpful - one person ran really late and they suggested waiting, as the limit is 2 hours. We started off with orange juice, which was fresh and really good. The food was nice, but not overwhelming, though no harm done, as the overall experience was great - if you are looking for a nice bottomless brunch: it's a good way to kick off the day (don't forget to book though).


The only downside was, that as it's a huge open space and it was really noisy at times, which made it hard to have a proper conversation, especially as the place seemed to have been booked out.


Later on I have discovered some nice evening offers, which I'd like to try (Prosecco and Pizza for example) - which means I am definitely going to be back. if you are looking for a nice bottomless brunch: it's a good way to kick off the day.

Chris
Tastemaker

The good people at Villandry are probably regretting their 'bottomless brunch for £30' offer after myself and ten friends spent an enjoyable couple of hours wiping them out of their delicious prosecco. The offer is great value - unlimited fizz, a hearty breakfast (I had a decent eggs benedict but there's also a full english, smoked salmon etc), a pastry, a slice of cake and coffee/juice. 


The food and atmosphere were good, the waiters kept our glasses topped up at all times and we had a great time. I can confirm that 2 hours is quite long enough to drink prosecco non-stop. I would like to go back for a proper, less boozy evening meal!

Noel
Staff Writer

Casual coffee to 3 course meal, Villandry covers the options and does it well. Light and airy space, with no pretence and good choices in all areas. A great option for the north end of Great Portland Street.

Ros A
Tastemaker

I am eating out a lot at the moment (jus' sayin'). Went to Villandry today with my sister for lunch. I had a salad to be healthy (and 3 slices of bread, oops, sorry, I was drinking last night, it's essential).


I liked the service, they were attentive and also we had a lovely spot outside in the sun. The chairs were rickety, they could do with an upgrade at some point but it was ok for a short lunch. I thought the salad was nice (pear, chicory, roquefort and pecan) but I've had better. I think a better salad dressing (more tangy) would do the trick.

Would like to try it for dinner sometime still though, it left an overall good impression (and the sandwiches looked phenomenal as they wafted past me. Tbh, I should have just had one, instead of my bready bonanza extravaganza on the side of my calorie rich salad number).

Alanna S
Tastemaker

Whether you want a casual coffee and cake, a fancy 3 course meal or a cocktail bar, Villandry is a fantastic option with different rooms and menus to cater for any occasion. Not far from Oxford Street, it's in a great location and has friendly, knowledgeable staff and excellent good value food so it is one of the best options on Great Portland Street - so check it out rather than ending up at one of the standard high street chains nearby. 

HerFavFood
Tastemaker

Villandry on Great Portland Street is a beautifully large, light and airy space. 

The restaurant is actually composed of different sections including a take away counter/store, bar area, and dining space towards the end of the restaurant. 

There is also beautiful display of flowers by the entrance created by their in-house florists Moyses Stevens. 

Afternoon Tea at Villandry, Great Portland Street is a leisurely and unpretentious affair. This makes a nice change from some afternoon tea venues where the style standards seem to be set quite high.