Came here a few weeks ago for sunday brunch. Decor is nice and different from the usual, staff were nice and friendly. My friend is vegan and the waitress was patient and helpful with her order. I had the eggs florentine which was delicious. Food did take a while to arrive but it was very busy at the time. Would recommend this place.
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Time Out says
Posted: Thu Oct 13 2011
Popular with all ages, this spacious café is sited on a gentrified backstreet, flanked by local businesses and workshops. Decor has been freshened up since our last visit, with pale grey walls softening the old deep maroon shades. Velvet drapes, glinting fairy lights and sturdy church-like furniture remain unchanged, adding to the quirky appeal.
The broad menu covers regular café staples – burgers, pastas, risottos and sandwiches, but also the likes of duck confit and quinoa salads – and is perhaps trying too hard to tick all the boxes. A tapas platter didn’t deliver: houmous paired with focaccia was an odd marriage, while an orange-coloured chicken pâté was bland and offputting. Mains were average too. Fish stew had a pleasing tomato and garlic flavour, but was soupy in consistency and marred by an abundance of overcooked salmon.
The downward spiral continued: tough and gristly ribeye, topped with squishy onions, was redeemed only by crisp fries on the side. Hugo’s isn’t cheap, and service although well meaning, is slow. Drop by for a traditional breakfast or brunch for a more rewarding experience.
Hugo's 21-25 Lonsdale Road
- Venue phone:
020 7372 1232
- Opening hours:
Meals served 9.30am-5.30pm Mon; 9.30am-11pm Tue-Sat
Tube: Queen's Park tube/rail
Main courses £7.50-£15.80
- 21-25 Lonsdale Road
- 020 7372 1232
- 21-25 Lonsdale Road
Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
- 5 star:3
- 4 star:3
- 3 star:0
- 2 star:1
- 1 star:1
Food is not the most amazing but the ambience is lovely - very romantic- and the staff are extremely nice. Jazz and candles. We had a delicious salad and OK burgers. The red wine was high standard. Would definitely go again
Horribly over-priced. Burger was ok but so over-priced for what it was. Service was terrible. We had to ask for things three times before they arrived. A friend of mine was charge £7 for two fried eggs and ten chips. We ordered from their organic soft drinks and saw the barman pour our drinks from a Coco-Cola can. They still charged us £2 for each of them.
We had our wedding reception at Hugo's and had the best day of our lives. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was delicious (particularly the risotto). We've been for breakfast/lunch and dinner before and since and we've always been impressed and felt relaxed and looked after. The sun was out and they opened the windows at the front, we had live music and a disco. It was child-friendly and also catered brilliantly for elderly relatives. Highly recommended.
Great resturant, friendly staff, yummy fish stew, even yummier chocolate brownie The food is just delicious and seems to be freshly cooked. I would definately recommend this place. Its nice inside as well, romantic but also a lively atmosphere if you go in a group
After a rather late night last Saturday, myself and a couple of old ravers headed to Hugo's in search of comfort food - huge full english washed down with recommended bloody mary, did the job. We spent the best part of the afternoon at the restaurant and ended up returning that evening for the Jazz -perfect Sunday!
We've been eating at Hugo's for ten years, and the standard has always been pretty good. Tonight though was a quantum leap up, with Michelin star quality food, delightful sauces and flavours. When I asked the Maitre D he told me they had brought in new chefs 4 months ago, just after our last visit. Prices are unchanged for the past 3 years so this is great value for money. Strongly recommend you to get down to Hugos asap, with new decor, and a revised jazz programme on Sunday nights, overseen by musician Brett Kean. Penks will have to up their game to compete.
Good food and atmosphere but very pricy and be beware of the 'Optional service charge' which they add even to take away food. Love the buffet lunch, varies from outstanding to average on some days