Little Bay

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No main course costs more than £8 at this opulent-looking modern European restaurant

No main course costs more than £8 at this opulent-looking modern European restaurant.

Venue name: Little Bay
Address: 228 Belsize Road
Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 12pm - 12am, Sunday 12pm - 11pm
Transport: Tube: Kilburn High Road
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Average User Rating

4.2 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:6
  • 4 star:4
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
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Alina S

Having eaten here on a previous occasion, I really loved the quirky relaxed decor and atmosphere. The food had been quite good too, not best quality but more like a bistro type. After one year and reading very good reviews I decided to take my date there for a relaxed, romantic evening. Since it seems to get very busy at the weekends I've decided that going on a Tuesday evening was a good idea. WRONG! The bread basket on the table was covered with tissue pater, which didn't do much in terms of keeping the bread fresh as it was already STALE! The brown bread was very old and the white bread pieces all had a very hard side on them. The service wasn't great, probably the manager wasn't there as all the staff was gravitating around the bar chatting carelessly. Also there was a lot of shouting between the staff in the kitchen and the ones in the restaurant. No chance for a romantic or relaxing evening as they almost covered our voices over. What was even WORSE, I've got and earful of SWEARING both in English and Romanian as one Romanian member of staff was shouting Romanian swear words and their English translation towards an European waitress who - poor girl - didn't know yet Romanian swear words. When the starter came I was lost for words, what was described as slowly cooked duck legs in pastry turned out to be a badly burnt samosa type thing with chopped meat inside. The sauce was tasteless and the leeks hardly lukewarm. BOTH my pastry and my partner's were burnt! We had to cut and remove a quarter of it and eat the rest. For my main course I had lamb two ways, my lamb chop was burnt too, tiny and it looked like it had a piece missing. Again the whole dish was hardly lukewarm, which made me think that it was already cooked in advance, put together and warmed up. So considering the stale bread, the burnt food, the slow service, careless behaviour of the staff, swearing and shouting, I left the place deeply ashamed as I've had praised this place in front of my date and insisted visiting it. As a few reviewers have said, also the place doesn't look very clean and the rubbish bin in the toilet was overflowing. If you want to get decent service and food, please don't visit this place, at least not in the week. Very, very, very DISSAPOINTED!

Luisa G

I can't get over how cheap it is here. This is great for any occasion, and so affordable too- less than £8 for every main after 7pm (or maybe 6pm. I can;'t remember!). Delicious.

Anita W

Whether chilling with my girlies, treating the children or date night with the husband; this a wonderful cosy and friendly eatery with a lush menu and a brilliantly affordable price tag. A must visit when in West London.

Stefany R

I love this little neighborhood bistro! I wish I had it right around my corner. The place is quite small but very cleverly maxes out its space by going vertical and having several mezzanine nooks to be private and cozy in. The food is delicious and exactly the sort of food I always want to eat. It draws on modern Mediterranean cuisine and has a wonderfully varied menu. The portions are healthy and if you go before 7 p.m. you get an even better deal, which one would think hardly possible! This is a gem of a place and the food is delish!! Good wine by the glass too. I love it!

Harry M

Me and my wife consider this 'our restaurant' as we have been going there for years. The menu has not changed for a long time because they stick to and master what they know works. The food which is a Med and French fusion is rich and full of flavour and of a generous portions too. I recommend the chicken in a peanut butter sauce on a bed of tagliatelle.
If you go before a certain time the price is reasonable, even after this time it is still worth every penny. Me, my wife and two children sat for a three course meal inc drinks and this came to about £50ish.

Philip D

I have had the pleasure of frequenting this restaurant for many years. The location, standard of food, service and price make it a first choice for meeting up with friends or Family or just a very pleasant evening out

Tara H

This restaurant is fantastic and I always enjoy eating here. The variety of food is great and the atmosphere is lovely. The food tastes delicious and it is extremely great value for money and doesn't lack quality whatsoever! Everyone should try Little Bay!

reckless m

Little Bay is a little gem. The food is always delightful, and the decor kitsch but fun. The fact its amazing value for money is a bonus.

Maple L

Why does London have to be expensive... If they can do it in London, others could to.

Abigail D
Staff Writer

For anyone I've spoken to in the area, you think Little Bay, you think Belsize Chicken. You know, the one stuffed with the mince? Comes with a side of cabbage and dauphinoise potatoes? No? Well it’s really reasonable, weirdly delicious and oddly satisfying. If you can stop yourself eating the three free loaves of bread they bring you when you sit down, you’re in for a treat. And their puddings are wonderful. Definitely follow the advice below and grab one of the little bunk bed-style booths in the corners if you can, it’s like eating up in an opulent ship’s lookout.

Natalie Harris

Love this place! Great choice of food at very reasonable prices. Would advise to book ahead and request a booth on the balcony, very cosy. I always recommend to friends for somewhere a little different to try, you won't be disappointed.


Good food , good service, good price. It's a little quirky ask for a table on the balcony. Only problem it's cash/cheque only! No cards accepted