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Dalloway Terrace

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Bloomsbury
4 out of 5 stars
(36user reviews)
Dalloway Terrace
Venue says Transport yourself to the English countryside this summer without leaving the city at our new Dalloway Terrace installation🌴🌸🌵

This outdoor terrace at the Bloomsbury Hotel looks like it will work well whatever the weather – it's covered and heated, and its good-looking interior goes heavy on the flora all year round. It feels a mile away from the Great Russell Street traffic around the corner.

The focus is on cocktails, with crowd-pleasing classics present and correct. There's an interesting selection of non-alcoholic cocktails too, made in conjunction with the Rare Tea Company. Expect options such as a Mintea Collins (lemongrass tea, ginger, apple, pear and Fever-Tree soda water) and a Berry Warming (rooibos tea, pomegranate juice, spiced blackberry and raspberry shrub, almond syrup and marmalade).

A short food menu also features, but keep an eye out for afternoon tea, too.

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Dalloway Terrace says
Dalloway Terrace’s Summer installation - in collaboration with Ramsbury Distillery - is set to transport guests to the English countryside, transforming the Terrace and neighbouring Coral Garden with an ode to the wild meadow flowers of the Ramsbury Estates in Wiltshire. Escape from the urban to try Dalloway Terrace’s new seasonal menu, an indulgent afternoon tea or wind-down with a spritz cocktail on the patio.

Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant Bloomsbury, London’s literary centre, the beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just a two-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Soho. Fully heated in winter, this year round destination restaurant and bar offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light, elegant and beautiful alfresco offering in the spring and summer months.

With its fully retractable roof and lower terrace lined with buxus hedging to give privacy, Dalloway Terrace is London’s best kept secret. Open from 8am daily, guests can join for a light breakfast, brunch and all day favourites. For the more quintessentially British experience, perfectly enjoyed in the surrounds of the terrace, Dalloway Terrace’s Summer Afternoon Tea, curated by Head Pastry Chef Chris Dodd, is not to be missed.
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Venue name: Dalloway Terrace
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Address: The Bloomsbury Hotel
16-22 Great Russell St
London
WC1B 3NN
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4.4 / 5

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tastemaker

Dalloway Terrace's Winter Wonderland was the perfect setting for a special Christmas meal for me and my foodie pal.  We ordered the truffle fondue to start, having eyed up the table next to us.  Now, I'm no expert at fondue but I found it really hard to keep the cheese at the perfect melty temperature. We weren't the only ones, as the couple across the way - perhaps too busy having a catch up - pulled out a fully solidified chunk of burnt cheese and had to start again. We also kept losing the veg off the fork and struggling to fish it back out.  LOVED the idea of a fondue - but perhaps make it more foolproof!


The main courses were utterly delicious. We both went for fish which were huge cuts beautifully presented (see pics). After the fondue, the rest of the food was faultless. We were even surprised with a birthday cake which was very thoughtful. 


One thing I will mention, for anyone planning to visit in Winter - whilst you'd think being sat outside on the Terrace might be a bit chilly, you'd be very wrong!  Plenty of heat-lamps keep the place super-toasty so no need for extra layers.


A beautiful setting with beautiful food.  I'll be back again in the Summer months!

tastemaker

My lovely husband treated me to brunch at the beautiful Dalloway Terrace. The atmosphere at Dalloway was amazing! Service was incredible, food was lovely and very accommodating for dietary requirements and the decor was to die for. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon at Dalloway wrapped in blankets and sipping on an almond chai tea latte. Each season they update the floristry to reflect the seasonal nature.  This is definitely a place to take your near and dear for a special day out.

tastemaker

I had read about this restaurant and booked it for my mum's birthday last Sunday, it was in the afternoon so it was only the brunch menu that was available so I was a little concerned there might not be enough choice for all 5 of us going but there was plenty. I had the Shakshuka with the truffle fries which was delicious and not only was the food great but the service was amazing, everyone we encountered was attentive and very friendly, they even brought out a little cake with a candle for my mum which was really sweet. The setting is obviously surrounded by flowers and as we were a little early, we sat in the bar first for a drink which was also really nice. I wouldn't normally revisit a place as I like to try somewhere new but I'd definitely go back here! 


I was looking for somewhere special and unique to take my mum for her birthday breakfast when I come across this place on Instagram. Outside the restaurant is most charming beautiful terrace, decorated from floor to ceiling with brightly coloured floral arrangements, definitely one for the Instagram post! The breakfast menu was full of interesting options to choose from, so much so we ordered 5 dishes between the 3 of us, some healthier options as well as your classic pancakes, which were to die for. The food tasted amazing and the service was brilliant. We are definitely planning another visit, hopefully for dinner next time. 

tastemaker

The spring decor of the outdoor terrace is absolutely lovely - filled with colourful flowers, cute bumble bees, and greenery! It makes for the perfect backdrop for the perfect picture! 


My friends and I came on a weekday and although most of the tables were filled up in the terrace, it didn't feel crowded nor was it noisy. We were able to enjoy our food and each other's company without feeling harassed to leave after finishing our meal. I liked how our coffees arrived first and were served with a deliciously buttery biscuit. Our mains came out later but we did not have to wait long for them. I had the Eggs Royale with the hollandaise sauce on the side, which came in a really adorable small pan on the plate. There was a good amount of smoked salmon and the eggs were poached perfectly. However, I thought the English muffin was a little stale - it was toasted but it was hard to cut into with the sharp knife and my food almost slipped off my plate trying to cut into it the first time! Only 4 stars for this reason - the food was good but nothing spectacular. 


The service was good - our waiter was very friendly and polite. It was quick to get the bill and pay at the end, and I liked how the staff didn't mind us taking pictures of the place before our food arrived. 

tastemaker

A great setting for weekend brunch. I'm sure anyone who booked a table at Dalloway Terrace was tempted by the beautiful pictures of the restaurant. In reality, it did not disappoint. The food was well done; we had the french toast, and the steak and eggs, with some sausages and truffle fries on the side. The smoothie and juice were on the smaller side but fresh. The attached bar and lounge area (Coral Room) is worth a visit too. Two small negatives: the service was mixed, the waiter was really helpful and engaging, whilst the other waitress was quite unfriendly and in a mood. As this was partly outdoors, but enclosed with clear plastic covers to protect against the elements, we did feel slightly cold sitting on one of the outer tables. Overall, I will definitely be back again.

tastemaker

This little winter wonderland is adorable. The food is tasty and the service is good but the decor is the main attraction here. When we visited at 8am for an early breakfast, it was empty so would recommend coming a bit later so that there's a bit more atmosphere. 

tastemaker

Good food but terribly organised service.


I had afternoon tea at the Dalloway terrace with a friend this weekend. Our table wasn’t ready at our arrival, when only a few tables were occupied and we waited an extra 10/15 minutes to finally be seated.


The waitress took actually 20 minutes to come take our order, which seems like a long time when we just need to choose a tea.


The food arrived a bit later, but still no sign of out tea, nor of the water we asked at the same time. We had to ask for it again.


The food though is delicious, especially the savoury dishes. 

The small quiche is divine and they gave us an extra plate of sandwich selection free of charge, as we liked it.



I hope this was just a bad day and that the usual service is much better because the place is terribly nice and the food worth it.


tastemaker

Heard so much about this place so just had to give it a try. As expected, the place is so beautiful and no doubt why it’s one of the most instagrammed place in London. We came here for the afternoon tea and the food was amazing. The sandwiches and the desserts blew me away and I had to ask for second helping. It’s definitely one of the best afternoon tea I had so far, three stars because the service is too slow. We had a table booked and were told to wait in the hotel and they seemed to have forgotten about us until we asked about our table again. The food is worth a try though despite the poor service.

tastemaker

Winter at Dalloway is so magical! All the seats are have beautiful fur throws on them, there's heaters above you keeping you warm, and you're surrounded by pretty sparkling fairlylights! Visiting Dalloway Terrace and having their delicious hot chocolate should definitely be at the top of your Christmas list, it's so cosy you won't want to leave! Perfect place to open your secret santa pressies or for a catch up with friends! It's a very popular place though so I highly recommend you book in advance!


I came for dinner before the theatre last week and was blown away by how beautiful the place was. I wasn't very hungry so I ordered the steak tartare starter, a glass of prosecco and a double espresso. My friend ordered the tiger prawn starter, a glass of prosecco and a dessert. Our prosecco came after our food arrived and was warm so we had to ask for fresh glasses. I must admit, I was pretty shocked when the bill came as it was £84 in total. The setting was gorgeous but I just don't think the meal was that good to deserve such a high price tag. 

Tastemaker

I had the GBBO winner Candice Brown collaboration afternoon tea here. Loved the twist that Candice Brown did on the scones and desserts. Scones came in feta and courgette and orange in cardamom and there was a delicious Peanut butter and jelly profiterole. Passionfruit meringue kisses were delightful as well. Dalloway terrace always wins with its winter garden deco and this afternoon tea is a lovely was to enjoy it.


The Dalloway Terrace's winter pop-up was everything! Absolutely brilliant wintery atmosphere: snow-covered fir twigs, sheepskin-clad chairs, fairy lights scattered about. What more could you possibly desire? (Hint: their artisan hot chocolate!) ;-)


A lovely place for brunch in Bloomsbury. The spring decor is very pretty and it's a great spot on a sunny day. Varied brunch menu with something for everyone! I really enjoyed my dining experience here. 


Perfect place for drinks and food on a sunny day. Lovely terrace, beautifully decorated, in a quiet street just off busy Tottenham Court Road. Great selection of cocktails.

tastemaker

Had a lovely birthday lunch with my colleagues at The Dalloway Terrace. It was early February, the restaurant still had a festive atmosphere.  It was beautifully decorated with snowed trees, lanterns and furs on the chairs which make you feel very cosy. A bit like opening the wardrobe and entering Narnia's world. We had the crayfish macaroni and the pie which were delicious and perfectly cooked. The service was friendly, very attentive and even had a special attention for my birthday. Looking forward to seeing their new Spring/Summer theme!

Tastemaker

This is the sweetest little terrace in London and a lovely spot for Summer (she says, optimistically writing this in January). It's chic, private and the drinks are good. I'll keep my review short on this but it's worth a look in and just two minutes from Tottenham Court Road. Perfect for a pre or post theatre drink. 

Tastemaker

OK, can't take credit for this one, I was introduced by a lovely blogger friend of mine, Miss LornaLuxe who always has her finger on the London pulse! It is quite the chic place to be with a fancy outdoor terrace and really elegant champagne plus lovely crab on toast (said in posh accent obvs) and skinny fries, and cocktails - oh my - and this was all on a Monday afternoon. It is all hidden away down a little side street but super buzzy, busy and fun. The decor is lovely and the tables are marble. You're sold aren't you? Meet you there for a glass/bottle of fizz ;-)


An al fresco indoor/outdoor dining experience in the heart of central London - a true escape from all the hustle and bustle of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus. I'd highly recommend the scallops for lunch!


This is the most beautiful restaurant with an outdoor terrace I've ever been in London ! The place is so cosy, so warm so lovely ! Food and service are outstanding too !


A unique option in central London. Beautiful surroundings, delicious food/drinks and great atmosphere. I've been in winter and summer so have been able to enjoy in the different seasons.


Beautiful venue in the middle of it all. Great drinks, food and great social media..


the atmosphere is amazing, and the food is great! there isnt a prettier little place in all of Holborn!

Tastemakertastemaker

One of the best finds of this summer, Dalloway Terrace is tucked away in an inner courtyard of The Bloomsbury hotel. It’s just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and the dust of the crossrail construction site at Tottenham Court Road but feels light years away. To start with, it’s green and leafy with plenty of shade and just enough sun seeping through the foliage (foliage! just off Oxford street!) to create that ‘magic forest’ effect. To continue, it’s spacious. We are talking a proper size terrace not a couple of tables on the pavement. At the time of our visit (Friday afternoon) the place was packed. The frozen rose and a whole bunch of other frozen drinks / slushies sounded tacky but worked out ok given the rarely seen heatwave in London. Food was good. We chose between a selection of small plates (my Dorset crab on pumpernickel toast could easily pass for a proper starter) and a la carte. Both I and my friend went for mango and lobster salad, which proved to be an excellent choice. Every single ingredient (ripe mango, slightly peppery greens and a decent portion of excellent lobster) was spot on. The service was sometimes slow (to be fair the place was packed) but also super friendly, and our waiter totally made up for it when he treated me to a free almost full glass top-up of Riesling just because he could. Crucially, our bill came at £90, including apperitives, deserts, a bottle of very decent Riesling and service. So, to sum it all up, if you haven't been to Dalloway Terrace, go and discover this pocket of urban escapism for yourself and go soon!


Staff Writer

Breakfast of champions! The softest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever had, generously garnished with fruit and syrup. Amazing space, with a really cool bar downstairs as well. Will get really busy I imagine as the weather turns nicer, so get in there quickly!


Beer glasses are very important. A cool, crisp lager can be ruined by the wrong glass, too big, too small or most commonly too thick.  Picky, moi? The Dalloway Terrace at the Bloomsbury gets it spot on and my bottle of Meantime London Lager went down a treat.  Everyone else was far more sophisticated than me and went for cocktails, all seemed very happy.  A great find.



Something tells me this may become a summertime favourite. The terrace is in three sections. Top level enclosed yet with an open, airy feeling - and a retractable roof. Middle section , open-air with umbrellas just inviting sunshine. But the real find for me in the lower tier bar. Feels live a winegrowers cave in Southern France. A place to drink a beer or a glass of wine , and forget the time. Nice !

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Fabulous terrace bar off Tottenham Court Road in The Bloomsbury Hotel. Had a lovely salad at lunchtime followed by drinks on the terrace this evening with my team. Beautiful and stylish terrace bar with lanterns, throws and lovely furnishings. Great cocktail list and ideal for a drink after work.


I have just had a "love at first sight" experience.

This place looks amazing.

Not at all what you would expect in a London hotel , and the truth is you would never know its part of a hotel if you sneak in via the rather covert street entrance onto the terrace. 

Its just off Great Russell Street, behind The Dominion Theatre (off Tottenham Court Road) and about two blocks from The British Museum. Part of what the posh people call Fitzrovia , but gloriously close to SOHO and the edgier parts of town.  

I can't claim to have eaten here, as I popped in for a drink - and that's where I made the real discovery.

The Terrace is nice, and will make a fabulous summer hangout - but the sunken bar is a treasure.

I simply loved it. I am almost anxious in writing a review since I want to keep it all to myself.


Tastemaker

The best word I can use to describe this restaurant is strange. I am always wary of the 'hotel restaurant' obviously with a few exception but this was not one of them. 



Recently relaunched, the Bloomsbury hotel have given their terrace a complete overhaul to create a beautiful alfresco space, the only thing it was missing however, was people. When I arrived it felt a little like I had missed the party. I had booked a table for 8:30, on a Friday night and it was completely empty. I couldn't believe it. The hostess assured me that most people were in the restaurant downstairs but when I poked my head downstairs I was shocked to see just one couple having dinner. 


The lack of people was a real shame as the terrace is the perfect setting. The heaters were strategically placed so to not make you feel like your face was going to burn off and they provided lovely blankets in case you did get a bit cold. The flowers although plastic were very lifelike and the lantern on the table was a nice touch.



When it came to the food, the menu was fairly extensive, I suspect it being part of the hotel is why. I personally think they would do well to cut it in half. I ordered the salmon salad (my attempt at being healthy) and my boyfriend went for a different salad dish. For a side we went for hand cut chips., which were very fat but not cooked enough. The salad claimed to have a yuzu dressing but I sadly couldn't taste it. My boyfriend's salmon dish was much better but I feel that both dishes were lacking in flavor and umph. 


On a more positive note it was nice to see cocktails priced reasonably (between 9-11) it was also nice to see the house bottle of white priced at just £21. Also worth noting is their cocktail bar downstairs which had a great atmosphere and a lot more people is open until 2am.


While the food isn't anything to write home about and the definitely not worth the slightly high price tag this is the perfect spot for some spring and summer time drinks providing it fills the space with more people.