Time Out says
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.
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.
The Bloomsbury Hotel
16-22 Great Russell St
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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.
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.
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.
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.
the atmosphere is amazing, and the food is great! there isnt a prettier little place in all of Holborn!
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 !
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.