The Dalloway Terrace

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The Dalloway Terrace

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 features dishes such as grilled tiger prawns with harissa aioli and lime, and arancini with wild mushroom, black truffle and mozzarella. Keep an eye out for afternoon tea, too.

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This beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just two minutes' from Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street and Soho. Fully heated in winter, this year-round destination venue offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter and a light, elegant alfresco offering in spring and summer.
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Venue name: The Dalloway Terrace
Address: The Bloomsbury Hotel
16-22 Great Russell St
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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.


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!


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. 


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!


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!

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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.


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.