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Restaurants, Contemporary European St James’s
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Venue says ‘Everyone has a Quaglino’s Story', Write yours on Wednesday 2nd October as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary! Tickets available now from £20

Time Out says

A famous Mayfair restaurant recently revamped.

This swanky Mayfair restaurant and late night party spot dates back to 1929, but it was quite the place to be when Sir Terence Conran revived it back in the early '90s. It's now under the ownership of the D&D group, and they've spent a small fortune on a refurbishment nothing short of lavish. 

There's a modern-European feel to the menu, with dishes ranging from cauliflower velouté with winter truffle to hand-chopped venison tartare with smoked oil, pickled shimeji and sourdough melba, oysters, caviar, Dover sole meuniere and a duck egg bubble and squeak with charred leek, sautéed mushrooms and glazed baby onions.

Keep an eye out for seasonal menus, bites at the bar and fancy brunches, too - including the 'Q Brunch' on Saturdays, with live music, bottomless prosecco and a menu of classic brunch options such as omelette Arnold Bennett, eggs royale or scrambled eggs with lobster and a spinach muffin.

The wine list - slanted toward big-hitting old world regions - is extensive, with many of its bottles available by the glass and the carafe. A wide-ranging champagne selection and an array of classic cocktails are also available. 

Quaglino's says
An iconic restaurant in the heart of St James's, Quaglino's offers a stunning restaurant setting for lunch or dinner. The menu, designed by head chef Nuno Goncalves, is a masterclass in European classics using the highest quality British ingredients. The space can be transformed to suit any celebration; there are two different bar areas in which to enjoy a bespoke cocktail expertly shaken up by our bar team, & a weekly line-up of some of the best live music in London.

Quaglino’s opened in 1929, at the height of American Prohibition. ‘Everyone has a Quaglino’s Story, is a phrase we have been privileged enough to hear echo through the years. Write yours on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary!



Address: 16 Bury Street
Transport: Tube: Green Park tube
Opening hours: Bar Open 11.30am-1am Mon-Thur; 11.30am-3am Fri, Sat. Restaurant Lunch served noon-3pm Mon-Fri; noon-4pm Sat, Sun. Dinner served 6-11pm Mon-Sat; 11.30am-3pm & 6-10pm Sun.
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I came here with my family for a meal for my birthday! We came along for Jazz Sundays and we all had such a brilliant time from my nephew through to my Nan! The venue was stunning and the staff were welcoming, fun and friendly!! The food was gorgeous and we loved the live jazz music, they were a great band that added to the experience. We cannot wait to come back again! Recommend a visit to this little gem! Xx

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As a regular in Mayfair I make it my business to get to know the "hot spots".

A few of us came here for dinner and drinks and what we got was more. The ambiance was lovely and the dark rich decor gave the interior a touch of warm and sexiness.

The quality of the service was top notch. They payed the up most attention to us and our glasses lol. Even my napkin was placed on my lap for me which I liked because sometimes MY wrists need a break ;)

The food was positively sublime! We had their Rochester oysters which were just gorgeous, the sea bream with confit tomato and crushed potatoes and the sea bass. All were pure perfection.

We also had the lobster salad and salmon. Flavour town and beautifully balanced!

The desserts were equally as delicious ! The banana parfait is a must!


What a fantastic place to spend my birthday, great ambience, decent food and great music. The drinks were reasonable for a Mayfair bar/diner. Food was great but not the quality I have come to expect from the D&D group. Plating sloppy, flavours needing refinement. Service started of great then got considerably slow as the night progressed . Will I go back, yes. Overall a great night out. Service and food need improvement.


It can be hard to find a swanky place likes Quaglino's. But when you do find it, it's mind-blowing.

Quaglino's in Mayfair is a stalwart in the late night-Mayfair party scene and has undergone lavish refurbishment. Hidden underground, Quaglino is the kind of place famous and known only by London's high society once upon a time. Plush and spread over 2 floors, Quaglino's has a glamorous cocktail lounge overlooking a vast and stylish dining space. It also has a performance area for live performances every week for the likes of Jocelyn Brown grace the stage.

The menu has a European feel but open keep your eyes out for seasonal changes. If you're not feeling peckish and just for the cocktails, then the bar will keep you topped up. 

Opened in 1929, Quaglino's signature cocktails are inspired by its illustrious history and guides discerning Londoner's through Quaglino's glamorous history. No prizes for working out why cocktails like "The Crown" or "The Tailor" is named as such.

Quaglino is one such venue that defines Mayfair. It's fancy, swanky, sophisticated, lavish, and glamorous. Fortunately, you don't have to be in the upper-class to spend an evening at Quaglino's in this day-and-age. Perhaps without knowing, it's a glimpse into what parties must have been like back in rip-roaring 1920's. This is one place to impress your client, your other half, your hard to please in-laws.. You can't fail when you seat yourself at Quaglino's in Mayfair.

I had booked dinner here for my boyfriend's birthday.  The venue likes to come across a little more prestigious than it actually is, with about 4 members of staff having to check you in, take your coats and escort you to your table.  the restaurant is impressive - the right amount of opulence, with high ceilings, a large bar in the centre of the room, which is overlooked by the main bar area, so guests can people watch the night away.  The restaurant staff made it clear that they wanted us to eat up and go - we were on our main course within about 20 mins of arriving, and I had to ask for them to slow down the service so we could actually enjoy the evening.  I had asked specifically for something special for my boyfriend's birthday such as a dessert with a candle etc.  My request was ignored, despite the staff having confirmed it at the time of booking, so this was a real let down.  The waiter then made a joke when I paid for the meal (as though women don't earn enough to pay) which I found very offensive.  When I explained that it was my boyfriend's birthday, the waiter suggested we get a drink, but he directed us to the bar, as he said he wanted our table - hardly a special experience.  The food was nice, but I definitely felt let down by the treatment we experienced.  


Wanting something special for Christmas Eve dinner, I went to Quaglino's with my family. The restaurant is beautiful with an art-deco feel. We had a good experience with the reception and wait staff with the additional details that you would expect from a more expensive restaurant. There is an upstairs bar area with a full menu of cocktails and drinks. The bar staff were flexible however able to make recommendations based on our favourite drinks. Our table for dinner was downstairs a grand staircase overlooking a bar in the middle and a stage. The live music was great and we had no problems with the food. The desert was the best course with very inventive and instagram bait dessert. Quaglino's is great for a special occasions with all the 1920s glamour and live music.


The place was very nice, however the service was appalling. They had so many waiters yet it took ages for someone to come over. They were rushing us the entire meal and the food was undercooked. I ordered a seabass and it was raw, so i sent it back. My friend ordered poached eggs and they came back fully cooked. So overall it was ok! Wouldn't come back there i think. 


My 50+ brothers in law chose Quaglino's for a birthday dinner. I went along late for drinks and a dance. Walking in, the place is fabulous. Was truly like walking into the full onness of Di Caprio's Great Gatsby - its glamorous and overwhelming. The cocktail I had was delicious. But despite all that it was not a pleasant place to be, The music was so loud that conversation over drinks or food was impossible. Once we started dancing the clientele seemed to have little basic respect for others or the unwritten rules of the dance floor. 

I was really disappointed as I was excited to find somewhere I might dance - but the switch from band to DJ which is overlaid by odd random saxophonist combined with the clearly rich but rude other people mean it's just not for me!

This place is perfect for the special occasion, I have been here a few times and I was helping my friend a bride to be choose somewhere elegant and classy for hen party as she didn't want anything too tacky! Quaglinos was one that sprung to mind.

They have a beautiful private dining room Prince of Wales which was just stunning. The only downside as we had some traditional hen attire a sash etc they made close all the blinds and basically sit in the dark. 

We chose to have the afternoon tea which was lovely. We wasn't able to have this bottomless but was still really nice and had a glass of champs to go with it. It would have been good to have more sandwiches as there was more sweet than savory and the served the tea and scones last which spaced everything out nicely. Although I would have like my tea a little earlier.

They were unfortunately in a bit of hurry to get us out of the room but they did give us a nice area in the bar.

All together i had a really nice day and so did the bride to be and all her hens!

This place is a great choice for something special and private dining.

The Queen many years ago would even dine here.... so if it's good enough for the Queen it's good enough for me!

Quaglino's brunch with bottomless prosecco was a great Saturday treat! Priced at £25 for 2 courses, or £29 for 3 and £15 for bottomless prosecco.

I went for a smoked salmon starter and a cod main (which had a £4 supplement). Both were delicious and the portions were a good size. 

They weren't shy with the prosecco either, the waiter made sure we were constantly topped up!

Only thing is, after you pay for a couple of sides, and the supplement for the main you can spend more than originally planned, but it was all lovely and worth it. 

The setting is glamorous and grand - perfect for a special occasion.