Bradley's
Bradley's

Bradley's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bradleysnw3.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7722 3457
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch Monday to Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Sunday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Dinner Monday to Saturday 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: English, French
  • Executive Chef: Mr Simon Bradley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Private Dinner Parties
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dinner Parties
  • Private Party Contact: Simon Bradley 02077223457

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Jublie Underground 5 minutes away
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking after 18.30
A word from Bradley's

A modern French/English restaurant established since 1992 serving high quality ingredients sourced from around the UK with a strong emphasis on fish and game when in season. And notable wine list adding to the dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Bradley's reviews from OpenTable diners
208 reviews since 27 November 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4.1
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
pre/post theatre (171)fit for foodies (72)special occasions (62)romance (42)sunday lunch (41)business meals (40)good vegetarian options (36)outstanding value (34)group bookings (8)child friendly (6)brunch (5)outdoor eating (5)afternoon tea (3)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Catering for food intolerances
    sas1
    Dined on 17/11/2014
    We were met on arrival, given an excellent table, shown which meals matched our need to be lactose and gluten free and arrangements were made with the chef to adapt the menu to suit. All this done as routine and we weren't made to feel that we were making a fuss. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. A totally enjoyable experience and value for money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • anonVIP
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    Wonderful food, will delicious vegitarian options available
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Galway
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    Always go to Bradley's pre theatre; have done for several years. Always quality food and service. If the play is sometimes disappointing the evening has still been worth while Thanks to Bradley's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pre-theatre Meal
    sichar
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Around the corner from the Hampstead Theatre and the only Modern British restaurant in the area, Bradleys could probably get away with a lower quality offering and still make a good living. All the more praise therefore for a good range of cocktails, well chosen wines, an attractive menu and perfectly executed cooking. A moist and tasty chicken terrine, a hake fillet just turning opaque at its centre, smooth creme brulee, pear tart with delicate pastry: each dish exactly as it should be. The room is pleasant and not too noisy. The service was rapid and attentive, an important aspect for pre-theatre meals. £92 for 2.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fussy
    Fussy
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It's always relaxing because the manager and staff take such good care of you. The food is delicious and for somewhere which is always full the noise level is not at all bad.
    Special Features:
    Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent
    Alex7777
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Every course was truly exquisite. The restaurant was full when we went so the service was a tad slow at times, although absolutely worth the wait! If you like good food there is no better place!
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bradley's always delivers
    Beejay
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Bradley's is like my favourite 'little black dress' it always delivers. I first discovered it after poring over Top Table reviews when looking for a NW London restaurant. Beautifully decorated in a soft muted palette, comfortable with friendly and gracious staff the food is always good, even the very competitively priced pre theatre menu. It is my first choice restaurant when dining in NW London. It's a pity it isn't nearer to my home in Hertfordshire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but rushed
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Bradley's is a smart neighbourhood restaurant and was busy at 6pm on a Saturday evening. We dined from the pre-theatre menu which at 3 courses for £19.99 was great value. The food was tasty and the Paris Brest for dessert was the stand-out dish. There was a decent selection of wines by the glass. The only negative was the service. It began well at the start of the meal and the staff were helpful but the meal was incredibly rushed even though we had told the waiter at the beginning that we weren't in a hurry. When the bill was presented at the same time as the tea, without it being requested, it became clear they wanted to turn over the table as quickly as possible. We were out of the restaurant just 65 minutes after we arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent neighbourhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    We only come here when we go to the Hampstead Theatre but would gladly come more often if it were closer to where we live; the food is delicious and although there are interesting ingredients nothing is pretentious. The set menu is good value and clearly varies with the season. Service is just right; relaxed and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • pre or post theatre
    rebdine
    Dined on 30/10/2014
    Bradley's is the perfect place to enjoy pre or post theatre dinner for Hampstead Theatre performances. The dishes are seasonal, ingredients fresh and portions just right if then sitting through a play or for late eating. We are regulars and the only complaint in our most recent visit was not enough sauce served with the interesting section of grilled fish.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining
    Snoopy2014
    Dined on 29/10/2014
    We booked a lunchtime table for a pre theatre meal.The menu was varied and the three of us chose different dishes. The set lunch was excellent value and the food was superb. We were delighted to return to Bradley's and felt that we would revisit without attending the theatre, as the friendly staff and service make it an ideal venue for a special occasion.At no time were we hurried and the atmosphere is always welcoming.Thank you Bradley's for a lovely lunch.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Recommended foodie destination
    rh24
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    Bradley's qualifies as a destination in itself. Small but does not feel crowded, high ceilings -- were seated next to the glass doors overlooking garden. Enjoyed organic French Merlot -- inexpensive. Complimentary: lovely house bread and appetizers -- creamy/cheesy cauliflower croquettes, olives & capers. Recommend 3 courses if hungry -- servings small Mains: 1) Venison (Smoked in Pine with Celeriac Purée & Confit Beetroot) -- venison exquisite, accompaniments a bit sweet. Added side: Grilled Cauliflower Chimichurri: excellent. 2) Parmesan Flan, charred broccoli & Mushroom en Croûte: lovely Shared dessert : Crema Catalana, quince & cubes of pedro ximenez jelly. Small flight of chocolates to sample too -- hit the spot, thank you Bradleys!
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Excellent restaurant
    claudia
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    A well known and well trusted place, never been disappointed! Very creative and delicious food, good size portions, not too big or too small!
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre
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  • Perfect Pre-theatre in Hampstead
    BobWVIP
    Dined on 27/10/2014
    We know of no other restaurant where it would really be viable to have a pre-theatre meal before going to the Hampstead Theatre at Swiss Cottage. But fortunately there is no need to look any further than Bradley's, where the food is invariably immaculate, the service is highly-attentive but never over-bearing, and the ambience is good too, as you don't feel that you are so close to other diners that you can't avoid over-hearing their conversations. And, most importantly in pre-theatre restaurants, one can always be confident that they will get everyone out in time for the show in a pleasant and efficient manner.
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theatre
    Mcatbridge
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Excellent food and service giving us time for a 3 course meal within an hour. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    CaliboyVIP
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    A neighbourhood restaurant that we stumpled across trying to make a last minute dinner reservation. So lucky we found this place. Food, service and people made it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    Yevgeniy
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    i have been to this restaurant several times pre theatre. it is always a nice experience, from service to food. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • great improvement
    LucullusVIP
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    The long time owner is back in the kitchen, which has led to a huge improvement in the food, especially the a la carte. The vegetarian items are particularly good. The tables are rather small and close together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to lunch.
    ladieswholunch
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    We regularly use Bradleys restaurant pre theatre matinee. The standard of food and ambience is always consistently high and the welcome and service keeps us returning again and again. Never disappointed. We love to lunch here.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I WILL BE BACK
    danny77
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Just a really good value place to eat. The ambience is just right for us, the staff are obviously very well trained and are attentive with out being "all over you". We are from the country but I must say Trip Advisor found a superb restaurant for us here.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • LOVED IT!
    LOBBIT
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    What a lovely restaurant....nice atmosphere, quick service and the food was amazing value - very good quality and delicious! I'd definitely go back....
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • LiPone
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Disappointing. Food, not up to expectations Service, staff tried hard, but expereince was spoiled the end by having to wait ten minutes for the only credit card machine, whilst the witer was talking to a regular. We were told it is worse when they are busy!!!!
    Special Features:
    business meals, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Another good dining experience
    Yoga
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Two friends and I followed an enjoyable matinee at Hampstead with a very pleasant 3 course meal at Bradley's. As usual, the service was efficient and appropriate and the food excellent.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre
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  • Always reliable - always good
    YBandAB
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    We love Bradleys - a local restaurant that excels at 'being local' and valuing their regular clients. But it is not just a local restaurant - it has a super ambiance, great food and excellent staff. The 'pre theatre' rush is great fun - but it is great at any time.
    Special Features:
    pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Delightful
    Maria
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    We always go to Bradley's when we're in Hampstead. It never disappoints us. The food is always excellent and the pre-dinner menu is fantastic value. The staff are very geared up for pre-theatre and it's a very slick operation. The service is always fantastic and staff delightful. I'm sorry i don't know the waiter's name (I must ask next time!), but he is always particularly lovely. If we lived closer to Hampstead, we would definitely visit more often. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Just perfect
    Loyallibby
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    We visit this restaurant regularly as a pre-theatre option when we have tickets for the Hampstead Theatre matinees and the quality of the food and service are consistently good - I would usually fancy everything on the set menu, which helps! Would love to really go to town there and have an a la carte dinner one day but that would obviously cost a bit more! Highly recommended though!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • excellent food
    Danny
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    our first visit in 6 months. Always enjoyed the food here our meal on Friday was exceptional Outstanding dishes were the grouse, and the khake Starters were also excellent Service good as usual Really interesting wine selection We left feeling that this reliable local restaurant had really stepped up a gear
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bd10
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    As ever a good meal for pre-theatre with interesting choices and good wines by the glass.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Served with style
    Bluerose
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    You can't beat Bradleys for dinner before going to the Hampstead Theatre. Speedy service and a good menu including many varied vegetarian options. Food was excellent and all the extras like olives, bread and coffee cakes made the whole experience very special.
    Special Features:
    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Goodgrub
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I always enjoy the excuse to eat at Bradley's before seeing a show at the Hampstead Theatre. They have an excellent pre-show menu, always served efficiently by very friendly staff. Whatever the show rates, I can rely on Bradley's to deliver a five star performance. I go there for treats occasionally at other times. Having more time means I can order and wait for the delicious fruit soufflé they serve for dessert.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Bobbin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We really enjoyed lunch at Bradley . Food was good and nice find for so local , we'll be back soon .
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Great little restaurant
    LindaQuilterVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is a great little restaurant right by the theater. The staff were lovely and friendly and the food was great.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Great experience!
    Snoopy2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I booked a table for four for a pre theatre lunch. We were welcomed and shown to our table. The service was really excellent And the three course meal we had was superb dining. The bill was very reasonable and we talked more about our dining delight than the show we watched! Thank you from the four of us.
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  • Little gem
    Hutton11
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    We always do pre theatre and the set menu is excellent - good choices and all very well prepared and presented. I would especially commend the staff they are all lovely -just the right amount of attention. Am planning now to try Sunday lunch even though it means a drive across London
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    Diner
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Bradley 's is always great for pre hampstead theatre. Very easy about mixing courses from the different menus. This time I found the two female waitresses rather off hand.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • Delightful
    Michael
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    As on previous visits, we received a warm welcome from the lovely staff, and the meal was excellent. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • gastrojohn
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    We had a very enjoyable meal, the food excellent, the ambience very pleasant (if a little too noisy ) and the service good although delays between courses were a bit too long. We chose 'a la carte' but I noticed the two set menus which look very attractive for what they consist of and for being reasonably priced. Certainly a good choice which we shall repeat and recommend to others.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Exquisite as always
    bLUXieVIP
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    The team, for once again, delivered at the highest standard. Great food, explained to the finest detail, cooked to perfection with mouth watering desserts to finish off a great dining experience. A short menu with attention to detail, to satisfy the most demanding of taste buds. I remain a great Bradley's fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Perfect pre-theatre dinner
    Annie
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Service was excellent and handled with great efficiency for our theatre engagement. Meal choices were superb and menu was imaginative and wonderfully rendered. The restaurant provided a tranquil and comfortable place to dine with friends without loud chatter from other diners spoiling the atmosphere. This is great value!
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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  • Pre-theatre
    donnaVIP
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    As always, Bradley's food and service were excellent. To eat here before the theatre adds to a special occasion. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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