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Fortnum & Mason Fountain Restaurant
Fortnum & Mason Fountain Restaurant

Fortnum & Mason Fountain Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fortnumandmason.com
  • Phone: 0207 734 8040
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast:
    Monday – Friday: 7am - 10:45am
    Saturday and Sunday: 8am - 10:45am

    All Day Dining:
    Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
    All Day Dinning: Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Sydney Aldridge
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fortnum & Mason can cater for a variety of private events, from an intimate dinner party to a private shopping reception up to 1000 guests. These days, our restaurants and function rooms are more impressive than ever and can accommodate gatherings great and small, from business events and product launches to birthday parties and weddings. Even our historic shop floor is available for hire, and our range of catering and entertainment options can be entirely scaled to suit.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining & Events Department 0207 734 8040
  • Special Events & Promotions: The Fortnum's Supper Club

    Every Thursday evening

    We are delighted to present our new weekly Supper Clubs, an exciting destination for evening dining in central London.

    Held in the elegant environs of our Fountain Restaurant, Fortnum’s Supper Clubs will showcase the freshest and most exclusive seasonal ingredients, as well as collaborations with inspiring chefs, restaurants and suppliers.

    Future Supper Clubs will feature Wahaca founder Thomasina Miers and William Drabble, the Michelin-starred head chef at St James’s Hotel and Club, as well as a collaboration with award-winning Indian restaurant Chutney Mary.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Duke and Jermyn Street
  • Public Transit: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo & Piccadilly lines)and Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria & Piccadilly lines) Bus no. 9, 14, 19, 22, 38
  • Parking: No
A word from Fortnum & Mason Fountain Restaurant
The Fountain Restaurant provides a deluxe brasserie atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eclectic menus bring together the finest food and drink, featuring established favourites such as Fortnum’s Welsh Rarebit, HM The Queen Mother's favourite midnight snack, Oeufs Drumkilbo, and the long-adored Knickerbocker Glory.

The Fountain can be approached through the Ground Floor or directly from the corner of Jermyn & Duke Street. Before 10am The Fountain can only be accessed from the corner of Jermyn & Duke Street.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
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Diner Reviews
  • "Brunch felt like a real treat - beautiful surroundings but relaxed atmosphere. Food and service exceptional. Highly recommend!"
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "I love F&M (it's my favourite shop) but I've been to the restaurant twice and have not been that impressed either time. Maybe I'm putting too much pressure on it as it looks so beautiful and elegant. The waitress didn't take three out of our five orders correctly and so we had to send a few things back, which made us feel slightly uncomfortable. There were lots of servers and people milling around us which feels nice in such a place but when we needed to catch someone's attention to order some extra bits or change anything, it took a few glances over and a few loud hellos to get her to come over. And the food isn't as great as one might imagine it should be for F&M! It was very nice though and all very fancy so we enjoyed ourselves."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "Amazing service, the food was superb!!! Wine was relatively cheap and tasted fabulous. This is my 2nd time eating here and it just get better and better! Would recommend the guinea fowl and oysters for starter. My partner had red snapper and said it was the best he had ever tasted. The waitress was so attentive and we were made to feel so welcome. Not that expensive which was surprising but a very nice surprise!"
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "A fitting end to a short trip to London. Small bistro menu with excellent wines and coffee choices, all with impeccable service."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "The Fountain restaurant is great for a pit-stop with the kids. The staff are super friendly and helpful and the food is yummy. Great value kids menu and efficient service."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "Always pleasant and enjoyable. I use the Fountain Restaurant regularly for business. It is an easy place to talk."
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "A welcome relief from the hustle and bustle awaits with good traditional food served graciously and efficiently. Not cheap but worth it for a little treat!"
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "A fabulous lunch in beautiful surroundings - thoroughly enjoyed by three generations of the same family!"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Love the whole feel of the restaurant, excellent choice on the menu and choice of size of portions. On this occasion my eggs benedict could have been a little hotter and we could have been offered a second Cup of coffee. On this visit I don't think the staff were as attentive as on our prior visit but overall love coming here and will definitely come again."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "As usual Fortnum's came up trumps with our lunch. DEFINITELY to do again!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for the first time in years. I had 2 out of town guests. We had the set lunch of dover sole, which was delicious. However we each wanted the recommended glass of rose wine and were charged accordingly. when we decided to have a second glass we were told that ordering a carafe would be cheaper we mentioned that this advice would have been welcomed earlier. We were charged for 3 glasses and a carafe; the glasses total being greater than a carafe. This sort of spoiled what was otherwise a delicious meal."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "Delicious small lunch which is what my friend and I required - beautifully cooked and presented in very comfortable setting. Will recommend to friends and family"
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "What I like about The Fountain is that it provides a consistently good experience. There is a feeling of airiness and space, even with the outside of the store being renovated. The service is unobtrusive but good, and the quality of food served excellent. It could be said that the choice available is not very wide, and that those courses available tend towards the cautious, rather than the adventurous, but the restaurant understands its clientele and what they want, and remains very popular."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "A delightful, charming room, with excellent and attentive service. Ideal for a special lunch or afternoon tea, with a varied menu offering options for all."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "came for a pre-theatre meal and took advantage of the set menu. we loved that the dishes were normal sized as well as the SAME found on the regular menu - making the set a great deal. because a friend insisted we try the scones, i ordered some (not on the menu after 5pm) and the staff were accommodating to my strange request. my duck confit was perfectly roasted and the jus was amazing. will come again to try their afternoon tea."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "As before the service is very attentive and the food delicious!!"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Service, quality of food, wine (which was also excellent value) and ambience was second to none. Thank goodness for the standards of Fortnum & Mason."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "My wife and i tried out the Fountain restaurant for our pearl wedding anniversary meal after several excellent lunches in the Gallery, one word disappointing. whilst the food and service were excellent the whole evening lacked that buzz that comes with a busy restaurant. sorry we wont be coming back. HB"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Stellar service and great food. An overall extremely positive dining experience."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "A delicious meal in bright and airy surroundings. Choice on the menu was varied and the wine was excellent. Service was first rate. Perfect place to escape the heat and bustle of the city."
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "If you seek a delightful stylish venue for a dejeuner a deux (ou trois) ou solo, this is the place in central London. Browse around the shop beforehand then head downstairs into the FOuntain for fabulous crab salad, stupendeous soft scallops, gorgeous chevre and mushroom vol au vent. Virgin and non virgin Mohitos worked a treat. Have been before for breakfast, but lunch is wonderful, though service is on the slow side and it took over 15 mins to make the cocktails (fresh). £100 for 2 for a 2 course lunch for 2 including 2 cocktails and one glass of wine. A little on the steep side? Quality HIGH!"
    dined on 18/07/2014
  • "Great evening. The vodka certainly acted as a great ice breaker and helped produce a very convivial atmosphere. By the end,you would have thought we and our neighbours- who were complete strangers- had known each other for years! And I mustn't forget the food which was beautifully prepared and presented lovely contrasts. Would definitely be up for a repeat session of ths supper club."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "As a guest over very many years, my experience is generally very good. That is why I return. However, there is no need to experiment or startle guests with new innovation in food. It does not work. ie crab roulade, or duck on a bed of split peas both of which looked most unattractive."
    dined on 13/07/2014
  • "Outstanding service and atmosphere - wonderful experience. We'll come again 😊!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Our family had a Breakfast reservation. Lovely cooked breakfast, and the fresh fruit juices were delicious. Service attentive and efficient. A real treat for the children."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Having decided to treat ourselves to breakfast we were so disappointed by the entire experience. The food was sparse, badly presented, cold and the table was so crowded with stuff the waiter had trouble putting the plates down. No one came to ask if how things were. If they had I would have told them the bacon was so overcooked it resembled crisps and the whole meal was cold. I struggled to get the attention of a member of staff so I could have my teapot refilled with hot water. By the time we left we were so miserable we couldn't be bothered to respond to the staff member who asked if everything had been ok. She didn't press the point."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "We had a great lunch and did not feel that we were being rushed out - service was excellent and food great. We thoroughly enjoyed it."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "I took my two eldest grandchildren to Fortnums for lunch after the summer exhibition and they thought it was wonderful in every respect. Delicious food, suitably chic and yet a warm atmosphere with delightful staff. Their eyes nearly popped out of their head when they saw the knickerbocker glory!"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "All was good except the greeting on arrival. There was a single lady asking about a table for one. Three staff members were in attendance and not one made eye contact with me or any sort of acknowledgement for my presence and booking. It would have been so easy to greet on arrival and say 'I will be with you in a moment'. Initially we were two females, joined quickly by a male member. The service stepped up a notch on his arrival and was very acceptable. Main courses very good all round. Dessert of ice cream - two balls in a bowl, no garnish, wafer, lack of effort. Shame. I would re-visit, it could be excellent."
    dined on 09/07/2014
  • "Another great lunch experience for teo ladies of a certain age, following a visit to the RA Summer Exhibition."
    dined on 08/07/2014
  • "Top marks all round for this superb venue - its one of the highlights of our trip when I take my daughter shopping in London. The food is as good as I have ever tasted and the service impeccable. I think pound for pound FM offers excellent value when measured against the level of enjoyment."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Service was slow but it was a busy Satursday lunchtime. Coffee and teas were forgotten with no apology."
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "The food was quite good and the atmosphere was agreeable. However, the staff need to step up their game a notch if they'd like to be called an excellent restaurant, as they had to make several trips to the kitchen to find out about ingredients etc, the drinks waiter lifted glasses to serve water, as well as several other slightly clumsy incidents. They certainly lack the effortlesness and flair of a top class restaurant."
    dined on 02/07/2014
  • "My 3rd time of breakfast at the Fountain Restaurant. Consistently good. Relaxed atmosphere and attracts a mixed crowd. Service could have been slightly slicker but cannot fault quality of the Full English Breakfast. At £22, it may seem slightly top side, except that it provides everything you could want, including delicious freshly squeezed juice and sides of toast and jam, if you still have room left after the generous cooked breakfast. Traditional tea room feel, unchanged for many years - this adds to the sense of occasion. Worth a visit."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "I go for breakfast every half a year to 9 months but i think this time is just very average. Service was good but good looking chap does not add any value at all apart from saying yes to bring more hot water but had forgotten at the end. Food was ok but didnt wow me. Tea is always good. Waiters are nice. Value for money no. Special occassions are ok but in general is pretty average."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "Came to London for the day as a treat for my friend. Have had breakfast at Fortnum and Mason before, which is always lovely, but wanted to try lunch. We weren't disappointed . We opted for simple Beer battered fish and chips and my friend commented that it was the nicest she'd had. It initially seemed expensive but we are not used to the prices of London so maybe not. Afterwards we thought it was worth it. I just love the Fountain restaurant with the lovely silverware, the formal service and pleasant and attentive staff. One chap next to us popped out to use his phone and a waitress appeared immediately offering to take his food and keep it warm. He returned and his food came back immediately and he was offered fresh chips. Good service."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "We went for lunch at the Fountain. The food was delicious, especially the apricot and rosemary bread. The staff were extremely helpful and very welcoming. It was perfect."
    dined on 26/06/2014
  • "We love this place, and keep coming back year after year. In fact, we've been stopping by the Fountain every time we visit London for the past 20 years! Service cannot be beat, and the food is always very tasty and beautifully presented. It's not cheap, but it's good value for money, and honestly, we go as a special treat, so we don't consider the prices exorbitant. Just one note from this visit, I think FM could be a bit better about updating its print menu, a couple of things were unavailable, and our waitress told us one item was out of season (then why on earth was it on the menu at all?). I can appreciate wanting to conserve paper, but I'd rather have something that is current and less flashy looking than something that is inaccurate."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Great food, knickerbocker glory amazing, very good service in a lovely setting. Always special"
    dined on 22/06/2014
  • "Good food but service not up to scratch. Mineral water and wine were warm. Very difficult to hold a conversation as noise level very high. Tables very close together and seating not very comfortable. Overall a nice lunch but not exceptional"
    dined on 21/06/2014