Paramount
Paramount

Paramount

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.paramount.uk.net/
  • Phone: 02074202900
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:45pm

    Afternoon Tea: Monday- Sunday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Afternoon Tea
  • Executive Chef: Kyrstof Zachweija
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We are able to offer afternoon high tea with either a specialised tea selection or for those with a little extra, a glass of bubbly.
    Sunday roast, seasonal a lá carte and lunch menus, bar menus and a banqueting menu for larger functions.
  • Private Party Facilities: Seating up to 30 guests, The Red Room is a unique, vibrant space, hued in deep scarlet and crimsons. It offers a spectacular view of the lights and landscape of London. Positioned in the heart of the club, the dining room is a truly impressive setting for professional or personal entertaining. The Red Room is available for exclusive private dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Reservations 0207 420 2900x
  • Entertainment: We have generic lounge background music played throughout the restaurant, bar and viewing gallery.
  • Special Events: We are able to offer private dining in our Red Room which holds up to 30 people. Our main function space holds up to 350 people standing reception and 150 for a seated meal.
    The viewing gallery can also be reserved on a half exclusive basis. Please enquire at events@paramount.uk.net

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Above Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • Public Transit:

    Paramount is located at the top of the Center Point building, which is above Tottenham Court road tube station.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Whilst we do not have on-site car parking there is a nearby NCP car park in nearby Great Russel Street (Adeline Place cross street).
A word from Paramount
Paramount restaurant is perched on top of London’s iconic Centre Point tower - the grade II listed high rise building at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Before we start on the food, let's state the obvious – yes, the view is fabulous. Diners can admire a 360 degree view out across London and, in the champagne bar on the very top floor, enjoy the viewing gallery with floor to ceiling windows.

The restaurant specialises in sophisticated modern European cuisine and, although the members-only restriction was lifted in 2010, still has a dress code and a high society feel.

The food is a mix of classic British flavours and more adventurous twists; foie gras and duck terrine with apple and fig pastilla rubs shoulders with rib eye steak served with goose fat chips.

Opinion is divided over whether the better view is to be had during the day or the evening - perhaps the best bet is to dine at sunset for the best of both.
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Paramount reviews from OpenTable diners
679 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambience4
    Value3.2
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (450)romance (344)business meals (202)fit for foodies (126)afternoon tea (123)pre/post theatre (96)group bookings (90)brunch (72)sunday lunch (61)outstanding value (28)good vegetarian options (28)disabled access (9)child friendly (8)outdoor eating (7)Show More
  • Nice overall experience
    Gastronomer
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Great panaromic views of London and food was delicious and well presented. Just wished the portions were bigger for the price.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rubbish
    Theo
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Food was awful. Service was moderate. Staff was unorganized. There was a table where guests were contestant taking pictures of each other like paparazzi. Flashes here and there that torn night to daylight. Absolutely discussed and I personally think bar menu was a lot more reasonable and than this cheap that was served to us. Better give tickets for the view. Forget the restaurant case you just don't have it. Also the furniture is rubbish. My chair was squigling all night. For god shake you charge fortunes why can't you buy some proper furniture other than a taverna's second hand garage sale garbage? Even your bar furniture is better than your main restaurant. Rubbish rubbish rubbish. Total waste of money and time.
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  • A lovely anniversary meal
    Cesyummyfood
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I had a wonderful meal here at the weekend. The service was impeccable, the food was gorgeous; beautifully presented and very tasty, and the atmosphere and view was glorious watching the sunset over London from 33 floors up! I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a romantic meal celebration. We were celebrating our 1st anniversary and they even acknowledged this by decorating our dessert with a 'happy anniversary' note in chocolate, a lovely touch.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great but heavy on the wallet
    WineDineAndWhine
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    The place wins hands down on the view from your dinner table. The bar is good, so is the food and to be honest, all you pay for is THAT view and the ambience. Reasonably heavy on the wallet but one of those places you have to visit in London.
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    brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great view
    Sarslard
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Invited a business colleague for a catch up meal. We both enjoyed the experience. The food was fantastic and the views are marvellous. Felt truly spoilt at times as the service was exceptional. I would defiantly recommend it and go there again. Do not be put off by the entrance of the Centre Point, it does make you wonder what you are entering as there is a lot of work being done, but by the time you get up to the 32nd floor its forgotten.
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    business meals
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  • Impressed the Australian relatives
    Andie67
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    This was my 3rd time at the Paramount. Decided to take my visiting relatives from Australia for the food and view. We chose the early bird menu but didn't scrimp on the superb wine. Not a wide variety of good on this menu, but we all loved what we ordered. Service was outstanding as per usual and you were never rushed. Also enjoyed one for the road in the upstairs bar. Only downside, our table was next to the bar area, which was very noisy and having not seen my relatives for 9 years we wanted to chat and be heard.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • excellent experenice
    MWicks
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    The food was amazing. The crab was one of the best starters I've had. Ever. My husband was equally blown away. The waiters were very polite and attentive. The views really speak for themselves. I would definitely recommend this place and will be coming back soon. Great value for money as well.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Paramount dinner
    Langers
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Second visit to Paramount. Enjoyed all aspects, especially the view. Food tasted good, although it could have been hotter! Overall though. Great experience. Nice staff, too.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    Theloveforfinedinig
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    My mum booked a table at paramount for my 22nd birthday... All I can say is AMAZING ! from the stunning views to the best service I've ever recieved in a restaraunt the food all came out in good timing, the waitior made my birthday extra special and knew exactly what was on the menu and what to recommend ! The restaraunt was clean and all staff were cheerful. Very impressed and will be returning very soon.
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    afternoon tea, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Petit Déjeuner
    Caroline
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Nous avons petit déjeuner au Paramount, le petit déjeuner était excellent, le service très bien, la vue parfaite! Je recommande largement le petit déjeuner au Paramount pour bien démarrer une longue journée de marche et de visites. Certes le petit déjeuner a un coût mais nous avons préféré mettre payer ce prix plutôt que de faire le London eye dans lequel vous êtes enfermés dans une bulle pour 30 minutes! Et en plus nous avions le restaurant pour nous tout seul les 3 premiers quart d'heure. A Faire!!!
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  • Great views, great food
    Robins
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Went to Paramount for a birthday supper. Great food and really good value with the special offer. Only shame is that wine and water and drinks are so very expensive they push the cost up
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My wife and I were in London to celebrate her birthday and this restaurant was just fantastic. The waiter recommended some excellent choices from the menu and really looked after us all evening, even down to the "Happy Birthday" dessert. If you can get the south side view, it is more iconic London, but the view is great all the way round and you can always enjoy the after dinner drink in the bar on the floor above, where you can walk around and get the full effect. Thanks very much Paramount for a fantastic evening.
    Special Features:
    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Paramount marches on ... bravo
    SquareMileOmnivore
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Not much to say really, but that's because I am a big fan, return regularly, and say much the same each time. In short, in a place where the view is the main attraction, food and service are both excellent, and I still don't think it's very expensive. Well done Paramount, a great offer, and consistent. The set menu, always worth a look, was a knockout on this spur-of-the-moment-lunch occasion, and kept the lid on costs even more, despite choosing the two most expensive glasses of wine on the (reasonable) by-the-glass list. As always with Paramount, it's tempting to go back with friends or family to hit the - again not greedily priced - wine list by the bottle. Oh, one fresh comment: the new Green Hour martini is also a knockout!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive for frequent visits
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I wish it weren't, as myself and foodie friends would visit several times a year, despite less than advantageous location near Tottenham Court Road tube. £138 for 2, 3 courses a la carte dinner, only 2 glasses house champagne and 1 glass sauvignon blanc. If bill had been £25 less, I'd be there frequently. Fabulous skyline views and creative, delicious food. Service very good, just needed a small injection of good humour to make it excellent. Linen on the tables would also lift it even higher. Well worth going for special occasion.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service with one BUT
    joes4u
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was lovely and the service in the restaurant was very good. My issue is with the reception on the ground floor... I was taking my wife out for a surprise meal for her birthday and had arranged for two other people to be at the restaurant. They text me to confirm they had arrived and also they told the receptionist it was a surprise and DO NOT confirm the booking is a table for 4 people, let us go upstairs and them being there will be a surprise. So what does she say, yes I can see your table is for 4 people... the other two members of your party have been waiting upstairs... Less than 5 minutes ago she had been asked not to say this... She then remember it was supposed to be a surprise but by then it was too late.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • evening meal with loved ones
    jojo
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Really love the view , however the lighting is a little too dim to the extent that you cannot actually see the colour of your food! There were four of us dining - the lobster was nice. 3 of us had steak for our mains and unfortunately , the waiter got it wrong and gave the wrong steak ( medium is very diff to well done) - a quick swap was the solution!We would go back , the view is great , food is nice - cocktails are also nice. For the four of us the bill came to around £340 ( this included cocktails, sparkling and still water and three of us had dessert too which was a sizeable portion. One thing I will say is there is a stench around the elevator area at the entrance of the restaurant just by the bar.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brilliant evening
    FE09
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Wonderful location& ambience . Staff were very attentive & helpful- though we did find staff struggled to maintain this when it became busier later in service . Food & presentation was amazing .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    pipaDuck
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Service was great- all the waiters were nice and friendly and great pastries, however the potato and ham hash with pan fried duck egg just wasn't nice. The green tea I ordered was also over-brewed and came out bitter (they did replace this as soon as I asked though!)
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  • All about location
    Londonexplorer
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Location stunning with wonderful views of London- expensive drinks
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and amazing views!
    Cate
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    A fantastic restaurant with stunning views and amazing food, ideal for a special occasion. On arriving at Centre Point, the building work nearby makes the entrance a tad shoddy but once you get to the reception, it feels much more apt. The restaurant itself is stunning and I loved the decor! Sat next to the windows, we had amazing views of The City, Tower Bridge & even Canary Wharf! The service was excellent. But the food was sensational! I had the Crab starter & Cod main, both were unbelievably tasty with so many flavours that worked amazing together! Also had beautiful wine to compliment the meal. Would highly recommend a visit! The restaurant may not be deemed as 'cool' as it once was, but the food and views are well worth visiting.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding Food, Service & Views
    drewmullins83
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Where do I start? I treated my wife to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. The food was absolutely incredible, one of the best dining meals I have ever experienced. The quality was exceptional and the care and presentation of the meal was done with passion. The service was also absolutely fantastic, the waiter's were extremely helpful and cheery. We were also surprised when we were brought a dessert plate saying Happy Anniversary on it even though we hadn't even mentioned it to the waiter. It made us feel really special. Finally, the view of London is absolutely stunning, especially at sunset, it certainly helped add to our experience. Very expensive, however always nice to properly treat yourself every now and then!
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    afternoon tea, business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    This place is a little gem. Excellent views and the manager and waiting staff were brilliant!
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    business meals, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely find
    Kwick709VIP
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I cannot believe that I have only just found out about this delightful restaurant!!! Definitely visit the upstairs bar before starting your meal you can do a 360 tour of the fantastic London skyline. The food is to a really high standard and the service was great - informed but not at all stuffy. Methinks this will become a new regular for me :)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    All you get is the view, not a lot to choose from on the menu. I can't fault the service and ambience
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  • Astonishing Views of London
    LondonLocal
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Went for breakfast (they do an excellent full English) as a family treat. Thoroughly enjoyable and you can also go up to the viewing gallery up one floor to make the most of the 360degree views of London. Astounding.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, special occasions
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  • HBDy
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    The restaurant was very noisy, we can hardly hear each other in one table. We have ordered Duck, but on the menu it wasnt stated that is a steak. The waitress didnt ask what kind of steak we would like, and it was served as rare. The view from restaurant was very nice, and the service was in time.
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  • Beautiful view !
    londontrip
    Dined on 21/7/2014
    The view in the restaurant is just perfect ! Have a dinner here at night to see all the light of the city is beautiful. And you can enjoy the view with a very good food and the waiters are very nice
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    outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Birthday Dinner
    Clarebear
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Great view and atmosphere took my partner here for his birthday and they gave us a table by the window as I had requested. Good service although they ran out of both things we asked got on the menu and it was only 9pm! This was very disappointing. The good we had was excellent although not our first choice ! Would give it another try.
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  • Shame about the tired looking bar
    DawnieM
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    We started our evening at Paramount, like most, in the bar with outstanding views over London. We had a superb evening here but it was unfortunately the bar area which let the place down - it is rather tired looking and in need of a a refurbishment. Given the (London) prices of the drinks the service too could have been a whole lot better - they probably lost a round of drinks from us because we couldn't get the girl's attention. That said, on the restaurant side, the service was very good, the waiter very helpful and attentive, and the food really was excellent - and at what we thought were very reasonable prices for what we had.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice but dated.
    EmmaB
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    The food and drinks were really nice but the building is so ugly from the outside and needs modernising inside too. Views are brilliant but the entire building is really dated and mainly for that reason I feel like it is quite overpriced. When we arrived I think we were both disappointed by the look of the buidling from the outside which is never a good way to start a dinner. I went with a friend for her birthday and we got chatting to a waiter who gave us both a free cocktail at the end of our meal which was really nice and all staff were really attentive and friendly so I can't fault the service. Just wish it was a slightly nicer setting.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great at sunset
    flowernecklace
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    I took my friend here for a birthday treat and it was perfect. We had a seat by the window and just watched the view change through sunset into the evening. A great novel place that isn't always as fully booked as other viewing platform bars/restaurants.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view,Shame about the food...
    Ruby
    Dined on 13/7/2014
    Unfortunately I did not enjoy my meal at all. I felt the quality of the food was poor and the restaurant carried itself on the views of London alone.
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  • Party place
    Sasha
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Great Resturant if you want a party atmosphere, the bar is noisy and open to the Resturant which makes it hard to talk. We were a group of 6 but it was impossible for us to hear each other so we had to chat to the people nearest to us. The environment is quite hard, there are no table clothes or soft furnishings so the sound just bounces around everywhere. Basically the focus here is more trendy 'pre club' bar than up market Resturant. However the views are stunning, the service was good, the food was yummy, the lighting was good, it could be excellent if they sorted the noise issue out - or just go there when you are in the mood for a party before going clubbing. Hope that is helpful - enjoy.
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  • Terrific view
    woody
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Paramount on top of Centre Point has a wonderful view of london. The food is better than I expected. sometimes restaurants that rely on the view can be a let down when the food arrives. This one wasn't. After eating, or instead of eating, go up one floor to a viewing gallery that runs right round the building.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best view ever
    Alex71301
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Perfect restaurant for an anniversary or a special event. Great staff and tasty food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretheaterdiners
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner. Service only ok food very good and nice presentation. It did get a bit noisy as most diners grouped in one area. Cannot beat the view. Amazing.
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  • A nice treat
    Roxy
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Took my friends visiting from Australia to Paramount as a wedding present and they loved it. Perfect for those visiting London for the first time.
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    brunch, business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's all in the view
    London2Couple
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Fantastic view...shame that's the only good thing in favour of the Paramount! Food very standard...service poor...very noisy atmosphere...would only ever go for drinks in future before dining elsewhere...staff attitude...am I bothered?
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  • Thoroughly enjoyable and different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We visited on Sat 5th July. The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and the view just wonderful. The decor was a bit tired but didn't spoil the overall experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surreydiner
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    lovely food and service in the restaurant. The bar staff were less responsive. Waited to be served whilst they were chatting to each other. The bar above was the same. The area did not smell fresh. Stale alcohol. uninviting. not sure i would return.
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