Harry Morgan's

3.9
138 reviews
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For a slice of Upper-West-Side dining in leafy North London, look no further than the iconic Harry Morgan's restaurant on St John's Wood High Street. This shining beacon of Manhattan-ness is home to an eclectic crowd of homesick New Yorkers, models and actors working abroad on location, and a well-heeled expatriate contingent who come to salivate over the deli-style sandwiches and salads and talk shop. Established in 1948 by a local butcher, this acclaimed restaurant has become a dining destination in its own right, and is renowned for being great value for money. For "When Harry-met-Sally" style dates and buzzy lunches, this is the place to be. Don't miss the award-winning chicken soup.
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JC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I eat here regularly. Superb food, good portions. and service is fairly prompt. Harry’s is an institution really and well worth with a detour to St John’s Wood High St.

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TI
London
24 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been to Harry Morgans several times. The service is always good and our recent visit was no different.

The food quality was a bit more mixed though. The chicken soup and the chicken schnitzel pita were both excellent but the Reuben and the Smoked Salmon Bagel we had were very underwhelming.

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had never eaten here before but the reviews promised great things. We thought the interior was rather plain and a little scruffy but not uncomfortable. We dined early so there were plenty of tables. Service was reasonably fast but the staff seemed more than a little disengaged and really more interested in talking to each other than with their clients. Not really rude but fairly disinterested. We had the mixed starter between us and everything on the plate was delicious. We enjoyed every mouthful. However my Macaroni cheese was rather bland and far too salty. My husband’s Roast Chicken dish was, he felt, somewhat disappointing. We each left about half of our main course and took the remainder back to our Hotel; the staff were happy to bag it for us. I visited the toilets before I left and they were pretty grim. Scruffy and tired looking and in need of a thorough clean. Generally disappointing but the starter was very good.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, ambience great.

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g
London
101 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Harry Morgan is an institution as well as a good cafe and restaurant. Huge portions, wonderful salt beef

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HD
Österreich
18 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

I have been going to HM for 35 years plus and this is the most disappointing for food quality, service, yet Sorry but it used to be so much better and the atmosphere was just dull

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D
London
11 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great authentic Ashkenazi Jewish home cooking - recommend the chopped liver and chicken soup

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

A bit noisy - some of the noise was actually generated by the employees - waiters, etc.
Food was ok.

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DJ
London
82 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Another delicious lunch in this neighbourhood gem. Service a bit slow this time around would be my only slightly negative remark.

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DJ
London
82 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Harry Morgan’s in SJW, a real neighbourhood gem. Busy and bustling on a Sunday lunchtime but service still efficient and friendly. Excellent burger with stilton. Kids loved their hotdogs and want to go back next weekend. Recommended.

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SS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious food and service with a smile from the chatty staff.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We go every year with friends on the way to the cricket. Food always good and different. Friendly service. Can get noisy if young children in there but doesn’t spoil anything.
Tables can be a bit small - we pre booked a table for 6 but we’re put on a small round table with not much room. It didn’t make much difference to us but other people may find it cramped.
We will be going back next year for definite and would go there when we were in the area.

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LP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Dreadful service and had to wait for The Haddock as they sent someone to Tesco to buy one and asked if we wanted to go!!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The mac n cheese tasted like it came out of a tin. My salad leaves were yellow rather than green and the broccoli was yellow but the taste of my salad was ok. The key lime pie was set hard and no sign of using fresh limes to make it- more like lime jelly and condensed milk. Overall the food was really disappointing

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CW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Not a patch on how it used to be, such a shame. Service was a shambles, had to wait for thirty minutes for our lunch which was not great when it eventually arrived and the restaurant was less than a third full, unlike the old days! No wonder..... I won't be returning

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V
London
32 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

We went for dinner after work. Overall- not impressed. The whole place smelled of fish and was badly ventilated. The food was good but not spectacular- certainly not something to rave about. Definitely too pricey for what the quality is.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought me back a little bit of home!!!!

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SL
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Ladies toilet was disgusting. Staff friendly but as the English was not great , communication was a bit difficult.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service and Salt Beef good as you can get.

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JB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Poor breakfast before the cricket! Was looking forward to a good fry up but not very good and service was chaotic too

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w
London
160 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good value simple diner food with great service. Can't go wrong.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food, abysmal service

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EB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible sadly, took ages to get served and when we did it was by a disgruntled waiter. Food was bought out haphazardly and took AGES, the place was not even half full. We've been a few times and it's never been this bad. Two of my guests had undercooked food and because it all arrived at different times we were unable to enjoy it together. It was my partners birthday and I'd bought in my own cake and had put it in their fridge, however, I had to ask for it 5 times which kind of gave the surprise away! Harry Morgans REALLY let us down and with regret, it will be the last time we go. :(

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OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice New York deli-like venue with typical NY food - good service and easy parking after hours - reasonable pricing and good laidback atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Poor service and overpriced for the quality of food..would not visit again

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Y
London
37 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went there for a late lunch. Took about half an hour to bring out the food, which for a deli style restaurant seemed like ages. Decor is nice, service was ok, but seemed to be a bit unfocused with mixups of orders. Overall it was ok.

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E
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Solid food like grandma used to make.... huge fun .....however their toilets need some attention...


The hand drying machine that is supposed to be hygenic is covered in rust and mould inside and wasn't switched on..... and the toilet is not ever so clean......

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SR
London
112 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We go to Harry Morgan from time to time and enjoy the food very much. On Staurday evening the service was very slow and the soup was not hot enough first time round. We hope things improve for our next visit.

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t
London
388 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The Oreo cheesecake did not taste like cheesecake in flavour nor texture.

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LJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Location is great. Food is great. Atmosphere is cute. Only thing lacking was the service. When the lunch crowd came in, the few servers couldn't keep up.

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SP
London
16 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Service slow.
Food poor.
Prices much too high for quality of food

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Been going to Harry Morgan's for years for an end of year get together. Great food as always. Mid-price range. Was let down by poor service from disinterested waiters. Don't know if this was a one off or whether something has changed. Will follow other reviews before deciding about next year.

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RA
London
25 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

A very very busy afternoon - and like any venue when the kitchen gets. Behind it's mayhem

Staff / service were not there usual standard and the mgr knocked off the service without being asked - I would go back - but if you ever arrive and it's full - best to turn around as kitchen can't cope with the place at full capacity

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RA
London
25 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

The home of rubber salt beef - they could do this so much better , rest of the offering is decent , really decent actually - cmon guys get this sorted

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G
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We used to go to this restaurant when it first opened and the food was excellent. It continued to be good even when it was sold. It was then sold a few years later and has been steadily going downhill. The staff are awful. My daughter asked if the salt beef was kosher. I think the waiter didn't know what she was talking about. If you open a deli you should have staff who understand your customers. I wouldn't go back

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic salt beef rueben and amazing value at £11-12 - would go back specifically for this sandwich again.

Matzo ball soup tasty but matzo balls themselves let it down a bit.

Tasty mini latkes as well!

Definitely worth the pain getting to St John's Wood

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lively (and noisy) New York deli diner with a strong Jewish (though not kosher) element to the menu. Food is tasty, staff are pleasant. The tables are small and so space is limited - arguably it's all rather on the cramped side. It's not cheap but the overall experience is pleasurable. If the management would create a bit more space and lower the prices, this could become one of the gems of the NW London restaurant scene. It's not quite at that level, I'm afraid, but I can recommended it nevertheless.

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T
London
82 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Some nice Jewish food but really they ought to change the seats with big splits in them; what one of us ordered in a virtually empty restaurant was got wrong - TWICE!

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A
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We reserved a table for a surprise birthday party and everything went absolutely marvellously! The food is really authentic and delicious, especially Gifelte Fish, meats platter and potato latke. We had fantastic time and definately will be coming back. Thank you!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is Jewish type deli food but cant compare with the likes of New York. It is ok if someone craves for NY deli food as long as they dont have expectations that it is the same standard.

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