Percy & Founders

4.3
562 reviews
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British
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Percy & Founders is a restaurant and bar located in the heart of Fitzrovia. Our name is inspired by the Duke of Northumberland, Hugh Percy, and the group of philanthropists who together founded the Middlesex Hospital in 1755.

We are open all day, every day, offering everything from a morning coffee or breakfast through to lunch, dinner and evening cocktails. Our Head Chef has created a modern British menu with European influences for breakfast, lunch, dinner & weekend brunch.

A series of spaces are designed to suit different needs and different times of the day, welcoming both reservations and casual walk-ins.

We are open for breakfast daily from 7.30am to 11.30am, weekend brunch from 9am to 4pm on Saturday, 9am to 1pm on Sunday, and all-day Sunday roasts.

We are located on the junction of Mortimer Street and Berners Street

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Percy & Founders is an all-day bar and restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia, London. Offering everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner, through to evening cocktails and canapés.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Long wait for average food. Drinks order mixed up.

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L
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

Used to be great, we arrived for a mothers day meal and none of the roasts where available, many of the items we ordered just didnt turn up and we were told theyd run out. Starters arrived after the main and there was a fly in one of the cocktails

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TH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had a very attentive waitress but I think there was maybe a shift change during our lunch because we then actually needed to prompt for service.
Food and surroundings were excellent but the restaurant needs to be aware of service levels, not a massive issue but customers expectations are very high.

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OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service is somewhere in between relaxed, slow and indifferent. Food is fine but nothing stands out. Good choice for that area but would not go out of my way.

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s
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was noisy and we had to wait a fair while to order. The burger was raw, and I mean steak tartar raw, but we did not want to wait for another. In fairness we were offered a desert but as none of us wanted one I do think the least they could do was offer to buy a drink. We were over charged for expensive gin and tonic and 12.5% service charge was automatically added to the bill. All in all I don't think I would go back. If I want to pay £15 for a gin & tonic I would rather go to the Soho Hotel, at least you could hear each other there.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Although the food was very good and the lamb in particular was excellent, the service was very poor and very slow. We had to get someone's attention for every course or if wanted more drinks or wine topping up (they hadn't left the bottle with us). We also didn't get told the specials until we spotted someone with a dish not on the menu and asked. A 1 hr business lunch took 2 and a half hours to have 2 courses and a coffee. Fine if you're having a long lunch with friends, no good for business lunch.

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j
London
57 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

a great place for dinner but a bit empty on a Monday night

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JP
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nicely designed and very chilled vibe. Perfect for a lunch catching up with friends - not too loud either. Friendly staff, and good food!

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CM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was ok but we waited more than 40 mins to get the mains. They apologised at last.
Also a long wait time for dessert.
I find this place lacking personality (my very opinion). Also some of the staff seemed tired and unexcited to work there.
Pricey....
Won't go back.

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NM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great and the staff were very accommodating considering we were such a large group. The food was excellent and the staff were very attentive. They even came back to check that everything was ok with the food and we didn’t want anything else.

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall very good Monday evening for a Group of 8. Initial service was a little slow but once we had ordered the evening moved along very well. Food was excellent.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Well looked after by everyone we encountered and food was amazing as a bonus. Super professional, friendly and they even noticed it was my mums birthday and made a fuss.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

No real ambiance. Food ok. Service average. Wouldn’t go again.

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MG
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and good service apart from the waiter brought the wrong wine

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JF
London
33 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food at Percy and Founders was very tasty and I would have given an overall 4 stars if we hadn’t been squashed as party of 3 onto a table for 2 in the bar area whilst other tables for 4 sat empty.

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S
London
43 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love having breakfast at Percy and founders which is a place where you can relax, enjoy wonderful food and get very very good service at that time of the day. I don’t know what it’s like at other times because it really is a breakfast venue for me, but I would recommend it as a place to meet people, and start your day in a great way.

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SO
London
38 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The Oysters were lovey - but a little shell was present in each one which takes away from the experience. Trout was okay - nothing special and I wouldn't order it again. Squid delicious. My main was Halibut - that was good. Portion size a little small. Venison Wellington also good - but again, my partner complained it was too small and barely hit a side. Fries and carrots were good. Service was overall good however probably a little too good as the lemon wedge I had saved for my fish main was taken away! The front of house people were super - they knew we had a theatre to get to and so were on time with getting our food out. Our waiter was super too.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Annoyed because they have some set menus on their website which the staff didn’t know about and you actually can’t dine from which is ridiculous. That’s one of the reasons why I chose the venue.

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EH
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Beautifully furnished, but the food was expensive for what it was. Then again, it was Valentine's Day! Our server seemed very determined not to smile and did not make us feel very welcome!

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CA
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten here on a number of occasions, always found it to be an enjoyable experience. Great atmosphere, good food in lovely surroundings what more can you ask!

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RB
London
14 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic space, great service and delicious food. Will defenitely be back!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Lovely food and ok service

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AS
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

As a frequent visitor to Percy & Founders for brunch & lunch, we thought we would give their Sunday roast a go, even though it is so much more expensive than anywhere else.
What a bad move! It is hands down the worst roast any of us have ever had.
I was originally served 2 hunks of PURE fat, that were supposed to resemble a £22 lamb roast.
When I pointed this out, I was asked “what am I supposed to do about it?” By the waitress. Sigh.
My plate was removed and brought back 10 minutes later, with the same vegetables, that were now inedible (potatoes as hard as baseballs, black withered carrots/parsnips, soggy cabbage) and a small piece of fatty lamb but at least there was some meat this time around.
At this point we were all over it and just completely disappointed with our meals. £117 later (including a “free” coffee for our trouble) for 3 of us to have a horrible lunch was the kicker! We went home and cooked dinner... never again!

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were really looked after at Percy and Founders, gave us the perfect table and made sure we had everything we needed. The Full English was gorgeous but at around 14/15 pounds, that's what I would expect. Ambience was great although one table looked like they were going to start getting a bit rowdy after a couple of bottomless proseccos. Overall the perfect weekend spot though - and great for business meetings.

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IB
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

First time to Percy and Founders to celebrate friends birthday and catch up with friends. Upon arriving, some friends arrived early so could not be seated at the table till rest of the friends showed up. We had a reservation for 7 people. Good thing the pub was not busy so they had space to sit and have a drink while waiting. However the service from the barman was appalling. There experience we had- you would think that one of us was his ex girlfriend! Cause the attitude he gave us you definitely would think that he knew one of us from somewhere. The barman/waiter was absolutely miserable that we felt bad for him that he had to work and was in such a filthy mood. Enough about the unfriendly bar man. On to the food... we had ordered different meal items and the best word to describe all our meals was diabolical. I am sure that my 5 year nephew could have made a better meals. None of us enjoyed our meals- but had no choice but to finish due to guilt of wasting food. We literally force feed ourselves!!! We had to wait for what seemed like forever for the food to be serve. The pub was not busy as we could literally count the tables that were being serviced. When the food arrived- it was dry, overcooked and flavourless. The Yorkshire pudding were so dry you would have thought it was a bun; chicken was so dry that when you chewed felt like you were chewing rubber. The kale was not steamed properly- seemed that it was put on the plate and heating lamps precooked it. Absolutely no taste/flavour/seasoning on the Fish Goujons and mushy peas. The hamburger bun was supper dry as was the chicken. To sum up the meal experience, it felt as if we been served 5 day old food.
The ambience of the venue was amazing definitely a spot to come to for drinks with friends etc. The music was low and atmosphere provided for social gatherings. I recommend this place for drinks and social hangout.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, great food and an incredible wine list at reasonable prices

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on Saturday night, service was excellent someone always on hand to see if everything is ok. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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MH
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place, beautiful art, delicious food, good service. A bit like Ham Yard in style but better value.

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BH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

100% recommend. Went for dinner with someone and food was amazing, and the wine was perfect. Very friendly staff and the ambience was great.

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M
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I eat here regularly and I have never had a bad experience. The food is always perfect. For such a big space I did wonder if the quality would dwindle after a while but if anything the food just gets better and better. The service is attentive but not intrusive. I always feel very relaxed here bringing friends from overseas as well as family. Perfect.

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LH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seems like a new restaurant, fitted out very well - tables for drinks and food. Service ways pretty good although a little slow. Food was very good, menu varied - we had superfood salad with chicken although it needed a little more dressing than was supplied.

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RZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The breakfast food here is lovely, very good location for a business breakfast. However, upon arrival I was sitted on an empty table and told I was the first one to arrive, whilst my clients were already sitting somewhere else. Also, at the end of the meal no one came to collect the payment (nor walked by our table) for 10 mins, and I had to stand up and go to reception to ask for it... maybe they were understaffed that morning but yes service/reception to be improved.

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KH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxed yet sophisticated vibe, good bunch menu, helpful staff. Will go back 👍🏼

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V
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location and lots of space for either large groups or quiet working lunches.
Food is average, but edible.

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JB
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

P&F did a great job of hosting a price fix menu for New Year’s Eve. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was extremely well made and the craft cocktails were spot on

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l
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Day feasting was perfect! Comfortably classy without being stuffy and too formal! Service was exceptional. Dining selections were well chosen & deliciously prepared!! Thank you so much!

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K
Italy
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Food fantastic as always although service wasn’t so great!

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Toilets were atrocious. Dirty sanitary wear on the floor, bins over flowing. Members of the group told staff 3 times and minimal was done.

It's a shame because other than that the food was great! Staff were okay, a little slow and our table was not ready on time. The bar was not over run either so I don't understand what the delay was and there were empty tables.

Overall lovely good food friendly waiter, I would come again but a shame that it was a bit tainted by the dirty toilets.

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A
London
18 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This has been a regular of mine but it was really disappointing on Friday. We were sat in the bar area rather than restaurant and the service was poor.

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J
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Late lunch with business contacts service good and not rushed. Food very good quality pub classics

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