Percy & Founders

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607 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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

Private Dining

Whether for a family celebration or corporate event, all our spaces are available for exclusive hire. Our stunning private dining room, Percy’s Den, accommodates 24 seated or 35 standing and comes with top of the range technology and a fully stocked bar.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The foods were not good ... used to be better

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food and ambience but the food took way too long to come we waited 45 mins between our starter and our main on a Wednesday eve.

OB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

It was a noisy bar with large groups so we were seated near the bar. Food was good but overpriced - £9.00 for a starter! Mains were tasty but small portions. I thought the service was excellent as the waitress was knowledgable about food & drink. Thank you so much for extra truffle oil on my chips. Overall I would try another restaurant as there are so many to choose from in London.

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The whole dining experience was wonderful
Staff were professional and attentive
The food was great

TE
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It has a very pleasant setting indoors and outdoors . Only objection I have is to the solid partition dividing dining area from the rest . This rather spoils the ambiance . A see through partition would be much better (if anyone is listening) . My wife service friendly and helpful ; pricing not OTT . Good combination . It has come a long way from it's opening days

MD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was quite slow, especially around the bottomless drink refills. The unlimited pancake option that we went for was good value, but the toppings quite basic - would be good to allow diners to mix and match toppings. Beautiful venue, handy location.

F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast was amazing and the bottomless pancakes as well. Service was great and very nice ambiance on a Sunday as it wasn’t too busy

V
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service and wonderful to east outside on a warm summer evening.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a lovely lunch easy going environment. Ideal chilled lunch!

KD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for breakfast

AT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for breakfast and sat outside on the beautiful terrace. I struggled to choose what to have as there were numerous dishes on the menu that I wanted! The service was slow, though this may have been because we were sat outside and not in their eyesight. The portions were quite small for the price but they were delicious.

t
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The place is nice with a good atmosphere. The food is average and overpriced for what they offer. Overall is ok, I just would come back regularly.

AG
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious but the menu is a little Winter like for August. Staff were fantastic although I don’t think people
should be allowed to smoke on the terrace when people are eating. It’s a little too enclosed for that.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

There was a hair in the food & dirty glasses

DC
London
72 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good although served far later than promised - but b buzzy and lively in a week evening

s
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent, but service was extremely slow. One more experience like this one, and we would not return again. Person we talked to about it, said they’re busy, but that was really not a satisfactory answer. Perhaps someone did not show up for work, we don’t know, but some more effort should have been put it in explaining situation and making us happy.....wanting to return.. Too bad, because food and ambience are excellent as are most of staff. One of the people serving us was not.

RW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Used their Diner 50% voucher. Great setting, got a quiet space. Nice fresh food and attentive service.

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

Had a business lunch here and all three of us really liked the ambience, the environment, art on the walls, the spaciousness, professional service and excellent food.

JC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely place for breakfast or lunch. Good service and lovely setting.

F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a work lunch or meeting friends, gorgeous venue!

A
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Quite noisy, and as ever, felt a little under-staffed (perhaps because they currently offer a discount on food Monday-Wednesday and they may not anticipated such a high level of take-up on a Wednesday evening).
Polite and helpful waiting staff who dealt with an IT failure with good humour.

AR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great dishes, thoroughly reccommend the bread nibble. A little noisy and slow with the bill being bought over otherwise a genuinely great spot!

KD
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for breakfast

SO
London
48 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I have been here a few times. On this occasion I wondered how it went so wrong. The waitress was probably the worst I have ever come across. She was dismissive on numerous occasions. Her service was on her agenda. It didnt matter if we were deep in discussion, she failed to read the room and would approach us at the most inconvenient times. When we needed her - she was no where to be seen. When I wished to order, on being seated, it took me 20 minutes to get her attention. On taking my drink order, as i was reading the menu to order some nibbles, i looked up to find she had already walked off. RUDE! not to mention bad service. I then spent 5 minutes waving down another server. At one point, the horrid music was way too loud and i asked if it could be turned down a notch. Her response was shocking to say the least. I received an education on why the music was loud. It is loud so it can be heard over the guests. The more guests/customers, the louder the music. To that I responded, but this is a restaurant! its not a club. We are here to socialise and talk and one cannot talk if one is needing to shout over music. She did nothing and did not care to listen. Her entire mannerism is WRONG. Wrong industry - people like her have no place in the service industry. Now, our food was hit and miss. Wagu burger DRY and certainly NOT medium. It was so brown that one would wonder if it were ever pink. The sauces and burger toppings were good - but the meat was as dry as cardboard. The fish main - turbot - was nice - although it must have been cooked in so much oil. Quite greasy. The desert - nice Sticky Toffee pudding. Would i recommend this place? nope. Absolutely not. Food was okay, but the service was the worst ever.

EA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a lovely afternoon and being able to sit outside made all the difference. Food was lovely and the staff were accommodating and helpful especially with the baby. Their facilities were some of the best I’ve seen for baby changing.

CD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Table of 5 at 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. Bottomless prosecco for 2hrs at £18 per person and the waitress was really good at keeping us topped up. Really fantastic food in a truly tasteful setting. Can’t wait to return!

JO
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Percy and Founders is nice! Lovely table on looking the Fitzrovia chapel. Nice atmosphere. Fond of the place! Sometimes better deals on certain days. Enjoy their Sunday Lunch when special offers on. Recently had lunch there. Salmon salad was nice but didn’t like the fennel much! Nice because on some occasions have been able to bring my dog and eat in bar area!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a family members birthday. He was absolutely satisfied saying his burger was the best he has ever had.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was incredibly slow on a quiet Tuesday lunch and food not good enough

AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Delicious but very pricey

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great as always but much louder than it usuallly is

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Whilst the food was very good overall, the rib eye steaks were not of the same standard.
I am sure some substandard meat slipped by your very good quality process?

JP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love PERCY & FOUNDERS.... try to get to it any time we're in London .... how did I find out about it????
By Watching Masterchef!!!!! .... am so glad I looked it up .... great food, great ambience, super location.....

P
London
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Hi,

I’m not giving feedback on the service as this booking was not for me but I just wanted to flag that the restaurant did not have this booking!

Thanks

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The restaurant offers the height of mediocrity. The interior is okay the rest is forgettable.

LH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place, lovely service and very nice decor. Went there for brunch and had Eggs Royale which was delicious - the egg yolk super runny! Highly recommend.

J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quick service, attentive staff. Lovely ambience. Mains were good but would have preferred more options from the dessert menu.

KW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

we went for a celebratory lunch and we were not disappointed.
good service and very good food. staff were attentive but not intrusive.
Will be back again soon

BR
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant we had a great time celebrating, food was lovely, drinks were flowing and the staff couldn’t have been more helpful!

W
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was lovely but service disappointing and the restaurant very cold

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