Quaglino's

4.5
1496 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary European
In line with government advice, we are operating a COVID-19 secure management system* in our restaurant, and details of the controls we have in place can be found on our website.

Quaglino's has been the star of St James's since it opened all the way back in 1929. It has hosted royalty, nobility and famously got a nod in Absolutely Fabulous, but it's not all style over substance, this is a class act.
If you take a trip down that iconic staircase you'll find exceptional food, wonderful wines, and one of the capital's most decadent restaurant interiors.
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Experiences

  • 3 courses, glass of bubbles + live music for £39

    £39.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Oct 28, 2021

    Enjoy our brand new set menu with 3 courses and a glass of bubbles for £39 per person whilst listening to our live music Monday - Thursday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1496 People Are Saying
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Sami
London
46 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fun evening of dinner and music.
Great ambience.

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vipPeter
London
98 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I came here for my birthday lunch with a couple friends! The service was really good and friendly. The food was really nice! The only drawback was the background DJ was somewhat loud and we couldn’t hear ourselves talking even though we asked for a table at the back.

JG
JuneG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table with my boyfriend for his birthday. We had the set menu and Prosecco. The food was delicious, staff very professional and friendly. There was live music and it made the atmosphere and ambience delightful.

We had a fabulous night at Quaglinos,

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MarkV
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing brunch at Quaglinos to celebrate my wife’s birthday. The bottom less Prosecco when down a storm..

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had booked the mid week special discounted offer of 3 courses including bubbly plus music for £39 pp.

We ordered three courses but when we asked for the bubbly we were told that was in a different menu; yet we were only presented one menu at the start. Our bill in the end came to £250 which was totally unexpected and was never explained. Had we been shown the set menu we would have ordered from that.

As I was taking my date out for a special occasion I did not want to have an argument at the end of what was a lovely evening.

The service was, overall, very good. At the end of the evening, my girlfriend ordered a drink, which was slammed down on our table with no words. She asked about why that was done and was told they were understaffed. This was a shame as the evening apart from these issues was a great occasion with good food and amazing music.

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LiliaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Both the cocktails and food are exquisite. Favourite restaurant ever

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vipJabdool
London
59 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Slightly disappointed from start to finish by the staff - not sure they are short staffed but not the experience I’ve previously had. We were ushered to our table as soon as we arrived which I found strange given we were the first in the restaurant and from then on it took ages to get our food and drinks orders, and any other drinks orders. The ambiance for a business meal was difficult with the band but they were good. The food was, as always, all wonderful.

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CharlieB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Unfortunately on this occasion, it took a couple of us a few days to recover

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vipAndrewR
London
11 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

You ever get the feeling they don't want you there? From the moment I arrived, they were trying to get rid of me. It all started when I sat at the bar waiting for my colleague knowing that he would be 15 mins late. One staff member approached me and asked if I would please move to the table to speed up the ordering of the food. I said what was the point as my friends had yet to arrived!!!

Once seated, there was a feeling of urgency. I know our table had probably been resold for a later slot, but is this the way to make someone feel at ease?

Once the plates for the starter had been cleared away, I swear the main arrived three minutes later!

Also, the food wasn't great. The starters were OK, but my steak was somewhat tough and the gnocchi was bland.

This used to be such an iconic place. Now it's just a revolving door with expensive, below par food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never again. We got 1 drink in 1 hour and it was not even busy on a Monday. There was no one to help for everything for 50 minutes

SG
vipSarahG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food excellent but short staffed and service was appalling.

SM
SharonM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Roxy was our waitresses/server and she was absolutely excellent, accommodating, entertaining and nothing was too much trouble.

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vipChemw
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience food was lovely service was attentive and performance & general atmosphere was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and food as always and excellent service from Roxy and Giovanni!

Music was wonderful too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place loved the food ambience and staff x

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ChrisW
London
8 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Roxy was great fun and really attentive and made us both feel very relaxed. Nothing seemed a problem for her so I would say she is an asset for the restaurant. My guest thoroughly enjoyed her lunch and said it was the perfect afternoon. Thanks everyone

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Service was slow and my view was blocked by a pillar. But food was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing cocktails and fantastic food.
Staff were also very attentive and friendly

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LoopyLou
London
23 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it will return

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Huhuhy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience , place and fantastic our lovely waitress Roxy !!! She is there best !!!! Thank you Roxy for making my boyfriend’s birthday memorable!!!! Will definitely come back and want to be served by you 🙂 Anna

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was out of this world. From the moment you walk in you truly feel like you have been taken care of. The attention to detail from the lighting to the music and the decor is something that you will fall in love with. The experiance was great and we will definatly be looking to go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food was good. We had tortellini and beef tartare to start. Both excellent. Swordfish main was excellent but halibut main was bland and disappointing. For desert we had the crime brûlée and peanut butter fondant. Both exceptionally good. Cocktails were great but took a very long time to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ok, waiting around,

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vipAlfie
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great venue. All three courses were excellent and the live music superb. Our sides were initially missing when our mains arrived but the management corrected after a short wait and excluded from our bill which was a nice touch. We also received complimentary cocktails as a thank you. Would definitely recommend and revisit in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, everything!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Very Good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t beat it

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EddieC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was lovely and Giuseppe was very good at looking after us. Food and live music excellent and great choice of drinks too. We had a 2 hour table slot and as it was very busy moving to a bar seat was difficult but eventually was sorted

Very good evening

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Lrbblkpj
London
24 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my Dad for lunch and we had the Dover Sole! It was DELICIOUS! Couldn’t thank Quags and our waiter enough for the impeccable service and care for our lovely lunch! This place never disappoints! See you again very soon Team! Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Venue is super nice and the ambience as well but were a bit disappointed by the service. Staff was not competent and not helpful in many occasions, they were also interrupting our meal multiple times at the most inappropriate moments and their English was not understandable. Lastly, we were charged for the band without even knowing there was going to be a band. I expect more for that price tag.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catch up with a friend dinner. Friendly staff and amazing food. I’ve visited a few times and I will be coming back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Overpriced for food that was pretty bland.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Brilliant attentive table service by Roxy; she was considerate to our food allergy requests and covered our food which had just arrived whilst my partner was called away from the table.
Food was excellent and the set menu was great value.

We have eaten at a number of top establishments but this was up there with the best.

DB
DavidB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food good service and excellent atmosphere very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous 5 star Food & Service and the music well just made us sing and want party 🎄🎅🏻

KL
KarenL
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and beautiful venue, highly recommend!!

MF
MrsFynn
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Very slow service

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great waitress, very friendly and helpful , drinks topped up constantly, music not the best.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Food wasn’t the best, the food has changed
Service was slow I had finished then my friends food came

FAQs

Quaglino's is rated 4.5 stars by 1496 OpenTable diners.

Quaglino's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.danddlondon.com/gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.