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116 at the Athenaeum

4.1
4.1
238 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Athenaeum’s iconic address has housed many creatives over the years, from MP Henry Hope and his prized collection of art, to actors from the golden age of Hollywood. The purpose of the renowned building may have evolved, but creativity remains at its core. The latest expression of this being 116 at The Athenaeum, a modern restaurant headed up by Executive Chef, Ian Howard.

Staying true to the ‘British foundations, international inspiration’ ethos, expect inspiring seasonal menus from dawn to dusk, championing local producers. Think Isle of Mull scallops with chilli and garlic butter, pumpkin tortellini with hazelnut truffle pesto and iced berries with sake sorbet and white chocolate sauce.

Breakfast is served daily and the terrace is open every day from 8am - 8pm.

Offering relaxed dining in a 5-star setting, 116 at The Athenaeum in London sits a short walk from both Green Park and Hyde Park Corner Tube stations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–21:30

  • Phone number

    020 7499 3464

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Ian Howard

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Underground Station Hyde Park Corner with Piccadilly Line or Green Park Station with Jubilee, Piccadilly or Victoria Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 238 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. EK

    EK12

    London

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We have been to this establishment a number of times. although the service is very good , they had forgotten it was our Anniversary , although mentioned on the booking form. The place was very quite and looking very tired. food was acceptable but not exciting.
  2. FC

    FionaC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good value set lunch menu. Food was really good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    Service was slow. Took around five minutes to be seen and seated. And it didn’t overly quick up afterwards I’m afraid. That said, the service was polite and friendly. The afternoon tea was good, I enjoyed it! Overall, it was average.
  4. AT

    AudreyT

    London

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service. The food was very nice but the menu was not hugely exciting
  5. AD

    AnthonyD

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Fabulous food. Good looking restaurant in a central location. Very enjoyable and would definitely return again. Set menu price is excellent value when booked through Open Table.
  6. C

    Christophe

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent lunch at the Athenaeum. Really good food and selection from the set menu. Service was as we expect from this restaurant, really good. We will return.
  7. V

    Vickit

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had set menu. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Service was good and staff charming. Will definitely go again.
  8. l

    liucijad

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for amazing evening excellent food and service.
  9. M

    Mozog

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The place is very old and overrated, not sure i’d do it again
  10. SG

    SaraG

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From lovely and attentive but not intrusive staff to fantastic food. A wonderful dining experience.
  11. r

    rodnick

    London

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We have been several times this year so expected the usual good quality food. Chose the special offer lunch menu which was a good option. Looking forward to our next meal there.
  12. CF

    ChristineF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We went for Sunday lunch and there was only one other table occupied in the area (adjacent to the lovby) where we ate. My food was very average, the tomatoes in the goats cheese and tomato salad were tasteless and my main of sea bass was under seasoned. My friend reported better luck with her veggie soup and risotto. Service was a bit off-hand and I'm afraid I wouldn't go back.
  13. H

    Happyeater

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience. Wonderful food and impeccable service from every single staff member. We'll be back.
  14. B

    Bill

    Charlotte

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our dinner! The staff was super friendly and really engaged with the kids!
  15. CK

    ClaireK

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Had a deal which made the value good. Restaurant empty other than us so not much ambience. Nice enough.
  16. GF

    GreatFriday

    London

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service throughout the evening. The staff were friendly and unobtrusive. The portions were rather small and the wine list hardly cheap! A good atmosphere and a return visit will happen...
  17. r

    rodnick

    London

    63 reviews

    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We booked for Easter Sunday lunch based on the special menu which was reasonably priced. The courses allowed for a good choice and the roast beef was very good. The lamb however should have been better, it may have been left on the plate too long and was tough to cut. All in all good value for what we had and a good experience again.
  18. s

    sandy

    London

    178 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    usually extremely good so as a few new servers were finding their feet there was a little hiatus which we would not usually experience so fingers crossed they will be back on form now
  19. SM

    StephanieM

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Leonard was our waiter and he was excellent. We had fantastic service throughout and a lovely afternoon tea for mothers day. They did their absolute best to accommodate us and answer my questions beforehand as I wanted to make sure children were welcome. They went over and above, thank you for a special treat.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice layout with comfortable seating. Relaxed atmosphere not pretentious at all. And great decor...Children friendly/ menu which is good..The food was amazing It was a Sunday on Mother’s Day so we were treated to the Mother’s Day menu which was a 3 course meal for the fantastic value of £35 pound each!.. considering the reputation that comes with Galvin I thought it was a bargain.. starters were great and mains fantastic. I had the roast beef which was absolutely wonderful.. however the cutlery was a bit blunt so maybe in future serve this with a steak knife.. the only downside food wise we’re that we waited quite a bit between courses especially desert which we waited almost 40 minutes for. None the less, the restaurant recognised the mistake without even a mention from myself or my Mrs and took a course off of the bill... staff were attentive and polite. My Mrs was treated to a Mother’s Day goody bag which featured a teddy bear and various spa products from the hotel. This was a lovely touch and put a smile on her face...we were relaxed and the food was nice so we will definitely come here again!
  21. F

    Foodie

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 March 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good until it came to dessert and then it went downhill fast. Twice they came back to the table to tell us that they were out of the dessert we ordered so we finally just ordered ice cream. An hour went back and we asked twice and never received it so we finally left. Our entire meal was 2.5 hours which was far too long.
  22. S

    Scran

    London

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 6 March 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  23. b

    bubba

    London

    28 reviews

    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Sunday dinner was very disappointing. Both vegetarian options were mushroom based, what if you don’t like mushrooms. The main option was a stodgy risotto, really Galvins? In this age of increasing vegetarianism one would expect a lot more from Galvins.
  24. r

    rodnick

    London

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sunday lunch was extremely good with a good menu choice and a nice wine to go with it. The restaurant was quiet with not many people around. Service was quick and it was a very pleasant experience. Will definitely be dining here again soon.
  25. s

    sandy

    London

    178 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    we really enjoyed our dinner and the food beat our expectations. the service was excellent but they were so busy so the time between courses was longer than usual
  26. c

    citycharlie

    London

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal here recently. Franco the Maître'd was exceptional and made us feel very welcome. The food was to die for too!
  27. g

    gruppoindigo

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We were fortunate to be able to sit inside the main restaurant while many others were sitting outside in the front of house area. The ambiance and noise level was just right as we wanted the chance to talk quietly over dinner. The service was excellent - unobtrusive, thoughtful and professional. The food was good, but not as good as it has been on previous occasions - in particular my fish was not cooked through which was a shame as it was such a nice piece. All in all an enjoyable evening but not quite up to the level that I have experienced before. 5* for service!
  28. TC

    TomC

    London

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Extremely good value 2-course lunch with a (soft) drink thrown in. Perfect for dry January. Portion sizes good and very high quality food. Recommended.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2018

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was ok. Great location
  30. VH

    ValH

    London

    133 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2018

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Good afternoon tea selection with the usual set up. Two small negatives this time though. Scones weren't super fresh & service was lacking (had to ask for milk & tea top up twice). Perhaps it is because we were sitting in a semi-private area but customers shouldn't be forgotten about...
  31. K

    Kelvin

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Buffet is way over priced with only limited options. Did not find it good value for money. Food was decent enough.
  32. DC

    DCeats

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 12 December 2018

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Excellent food let down by an odd combination of so-so service and a lack of atmosphere (not helped by major table shifting during our meal). I really like the Galvin restaurants but will stick to La Chapelle in future.
  33. RS

    RunSki

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A very lunch and expierence. Great food, service and customers, it is discerning without being pretentious or snobbish. Highly Recommended.
  34. MG

    MarkG

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2018

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The food was very good as you would expect, but the service was very poor from the start from reception to throughout the meal . We sat there for 15-20 minutes without a drink. Struggled throughout the meal with service. At the end of the meal they did try and rectify the situation but was too late.
  35. RK

    RichardK

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Sunday lunch with lovely fresh vegetables & generous portions. The set menu with 2&3 course option is really good value. From the moment you enter the hotel you are met with a very warm welcome from helpful & friendly staff which extends through to the restaurant and bar. A thoroughly enjoyable experience & a great place to meet up with family & friends - we didn’t want to leave! I would most certainly recommend.
  36. m

    mcclut

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2018

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was very salty. My son’s fish fingers were super oily and tasted of old oil.
  37. m

    marks

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately the whole experience was bad from the moment we walked in to being placed by kitchen to the temperature being too hot .very slow service and kept forgetting everything.i know we where on deal but very bad and probably wouldn’t go there again .we did complain and got money off which isn’t the point was for birthday celebrations and they where ruined
  38. Y

    Yeshy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stylish restaurant with subtle decor, attentive staff and creative food menu. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
  39. m

    mushypeas

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delivered top quality as usual. Service was exceptional.
  40. SP

    SueP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Quiet and calm atmosphere food portions small but delicious - good value for money

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116 at the Athenaeum is rated 4.1 stars by 238 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 08:00–21:30

  • Cuisines

    British, Afternoon Tea, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Underground Station Hyde Park Corner with Piccadilly Line or Green Park Station with Jubilee, Piccadilly or Victoria Line

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ian Howard

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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