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Barbounia At The Gallery at Hotel Cafe Royal - Barbounia, London, England

Barbounia

4.6
4.6
555 Reviews
£41 and over
Mediterranean
Embark on a culinary journey with Barbounia, where Mediterranean delights collide with London’s vibrant energy. Immerse yourself in a relaxed atmosphere, indulging in an all-day dining menu crafted with the finest ingredients. Overlooking a stunning Venetian chandelier, Barbounia brings an exciting fusion of style and flavour, right to the beating heart of London’s Regent Street.

All-day dining served from 12pm to 10pm.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Contemporary European
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    020 4571 6745
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Alessandro Verdenelli
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact the events team at Café Royal via email events@hotelcaferoyal.com to make a group or private party booking.
  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Cross Street
    68 Regent Street London, W1B 4DY Piccadilly
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking available on 10 Air Street, W1B 0AB. The nearest car park is NCP on Brewer Street which is a 4 minute walk from Hotel Café Royal.
  • Public Transit
    Barbounia At The Gallery within Hotel Café Royal is less than a minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. If arriving by car please use the entrance located at 8-10 Air Street, W1B 5AB.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 555 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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555 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The Christmas Menu cost 245 with tax and service fee. This is a price for a Michelin starred restaurant I believe. However, during the dinner, first of all, while the waiter was serving water, he poured the water out of the glass. Second of all, the waiter didn’t remember the course I ordered and my boyfriend ordered, he miss served a lot of times and we need to switch our plate. Lastly, the table wasn’t cleaned up when serving the dessert. Moreover, there is no introduction of the course, they just put it in the table and left… Also, they dropped the forks to my body while they are trying to put it on the table… very disappointed dinner🥵

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service and very friendly staff. We had a lunch on Christmas day in London and we had a great time. We absolutely recommend to visit this restaurant.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Très bon, mais service beaucoup trop long

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  4. FrdC

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is an old hotel restaurant that is really for servicing guests of the hotel. We were tourists and ate here, extremely mediocre. One of our party became sick but the food overall was poor even regardless of that. They didn't understand their wine list, which was limited, we ended up with a mediocre bottle.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I had a lovely time. There was a live jazz band, the service was kind, efficient and friendly and the food was superb. The wine list also demonstrated a couple of excellent Rieslings by the glass. Overall a lovely experience and can’t wait to go back.

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  6. Assunta

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection. The cafe royal hotel is a benchmark of the highest quality. Exceptional good. Excellent service. Most definitely return soon

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  7. Nessienoos

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely environment at the Cafe Royal. Large round booth table was great for our group of 7. Food exceptional and despite looking very pricey to a non Londoner I was actually surprised by how much food we did get for the money. Great venue. Thoroughly recommend

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  8. NigSal

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. The staff were outstanding. Food was gorgeous. The setting was fab. Couldn’t ask for more. We went there for pre theatre dinner and was very glad we did. We gave ourselves 2 hours and had a lovely non rushed meal. Highly recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  9. oliviaM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Expensive but fabulous! Delicious food and friendly service

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  10. CarolineB

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but not outstanding. Staff were lovely and the musicians were excellent. Smart and very clean loos too.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic

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  12. HarrietS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Sadly our experience wasn’t particularly positive. We were looking forward to a nice evening out. The service was incredibly slow. They were slow to take our order, our wine was placed on a service table nearby but not actually given to us or opened until we asked after a protracted time. We waited almost an hour for our main courses and 30 minutes for our desserts. The service mostly consisted of the waiting staff apologising for the waiting times. The restaurant wasn’t busy but the waitress explained they were short staffed. We had steak which was lovely meat but was over cooked from how we’d ordered it. We didn’t send it back as we’d waited so long for it. We waited again for plates to be cleared and waiting staff didn’t circulate much, preferring to stay at their base at a desk near the kitchen, so we couldn’t ask for more water to be provided. We ended up taking the jug ourselves from the service area. The staff did take off the cost of the desserts without us asking as a gesture to apologise for the waits but did add drinks to the bill we hadn’t ordered or received. It does seem from other reviews that our experience doesn’t match with others so maybe we caught them on a bad night.

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  13. Arfurjob

    London

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great braseria fare. A jazz quartet added to the ambiance. The most indulgent Osso Bucco, more shaved truffle than I’ve ever seen on any dish. The staff are the stars though. Welcoming, attentive and happy. We laughed and ate and drank and relaxed. Can’t wait to return, thanks again for looking after us so well, top notch hospitality. 👏👏

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and attentive staff. A little slow prior to a theatre

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed the evening. Staff were very attentive. Food was good, a very classic menu which suited the venue. Atmosphere slightly let it down it got better when the musicians started playing.

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  16. JenniferH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. Lovely ambience, delightful staff and delicious food. We loved the layout, and that tables were apart from others. Great value and we were very happy with our entire experience here. Perfect pre show dining, especially if you come early, we came at 5pm. Thank you to the whole team. Can’t wait to return.

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  17. GloriaD

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was very good! The services was conducted by one individual. He did a amazing job!

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  18. Nisey

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The environment was very nice, though very few diners resulting in a lack of atmosphere. The food was very nice and reasonable value but service arrived with our main course whilst we were still eating our starter. Overall rather disappointing.

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  19. harpalc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent service and food. very happy with the staff

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  20. RobertO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious well prepared food, excellent service (thank you Jaoud), very grown up spot to dine. Highly recommended.

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  21. IanT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal at this hotel. Service, food excellent. Hope to return!

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  22. AndrewH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing meal celebrating our wedding anniversary. I have a lot of dietary requirements due to allergies so am very concious and nervous when i eat out. But Showmo and his team went out of their way to put me at ease ensure that I had something to eat. All of our food was delicious and presented beautifully. The service received from Showmo and the team was fabulous and made a special occasion shine even more. Thank you so much.

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  23. AidaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place , the best service .. grateful and thank you for an amazing job

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  24. Posh

    Kent

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    So many issues don’t even no where to begin! Please just avoid it.

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  25. NuTS

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent welcome, atmosphere, friendliness of staff and pace of service. 15 per cent service charge a little excessive.

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  26. ChrisE

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely venue and outstanding service. Food was just warm at best and bottle of wine served was not cold. They bought another but none of the original choice had been cooled sufficiently so had to have another, which was nice and cold but had nearly finished eating by the time it arrived. Objected to be charged for tap water

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  27. Aril

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing amazing amazing! Thank you for everything! We will come back soon!

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  28. PascalD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice place, very high level brasserie cuisine, and very good service. It deserves a visit

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent all round, definitely worth a visit. Great service from our knowledgeable waiter/Maitre D Will be returning 👍

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  30. LindaLou

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Newly opened, amazing experience. Showmo took great care of us, giving us wines to taste, offering great service and recommendations. The salmon starter was brilliant, with the sauce. At one point I sneezed and Showmo had a Kleenex in front of me so quickly I was startled! Very reasonably priced, very cool balcony ambience too. We HIGHLY recommend!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and deserts. Very attentive service.

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  32. MariaF

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the service, environment and the food and wine was excellent. We went to celebrate a birthday.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    115 reviews

    2.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    For a Sunday evening the level of service was remarkably inferior. At 7:30 pm we were the 1st table. Could not successfully make a chilled vodka martini up with olives. Brought the wrong bottle of wine. To be fair but didn’t know how you could mistaken the words Château De pape for Laverrerie Chateau? Beautiful place but…….perhaps it was a 1 time series of misunderstandings. Hope stockholders don’t get hurt.

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  34. AdrianneN

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot (if you can find it) food was great and service was brilliant. Would recommend for anyone but even better if you’re planning on seeing a show nearby.

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  35. DominiqueC

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful evening although welcoming was not good at all. The staff in the entrance was quite rude and unpleasant. When I showed him my reservation on my I-phone he didn’t know where Brasserie Lutetia was. He then revealed he was new to the job which was not an excuse since he should have known the directions to all venues at Cafe Royal. Fortunately once we were directed by another staff to the brasserie, everything went smoothingly from then on.

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  36. Scott36a

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service - lobster tortellini was exceptional! Special mention for our waiter Padi, who was super polite and effective - a credit to Cafe Royal 👏🏻

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  37. sophiag

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Amazing service. Friendly staff. Live jazz band. Simply a lovely dining experience.

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  38. MatthewP

    France

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Great restaurant The staff were really nice

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  39. ChristopherW

    Hertfordshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the second time I have been the The Gallery Restaurant and again I was not disappointed

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  40. Nigel

    Cheshire

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very very special place. With so much history. The service was great, the menu Limited. I look forward to a time of normality

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Barbounia is rated 4.6 stars by 555 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Google Map for Barbounia

Barbounia at The Gallery, 68 Regent Street, London, England W1B 4DY

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    68 Regent Street London, W1B 4DY Piccadilly
  • Area
    Piccadilly
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–22:00
  • Price
    £41 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, European, Contemporary European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet parking available on 10 Air Street, W1B 0AB. The nearest car park is NCP on Brewer Street which is a 4 minute walk from Hotel Café Royal.
  • Public Transit
    Barbounia At The Gallery within Hotel Café Royal is less than a minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus underground station served by the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. If arriving by car please use the entrance located at 8-10 Air Street, W1B 5AB.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alessandro Verdenelli
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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