Bourne’s Belsize

4.3
21 reviews
£25 and under
Fish

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Bourne's is a classic seafood bar where our chefs prepare dishes from an elegant menu. Alongside the selection of seafood dishes are fine wines by boutique producers from around the world.
What 21 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.0
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4.3
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Garyp
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Impossible to give a review ..we arrived to find the restaurant closed we heard about 25other guests turned up during the night to find the same..so disappointed as we rushed over from highgate..we know things in open and circumstances change but the restaurant and opentable had my cell and email so why not contact clients so zero to both companies

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EmilyBelsize
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Bourne's and will definitely visit again soon. A fantastic local with a lively atmosphere and fresh seafood offering.

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OlgaK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, cannot wait to come back

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VassilisA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time eating at Bourne's and we will be going back. Food is fresh and nicely cooked, service is extraordinary and overall value for money is very good. The menu is small, which makes it easier to choose and guarantees dishes are well cooked, prepared and presented. Only minor complaint is the space is tight and sitting people can mean that others might have to stand up during their meal to make more room. Very negligible though when the food and wine are so nice.

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SteveL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We booked a table for 2 and we arrived we were told we only had an hour to eat and leave despite the booking app says it was for 1hr 30mins.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of girls out for food. The food is EPIC!! Staff so friendly. Don’t expect posh as during the day they sell the seafood and fish. Just stunning food to have. And no it doesn’t smell of fish in the evening. What a delight. Had so much fun noshing down amazing food with wine and fizz. Be warned! The Mac n cheese, you will want more!!! Love. Will be back again. Chilled food heaven!!

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Laurensky
London
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine dishes, relaxed ambiance, helpful and friendly staff. We are already excited for next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The food is good, but all the rest NO.
We have been waiting almost an hour to get the starters (ok it was Sat night but you should get as many bookings as you can deal with, not more than that). Mostly important, there was a HAIR in our dessert, when we pointed it out to the waitress she only said “oh ok I am sorry” (and they took the dessert out of our bill). This tells a lot about their hygienic conditions. Out 3 croquettes as a starter, one was completely empty (not joking, only bread outside!). When we showed the waitress she brought 2more (after nearly 20 mins) but this should not happen for the price you pay. The mains were ok, but you can’t pay 16£ for a small fillet of seabream with some mashed potato, served in a dessert dish. The bill was absolutely too high, and definitely not ok for the very bad service we had. Surely not going back.

Bourne’s Belsize
Responded on 13 January 2020

Thanks Mr Anonymous, sorry you had a bad experience. That shouldn't have happened to you. We have taken everything on board and will strive to improve. Sorry once again.

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vipBusinessLunch
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fresh fish cooked in front of you. This place is a little treasure.

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AnnaW
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and fun, relaxed and vibrant atmosphere. We had a lovely meal in the new downstairs room and enjoyed 'special touches' such as the chef coming to say hello and chatting with the owner when we left. Good luck to this new little gem. We will definitely be back.

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Gemma
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Decided to try here with my partner to kick off our NYE plans and have a nice dinner. We received a text message on the morning of our reservation stating that the event would be canapés & champagne rather than dinner but after a phone call with staff they reassured me that there would be plenty of food on offer for the evening. Although the food was good, the portion control was a challenge. For the money we would have expected more food and a much smoother service. The canape service was sporadic and unfortunately we were still hungry when we left!

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vipLeonardM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fresh fish served in friendly company in a no frills fishmonger

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vipClive
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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PeterB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On my 5th visit Enjoyed a delightful lunch , with a dear friend , perfect light tasty lunch ,
every visit I taste something different , This visit the Sole Meuniere was just fine ,
Looking forward to the next .

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VassilisA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a brilliant place for lunch or dinner. Small menu that changes all the time, small wine list too. Fresh seafood, cooked to perfection and super friendly and welcoming service. Also, very reasonably priced which is a big plus.

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Nicknameisyourname
Savannah
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We really wanted to like this experience. The guys running it are really friendly and know their fish. Still, it was not a good experience. The place was crowded and loud when we arrived and the one server was overwhelmed. Seating is not very comfortable. On a previous day we had stopped in to buy some fish and asked if we could order tapas-style but when we arrived that had changed and we were told we had to order everything at once. Almost an hour later later we received or order. Fish portions are astonishingly small. Hard to catch the server's eye for anything after we were served.

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SteveL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Glass of wine was slightly over priced for what it was. Service was friendly but a bit slow. However
overall for a local restaurant the food was very fresh and I would no doubt go back again.

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vipBee2bee
London
52 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bar seats dining and rather cramped ... can be uncomfortable if you prefer relax dinner.
Food is fresh and menu is limited and simple.

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MariannaR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place: great quality and atmosphere, unbelievable service.

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MarcoM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A mostly solid group of chefs who love what they are doing. The managment however, is offensive. I was called less that an hour prior to my booking and told they no longer could accomodate a party of two on a Saturday night. The prices are your typical London gouge with a mediocre wine selection. I live local and did until now, buy some fish from them. Avoid..

Bourne’s Belsize
Responded on 24 October 2019

Hi Marco, we really appreciate your feedback and are deeply sorry about the mix up with your booking. However we did offer you a complimentary bottle of wine when you rebooked, but you decided not to show.

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NatalieM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good apart from of a booking is made let the person know that it may be on the stools with no backs. The food was incredible but the seating was not comfortable.

Bourne’s Belsize
Responded on 24 October 2019

So glad you enjoyed your meal, you'll be glad to know we have new stools all round with backs and are much more comfortable. Hope to see you again soon.

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Bourne’s Belsize is rated 4.3 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

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.