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
Our second visit to Bourne's and will definitely visit again soon. A fantastic local with a lively atmosphere and fresh seafood offering.
Amazing food, great service, cannot wait to come back
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.
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.
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!!
Absolutely divine dishes, relaxed ambiance, helpful and friendly staff. We are already excited for next time!
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.
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.
Great fresh fish cooked in front of you. This place is a little treasure.
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.
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!
Fresh fish served in friendly company in a no frills fishmonger
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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 .
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.
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.
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.
Bar seats dining and rather cramped ... can be uncomfortable if you prefer relax dinner.
Food is fresh and menu is limited and simple.
Outstanding place: great quality and atmosphere, unbelievable service.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.