Millie's Lounge at The Ned

4.4
924 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
A British restaurant and bar, Millie’s Lounge serves classic dishes alongside a selection of English sparkling wines, craft ales and seasonal cocktails.

Space at Millie's Bar is on a first come first served basis, and pre-booked tables are for dining guests only.

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Millie's Afternoon Tea: £30

Afternoon Tea is a luxurious affair, served in Millie's Lounge in the Grand Banking Hall. Paying tribute to the building's history as a bank, Millie's Lounge features plush seating and green marble pillars.

Served on bespoke Burleigh china tea sets, Afternoon Tea at The Ned is a quintessentially English treat. Treat yourself to a range of Afternoon Tea favourites such as scones with jam and clotted cream, traditional finger sandwiches and a choice of tea.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 28 December 2018

Ends: 31 January 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 14:00-16:45

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HT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

While the service at Millie's lounge was good, the afternoon tea was overall a bit underwhelming. I presume sandwiches are made at the start of the day as they were hard and dry at the time of our 3pm sitting. Scones and cakes weren't the best either. It won't stop me, however, from going to The Ned as it has a lovely atmosphere.

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IK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Birthday breakfast. Overall wonderful and the children loved it too.

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AK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. Food came out way too fast and made one feel hurried to eat, a five minute break between courses is usually nice. Too noisy due to the bar not being separate at all from eating area. As I have selected that I am going for anniversary we expected an anniversary dessert of some sort, or any acknowledgement.. which there was not. Also, did not enjoy sharing a sofa with someone else, very uncomfortable to sit and eat.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and really good food - our family of 5 came for my daughter’s 20th birthday - she loved it and the ambience was great too. Would definitely recommend.

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G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Jack Cohn and his team! I would like to win Best Customer of 2018 award for all my loyalty to Millies Lounge!

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MR
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Initially seated in a very very cold seated area that had a cold fan blowing from behind. Food was warm to cold not hot. Fish and chips. Plate cold mushy peas cold. Then fish was cooked but only warm

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

New Year’s Day. Not busy. Nice waiter. Family outing. Every enjoyable

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MF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Not as swish as I was expecting, but had a lovely time regardless. We had hoped for the Sunday feast, but this wasn't running in the festive period, and they don't offer Afternoon Tea on Sunday either. As a result, the menu was a little underwhelming, the staff were lovely. The bill came to around £65 each - 1 course, 1 cocktail, 1 coffee each, and a bottle of wine between 3. Would poss go back to try the Sunday lunch, or afternoon tea. Was a good experience though and a beautiful building, am glad we tried it.

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 5

Great ambience while the live music is playing, however during band breaks background music is very quiet and atmosphere turns a little dull.
Food is of average quality but due to the fairly reasonable price for such a grand venue that wasn’t surprising.
Our table service however was incredibly poor for a venue of this level, especially as we were there during a quieter period.
All in all a nice night out in a nice venue but nothing incredible.

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B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Didn’t like having to hand my card over to the barman to keep wile we were there. The sandwiches were stale they had to go back and some more brought out, we asked for a couple of plain ham ones but they said they didn’t do it, expensive sandwich and cake that just weren’t nice, loved the Ned itself just wouldn’t have afternoon tea there again.

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PA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, Great ambiance......Great for a good lunch.

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, luxurious and anamazing ambiance, great service and great value for money. I visit many places for business and The Ned is one of the best.

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AG
London
13 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Personally, I found Millie’s rather average. The service is very slow, the menu is a distinctly British menu which is fine but I wouldn’t say they did anything superb with any of the classics. If anything, they are a little on the mean side when it comes to portions so food that should be considered “hearty” ends up being a posh imitation with no added flair.

£45 for a bottle of mediocre Prosecco with service on top is out of control. Serving it luke warm and the waiter telling us that it’s because the cellar manager chills it to room temperature to “preserve” it is just bizarre.

Anyway, I have been to the other restaurants in the Ned many times before and found no fault but I won’t be going back to this one again.

The Ned is an amazing venue but this restaurant was distinctly average and the menu even more so.

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HT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The white wine was not chilled the roast potatoes were like rocks the steak was just chewy

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SS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I love The Ned - the service and food is always impeccable and so it was our first choice for an informal baby shower we were throwing for one of my friends. We were looked after beautifully on the day and given we don’t drink or eat meat, the team were brilliant at organising alternatives for us all including the Mother-To-Be who obviously can’t eat everything that she would normally be able to do. My only gripe with a small ‘g’ was that the desserts weren’t as great as they normally are. It’s natural that you would alter the menu/type of cakes given it was Christmas but it meant that the cakes weren’t to the usual standard. A small but important point. I don’t really want to eat mince pies and reindeer cookies at what should be an afternoon tea. Somethings shouldn’t change despite what time of the year it is or at least to that extent :)

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Fabulous Xmas vibe 🤶 well worth a visit we will return the reception staff were far the best very welcoming and lovely chap greeted us outside and assisted with luggage

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CA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We booked the afternoon tea for 2 since it was our anniversary, let me start by saying that the food was good indeed, the service on the other hand needs more work. I was very upset about the fact that my request for a note with a message to be added to my girlfriend’s side before we were sat down but this was forgotten. Upon leaving I checked with the hostess about this and was shown on their system that the request was there buuut they forgot, they did want to offer us a drink as an apology but that kind of defeats the purpose of an anniversary doesn’t it?
Overall the atmosphere was good, live music was good, slightly noisy for my taste tough. We would return but not on a special occasion since these “small” details seem to get lost in translation.

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SP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Had a voucher which I was told after the meal was not valid in December. Nowhere on the voucher does it say it is not valid in December. Pretty disappointed as I performed at The Ned that evening, but instead of being paid we were given vouchers. So to put these terms on the payment leaves a bad taste. The money is going straight back into your business anyway. Feels like a cheeky way to just not pay for your entertainment. Wouldn’t do it again.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Rude staff
A fight between 2 grown men
Rushed service

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JL
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant with amazing food in Uber trendy City location. The Ned is a beautiful experience.

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ST
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Too noisy! Bad service! Too expensive for what you get! Not worth the trip into London for!

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice afternoon and evening. Only downer was being told we had to vacate the table after 2 hours, to then stand at the bar watching the table stay empty for another hour.......

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast meeting at The Ned was recommended by and colleague and was the perfect place. Will be back.

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LM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Nice place with a buzzy atmosphere. Very busy and the seating is really odd should you happen to be a couple, you may end up being seated on a low sofa with a low arm chair around a tiny table. It doesn't feel comfortable eating food so low down. Food average, not really worth the price tag. But, can see why people like it as it's got a nice vibe.

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S
Norfolk
23 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb afternoon tea with champagne. Fantastic venue with great live music.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Rushed off table after 90 mins sharp - not a good look for a business meeting

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OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful building and space, will definitely return.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food and setting were excellent but the service was incredibly slow - we had to hail staff down every time we needed anything e.g. more drinks, pudding menu and the food took a long time to arrive. I would recommend going for a relaxed lunch with no time contraints

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G
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack and his team are doing a fabulous job at Millies Lounge - I am a regular customer and use the restaurant for business meetings as the location is perfect. My clients and I love the menu especially breakfast. The service is second to none and I would not hesitate to recommend the Ned, but especially Millies Lounge as the perfect venue for meet ups with clients and friends.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely breakfast in beautiful surrounds. Service was excellent, possibly one of the best I've had in London. Food was tasty and filling, and there was a lovely selection of fresh-juices.

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LV
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place with good food and fantastic service.

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food sub standard. Service poor

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - Took my partner for her birthday meal and we were blown away by the experience and excellent service from our waiters.

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

2 hours to sit, eat and relax is not enough time. Greedy corporate company wanting to get as many customers in as they can. We were rush poured our wine, and told after finishing our main meal, whilst ordering our dessert that we only had 10 mins to get off the table. 5mins prior they’d happily allowed us to order another litre of wine, so we then had no coffee/desserts and had to quickly drink our wine.
On being given some stools to sit on in the bar we were then told that they were reserved for other guests and had to get off those. Later we see the restaurant manager chatting to those guests, perhaps friends of hers?
Terrible management but nice waitress who served us! Really disappointing

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JL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was lovely and the food was good but not great. Our table was booked for 4pm but after asking 3 times (and confirming the booking via he sure and verbally) we were seated at 4:20. Lovely venue but front of house staff weren’t particularly good.

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LG
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Arrived on time, but after my guest. We were left at the bar for an hour...became clear we had been forgotten. We were seated for lunch 90mins late, then warned they need the table back - like it was our fault! Regarding food, it's not a complex menu... my guest ordered the turkey xmas dinner, just as they finished their meal the gravy arrived. As we were ordering desert, we were reminded we will need to move...and then we were told to move - "maybe there's space at the bar".
I get it, the place is fabulous with super ambiance and you clearly don't need to worry about every reservation... for a while at least. At this stage my recommendation is "go for drinks, go somewhere else for food".

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g
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed breakfast and the space is incredible! We went there for 10:30 and stayed full 2 hours in peaceful and posh place. Jazz band went on too! What a treat! Gets a bit nosy after 1 as more people gets in.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The food was disappointing, I don’t think any of our group of 4 enjoyed it. No taste and small portions. Lots of rowdy people around us who kept disturbing our meal. One lady started resting on the back of my chair, then put her coat on it, then put her bottle of wine on our dinner table.
Band wasn’t enjoyable, strange taste in music. Felt like they wanted to get rid of us as soon as we sat down rushing our menu choices and kept coming to check on us every 2 minutes.

Things they have got right, there was one lovely polite waitress and great cloakroom service.

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, in the heart of the Ned, and good service. Food was excellent too.

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