Millie's Lounge at The Ned

4.4
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1393 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
A British restaurant and bar, Millie’s Lounge serves classic dishes alongside a selection of English sparkling wines, craft ales and seasonal cocktails.

Every weekend we serve Ned’s Sunday Feast (except the 22nd and 29th of December). You can eat as much as you’d like from lobster and oysters, breakfast dishes, roasts, salads and a wide variety of desserts.

From Monday to Saturday, you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea, sets amidst the Grand Banking Hall. Enjoy cakes, scones and a selection of sandwiches with a choice of tea.

Please be advised bookings cannot be made for drinks only. Pets, other than registered guide dogs are not permitted in any public area or restaurant at The Ned. We will try to accommodate pushchairs where possible but please be aware there may not be space at the table. If you would like to request a highchair or for further information please contact the restaurant directly.

Please note The Ned reserves the right to refuse or cancel any reservation

Special Offers

Afternoon Tea: £40 - Add champagne for £10

The Ned is a stunning hotel located in The City, the oldest part of London. Previously the disused Midland Bank Building, The Ned is a spectacular piece of architecture featuring incredible high ceilings and opulent decor.

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.

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

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 24 October 2019

Ends: 24 April 2020

Availability: Mon-Fri 14:00-17:00
Sat 12:00-17:00

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AW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The NED is a beautiful place, with great style. However, it was overrun with drunken and excessively loud Christmas partygoers. I was trying to impress clients but we wound up cutting the dinner short. Ideal for breakfast and lunch but forget dinner if you want to impress.

CJ
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Terrible food - had chicken curry with three miserable pieces of chicken and the rest was sauce. Noise far too high - I guess ok for a drink but not dinner - and we were 3 friends with loud voices but could hardly hear each other.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was nice and it is a nice venue (the old Midland Bank banking hall). I had the eggs Royale though my poached eggs were, at best, warm. I prefer it hot so that the temperature contrasts with the salmon when I break into the egg. I suspect this may be a result of the kitchen being busy and trying to prepare the order to be delivered simultaneously at my table (c'est la vie!). My colleague also thought the kedghree had a re-heatedness about it (though taste was okay he said). Everyone was happy/satisfied i.e. 4/5 and I would probably go back to try the other restaurants at the Ned and probably Millie's at some stage.

m
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The waiter was fantastic! The food was perfect!
Our starters , main courses and dessert were wonderful.

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Rubbish customer service at the front desk and the person taking our bill. Only good customer service was our food and beverage waiter.

Food was okay but the scones were tiny and flat!

F
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for my friends birthday was a lovely experience and great music :)

I
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Millie's Lounge at the Ned.

Great service and food, highly recommend!!

RE
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect venue great atmosphere and service and food

JA
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Lovely venue and ambience. It was a Friday afternoon and the bar got very busy and loud where we were sitting. Fab live band on though. Food was average. The battered fish was overcooked - the batter was hard. Would visit again but would eat at one of the other restaurants

N
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I booked this afternoon tea about 3 weeks ago and when I looked on the website it was £30 for the afternoon tea and £40 with a glass of champagne. I was going with a friend to celebrate our birthdays. When we sat down and got the afternoon tea menu because it was December it had changed to a festive afternoon tea and the price jumped up £10. I can’t see what would have been massively different maybe the turkey and cranberry finger sandwich and the Christmas tree miniature cheese cake so was a bit disappointed that I had to pay £10 extra just cause it was the month of December. Was a still lovey though and the champagne glass was beautiful and our waitress was super and they refill the sandwiches, maybe we should have been pre-warned the price increase on time of booking

JM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the wine list better and the service was the best. Well done Millies 😀

VB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a delightful brunch - not rushed at all. Good value. Live music from the bandstand in the centre. Would definitely recommend.

FC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Millie’s is a wonderful place to have dinner. Food is fantastic and service attentive.

Only slight downside is that it is noisy and anyone hard of hearing will struggle.

SA
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Unfortunately the food was really bad. I love The Ned, but genuinely felt sick for 24 hours after eating at Millie's.

AJ
London
15 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really top quality food in the lovely Ned environment.

AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Low style chairs made sitting forward to eat not ideal for aged customers.

S
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Expensive but excellent. Great staff. Loved the live music, but the acoustics of the large space made it too invasive

RV
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Very unimpressed with the service. Had to fight to get the offer booked via opentable honoured. The replenished sandwiches took 30 mins to arrive and when arrived, were terribly presented and using stale bread!!

Furthermore, they were lots of people from the bar just leaning on our table.

RH
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The Ned is amazing, the decor is beautiful and I always feel like I’m in New York in the incredible 24/7 ambience of fun & class. However the staff did remind us 4 times we only had our table for two hours, which is annoying when you pay a lot of money and want to relax. Also the food at Millie’s is average. The best bit about coming here is the atmosphere!

D
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambiance
Staff were first class couldn’t do enough for us
Made a birthday lunch very enjoyable

IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue for breakfast or indeed any time. Staff are lovely, food great.

AM
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Service was fair, ambience was also ok. The food was below average - the turkey was dry. Decent wine list but at £115/person definitely not value for money. The end of our visit was made unpleasant by rude and poorly-trained floor personnel. At 7.05pm I was asked to vacate a 4-seater in the eating area because of another booking at 7pm. I was reminded again at 7.06pm. This is unacceptable. If you have a booking at 7pm you must inform me at 6.45pm that I have 15 minutes to vacate the table. Poor customer experience. I shall not be returning. I shall not be recommending this place to anyone either

JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Slow service - we asked the waiter to come back in two minutes for the order. We had to chase them again after fifteen minutes.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at the hands of Jack and his team. Food was great and the service was excellent. Looking forward to my next visit to Millie's Lounge.

N
London
13 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Breakfast with my mum

H
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely breakfast as part of a weekend birthday celebration. We brought a 7-month old who had their own seat and had a wonderful time. Amazing food and fantastic service. Thank you!

AS
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and drinks were fantastic.
The only downside was the service, the waitress we had on our table was quite pushy and tried to speed us along through the meal.

After our mains, we decided to go outside and get some fresh air. We let the waitress know and she consisted to tell us we needed to order desserts and we wouldn't have the table for much longer. Baring in mind we had only been there for 45 minutes, ordered two mains and bottle of wine and we' re planning on staying for drinks afterwards. I then told her the table next to us had been there before we even got there, and she replied in saying it was a table of four, so they can stay longer.

I felt her approach come across pushy and lacked high level of service, just because we are table of 2 doesn't mean the level of service should be any different. we still spent over 120 pounds.

I've been to the ned many times, and I've always had a great level of service. It was a dissipating experience and it was bit rubbish to feel less important and rushed out of their.

CG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mediocre food at City prices, but great atmosphere especially with the live music. Its a good location right next to Bank tube so easy to get to. There's a choice of bars / eats, so a bit of variety on offer. We got moved on from our table each time, either for next guests or Ned members, so didn't feel that valued having spent over £150.

PL
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor food.l, o
Overrated venue with no atmosphere.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was great however the place is too loud with people standing right next to you at the bar plus live music (which was nice) we could hardly hear each other. I actually had to move my chair closer to where my partner was sitting to have a decent conversation.

SS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good food, great atmosphere but the service was questionable. They were super busy, but slightly rude and abrupt.

KH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and ambiance were all exceptional looking forward to returning very soon

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A great atmosphere good food only let down by having to wait a long time for service throughout

MM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a wonderful atmosphere would definitely recommend.

LW
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was really good, the music was the right level and food good

SD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to millies lounge half a dozen times now & never disappoints ,good food , service, and really nice to listen to the live music while dining.

KF
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The waiting staff at Millies were very friendly and service was good in general. One thing I do have to say is that I ordered a bottle of prosecco in advance to be brought to the table but instead of leaving this in an ice bucket on our table, they served it straight away with our afternoon tea. Not so impressed with the afternoon tea contents after being here before when it seemed much nicer.
We also went to the bar after vacating our table and found the bar staff were arrogant and not customer friendly.
Such a shame as I love the ambience and overall love the open plan design

E
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely place to have breakfast! Food is reasonably priced and tastes delicious.

J
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The only positive thing about our dinner at Millie’s was the atmosphere and the free warm sourdough bread! We had the endive salad that was boring with endless leaves, chips that were soggy and lukewarm, cauliflower cheese that lacked flavour, and the chopped salad that left me hungry. We ended the meal with their pavlova which was the worst pavlova I’ve ever had. It was crispy and not chewy and topped with creme fraiche. Why ruin a classic and just put on some freshly whipped cream?! Finally check your bill at the end of the night. They “accidentally“ added a cheese platter and sorbet (that we didn’t order) to our bill.

n
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED it!! The ambiance was so lovely, the staff super friendly and the food wonderful.