Millie's Lounge at The Ned

4.4
1139 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
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. 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 either ahead or upon arrival.

Special Offers

Afternoon Tea: £30 - 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: 23 April 2019

Ends: 25 September 2019

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

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful venue! And even though it was very busy in the end, the high ceilings soak up the noise level easily!
We had afternoon tea which was delicious!
I would highly recommend the Ned and will be going again for sure

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, other than the seating. Wholly inappropriate chairs for dining.

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RG
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, great service, return regularly for breakfast and lunch meetings.

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d
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service excellent. Spoilt entirely by an unacceptable level of noise from live music. Dreadful. You could not have a conversation yet alone a relaxing meal. Apologies from the waiters was of no comfort. I felt sorry for them they were forced to field countless complaints from all areas of the restaurant all evening.

You must decide whether you are a noisy raucous pub or an excellent, gentle relaxing restaurant.. I for one will not return unless / until the decibel level returns to its pre rock levels.

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G
London
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was delicious - zero compliants - we love Millie Lounge

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BJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mums birthday

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was Timea who was so lovely, helpful and thoughtful! She made sure we were happy constantly, and even gifted my mum a birthday desert which I was very grateful for. Would definitely recommend and want to point out Timea was the best!

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Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My sister and I had afternoon tea here and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was lively and vibrant but you could still hear the piano playing in the background. Food was great and nice selection of teas. A great modern take on a traditional dining experience.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great venue, live music and service was excellent. Going back again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Asked for a booth for my birthday but I did not get one, the lady who served us was nice and friendly, though overall service was strict and a bit cold.

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MC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s just something about the Ned which I really enjoy. Only ever been at the weekend (evenings) and so live music which is loud but always a good atmosphere- our waiter was lovely (no pressure and very good service). All different ages/types of people. Food at Millie’s Lounge was good and just enough. I will return.

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GJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere in the new restaurant. Food excellent with a great choice. Quite noisy with live music

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WG
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere helped by a wonderful service from the staff. Everyone was very polite and helpful. I found that the chips that came with my steak were a little oily (perhaps a personal preference, my friend found them fine) but one of our desserts were removed from the bill by way of an apology (without us disputing anything)! Made me feel very valued. The food, on the whole, was brilliant.

The Ned overall is one of the greatest places to be. The live band in the centre of the magnificent hall have a brilliant presence, while the music is never quite loud enough to be intrusive to conversation. I couldn't recommend Millie's Lounge enough!

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G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dining at Millies is always a lovely experience - the staff are a delight and the food is delicious. Jack and his team are doing a wonderful job.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff! Very Polite, considerate and aware!

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to go, whether it be drinks or food.

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L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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JS
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was absolutely the best dining experience that I’ve had.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I would 100% recommend the Ned -overall was lovely evening-only one small thing g from being perfect was that the lemon some wasnt filletted and couldnt be!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were seated right beside the bar where some very noisy men were talking. Difficult to hear ourselves speak! Otherwise, a very enjoyable afternoon tea.

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ET
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

For the price I have had much, much better. The £10 upgrade for a small glass of champagne is not at all worth it either. I'm sure what our extra charges were for. The best thing is the building and decor. Average at best. I won't go there again. Other positives though- nice staff and clean loos.

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D
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Gluten free options (bread) and were given a lovely breakfast 'shot' (apple and kale) only complaint really was that we were given a low table/chairs and would rather have a proper table to eat at and chair support (I did request this on my booking as well as telling them I was gluten free but this wasnt acknowledged when i got there )

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Even I had an appointment, they were trying to take it away as I am gonna have drinks and some snacks ( we did order main and some starters after all). The point was, the reception at became really defensive all of sudden

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KR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, friendly attentive staff, nice selection of afternoon tea treats

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ZO
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack and Timea were amazing - excellent service and both extremely friendly and professional. Thank you!

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff who moved our table to a nicer spot on request. Good food and drink but expensive for what it is. Worth it for the surroundings.

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MW
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had afternoon tea, it was incredible. Service was great, food was great, highly recommended

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HL
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Really lovely place for breakfast. Reasonably priced and such a beautiful venue. Staff were very attentive. My food was a little cold when it came out, but other than that highly recommended.

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FP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great ambiance especially with the live music, amidst the craziness of the lobby. Chairs are a bit tricky to sit back on when you’re not tall. Lovely waiter (wished we asked his name) but clueless Barman. Asked for the bill, he brought the menus then said he’s not the person to get the bill telling us to find our waiter. Horrible service from him but rest of the experience was great. Just don’t ask the useless people at the bar with white coats. Couldn’t tell if he was a bar person or the food runner. Needs training!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

I have had afternoon tea at Milllie;s on a few occasions and really enjoyed it. Bringing customers for lunch I was disappointed by the quality of the food. Roast potatoes were hard, obviously too long under hot lamp, chicken was nice, but absolutly no veg served with the meal. Just meat and potatoes.

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c
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing, every single member of staff was so lovely and polite. We went on a monday so there was live music, I will say it was loud but for only short intervals. The whole place had a really good atmosphere, and we can not wait to go again!

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SR
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were celebrating a golden wedding anniversary whilst at The Ned but unfortunately they thought we were celebrating a 50th birthday (even though I had mentioned the current event when booking)- all in all slightly embarrassing!
On ordering drinks before we commenced with the afternoon tea, the lady arrived at the table with the wrong order.
The afternoon tea did look nicely presented at first glance. But some of the sandwiches let it down. The ham and cheese ones, looked poorly put together.
Then during the afternoon, one of the cake plates (which was balanced at an angle) fell and knocked the milk jug all over my dress. I’ve now had to incur the dry cleaning bill.
The last straw, was on looking to the bill at the end, we had been charged for the extra chocolate cakes we ordered. It wasn’t made clear that we would be charged for these. We decided not to make a fuss as it was a treat for my godmother, but I was disappointed as we had already spent (in our minds) a large sum of money.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, beautiful venue, incredible food. Overall, a wonderful dining experience...

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really blissful birthday dinner

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VM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Thought the food and the ambiance ,plus the band was excellent .The champagne was poor ,none of the names we were familiar with ,a good couple of known brands and we would not left half the bottle and probable ordered another .
Thanks .
Vaughan Mcleod

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t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar service and advice from staff. Great Table choice not rushed delicious food. Extra treat for the birthday girl. highly recommend

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JM
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous location for afternoon tea, great atmosphere and service and good value ... venue is very impressive and much more exciting than the original purpose of the building as a banking hall ! Well done Sioho House and Sydell Grouo for the outstanding and sympathetic redesign of this remarkable building

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CO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was ok as the cocktail at the bar was delicious. However, the lounge is so big it feels like you are in an airport. The noise level matches that too, despite the live music. The afternoon tea sandwiches are tasty, but I wasn't overly impressed with the flat small scones and the battenberg cake is a bit naff, maybe it's supposed to be trendy, as retro. I didn't like the table (for 2) we were given as the chairs are quite low so you need to use the cushions to feel comfortable. The side tables with pink seating look much better. The bar seating is comfortable.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Attitude of reception when noted my afternoon tea had been diarised as lunch and it afternoon tea was not great. Other service was fantastic.

The presentation of the sandwiches could be improved.

Would be better to have a choice of jams for the scones.

Ambiance is great.

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BJ
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food not overly amazing and service but slow

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