Neptune

4.0
31 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Neptune is a modern seafood-focused neighbourhood restaurant and bar from duo Brett Redman and Margaret Crow.

Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch and snacks in the heart of Bloomsbury, Neptune is based around an informal approach to classic dining.

We serve thoughtfully sourced British seafood from our oyster bar as well as the highest quality British produce from our wood-fire grill.

Our ever-evolving wine list is curated by Isabelle Legeron MW, with a focus on low intervention wines.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 07:00–10:30
Sat, Sun 07:00–11:30
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
Brunch
Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00
Dinner
Daily 18:00–22:00
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Phone number
020 7520 1806
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Cross Street
Corner of Russell Square and Guildford Street
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Public Transit
Our nearest tube station is Russell Square (2 minutes) or Holborn (9 minutes)
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

Lunch: 2/3 courses £20/£23

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 16 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 16 people

Starts: 22 November 2018

Ends: 22 May 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:15

What 31 People Are Saying
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JS
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Brunch: service was friendly but slow and the meal when it finally arrived was tepid, as if it had been sitting on the pass for a long time. The side dishes of chips and hash browns, ordered separately, were piping hot. My egg was over-cooked as well as being nearly cold. Nice toast but no choice offered for the accompanying preserve. I just think they need to raise their game!

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AJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

An odd experience, this is undoubtedly a beautiful restaurant but service was extremely disappointing: as one of only two couples dining at lunchtime there were more staff than customers, but we didn't feel looked after at all. We weren't given the correct cutlery with our seafood platter and we had to chase down our wine a couple of times.
The actual food was good, the langoustines were as good as any we'd eaten and crudo lovely. We were disappointed to have a limited brunch menu on a Saturday lunchtime and would have liked to eat from the lunch menu instead.

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

The food is good, wine choice from the sommelier excellent, service pleasant but slow.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood restaurant

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CC
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere and ambiance was great the setting was just right. From the time we sat down the staff was very welcoming, the flow from reception to the table was really great. The knowledge of staff with recommendations of the menu was not to be fault. Overall I would recommend the place with 5 stars.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food and service, however menu limited regarding choice

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CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal from beginning to end. No detail was left untouched. Not only is the dining room stunning, but the food and service were impeccable. Unforgettable experience and definitely recommend.

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b
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is beautifully done out and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We had the Festive Menu which we though was only 3 courses but to our surprise there was also a seafood platter starter as well, which was divine. I tried my first ever oyster and loved it! Would highly recommend, make sure you pop into the stylish bar next door for a cocktail beforehand!

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SD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu choices were so tempting we opted for main menu instead of set 2 course. The steak tartare and beef checks were perfect for a rainy day, as was the Nepotism cocktail. will be coming back to have oysters and champagne!

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HH
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Poor service and a menu lacking variety. Charged £37 for a bottle of wine we didn't order sums it up.
Won't be going back.

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AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really great time at Neptune on Wednesday night - brilliant service, fantastic food and perfect wine pairings. Really good ambience in the room - buzzy but not too loud - just right!

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AO
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Great evening with lovely staff, great environment and food.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a brunch, good choice, great service

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely and relaxed anniversary meal on a Saturday night at Neptune. The decor and ambience of the restaurant is beautiful and perfect for couples wishing to enjoy a quiet and romantic evening meal. The food was delicious - we ordered starters to share and the seafood platter, the scollops and mackerel were particularly good.

The serving staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, and at no point did we feel rushed. Overall we felt very looked after and the small anniversary gesture from the restaurant was a pleasant surprise (salted fudge - yum!).

I would certainly recommend this as the perfect treat for a romantic date with your partner.

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JY
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and setting for catching up with friends at ease.

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DN
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Absolutely dreadful. Terrible meal. No one in charge. No training. Can’t believe a hotel can spend that much on decor and provide such a terrible experience in the restaurant.

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i
London
23 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly impressed, great food and great service- I'll be back very soon!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was good but I expect more from the restaurant. The food was good, but average. The look of the place is AMAZING but then everything from there after was ... OK. Luckily, you only really pay for the OK because the bill was pretty reasonable for what we got.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to eat lunch early in order to catch the 14:30 from King's Cross. This restaraunt is in the old Russell Square Hotel...just around the corner from the tube. They were able to check my suitcase in the foyer quite quickly. The oysters, a fish entree, and baked cheesecake were all fabulous! The peach marble dining room is indeed gorgeous, clean and Titanic! Music was a bit loud consequently, and modern, for me

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AV
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We went on a Saturday night around 8.30 and it was pretty quiet, had high hopes from some good reviews but the vibes were low. Interior is ok - looks better in the pictures. Food and cocktails very average for the price, it wasn't bad but definitely easier to find better. Probably wouldn't visit again.

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J
London
12 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful environment and decor, excellent service and buzzy atmosphere. Food menu was a little limited so I didn’t feel i had as much choice as I expected. For example, more fish options would be good eg cod salmon plus perhaps chicken. Also, only one photo of the fabulous interior which was, according to one waiter, designed by the same person who designed some of the interior of the Titanic! Who knew? You should promote that more

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting was perfect.
The menu was precise and the food that followed was delicious. service was very attentive and friendly. I would happily pay the full price for this food again.

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S
London
266 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Neptune is gloriously designed in a stunning hotel. The cocktails were delicious and service was perky. A glamorous spot for a special occasion.

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c
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it!

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d
London
82 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Dinner at these one of new restaurants in the renovated hotel complex was pleasant. The menu is understandably seafood focused. The chowder was nice! The only issue was the service which was slow and not attentive enough. Good location though so could be persuaded to return.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

! Amazing value - most dishes and cocktails under £10 but with service standards and dining room of a 3 Star !

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Problems wit

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HQ
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Stunning restaurant- stylish decor with great ambiance. We were well looked after by a friendly, attentive & knowledgeable team. My friend loved the selection of oysters and the Iberico pork chop. My steak was very tasty & the corn chowder to start was very nice and beautifully presented. Delicious espresso cocktails to finish- I highly recommend the Ziggy plays guitar- a great twist on the classic Espresso Martini! Looking forward to returning soon!

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CF
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful and beautiful space! The food is always delicious and the lunch menu is such good value. Amazing wine and the interiors are to die for.

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SE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely setting & nice ambiance. Elegant but not stuffy. Warm, efficient service from the reception & wait staff. Great place when you want to chat as the noise levels were low. A rare thing in London restaurants these days.
But they didn’t have any Dover sole on the menu. A little disappointing as they are mostly a fish/seafood restaurant. My seafood pasta was tasty but the pasta was slightly past al dente. And they didn’t have Drambuie for after dinner!

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SR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Unfortunately the quality of the food disappointed. Two in our party felt a bit queazy after our dinner. Martinis are tiny! The highlights of the evening are the space itself and the chocolate dessert (worth another star just for that).

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