Neptune

3.9
91 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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Neptune is a modern British neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Bloomsbury.
The oyster bar located the centre of Neptune’s dining room serves a variety of oysters and shellfish selected from independent growers around the UK.
Alongside this, the menu also features thoughtfully sourced and high-quality British produce cooked on the wood-fire grill including dry-aged beef from Yorkshire and fish direct from boats in Cornwall.
While the casual bar serves fresh aperitif style cocktails, the ever-evolving wine list focuses on a mix of low intervention and classic wines from quality local and international producers.
To compliment the stunning menu, Russell Sage Studio and Margaret Crow revived the existing Grade II-listed dining room by adding a graphic wooden floor, peach ceiling and a centrally located pewter-top bar, creating a space that is as elegant as it is inviting from morning through to late evening.

Special Offers

Express Menu: 2/3 courses & a bottle of still/sparkling water £20/£23

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 23 April 2019

Ends: 31 August 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-19:30

What 91 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful building that the restaurant is in .

We had booked the table and arrived and were given the full menu, I had seen that you could order an express menu as we arrived early of two or three courses. This was not offered until we asked , then it was not a problem . Food was very nice, wine waiter was excellent ,we enjoyed the meal and the ambience is lovely in the room . We recommend it.

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PA
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Wonderful location and decor. Menu could have more choices, but what is currently offered is excellent.

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food is fine but not in any way outstanding and, like most hotel restaurants, a little bit expensive for what it is. My mistake was probably to order the squid ink pasta with squid and clams - very bland and not a smart thing to have in what isn’t an Italian restaurant. The service, particularly from the sommelier, is good but the food delivery is too fast paced for somewhere like this, so that it feels quite rushed for an evening meal rather than an express lunch. Not a one off experience, we felt similarly rushed when we ate dinner here a few months ago but we were giving them a second chance.

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JB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I wanted to love Neptune. But it really didn’t live up to our expectations. Service was patchy at best- despite the best efforts of a lovely and clearly talented Restaurant Manager. Everything was very slow and it was relatively quiet. Sirloin was sinewy and food wasn’t very hot. The room is beautiful and there are obviously some talented people involved but for £160 for two courses plus drinks, I’d expect bang-on steaks and a bit of finesse. Perhaps we were unlucky, as I’ve heard people who’ve had a great time, but I wouldn’t risk it again unless someone else was paying!

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

We had a lovely three course dinner on a Saturday night in May 2019, including oysters, squid pasta, brill, and a dessert of chocolate, popcorn, caramel and something that tasted of tonka bean. The brill was especially nice, perfectly cooked and very tasty. One of the guests in our party was very convinced she didn't like oysters based on previous experiences, but she ended up pleasantly surprised that she did in fact like the ones at Neptune. Our waiter was attentive, kind, humorous and well-informed, so was the sommelier. All in all a very nice evening.

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

Great service as usual, friendly staff and amazing food. Rainbow trout was too die for! Will be back soon!

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

Neptune was great, the staff are really helpful and the food is very nice. The overall atmosphere and design of the restaurant is very different to the hotel, but still looks great. Would recommend :)

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Overpriced and disappointing though a lovely space and excellent service

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best food experiences in London!

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RK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and underwhelming. The food was average at best, while the staff made a strong effort, there was much left to be desired after the meal. Extremely overpriced for low-quality dining. Would not go back.

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SG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

First time having Oysters and the waitress was very knowledgeable. The lamb was really good too!

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SO
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Weren't expecting to be limited to only the brunch menu on Mother's Day but the host made it up to us with free champers for Mum and a glass for me for my birthday. The menu was a bit limited for non-meat eaters but a tasty enough crab omelette made up for it. Good puddings and a special birthday platter topped off a pleasant enough experience. The very knowledgeable sommelier pointed us in the director of a very reasonable Portuguese white which rounded things off nicely.

Thank you Neptune Team for helping us celebrate - now if you could just get the design team to up-scale the "knicker lampshades" to something more stylish that would be great.

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LP
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely environment for a grand old brunch. Feels a bit special with some nice twists to the classic menu.

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HW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, a bit of a disappointing experience. The bar is gorgeous and the bar staff were lovely, but dinner was really not up to scratch given the cost of the meal. Our waiter was offhand to the point of being rude (though the sommelier was very nice!) and the food was only average - until the dessert (rum baba) which was an almost inedible boiled mass with no rum in evidence. It's not what I would expect for somewhere of this calibre and a disappointment for £100 a head birthday dinner.

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RO
London
44 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, with generous portions. The only small complaint was their toast, which needed to be in for longer, and the service was on the slow side. Would definitely recommend however, and make sure to order an extra side of hash browns.

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ZG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic dinner, couldn’t have been looked after better by the staff. Thank you for making our evening.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service, food was blah, ambiance / decor was good (& conversation w/ friends was great too) but that’s it

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ME
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Beautiful restaurant, less than average expensive food

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Het eten was echt verschrikkelijk.
En absoluut te duur voor wat je krijgt.
Na het voorgerecht burrata met tomaat en chili (hetgeen mijn partner en ik volledig terug gegeven hebben) wouden we zeggen dat de rest van de menu niet meer moest.
Toch hebben we het een kans gegeven maar ook het hoofdgerecht trok op niets.
Het dessert hebben we volledig laten staan.
Absoluut een no go!!!

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OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Almost empty on Sunday brunch time. Crab omelette smelled fishy, bite into a piece of shell and hurt my gum. Pretty interior but the food and services did not lift up to our high hopes. Did not bother to stay for desserts. The only good thing is the cocktail.

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s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

The place and the food were great. But the waiters were not friendly.

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GM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

The service was friendly, interiors lovely, however food incredibly disappointing. Got the seafood platter and it was tasteless, tiny mussels and no meat on the crab. The langusgine was stringy and actually quite unpleaseant. Only saving grace was the delicious bread rolls.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I am saddened to write this but I have been traveling 4 continents in the last 6 months trying different seafood restaurants, this is the worst one I had experienced. So sad, they have a great location and place but whoever is managing this place is obviously needs to change careers. I only ordered seafood plater and Dover sole which both were equally terrible

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KR
Yorkshire
22 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was just ok. It was cold and not anything special. We are very disappointed and we would not go again. The service was good but quality of the food was just ok.

Neptune
Responded on 23 February 2019

Hello KarenR, and thank you for your review. I would like to ask if you could send me some more information about your experience, including booking name, to me at Jonathan.kaye@neptune.london Kind regards Jonathan

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B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a lovely central London dining room with a relaxed atmosphere. The service is spot-on; friendly, informative but not intrusive. Our party all ate fish and each dish was reported delicious! The rum baba - a thoroughly modern re-make, which we shared - was wonderful! Thank you Neptune.

Neptune
Responded on 23 February 2019

Thank you for your kind review Blackbird, we hope to see you at Neptune soon!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very fresh seafood.
Good environment and good staffs.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved Neptune! Friendly and professional service, good wine recommendations from the lovely Spanish sommelier, great ambience and a beautiful and unique space. Will be back.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really delicious seafood and beautiful setting. Perfect for a romantic meal or girly catch-up

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Hi Sara, thank you for your nice review, we hope to see you soon

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AB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great setting, food and service but the atmosphere was slightly lacking.

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Thank you for your review AlexB, make sure you pop back soon to try out our new cocktails which are launching this week!

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CW
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely 30th birthday dinner for a friend at Neptune. The staff went above and beyond to make sure we all had a good time and the food was fantastic. Would definitely go again especially because it is so pretty!

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review CharlotteW

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F
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

This location is beautiful, unfortunately the food really lets it down - It’s average at best and not worth the money!

The decor is superb and the waiting staff are professional.

The food is mediocre and every plate (incl food) came out decorated with the same pesto dressing x

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Hello, I'm sorry to hear that you were not that impressed with the food, could I please ask for you to send me some more information, including your booking name to Jonathan.kaye@neptune.london thank you

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GT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I had brunch here on Saturday morning. Restaurant was surprisingly quiet, however it meant we had excellent service. Food was good, very enjoyable brunch, I had congee and gf had falafel breakfast. Drinks prices exceptional good value. Interior of restaurant was exceptional. Overall a really great brunch experience. Made us feel on holiday!

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Thanks for the great review GraemeT, make sure you pop back any evening between 6-7pm as we offer all our oysters half price! see you soon Jonathan

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DE
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

great seafood platter, amazing decor, beautiful restaurant

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Thanks DanyalE!

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The place is gorgeous, the atmosphere is great and relaxing. We really enjoyed the seafood platter, only the oysters and some mayonnaise were missing.

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Hello Mais, you will be happy to hear that our oysters are back and everyday between 6-7pm we offer them half price! we look forward to seeing you soon

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I first went to this beautiful restaurant for my birthday last year. I decided to come back as I was invited to a 50% discount on the food. The food I felt wasn’t as good as my last visit and the service was a bit slow. But I will definitely go back as I feel you can really dress up

Neptune
Responded on 13 February 2019

Hello KimM, and thank you for your review make sure you pop back in March when we launch our new seasons menu, just message me on Jonathan.kaye@neptune.london to book thanks

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Pleasant and spacious room with plenty of light. Our waitress was very jolly and pleasant. The sommelier very pushy, kept coming back and kept talking about money. Food average.

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HD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and friendly service. The seafood platter was delicious!

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately, terrible service. We made a booking for a party of 8 and were seated to a table which only comfortably seats 4. Service was extremely slow, sides came when most of us were finishes with the main. Was very difficult to find our server to order dessert which took again very long. We voiced our discontent but the restaurant made no effort to listen and acknowledge.
We hope service will improve as the venue is impressive.

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NR
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Incredible surroundings and building. Really interesting drinks and food menu, though we felt the kitchen had different idea of what a rib eye was (texture was more bavette). Staff were friendly when you could get hold of someone. Three staff on the floor for a Friday night!? Overall service let the whole thing down, and we were left for over 30mins waiting to order a dessert, in the end we just wanted the bill..

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TR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Too many menu options not available. Not impressed by absence of fish stew as that was one of reasons for coming. Our preferred desert not available. My main was over cooked and unpleasant. Good decor but strangely lacking in atmosphere. So many better options elsewhere for dinner. Will not return and would not recommend.

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