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Roast chicken with Tarragon sauce - Q Bar & Restaurant, London, England

Q Bar & Restaurant

4.1
4.1
57 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Our spacious and newly refurbished bar/restaurant with a heated terrace is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Enjoy a wide blend of European cuisine and a robust selection of cocktails, wine, beers, coffee & tea. We recommend the Homemade Croquettes and the Pan fried salmon with chorizo and pea sauce.

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2 people

21:30


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, English, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30
  • Phone number
    020 7584 7222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    John Paul Critchley
  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Cross Street
    Queens Gate
  • Parking Details
    Pay and display parking.
  • Public Transit
    Bus number 70 stops in front of the Hotel. South Kensington or Gloucester road station in walking distance about 7 minutes from the Hotel.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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57 Reviews
  1. GeoffM

    Essex

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good the service was very good the cost was expensive especially drinks pint of beer £10
    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at The Q Bar and Bistro at the Queens Gate Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens Gate Hotel for another visit at the Q Bar and Bistro. Warm Regards, Thiago Capitani The Queens Gate Hotel

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    At the time we went it was a very quiet experience. There were only a couple of couples in there so service was prompt. Only 3 tables were in the section we were in so couldn’t advise how good service would be if busier
    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at The Q Bar and Bistro at the Queens Gate Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dinning experience and hopefully keep up with the expectations. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens Gate Hotel for another visit at the Q Bar and Bistro. Warm Regards, Thiago Capitani The Queens Gate Hotel

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  3. GeCC

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    OK overall. Salmon good. Steak was poor - grissly. 2 waiters very good.
    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at The Q Bar and Bistro at the Queens Gate Hotel. Our guests feedback are very important, please rest assure that it will be used to improve our guest experience at all levels. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens Gate Hotel for another visit at the Q Bar and Bistro. Warm Regards, Thiago Capitani The Queens Gate Hotel

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  4. AndrewW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small eating area but a lovely meal and the service was very personable
    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit at The Q Bar and Bistro at the Queens Gate Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the Queens Gate Hotel for another visit at the Q Bar and Bistro. Warm Regards, Thiago Capitani The Queens Gate Hotel

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  5. DavidG

    Surrey

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Had brassiere meal which is really just sitting at nice table in bar. Staff were rushed and not enough of them. A ceasar salad and salmon took 35 mins to arrive and whilst waiting everyone who went up to the bar was complaining they had not yet got their food or drinks . One waiter was ok but the other was out of his depth

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  6. StephanieT

    Dorset

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was obviously shut but we were catered for in an alcove containing two tables. It would be best to check restaurant is open when booking if not staying at Hotel. However the Staff looked after us very well and the food was great.

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  7. DamianG

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We chose this place based on the previous reviews, but were very disappointed indeed, particularly with the food. We went for a pre-show dinner before a concert at the RAH. Location was great, but that’s where it stops. It’s not a restaurant, it’s a few tables scattered around between the bar and the hotel reception. There was no atmosphere whatsoever, and the 3 tables where we were could all overhear each other to the point of being uncomfortable. But the food was very poor indeed. Three of the four dishes we ordered were dreadfully, and visibly, overcooked, 2 of which were inedible. The steak was the worst I’ve had in over 20 years, and this includes eating in some less than salubrious chain pubs.

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  8. JohnS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a pre Promenade concert dinner, arriving at 5.55 for 6.15 booking. We ordered a drink, and were shown to our table, where we sat, and sat, and sat. At 6.35 I found the staff and and told them we needed to be out by 7.00. It may seem strange, but the staff, personally, were very good but inexperienced. Certainly willing and very polite. In the alcove of three tables, no one had any food though! However, in the end we were out by 7.00, but it was a bit hairy. The food? It was very good. This could be a good spot with some training and a more confident and proactive staff.

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  9. SharonG

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant hidden in the Q hotel. We told the staff we were on a time constraint and they ensured our meal can on time and not rushed. Drinks were a little pricey but the food was excellent and good value. Will definitely go again.

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  10. MargaretF

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyable meal. Had difficulty finding it as no obvious sign outside.

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  11. EvaR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was nice albeit a bit expensive and not a big menu (not a la carte) and service was good and did not wait long for the meal. This was helpful as I had to get back to the Albert Hall. The only snags were the cost which was not even for the complete meal, all potatoes/veg had to be bought separately. Wine was expensive too.

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  12. CarolineB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked early as we were going out. The table was ready for us and the staff extremely helpful. We had the set menu, which was varied if not extensive. The food arrived promptly and was of good quality. I would recommend using the restaurant, staff were friendly and food was good.

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  13. kate

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great venue. Waiters so nice. Food delicious, not pretentious. Perfect for pre-concert if you're going to royal albert hall as we were.

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  14. RosieP

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately the service at the bar was so slow, we sat for 20 mins waiting to be asked if we would like a drink. We then had to wait to place our food order and it took so long that we didn’t have time for our main course as heading to the Albert Hall for a concert. Very disappointing

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  15. Fanman250

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easy to book. In same hotel we stayed at. Friendly and helpful staff. Food choice good and fair price. Would use again when in Town for another show

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  16. MaggieB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was first class and all staff very helpful and friendly

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  17. RatchetAce

    Bath

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was slow, staff couldnt be bothered. This isnt really a restaurant. We wanted a quick pre theatre dinner and booked at 5.45. We only managed to get through a main course before 6.50 when we needed to leave. I wouldnt recommend

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    After a long day of travel we decided to eat in the hotel ..although sparse on ambiance the service was excellent and food very satisfactory..a nice quiet place to wind down ..eat in ..and get after things the day after

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  19. DanielS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience. Great service, excellent food and great value for money taking into account the location. Highly recommended.

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  20. PatrickR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place to eat if you are going to the Royal Albert Hall. The food was good and well presented. The restaurant is located within the Queens Gate Hotel

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  21. CorrinaE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance, very attentive staff, prices quite reasonable for a London hotel, not very extensive menu but food very good, plentiful and nicely presented

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  22. MarkC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food, excellent service, and good value. Excellent for pre event dinner at the Albert Hall.

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  23. KathrynP

    Cambridge

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We booked a table for Friday night as we were staying in the hotel for the weekend. We got to the bar for a pre-dinner drink and the bar tenders were disappointing inattentive. No welcome at all. The bar and restaurant area had no atmosphere - just a single other customer in the corner. Decor was dark and unwelcoming. We decided to eat somewhere else as we had very low expectations for the food and further customer service.

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  24. BelindaB

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Booked in advance for pre theatre - they had run out of 50% of choices on the menu Service very slow No atmosphere Very disappointed

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  25. JeniA

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pre -Theatre meal was very tasty, well presented...& delivered efficiently.

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  26. Jacqui

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Such a lovely hotel but seemed like the kitchen were not prepped, ready for diners. The poor waiter looked like he needed more support. Table booked for 5:30 for a pre concert meal. Ordered steak but told later they didnt have any. Ended up with the chicken, it was ok. I would have preferred a steak. The restaurant felt like a school dining hall so this could do with a spruce. Such a shame as it is a beautiful hotel.

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  27. MikeB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It's the breakfast room of the Q hotel so simple decor in the basement. Food excellent. First beer was off but was replaced immediately with many apologies. Service excellent. Great place for pre-Albert Hall dinner.

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  28. MIke

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner before a concert at Royal Albert Hall. We would certainly go again.

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  29. operarosie

    Devon

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal at Q. Very quiet, which we appreciated, but service good and unobtrusive. Food was excellent and very competitively priced. We ate here prior to late prom, and would recommend Q as a better alternative to dining at the Albert hall

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  30. Drizzler

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This bar and restaurant is in a hotel close to the Royal Albert Hall. It is all done out to a high standard but is perhaps a bit austere and lacking in atmosphere. The food was sensibly priced and very good, as was the wine. When we were there it was very quiet.

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  31. MelissaT

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The servers were friendly and attentive but the service was very slow. We were late for a show as we had to wait 40 mins for starters to arrive and a further 20 for mains. We paid before finishing our meal to try and get some time back, but rushing eating is not enjoyable no matter how good the food is. So perfect for a casual meal if you have lots of time on your hands but for us who only had 1.25 hours (which we thought should be ample) it was not good even though we made clear we didn’t have much time. As a gesture of good will, the starters were taken off the bill which was nice but didn’t resolve the issue we had with time. Otherwise a nice compact place, a small but good selection of food and a good selection of drinks at a lovely location.

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  32. NeilB

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    On way to Albert Hall. Needed quick dinner. Staff lovely but rest of the experience not so great

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday trip to concert at Royal Albert Hall

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  34. FionaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived early for our booking and chose a table in small outdoor courtyard which was pleasant. We enjoyed our meal but the service was a bit chaotic. One large and one small glass of wine arrived and a carafe of water but no water glasses. The table had not been wiped before we sat down. Nevertheless the staff were friendly and helpful. Ideal location for the Albert Hall so will go again.

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  35. Boxy220

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined here as it was close to the Royal Albert Hall and we were looking for something that was not only close, but offered a good food menu. This place hits the mark, and are, sympathetic to dining at pace shall we say. Although we in now way felt rushed, they understood that we had a performance to get to. The food menu was diverse and offered a variety of dining choices. The food itself was tasty and worth the money. I would definitely eat here again

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  36. DebbieS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Basement restaurant with canteen style tables and absolutely no atmosphere. You could hear a pin drop. Staff attentive and polite and main course dinner good quality. Unfortunately GF dessert choc fudge cake a huge disappointment. Dry as a bone and tasted stale. When I complained I was offered a free dessert and a free upgrade for my next stay but that won’t be happening.

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  37. AndrewC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Last minute booking for a meal before going to a show. We arrived and were greeted at the door and escorted to the restaurant. The two course meal was both excellently cooked and fantastic value. Would recommend as somewhere to have a pre show meal.

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  38. RestoReviewer

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    A lovely meal with my parents before going to the Royal Albert Hall. The food and service were delicious, and it was good value for money. The restaurant itself is disappointing, a fairly bare windowless room and quite corporate feel, but I appreciate it's a hotel restaurant so should have taken this into account when booking!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Dining area is literally a hotel basement room that is cold with no atmosphere. Food was average. I had steak but no proper knife was presented. Unfortunately, I would never recommend this restaurant

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  40. R0sydawn

    Kent

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant food good service good Verycompetive price with a 3 corse set menu for £25 Very convenient for the Albert Hall

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Q Bar & Restaurant is rated 4.1 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:30


Google Map for Q Bar & Restaurant

31-34 Queen's Gate, London, England SW7 5JA

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Queens Gate
  • Area
    South Kensington
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 17:30–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, English, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Pay and display parking.
  • Public Transit
    Bus number 70 stops in front of the Hotel. South Kensington or Gloucester road station in walking distance about 7 minutes from the Hotel.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    John Paul Critchley
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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