The Allis

4.3
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49 reviews
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£26 to £40
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International

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"A relaxed and welcoming social space for meetings, group dining and date nights, The Allis is a restaurant and cocktail bar with an expansive art collection. The Allis is named after the family that commissioned the building in 1907. It offers all-day dining, serving egg dishes and house-made pastries for breakfast, sandwiches and salads for lunch, and light bites and wood-oven entrees for dinner. Afternoon tea is served daily, along with coffee, wine, and craft cocktails."
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OB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Drab food, inexpertly produced. Run a mile from the chicken milanese. Toddler sized bowl of tinned Heinz level spaghetti, alongside a burnt and dried out slab of chicken. OK for a drinking spot, but you'd fare better eating in a fast food joint first

YC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely relaxed ambiance- will definitely be back!

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for the Sunday Roast, and again everything was perfect. Good portions, with perfect quality food. Service was impeccable. Highly recommended.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service, better food and even better drinks!

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, we had a wonderful time!

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and drinks

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were friendly and attentive. We sampled the Sunday Roast dinner menu and was impressed with generous portion sizes and great tasting food. Would highly recommend!!

KD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute place, food was good and good portion sizes. Little like you're eating in a hotel lobby, which you kind of are, but not as though there were tons of guests coming through.

AL
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our party of 10 went there for drinks and nibbles - business occasion. All happy, we'll come back.

I
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly, fun surroundings. Food quality food. Busy without being crowded. Great atmosphere. The menu is not particularly inventive but the food is delicious

LV
London
14 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great, we sat outside for drinks and then had dinner. Very attentive and relaxed. Food excellent!

s
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Was very disappointed in Allis. It took over 30 minutes for my drinks order to be taken, then our starters arrived before our drinks had arrived. We had to chase up the drinks order 3 times and could see people who arrived and ordered after us, receiving their drinks - we had not ordered complicated drinks (one house press and one carafe of rosé). We both ordered the rib eye steak for our main - the most expensive item on the menu. This was incredibly disappointing. Both steaks were ordered as medium rare but both came well done. As well as this the steaks were incredibly oily, so were not enjoyable to eat at all.
Sadly no one asked how our meal was, to have the opportunity to let the staff know.
Considering our bill was £138, both service and food were disappointing and not what I would expect.

CW
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

Very average - waited 20 minutes before they took our drinks orders, got those wrong. Had to send the bill back twice before it was correct. Had been looking forward to it but would not go back or recommend

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service

KW
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Allis is fun, particularly on a Friday night when there is a jazz band. Not a great idea to sit near the entrance as you will be watching the people entering the club and feel that you are at the edge of a corridor. We booked a table for 8, and the seating was very low down, which is not great. However, the service is outstanding, the food very good. The drinks seem very expensive though and the bill was considerably higher than we had been expecting.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

We were seated next to a stag do of about 20 lads, which in fairness to them they were perfectly well behaved. However, the waitress seemed entirely preoccupied with serving them beer after beer (at 10am). Waited nearly 40 minutes for food and were almost completey ignored (water never refilled and had to ask for my coffee twice). It was obvious the food had been sitting a while when I complained about the wait (avocado was turning brown). Really expected better and was uncomfortable complaining to the waitress over and over again in front of clients. No plans to ever dine here again!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good, but the choice is a bit limited. The cod goujons were quite bland but the chicken salad was really yummy! Service was a bit slow but they were really friendly/helpful, so that wasn’t an issue. It’s a bit like having dinner in a hotel lobby though rather than a restaurant? Cool atmosphere otherwise.

V
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Poor service, food was cold and didn’t taste that great. Very difficult to get the staffs attention. Asked them to remove the service charge on the bill as it was so poor.

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Having been to the Allis several times before and it always being good we were looking forward to trying breakfast. We ended up with really disappointing slow service waiting 25 minutes just to get a cup of tea. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. Lunch is much better.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately we were unable to make our reservation as we were stuck in a traffic jam on the M1 for 4 hours. We will book again when we are coming to see another show.

TA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very relaxed atmosphere with good food and service.

T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Lovely vibe and loved the decor.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Lovely decor and ambience.
Downmarked as we waited a very long time for our food to arrive. The waiter and then the Manager were very apologetic, they offered a discretionary discount and coffee.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice restaurant, very good service, Shame it was so quiet, might be better for lunch rather than dinner

CJ
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Calm and warming. Everything was high spec and suited our needs. Service was attentive. Will definitely return

CT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were excellent.

DN
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our first visit here and we were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. Service was good overall, and we loved the ambiance on a relatively quiet Sunday lunchtime

H
London
439 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I came to check out the new Soho House bar and stayed for dinner before my gig at the The Empire... my octopus starter was perfectly cooked, and my burger was delicious but the bun fell apart almost immediately which meant I had to eat it with a knife and fork which was a shame...

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

Excellent service!

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KC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice chilled area for after work drinks and dinner. Great food and choice of drinks

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The restaurant was quite empty, yet it took over ten minutes for a drink to come out at the start, which could have been delivered faster had the waiters not been stood around having a laugh. Ordered a cheeseburger - was not asked how it should be cooked, therefore by default it should be served medium, but the burger was cooked very rare. When we asked if it could be cooked some more, the waiter muttered under his breath, yet loud enough that he wanted us to hear, that we should have specified how it should have been cooked. No, we should have been asked when the order was taken. Had to ask for the bill twice before it was delivered. All in all, not great service.

EG
London
28 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good restaurant, shame that Open Table did its best to ruin the evening by emailing me during the meal asking why I had not turned up for the reservation!

K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great Saturday lunch with 8 of my family and a little one. We were looked after amazingly well and had a wonderful time in cool surroundings. Everyone was very impressed. Our waiter was brilliant and even turned the music down when our little one was sleeping.
Wicked afternoon!

JD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service. I’ll be back, thanks!

LE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although the food was slightly on the cold side - the sunday lunch was good value and there was plenty of it.

FR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Newly opened and with so much buzz about this place, I was surprised to walk into a nearly empty bar on a Saturday evening. We were early for our dinner booking, so decided to have a drink at the bar before dinner. I wish we had just stayed there, instead of going to the deserted restaurant area, where we were seated at probably the worst table, next to the kitchen and walkway to the restrooms. To make the evening more bizarre, a female guest walked in with a fast food takeaway bag, which she opened and ate in the restaurant, without ordering even a drink, whilst occupying a much better table than ours. We may as well have brought a Nando’s and Pepsi instead of spending £150 on an average meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall it was brilliant. Staff were very attentive. The restaurant was fairly quiet, yet the food was still a little slow to come out but we were in no rush and when it arrived you could tell it had been made fresh and was really tasty.
The atmosphere and look of the place is really nice and you can tell that one the development matures, this will be a hot spot.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and even better cocktails!

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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