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The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s

4.8
4.8
260 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European

For many visitors to Claridge’s, the Foyer is the first thing that captures their imagination. In the centre of the room a striking Chihuly sculpture hangs like a chandelier. The walls shimmer with original art deco mirrors. Music drifts from the grand piano. It is here that breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served, as well as our inventive twists on classic cocktails.

In the Reading Room, the banquettes create a more intimate dining experience. With intuitive service and a menu of classic and contemporary cuisine, you will soon see why the Foyer & Reading Room has delighted guests for over 150 years.

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Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Pianist at set times during the day and evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • FT - Laurent Perrier Menu

    £95.00 per person

    20 Jun - 31 Jul 2022
    With a focus on seasonality, each dish is crafted from carefully sourced ingredients and layered with flavours for an extraordinary dining experience. Discover the perfect Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé menu pairing.

What 260 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for a 70th birthday lunch. The food was excellent, service was great. They brought up a lovely pudding with a candle in for the birthday girl. Toilets were lovely. The flower arrangements were beautiful around the room.

  2. DW

    DarrylW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Words simply cannot do justice to this establishment. The ambience, the food, the service were nothing short of perfection, and I utilise that term very deliberately. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgable, charming and funny without ever being ingratiating or false. The a la carte menu was excellent, and our food - I had Dover sole and my wife had the lobster risotto, preceded by the oysters and canapés - was sublime. The whole experience was unforgettable, the history and sense of refinement is truly palpable without ever seeming forced. It was an experience, and one my wife and I are keen to undertake again at our earliest opportunity. It is luxurious without seeming pretentious or unattainable. We aren’t oligarchs, captains of industry, movie stars or the landed gentry, and that mattered not one iota, the staff were unfailingly warm and attentive. There is a very clear reason Claridge’s has stood the test of time, and long may it continue to do so.

  3. MS

    MikeS

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Claridges was class from start to finish. We had a drink in Fumoir bar before our meal in the Foyer and Reading Room. Each person who spoke to us or served us was knowledgeable and attentive. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. We will definitely return.

  4. D

    Derek

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food3service3ambience5

    Service was poor compared to other five star. Food served cold but was replaced when asked Expensive

  5. AS

    AnthonyS

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Beautiful hotel. The food and service were very good but the restaurant space in the foyer still seems best for afternoon tea rather than dinner.

  6. J

    Jeffrey

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very attentive service, good ambiance, generous portions on the seafood cocktail and chicken pie I had. Wine by the glass whilst relatively expensive was good quality and generous measure.

  7. LP

    LynP

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely place to be. Charming service, good food, lots of interesting choices for dinner (plus a 2 or 3 course menu option). Note that you should probably book a place in one of the many bars if you would like a drink before eating. The atmosphere was lovely - a gentle hum of people talking, and a live piano and bass combo providing background music that didn't overwhelm the conversation.

  8. DH

    DeniseH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    delightful in every way, a beautiful venue, a lovely dining room, helpful staff, delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere

  9. G

    Gemma

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Claridge’s and will certainly be back.

  10. RF

    RupertF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Wonderful old school charm with friendly staff and good service

  11. C

    Carrie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were incredibly friendly, the live jazz music was beautiful and the food was cooked to perfection. Made our night celebrating our 5 year anniversary so special and will be back soon!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular meal Recomended the Chefs dozen

  13. AR

    AlistairR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Claridge’s is the epitome of excellence, style and magic from any hotel. There is nothing to fault here. Just drink it all in!

  14. T

    Twylight7

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I went here for my birthday just before the lockdown 2.0 and the ambience was amazing! Definately would recommend the tempura prawns for your starters as they were yummy. The staff were so friendly and kind and really made my birthday really special. I can’t wait till they open again as I will definitely be back for drinks and afternoon tea.

  15. SH

    SimonH

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First class every time

  16. L

    Luncher

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, super service and excellent value for money, what more could you ask for!

  17. JO

    JOHN

    Yorkshire

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    First time at this restaurant and the food and service was outstanding.Proved to be a special night.Expected it to be expensive but the only complaint was the price of a bottle of wine .

  18. P

    Paul

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely breakfast

  19. I

    Irvin

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We were celebrating my sons 40th birthday. Everybody tried their best to ensure that we had a very enjoyable evening.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect birthday breakfast

  21. m

    mayag

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente todo.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    アフタヌーンティーだと勘違いしてランチを予約してしまいましたが、最高の時間でした。 アフタヌーンティーに変更はできないかと伺い結局は出来なかったのですが、優しく誠実に対応して下さりさすが5つ星ホテルだと感激しました。 スタッフの方が常に笑顔を欠かさず、アイコンタクトでこちらの要望に気づいてくださるところが素敵でした。 アジア人を差別するゴーリングホテルとは全く違う。 ローストビーフのサンドウィッチや キャラメルのデザートも絶品でした。 次回は必ずアフタヌーンティーで伺いたいです。

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute lobster! Lovely service!

  24. SH

    SimonH

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always superb. Nothing to fault

  25. h

    howardd

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    WONDERFUL OLD FASHION CHARM, WITH EXCELLENT FOOD, SERVICE AND AMBIENCE. WE WERE MILDLY SKEPTICAL ABOUT HOW STUFFY IT MIGHT BE BUT WERE ABSOLUTELY CHARMED BY THE WONDERFUL STAFF WHO WERE DEEPLY WELCOMING, ACCOMMODATING AND ATTENTIVE. THE HOTEL LOBBY AND THE FOYER ARE RESPLENDENT IN EARLY 20TH CHARM AND ELEGANCE, AND ALL ASPECTS OF THE MEAL AND THE DINING EXPERIENCE WERE METICIULOUS. WE WILL MAKE IT A REGULAR SPOT FOR BREAKFAST WHEN WE ARE IN LONDON.

  26. BV

    BrunoV

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Top and elegant location inside the Claridge's with first class service.

  27. SL

    SLF1F

    Orlando

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic seasonal menu, classically prepared and without fault, an excellent dining experience.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very nice service and environment!

  29. SH

    SimonH

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always excellent..... run out of superlatives to describe this place now :)

  30. SH

    SimonH

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply the best! Nobody does it quite like Claridges

  31. j

    jonnynian

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning property,food & service. Highly recommend it not only for lunch but also one of the best afternoon teas in any London hotel.

  32. T

    Thehonesttraveler

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    For the ambiance it is a good place to have a cup of tea. We experienced breakfast which was ok, just not keep your expectations high...

  33. SG

    SherrylannG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    On arrival the there was a warm greating. Our order was taken and the lovely food arrived quickly. After that it all went a little down hill. We wanted to order another coffee but could not get any of the staffs attention. We then were trying a good 15 minutes to ask someone to bring the bill. Maybe our table was out of sight. Overall the location is wonderful and the food excellent, however I was a little disappointed with the service.

  34. LH

    LoonaH

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time to this place and we were not disappointed. Ambience, food, setting was all you might expect from Claridges. Service was outstanding, staff are friendly and knowledge . We’ll come again.

  35. MD

    MarcelD

    Chile

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent place, nice decoration and outstanding service. Never been in a place that make you feel special.

  36. MW

    MaryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Picked due to other feedback and a special occasion- from entering the doors there was a very lovely subtle aroma - staff were lovely without being pompous- lovely timely service - we anticipated needing a Big Mac after as usually in these places the food is pretty but not much of it - however we were stuffed! And didn’t have pudding - generous with the bread - also had sweets on a fancy tray. I had a seafood cocktail and then the schnitzel with duck egg - it was huge with dauphinois potatoes- manynthanks for a lovely evening

  37. IN

    IoanaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing experience, beautiful setting, lovely decor, perfect service with a smile, we felt welcomed all along. The foie gras terrine I had as a starter was the best I ever had.

  38. WJ

    WinifredJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service, great dining experience. Relaxing and cosy.

  39. BA

    BACH1TOLA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    WE HAVE DINED IN ALL THE TOP HOTELS (RITZ, SAVOY ETC) & MOST HIGH-END RESTAURANTS IN LONDON. WE WERE DELIGHTED WITH THE LOVELY ATTENTION IN ALL PARTS OF THE HOTEL (INCLUDING THE CLOAKROOM - THIS IS IMPORTANT). THE STAFF WERE EXCELLENT IN THE BAR AND THE RESTAURANT AND EVERYTHING INCLUDING THE FOOD WAS FAULTLESS. WE WILL BE BACK.

  40. NT

    NeilT

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 25 August 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We went to celebrate my parent's anniversary, with a gluten free person in the party. The restaurant were informed of both before our arrival and whilst they remembered and marked the anniversary with some custom desserts at the end (which was nice) but I was a little frustrated about the gluten free element, primarily around the timing of the bread being brought to us. Since they give bread to all the tables, there's no reason to hold off ordering it when your guests sit down. Instead, they ordered it when we ordered our wine and the normal bread was brought to the table, which meant the gluten free bread arrived as we finished eating our starters. Hardly what I'd expect. Beyond that, all the food was well presented, well cooked and tasty. Service was excellent throughout in terms of friendliness, efficiency and politeness. The Chicken Pie was highlight and the mash was simply perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s is rated 4.8 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s

51 Brook Street Mayfair London, W1K 4HR

Additional information

  • Area

    Mayfair

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Sunday: 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Martyn Nail

  • Entertainment

    Pianist at set times during the day and evening.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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