The Grafton Arms

4.3
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Gastro Pub
In the heart of Bloomsbury our beautiful gastro pub The Grafton Arms Pub & Rooms offers delicious Pan Asian food and craft beers. Perfect for after work drinks or functions simply reserve a large table for your lunch or dinner or hire out the venue for a celebration.
A stunning roof terrace and 8 boutique bedrooms will soon be opened.
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4.5
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4.3
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London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The prawns were really overcooked. Couldn’t eat them...

a
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing remarkable food was passable but not great. When we went, it was quiet on a weekday lunch

B
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a local I’m surprised I haven’t found this place before, glad I have now. Saw a review in a food magazine and it wasn’t wrong . Great decor, loved the roof terrace and the food was high quality and not pricey . We’ll be regulars now !

s
London
79 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A nice little pub serving Asian food. The tables were very crammed in so it was difficult to get out to the loo, but the service was excellent. Probably more pub than restaurant, but a pleasant evening.

CT
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, would definitely recommend!

AS
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent value, really nice pub and great service. My lamb rendang could have done with more sauce and the pork buns are pork belly which the menu wasn’t clear about - but the food was delicious - will definitely be coming back.

B
London
52 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food at good price.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were in London for a weekend break. We had 2 meals here - one on a Friday evening - pre-theatre - and again on the Saturday evening. Early Friday evening it was very busy with people leaving work and having a drink - so, if you don't like a noisy, vibrant scene, then its not for you. However, we also had a meal on the Saturday night (we were staying there -fabulous) and it was totally different. It was a lot quieter - the clientele coming for food as well as drink. The food on both occasions was very good. We had the lamb curry, shrimp and Pad Thai as well as the Sharing Platter. The flavours were lovely - if not a little sweet on the Pad Thai. The price was great for London for the quality of the food and drink. We did thoroughly enjoy the atmosphere and the ambience on both occasions. The staff are marvellous and couldn't do enough for us - very friendly and obliging. We will return.

GB
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Really nice cozy pub atmosphere. Friendly staff. The upscaled Thai food is a bit hit and miss.

s
London
88 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We didn't actually eat in the end as we didn't want Thai (we should have checked / our fault) but it looked and smelled wonderful!

SA
London
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Didn’t know food was Asian- which was a great surprise- had chicken laksa- pretty good!
Was quiet in there which was good and quite small place- but food very good. Recommend it!

IF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, good staff made you feel welcome spent a Saturday afternoon there with friends very enjoyable

MM
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere pleasant and the cost reasonable. I would recommend anyone to visit.

SA
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My 2nd visit here in the last month. Food & service great although I was a little disappointed they had no pad Thai left.

S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time, nice cosy place. Good food and great service.
Was great for a friends catch up and would go back again.

e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked the Grafton Arms as a friend recommended to us for the food and cocktails combo, I had the tiger prawn tempura and duck rice, food was fresh and super tasty, not greasy as usually duck dishes are. Cocktails were pretty good too, loved the grapefruit margarita paired with the duck. Overall I had such a fantastic time , food was delicious and service was delightful. Kudos.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at this lovely pub in Fitzrovia. Great value the pan Asian with great flavours (the pad Thai is my absolute fave!). Warm and friendly atmosphere and really good beers and craft lager. Highly recommended!

LB
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2017
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Was excited when this place reopened — menu looked amazing. While service is excellent and the refit is really nice, the food is really not great. Watery, tasteless, just kind of wrong. A shame because if it delivered on the promise of the menu it would be A++

Y
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived 10 minuets late to be told rather rudely the kitchen closes in 15 mins and we close at 10pm !
We expected the same atmosphere at least of the other restaurants in the group .
We turned around and left definately would never go back .

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not really a pub kind of person but this place is one of my hidden gems. They serve great food accompanied by the warm, friendly staff. It’s a must!