The Granary Square Brasserie

4.2
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1784 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
Granary Square Brasserie, a new restaurant brand from the team behind the Ivy Collection.

The brasserie buzz through breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and cream teas in the afternoon. Throughout the day the lounge area will be perfect to relax with a drink or for informal meetings with luxurious vintage leather chairs and low brass tables. As the sun sets and we get ready for dinner, the DJ set will begin, and cocktails will flow.

The restaurant is beautiful with cut glass pendant lights, banquettes upholstered in silk and velvet and exotic kilim rugs. The striking central bar, located in the heart of the room, is perfect to survey the scene and enjoy an aperitif cocktail.

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4.2
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4.0
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4.4
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RW
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a vibrant but relaxed environment. Our waiter was amazingly helpful to our party’s differing needs, would definitely recommend for an meal out with friends or family. It is not a cheap restaurant but you get what you pay for and so great value.

b
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are there lunchtime. A little noisy but atmosphere was good as was food. Staff polite Will definitely be going again

RS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Very disappointed with the attitude of the staff here. Firstly because they made it very clear on arrival that they couldn't / wouldn't accommodate our party of 4 for more than 2.5hrs (we wanted to stay 10:30 - 13:30 for coffee then lunch when the lunch menu started) despite the restaurant being almost empty (4 other tables occupied), and despite there being no prior communication of this time limit, apparently because "I didn't add my email address when booking".
Secondly, apart from being offered a drink on arrival, which I turned down to wait for the rest of the party to arrive, we then didn't get attended to by any waiting staff for AN HOUR despite repeatedly trying to catch their attention. When we eventually get served the waitress went to walk away after taking one person's order??? So anyway, we left after just a coffee. Not what I expect from the Ivy - this particular restaurant does not reflect the fantastic service and environment I have experienced at other Ivy venues.

ML
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meal for 2 on a very busy evening, but good pre-dinner service at the bar, and then a very enjoyable meal, though the space around our table was very limited indeed

CM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Disappointed with the service. We ordered aperitif which arrived with our starters and wine. We sat for 35 mins waiting with just water. The waitress although had a pleasant nature was not very careful when poring the wine and managed to leave red wine dripping down the outside of 3 glasses. Attention to detail poor, all felt very rushed.

n
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating I’ve been before and definitely would go again.

JP
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in beautiful surroundings with exceptional service.

KN
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I thought the venue was lovely and the staff were friendly. The food was a little sparse for me. I was still hungry when I left. Also, you were rushed at the end.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from beginning to end. The food and drinks were delicious; the ambience in the restaurant was lovely. Would definitely recommend and I look forward to coming back again.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

top restaurant, with great food and a buzzy atmosphere. Really friendly reception. The only real area that can be improved lets is the attentiveness of the service, in busy times.

KP
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had our Christmas dinner at Granary Square on Friday night. It was a bit shaky to start off with as our table was not ready but we had been asked to arrive promptly or risk losing the table. The front desk staff were not particularly helpful or friendly, especially considering this is part of the Ivy Collection. Anyways, the manager came up to us and he was brilliant. He ensured we had a good time and took steps to compensate for the beginning. The reason food got 4 stars is because one of the party's food was cold and when it returned was all cut up for him hence changing his meal completely. The manager again handled this well. My food was excellent and I will most certainly be returning. A big thank you to the manager on Friday 6th evening who managed us perfectly.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food although the service was slow. 20 mins between sitting down and out first drinks arriving. Annoyingly we were asked to leave our table dead in the 2 hours, ironically it then took 15 mins to get the bill. When we went to the bar for another drink out table wasn’t reused. And still wasn’t when we left an hour later!

EG
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simona, our waitress was so lovely. All the staff were friendly. The food (jackfruit salad and Sweet Potato Curry) were delicious though the portion for the curry was quite small. It's buzzing, busy and pretty.
It was a Friday night before Christmas and it was quite difficult to hear each other at times so may be tricky for some but we had lots of fun and will definitely go back as the positives outweigh the teeny negatives by far.

MS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

First class service, very nice food. The only issue is I was charged for coffees i didn’t have, only realised the following day. Have contacted Granary Square about this, no response as yet

YW
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten in the Brasserie before and several Ivy Cafes. I always enjoy my time there and will continue to hopefully for a long time.

JP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a really lovely evening here. Three old friends who haven’t met up for ages. The staff were amazing. Really well trained, attentive without interrupting our flow. The food was imaginative and different, beautifully presented. Felt special.

g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and lovely restaurant. Have been a few times now and would recommend again. Food and drinks menu extensive and food always really tasty. Service impeccable. Can be a little noisy - fine for me but just saying so people know what to expect.

SG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and friendly
An incredibly wonderful experience
Often we look for things to criticise but on this occasion faultless will definitely return well done

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience dining at Granary Square Brasserie.

The waiter Lorenzo is lovely and the team provide such a good service.

S
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service - only one problem experienced with a meal that was cold and had to be returned and it took a long time for the replacement so we were eating at different times which was a little awkward. The service was impeccable though and we were kept informed and apologised to for the delays - thought maybe a complimentary coffee would have been nice but all in all a good experience and would highly recommend

JW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was fantastic and the waitress was very friendly, however service was very slow between main and dessert. Waited a long time for anyone to take our order and when we received our food we were told that they need the table back in 20 minutes. Supervisor was apologetic but stated it was because they were busy. Either get more staff or take less bookings, don’t accept custom and orders and then tell people to hurry up.

EW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Make sure you book a table. Pleasant staff. Excellent food

k
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately despite having previous goo experiences at TGSB on this occasion I wouldn't rush back. Poor food and terrible service. They weren't even busy which was incredibly disappointing.

MD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and ambience great as usual. Service very slow. We had to chase up on a few occasions which was disappointing

HH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, tasty food and excellent service. We went to the granary Square on a Monday evening, very busy but probably because it was the beginning of December. Overall enjoyed it, was my second visit.

SL
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, lovely surroundings, music a bit too loud, but not a big deal.

s
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would recommend it to a friend but with some caveats. We had to wait a *long* time for our drinks to come and then there was a problem with the order, so we had to send the wine back (it wasn't what we ordered). Then we had another wait, by which time we had finished the food the drink was to accompany.
We did bring this to the staffs attention and they did eventually understand and made recompense (no charge on dessert). This was good, but it would have been even better to have received what we wanted when we wanted it!
I don't like making a fuss in restaurants and it can reduce sense of enjoyment of the occasion. I was pleased they reduced the bill and were apologetic. ~I would certainly give it another try.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food / presentation and service. Surprisingly large inside and love the decor. First time I'd visited and would definitely book again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Staff were friendly but the level of service was terrible. Especially t time it took to order. To be fair to them it was a busy Saturday night but even so it took forever to get drinks and when the food finally came two of the orders were wrong and had to be sent back. Only one of these actually returned. The other got lost somewhere. The waiters were very apologetic and as friendly as they could be, but the overall experience was poor

OT
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiters were friendly but were quick to move us on as we saw them exchanging looks as we asked for some more water

JP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food very good & nice variety on the menu.
However the waiter got two of our main courses incorrect . Didn’t apologise , instead after being told of his mistake by another member of staff ,he came back to challenge us and argued the point that infact the order was correct on one of the mains . He didn’t apologise & interrupted us whilst we were eating our mains , we asked him to leave our table as he was spoiling our dining experience by being rude . Another waitress took over & apologised immediatly . We were told that items would be removed frm our bill as an apology , however this didn’t happen. We had coffee & left , not paying the full service charge . I politely left some cash as a tip as the second waitress was very apologetic. It was embarrassing to have to deal with this attitude during our lunch . Wouldn’t recommend Granary Sq I’m afraid .

J
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Booked at table for 3PM- arrive a bit early (2.45) and wanted to have a drink in the bar. Took us 20 mins to get drinks - which is terrible. Then we we're 'forgotten' in the bar - although we were promised our table at 3. We were never offered food, i.e. to eat in the bar. Finally we got in touch with a waitress, and got a table around 3.45. The food was good - and arrived quickly. However, one of the 4 dishes was the wrong one - but at that point we'd given up and simple ate what was served.

NH
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall everything was ok but I didn’t feel that the service or ambience was as good as I’ve experienced in your other restaurants. I chose Duck Curry which was ok but nowhere near as good as the one I had in your Soho restaurant some time ago.

DS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience having a lovely Christmas meal with my family.

J
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous venue for a reunion with friends, everything was great!

LC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time at Granary Square Brassiere and it certainly lived up to my first experience. Staff are friendly and attentive and the food is wonderful with generous portions. The decor and ambience of the restaurant is lovely. Totally recommend and I will be back

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Tiny portions and tasteless food. I had a lobster pasta for 30 pounds that was about 3 mouthfuls and tasted like airplane food. It's nice atmosphere in there and Christmassy but standards in there have slipped. Style over substance! Would no longer reccomend

BA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I like this place, but the noise was really too much...

OT
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Lovely atmosphere in beautiful building.
Always try to visit this place unfortunately this time I had an issue with my chicken dish but they dealt with that in an appropriate way

G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, wine & cocktails. Top class barman. Great evening.