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VQ Aldgate

3.9
3.9
61 Reviews
£25 and under
International
VQ Aldgate opened in September 2017 on the ground floor of the 4* Dorsett City Hotel, right next to Aldgate tube station. The 60 cover restaurant and 30 cover bar have a stylish and contemporary design where guests can relax and enjoy 24 hour eating and drinking… and there’s a large outdoor seating area for those sunny days!

Alcohol licence: 24 hours

11pm – 6am: valid ID required on entrance (ID scanner in operation)

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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What 61 people are saying

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3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South East London

    Brunch

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  1. N

    Nick

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Nice food and decor, but service slow, took a long time to come and ask us what we wanted and forgot to bring drink.
  2. VG

    VeronicaG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved a table for 5. When I say we had a blast, I don’t kid. The food, the service, the company we couldn’t have had a better time. Wonderful restaurant, thank you all so much for your lovely service.
  3. ND

    NatsD

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Not very nice and very overpriced I'm afraid to say. A can of ginger beer that would be 60-80p in a shop brought to the table with a glass and charged £3.50 - daylight robbery! Southern stack burger supposed to be served with "hash browns" had one soggy undercooked hash brown and the southern fried chicken, "goujon" is only how I can describe it, was over-cooked and dry, so dry it was inedible at each end so only the middle bit was any good. I can only surmise that this being a 24hr restaurant they're used to serving people who are drunk after a night out and don't care what they're eating. My friend had a veggie burger that she said she'd had better from Iceland and had to change her cutlery as it was dirty! The only good thing I can say is the staff were polite and the service was quite quick. Overall though really disappointing and won't be eating here again.
  4. NH

    NeilH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The table spacing was very crowded and close with little space to move about the Resturant
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Didn’t get to eat there. They took my booking yet when I got there I got sent away. Next time don’t take bookings if you’re going to close the kitchen at lunch time.
  6. MP

    MichaelP

    Norfolk

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    Said on the menu there’s a vegan burgers. However the roll and the cheese is not vegan. Very misleading. This was not handled well in the restaurant.
  7. E

    Ethan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Avoid this place, we got there with a booking to be told by an annoyed staff member "we don't take bookings" we were then seated, the restaurant, wasn't overly nice, had much higher expectations the toilet was a little shack in the corner of the restaurant,, the starters were good, however the main course was pretty bad, avoid the all day breakfast if you do come here. staff are also quite rude and the general level of service isn't great.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Bar was understaffed
  9. ME

    MitchellE

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Very busy, drinks came after the food. Food was very nice though.
  10. BT

    BarbaraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to you ... we thorough enjoyed our lunch and our waitress was really lovely (sorry, didn’t get her name but she had lovely purple hair!) We will definitely return on our next visit to London.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Breakfast for a group of 4, 3/4 of the meals we ordered was wrong and poor,we had to have them sent back.
  12. TB

    TraceyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were very happy with everything here!. The place itself was welcoming and clean. The lady that seated us was friendly and helpful . We picked this restaurant due to the variety on the menu-the food was amazing! Good sized portions,food came out hot and we were all happy with our choices. Washed it all down with some lovely cocktails. Will definitely be visiting again when we’re back in London.
  13. A

    Annabellak

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was basic but tasted good. Service wasn’t great, considering the place was quiet, the staff were not particularly helpful of efficient
  14. D

    Demi

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for guests staying at the hotel if wanting a snack/bite to eat as this is 24 hours, perfect perk of staying at the Dorsett Hotel. Also nice that it’s open for walk ins and welcomes people not staying in the hotel. Happy with our food and the service during our stay.
  15. MC

    MrsCharles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our lunch at VQ. Would highly recommend.
  16. D

    Djameliah

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No one came to take our order. It was not even busy and after 40 mins we left
  17. SO

    SimiatO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I LOVED the scenery of the restaurant, the service was great and the food was very nice. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and would definitely be coming back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    The service that myself and my guest received from Kane was top tier. The bar staff however got our drink order incorrect as we didn’t want alcohol in our drinks but turned up with alcohol. We then received our food after 30 minutes of waiting and was instantly underwhelmed by the food appearance. The food unfortunately had no taste. After speaking to the manager on site, he apologised for the food and blamed the chef’s and lack of experience and time. We was offered tequila shots for compensation but we refused as we do not drink alcohol and still had to pay the entire bill. I would never attend this establishment again. Very disappointed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Me and my partner had a nice date night and enjoyed the food, would come back if I was around the area
  20. PM

    PamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service could not be improved. Extremely impressed. Overall giid value.
  21. RT

    RuthT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Terrible service. Had to ask to order, one meal was missing and had to ask for it to be brought out. The salad had the wrong cheese on when it was eventually brought out. Main courses were poor, not tasty. Had to ask again to order dessert and to top it off the bill was incorrect. Would never go back.
  22. JS

    JulieS

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We really enjoyed our brunch at your restaurant and would return. However, one person in our party had Celiac Disease and there really wasn’t a very good choice for her which was disappointing. I hope this will improve going forward as all restaurants should cater well for people’s diet restrictions. Thank you
  23. J

    Jay72

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Soiled/Stained leather seats in booths, battered old paper menus, food was mediocre. Didn't feel clean. 😕
  24. SM

    SarahM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Myself and my sisters enjoyed our time at this restaurants. The environment was very great and warm. The music was at a perfect level, you’re able to hear to one another. The food was great. I will definitely go again.
  25. S

    Sandy

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal in VQ, food fantastic and staff always welcoming, friendly and professional
  26. BR

    BeeR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good value business breakfast. Service a little slow given it was quiet but a go too place nonetheless.
  27. R

    Rodriquez

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing customer service! Didn’t expect it but staff were very child friendly and helpful as I took my 1 year old and didn’t expect much but everyone was great and I appreciate it a lot thank you.
  28. W

    Willow

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a date, the restaurant was quiet, easily accessible and the foods and drinks were good too. Servers were polite as well.
  29. K

    Karissa

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Lovely service and food was good. Staff were friendly and accommodating
  30. DP

    DiviaP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I was very shocked with the customer service I had received yeserday and you had the courage to charge be service charge when the service was rubbish. Not even any wishes or on the house food for my husbands birthday. Disgusting I will not be coming back every again. The waiter even said I know your not happy with the service fix it then! Shocking and disgusted.
  31. PW

    PeterW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The food was lovely, fresh, well cooked and of good quality
  32. AS

    AlexS

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Good breakfast though pancakes a little small. All worked well and nice atmosphere, though quite difficult to get the bill at the end as only one of the staff is allowed to print it!
  33. P

    Paul

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, especially from one lady who looked like a manager with a few face piercings. And the lovely waitress that took our order, i think she may have been Spanish.
  34. KL

    KLM291

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to eat, good value for money too. Variety of food to suit anyone esp the picky eaters.
  35. NL

    NorfLondonBoy

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    This restaurant offers a "modern European" menu and food that is well prepared and presented. We enjoyed our lunch and we will come again.
  36. JH

    JoacimH

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Easy place to eat, not good if you like to have a business discussion
  37. ES

    EricS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very poor service, extremely slow and rude. Not welcoming and had to leave after starters as the service was that poor! Never visit again Flavio the night manager and Aylin Atalean restaurant manager were poor.
  38. HA

    HinaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was lovely but gave 3 stars as not any option for vegans & add milk shakes for kids in drinks Staff were friendly & a lovely place. Definitely recommend
  39. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    VQ used to be my first choice of restaurant but I was dissapointed on this visit as the waitress brought the starter and main course out at the same time! She seemed really confused when we asked for the main to be served after we had eaten our starters and returned the main meal to be kept hot until we were ready - by which time it was luke warm, so not enjoyable.
  40. b

    brunchbae

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Good option for an intimate Sunday brunch without all the frills found at some other brunch spots. Food was good. Cocktails were good too.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

VQ Aldgate is rated 3.9 stars by 61 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

19:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for VQ Aldgate

9 Aldgate High St, London, Greater London EC3N 1AH

Additional information

  • Area

    London Bridge

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 05:00–04:45

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Aldgate Tube Station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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