VQ Aldgate

3.9
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Located on the ground floor of the Dorsett hotel, VQ Aldgate features warm wood panelling with leather banquettes and booths.

The 60 cover restaurant offers delicious drinks and traditional classics 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - which makes it perfect for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner...at anytime of the day.

There is a stunning bar plus extra seating outside to enjoy a bit of Al Fresco in the summer months...and maybe taste one of the many delicious cocktails or smoothies!

There are three other sites in London – Chelsea, Bloomsbury and Notting Hill - so you're never very far away from a VQ.
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CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Went here to have breakfast at lunchtime and myself and my friend thoroughly enjoyed them.
She had the full English and I had the poached eggs with spinach on a muffin with no hollandaise - eggs were cooked perfectly!
A great place to each with some outside seats that were in the sunshine.

Only 2 comments:
1 - It would have been nice to have been offered some water
2 - We had a discount card but didn't know we could have used it so perhaps either the staff could ask if we have one or that there is a notice of which buildings in the area get the discount.

Would I go back? DEFINITELY and have already booked for 2 more lunches!

PM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a goodbye lunch with a close friend/colleague and it was great. Staff were lovely and super accommodating. The food was tasty and more than reasonably priced. We had a great time and will definitely go back again.

CN
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is always good if served a little slowly. The waitress didn't appear to be in a very good mood! We will return but please smile and make us feel welcome!!

EB
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect place for lunch/dinner to catch up with friends & family.

c
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

While it looked like a diner- but in a fancy hotel- we were surprised with absolutely delicious salads and food. It was good because I was coming home to Brooklyn the next day, and it felt more American than any other place in London. We had made reservations but did not need them. ALso it's open 24 hours!

NP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good and easy experience. We came late but they still kept the table for us. The ambience was nice and cordial. I had a client.

FD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, if a little expensive, service could be quicker

AC
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Oreo milkshake is impeccable - would recommend it for sure

G
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Lunchtime service was okay. I ordered steak and eggs which wasn’t filling and quite expensive in my eyes.

AO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An awesome time to chill, dine and have a great time! Excellence! Brilliance!

AR
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Nice location, nice interiors.

Food was decent, (portions slightly small)

Service was poor, rude waitress and got our order wrong.

But overall I’d go again, maybe to another branch.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great burger here very convenient as we were staying in the hotel. Friendly service and nice ambiance would happily return.

T
London
39 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choice - all day breakfast. Ok value for money. Decent service and ambience.

S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dining experience at VQ. Staff very helpful, professional and quick and food is delicious

MM
London
59 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Bacon was good, although the rest of the meal and service left much to be desired. They had gf bread but don't think I would eat there again

n
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed, the soup was awful and the service was very slow. Wouldn't be quick to recommend.

OT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

The seabass had no flavor and was rubbery but costed almost £16. When I asked if I could change it for another dish they said no it was supposed to taste like that.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good food at an affordable rate and excellent service from Kone, the waiter. I would recommend to anyone looking for a quick bite.

MF
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Went here for breakfast. Nice comfortable booths and relaxed atmosphere. The food was delicious, eggs were cooked perfectly. Only thing letting it down is the disorganised service, after half an hour I had to flag down a server to come and take our order, then 10 minutes later our designated server came to ask us if we wanted to order yet... It wasn't busy, it's a small dining space and there were 3 people serving so it really shouldn't have taken that long.

m
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fact that its open 24 hours is a win, the food is good and the pricing is good along with the variety ( I love a place that does all day breakfast) Great place and Great menu

MA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The burgers were a disgrace given the high price tag. you really have to step up your game. There were packs of beer left in the main room next to the kitchen.

PF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a quick lunch, like the booths can talk privately. Food was good especially the smoked trout &mackerel salad and the Barnsley chop. Very local to the office so is always good option for a last minute lunch.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

The food was very good but a notable discord between the staff and management was evident. Considering that it was just after the London fireworks in the early hours of New Years Day, the waiting staff were insufficient in number to cope with the demands of a full restaurant and the pressure they were under could easily have been alleviated by the management having two more members of waiting staff on shift for that period. It isn't difficult to predict that as one of the few restaurants open in London at that time of the morning on New Years Day , that it will be very busy. Our waiter tried his best to provide a good service but the odds were against him given the situation . Others around us were impatient due to the wait for pre- booked tables and to have their orders taken.
The security guard on the entrance was thorough but lacked social skills and manners and did not give a positive impression of VQ.
Second New Years Eve visit to this venue but we won't be doing it next New Years Eve. Maybe OK when less busy but wouldn't recommend for New Years Day morning.

k
London
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A good find near to City Travelodge in an area of London I don’t know. There was plenty of space, though I had booked, Friendly greeting and shown to a table straight away. Asked if I wanted a drink, and if I wanted water, tap or bottled. The glass of Prosecco arrived promptly, together with the water. The waiter asked if I was ready to order, and took the order. I went for Scottish Salmon starter and Barnsley Chop as main. Starter arrived quickly and was accompanied by toast and capers. Good quantity of quality salmon, capers added a bit of lift to the dish. The Chop was pink, but tasty and tender, with a lot of mash, and a little too much gravy. A glass of Italian red was good and complemented the Chop nicely. Unfortunately no cheese board, and I don’t eat sweet desserts, so can’t comment on that course. The atmosphere was fine, I was dining alone, so the highish ambient noise from piped music was not a problem. Service was attentive, without being intrusive. The wine list is adequate, with several ‘by the glass’ options, and well priced. I would visit again if staying nearby, but wouldn’t make a journey across town for the meal.

k
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

quick and friendly service and good GF options including substituting sandwiches with GF bread etc

J
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 45 minutes for a drink. Nobody took our food order so we asked for the bill and left. Terrible service!

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very convenient for the City. Spacious. Numerous options

J
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall this restaurant was alright, the customer service was great and the atmosphere was chilled. Only let down was that my partner ribs were burnt.

s
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely lunch, great atmosphere, Shame about the annoying little fruit flies

S
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It was OK, but I was expecting better. The service was badly coordinated, such that we had to ask for coffee twice, which is a big deal at breakfast.

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great being able to order comfort food and breakfast as well as a variety of other things on the menu. Good for all age ranges and tastes. Several vegetarian choices too.

SI
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant , made me have a good birthday meal with my friends. The scenery was amazing and the atmosphere was very friendly.

MO
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and the staff was very accommodating. My friend and I ordered several small plates, sides and 24 hour breakfast dishes to share and did not order any mains, and the staff had no problem with it. The food is affordable as well as delicious. The place has a lovely vibe to it, great for any time and occasion. We will definitely be going back to eat here!

FW
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service and food were excellent. We were asked when we would like our food to be served, so we weren't rushed.

CC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We ate here after a theatre visit and because we were staying at the hotel. Service was prompt. Menu not especially extensive but food was delicious. Only problem we encountered was it took three attempts to find a nut and sesame seed free option for my niece who has allergies to these products. Overall a pleasant experience.

AG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Took a couple of colleagues out for breakfast, food was good especially the pancakes. The eggs benedict was okay, the hollandaise sauce was the element that dragged the overall rating down, the sauce was a bit gloopy.

OT
Angus
17 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

If you're feeling hungry in the middle of the night, VQ is probably the best place to go as its open 24/7

R
London
28 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice to sit outside with good food and drinks. Late night venue and open all hours.

SM
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love the 24 hour breakfast! It's fantastic value and rest of the menu is wonderful too. Cheap and cheerful place in a hotel right next to Aldgate Station. Easy to get home after the meal. Perfect.

JM
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Was very good !
Cocktails were nice
Food was nice
Service was average
But was over priced

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