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The Metro Bar & Bistro

#1,065 of 17,850 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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28 Basil Street, London SW3 1AS, England
+44 20 7589 6286
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun 07:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant doesn't have great street appeal nor an extensive menu ... but what a complete and pleasant surprise. The food is great and ver good value.

Thank ButtonPM2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing more to say. This is just brilliant place to spend time with friends after work. Never disappointed about Metro. Really like spending time there. Highly recommended!

Thank evaline1983
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a great little eatery and a place to meet friends in the local area. The menu is quite limited with old favorites like fish cakes, steak and pasta. A good selection of wines are available.

Thank Europe_City_Explorer
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Ate here on couple of evenings. The service was very good. Although the menu choice is small it is well presented and good value.

Thank Maz0603
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We first went here 20 years ago. It has changed a lot over the time, but on a recent return we had a lovely lunch. My Croque Monsieur was the equal of any I've had in Paris, maybe better, with the "little hat" (fried egg) of the Croque Madame atop it. Considering that the Metro is steps away from Harrods,... More 

Thank overeasy
Par, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Got here for breakfast, right next door to Harrods. Location is fantastic, lovely full English (London price £14) but exactly what you expect to pay. Well worth the money, nice food, good tea. Job done.

Thank robert k
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good bistro menu, with a chef to accommodate personal preferences, don't miss the specials. Good selection of wines at sensible prices.

Thank JohnCrouch_12
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant is a superb little find at the back of Harrods, a stones throw from Knightsbridge tube tucked away in a small side street. I had been searching for a restaurant to take my elderly parents (one walks with a walking stick and walking is an issue) as we were visiting Harrod Grotto with my young daughter so it... More 

Thank Nalini P
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A must to go whilst in London. Food sensational lovely confit duck. Hubby had fish and chips.. They sell their own wine. We had levin sauvignon blanc, just devine. Staff are so friendly, the place is small so book to get a table .

Thank Deborah H
dallas, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We were a group of two couples living in a flat nearby and really loved this place. Relatively small menu, but everything was good and all in our group could be satisfied. The service was wonderful and very friendly. My favorites were the fish cakes and wonderful fish and chips, but there was lots more I would have loved to... More 

Thank susieken

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$41
European, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Basil Street, London SW3 1AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Knightsbridge
  • Neighbourhood: Knightsbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 6286
The Metro Restaurant and Bar is often referred to as a Knightsbridge hidden gem. The Restaurant is a haven away from the busy pace around Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the shops surrounding Basil Street. Open from 7:30am until late each day, The Metro serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner. Our ever revolving menu has a selection of grazing plates to share as well as classic British favourites such as fish & chips, shepherd's pie and double baked souffle. The open kitchen adds to the informal atmosphere and focuses on using seasonal English produce.
Enjoy Happy Hour every week day between 5-7pm; two glasses of house wine and a bowl of nachos £8.00
See our Set Menu; 2 courses for £14.00 or 3 for £18.00
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 7.30am - 10pm, Sun 7.30am - 5pm. Private hire up to 40 available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Knightsbridge

Neighbourhood Profile
When millions of tourists want to shop 'til they drop, they do it along Brompton Road and its boutique-lined tributaries, including the world-renowned Harrods. And when millionaires want to flaunt what they've already got, many of them find Knightsbridge and Belgravia the perfect place to do so, often behind stately mansion walls or down quiet private mews. Delve beyond the ultra-luxe exterior and you'll find some of this city's cosiest pubs, quiet gardens, and all sorts of indie retailers and enterprises worth a short exercise in spontaneous window shopping. For those looking to take a break from shopping, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, and some of the city's most popular museums are nearby.
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