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Reviewed 7 October 2023

Nice food, but terrible service. In fact, non-existent service. We would have liked to have been offered more wine, maybe a dessert. But the waiting staff were seated at the other side of the almost empty lunchtime restaurant, and they completely ignored us. I had...to go to them to ask for coffees. Took two hours to have one course and a coffee.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 July 2023

A great find in central London! Always so accommodating and delicious food. Great to come for dinner at Donnelley's and then head outside to the beer garden after to carry on the night with a few drinks. The jerk chicken and burrata are 10/10!! Always...a favourite to revisit with friends.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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lisa donnelly, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2023

Thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. Glad you had a top night. Come and see us again soon x

Reviewed 18 March 2023

To be absolutely honest that was one of the worst burgers I had in my life. Period. Horrendously burned chicken which I regret to eat and not listening to my instincts when I saw it coming costing me a trigered allergy reaction and uncomfortable night...of stomach pain and ingestion issue. What a nightmare regretful companion to see a friend and nice chat. In my mind or taste this place should not have a restaurant name next to it's brand as serving food of this quality should really be forbidden. ps. If anyone from management of this restaurant is reading this you literally are causing harm serving food. For a beer maybe consider if no other options around, but for a food reason find other place. I can't believe I actually eaten and paid for this trouble myself.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

This is the first restaurant i have been to that the roast potato’s were crispy baked to perfection the roast pork chicken and beef were tender delicious all in all a great experience would recommend a visit

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2022

This was our first time visiting Donnelly’s restaurant at Bermondsey bar and kitchen and it didn’t disappoint. I had the braised rib meat to start and then the Ragu bolognese and both were absolutely delicious- in fact our whole party ordered different dishes and everybody...was very satisfied. Besides the great range of food and tasty dishes, the service was on point and everything came in good time and with a smile from the attentive staff there. We were also told about the delicious sounding roasts they do by one of the waitresses so have booked ourselves in to try in a few week’s time. Overall, a really great dining experience- thank you!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

We booked this restaurant for my Mother in laws Birthday on Sunday 111th September for 1pm. Was given menu and everything we ordered they had run out of. Their excuse was we have been open since 11am. Two hours and they ran out of food.... Pathetic. Will not be booking again and will make a point of telling everyone I meet about this crap place.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022

First time diner at Donnelly's yesterday and what a pleasure! From the moment we arrived we were looked after by the excellent staff. Food menu (cocktails and drink menu) were all first rate and the Vegetarian Kentish Squash was delicious. It was made all the...nicer by a top recommendation of the Mac & Cheese as a side dish (complete with a sprinkling of jalapeno peppers for an extra kick). A long and relaxing lunch was rounded off perfectly with a run of Expresso Martinis!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2022

Thanks for taking time out to write us a lovely review. That mac n cheese huh?! So yum! Hope to see you soon for a return visit! Glad you had a good time.

Reviewed 10 August 2021

Very misleading sign on the wall with big words such as SUSTAINABLE and ORGANIC, but they don't even have organic eggs - probably one of the easiest organic products to source (with very clear standards/accreditation) in the UK. It was also frustrating that the staff...didn't know immediately or with any confidence if the eggs were organic vs. free range and also didn't know there was a difference. There is and I thought it was something that mattered to you, but it isn't, clearly. Food is great though...More

Date of visit: August 2021
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2021

Hi there Sophie, thanks for taking the time to write us a review. Glad you really enjoyed the meal. We love cooking for you. As you may have seen in the news, we alongside many others in the hospitality sector, have had some issues with...More

Reviewed 18 February 2020 via mobile

We had a brunch there on a Sunday after one of our regular visits to White Cube Bermondsey. The place is trendy so it gets really busy which has an impact on the service which can appear to be disjointed. Food is good though but...we found it a bit expensive for the quantity you get on the plate.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Thanks for taking the time out to write is a lovely review. It can get quite busy so apologies if the service wasn't as good as it could be. We hope you come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 18 February 2020

Came down with my family last Saturday night to celebrate there 30th wedding anniversary!!! The food was outstanding so many different options to choose from!! The steak 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 not a massive meat eater but boy oh boy!! 😍😍😍 A must- if your around the London...Bridge areaMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Thanks for writing us such a lovely review! We only serve the best meat from quality suppliers so we're glad you could tell! Hope you come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

We visited Donnelly’s recently for their Burns Night tasting menu. The food was amazing and wonderfully showcased Scottish foods and techniques, from the scallops to the hoggett to the great Iran Bru granita. Wonderful meal, will be back!

Date of visit: January 2020
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

So glad you made it down for this one-off night. And took the time out to write us a lovely review. Hope you come back and see us again soon

Reviewed 24 January 2020 via mobile

We emailed our order in advance as we requested special allergy requirements. The food arrived promptly just after we arrived. Very friendly staff, and the food was excellent, I had a whole sea bream not just a fillet!. The rest of the party had steaks...which were tender and flavoursome.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2020

Hi Ben, thanks for taking the time to write us a lovely review. We want to be as inclusive as possible so it's no problem to tweak some of our menu for our customers if we can. Hope you come and see us again soon

Reviewed 21 January 2020

This is a lively restaurant and bar. The place caters for those who want a full meal, just a snack or a great bar to meet friends. There's a huge outdoor seating area (covered against the weather) which was humming on a Friday night. Inside...the decor is clean and modern with large seating area for both food and bar. The food was excellent, simple English food with a modern twist. The smoked salmon was one of the best I have ever eaten, easily Michelin standard. The Bream was also worthy of mentioning. Staff were very attentive food arrived quickly. All in all, a great experience. We enjoyed it so much that we went back for breakfast the next morning!! We will definitely be visiting again.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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chirpy_lisa, Marketing at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2020

Hi Chris, thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We hope you come and see us again soon. Our menus change regularly and with the seasons.

Reviewed 25 November 2019

Another trip to London, another visit to Donnelly's, and I left full and happy with yet another evening of delicious food. The bar area was bustling when we arrived but the waiting staff were attentive and explained everything about the seasonal and always inventive menu....Highlights were the hake, and the indulgent potato cake, and the well-catered-for vegetarians raved about the crumbed and fried brie. I think they ordered several of them and by the time I realised they'd snaffled it all. Was in a large group so we were able to guilt-free order all of the puddings, with each being delicious and light enough to not leave one feeling bloated. The maple tart was my personal favourite; perfect pastry, deliciously sweet filling and a nice dollop of cream to go with it. The chocolate mousse was also fabulous. Hope I've got time to get there on my next visit but, if not, I'm sure Chef Donnelly will be making delicious food for a long time yet.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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chirpy_lisa, Web at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2019

Hi there Reuben, thanks once again for taking the time out to leave such a lovely review. We love it when our customers come and see us again and hope you get a chance to head down to London Bridge and visit again soon. We...More

Reviewed 22 November 2019

Absolutely amazing menu. We had the smaller plates to share, the bream, chicken and fried brie being our favourites. Really nice atmosphere at the Bermondsey Bar & Kitchen and excellent service with really friendly staff. Would highly recommend Donnelly's, very delicious dishes and all fresh...produce. We will be back soon!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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chirpy_lisa, Web editor at Donnelly's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2019

Hi there! Thanks for taking the time out to leave us such a lovely review! Glad you tried a lot of the dishes. The brie is my personal favourite! We have our Christmas menu on as well at the moment as well as our Autumn...More

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Hi Amanda, sorry for the delay in replying. It depends on when you want to come. It can get pretty lively, especially in the evenings and towards the weekend and we're always quite busy. We can definitely fit 10 people on a... More
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Donnelly's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4