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The Terrace

Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England
+44 871 376 9012
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Terrace restaurant is part of the Amba Hotel. Pros: Breakfast is quite comprehensive. The ambience is a bit faded elegance but still quite nice. The tables are too small and too close together to provide a comfortable dining experience. In the colder months it...More

Thank JWeismuller
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great location for afternoon tea, and it was just ok, but could have been really special with a little more thought and effort. The welcome we received was (mostly) warm, having booked in person earlier in the day. The concierge downstairs and...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Before today I would have said this was an undiscovered joy. But today the whole hotel was heaving! We had excellent martinis, steaks, wine and coffee: £90 for 2 with splendid friendly service. A great place to meet and eat. Highly recommended.

Thank ThorpeT
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Have been visiting the Amba Hotel and its Terrace Restaurant for a few years now, on each occasion accompanied by a friend who travels up from the West Country to spend a day in London. We have always been delighted with the menu, ambience and...More

Thank Christine R
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We had a nice table in this quiet ans cozy bar on a Friday evening. Decor is trendy, staff was attentive and quick with our order . We only had drinks there so I cannot comment on the food. The location is so central and...More

Thank caroline2
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Good quality food, well cooked and presented with style. Wonderful location especially if your are visiting the theatre. Ideal as they serve throughout the day either a light meal or a la carte. Waiting staff are attentive, but at time can be fussy.

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Went here for date night and from start to end just a complete disappointment. Service - Very poor and slow, not articulate and short staffed Ambiance - Very poor, the decor needs everything new. It looked like a dilapidated establishment. Food quality - Me and...More

Thank Rajat B
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Food: Mediocre. My pasta dar too salt Dishes arrived Haphazardly Service ok but Indifferent So overall a great eve but that was thanks to Our good friend. Pasta 5/10 Burger 6/10 Vegie masala 9/10 Ambience 6/10 Location/8/10 Service 7/10 Return??? Of course. Been several times.

Thank Adriana M
Reviewed 8 October 2017

On October 3rd we enjoyed your wonderful afternoon tea. Everything was of best quality, including the tasty sparkling wine. The beautiful room and the ornaments on the cups and plates corresponded the delicious food. Afternoon tea is always a highlight for us when we visit...More

Thank Marcel S
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I had made a booking in advance and we got a window table from the terrace overlooking the Strand. The restaurant consists of the main hall with a beautiful ceiling and the terrace with big windows. We both ordered butter chicken masala, an Indian spicy...More

Thank Mikael F
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Possibly ok especially if you brief the staff at the beginning.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$55
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
06:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strand | Amba Hotel Charing Cross, London WC2N 5HX, England (Formerly The Brasserie at Charing Cross)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 871 376 9012
In the very heart of London, The Terrace offers Victorian elegance and superb modern cuisine. There are excellent views of the Strand and Trafalgar Square. Housed in a Grade II Listed building with original period features, The Terrace has a light and airy interior with striking floor-to-ceiling windows. Diners at Amba Hotel Charing Cross can also enjoy afternoon tea in cosy, welcoming surroundings.
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