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The Lady Ottoline

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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly

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The Lady Ottoline is a pretty little pub offering elegant yet home-comforting food and a welcoming atmosphere. Perfect if you're unwinding by the glow of our wood-burner in the winter or enjoying a cool breeze in the summer from our gorgeous French doors, they also boast some of the cosiest dining rooms in Bloomsbury, including an intimate private dining room, ideal for special occasions. Alongside the refined British menu, an eclectic range of ales and lagers, fine wine, and a thoughtful selection of spirits is available.
US$7 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews scotch egg lamb burger pudding dining room upstairs gin selection sunday lunch cooked perfectly lovely service nice pub booked a table bloomsbury roast ales mains gravy carafe
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat and drink here because they cook really good food in a straight forward pub with no airs and graces.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank xbisou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub and all started off ok, went there for pre dinner drinks, decided to go back after the meal and it was very different, place was full with a very drunk group... but its a pub so goes with the territory I guess, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
3  Thank R1chSm1th
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Strolling along, wanting to find a open sunday pub with real cask ales, I found this place by accident on my way to somewhere else. Friendly staff, nice proper lamb roast and tasteful ales.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 136arnes
Reviewed 22 October 2018

I booked a table for 17 to celebrate my birthday. My friends are distinctly hard to please but they all had a wonderful time. Food was great and Bruce, our server, couldn't have been more helpful. I thoroughly recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sheila K
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Overall a great experience, the vibe is a pleasant combination of a pub plus historical memorabilia. people come in for a pint as well as a full dinner The dishes are prices on the higher end of this type of food, the culinary execution does...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sman2309
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Really enjoyed my dinner here. Soft shell crab and then venison. The venison was perfectly cooked, with good garnish. The only strange things was a thick cut piece of very salty bacon, that added nothing to the dish. Excellent choice of wine by the 500ml...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KnightGuest
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Picked this restaurant for a last minute business meal for 7 last night . Went to the dining room upstairs . Worked really well. Starters all looked good . Most went in collaborated for fish and chips - very good. As this is very close...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1966cbuk44
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Had a very nice time the first time we went. The lady who served us was charming and very helpful to ensure we got just what we wanted in the way of beer and wine. The pork belly and fish n chips were delicious. The...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Patty J
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Lady Ottoline is a very small pub, stripped back without losing any of its traditional features, and it is set in a quiet and pretty part of Bloomsbury. Our Sunday lunch was very simple but delicious, and the staff were friendly and helpful. I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank emilycW7388FY
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Popped in without a booking with my parents (they were visiting.) I was amazed at the standard of the new refurbishment, as well as their gin collection. There was 3 choices of meat for the roasts and we got one of each! All the meat...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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Francesca G
11 January 2018|
Response from KeithL2313 | Property representative |
sorry for the late reply, but we have only just opened after the refurb. the lady Ottoline is now under new management.
5 August 2017|
Response from Stephen C | Reviewed this property |
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