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Elgar Bar & Grill

#1,878 of 18,811 Restaurants in London
££ - £££European, British,
Kensington Gore | London, London SW7 2AP, England
+44 20 7589 8212
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hanger steak” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (18 reviews)
“pudding” (12 reviews)
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European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Kensington Gore | London, London SW7 2AP, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Elgar Bar & Grill
1. Delicious food
"Great cocktails followed by delicious food, (the calamari was amazing)"
Jennifer T
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2. Pre-concert dining
"I would highly recommend this restaurant for a pre-concert meal"
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3. Wonderful service
"From the moment we arrived we were made to feel special"
Kaz W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food in the Elgar Room is as tasty as one might hope from a pre-concert restaurant situated within the Royal Albert Hall. They also offer a good if seriously over-priced selection of wines. Our waiter yesterday Mauro worked tirelessly to ensure that this part...More

Thank PeterBroad
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 May 2018

My husband took me here for my birthday, we had dinner before seeing the show by Eliades Ochoa. The room is beautiful, very spacious and elegant as befits the Albert Hall. We were served by a lovely young woman called Kristine - she paid us...More

Thank indiehotel
Laura P, Marketing Exec at Elgar Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your recent trip to the Royal Albert Hall. We really appreciate your comments and are thrilled to see you enjoyed your visit to Elgar and that Kristine looked after you so well. We hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Vastly inferior to Italian on first floor. This room purported to be something special but was furnished like a conference centre and had no atmosphere, disappointing in such a lovely venue. The food and drink were tasty but poorly presented and you need to order...More

Thank M0R1SS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The performance started at 19:00 and I had booked a table for 6 people at 17:00. Starters were average, and arrived 35 mins . The mains did not arrive until 18:45 my steak was cold and over cooked. The steak cost £24.00, just the steak,...More

Thank bob p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing pre show meal at this restaurant. The food itself was fine but management were determined to upsell and promote /enforce the three course meal deal (at 5pm). They were inflexible when it came to menu requests. For three main courses and two sides with...More

Thank janedenn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based inside the Royal Albert Hall. Very convenient for pre concert dining. Staff helpful and friendly. Nice spacious environment. Salad starter was poor. The blue cheese had hardly any blue bits. The dressing was unimaginative. The lettuce and chicory was not crisp. Disappointed. The main...More

Thank akldb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined with friends before a prom concert. Staff were cheery and accommodating and the food was excellent. We particularly appreciated being able to have our desserts and coffee back at our table during the interval. The whole experience made the evening feel really special.

Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really did not get on with the staff: we arrived for booked Sunday lunch, and they had run out of the roast carvery, The option given to us made no sense as part of the prix fixe: ordering a la carte would have been...More

Thank MaxTiarks
Laura P, Marketing Executive at Elgar Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Max, We would really appreciate the opportunity to speak to you and find out a bit more about your experience at Elgar Bar & Grill. Would you mind dropping us an email at food@royalalberthall.com with your contact details so that we can discuss this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here prior to a proms night. The actual room of the restaurant was disappointing and looks a bit like a function room. We waited a while before someone came to take our order, however after that, service was very good. We both had...More

Thank JudithWilkinson123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was beautifully presented but the portions were extraordinarily small. There wasn't a single vegan option for any of the courses on the menu which was incredible in this day and age especially for such a multicultural city. The cost was considerable taking into account...More

Thank MamaMia M
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque
white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's
easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with
superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and
Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely
child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to
mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall)
such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming
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Questions & Answers
21 February 2017|
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Response from CRAMEY88 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they can. They provide pastic cups from the bar that you can pour your glass drink into. You can also keep your table to use during the interval if you want drinks/desserts then, you simply tell them when you have your... More
21 November 2015|
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Response from Peckoverman | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual is ok.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$63
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kensington Gore | London, London SW7 2AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7589 8212
  • E-mail
The Elgar Bar & Grill at the Royal Albert Hall, is a relaxed and stylish restaurant, serving a wide range of dishes fresh from the Josper Grill. The restaurant opens its doors to patrons two hours before each performance and remains open until after the interval allowing guests to pre-order dinner and dessert to enjoy within the intermission. After evening service ends, The Elgar Bar & Grill turns into the Elgar Room and plays host to a wide range of live events, from Late Night Laughs to Late Night Jazz, Silent Film nights to Sunday morning Classical music recitals and more. Food and drink is provided by the Hall’s deliciously different caterers – rhubarb. Advance booking is highly recommended. You can do this by visiting the Food & Drink section of the Royal Albert Hall's website.
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