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Motcombs

#4,005 of 17,954 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Belgravia
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26 Motcomb Street | Belgravia, London SW1X 8JU, England
+44 20 7235 6382
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, England
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189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our now regular visits with a group of very ancient sports hacks drinking vast quantities of alcohol, talking very loudly and disagreeing over most things. Amidst all of this, calm service, excellent food and a hefty bill, hardly surprising considering how much booze was consumed, conspired to make you wonder whether you would do it again! Probably.

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely pub, restaurant, after a long day of walking. It was hidden in a quiet neighborhood where many of the embassies are located. Food was very good, but service was a bit slow.

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Addis Ababa
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The forced smile of welcome showed the wait staff were expecting an early finish for lunchtime. A notice on the main door asks patrons to use the door opening onto the bar BUT the door to the restaurant was used with monotonous regularity by the staff thereby causing many cold drafts throughout the restaurant and a waft of the cigar... More 

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Thank 722DavidL722
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44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

A wonderful place for a quick meal, or a long meal. The staff are warm and welcoming, and mine host, Philip Lawless - who has owned this place for over 30 years, never lets you down. They also serve a very reasonably priced bottle of champagne. I suggest you wash them down with a good few oysters!Great place.

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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Love going to Motcombs, food always good, great service. Tables outside great for people watching, nice white table linen. Well placed location.

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Thank Laine331
London, England
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very mediocre! and that's a compliment! Business lunch with bland food and staff who couldn't care less. If I am paying for "service" I want "service" and for the extortionate prices this is not provided. It's obvious that if you are not one of the locals who seem to relish in being over charged for poor service and food -... More 

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Thank tullidge
London
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Visited the ground floor brasserie with business colleagues recently and it was an enjoyable experience. Good food and wine especially the fish and service good.

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Thank HertsNeil
London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

A shame. Used to be good but this time was very average. Very average food, very average staff, no atmosphere on a Thursday night. Poor. There are better options! Please go back to the Motcombs that was good!

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Medium-sized basement restaurant in expensive but dull Belgravia. We had half-price lobster Thermidor, which was actually very good, although I thought had a little too much mustard. The service, decor and atmosphere are all perfectly acceptable, just unexceptional and unexciting. However, it's not cheap, and the main reason I'm writing this review is to highlight the fact that in addition... More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch with some colleagues I had met up with. We were seated and the lady took our drinks order. We received our drinks and said we needed just another minute to order food - after about 30 minutes later of trying to catch the attention of the waitresses and the manager/ owner (unsure what he was), they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$70
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Motcomb Street | Belgravia, London SW1X 8JU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Belgravia
  • Neighbourhood: Belgravia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7235 6382
Description
"Traditional British watering-hole and restaurant located 20 metres from Sloane Street, opposite Christian Louboutin. Both the restaurant and bar underwent a complete refurb in September 2000 proving this venue to be the utmost in style, yet maintaining a warm ambience. Lots of regular businessmen and locals and a freindly atmosphere. However the jolly feel should not detract from the restaurant which serves up seriously good food. Impressive selection of fish and game and excellent wine list. They recently won the Moet & Chandon/Harpers and Queen 'Best owner managed Restaurant in London'.

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Staying in Belgravia

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Belgravia
Home to the vast majority of embassies and diplomatic residences in London, sophisticated and upscale Belgravia also boasts a wealth of luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants, and some of the city’s most stroll worthy lanes. While the prices here are high, taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of picturesque and elegant white stucco houses is free. Hyde Park and the Buckingham Palace Gardens are only a stone's throw away to the north, and some of Europe’s best shopping is nearby as well.
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