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The Fountain Restaurant- Fortnum & Mason - CLOSED

181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, England
+44 20 7734 8040
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
22 Feb 2018
“Welsh Rarebit”
25 May 2017
“smooth and pleasant service and good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, England
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

I love this place-marvellous for hanging out with friends in a relaxed and charming spot. We’d been out all afternoon and collapsed into Fortnum’s and drank two pots of excellent tea, before deciding to stay. We polished off a couple of glasses of champagne, followed...More

Thank tessie1
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My favourite place for lunch when I fancy cheese on toast. The Welsh, Buck and Elegant Rarebit here are delicious. I love mine with at least a poached egg but sometimes will have the full works and add a few rashers of bacon also. Worth...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Efficient, friendly and approachable service. Food and wine were of excellent quality and prices were surprisingly reasonable. Highly recommended as an oasis of calm to pop in for lunch.

Thank gdes_00
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Finished an exhibition at the RA, this was so convenient to re- visit, a good choice. Service was pleasant, un-rushed, The food was delicious, fresh, the surroundings quite relaxing.

Thank magdaB734
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

For me the change of the restaurant which is no longer part of the store has lost a lot of its charm and special feeling. I know it was used as a cut through to the store but it was interesting people watching The menus...More

1  Thank 21Davids22
Reviewed 25 January 2017

An interesting English restaurant serving dishes in real china. Large restaurant on the back of the ground floor serving delicious dishes and traditional English tea. We really enjoyed the food and the service but we had to wait for 10' although a number of tables...More

Thank Panathinaikos-13
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Eating here was like being on the set of "Mr. Selfridge." The store's interior is just charming and the fountain restaurant is also a throwback. Ice cream dishes are recommended, but it's possible to have lunch,too.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This prestige restaurant is well known for its classic English cuisine. My hubby orders his favourite grilled fillet steak and Glenarm organic salmon for myself and some side dishes. Very satisfying and it is worth the price.

1  Thank yfylou
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Afternoon tea was very relaxing and elegant with great service and excellent scones, clotted cream and the best strawberry jam. The stilton cheese soufflé was exceptional. We were treated very well and the piano music was lovely. The price is very high (about $80 for...More

Thank Duxburygirl
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Fortnum and Mason's restaurant provides really good value for money. It is classic British cuisine, served in the traditional style. I have been there two or three times and try go there when I have an evening free. This time it again lived up to...More

Thank GoggleEyedTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$13 - US$67
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:45 PM
7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
7:00 AM - 7:45 PM
8:00 AM - 7:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER, England
  • Public Transportation: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo & Piccadilly lines)and Green Park (Jubilee, Victoria & Piccadilly lines) Bus no. 9, 14, 19, 22, 38
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 8040
The Fountain Restaurant provides a deluxe brasserie atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eclectic menus bring together the finest food and drink, featuring established favourites such as Fortnum's Welsh Rarebit, HM The Queen Mother's favourite midnight snack, Oeufs Drumkilbo, and the long-adored Knickerbocker Glory.
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