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Carluccios - The Brunswick

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Bloomsbury
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1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
+44 20 7833 4100
Today
09:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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590 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Carluccio's are really all the same, with much the same menus offering much the same food at much the same prices. Luckily there always seems to be one near whatever hospital I happen to be in. At the Chelsea & Westminster, there is a Carluccio's opposite the main entrance, and the branch in The Brunswick Centre is only a stone's... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attentive service and reasonable pastries. We always stop at this Carluccios when we visit London as we have always found the staff to be friendly and polite.

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Thank fluffymonkey
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfectly acceptable lunchtime restaurant. The menu is relatively standard but the quality of the food high. Service can be very slow at lunchtime and there were queues outside the front door, making getting to our table really difficult even though we had pre-booked. It took over 20 minutes to get the bill, so the perhaps they didn't want us to... More 

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Thank Otinogs
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Reading you review I believe there are still areas we need to improve on. This feedback is important to us, so that we can continue to improve our service and guest experience. We look forward to serving you in the future and also making sure you receive your bill promptly. Kind Regards The Brunswick Team More 

New York, NY
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place can get very crowded, especially for brunch. Varied menu with an Italian slant. Good options for vegetarians. The almond croissants are a real highlight.

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Thank MESPSNY
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you positive feedback. Hopefully see you again soon for coffee and almond croissant Kind Regards The Brunswick Team More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have nothing but love for Carluccios. The coffee, style, feel and of course the pastries. But the real reason I am writing this review today is for the simple fact of how I was treated and served by Louie the barista. On only my second visit he knew what I liked and how I liked it. He made me... More 

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Thank Barry B
Brunswick M, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Barry, I was accosted this morning by a very excited barista who immediately pointed me in the direction of this review - and I can't thank you enough! Louie is an absolute asset to our team who's professionalism and personality really bring a spark to the bar. I'm glad you started your day with it too! On behalf of... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came early in the afternoon, sat in the sun and ordered a double espresso... And an apricot tart - I was feeling naughty in the beautiful London spring sunshine. The staff all greeted me with a smile, and the service was pretty instantaneous. The coffee was good (much better than the overpriced one I had at Costa this morning)... More 

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Thank Didier V
Brunswick M, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Didier, Many thanks for such a positive review! It's nice to hear that we hit (almost) all the marks on your stay with us! (I'll be checking on the mushroom soup every day now to make sure your next visit is even closer to perfection). Whenever you're next in the area, swing by and say hi - I'd love... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is lovely - very light and airy, fab location and terrific food. I'm totally addicted to the Penne Giardiniera. I love coming here before or after a trip to the Curzon cinema next door, and the staff may be some of the nicest people on earth.

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Thank LibbyGN
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this amazing feedback. Here in Brunswick Carluccio's we are focused of making sure every guest receives great food and excellent service. Look forward to seeing you again before your cinema visit. Kind Regards Team @ Brunswick Carluccio's More 

Sheffield, UK
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206 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here as a group of 3 friends on a Monday evening. When a waitress was asked for a vegetarian menu for one of us, she there wasn't one but when we asked a waiter, he produced one. The food quality was pretty awful with items such as bruschetta not done properly and pasta and potatoes not cooked and both... More 

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islagm2016, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please accept my apologies for your recent visit to my restaurant. It is totally unacceptable behaviour for any of my FOH team to act in this way. I will be making a full investigation into both Front of House and also my kitchen team. Also for piece of mind I will also be holding a team meeting this... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Expensive food with no taste! Service: super bad. The people working there are either bored or not trained! +this is not proper italian food, this is a fusion

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Thank Mari181191
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please accept my apologies for your recent visit to my restaurant. Should you like to discuss this experience with me please let me know at brunswick@carluccios.com you details and I will be in touch. Once again I am sincerely sorry for your experience. Kind Regards Patrick Lippett More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I have visited Carluccios restuarnats many times and visited this branch last Friday for an afternoon drink with my sister. We asked whether we could sit outside and were told it would be no problem and someone would come to take our order. A few minutes later after no-one had come out my sister said she would place our order... More 

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Thank ubh_13
islagm2016, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, My apologies for the late reply. As you know I am investigating this incident that happened to you last week. It is totally unacceptable that any member of my team would act in this manner and if this is the case they will be dealt within our in house HR team. After investigations have taken place I will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7833 4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 throughout the week.
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