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The Lady Ottoline

#2,333 of 18,314 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
+44 20 7831 0008
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (13 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant had been closed for refurbishment and opened a week ago. It now has better ambience and proper bar atmosphere on the ground floor which appears to attract more younger customers. They have excellent gin from small scale distilleries. My favourite drink being wine...More

Thank Yellowtopcab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly welcome when we arrived and plenty of seating. A nice selection of drinks to be had and snacks. Highly recommend the homemade sausage rolls, with homemade brown sauce too if you want it. Nice pub to meet friends and spend a few hours...More

Thank luvtogo6
Keith L, General Manager at The Lady Ottoline, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I had booked this pub for Sunday lunch for a group of friends, we got there and no sign of life...thanks for the contact to let us know our booking was not going ahead!!!

5  Thank tayejenna
Keith L, Manager at The Lady Ottoline, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Just to let you know, the lady Ottoline is now under new management and we are now open again.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

As of 30 June 2016 signs have gone up saying "We are closed". Website is now locked. Enquiries are directed to a company which appears to deal with insolvencies.

4  Thank Relaxedhorizontal
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I really enjoy Sunday lunch at The Lady Ottoline. The food is always of a high standard and the the staff are friendly. I've never liked the desserts as I've found them to be very sweet so I'd stick to the roast which is delicious.

Thank rose0938
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This place is lovely! Just a beautiful atmosphere with the candlesticks and the wooden tables. We loved our evening there.

Thank Indyqueen4405
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Charming pub to enjoy an evening meal! Upstairs busy and a little cramped, charming French couple with well behaved daughter as neighbours! Charming and stunning, yet embellished Italian waitress! Compact menu - doughnut theme, but no doughnut? Whitebait in spicy breadcrumb starter, lovely flavour but...More

Thank romeo017
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Visited the pub for a gin tasting experience.Very attentive and informative staff. Good choice of gins including a fabulous cocktail. The experience also included a platter of terrine, cheese and an amazing scotch egg-much needed after the neat gin! A great atmosphere,a good find in...More

Thank sarah19672014
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We stumbled across this pub by chance. It looked intriguing from the outside and it did not disappoint on the inside. Fantastic range of gins. Over 60 I recall. Very friendly and informative bar staff who came up with some very good cocktails. The food...More

Thank Docklander20
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Nice old pub, good seating, good food, excellent staff and service. Only 6 chips with my fish and chips but tasted great.

Thank Emmumof4
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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Questions & Answers
Francesca G
11 January 2018|
Response from Keith L | Property representative |
sorry for the late reply, but we have only just opened after the refurb. the lady Ottoline is now under new management.
6 August 2017|
Response from romeo017 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7831 0008
  • E-mail
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.
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