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The Lady Ottoline

#2,952 of 17,542 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
+44 20 7831 0008
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate here with a large family group. Service was attentive and efficient. Food was of excellent qualty and well presented. Would definitely recommend

Thank brianhK5443XC
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last Thursday with a group of friends. The waiter was really helpful despite the confusion we made to order. I got an hamburger despite it wasn't on the list. The food and beer were good and the upstairs dining room looked really cozy and nice.

Thank Silvia G
Northumberland Heath
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here on a Thursday evening with three friends. Dined upstairs which was great as downstairs looked very crowded, which suggested we were in for a good meal. Kicked-off with the rabbit terrine and crunchy haggis which was light and tasty but may have worked with slice of toast or crostini to accompany it. Next I went for the rump... More 

1 Thank SirP67
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After a poor experience last time, we thought we would give the restaurant one more chance. We had a great evening and lovely food so happy to plan for future visits now.

Thank peugot1
St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

First time here for me and enjoyed drinks after work with some of my colleagues - they were off to a great start as they have my favourite gin, Hendricks! Great ambience - candlelit setting and some of us thoroughly enjoyed the bar snacks on offer.

Thank zoeliana
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It seems like every pub in England is now claiming to be a gastro pub. The Lady Ottoline is the real McCoy. The upstairs dining room is very pleasant. We found this pub on a list of the fifty best gastro pubs in the UK. Based on our meal, I would say it is well-deserved.

Thank bertocolliemom
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My second visit here and have to say that it was exceptional again, small menu but everything is done beautifully, in particular the skate with lettuce and seaweed butter. And the gins are equally as good, will be returning again and again for sure for the food and to try and work my way through the gins.

Thank dnorth228
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141 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Good beer and nicely updated pub in the backstreets of Holborn. Get's busy for a reason but there is space outside. I've not eaten here but food looks good.

Thank LondonBlinker
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We had booked a table for Sunday lunch. When we arrived, there was one table left and a couple ahead of us at the bar who had just walked in off the street. They got the table. We were offered a table with bar stools which was clearly just there as a temporary stop for people waiting for a proper... More 

1 Thank Forest338
Paris, France
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great place, great food, great service! A fantastic little gastropub, very cool, a bit trendy but still with a traditional touch and with lots of local customers.

Thank BSocha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$58
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
Nestled in the heart of Bloomsbury, 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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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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