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The Lady Ottoline

#3,546 of 18,283 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%
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“scotch egg” (13 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“roe” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
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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!!!

4  Thank tayejenna
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.

3  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
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place has a nice relaxed atmosphere, a comfy, home-y kind of pub. The food was also quite good (I had the vegetarian gnocchi, and my friend had the fish and chips). Would recommend!

Thank SarahHinton13
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Lady O is a good combination of comfortable, shabby-chic drinking hall downstairs and friendly, good value, well prepared comfort food (my pie was excellent) upstairs in the restaurant. The pale ale was good bitterand strong, so we stayed with that for the "trencher" food. Good...More

Thank Rufus S
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$62
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail
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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