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The Lady Ottoline

#2,909 of 17,694 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
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I find myself often returning to The Lady Ottoline in its quiet corner of Bloomsbury. It combines a charming ambience with good food and an outstanding drink selection. It's a place where you feel that you are in a special place but which is quite un-fussy. The historic connection to Bloomsbury is a wonderful bonus.

Thank manixe
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255 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the selection of gins. The menu was good and well priced. The beef was excellent with generous serves. Rhubarb panda cotta could have done with more rhubarb. Coffee was not their strength.

Thank 69Armstrong
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The good points: they allowed us to have a table reserved for the whole evening, the service was in general good and the wine was good. The pub is very cute. Negatives: we pre-ordered the three course set menu, sadly I was a little disappointed with the standard of the food. My starter, which was gammon came and was one... More 

Thank Hannah T
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a marvelous meal at The Lady Ottoline. The staff was extremely friendly, the food was fantastic and the wine selection is great! In addition the ambiance is great too!! I will definitely come back.

1 Thank Joao G
London, United Kingdom
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514 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little two floored pub, came here for an event, the food was great and the service was friendly!

Thank Michael-James_Lee
Santa Eulalia del Rio, Spain
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179 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The setting is great, what a treat it is to walk into a London pub with a fire going in the corner but sadly other than that and the staff the rest of the lunch was a let down. We ordered the set Christmas menu and between us has Ham Hock and Salmon starters followed by Turkey and Fish for... More 

Thank AManInEivissa
Boise, ID
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187 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A friend in London took me here. As a US tourist you usually eat at a pub that is only a block from the major roads. Take the time to venture just a little bit more to this wonderful pub. It features over 100 Gins. I had gin-cured salmon with chutney as my appetizer, had a delicious flak steak and... More 

Thank PorscheBoxster
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I went to this pub back in October and have been meaning to write a review because it was so lovely. Its a great place for winter brunches, the decor is bright airy but still cosy and the big bonus is that they allow dogs downstairs (I don't believe upstairs), although a nice touch would be to supply little doggy... More 

Thank LJRD
Darlington, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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

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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$7 - US$57
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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