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The Blue Door Bistro

15 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BJ, England
+44 20 7612 8416
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
15 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before a day of serious exploring, one needs to be sufficiently fortified by a hearty breakfast and The Blue Door Bistro is the perfect place. I am not normally a buffet person, but I will always make an exception for the Blue Door breakfast. You...More

Thank ASteelersGirl6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best thing is the Bloomsbury location near the British Museum. Aside from that, not great. My chicken breast main course was very good, but my companions' rack of lamb and sirloin steak, respectively, were both overcooked and overpriced at £30+ each. Dessert was better -...More

2  Thank Alpaca19
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This elegant establishment is right around the corner from the British Museum and makes a very restful and classy reprieve from crowds and standing. We were advised to allow an hour and a half which we needed. I emailed to inquire about the gluten free...More

Thank RetroFan
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent afternoon tea experience. I am delighted to read that you found The Montague to be the right place to rest after a long day at the museum and enjoyed your afternoon...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A friend took me here for a cocktail for my birthday. I was not disappointed! I had never heard of this place. You walk through the sumptuous reception of this exquisitely London boutique hotel and into a fabulously over the top but gorgeous bar. There's...More

Thank Justin W
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I am absolutely thrilled to read such a positive feedback about your experience. I am pleased that you liked the extraordinary design of our hotel, made use of different areas and enjoyed the jazz band accompanying your evening at The Leopard Bar. Nothing...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Business lunch at Montague, blue door bistro restaurant. Food - fabulous. Staff - fabulous Love this place! Menu is always superbMore

Thank gaye12321
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, It is always a delight to read a review such as yours. We are truly pleased that your overall experience was superb and I would like to thank you on behalf of The Montague Team for your genuine feedback. We looking forward to...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Stopped in for lunch at the Blue Door Bistro as originally we had planned to stay at the Montague Hotel (which is the hotel connected to the Bistro). Lunch was highly overpriced though we did had impeccable service! A hamburger approaching the $20.00 price tag...More

Thank Holycruiser
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your experience at the Blue Door Bistro. I am truly sorry to read that your expectations were not fully met and the atmosphere at the restaurant felt too formal. I...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We had the fish and chips and the wife had a hamburger. Not the recommended dishes but the food was quite pleasant. The service was impeccable. Our waiter(s) went out of their way to make our meal and evening excellent and romantic. If you stay...More

Thank Jason B
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the traditional dishes from our menu and you found the service to be impeccable. I am very proud that my team made your evening special and really do...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We spotted this via open table while our friend just visited London and gave us a short notice. The restaurant is near British Museum and Russell Square so is very easy to find, and the surrounding vicinity feels nice and safe. The interior is very...More

Thank JohnLewisMaker
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I am delighted to read such a positive feedback. It is important to us that after your first experience you felt that The Blue Door Bistro had created a pleasant atmosphere and provided service that made you think of coming back to us...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

Excellent food and service - if it's not on the menu then just ask. They catered for a gluten free vegetarian diet without any problemsMore

Thank Graham M
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is absolutely our pleasure to have looked after you. I was especially thrilled to read that you found the food to be excellent and it is equally pleasing to read that the staff were...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

One of my favorite meals in London. The food is amazing and the staff is top notch. Highly recommend!More

Thank AmySchlapkohl
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Guest, I am delighted that you had such a great experience and consider The Blue Door Bistro your favourite place to dine. The team will be happy to know how much you enjoyed the service, as they pride themselves on being friendly and professional...More

Nearby
Bloomsbury
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
...More
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510christine
8 November 2016|
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Response from barker1948 | Reviewed this property |
Look at the web site. You can view the menu there.
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chrisyao
13 June 2015|
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Response from masherCambs |
Actual Bistro would prob be very smart casual. We went casual and were placed in garden room with bistro menu. Really good value.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$46 - US$78
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
13:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7612 8416
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Description
The Blue Door Bistro provides a welcoming and informal bistro-style setting, with a fantastic menu to match. Light and airy at lunchtime and warm, cosy and candlelit by evening, the room is decorated on three sides with an antique panoramic view of London circa 1849: together with the rich mahogany panelled walls, effective use of mirrored glass, and contemporary wrought iron wall lights, an ambience rooted in the hotel's location is beautifully achieved. Executive chef, Martin Halls, used the finest of seasonal British ingredients, seasoned with the freshest of herbs from Chef's kitchen garden. With a wide range of vegetarian dishes and salads, commended with an AA rosette for its cuisine, you can rely on good honest food and impeccable service. We only use free range eggs and are committed to using sustainable fisheries for our fish supplies.
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