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The Gallery

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St. James's
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181 Piccadilly | Upper ground floor restaurant within Fortnum & Mason., London W1A 1ER, England
+44 20 7734 8040
10:30 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 17:30
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 18:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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St. George, Canada
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a delicious lunch. As expected the food and drinks were superb, and the service exceptional. The ambience is lovely, casual and relaxing. Highly recommended.

Thank BrantTraveller
United States
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210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tend to eat here often. Nice open feel and well spaced tables. Had a double portion of dressed crab with fries and my friend had the fish and chips which is always good. The accompanying white wines were excellent. Nice friendly service.

Thank Vsm09
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the 3 course meal deal and it was excellent from start to finish: great service, food (delicious & decent portions), drink and atmosphere. Of course it is not the cheapest, but you are at one of the most famous stores in London and definitely get what you pay for.

Thank Patrick H
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Readers need to know that I love Fortnum & Mason, the store's employees are delightful and the tea is the best I have ever had, so I was really looking forward to have cream tea at the Gallery, but I I got was two very dry small scones and a pot of tea. All the staff at the gallery looks... More 

Thank Renee T
New York, New York
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127 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The hostess said the chef had to redo our fish because he wasn't satisfied. After 45 minutes it came and had a bloody red section where it wasn't cleaned properly. The hostess reduced my 28 GBP bill by 4 pounds! But I pointed out that the waiter had charged us 6.75 for a tea I didn't order. Awful place.

2 Thank john23
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I enjoyed great coffee, excellent pastries and impeccable service at Fortnum & Mason's Gallery Restaurant.

Thank Bill-in-Surrey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

What better way to celebrate Christmas Eve than with food, wine and friends, and the opportunity to watch grown men arguing over the last box of F&M mini mince pies? We had old school Welsh rarebit, and a perfect cheese soufflé with piccalilli together with a carafe of wine. Light, tasty, perfectly executed, just what we wanted.

Thank Annie P
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We always love visiting Fortnum & Mason and seeing the beautiful displays. We thought we'd enjoy a cup of tea with scones at the Gallery this time - just up the stairs at the back of the ground floor. It was a disapointing experience. The service was poor - although there were a few waitresses, we had to wait a... More 

Thank ReiserSydney
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172 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Really very good restaurant with a menu based on Food Gallery items from F&M. Excellent service. Prices not too expensive. Original food, in huge portions. A must to do !

2 Thank marc R
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Very good service, wonderful dishes, lovely bubbly. Just a delight to be there and soak up the atmosphere.

Thank Aemstelhuys

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$44
British, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 17:30
10:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Piccadilly | Upper ground floor restaurant within Fortnum & Mason., London W1A 1ER, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > St. James's
  • Neighbourhood: St. James's
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7734 8040
Our light and lively Gallery Restaurant has a well-deserved reputation for offering “tastes of the Food Hall”, with fresh and seasonal menus using ingredients of the highest quality and known provenance.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in St. James's

Neighbourhood Profile
St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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