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The Blue Door Bistro

15 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BJ, England
+44 20 7612 8416
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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15 Montague Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1B 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We used the bistro on a number of occasions while staying at the Montague Hotel. Apart from the wide choice of breakfast food each morning, we had a snack lunch with a visiting grandson. Another lunch with a family friend, and an early supper with...More

Thank manddjones
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Nice setup in an old building resulting in a relaxing ambient. Menu is not very long but with just enough selection in each section that you should be able to find something that will suit you. Just the selection of deserts is a bit short...More

Thank MarvinSLO
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. Since you have been at the restaurant we have in fact changed the menu in the hope to extend the choices of dishes and perhaps to revamp the menu. I am very happy to hear you...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We are an eclectic group and the menu had something for everyone, from quinoa and avocado salad to fish and chips. Some wanted starter and main, others two starters, still others main then salad -- all accommodated cheerfully and without a slip. Excellent service from...More

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

Dear Guest, It was a pleasure to hear that the team at Blue Door Bistro made your dining experience worthwhile. We try to accommodate to everyone’s needs be that by the large menu or wine list. I am sorry to hear that you found the...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

A late dine in option led us to enjoy an eclectic mix Beef carpaccio, delightful but dominated by rocket. Crab starter, too much cucumber & watery as a consequence Sea Bass was gorgeous and made amends & Chicken burger was good too. Wait staff seemed...More

Thank Mike B
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 The Blue Door Bistro. I am glad that we could accommodate you and that you had a surreal experience. I am very sorry to read that the crab starter was not up to...More

Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If you are after good food in a relaxing environment the Blue Door Bistro will not disappoint you. I got extrordinary service!More

Thank Sigurbjörg G
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your lovely review of The Blue Door Bistro. I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your dining experience at the Blue Door Bistro. I was especially thrilled to hear that you found the food to...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent dinner. Charming waiter. Terrific menu, healthy but extravagant at the same time. Liked the bread selection with a variety of salts to taste! Lacked more people. Only one other cover! Strangely I couldn't book online as all times were blanked out, and went via...More

Thank 200PTC
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent dining experience at The Blue Door Bistro. First of all, I would like to sincerely apologize for the trouble caused by closing our online booking system. On the night of...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017

We stayed at the Montague Gardens Hotel, and dined in this restaurant which was very convenient off the lobby area. Attentive service, nice choices of entrees, just steps from the Museum's main entrance which is around the corner. This would be a good choice for...More

1  Thank Barbara P
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Dear Barbara, I’m delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Montague Hotel. It is always great to read when a guest is happy to recommend our restaurant based on their own pleasant experience when dining with us. I would like to thank you on behalf...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

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
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit and kind comments, I’m very pleased to read that you chose us for dinner and breakfast. It’s always nice to hear that both the staff and food made for an enjoyable dining experience. Furthermore, thank you again...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

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

3  Thank Alpaca19
Blue_Door_Manager, Manager at The Blue Door Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of The Blue Door Bistro. I was, however, most concerned to read about the interruption you and your collegue hard rom the waiter serving you. Please be assured that this is not indicative of our usual level of...More

Reviewed 21 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 5 July 2017

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

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
9 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
14 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
USD 46 - USD 79
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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