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Carluccios - The Brunswick

1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
+44 20 7833 4100
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (14 reviews)
“lemon tart” (6 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dear invisible friends! Nobody like to be ignored do they? When you go for a meal you hope the staff in the restaurant will treat you with some modicum of cordiality and welcome you inside. Don't expect any warm welcome at this branch of the...More

Thank baroquenroll
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, I can only apologize for your recent visit to us. I will take everything on-board that you have said and communicate this to all of my team at our meeting on Saturday. There is really nothing more I can add. Patrick Lippett General...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband recalled we had eaten here twice before and that the service was poor but I could not remember so suggested we try a 3rd time as we were staying locally and it does look nice! However it was a mistake so we won't...More

3  Thank MadPat83
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Please accept my apologies for your visit to my restaurant. I am currently investigating what happened and dealing with the waiters internally. This is and I stress unacceptable behaviour from anyone in the service industry, let alone one of my team. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had some wonderful Italian food at this Carluccios. I think that my favorite was the Pasta Carbonara. Perfectly cooked pasta, with a wonderfully rich cheese sauce. The best EVER! A good selection of wines and out standing deserts. The dining room becomes a...More

Thank eurofoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in a bit of a hurry and having looked about the Brunswick decided on Carluccio's especially as had grown tired of the usual suspects for a coffee and a bite to eat. It was fairly early and we were pleasantly greeted and immediately...More

Thank NicolaTravelAgentAU
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this great feedback. I will ensure my team hear this at our next meeting. We look forward to serving you in the near future Kind Regards Patrick Lippett GM

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to be in the area and hungry the other evening. As I know the usual range of food and drinks and have had great experiences in Carluccios before, I decided to pop in for a light meal and drink while waiting to visit friends...More

Thank Tom B
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Tom, Thank you so much for this great feedback. We are working hard to make sure every guest that dines with us has a great experience and fantastic food. I will pass this on to my team at our next team meeting. We look...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was horrendous, and the food was very greasy and tasteless!! DO NOT get the tomato bruschetta... Im not sure how they believe it is an acceptable dish to serve. It was supposed to be garlicky in flavour, and when I told the waitress...More

Thank DooLallyCC
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Please accept my apologies for your recent experience to my restaurant. I can assure you I will be investigating this further. Thank you for this feedback - I will be in touch when I know more Patrick General

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can do better. My son and I were there on a Saturday night -- servers were overwhelmed by the number of diners and it took forever to get our pasta dishes, both of which were uninspiring. They ran out of bread (at 815 pm)...More

Thank prosier
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, I can only apologise for the terrible experience you had in my restaurant on Saturday. I cannot give you any excuse that would be good enough. If I can in any way win you back please drop me a line at Brunswick@carluccios.com and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 20:30. No drinks offered. Order taken at 21:00 after frantic waving for attention. Starter mediocre. Main dish arrived 21:30.Sent back (both) at 21:31.The dish was cold and the pasta so undercooked it was crunchy. No... It REALLY WAS crunchy. I used to think that...More

Thank Keith C
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I can only apologise for the terrible experience you had in my restaurant. There is no excuse for the catalogue of problems your endured during your time here. If there is some way I can try to win you back please let me...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was staying nearby and have had good meals in Carluccio's restaurants in various places before. Wow was this different. The place is a case study in how not to run a restaurant. Total under-staffing seemed to be an issue but the food was also...More

Thank ArtDeco85
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for this feedback. I have spoken to the manager on duty and also spoken to the team member you mention. The team member has been dealt with internally and also the points you raised have been made a focus at our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in here for some take-away dessert the other night, and the food looked good so we came back. Not the best idea I've ever had, as the food ranged from poor to great. The mixed bread basket was a waste of money at...More

Thank Ryan W
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for this feedback, I can only apologise for the poor service and average food your received from us. You are also right that being an Italian restaurant we should always have focaccia on the menu. If in some way we can...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
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Questions & Answers
AnnHawkins07
23 April 2016|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest that you call them or check online - depending on your tastes, time available and budget there are probably better Italian restaurants about
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CarolMcWhinnie
27 July 2015|
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Response from Sarah M | Property representative |
Morning, Yes we have a full gluten free menu and our team will happily bring it on request and help you through any selections, Regards, Sarah
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622tropez
23 March 2015|
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Response from Mat R | Property representative |
Hi 622tropez, The opening times kindly posted above are indeed correct. Best regards, Linda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7833 4100
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