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The Lady Ottoline

) #2,467 of 17,852 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
+44 20 7831 0008
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“scotch egg” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“roe” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
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Reviewed yesterday

I really enjoy Sunday lunch at The Lady Ottoline. The food is always of a high standard and the the staff are friendly. I've never liked the desserts as I've found them to be very sweet so I'd stick to the roast which is delicious.

Thank rose0938
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is lovely! Just a beautiful atmosphere with the candlesticks and the wooden tables. We loved our evening there.

Thank Indyqueen4405
Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming pub to enjoy an evening meal! Upstairs busy and a little cramped, charming French couple with well behaved daughter as neighbours! Charming and stunning, yet embellished Italian waitress! Compact menu - doughnut theme, but no doughnut? Whitebait in spicy breadcrumb starter, lovely flavour but...More

Thank romeo017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the pub for a gin tasting experience.Very attentive and informative staff. Good choice of gins including a fabulous cocktail. The experience also included a platter of terrine, cheese and an amazing scotch egg-much needed after the neat gin! A great atmosphere,a good find in...More

Thank sarah19672014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this pub by chance. It looked intriguing from the outside and it did not disappoint on the inside. Fantastic range of gins. Over 60 I recall. Very friendly and informative bar staff who came up with some very good cocktails. The food...More

Thank Docklander20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old pub, good seating, good food, excellent staff and service. Only 6 chips with my fish and chips but tasted great.

Thank Emmumof4
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place has a nice relaxed atmosphere, a comfy, home-y kind of pub. The food was also quite good (I had the vegetarian gnocchi, and my friend had the fish and chips). Would recommend!

Thank SarahHinton13
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Lady O is a good combination of comfortable, shabby-chic drinking hall downstairs and friendly, good value, well prepared comfort food (my pie was excellent) upstairs in the restaurant. The pale ale was good bitterand strong, so we stayed with that for the "trencher" food. Good...More

Thank Rufus S
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Overpriced, unfriendly staff, cramped pub, mediocre food. I have been several times with local school mates and have been disappointed everytime

Thank manjosa1
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Made to feel very welcome, right from then outset, at our table in the light and airy first floor dining room. Very good roasts with Yorkshire puddings - pork, beef and lamb - and squid risotto. Decent portions, well cooked, well presented at a reasonable...More

Thank Simon D
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 60
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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.