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The Lady Ottoline

#2,414 of 18,558 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
+44 20 7831 0008
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (13 reviews)
“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11A Northington Street | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2JF, England
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was so upset when this place closed suddenly last year but was over the moon to be in the area to find it has reopened, I didn't even know or hear about it reopening. Am even more pleased to find there is still a great...More

Thank kendorshon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like the staff were excellent and the drinks were good. The food looked the part but didn't necessary taste the part. I had a dish with squid ink, which I love, but could only actually taste artificial black food colouring. All 3 of...More

Thank Holiday_Junkie222
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read about this place on a touristic guide. It is very nicely decorated and you see local people eating there. I Read fish and chips was a must there, but I didn’t Liked it. We asked for a starter with was some kind oh...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely lunch with friends on a cold blustery Monday. Had the tiger prawns, with tomato and chorizo jam. Absolutely lovely could not fault it. Friends all enjoyed their lunches aswell of burger and saffron risotto. Lovely gin selection. I, for one, am glad this...More

Thank southernfoodie
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

The restaurant had been closed for refurbishment and opened a week ago. It now has better ambience and proper bar atmosphere on the ground floor which appears to attract more younger customers. They have excellent gin from small scale distilleries. My favourite drink being wine...More

Thank Yellowtopcab
Reviewed 25 February 2018

A friendly welcome when we arrived and plenty of seating. A nice selection of drinks to be had and snacks. Highly recommend the homemade sausage rolls, with homemade brown sauce too if you want it. Nice pub to meet friends and spend a few hours...More

Thank luvtogo6
Keith L, General Manager at The Lady Ottoline, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

I had booked this pub for Sunday lunch for a group of friends, we got there and no sign of life...thanks for the contact to let us know our booking was not going ahead!!!

5  Thank tayejenna
Keith L, Manager at The Lady Ottoline, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi, Just to let you know, the lady Ottoline is now under new management and we are now open again.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

As of 30 June 2016 signs have gone up saying "We are closed". Website is now locked. Enquiries are directed to a company which appears to deal with insolvencies.

4  Thank Relaxedhorizontal
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 20 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Indyqueen4405
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
Francesca G
12 January 2018|
Response from Keith L | Property representative |
sorry for the late reply, but we have only just opened after the refurb. the lady Ottoline is now under new management.
6 August 2017|
Response from romeo017 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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.
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