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Carnaby Restaurant

#14,787 of 17,936 Restaurants in London
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19-21 Great Marlborough Street | Courthouse Hotel, London W1F 7HL, England
+44 20 7297 5555
11:30 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked afternoon tea for two whilst we were visiting London. It was a lovely experience. Hotel is down a quaint street right next to Liberty of London. Service was great, not rushed at all... There was plenty of food and the champagne added to the experience. Only comment is they have too many sweet items that you end up feeling... More 

Thank Menekag
Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Menekag, Thank you for your great comments and delighted to hear you had a lovely experience and enjoyed the food and champagne. Next time make sure you try our Pink or Japanese Afternoon Tea. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely afternoon tea at the Courthouse hotel. We had a Virgin Experience voucher and were not sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. There was a nice room at the front of the hotel where the tea is served. We had a glass of champagne to start, then had the tea. Great selection... More 

Thank PKEM
Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Pkem, Thank you for your kind words, its always nice to pleasantly surprise people. Should you wish to swap one thing for another then feel free to let us know and we can accommodate these most times. More 

Reigate, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Booked here for a reunion/friend's birthday on a Sunday afternoon for afternoon tea. When the food arrived (cakes first? Then sandwiches) it as awful. The sandwiches were dried and must have been made either the night before or early that morning. The chocolate mousse was so old that it had an off-brown crust. We asked for the tea and it... More 

Thank City2RH2
Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear City2RH2, Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. All our sandwiches are freshly made daily, the same foes for the mousse you mentioned. We hope we can convince you to visit us again. More 

Knockholt, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Absolutely lovely restaurant, with very good service. Despite letting the restaurant know prior to my visit, they failed to cater adequately to the needs of a dairy free meal. Instead of using dairy free butter, there was no butter in the sandwiches. Instead of making dairy free clotted cream, and dairy free scones, there were no scones or clotted cream.... More 

Thank GeorgeBrown7
Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear George Brown7, Sorry to hear that the team did not cater for your allergy in a more appropriate way and I have forwarded your review on to the Restaurant manager and Head Chef to further look into as we can do far better that what you have described. Not very nice that this has put a damper on the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I visited with my parents, having reserved online through 'Book a Table', as there was a large menu available with lots of choice, for after seeing Cinderella at the London Palladium. We arrives about 15 mins early, and the waitress showed us to our table. We were the only table occupied in the restaurant. We noticed the menu was different... More 

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Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jackwenbourne1994, Thank you for your comments and we do apologise for the delay. We will bring this to the attention of the Head Chef & Restaurant manager to see why this would have taken so long and why the food came out as you stated. Do agree there is no need for long waiting times especially when the restaurant... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was a belated birthday celebration for my sister. We were in London for the day and decided to have afternoon tea at the Carnaby Restaurant, I had arranged for her 2 friends to join us there but she didn't know. The staff were very attentive to all our needs, making adjustments for our special needs. We were seated in... More 

Thank Susan F
Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Susan F, Thank you very much for celebrating such a great occasion at Carnaby Brasserie, it particularly pleases me that you felt well looked after by the team and they attended to your every need! All the best, More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Came here yesterday fkr afternoon tea . Enjoyed it at the time but paid for it later. 3 hours after was in cronic pain and bad stomach. Was advised i was suffering fro food poisoning . This is the only place i ate yesterday. Hopefully no other guest suffered x

Thank jackiebeckley63
Roy S, General Manager at Carnaby Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jackiebeckley63, Thank you for review and sorry to hear that you have fallen ill. We have also not received any other reports about food poisoning from that day. We would like to advise you to track back to perhaps the day before or your breakfast in the morning! We are extremely careful with all our food preparations and storage.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our meal in the Carnaby restaurant was part of a special treat voucher given to us by our son which included Champagne and cinema tickets to see My Fair Lady. The first part went very well but the restaurant was awful. We came out of the cinema in the Courthouse Hotel and showed a member of staff our tickets and... More 

Thank n l
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My friend booked this on a virgin red letter voucher for our friends birthday for afternoon tea. I have had many afternoon teas and have to say this was the worst I've had. The service was good and the staff polite but the room for the tea was drab very unappealing. The food itself was very measley portions very uninspiring... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We had afternoon tea booked as a treat for.me by my daughter on Wednesday 10th August 16 time 1pm. We arrived and was shown a table very nice we thought, sorry we were wrong, we had the standard afternoon tea called the Carnaby afternoon tea. They forgot to bring the milk we had to ask, the food was brought out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-21 Great Marlborough Street | Courthouse Hotel, London W1F 7HL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighbourhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7297 5555
  • This restaurant is at Courthouse Hotel
With a fantastic location in the West End, directly opposite the famed street and namesake, Carnaby is a bright and modern brasserie, serving lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and casual refreshments throughout the day. Located next to the London Palladium Theatre, Carnaby Brasserie is ideal for pre or post thearte dinner, casual lunches, or just a long and leisurely afternoon tea with friends, The Carnaby is a welcoming and vibrant eatery for every occasion.

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