Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

3.9
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2506 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
The Crazy Bear's first London venue opened in 2004, surpassing every expectation in terms of popularity and accolades including:
The Evening Standard's best bar of the year award
Theme Magazine's best designed and best operated bar
The Times' runner up for best bar in Southern England

The Crazy Bear Fitzrovia has also been awarded best restaurant by The London Lifestyle Awards.

Specials

Three courses & Champagne: £33

Enjoy three courses from a set menu, complimented with a glass of Lanson Extra Age Brut or Rosé Brut Champagne

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: July 15, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tue-Thu 12:00PM-3:00PM 5:30PM-10:45PM
Fri 12:00PM-10:45PM
Sat 12:00PM-5:30PM

What 2506 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful table, right next to the stairs so the cold air and smell of cigarettes constantly blew in. Waited 25 minutes to be served so we got up and left and went somewhere else. Highly disappointed and wouldn’t recommend.

L
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and we were looked after very well indeed. It was a dinner planned for my husband’s birthday. The food menu was excellent and even as a vegetarian myself, I loved my starters (I had two) and main meal. It was a superb evening kindly brought together by the funky house music playing in the background, the subtle lighting, the service and quality of food. Simply divine. Thank you.

MB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There was a little confusion with the vouchers and booking however, the manager was very helpful and we were able to work it out and had a great evening

EH
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food wasn't great . The furniture of the venue was dated and ripped.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The server wasn’t well informed of the menu. We were squeezed into a very small space side by side and the food was less than average and not worth the cost.

MA
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first visit to Crazy Bear! We had the 10 course set menu which was fantastic ... great value for money, every dish was great, service was swift and friendly too! It's a very quirky place and the toilets were something else too.... if you can find them!!

CH
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Out dated tacky decor. Horrible ambience. Seated right next to drafty doorway despite having made reservation weeks in advance. About half an hours wait for each drink ordered. Slow service. There was another group waiting for our table which we were told nothing about, the guest waiting came to our table and started shouting at us when no one from the restaurant had even indicated that they needed to clear the table. Restaurant manager just watched blankly doing nothing. No one had even brought us the bill yet. The dinner was supposed to be special to celebrate a big birthday and honestly it was nothing but disappointing.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We had a terrible experience at the Crazy Bear, ordered a ten course taster menu that was rushed through in 40 minutes and then we were asked to leave the table! I’ve spent longer in McDonalds!

SM
Glasgow
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Needed somewhere to eat and didn’t know the area. Crazy Bear sounded good and the menu had what we liked. Food was good and service great. Will go again sometime

SA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience, I spoke to the waitress and manager about a vegan menu, the manager assured me they can make anything vegan, when the Pad Thai arrived it had egg in it! They forgot about The Dim Sun starter so it came at the end when we had finished eating. They forgot about the wine bottle we ordered and that came after we had eaten the starters. Food wasn’t great service was poor it was too busy for a Saturday night and not enough staff. The restaurant itself was basic, ripped chairs, dirty carpet, nothing special I would avoid this place.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Was really nice experience, good service, lovely environment

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This time round it wasn’t as good as I remember it a few years back. I’m all for authenticity and so to have fake tea lights really works against the brand and the venue. Service was a little slow although I understand that’s as the venue was packed. All in all it was okay but not as good as I remembered it.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I love dining here mainly because of how lovely the decor is. The food is quite nice and very affordable, and the service was efficient. They brought myself and three others a little birthday treat as it was our birthdays, I found that really thoughtful of them. However our drink order was messed up twice, and our food was brought out slowly. But I think that all came down to miscommunication. Aside from that our waiters were really lovely and helpful, also it’s a lovely place to have a small celebration (As its a bit small and can get quite cramped inside) or a cute date night

EC
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Decor a little tatty, bathroom doors had gaps in I could see through. Some meat a little overcooked and desserts not amazing. Ate from signature sharing menu

CC
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food although lovely in taste, was cold. Due to being booked on the last table seating (which was also delayed as was not ready on arrival, then had to wait 30 mins in the bar spending money on drinks and then all of a sudden rushed up to our table to ensure we were seated before the chef goes home we were told) the waiter offered to “warm it up” 🤷🏾‍♀️ As the kitchen was now closed. Complimentary drinks were given but still a high bill for cold food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Staff really below expectations. Booked in advance and thru open table and they kept offering only the a la carte menu. Requested table in advance for bday celebration and they could not secure it either
Really bad experience

M
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vibes and food. Everything we ordered was so good! Go for the Cantonese style lobster noodles , they tasted amazing. I made a review on my food page therestaurantlist_

MM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the restaurant made the effort to carry out a birthday request, the food did not meet expectations. It was not good value for money, it was a robbery.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service and ambiance! Would definitely recommend for a nice evening dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very loud and busy. Service was not bad but suffered on account of how busy it was. Food average, limited flavours. I have eaten here before and food has been much better

A
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too dark can’t even see the menu properly , too noisy, the food is just normal , but very expensive.
The seat is tinny , can’t even turn your body.
Not recommended if you want to have a special dinner with your loved ones. Ruined my date night.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deal 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £33. One or two dishes have a £5 surcharge but it was still tremendous value for a superb meal.

AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the London Restaurant Festival offer with 13 course a menu plus bubbly for £33.50. Plenty of delicious food (was full after the starters, and there were still 3 main courses left). Delicious cocktails. Our waitress was very lovely and accommodating - swapped some of our meals. This wasn’t our first time in crazy bear either. But when normally it’s quite pricey with this deal it was amazing.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was tasty, service was ok, space too tight between tables. Far too dark at bar and in the toilets and restaurant can do with a bit of a renovation.

LR
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Visited for a lunch on a Saturday. The table we sat at was very small for two people and squeezed into a corner. There was no atmosphere, all the tables are laid out to give no view of the restaurant, we could have been sitting in someones small lounge. If you like a restaurant with a buzzy vibe, this is not for you.

The food was ok, starters nice but main course quite bland, all dishes needed more flavour and seasoning. Drinks were very expensive (£42 for two glasses on champagne, this might be London but that's ridiculous!).

On the plus side service was very good, staff polite and friendly, but would not return. There are much nicer places to go in London.

M
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a late table and arrived with 5 minutes remaining before the kitchen closed. Wasn’t a problem and the food was lovely. Friendly service. Would go again.

KH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

This restaurant is very expensive for the quality of the food. We had satay chicken to start which was dry, veg and prawn tempura which was chunky and not refined. Then two currys for main which lacked any depth in flavour and neither meat had been cooked in the sauce and were not tender as they should be. We were very disappointed in the quality of the food.

I expected much more.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant and menu-Fantastic.
Drinks at the bar downstairs- too expensive

LD
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Hugely disappointed with this restaurant. Food quality was poor, especially for the price we paid. Some of the food arrived cold. The meat dishes were full of fatty pieces of low quality meat. We tried a spoonful of the dessert and did not touch the rest of it; it was that bad. This used to be a nice restaurant but the experience totally ruined our evening. We will never be going back. The good days of this restaurant are over. Avoid!

GW
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

It's tired, what once was cool and cutting edge now looks old and frayed. Cramped seating made moving around difficult and risky - I nearly knocked our neighbour's wine glass over trying to manoeuvre my way out to go find some soya sauce...

The service was cheerful but clueless. My soup was delivered along with the announcement that my wife's dim sum would be taking a further ten minutes...how is that acceptable?

The drinks were incorrect, the waiters' knowledge of the menu almost non-existent. the bill was not on the cheap side either.

This place has seen better days.

Won't be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst experience ever, and not a recommended. Very rude staff, we asked to move table as we was sandwiched between a family group of 15+. Very awkward, after being grunted at by the staff, we were offered to be moved. Asked if I could move the chair as it was very cramped, the man serving just said 'no' and walked off. WAY to much seating, poor layout and no air conditioning makes it unbelievably unbearable. We had one drink and left for another restaurant as we couldn't wait to leave. The manager who was at the door as we left, didnt even ask why we left so quickly, so customer satisfaction is clearly not high up on the agender. We will never return, even if a meal and drinks offered for free. Dont waste your time attending here.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

You need new chairs and very uncomfortable seating

LM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A really nice experience overall.

MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Sushi overpriced. Staff is nice and ambience as well but I believe you can eat same sushi quality for less.
The wasabi mayo and sauces used sometimes override the sushi flavour.

IM
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and tasty food. Hadn't been for a while and the place looks like its very tired looking. The prices should matches the interior. Cracked and ripped leather seats.

LT
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The place could do with a redecorate but the food is amazing. Only issue we had is that we felt very cramped together. Not enough space

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my boyfriends birthday. Very friendly welcome but was seated in a very awkward table in the aisle so asked to be moved when another table became available. All the tables were extremely close together which made getting in and out of very uncomfortable and not relaxing staring at another diner eating or feeling like you’re sharing a table with them. Toilets were and I mean pitch black making it impossible to see where you were going, find a cubicle or differentiate which door was male or female. Looked like a power cut had taken place so wasn’t impressed. Food was delicious but not worth the price tag considering everything overall.

s
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Food was lovely and service and seating nice but I have had my card debited for an extra £54 not authorised after I left and this has not been refunded after countless phone calls and emails. I am still awaiting contact

SN
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always love the Crazy Bear group and visit the Fitzrovia branch in particular very often. I always use opentable and very disappointed that they don’t accept dining reward cheques, nor do the staff even know what it is. We had a lovely dinner but this experience was reduced when it came to payment. The staff were untrained and nervous and unapologetic. Not a very nice experience

AQ
London
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tables were crammed togther, leaving little privacy from surrounding people.
We were sat on a long sofa chair which was uncomfortable to sit on
Our table was wobbly too