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Grumbles, London,

Grumbles

4.5
4.5
1063 Reviews
£25 and under
Bistro
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions

We began in 1964. It was the time of the Beatles and Rolling Stones and an air of great fun. Anything seemed possible, it was the Sixties! Grumbles was the first restaurant in London with a silly name!

In the early days as we rushed around the tables, we hardly had time to notice the faces of the likes of Beatles, Mamas and Papas, Julie Christie, Michael Foot, Christine Keeler, Ian le Frenais, Rod Steiger and so many many more as well as Jane Lapotaire sometimes helping with the Founder Jeremy Friend washing up!

Grumbles and its customers have been such a winning combination for over forty years and we thank you for all your support.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, English, French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:15 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7834 0149
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Pimlico
  • Cross street
    Belgrave Road and Charlwood Place
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Grumbles is located between Victoria station and Pimlico tube station. Therefore it has excellent transport links by tube, bus, rail or coach.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

1,063 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Always a good evening.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small restaurant very cosy feel, everyone super friendly, service was amazing, open kitchen, prices reasonable for the area but food wasn’t that great… snails were massively under seasoned (no salt or garlic). For the main i went for the special (veal with parma ham and mashed potatoes) wich was good enough but maybe a bit basic. We picked some wines in the 35£ area and they weren’t very good and too warm. We had a good time but I don’t think i’ll come back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Was staying locally for the weekend and was looking for somewhere independent and interesting to eat. Looked on Google maps and found this place that, having been trading since 1964, I thought would fit the bill. It was very disappointing. Menu is small and basic, not an issue in itself, but it didn’t offer much thought or care with a weird mix of styles. We ordered fish pie and calves liver. Additional charge of £5.50 for mash to go with the calves liver. Calves liver cooked well and tasted good, but small portion. Mash was overpriced. Fish pie was sent back after a couple of mouthfuls as it was mostly mash and the fish that was there was lacking in any sauce making it very dry. The fish pie was removed from the bill. There are much better places to eat around the area so unfortunately I can’t recommend Grumbles. It seems that they are trading purely on being in existence for a long time.

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  4. ChrisW

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Had to ask for water a couple of times. Otherwise, service was good.

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  5. Christopher

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fantastic at Grumbles. And great service for families too. Always recommend this local haunt!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Middle of the road - more than adequate with reasonable choice. Nothing special but perfectly ok

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  7. DeborahF

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great little place with great food and fantastic, friendly service. Definitely recommend if you’re in the area.

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  8. Vivien

    London

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The head waiter/owner was pretty surly. The food was only adequate. The fish and chips consisted of a very poor fillet, NOT skinned and the chips were worse than a wet week

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu on here was out of date so prices were significantly different for set menu.

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  10. KUgirl

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Small local restaurant. Varied menu with options for everyone.

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FAQs

Grumbles is rated 4.5 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Grumbles

35 Churton Street, London, SW1V 2LT

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Belgrave Road and Charlwood Place
  • Neighborhood
    Pimlico
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:15 pm Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:15 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, English, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Grumbles is located between Victoria station and Pimlico tube station. Therefore it has excellent transport links by tube, bus, rail or coach.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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