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About London Grill

London Grill is located in the historic Fairmount section of Philadelphia, close to the Philadelphia Art Museum and easily accessible from the Schuylkill Expressway with abundant parking available. This award winning restaurant boasts a Victorian bar and several intimate dining rooms and 2 banquet rooms. Serving New American cuisine, balancing comfort specialties like the London Burger and Fish and Chips with innovative dishes like the duck breast with beet risotto, several grilled fish and meat dishes and housemade pastas. There's a kid's menu also. Great for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, late night, outdoor dining and groups.

2301 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Monday 4pm-2am
Tuesday-Friday 11am-2am
Saturday-Sunday 10am-2am

Cross Street:
23rd and Fairmount Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 978-4545

Website:
http://www.londongrill.com/

Entertainment:
Live local musicians at Bar featuring Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop Rock, and Acoustic Rock. No cover, no minimum

Parking Details:
Street parking plus parking lot ($6 Max) directly across the street (NE corner of 23rd & Fairmount).

Public Transit:
Philadelphia Trolley Works (2200 Block of Fairmount) SEPTA ROUTE 48 Bus on corner

Executive Chef:
Michael McNally

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it be a group art museum tour, a celebratory brunch, an intimate dinner, or a holiday party, London Grill offers the ideal spaces for private gatherings. A place you’ll feel right at home outside of the center city grind, London Grill will cater to all of your special events needs.

Private Party Contact:
Nicole Kelly: (215) 978-4545

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

London Grill Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.8

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3.9

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3.6

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3.8

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Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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Notable Wine List (158)
Late-night Find (155)
Hot Spot (142)
Scenic View (56)
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Good for a Date (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Cozy (10)
Great Beer (9)
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Fun (7)
Happy Hour (7)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Love this place, as they have a really nice brunch and bloody mary bar, was a bit sad they did not have the salmon benedict for brunch. Service was a little slow, but we had a trainee so it's all good. Very kind staff, good food, and you can sit outside and brunch...what more do you need?

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The wait staff at the London Grill was amazing. They accommodated all our needs despite the fact that we changed the number of our party several times. The food was excellent; the Bloody Mary bar was so much fun. Thank you for making our special event so memorable.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Predictable in a good way, this long-time Fairmont standard is pleasant for fish and chips, korean fried chicken, an excellent burger, and a good beer and wine selection. Regulars and newcomers are equally welcomed at the cool bar or the sunlit back room.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2017

I think we got the waiter trainee, but he was very nice. Had some trouble when recommending suggestions because he was so new. The food was good, but a little salty and my steak was undercooked.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Great French toast and service was excellent (Sunday brunch).

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Nice beer selection. Service was good but we were there fairly early (5 pm on a Sat) and there wasn't a big crowd. Great burger! Good duck rolls.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Food was outstanding, as was the service! Only complaint is that they allow people to smoke right at the door and second hand smoke filled the restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Recently had the opportunity to return to London for lunch. Three of us had a special occasion. The service was haphazard even though we were the only ones there for the first Half hour. We all ordered the burger, which had always been one of the best in the city. It was overcooked, even though we had all ordered them "medium". Our waitstaff forgot several requests and we got the feeling that this was no longer a popular place. Only one other table arrived during the hour and a half we were there. Unimpressed and we all agreed we would not go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Everything was great. I would however make one suggestion....the luncheon salads were limited. How about having something simpler like a caeser salad with chicken or anything for us"plain"eaters. Thanks

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Best Burger I've had in a very long time !!!!!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The food was great! The Fried Pickles are a must! The Build your own Bloody Bar is also phenomenal. Service was less than stellar...our server "forgot" several things and seemed to do a lot of standing around when she could have been tending to her tables instead.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

The food was very good, had the steak, companions had the fish & chips and the burger. I got to sit in the piano bar area for the first time, great ambiance. Food came out a little slow which is okay to enjoy the setting, just not if you have somewhere to be other than there.
Would recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Hadn't been to London in awhile. Always a great menu. One son is vegetarian and he had no problem finding something he loved, second son eats nothing and loved the mac & cheese with bacon. Awesome quail special over lentils. Great cocktail followed by a good red at a great price. Have never been disapointed at London.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Glad to have rediscovered London! I appreciated the flexibility re menu (ie., substituting side dishes).

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Staff was very friendly and made us feel very much at home. The entrees were excellent and they were all good. Wonderful choice of beers with seasonal choices and local brews.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Always a classic spot with guaranteed good food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

It looks unassuming from the outside, but it's a fantastic restaurant. I had the Duck Confit Has and my girlfriend got the smoked salmon bagel platter; both were a great value for the price. Can't wait to return!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch and had a great waiter, Ronald. Other staff were very accommodating, as well, but I wish London Grill had easier access. The steps outside are daunting to older people with mobility issues.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Went for brunch, Bloody Mary bar left a lot to be desired and was expensive for the options. Food was alright, would maybe try again for dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Reasonable neighborhood pub-like restaurant. Service was inattentive, (no bread served, water refills sluggish, entree service delayed, diner preferences forgotten, etc.) but food was tasty although the portions were small. Staff seemed overwhelmed although when we arrived the restaurant was underfilled. The restaurant grew busier as the night went on and the service deteriorated. Prices were fair.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Went for brunch. Some in the party chose burgers, which all got rave reviews. The breakfast burrito was excellent, as were the Huevos Ranchero. A few in our party were running late, and the staff was very understanding. Overall, the service was fine, with two notable exceptions. The first was that, while the make your own bloody mary bar was filled with ingredients, many of the bottles were empty. Second, one of our side orders was never brought out. When we completed dining, this was pointed out and the server quickly dashed to get it rather than ask if we still desired it, which at that point we clearly did not. It would have been logical not to serve it and remove it from the bill. In spite of these two mis-steps, would recommend a visit to this establishment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Hamburgers were fabulous and also had an excellent cocktail. We were first seated by the window ( great view) but the baseboard heater made it tooo hot. Asked to be seated in another area that was met very graciously. Glad there was other seating available. Plan on returning when in the area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The food was great and the Sinatra sing along was a blast

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

My friends and I gather every year for a Christmas get together and we have gone to London for at least the last 5 to 6 years, and it has always been good for food and ambience, and always a great place to gather and talk. Unfortunately, this year the kitchen took a big hit and they were having difficulty keeping up with the number of orders. This caused us to wait about an hour for our food to arrive at the table. The food was good, and no one had any complaints except for the wait time, and that no one let us know there were problems until the food was about to arrive. It would not prohibit us from returning, but it did add some stress to the night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Loved the Bloody Mary bar... everyone's food was great and Alicia was an excellent waitress. Will definitely come back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Took my sister here for brunch after she ran the marathon. We'd made a reservation but she had a longer run than planned. Tried to move the reservation later on open table but there was no availablity. Called and Julio who answered the phone could not have been nicer, said they would work with us to make our timing work. When we got there we were seated right away. Excellent service from the waitstaff too. Great experience.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2016

I know London has been around forever which is a testament to it's acceptability. However, I was disappointed with the Rib-eye steak. It was 75% Fat which I cut off. The edible portion was tasty though.

When I told the waiter about it he just said "oh, I'm sorry" and grabbed the plate and took it away. Nothing was said like "Is there anything I can do" etc or not even a slight adjustment on the bill. Just a proper gesture would have sufficed.

I have no plans to go back there during this century and I eat dinner out 4-5 times a week and have reached multiple award levels with OpenTable, so I'm no stranger to the scene.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Good food and good location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Wait staff was very friendly, food was fresh, not frozen!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Casual, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Service was awful and the food was mediocre. We waited 45 minutes for our food. Bread was brought out only 2 minutes before our meals.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 30, 2016

This is the 3rd year in a row that I've taken my LUPUS Loop team to London for a celebratory brunch and to thank them for their generosity. It's a nice brunch and affordable for 10 people.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great! Highly recommend the London Grill, but parking was very difficult!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2016

The waitress was excellent! The food was god and they have a great atmosphere!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

The beer and appetizers were great! We got wings and friend pickles, which were very filling and delicious. The draft list was impressive as well and we got beers during dinner and at the bar afterwards. The dinner entrees were just okay. We got the fried chicken sandwich and the fish and chips. Both were bland and very breaded. I would recommend the burgers- other people were eating them and seemed to be enjoying them more than we were enjoying our entrees. The waitstaff and bartender were very nice. Overall it was a very good experience and we would come back again just for drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2016

We had a good meal here, although the lunch menu is rather limited. There are some good, tasty, but a little limited for someone who's vegetarian and/or eats seafood only.
This is the first time I've eaten here where they didn't bring their tasty bread and olive oil. The waiter wasn't so attentive, although there were not many people in the restaurant. I do love eating in the solarium section of the restaurant, esp. on cold days when you can be warmed by the sunlight, even though it's cold out. I enjoyed the very good swordfish sandwich w/ a delicious side salad and my friend got a half-chicken sandwich (easily as big as my full sandwich) w/ a tasty autumnal soup and side salad. It's a relaxing place to have lunch. I wish they had about 10 more options for lunch. It's likely a lot more extensive a menu for dinner. It's quiet here and the ambiance is very pleasant and clean.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 24, 2016

London Grill came highly recommended to us and when I found it on Open Table, I could not pass it up! John our Server was AWESOME! He took care of us with such compassion and care that we decided to come back for a 2nd visit the following afternoon. It was obvious to us he really enjoys what he does and when he shared information about each dish that we were interested in choosing....this helped us make our decision easier. He was a gracious HOST!!! And the food was DELICIOUS!!! We look forward to many more visits...

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Service was excellent. However, the food has gone downhill. Been here several times for brunch and this time it just wasn't very good. Our meals were lacking flavor and our food wasn't very warm when served to us. Our waiter was very sweet and attentive, but the food was disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Great! Service was slow, but food fantastic!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The service was amazing. The food is always special. London is the creator of the Fairmount restaurant scene.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2016

Very nice meal in pleasant, casual surroundings with great friendly service from Jonathon. Four of us, including 2 Brits, began with drinks in the bar, then moved to the dining room. All our entrees were nicely prepared and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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