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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
American, Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
23rd and Fairmount Ave
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live local musicians at Bar featuring Blues, Funk, Jazz, Pop Rock, and Acoustic Rock. No cover, no minimum
Street parking plus parking lot ($6 Max) directly across the street (NE corner of 23rd & Fairmount).
Philadelphia Trolley Works (2200 Block of Fairmount) SEPTA ROUTE 48 Bus on corner
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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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