Percy & Founders

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British
Percy & Founders is a restaurant and bar in Fitzrovia, open every day for breakfast, lunch dinner, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts. Our name is inspired by the Duke of Northumberland, Hugh Percy, and the group of philanthropists who together founded the Middlesex Hospital in 1755.

Our Head Chef has created a seasonal British-European menu with which can be enjoyed alongside draught and bottled beers, innovative cocktails and a meticulously curated wine list.

We have a range of beautiful dining rooms which are designed to suit different needs and different times of the day, whilst our plant-filled terrace offers a tranquil space to dine alfresco all year round. Our stunning private dining room, Percy’s Den, can accommodate up to 24 seated or 35 standing and is equipped with top of the range audio-visual technology.

Specials

Dine out on Christmas Day for a stress-free Christmas

Available on Christmas Day only, our decadent three course menu is £85pp and includes a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Brut Champagne on arrival.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

Our New Year's Eve Set Menu is £75pp and includes a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon "Brut Reserve" Champagne on arrival. After dinner, head to the Cocktail Bar for drinks and dancing until 1am. Why not pre-order a bottle of NV Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Pierre Moncuit Champagne for £65 (instead of £85!)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Celebrate Christmas Eve with family and friends!

Percy & Founders is closed on Christmas Eve, reopening on Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 636 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.2
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h
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant was cold, noisy and we waited way too long for our main course. It meant our guest had to leave before dessert or coffee. I think it was about a 50 minute wait. The pork belly was undercooked. The other dishes were ok. Unimpressive overall.

MH
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eight of us had breakfast here two days in a row great choice and great food the place is very well appointed and the staff were helpful and service was excellent

RZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great place overall. Our specific waiter this time was a bit passive aggressive, but not bad enough to make me not like this place

JP
London
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was friendly and efficient - already planning return visit!!

Percy & Founders
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks JPG75! We have just had a small menu change today and added some warming winter dishes so be sure to pop in to try them out!

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EC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, service a little slow but great atmosphere of the venue.

F
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was amazing. Would definitely come back to try lunch/dinner

OT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing , great service . Just the loo was out of order

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. The restaurant interiors are beautiful and I expected it to be more expensive than what it was. Food was delicious and on the whole an amazing experience. Ill be heading back soon!

Percy & Founders
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a reply! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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I
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Food wasn't great and when pointed out to the staff they didn't do anything to remedy the situation. Nice ambience but felt a bit ripped off..

Percy & Founders
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi Ibnabell, I am sorry to hear about your experience with us. I have sent my email address in a private message, if you would please write me, I would like the chance to investigate this further to make sure that this doesn't happen again. Many thanks, Linga

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D
London
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Popped by for lunch, very pleasant setting with a broad menu. Dishes were good, excellent burger. Service was okay, wrong drinks order sent over but otherwise was very good.

K
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A great place for brunch with friends in a relaxed environment with good service

Percy & Founders
Responded 4 days ago

Hey Kazzagee, I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed our lovely brunch menu and friendly service. We'll see you again soon!

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SL
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My second time dining with you. I came back for your feta and spinach dumplings but you had changed the menu... a little disappointed but totally understandable. Our Waitress (Eleanor?) was very friendly and attentive - thank you.

Delicious dessert too! Look forward to coming back again, maybe after the menu changes again!

Percy & Founders
Responded on November 4, 2019

Hi SL01, I'm happy to hear that there was a dish on our menu worth coming back for! We change our menu seasonally to make sure have have the best and freshest produce, and I hope that you found a new favourite! Our next menu change will be on the 18th November, so perhaps we'll see you then!

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r
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Had a lovely meal here with friends recently however the service was not quite up to scratch. We had to find a waiter/waitress whenever we wanted any service as ours appeared once throughout the night and didn't even come back to take our order.

Food was very nice but overall service needs a bit of improvement. I'd still reccomend percy and founders.

SH
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location and ambiance is very good. The food is above average but can be a little bland, the burgers are not as good as the high end chains, and steak and chops nice but memorable. Maybe a change in style?
I do like coming as generally a very good place to meet.

Percy & Founders
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hey SahhbazH, Thanks for the feedback. We change our menus seasonally to make sure we get the best out of British produce, we'll be changing into our winter (Christmas) menu late November - so look out for that!

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service, gréât range of choices on menu, stellar wine list, great quality of food; the absolute best Gastropub in London!

GR
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Never lets me down. I have been dozens of times for various reasons.

A
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience3

I suffered from a mild case of food poising after having fried squid and plain ceasar salad for lunch at the restaurant

Percy & Founders
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hi there, I have shared my email with you in a private message so that you can contact me directly and I can investigate this. Thanks, Linga

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KB
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, lovely fiid. Good service attentive but not intrusive. Had a very leisurely lunch.

Percy & Founders
Responded on October 31, 2019

Hi KarenB, Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you very soon!

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food2service2ambience5

We waited an hour for our food, which seems slightly excessive. In general, servings are tiny and overpriced. Other than that, the restaurant has lovely decor and wonderful ambience, so I would go back again (but not when I'm vaguely hungry)

MP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I go often and I simply love this place! Brunch is my favourite but also aperitivo only is cool there!

VK
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Had a drink in the bar before we ate. Wonderful food and service.

Percy & Founders
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Victoria, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed our restaurant. It's always nice to work up an appetite with an aperitif first! We'll see you soon!

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OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Shocked by the manager who was incredibly rude. Apart from that had an amazing server and a great meal.

Percy & Founders
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hi there, I would like to talk more about this with you, if this is the case I would like to know more so that I can make sure this doesn't happen again. I have sent my email address via private message. Look forward to hearing from you. Linga

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L
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The noise was appalling, even though we were seated in the room to the right which was quieter. I shall not be eating with you again solely on account of the noise.

AB
London
30 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great location and lovely food for a leaving lunch.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the host greeted us with a smile and made us feel welcome. Two salads were ordered, both excellent, service excellent, great value for money.

Percy & Founders
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Joe, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us as we always try to make each guest as welcome and comfortable as possible!

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GG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked Percy & Fonders for my wife's birthday on Saturday the 28th of September. Herself and 4 of her friends attended the bottomless brunch that afternoon.

Sadly my wife and her friends reported this as the worst restaurant experience they've ever had. From unedible food, slow and unresponsive service to being told I would receive an apology email with an offer of a free meal to try and make up for this.

Alas, I am yet to receive any such apology or email from the manager.

Sadly this did ruin my wife's birthday and I very much doubt I or my wife's friends will return.

TH
Munich
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A tiny bit noisy from the busy bar area, very nice interior, friendly welcome, good and speedy service from our friendly French waitress

J
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Excellent main courses, freshly prepared, with delicious sides. The vegan pudding was tasteless and disappointing. Good service. A nice place for lunch, away from the hustle and bustle.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

The foods were not good ... used to be better

OT
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Great food and ambience but the food took way too long to come we waited 45 mins between our starter and our main on a Wednesday eve.

SL
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the dinner very much. Food was delicious and service was attentive. I would be back for the Ricotta dumplings!

OB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was a noisy bar with large groups so we were seated near the bar. Food was good but overpriced - £9.00 for a starter! Mains were tasty but small portions. I thought the service was excellent as the waitress was knowledgable about food & drink. Thank you so much for extra truffle oil on my chips. Overall I would try another restaurant as there are so many to choose from in London.

OT
London
14 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The whole dining experience was wonderful
Staff were professional and attentive
The food was great

TE
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It has a very pleasant setting indoors and outdoors . Only objection I have is to the solid partition dividing dining area from the rest . This rather spoils the ambiance . A see through partition would be much better (if anyone is listening) . My wife service friendly and helpful ; pricing not OTT . Good combination . It has come a long way from it's opening days

MD
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Service was quite slow, especially around the bottomless drink refills. The unlimited pancake option that we went for was good value, but the toppings quite basic - would be good to allow diners to mix and match toppings. Beautiful venue, handy location.

F
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was amazing and the bottomless pancakes as well. Service was great and very nice ambiance on a Sunday as it wasn’t too busy

V
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service and wonderful to east outside on a warm summer evening.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food in a lovely lunch easy going environment. Ideal chilled lunch!

KD
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for breakfast

AT
London
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for breakfast and sat outside on the beautiful terrace. I struggled to choose what to have as there were numerous dishes on the menu that I wanted! The service was slow, though this may have been because we were sat outside and not in their eyesight. The portions were quite small for the price but they were delicious.