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Blue Door Bistro, London,

Blue Door Bistro

4.6
4.6
228 Reviews
£25 and under
British
A few short steps from the British Museum, The Blue Door Bistro provides a welcoming and informal bistro-style setting. Light and airy at lunchtime, warm and cosy by evening, the room is decorated on three sides with a panoramic view of London circa 1849. Together with the rich mahogany panelled walls, effective use of mirrored glass, and contemporary wrought iron wall lights, an ambience rooted in the hotel’s location is beautifully achieved. Executive chef, Martin Halls, blends seasonal ingredients and herbs from our garden with classical techniques to create seasonal British menus. Our cuisine is commended with an AA rosette and accredited by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (2 stars). In all of our products, we only use free-range eggs and are committed to sustainable fisheries for our fish supplies. Our team are trained to ensure that your specific dietary requirements are catered for at all times.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7612 8416
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Bloomsbury
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    The Montague on the Gardens is accessible by either Russell Square Underground Station or Holborn Underground Station
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Experiences

  • Table D'Hôte Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in our carefully curated Table D'Hôte menu during Lunch and Dinner daily at The Blue Door Bistro at the Montague Hotel & Gardens. 2 courses £35 and 3 courses £40 per person
    Table D'Hôte Menu Photo
  • London Restaurant Festival Set Menu £35 + Pimms

    £35.00 per person

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2024
    Celebrate London Restaurant Festival at Blue Door Bistro Indulge in our carefully curated Table D'Hôte menu during Lunch and Dinner daily at The Blue Door Bistro at the Montague Hotel & Gardens. 2 courses £35 and 3 courses £40 per person. Each guest will also receive a complimentary glass of Pimms to enjoy with your meal.
    London Restaurant Festival Set Menu £35 + Pimms Photo

What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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228 Reviews
  1. KaraT

    Oxford

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous meal at the Blue Door Bistro where we celebrated Fathers Day with our family. Food was excellent, particularly Mrs Ts signature dishes, the service was great and the surroundings just made the meal. If you’re lucky enough to have a table in the conservatory, it’s so peaceful, you wouldn’t believe you’re in London,

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A lovely location. Friendly staff but service was a bit slow. Food was really well cooked and presented. Portion size was perfect.

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  3. Goor

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We were the only ones in the patio and yet it took 30' to get our food (5 of us). When we asked for clarifications on the menu such as ingredients of the accompanying sauce for the salad or which ones were the seasonal vegetables, she couldn't answer. While we appreciated to be left alone, we were literally left alone. While they had an internal lunch going on at the opposite side and they were all focused on it. Food was great though and I appreciated they had gluten free bread for me.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To admire the view of the garden and have a once in a lifetime opportunity be prepared with local produce and dedicated staff was an experience in itself Definitely a hotspot for tourists or special occasions.

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  5. KenL

    London

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We received a warm welcome and staff were particularly considerate to one of our group who had mobility problems. The venue is classy with pristine tablecloths and cloth napkins. Although the menu choice was rather limited, my asparagus starter was delicious and other party members were particularly impressed with the crispy batter on the fish, the mushroom sauce accompanying the chicken and the rhubarb charlotte dessert.

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  6. DBMNYC

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful evening. Terrific food, excellent service, and a beautiful setting. We went because it is around the corner from our hotel. So glad we did. Great cocktails. Our starters were delicious. Crab ravioli and chicory and gorgonzola salad. Entrees were outstanding. Chicken breast and spatchcock poussin. A lovely bottle of Chablis completed our dinner. We can't recommend it highly enough. We'll return before we leave London.

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  7. KICKI

    Essex

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very nice lunch experience but I did feel it was rather over priced.

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  8. Chicagofrequentguest

    Chicago

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A true hidden gem next to the British Museum. Lovely venue with excellent service and superb food. Outstanding wine list both by the glass and the bottle. Quiet and elegant spot. Casual dress is acceptable but you can feel at home dressed up as well.

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  9. Chickweed

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    4 of us had a relaxed catch-up over a lovely meal at Blue Door, with delicious cocktails in the adjoining bar beforehand. We had the £40 Table d'hôte menu.

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  10. Sara

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful dinner! Yes, it's a hotel restaurant and clearly an example of why you shouldn't discount them. The terrine was completely devoured, the fish and chips were the best we'd had during our trip, and the duck pie was rich and decadent. The cocktails were creative and so tasty, that we moved ourselves to the Leopard Lounge for an after dinner drink and a chance to listen to the live saxophonist. It felt like we'd stepped into a bit of a time warp. Utterly enjoyable. The overall cost of our evening was a bit steep, but that's on us for enjoying so many cocktails! Cannot wait to return.

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FAQs

Blue Door Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Blue Door Bistro

Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BJ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bloomsbury
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 12:30 pm–2:30 pm Sun 1:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    The Montague on the Gardens is accessible by either Russell Square Underground Station or Holborn Underground Station
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
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