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Roast chicken with Tarragon sauce - Q Bar & Restaurant, London, England

Q Bar & Restaurant

3.6
3.6
35 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Our spacious and newly refurbished bar/restaurant with a heated terrace is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. Enjoy a wide blend of European cuisine and a robust selection of cocktails, wine, beers, coffee & tea. We recommend the Homemade Croquettes and the Pan fried salmon with chorizo and pea sauce.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Kensington

  • Cross street

    Queens Gate

  • Parking details

    Pay and display parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus number 70 stops in front of the Hotel. South Kensington or Gloucester road station in walking distance about 7 minutes from the Hotel.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. KP

    KathrynP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked a table for Friday night as we were staying in the hotel for the weekend. We got to the bar for a pre-dinner drink and the bar tenders were disappointing inattentive. No welcome at all. The bar and restaurant area had no atmosphere - just a single other customer in the corner. Decor was dark and unwelcoming. We decided to eat somewhere else as we had very low expectations for the food and further customer service.
  2. BB

    BelindaB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Booked in advance for pre theatre - they had run out of 50% of choices on the menu Service very slow No atmosphere Very disappointed
  3. JW

    JeniW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pre -Theatre meal was very tasty, well presented...& delivered efficiently.
  4. J

    Jacque

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Such a lovely hotel but seemed like the kitchen were not prepped, ready for diners. The poor waiter looked like he needed more support. Table booked for 5:30 for a pre concert meal. Ordered steak but told later they didnt have any. Ended up with the chicken, it was ok. I would have preferred a steak. The restaurant felt like a school dining hall so this could do with a spruce. Such a shame as it is a beautiful hotel.
  5. MB

    MikeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It's the breakfast room of the Q hotel so simple decor in the basement. Food excellent. First beer was off but was replaced immediately with many apologies. Service excellent. Great place for pre-Albert Hall dinner.
  6. MI

    MIke

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner before a concert at Royal Albert Hall. We would certainly go again.
  7. o

    operarosie

    Devon

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal at Q. Very quiet, which we appreciated, but service good and unobtrusive. Food was excellent and very competitively priced. We ate here prior to late prom, and would recommend Q as a better alternative to dining at the Albert hall
  8. D

    Drizzler

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This bar and restaurant is in a hotel close to the Royal Albert Hall. It is all done out to a high standard but is perhaps a bit austere and lacking in atmosphere. The food was sensibly priced and very good, as was the wine. When we were there it was very quiet.
  9. MT

    MelissaT

    London

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The servers were friendly and attentive but the service was very slow. We were late for a show as we had to wait 40 mins for starters to arrive and a further 20 for mains. We paid before finishing our meal to try and get some time back, but rushing eating is not enjoyable no matter how good the food is. So perfect for a casual meal if you have lots of time on your hands but for us who only had 1.25 hours (which we thought should be ample) it was not good even though we made clear we didn’t have much time. As a gesture of good will, the starters were taken off the bill which was nice but didn’t resolve the issue we had with time. Otherwise a nice compact place, a small but good selection of food and a good selection of drinks at a lovely location.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    On way to Albert Hall. Needed quick dinner. Staff lovely but rest of the experience not so great
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Birthday trip to concert at Royal Albert Hall
  12. FL

    FionaL

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Arrived early for our booking and chose a table in small outdoor courtyard which was pleasant. We enjoyed our meal but the service was a bit chaotic. One large and one small glass of wine arrived and a carafe of water but no water glasses. The table had not been wiped before we sat down. Nevertheless the staff were friendly and helpful. Ideal location for the Albert Hall so will go again.
  13. B

    Boxy220

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined here as it was close to the Royal Albert Hall and we were looking for something that was not only close, but offered a good food menu. This place hits the mark, and are, sympathetic to dining at pace shall we say. Although we in now way felt rushed, they understood that we had a performance to get to. The food menu was diverse and offered a variety of dining choices. The food itself was tasty and worth the money. I would definitely eat here again
  14. DS

    DebbieS

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Basement restaurant with canteen style tables and absolutely no atmosphere. You could hear a pin drop. Staff attentive and polite and main course dinner good quality. Unfortunately GF dessert choc fudge cake a huge disappointment. Dry as a bone and tasted stale. When I complained I was offered a free dessert and a free upgrade for my next stay but that won’t be happening.
  15. AC

    AndrewC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Last minute booking for a meal before going to a show. We arrived and were greeted at the door and escorted to the restaurant. The two course meal was both excellently cooked and fantastic value. Would recommend as somewhere to have a pre show meal.
  16. RR

    RestoReviewer

    London

    74 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A lovely meal with my parents before going to the Royal Albert Hall. The food and service were delicious, and it was good value for money. The restaurant itself is disappointing, a fairly bare windowless room and quite corporate feel, but I appreciate it's a hotel restaurant so should have taken this into account when booking!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Dining area is literally a hotel basement room that is cold with no atmosphere. Food was average. I had steak but no proper knife was presented. Unfortunately, I would never recommend this restaurant
  18. R

    R0sydawn

    Kent

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant food good service good Verycompetive price with a 3 corse set menu for £25 Very convenient for the Albert Hall
  19. A

    janeA

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Delicious food - very well cooked scollops and the flavours were excellent. The front of house staff were friendly and professional. We will go again- very near the royal albert hall
  20. S

    Suedoku

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Smaller than I expected, but we didn’t feel crammed in. There is an outside area to sit, and service was masked and cleanliness immaculate. Food excellent for the price range. Service a little slow, but overall a very pleasant experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyed our meal very much. Excellent service from our waitress and very good food. Great value.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Found this place on open table as going to an event at the Royal Albert Hall. Really close to the RAH - 5 mins walk to be inside Quick delivery of food which is important when you want to eat before going to a snow. Great service - friendly and attentive. Food is well cooked, And portions are generous. Very good value for money I would recommend this place and will use again when going to another show.
  23. JH

    JackieH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loved the restaurant but as we are early, 5.30 pm we were the only diners! Service was excellent!
  24. CO

    ClassyOrchFans

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and really delicious food and wine. Our only complaint was a lack of an allergy information sheet but the staff were very careful and gave us excellent care. Would definitely recommend, especially before a show at the Royal Albert Hall as it was only a five-minute walk away.
  25. m

    ms123

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second visit and the menu was improved. Great value with the set menu...£25 with mussels as a starter. Very good.
  26. S

    Stephenry

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice meal our table was booked for 17.30, we were seeing a show at the royal Albert hall starting at 19.45 thinking we had allowed ourselves enough time, we only chose 2 courses but the wait between the starters & main was quite long, consequently we did not get to our show until 19.40 (we were hoping to have a drink first at the RAH) The meal of the night was the chicken with the grilled veg and puréed carrot.
  27. LC

    LindyC

    Kent

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice decor and lovely welcome from the head waitress. The meal was excellent value and extremely tasty. Would definitely come here again.
  28. c

    carolineu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We dined here before seeing a show at the Royal Albert Hall, beautiful surroindings, lovely food and attentive service. Would recommend
  29. HD

    HannahD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is fantastic and our waitress Marisa was so professional and lovely, even calling the lift for us as we left. The only thing that lets this place down is the restaurant itself which lacks decor and atmosphere. If they get that right, this will be the place to beat. Ill be back!
  30. m

    markb

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Was nice , just a little short on atmosphere. Lovely service , lovely food , but we felt like we were pushed around a corner with nothing to look at . We even had to ask if we could have a drink on the bar area after our meal . This had to be discussed with management ( after we spent £100) this was” approved “ . But no thanks- we went elsewhere to spend our money . I probably would not return here
  31. W

    Watermark

    London

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The small space, just 4 tables, was hard to rate for ambience, but it was friendly, comfortable, and service in time for a concert was ideal. The relatively limited menu offered enough choice though, and everything was nicely presented. Staff were communicative and helpful, and we would definitely return if back at the Albert Hall,for sheer convenience and proximity.
  32. l

    lucyo

    Essex

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and excellent friendly service. We were early diners, so a little quiet. Ideal if visiting RAH!

    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am very glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Your mention of the Royal Albert Hall makes perfect sense, as it is 350 metres away. See you next time!

  33. YE

    YoungEnough

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good ambience and service , and ideal for the Royal Albert Hall which is just round the corner. Food was nothing special, but fine. Good wine by the glass.

    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the ambience and the service. The wine mention was also duly noted. We are actually in the process of extending our wine list, so on you next visit you should have even better wines to choose from. We have also noted the comment about the food and pass it on to the chef, but as a Bistro our intention is to serve unpretentious but freshly cooked and flavourful food. We have some new specials coming on in two weeks time. Regards!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was in this amazing place last night,last minute booking after a business meeting. The ambiance was amazing , very cooling after a very hot day. Food was great and reasonably priced, service was 5*, the girl who served us , I didn’t get her name was extremely helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. Thank you , we will definitely come back.

    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is great to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience at the Q Bar and Bistro. Hope to see you again soon!

  35. m

    ms123

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in an unpretentious setting with very good service.

    Q Bar & RestaurantResponded on August 15, 2021Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. It is great that you got the concept of the Bistro. Simple and tasty food, with great service. Hope to see you again soon.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Q Bar & Restaurant is rated 3.6 stars by 35 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

7:00 PM


Google Map for Q Bar & Restaurant

31-34 Queen's Gate, London, England SW7 5JA

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queens Gate

  • Neighborhood

    South Kensington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, English, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Pay and display parking.

  • Public transit

    Bus number 70 stops in front of the Hotel. South Kensington or Gloucester road station in walking distance about 7 minutes from the Hotel.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Paul Critchley

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

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