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Intuitive service, classic & contemporary cuisine - The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s, London,

The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s

4.7
4.7
275 Reviews
£26 to £40
Modern European
For many visitors to Claridge’s, the Foyer is the first thing that captures their imagination. In the centre of the room a striking Chihuly sculpture hangs like a chandelier. The walls shimmer with original art deco mirrors. Music drifts from the grand piano. It is here that breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea are served, as well as our inventive twists on classic cocktails.

In the Reading Room, the banquettes create a more intimate dining experience. With intuitive service and a menu of classic and contemporary cuisine, you will soon see why the Foyer & Reading Room has delighted guests for over 150 years.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mayfair
  • Parking details
    None
  • Entertainment
    Pianist at set times during the day and evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 275 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

275 Reviews
  1. Mystique

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect evening with immaculate service as well elegant embiance and well presented cuisine. All the staff were most courteous and accommodating. Michael, the Hotel Butler, especially is a world class gem! Michael was most attentive and supportive; offereing added touch of welcome and attention with warmth to make the evening most special and memorable. Overall very positive and impressive.

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  2. MahaO

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked few days before and still didn’t get to enjoy the main dining area and this happened twice… ppl who book days before should be given table in main dining area instead of corner room

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  3. MarkW

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As expected, the service was impeccable and the food was excellent. Compared to other 5 star luxury hotel restaurants such as The Ritz and The Lanesborough, Claridge’s is considerably more expensive without delivering anything extra.

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  4. MartynH

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was first class in every regard, the food was simply exceptional and was matched by the service and choice of drinks.

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  5. JohnC

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a superb evening with delicious food ,impeccable service in gracious and elegant surroundings and a very knowlegable and helpful sommelier . It was a perfect Birthday treat for us which could not have been bettered . Thoroughly enjoyable and many thanks to all concerned

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  6. Wild44

    London

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating our wedding anniversary .The staff helped to make it special. We had some very expensive Laurent Perrier Rose to start with our starters, followed by a pleasant Sancerre with our Lobster Wellington. We finished off with a shared raspberry/ meringue dessert. All very relaxed in a beautiful hotel.

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  7. AbbeyM

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic lunch for my mothers birthday. Special thanks to Giro who’s service and friendly nature made the day.

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  8. Wild44

    London

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my birthday. This was a return visit to the restaurant as we loved the lobster wellington we had the previous time. We ordered it again and still thought it was great. Although expensive it does come with various side dishes. The menu overall is excellent as there is lots of seafood on it which we love. We had a lovely cote du Rhine white wine with it. As the main is so filling though we shared an interesting chocolate dessert which was plenty for us. The staff were attentive and friendly answering our questions. Service was very good. After our meal, we also had a tour of the new basement levels with the pool and spa. We had watched the recent documentary on tv. and we were fascinated by this massive engineering task. We love our luxury London hotels but especially Claridge’s. It’s so beautiful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best place to dine , can’t find any fault , where would you find a place where they make sure you’ll be satisfied with your steak gravy and offer 6 different kinds for me to try .. staff are super attentive!

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  10. Wild44

    London

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Lots of seafood on the menu which we love. We shared the lobster wellington which was very filling. Although expensive it did include several sides. The truffle chips were lovely. We shared a bottle of Alsace white wine which was quite expensive. Our only criticism is that he tables are too low for eating. The room is gorgeous.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dining experience here for my 50th birthday. Attila, Alex and the entire staff provided a truly memorable birthday. From the wine selection, starter, dinner and dessert the food and service were exceptional. If you have the opportunity I would highly recommend dining here!

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  12. JohnC

    Oxford

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening which could not have been bettered . Ambiance , atmosphere , impeccable service , delicious food perfectly presented and a mouth watering wine list as well as a special birthday cake and candle made it a most memorable celebratory evening

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  13. NicholasB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely special occasion dining. Staff very helpful, food excellent, presentation outstanding. Lobster Wellington - what an amazing dish. Definitely not for everyday!

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  14. BruceF

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claridges is the epitome of class and style. We went on the FT Laurent Perrier offer at 95 quid each which was amazing value for a great choice of food including Claridges classics like the classic chicken pie. Always great

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a 70th birthday lunch. The food was excellent, service was great. They brought up a lovely pudding with a candle in for the birthday girl. Toilets were lovely. The flower arrangements were beautiful around the room.

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  16. DarrylW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Words simply cannot do justice to this establishment. The ambience, the food, the service were nothing short of perfection, and I utilise that term very deliberately. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgable, charming and funny without ever being ingratiating or false. The a la carte menu was excellent, and our food - I had Dover sole and my wife had the lobster risotto, preceded by the oysters and canapés - was sublime. The whole experience was unforgettable, the history and sense of refinement is truly palpable without ever seeming forced. It was an experience, and one my wife and I are keen to undertake again at our earliest opportunity. It is luxurious without seeming pretentious or unattainable. We aren’t oligarchs, captains of industry, movie stars or the landed gentry, and that mattered not one iota, the staff were unfailingly warm and attentive. There is a very clear reason Claridge’s has stood the test of time, and long may it continue to do so.

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  17. MikeS

    Edinburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claridges was class from start to finish. We had a drink in Fumoir bar before our meal in the Foyer and Reading Room. Each person who spoke to us or served us was knowledgeable and attentive. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. We will definitely return.

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  18. Derek

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was poor compared to other five star. Food served cold but was replaced when asked Expensive

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  19. AnthonyS

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful hotel. The food and service were very good but the restaurant space in the foyer still seems best for afternoon tea rather than dinner.

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  20. Jeffrey

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very attentive service, good ambiance, generous portions on the seafood cocktail and chicken pie I had. Wine by the glass whilst relatively expensive was good quality and generous measure.

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  21. LynP

    London

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely place to be. Charming service, good food, lots of interesting choices for dinner (plus a 2 or 3 course menu option). Note that you should probably book a place in one of the many bars if you would like a drink before eating. The atmosphere was lovely - a gentle hum of people talking, and a live piano and bass combo providing background music that didn't overwhelm the conversation.

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  22. DeniseH

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    delightful in every way, a beautiful venue, a lovely dining room, helpful staff, delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere

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  23. Gemma

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Claridge’s and will certainly be back.

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  24. RupertF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful old school charm with friendly staff and good service

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  25. Carrie

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were incredibly friendly, the live jazz music was beautiful and the food was cooked to perfection. Made our night celebrating our 5 year anniversary so special and will be back soon!

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  26. Littlemiss

    London

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was definitely a special occasion type of place. Pluses to it was the star spotting too 😍 Food was amazing and just what I would have expected

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular meal Recomended the Chefs dozen

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  28. AlistairR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Claridge’s is the epitome of excellence, style and magic from any hotel. There is nothing to fault here. Just drink it all in!

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  29. Twylight7

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for my birthday just before the lockdown 2.0 and the ambience was amazing! Definately would recommend the tempura prawns for your starters as they were yummy. The staff were so friendly and kind and really made my birthday really special. I can’t wait till they open again as I will definitely be back for drinks and afternoon tea.

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  30. SimonH

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class every time

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  31. Nicola

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, super service and excellent value for money, what more could you ask for!

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  32. JOHN

    Yorkshire

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time at this restaurant and the food and service was outstanding.Proved to be a special night.Expected it to be expensive but the only complaint was the price of a bottle of wine .

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  33. Paul

    London

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely breakfast

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  34. Irvin

    London

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating my sons 40th birthday. Everybody tried their best to ensure that we had a very enjoyable evening.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect birthday breakfast

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  36. mayag

    New York City

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente todo.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    アフタヌーンティーだと勘違いしてランチを予約してしまいましたが、最高の時間でした。 アフタヌーンティーに変更はできないかと伺い結局は出来なかったのですが、優しく誠実に対応して下さりさすが5つ星ホテルだと感激しました。 スタッフの方が常に笑顔を欠かさず、アイコンタクトでこちらの要望に気づいてくださるところが素敵でした。 アジア人を差別するゴーリングホテルとは全く違う。 ローストビーフのサンドウィッチや キャラメルのデザートも絶品でした。 次回は必ずアフタヌーンティーで伺いたいです。

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute lobster! Lovely service!

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  39. SimonH

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always superb. Nothing to fault

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  40. howardd

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    WONDERFUL OLD FASHION CHARM, WITH EXCELLENT FOOD, SERVICE AND AMBIENCE. WE WERE MILDLY SKEPTICAL ABOUT HOW STUFFY IT MIGHT BE BUT WERE ABSOLUTELY CHARMED BY THE WONDERFUL STAFF WHO WERE DEEPLY WELCOMING, ACCOMMODATING AND ATTENTIVE. THE HOTEL LOBBY AND THE FOYER ARE RESPLENDENT IN EARLY 20TH CHARM AND ELEGANCE, AND ALL ASPECTS OF THE MEAL AND THE DINING EXPERIENCE WERE METICIULOUS. WE WILL MAKE IT A REGULAR SPOT FOR BREAKFAST WHEN WE ARE IN LONDON.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s is rated 4.7 stars by 275 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Foyer & Reading Rooms at Claridge’s

51 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Mayfair
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Modern European
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Martyn Nail
  • Entertainment
    Pianist at set times during the day and evening.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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