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The Hour Glass, London,

The Hour Glass

3.9
3.9
6 Reviews
£25 and under
British
The Hour Glass is an independently owned pub only a stone’s throw from South Kensington tube. We’ve been open since the 1930s, but we’re all about bringing you the best of best today. We work with the award-winning Harviestoun Brewery to bring you some of the highest quality beers in the world. The master brewer makes the frequent trip down from Scotland ensure our beers taste exactly as intended.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7581 2497
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Our unique private dining room is one of Chelsea’s hidden gems and just a stone’s throw from South Kensington tube. The room accommodates up to 24 seated guests or 40+ guests for standing drinks receptions. The private dining room can cater for any event, during all seasons. Whether it’s a wedding, christening, birthday, corporate function, or just a good old-fashioned party, we’ve got it covered. The boutique room can be set up for a refined dining (24 person) experience or left in a comfortable lounge setting for the more informal event (40+ standing). The room also has Wifi, a large media screen and independent music system with iPod docking. If you have any specific requirements that aren’t on our menu, our chefs would love to accommodate you to make the event extra special.
  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 6 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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6 Reviews
  1. Charlotte

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were really disappointed by the service -the drinks took so long to come that the food arrived first. When the drinks finally came, the soft drinks (flat Diet Coke from syrup not a bottle) didn’t come with any ice and then took ages to get. Had to ask twice for water for the table which also took forever. Despite it being Sunday lunch time, the ambiance was of a ‘local boozer’ and there was a drunk man shouting and kicking over a stool. The food was very average, with horseradish watered down. Table service was a joke, two plates got cleared then a third one much later on and one person was just forgotten about. No friendly service just mayhem! Will not return!

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  2. Lars

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy mixture of local pub and gastro. The espresso Martinis are exceptional!

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  3. SimonB

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Looked great on the website so booked a table thinking it might be necessary. When arrived it was almost empty, the bar staff pretty uninterested. Suggested we might eat upstairs as it might be warmer!! Went and took a look but was empty and uninviting, I hoped the food would live up to billing, had their signature Chicken Kiev. The Kiev was ok, but only a few tired leaves and some supermarket type chips with it, disappointing.

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  4. VictoriaD

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you so much for making this evening a success - turning the music off, making sure all the dietary requirements were respected, between the dairy free and gluten free etc. The food was delicious and the staff were amazingly helpful and nice. Will be back to discover more of the menu!

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  5. RobertO

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect for our small department (3 people) Christmas lunch. No thing to complain about...would go again

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  6. Conky

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting London from the US looking for a pub. Found the Hour Glass on Open Table and decided to give it a try. So glad we did. Food was good, got a great beer recommendation, the atmosphere was friendly and the staff very helpful and accommodating.
    The Hour GlassResponded on November 23, 2019
    Thank you so much for your review. We are a privately owned pub, exceptional beers, wines and home made and locally sourced great quality food, meat is from local Butcher John Jago, fish from the Chelsea Green's Rex Goldsmith, wines from Haynes Hanson and Clarke (local too) and award winning beers from Harviestoun Brewery, apperitivo every day from 6 til 630 complimentary from our kitchen A "secret" space is our Living Room upstairs for a relaxed lounge or your private dining events parties

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The Hour Glass is rated 3.9 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Hour Glass

279-283 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2DY

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chelsea
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:45 pm Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7581 2497
  • Private party facilities
    Our unique private dining room is one of Chelsea’s hidden gems and just a stone’s throw from South Kensington tube. The room accommodates up to 24 seated guests or 40+ guests for standing drinks receptions. The private dining room can cater for any event, during all seasons. Whether it’s a wedding, christening, birthday, corporate function, or just a good old-fashioned party, we’ve got it covered. The boutique room can be set up for a refined dining (24 person) experience or left in a comfortable lounge setting for the more informal event (40+ standing). The room also has Wifi, a large media screen and independent music system with iPod docking. If you have any specific requirements that aren’t on our menu, our chefs would love to accommodate you to make the event extra special.
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