The London Plane

4.5
293 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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About

The London Plane, located in the heart of Pioneer Square, is a cafe, specialty foods grocery, floral workshop, wine bar and event space. You can stop by in the morning for a coffee and a handmade croissant. Come lunchtime, enjoy an array of salads, soups, and plated lunch items. For dinner, we put together a three-course menu that highlights some of the best of what the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

At the shop, you can also pick up groceries & whole grains, a bundle of mint, a bottle of Italian olive oil, and a loaf of sourdough baked in our wholesale bakery located in the back of the building. If you’re headed to a party, there are flowers, soaps, linens and more. to share as a hostess or birthday gift.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Northwest
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Hours of operation
The London Plane accepts reservations for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.
A section of our dining room is held for walk-in guests and we welcome you to join us without a reservation.

If your party is larger than 6, please phone or email us directly, or explore our
private dining offerings.


Questions? please call 206-624-1374, or email at
info@thelondonseattle.com


Hours:
8 am to 5 pm Mondays - Tuesdays
8 am to 9 pm Wednesdays through Fridays
9 am to 9 pm on Saturdays
9 am to 3 pm on Sundays
- 9 am to 3 pm for our daily menu
- 5 pm to 9 pm for dinner, Wednesdays through Saturdays

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Phone number
(206) 624-1374
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The London Plane, located in the heart of Pioneer Square, is a cafe, specialty foods grocery, floral workshop, wine bar and event space. You can stop by in the morning for a coffee and a handmade croissant. Come lunchtime, enjoy an array of salads, soups, and plated lunch items.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (206) 624-1374
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Catering
We cater!

For breakfast, we recommend choosing from our array of house made pastries, from croissants, biscuits, buckwheat canele and seasonal tarts and cakes. Our lunch menu includes our rotating seasonal spreads paired with rye crackers and our own sourdough bread, an assortment of vegetable and grain salads, a choice of oil poached local albacore tuna or our pork meatballs, and an assortment of our popular cookies.

Please email us at events@thelondonplaneseattle.com to learn more.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Seattle
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The lunch menu is not extensive but it's very creative. My friend and I ordered two different salads and shared them. At first we thought, gee, this is not very much food, and that was true. But it was SO DELICIOUS that in the end, we didn't mind. We didn't leave hungry. Just fresh ingredients with exquisite flavorings.
And we didn't even have any of the famous bread!
I'll definitely be back.

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CC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had never been to London Plane for dinner, only lunch. We were both quite impressed with the food. It was interesting and creative and delicious. We will go there again.
It is a little noisy because the tables are close together but that seems to be how most restaurants are now. I wouldn't go there with a group larger than 4. Overall we had a wonderful experience.

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GC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Food was very expensive for taste and quality. Tried four dishes and found all to be lacking in some way. Very chic place though

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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AC
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an enjoyable experience. The wait person was very helpful, the food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed but friendly. It almost felt like eating at a friend's home. I will definitely return.

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ER
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice ambience and service but expensive for what we got

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AL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Waiter was surprisingly rude when my grandmother asked which menu items could be ordered/made gluten free. My partner ordered the special, bread,strawberries , ricotta and pine nuts, which was underwhelming: untoasted bread, bland, very few toppings. I ordered there salmon benedict, which just didn't come together for me. The poached eggs were completely undercooked. The cured salmon tasted somewhat off, and the mushy kale/spinach greens overpowered every other flavor. We've eaten here a few times, the last two times were good enough to come back, but now we won't be back. We expected to have a pleasant, relaxing Sunday brunch. But the service left us feeling tense and the food just wasn't good. London Plane is overrated and not deserving of its reputation.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

London Plane is casual elegant without being pretentious. Lovely service personnel, too. What a pleasure to dine on Occidental Square and look out the enormous windows at the mature London Plane trees in the square. (The space used to be my bank decades ago. What a transformation!)

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ND
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Fresh, tasty and limited food options. Portions are very small

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AL
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food is healthy and well-prepared but leaves a bit to be desired for the price. The portions are small and, while the food is very good, it is not especially memorable. The main exception is the bread -- the raspberry ricotta was stellar.

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Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 2nd dining time at London Plane, for lunch with a friend from Alaska who I hadn't seen in six years (the first time at London Plane was for dinner), and I loved it - AGAIN. It's such a nice place to be (old historic building with so much natural light right on Occidental Square), the food is always creative and delicious, and the service is polite, helpful and conversational. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle, and of course, I will go again sometime!

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ML
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I've tried London Plane 3 or 4 times, and consistently have the same impression. A lively, attractive environment, really nice people, and good housemade food and breads, but portions are far too small for the price.

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AM
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Can you trust a restaurant that serves you eggs almost raw? I can't, and I won't be coming back here. I like my eggs on the runny side, but this was raw.
On mine, sunny side up, a lot of the white was still very gooey and transparent, it was quite under-cooked. For my girlfriend it was even worse: hers were poached, but were close to being totally raw! They were transparent and gooey throughout, not a piece of egg white was white, and as soon as she placed her fork and knife in it, the "white" (read: transparent gooey raw egg white) scattered all over her plate, no white was left! Worst eggs Benedict we've ever seen.

I understand they were busy (it was before a Sounders game), but we waited over 45 minutes for our 2 plates of food, which arrived somewhat cold, did not enjoy it, the portions were very small (the eggs Benedict did not come with any side, not even potatoes), and it was very pricey. The $10 or so hot dog at the game was a better deal. Avoid!

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M
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was phenomenal ... fresh, delicious and obviously made with precision and care ... but there's just not that much to choose from. It's a very small menu and, inexplicably, they were out of two of the five lunch items at 12:15PM. I left feeling satisfied yet confused.

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MB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff, and Maggie the manager were incredible during our anniversary brunch. They received my request of a dessert for my wife and provided us with a piece of cake and two glasses of champagne. It was great place for a special occasion. I highly recommend it!

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LH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Had a kale salad with lamb kefta. The lamb was too rare, flavor was fine, and the kale salad was nothing to write home about. Our waiter was a little weird and couldn't remember the specials. Not recommended for people with food sensitivities as I could tell mine was cross contaminated w/wheat after I made it clear I had a wheat sensitivity. I guess their candles and cards are cute... whatever. Trendy ambiance can't replace good food.

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l
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a wonderful experience overall. Thanks so much to the restaurant staff for honoring my request to congratulate my daughter who just graduated. The desserts were especially superb.

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MH
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good as usual, service sucked. 20 minutes from arrival time to water and only because I tracked subscrib someone down and asked for it. Service was slow but okay after that.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

It was a little disappointing as they were out of most items on the menu.

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CN
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

London Plane has a beautiful space. Lack of vegetarian options, other than some starter plates. Food was nice but overall it was very expensive for the amount of food you received. Went here before a concert at CenturyLink. Nice that they took reservations so we didn't have to worry about where we were going to eat.

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MW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Something for everybody. Restaurant was bustling. Noise level was moderate.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The London Plane used to be one of my favorite restaurants. I liked their food and ambiance. However, the new menu doesn’t have the same variety of food as they used to offer. And our waiter wasn’t very friendly.

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LS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Menu options are terrible. The food, while well prepared, is not worth the price. You pay $15 dollars to either have some bread with a little jam or a bowl of kale with no meat or veggies, just a bowl of marinated kale. Not at all worth the price. The place seemed extremely over hyped. I would skip for lunch, at best it’s a place to get drinks and light appetizers.

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E
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Menu tries so hard and can’t even laugh at its own joke.

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F
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seems like the perfect Seattle restaurant for sharing with visitors, which is who we were meeting. Delicious seasonal and organic food, small bites for sharing so a nice variety. My guests loved it.

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EN
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Joined 2 colleagues for lunch. Service was attentive and helpful and not obtrusive. Food selections were tasty and beautifully presented, particularly the rose pistachio tart. Noise level was suitable for a good conversation without the inconvenience of eavesdropping. Would recommend for business and for pleasure as last week I was there celebrating a birthday.

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OT
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We gathered as a threesome for a business lunch at 1 pm on a Tuesday, sat outside at a nice table in the sunlight. Probably won’t sit outside again. The Pioneer Square cleanup crew must have rolled their garbage can on wheels by us 3 times over a 90 minute period and we were approached 4 times by homeless people while we were eating.

We ordered lunch, but one of us had to re-order when the waiter found that a dish was sold out. After re-ordering, he returned to say we all had to re-order because now more things were sold out. He has extremely gracious, apologetic and helpful - I don’t blame him at all. But how does a restaurant run out of food off of its main menu on a Tuesday at lunch? God help the people that went there for dinner!

In the end we were awarded 3 cookies and they comped our limonatas, their doing - we didn’t ask for anything. I will go back someday, but it was embarrassing to have this happen to my guest. I feel like I owe him a make-up lunch. I think it is back to Il Terrazzo for me next time.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Terrible overpriced food

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Brought out of state friends, and they loved it!

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe & space!

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T
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Disappointing food in a beautiful room. Spent $15 for one piece of toast with about a tablespoon of topping at brunch—terrible value.

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OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, small menu

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JM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

We arrived at 2:00 for a late lunch and they seemed to have run out of many items on the menu. It was a tad disappointing.

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P
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Interesting venue -- part floral shop, part bakery, part gift shop, part food service. Limited menu. The baked eggs for breakfast were very tasty, nicely prepared, accompanied by a large slice of good bread, but the choices were few. Great Bloody Marys. Fun spot in Pioneer Square.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anthony and John both served us and they were some of the best servers I’ve ever had. Food was amazing.

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GP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. A very warm and caring staff. Sophisticated, both in service and food, yet real food. Left feeling very satisfied, full and happy. Look forward to returning on another special occasion.

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G
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We were both underwhelmed with the Seattle Restaurant Week menu and selection. Expecting a bit of showcase for this newer restaurant and the lunch was a bust. In general the food was prepared OK, but having the same vegetables on the appetizer and main course Niscoise plate was awful. The tuna was a bit dry, reflected a canned tuna in dryness if not more. If the salad was intended, it was, but no green beans was the chef’s mistake. Carrots were a poor replacement. The appetizer with carrots, snap peas, fennel etc was great and perfectly prepared, salted seasoned. Tasted great, but then the main course mimicked it enough to lead to disappointment. Maybe I’ll try again, maybe not.

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C
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful sunny space filled with flowers, charming and non-obtrusive service, and clean, seasonal food with interesting flavor pairings.

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

There was a bug in my friend's meal, and the server didn't seem to care. She grabbed a towel and picked it up. She didn't even apologize that there was a bug in my friend's food. Gross.

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JJ
Seattle
40 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit during Seattle Restaurant Week. Soo good! great selection, good portions, excellent service, we asked the staff for more info on the delish cooking spices and she came back with all the details on the ingredients and preparation. Very attentive. Large open space felt clean, fresh and authentic. Seating area in the loft good for larger groups. Flowers and baked goods greet you at the door. Highly recommend!!!

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