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Bistro at 66

66 Portland Place, London, WIB 1AD

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 15:30

Fantastic ambience but limited menu

Joanna Dineraki 10 March 2017
from London

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Found within the Art Deco headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Bistro at 66 presents light British dishes for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. In this 1st-floor dining room, spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows flood this angled, minimalist space with natural light.

The Bistro at 66 menu continually changes, to ensure the highest quality seasonal produce is always on offer. Light bites might include mackerel Nicoise, while hearty offerings from the weekly bistro menu include lamb rump with new potatoes and cabbage, or glazed sesame salmon with broccoli and soy.

The ‘pudding trolley’ never fails to impress with desserts such as blackberry frangipane with vanilla cream on offer. Also enjoy refined elevenses at Bistro 66 in London, and choose from an assortment of cakes to enjoy alongside freshly-brewed teas.

Bistro at 66 in Marylebone also boasts an al fresco terrace, and is just a 9-minute walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

Bistro at 66

66 Portland Place, London, WIB 1AD

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Customer reviews for Bistro at 66

3.6 ((()* (based on 10 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (7)
  • business (4)
  • views (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • value (3)
  • dinner (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • (((** 28 March 2017 by Barny Acworth from bournemouth

    using this venue to meet up with architects travelling down for Scotland for a meeting

    The menu offering was limited and didn't include any simple and substantial choices for hungry Scotsmen. could do with less fancy options.
    We noticed that by 1.30 pm on Friday we were the only diners so what's going on.

  • ((((* 10 March 2017 by Joanna Dineraki from London

    Fantastic ambience but limited menu

  • ((((* 3 February 2017 by Sheila Hayman from london

    Such a beautiful calm space to have lunch in a very special building. Lunch was delicious - although not enough black pudding around the egg!

  • ((((( 27 January 2017 by Mark Fletcher from London

    Interesting building, good food and very quiet. Perfect for lunch

  • ((((( 22 December 2016 by Robert Imrie from London

    Bistro at 66 was very good. The food was lovely and good value and the staff welcoming and attentive. The setting is excellent and the dining room is atmospheric.

  • (**** 19 December 2016 by Paul Hughes from London

    Well... there was a Xmas party occupying what is arguably the most resonant lobby and stairwell in London making it so noisy in the restaurant that we couldn't stay. It was just ridiculously noisy. And the waiter's response was unhelpful. So all in all a very disappointing visiting indeed. Normally this place is great but on this occasion the needs of the fee were completely sacrificed for the pleasure of the many, and we should have been told this at the time of booking. It was like a zoo.

  • (**** 6 December 2016 by Keith Ashby from London RIBA

    food ok, ambience dreadful

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Selina Dey from LONDON

    The food as always was really great. I took my friend who was really impresed with the surroundings. I think its a hidden gem in London where you can while away the hours over good food in a grand location. If youre looking for really good English food in a unique environment then this is the place for you.

  • (((** 25 September 2016 by Elizabeth Woolf from London

    Slightly curious cross between up market canteen environment and stylish food. Odd that coffee was brought a long time before the dessert - freshly made crumble which was good - as we would have liked the coffee last. Resonance made hearing difficult for my elderly husband. I would recommend to a friend with a warning of what to expect.

  • ((((( 6 July 2016 by Alfred Dandy from London

    Food was delicious with Carlos complimenting the whole experience with his friendly service

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