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Grosvenor Arms

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ 0203 551 0303

((((* British
Main course: £14
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday: 07:00 - 22:00

Quiet comfortable ambiance - smiling and friendly staff - Relaxed atmosphere - no pressure to hurry - plenty of time to enjjoy aluch at leisure in a comfortable space.

Bernice Packe 24 December 2016
from Kent

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In a magnificent converted railway building, The Grosvenor Arms offers elegant European cuisine. Alongside a comprehensive selection from the glossy 1940's-style bar, a dainty afternoon tea selection is served.

Drawing influence from across the continent, The Brasserie menu offers casual sharing platters and simple classics, as well as refined main course flavours. Favourites include squash and goats cheese ravioli, whilst succulent steaks are sourced from Casterbridge’s finest grain-fed cattle. For dessert, a delectable selection includes Amalfi lemon tart with mascarpone, or rich pot au chocolat.

Offering a more laidback selection, The Grosvenor Arms serves a lunch menu of hearty signature sandwiches, burgers and colourful salads, as well as hand-crafted treats for afternoon tea. The international wine list offers some superb complementing bottles.

In the dining room at The Grosvenor ArmsLondon, muted colours are offset by a dotting of bright canvases. Victoria Rail Station is just 2 minutes’ walk away.

Grosvenor Arms

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ

Contact +44 2078686252
Reservations 0203 551 0303

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Customer reviews for Grosvenor Arms

3.8 ((((* (based on 134 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (77)
  • lunch (37)
  • value (30)
  • dinner (29)
  • luxury (27)
  • business (21)
  • romantic (18)
  • breakfast (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • child friendly (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • trendy (4)
  • views (3)
  • ((((* 21 January 2017 by Irena Kyuchukova from London

    Nice pub, good quiet atmosphere, good food. Service was average but ok. Definitely serves its purpose- to make for a good catch up with friends.

  • ((*** 19 January 2017 by David Hall from London

    very good meal, wine choice good tho huge markup. website and service shambolic

  • (**** 5 January 2017 by John Ryan from Camberley

    Do not be fooled by the pictures.
    Stale bread sammies. Tasteless scones.
    Luke warm tea (made by filling tea pots from flasks).
    No idea what the clotted cream actually was. Certainly not clotted cream!
    Defrosted (badly) cakes. For £30/head i expect fresh cakes. And to have the cheek to tell us that they were!! Beggars belief.
    We complained. We were told they would pass comments to the chef. Chef? Really? So our afternoon is trashed but we are supposed to fell better because you told your "chef" his afternoon tea creating is garbage. Absolute joke. Absolute tourist trap.
    This was a special event for us and we were meeting our daughter, so we did not feel we could walk out (embarrass her and where would we find an alternative at 3pm on New Year's Eve?)
    Tourist traps like this ruin special events with their casual incompetence.
    I get that NYE is busy and staffing is tough but do not offer a service that you can not provide. Jeez, all you do is serve sandwiches and tea. Have the grace to do it well, or at least better than awful! .
    BTW, it was absolutely freezing cold in the lounge. We had to sit with out coats on.
    We were not the only unhappy punters. Table behind us simply walked out when they saw the food.

  • ((((* 1 January 2017 by Claire Verdeaux from fontenay


  • ((((* 24 December 2016 by Bernice Packe from Kent

    Quiet comfortable ambiance - smiling and friendly staff - Relaxed atmosphere - no pressure to hurry - plenty of time to enjjoy aluch at leisure in a comfortable space.

  • ((((* 20 December 2016 by Clare Davies from Bristol

    Loved the grandeur of this place. Old fashioned but luxurious. Afternoon tea good with mostly excellent service though slight delay to order.

  • (**** 16 December 2016 by Deborah Gautier from Basingstoke

    The Afternoon Tea was diabolical, the worst Afternoon Tea experience I have ever had in London. I have been to The Ritz, Claridge's, The Savoy, Fortnum & Mason, The Dorchester and I thought this hotel was going to give me the same wonderful experience as these, but how wrong I was. Everything about it was dreadful - the food, the room, the service, the ambience. The white bread was stale and had half the crusts still left on the finger sandwiches. We didn't even touch the cakes that were on the tray as they didn't look appealing at all. Totally terrible in every way.

  • ((*** 15 December 2016 by Fiona Inglis from Epsom

    Disappointing ! Not what I expected! The food wasn't good either

  • (**** 7 December 2016 by Cathy from Maidstone

    We ordered our food, only after we had to call a waitress over, and the restaurant didn't seem very busy, so after half an hour we decided to check and see how much longer it would be. No one came back with an update, so as we had an appointment we decided not to bother and we began to put our coats on. We also noticed that the table next to us that sat down and ordered at least 20 minutes after us. Just then a waitress came up with our food. As we did not want to seem rude we took our coats off and sat back down. The waitress who thought she was explaining by saying the salmon that I ordered needed to be grilled, that's why it took so long! I am not a professional chef, but I have cooked salmon before, and if you have taken an hour to grill it, there is a danger it will be over cooked! So we sat down and on our first taste we realised why it had taken so long it was freezing and had probably sat on the side for about 30 minutes. When we said it was cold and inedible the waitress offered us free drinks. That would not make the food any hotter, so we left. Do not recommend and we never eat there again!

  • ((*** 7 December 2016 by Fi from London

    There was no table reserved for my booking, the staff didn't try and help or apologise even though I had a confirmation of the booking. Luckily there was a spare table free so we used that. The food came quickly but the chicken was underdone. The waiter who served us nice, but couldn't tell us about any drinks available.

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