Dalloway Terrace

(738 Reviews)
16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN
Modern British, Afternoon Tea
A la carte menu

Top offer

Spring Afternoon Tea - £40 per person

We are delighted to introduce our Spring Afternoon Tea menu created by our Head Pastry Chef, Chris Dodd.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday: 08:00 - 23:00.

Restaurant description

Named after the character created by Virginia Woolf, Dalloway Terrace is an elegant, poetic and quintessentially English space.

Fully heated in winter, this year-round destination restaurant and bar offers the peace and charm of a secluded secret garden in the winter, and a light, elegant and beautiful al fresco space in the spring and summer months. Light breakfasts, brunch and all-day favourites make up the Dalloway Terrace menu, with a range of cocktails and wines also available.

Dalloway Terrace’s Spring installation is inspired by Virginia Woolf's husband Leonard Woolf's travels in colonial Sri Lanka in the early '1900s, to which he dedicated his novel 'The Village In The Jungle'. Transporting guests to the unspoilt beauty of Sri Lanka, the restaurant has now been transformed into a tropical paradise lavishly adorned with bright bursts of fuchsia provided by mesmerising orchids and passion flower.

Set in the heart of the historic and vibrant Bloomsbury, London’s literary centre, this beautiful indoor-outdoor space is just a 2-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road Station and the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street and Soho.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Dalloway Terrace
4.3
(based on 738 reviews)

89%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (310)
  • al fresco (201)
  • breakfast (259)
  • business (80)
  • child friendly (24)
  • dinner (351)
  • entertainment (34)
  • large parties (31)
  • lunch (323)
  • luxury (249)
  • private dining (128)
  • romantic (416)
  • trendy (270)
  • value (86)
  • views (74)
  • By Salwa A from London
    14 July 2019

    The staff were super friendly, food was 10/10 and the ambience of the whole place was lovely!

  • By Philip T from London
    12 July 2019

    My wife and I had an early dinner before going to the theatre (to see the amazing 'Illusionists', since you ask). The terrace itself is very attractive, considering that it is in central London. Service was attentive and civilised, cocktails were inventive, the bread was varied, and our two courses were well-presented and tasty. What's not to like about watermelon gaspacho on a warm evening?

  • By Paola B from London
    12 July 2019

    Beautiful setting - especially for an outdoor dinner in summer!

  • By Peta N from London
    11 July 2019

    A friend and I had an early evening meal at the Dalloway Terrace, on a warm summer evening. We sat outside, and it was discreet, attractive and the perfect get together for us. The service was impeccable and the drinks and food just what we wanted. We ate seared scallops with a rocket and parmesan salad and truffle chips, followed by a chocolate souffle - all delicious.

  • By Bronwen B from London
    11 July 2019

    It was a warm evening and we sat outside on the terrace, great atmosphere with music coming up from the bar below. As the light faded, hurricane lamps were brought out which only added to the ambience. Our waiter gave us great advice and matched the food with the wine, we didn't have to do any choosing... and it was exactly as he promised, really tasty and fresh. I had the vegetarian curry and my friend had the fish in banana leaf, we opted for truffle fries and wow is all we could say about it all.

  • By Pernille H from Gislinge
    8 July 2019

    We had afternoon tea. It was not that exciting or as impressive as I had expected. Way too expensive compared to the experience. The taste was ok, but nothing special. I didn’t think it was gourmet, but the prices were. The floral wall? Artificial flowers loosing their colours? I was really disappointed. And why weren’t we offered a “doggy bag” for all the leftovers? That is really a waste of food. I really hope you donate some of the leftovers to the homeless people or others. It would be the right thing to do.

  • By Philip W from London
    8 July 2019

    Had the lunchtime jungle menu, which was good value. My order of tiger prawns and sea bream was excellent. For vegetarian, the asparagus starter was fine but the chickpea curry with tofu not the most exciting. Still it was good that vegetarians had options on a short menu. Desserts very good too- though description of one as pannacotta might be misleading as it had no gelatin and was more like an Indian sweet- very nice. Lovely setting. Quite slow service but you can ask for quicker service if you like. Friendly waiters.

  • By Karen O from Haywards Heath
    7 July 2019

    We had a pleasant lunch (brunch). Lovely setting on the sheltered, outdoor terrace, but too many people smoking. Would prefer separate smokers area to avoid this.

  • By Julia M from London
    7 July 2019

    Came for afternoon tea. The setting is lovely. That’s where it ends. Staff not very knowledgeable on types of tea. Quality of food very mediocre and no refills. You would pay a similar price at Fortnum and Mason and get much nicer food with refills. I wouldn’t go again.

  • By Byeongyeob L from Anyang, Korea
    5 July 2019

    Overall, it was a wonderful experience. The waiters and the manager who served was really welcoming and kind with great smiles. There was absolutely no delays or inconveniences. The teas were of high quality, and the deserts were great. We were happy with the taste of the scone, and some of the little cakes had fabulous taste that we've never had before. I was surprised by some of the ideas in combining different ingredients. For instance, there was mango tart with paprika - one of my friends who accompnied me doesn't usually eat paprikas, but she really loved that tart. She said she never knew paprika could go well with mango. In addition, we liked the atmosphere of our terrace seat with flower decorations on the wall. It was a nice spot to leave pictures for memory. I'd love to go back again.

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Dalloway Terrace
16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN
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Available offers

  • Spring Afternoon Tea - £40 per person
  • Summer Afternoon tea with a glass of champagne - £50 per person
  • Spring Afternoon Tea with a glass of champagne - £50 per person
  • Brunch menu

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