The Marquis Cornwallis

(6 Reviews)
31 Marchmont Street, London, London, WC1N 1AP
British
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Average

Main course: £12
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday: 12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:30
Friday: 10:00 - 00:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30.

Restaurant description

Surrounded by lush, garden squares, The Marquis Cornwallis in Bloomsbury, London offers hearty British cuisine from a diverse and locally-sourced menu. The bar showcases 5 traditional cask ales as well as a global selection of craft beers.

The Marquis Cornwallis menu features modern classics and seasonal dishes cooked to order, including cider & tarragon battered cod with skin-on chips, crushed peas & tartare, gnocchi with wild mushrooms, roasted squash, spinach & cannellini beans, and handmade West Country beef burgers. Also available are lighter lunches, and a decadent dessert menu.

Try the regularly changing bar snacks, such as homemade Gloucester Old Spot sausage rolls, or salt & pepper squid. On Sundays, laidback traditional roasts are served, while brunch is available on Saturdays. On sunny days, sip a pint of lager on the on-street terrace and watch the world go by.

The Marquis Cornwallis in Bloomsbury is just a 2-minute walk from Russell Square Tube Station.

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

Customer reviews for The Marquis Cornwallis
3.7
(based on 6 reviews)

67%
of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • business (1)
  • dinner (5)
  • large parties (3)
  • lunch (4)
  • value (2)
  • By Angela D from London
    14 January 2018

    I was frustrated as I was only able to book for 6 online and wanted a table for 7. However when I called they were v helpful and said they'd add a setting to the table. This didn't happen. The bar service was poor, they got orders wrong more than once. Food was good but took a v long time to arrive.

  • By Sophie H from London
    15 April 2016

    The space and ambience are nice. The service was good on our visit, but the food was awful! We were four people and we all ordered fish and chips. Having eaten a few times in the pub before we were surprised at the measly portions - cold, tasteless hake sitting on top of a handful of soggy chips with freezing cold peas and an overly creamy tartar sauce. Ugh!

  • By Miche S from London
    7 March 2016

    Looked on Trip Advisor to find a reliable gastropub near Russell Square for good food and good ambience. I had asked for a quiet table far from the door entrance as I was meeting some friends from New Zealand I had not seen in years and wanted a place far from the bustle for a nice long chat. The ambience was lively but I liked that they got me a table in a nice corner on the top floor. There was a good selection of mains which were nicely cooked and came in good portions. Staff were both professional and very friendly. In short the Cornwallis is a place I would go back to and would not hesitate to bring friends to.

  • By Aisha M from London
    8 November 2015

    Fabulous Sunday lunch, helpful staff, love it here!

  • By Beverly M from London
    13 June 2015

    Perfect pub experience for our first night in London. I chose it because I wanted the Yorkshire ham, stout smoked salmon, and British cheeses, and it did not disappoint. Service was great--fast without being rushed and friendly.Amazingly wonderful desserts--sticky toffee pudding and profiteroles with caramel ice cream and sauce.

  • By Patricia G from Harpenden
    10 July 2013

    We booked for lunch after a visit to the British Museum, therefore location very handy. Enjoyed very nice food and staff friendly and attentive. If I had a negative comment it would be that we had a two year old with us, there were obviously no high chairs or specific facilities for baby changing, no provision for children on the menu, so families not a target market. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable experience and would certainly go again.

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The Marquis Cornwallis
31 Marchmont Street, London, London, WC1N 1AP