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The Wallace

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Hertford House, Manchester House, London W1U 3BN, England
0207 563 9505
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
tiniest lunch in London

We took a couple of foreign visitors to the cafe last Thursday lunchtime. We ordered two salads, a quiche and a soup, which took nearly an hour to arrive (there was no explanation or apology). The salads - £9 for my 'warm chevre' and £13.50 for crab were so tiny as to be almost invisible - I am... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
ruth12313
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We took a couple of foreign visitors to the cafe last Thursday lunchtime. We ordered two salads, a quiche and a soup, which took nearly an hour to arrive (there was no explanation or apology). The salads - £9 for my 'warm chevre' and £13.50 for crab were so tiny as to be almost invisible - I am happy with... More 

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Chessington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

What is there not to like about the Wallace restaurant on a busy Saturday Valentine'sDay? We had booked and received excellent service throughout (thank you Magnus). The setting is magnifique (especially when you have toured the collections (fabulous Canalleti, Old Dutch Masters and top French 18th Century - the laughing Cavalier is a bonus, never mind the Rembrandts....). The afternoon... More 

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london
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Nice setting but painfully slow service. Orders went in at 1pm and by 4pm they hadn't taken our dessert orders yet. It wasn't even busy! We could have toured the Gallery's Collection in between courses! Maybe that's the idea? We complained about the snail speed service and to their credit we were given free puddings as an apology. However, by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Do not have dinner in this place. For lunch or tea, when natural light filters down from the glass roof high above and the Wallace Collection galleries are open it can be a pleasant experience. The atmosphere is lively, the place looks looks pretty, the light is beautiful and the collection magnificent. The food is okay/average. My impression is that... More 

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Lancs, England
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15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Had a 2 course lunch on the restaurant side after touring the collection Had Cote de boef with parmesan and truffle fries with Béarnaise sauce for 2 , followed by rhubarb and custard tart and pear poached in red wine, (would have chosen tarte tatin but this was finished by 2.30) Fresh crusty French cottage style loaf and butter were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This is more a museum restaurant so don't expect too much re food, its what you expect BUT if you want a lovely cup of tea/coffee OR maybe with a brunch style treat then go enjoy. Not forgetting you are in one of the best art collection buildings in London

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I had been planning to go to that restaurant for over a year and have afternoon tea there after seeing the Wallace Collection. It took forever for someone to come and take our order and it took 20 minutes after that to be served. The bread in the sandwiches was dry and the filling was of really bad quality. The... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Having had a very good set lunch in this splendid setting a few months ago we decided to pop in for a cafe lunch a couple of Saturdays ago. My husband chose the Brussels Sprouts salad - sounded intriguing. What he got was a plate of barely cooked bullet like sprouts with admittedly a pleasant dressing. There is al dente... More 

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We've been to the Wallace Collection Restaurant three times over the past three years as a dinner treat over the Christmas/New Year period, and the restaurant never fails to disappoint. The food is always lovely, and the service makes you feel special. We love the tranquil atmosphere of the indoor courtyard, it's very unique. So many restaurants in Central London... More 

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High Wycombe, England
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102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We spent a few hours looking round the Wallace Collection, and stopped mid-morning for a coffee at the restaurant, and later on had lunch there too. Service was friendly and efficient on both visits - not slow at all as other recent reviews have stated. Our lunch was very nice - though I would support the recent reviews on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hertford House, Manchester House, London W1U 3BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighborhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: 0207 563 9505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 2
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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