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Dabbous

#4,185 of 17,153 Restaurants in London
#4,478 of 18,033 Places to Eat in London
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Fitzrovia
Contemporary
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39 Whitfield Street | Fitzrovia, London W1T 2SF, England
(020)7323 1544
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
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  • 47
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food

Lunch on a quiet Tuesday after the bank holiday meant the restaurant was quite empty and so lacking a little in atmosphere. However, the set lunch could not be faulted, with the mushroom savoury and lamb main course being the stand out dishes. One quibble is that booktable advertise the set lunch... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Ian R
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What an excellent meal we had. Extremely high quality, interesting, imaginative, tasty, well served by knowledgable staff: it's hard to know what else to wish for. It wasn't cheap but worth the experience. Burrata with tamarillo was my favourite. I love them both but I've never had them together. The tasting menu was wonderful .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Lunch on a quiet Tuesday after the bank holiday meant the restaurant was quite empty and so lacking a little in atmosphere. However, the set lunch could not be faulted, with the mushroom savoury and lamb main course being the stand out dishes. One quibble is that booktable advertise the set lunch as costing £28, in fact it is £35.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I went with my daughter midweek. I am not a fan of industrial/ factory like decor with hard chairs. Our table was adjacement to a large table where space meant occupants and staff were really in 'our space' when coming/going. Staff excellent and attentive and the one star is for them alone. Food such a let down We opted for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Went for the tasting menu with matched wine. Friendly efficient service especially from the sommelier. Bread and butter delicious and olives scrumptious. All the ingredients were carefully chosen and fresh as daisies, and the presentation is picture book.....tiny flowers, shaved chives and warm sunflower seeds as garnish. The alliums in pine broth were perfectly cooked, sous vide I think, and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I liked the decor, but the rest was really ordinary,waiters too serious and distant and food far from expectations.Generally speaking was a really experience. I don't think I will go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Went for lunch on the set menu. Love how fresh and innovative it was, starting from the bread in the paper bag to the 'petite four's. Great selection of cocktails and wines by glass. The lamb as main course was a definite winner for me: the broad beans were so fresh as if just picked from the garden and complimented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Delicious lunch,we had the full tasting menu and it truly was superb. We wondered if it would live up to all the hype and 2 month waiting list... Without a doubt it was one of the best meal we have had: seasonal,light and refreshingly casual. Service was informative,very friendly (by London standards) and engaging. The restaurant is beautiful,minimalistic and industrial.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I visited Dabbous last week for dinner with my fiancé on his birthday. When it first opened, I tried and failed to get a reservation, and gave up (for a few years) until now when it seems a little easier to secure to booking. Needless to say I was very excited to go. The food was completely unlike anything I've... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This may be to some people's tastes but definitely not mine. We were a party of four and went for a birthday lunch. Expectations were high but from a wrestle with the big steel door onwards the lunch continued to disappoint. They only have set menus and the four course menu that we chose lacked any flavour other than the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I go out a lot, more often then not in top London restaurants, and this was my second visit here OUTSTANDING!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 Whitfield Street | Fitzrovia, London W1T 2SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: (020)7323 1544

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
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