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Carnaby Restaurant

19-21 Great Marlborough Street | Courthouse Hotel, London W1F 7HL, England (Soho)
+44 (0)20 7297 5568/5555
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Ranked #11,334 of 17,147 restaurants in London
Price range: $33 - $66
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Soho
Description: Within the Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, set a short distance away from the hubbub of central London and Oxford Street, the Carnaby restaurant is a bustling brasserie serving a menu of Mediterranean and French inspired dishes. Every care and attention has been taken to ensure that the best ingredients are fused with international flavours to keep true to Carnaby's philosophy. The bold crimson and yellow interior and tall street windows make this a bright yet relaxing restaurant on a popular street, prompting locals and tourists alike to come inside to enjoy something from the straightforward menus. These include fantastic selections for lunch, as well as special pre and post theatre options, offering fantastic West End value for money.
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English first
Whiteley, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were gifted a virgin experience 'champagne afternoon tea' in central London, promising all the experiences of the traditional afternoon tea (a la The Savoy, Goring, Ritz etc.). Though we have had afternoon tea 'proper' at these other places, we made allowances for a slightly different experience. The atmosphere and restaurant itself is very underwhelming - more cafe than restaurant,... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had an afternoon tea and whilst the service was okay, it certainly was not exceptional. The staff were friendly enough, but we had to request more tea, rather than it being readily available. We expected the service to be better and the general atmosphere / ambiance could be improved upon. Overall, okay but nothing that you make you want... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were given a Laterooms.com voucher for a champagne afternoon tea here but it was very poor. The environment has been unattractively modernised, pop music played continually and the tea was very average. The staff were great and very charming but the overall quality did not do justice to their efforts.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Unfortunately an over-rated, over-priced event. Staff disinterested, not very clean. Afternoon tea was disappointing for the high price charged. Despite raising concerns with the manager, no refund was offered. Not an experience to be recommended. Attention to detail is needed with some focussed training of the staff.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

3 friends and I had afternoon tea here, not up there with the best afternoon teas I have had but not the worst. Tea consisted of sandwiches with 3 different fillings, small cakes, scones with jam an cream, champagne and of course a choice of teas. Firstly, I don't like champagne and asked for an alternative drink which I was... More

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I booked this through Virgin Experience Days. 2 for 1 offer. The bread used for the sandwiches was cheap, the scones were not homemade and were so thin it was difficult to halve them for the cream and jam, no butter, pastries were more like bite size biscuits. After we had eaten the waitress asked if we wanted more tea.... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We were bought a Virgin Experience Voucher for Christmas for a river trip and afternoon tea. A fabulous tea with more if you wanted it - sandwich's, cake and scones all wonderfully fresh. Service was nice and not intrusive, Would definitely recommend it. Champagne to start and we were there nearly 2 hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I booked using an experience voucher from "Last minute.com". We were welcomed at the front entrance by the concierge and led into the "Carnaby", aptly named as its facing Carnaby St. From start to finish the service was impeccable even down to the point that the waiter realised our teapot needed freshening up before we were aware of it. You... More

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Very close to Oxford Street Regent street and Soho, so after shopping or before the theatre this is the place for afternoon tea. We took there full champagne afternoon tea, great sandwiches loveley fresh home made scones and devine cakes making it to me Soho`s best afternoon tea. Also lovely - lovely staff who were just so nice and helpfull,... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Have just come back after an afternoon tea with champagne. Very nice even if scones were small. Was suppose to be a chocolate tea but they had run out of Nutella, not a major disaster. Would go back if groupon do another deal. Service was excellent, but London in summer heat is unbearable.

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