As a Londoner, this is an odd choice for a Friday night out three course meal, a given. However, after deciding to visit the British Museum (literally next noor to Blue Door Bistro) I booked dinner here based on the great reviews. Dinner was not disappointing.
There is an outdoor space, which I could see would be fabulous come summer. Views from the restaurant look out on to a busy Bloomsbury/Holborn residential street, but the restaurant suffers none of the noise associated.
Service is second to none - waiters and bar staff are friendly but not over familiar, and talking with them I discovered the most recent member of staff to join had been there 6 months, but all others between 4 and 11 years. This dedication and commitment speaks volumes for the hotel and restaurant.
Many other diners were having a lovely evening, and this set a great mood for our meal. We started with cocktails in one of the many lounge rooms. There was a live singer and pianist - a great touch for a Friday night out. Both myself and my girlfriend had two courses - all food was divine. My Wagyu beef burger - probably the least inventive sounding thing on the menu - was delightful, ordered medium rare, it came exactly that, and was served with truffle and parmesan chips which were delicious. Presentation was faultless.
Worthy of excellent reviews. If I wasn't based in London, I'd seriously consider the hotel for any stay, too. Decor is traditional but not stuffy.
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April 15, 2013
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent dining experience with us at the Blue Door Bistro.
I was delighted to read that you had a wonderful dinner with us and I am equally pleased that you especially enjoyed the Wagyu beef burger.
We are very proud of our staff at the Blue Door Bistro and it is always delightful to receive such lovely and kind comments as yours. We constantly strive to exceed our guest’s expectations of service and it is always satisfying to hear that these efforts are noticed. I am happy that you found the food to be excellent and I am equally pleased that you especially enjoyed the atmosphere
We will be looking forward to welcoming you back this summer to experience and enjoy al fresco dining on our wood deck.
Food and Beverage Manager
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