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“Don't go if you only have an hour for lunch” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Heights

The Heights
Saint Georges Hotel | 14 Langham Place, London W1B 2QS, England (Fitzrovia)
+44 020 7580 0111
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Ranked #8,812 of 18,328 Restaurants in London
Price range: $23 - $31
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Don't go if you only have an hour for lunch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went there with a friend who only had an hour for lunch and we had to leave most of the meal uneaten. We ordered the daily special because we thought that that would be faster but it still took 40 minutes to get to us. There were very few people eating there, so the cook could not have been preparing other meals before us.

I have no complaint about the quality of the food.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Droitwich, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great Views, Food OK”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I had a "full English breakfast" here. The food was fine -- typical full English breakfast. I suppose it is difficult to get this sort of breakfast wrong! Staff were fine -- not great, but better than the norm in England (I suppose because the staff were all from overseas).

What really sets this place apart is the great, panoramic views. It is worth a meal here just for the views. I cannot think of any place in central London with such a great view.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Views and Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Took my friend here for a christmas treat on our christmas shopping date! Planned this surpise and was a real treat. Although the concierge downstairs wasnt very helpful when we asked if the heights restaurant was within the building, the staff in the restaurant were helpful. The food was really nice and they had the champagne was a nice treat! Views are amazing would be good at night or on new year! Was only £11 each on a living social deal and was really worth it! plenty of food for the price!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent views, good food, excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Booked for an evening meal with family at the Heights. The atmosphere is relaxed and the decor is pleasant and comfortable - and of course the views are great. The menu is limited but we found the food to be very good indeed, across all 3 courses - and this was made better by the service, which was excellent. Prices pretty much as you would expect. We all agreed we will definitely come back here again - a bit of a hidden gem in the centre of town.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Grossly overpriced. Even the staff were embarrassed.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went for a living social special offer for afternoon tea. The views were very good and the restaurant is reasonably furnished.

The cost was. £11 with the deal full price it was £22 per person.

You expect afternoon tea to have a selection of cakes on a cake stand and a few rounds of sandwiches of a selection of white or brown bread.
Not here. We got one white bread finger. Approx 1/3 round of ham and tomatoe. One finger of egg mayo. One finger of smoked salmon and cream cheese. The menu said turkey but they didn't have any. There were no cakes. Just two of the smallest mince pies I have ever seen, not a lot bigger than a penny in diameter. Also three strawberries and cream made to look like Santas. This was all served together on one plate. A pot of tea or coffee was also included and an alcoholic drink as well. We then asked if we could have some more sandwiches. As the three mouthfuls given were not enough. They said the chef isn't here so they can't make any. A chef to make a sandwich? After some discussion, we got three more fingers. :-0. . The staff said they understand about the value and tried to be helpful to us.
The place could be great but the management is obviously rubbish. They have a good place with views but aren't going to make any money the way things are run.
The ladies toilets have also seen better days. The carpet is shabby and worn anthem doors and fittings are in poor condition.

Was a very disappointing experience for the four of us.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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