Reform Club
Reform Club
4.5
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 5 min walk
  • Charing Cross • 6 min walk
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles61 reviews
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ptracy1234
Edinburgh, United Kingdom13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
I was a guest at the Reform Club. where I was meeting some old school friends. The Club surroundings were superb as you would expect and our host had booked a private room. Unfortunately, the food wasn't good (despite the RC having a good reputation for food) which was very embarrassing for the host. In fairness, the RC dealt with this afterwards promptly and very fairly by reducing the final bill appropriately.
Written June 1, 2022
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travelduck822
London, UK173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012 • Business
I am biased as I love the Reform Club, having been a member for quite a few years now. Illustrious members include Winston Churchill, Lloyd George, HG Wells, Arthur Conan-Doyle and Kiri Te Kanawa, but to name a few.

The architecture and decor (having just been the subject of a multi-million pound restoration) is spectacular and my foreign friends are always amazed as they walk into this magnificent, historical building that is so representative of an age when Britain was "Great".

The Stranger's Room is informal and offers a very good and very reasonably priced buffet lunch (choice of one to 3 courses). There are bottles of white and red wine from which diners can help themselves and pay accordingly.

For a more formal setting, the Coffee Room (which does not serve coffee at dinner time - this to be taken in the library rooms on the ground and first floors) is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The a la carte menu is consistently excellent and typically comes to £30 - £35 per head for a three course meal with a glass of their excellent house wines. Afternoon tea (excellent and less than half the price of Claridges or Savoy) may be had on the first floor overlooking the foyer.

A truly civilised, excellent place to eat - make friends with members if you are not one...

NB: dress code for men (regardless of temperature): jacket and tie! If they were to relax this rule over summer, I am positive that members (me included) would up their patronage.
Written June 23, 2012
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Monkey2013
USA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Solo
The Reform Club of London is a wonderful place. It is for members and when you sleep there, you cannot lock your room. Some rooms do not have facilities which you share in the hallway. All is very clean - and based on trust. it is has this cute like chalk board that has your name on it and room number and you can order free tee int he morning to brought to your bed during the morning. The rooms cannot be locked when you leave but when you are there there is a tiny lock to use. It is so safe! I had never anything stolen. I sleep like a baby there. It is humble - like no TV and things but it is just so nice there I almost cannot describe. Breakfast service is fantastic. I love the food!

The elevator is small and vintage but works - and one can always take the many stairs.

There are rules in the club and they are enforced. Nevertheless, I love this club in London and will always go back!
Written November 9, 2012
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JM49
London, UK417 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2011 • Friends
I've eaten at the Reform once or twice, courtesy of a friend who is a member. The dining room is stunning - vast acreages of mahogany, starched white tablecloths, and cosseting uniformed staff. The menus is what you'd expect: high class old school comfort food. I had a starter of pigeon breast (slightly tough, but very tasty) followed by chicken and mushroom pie, which was very good indeed. With decent coffee and a bottle of Gamay the bill came to£35 a head which seemed good value given the magnificence of the setting.
Written October 3, 2011
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FabulousFidel
Edinburgh, UK82 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Business
London Gentlemen's clubs are not generally renowned for their food and I think that the food at the Reform is pretty good, and certainly better than other clubs I have dined at. But, if are lucky enough to get in you go to the Reform club for the experience not for the cuisine. It is a stunning example of Victorian decor. The wine, which is from the Reform Club's private French vinyard was very good, but honestly its about the history and majesty of this very special part of the English establishment. Hope to go again. By the way, if you do go, phones off, and don't forget the strict dress code.
Written September 1, 2012
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Gilpenned
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I visit this club regularly. There is always a warm, professional welcome at the door. The interior design is stunning. The service is 'old world', swift, professional. Within 20 seconds or so of pressing the service bell, a member of staff will appear and provide excellent, friendly personal service. The food is always very good. For me, the highlights of this club are (1) in Winter, to sit of an afternoon in the Smoking Room/Library, in front of a roaring fire, reading a newspaper or one of its many books; or (2) in the Summer, enjoying a drink with friends in the garden, which is shared with the Travellers' club next door and its neighbour the Athenaeum club. Always a privilege to visit. I want to thank the staff, who are superb.
Written October 10, 2018
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arborfieldman
Wokingham, UK705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
I have been a member for a few years and the Club continues to improve. When I first stayed at the club I had a bed so rickety that I had to wedge myself into a corner to avoid rolling off the sunken mattress. Since then the third floor rooms have been refurbished and they offer an excellent central London room for a very reasonable price (good breakfast too). The Club has also improved facilities for members wishing to work with a business centre and internet access in the chambers (not wireless unfortunately). The Coffee Room serves excellent food; the menu is always inventive and the chefs work hard to maintain the reputation that the club earned when the first celebrity chef Alexis Soyer ran the kitchens. Good range of drinks available from the bar in the saloon and plenty of comfortable chairs to have a snooze after dinner. At lunchtime the Strangers room serves a good buffet. Plenty of evening events help to make the Reform Club a good place for members and their guests to meet and socialise in the centre of London.
Written November 24, 2013
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Balkan Explorer
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
It is so sad to see what was a once-great club become such a shell of its former self, hardly now deserving of the title club, instead, it would be more appropriately named The 'Reform Private Members Hotel'.

The architecture of the clubhouse is magnificent and the food is good, but it has abandoned the principles of an old fashioned gentleman's club; a clubable atmosphere, standards of sartorial elegance, the calibre of membership and of discretion. It is in stark contrast to the two clubs its neighbours (The Travellers Club & The Atheneum) who have both maintained standards and have not joined the race to compete with the IoD as an event space or opened their membership up to anyone capable of joining the Royal Overseas League.

The Club has recently taken the step to abandon any form of dress code, and there has been a rapid increase in sightings of members and guests in polo shirts and adorned piercings and tattoos, something you would be unlikely to see in nearby restaurants such as Wiltons or Rules. The development of the club's social media presence and TripAdvisor account further evidence of the abandonment of the traditions of Clubland.

It is so very sad to see this conversion from club to hotel.
Written August 27, 2021
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jrob7699
Saint Louis, MO25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Business
The Reform club was a wonderful way to stay in London. Perfect location and a gorgeous interior. The rooms are lovely (remember this is not a standard hotel) and the staff is wonderful. We had an excellent dinner there as well.
Written February 7, 2017
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rosebug
beds3,856 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
Unless you are a member, or visit as a member's guest, opportunities to visit the club are limited. I was lucky enough to get in by successfully entering a ballot as part of the Open House London event. The club is everything you would expect and even though it now claims 35% female membership including Betty Boothroyd it does look and feel the very epitome of a gentleman's club. Architecturely it is very interesting, especially the main hall with it's Greek columns and tessellated floor and the sumptuous main dining room, it is very handsome throughout. You can only imagine what conversations and writings have taken place here with such illustrious members as Winston Churchill and Graham Greene. We were treated to an interesting guided tour by two club members who shared information on both it's history and current function. Very enjoyable visit.
Written September 21, 2014
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