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“Great Location Uninteresting food”

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
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Ranked #4,011 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Euston / Kings Cross /St Pancras
Description: The Rotunda ethos isn't complicated - great food and a great atmosphere.While our guests go some of the way in ensuring the latter, our canal-side location means we provide the perfect environment in which to relax and enjoy yourself over a hearty meal and a healthy dose of one of our many wines.While here, you'll browse a menu that changes daily and features mouth-watering meat cuts from our own farm in Northumberland.Rotunda - old fashioned about food.
Rochester, New York
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Location Uninteresting food”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We attended the Kings Place Festival 2013. We stopped in for dinner between shows. The ambiance is great, the drinks were great. The food was uninspired, overpriced English fare. This restaurant has so much potential to be a cutting edge provider of great food. the act of not overcooked the veg is not enough. The menu needs some lighter fare and there needs to be more flavor.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank bicyclefanatic
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GreenandFortune, Manager at Rotunda Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Dear bicyclefanatic,

I would like to thank you for taking the time to review The Rotunda after your visit at the Kings place festival.

We also just received the results of the Kings place survey that was sent to everyone who had experienced our retail offers over the entire week-end, and for the most part received very positive feedback, but it also gave us a good understanding of what we need to improve on in terms of the food offer and what will be required for next year’s Festival. I should point out that during the festival we do reduce the menu in Rotunda significantly to ensure speed of service for people attending the performances, so this isn’t a true reflection of what our usual menu consists of.

I do hope you will try Rotunda again outside of the Festival, to enjoy our full menu, which I hope you will find as inspiring as the surroundings.

Thank you once again.

Cedric Chervet
Green and Fortune Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Convenient pre-show dining”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Kings Place is a great venue for concerts etc and so The Rotunda Restaurant is very convenient. There is a special simplified pre-show menu so they can serve 3 courses in less than an hour. The service and the house wine were excellent. Less exciting was the goosebery crumble
and custard designed to be served cold. Overall I felt the price was a bit on the high side but the restaurant was full, the outlook onto the Regents canal fun and the bar had a buzz to it. Perhaps one should go for the more relaxed evening meal and have dishes which are prepared freshly.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Oldcodger2011
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Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely setting lovely staff”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

What a beautiful building this is set in. Great bar, great outside, amazing decor and relax yet buzzing atmosphere. Bar round my name and round by nature.
Once up a time Kings Cross was not the place to be seen in London and now I think anyone would be happy to be seen her. Had a lunch and also a evening meal here. Would suggest either. It was sunny when we arrived so sitting outside looking over the water was a must. Really lovely to see deck chairs and other comfy seating.
We order two Virgin Mojitos, they came looking amazing with heaped crushed ice and great taste. I had a burger at lunch and it was great full of flavour, I would normally expect a burger to come with chips, it came with crisps which was a slight surprise but for lunch it turned out better as filling up on chips when you can enjoy the burger more is foolish. Me just being greedy.
In the evening we had lovely wine and a smashing chicken salad. Would love to go back again and again but live to far away next time I am in London I am going to be sure to pop in again.
Also as we where eating we meet the restaurant manager Liz, she was great, a personality to die for, she knows her stuff and is so easy to talk to. Who ever got her to work their must have stolen her from somewhere which is missing her now. The bar staff all looked presentable and worked so well together at a great speed.
It was good to see the restaurant and bar in two different light, as evening was busy and lively at the bar full of professionals and couples.
We didn't get to try the café but next time we will be joining the que to become its next lot of customers.
Great time spent

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Somersetson
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Bridge of Allan, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“Fantastic food with fantastic location.”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Booked table for three for lunch. Staff were friendly fron point of booking through to departure.

The sun was splitting the sky when we arrived there so we opted to sit outside by the canal for lunch. Great place to dine. Food was good and service was first class. I would recommend the Rotunda to my friends and colleagues.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Bill G
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to hold an event!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We held our work Summer Party here yesterday evening and it was an absolutely fabulous event. The staff were endlessly helpful and friendly both in the run up to the event and on the actual evening. The area that they reserved for us was great with both indoor and outdoor space and plenty of it. We went for the Street Food Market and the food was delicious!! Very praised by all our guests and everyone had a good fill whilst being able to choose what they had from the different options. It was a great way to feed 68 people in an informal manner. We had our own private bar so no queuing at the busy main bar which all helped to add to the easy flow of the evening. We had lots of fun playing the table football and jenga that Routunda put out for us, another nice touch. I would highly recommend this bar to people looking to hold any event, whether that be a work party or a wedding reception!

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Elly R
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