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“Incredibly historic setting, great wine food pretty good”
Review of Reform Club

Reform Club
Ranked #195 of 1,284 Nightlife in London
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UK
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23 reviews
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“Incredibly historic setting, great wine food pretty good”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

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.

Visited October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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“2 great restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

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.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Magnificent clubland setting - with OK food”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

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.

Visited September 2011
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