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Carluccios - The Brunswick

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Bloomsbury
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1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
+44 20 7833 4100
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:30
Sat 09:00 - 23:30
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worse dining experience in London. Waiter lost order. After thirty minutes we ask about four from another waitress. She says she'll figure it out but then disappears. We can't get anyone's attention. Finally I went to manager. Ten minutes later the flavorless food arrives. One meal is inedible due to no flavor. I figure marinara might add taste. Stare down... More 

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Thank David S
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please accept my sincere apologies for your recent visit to my restaurant. This is totally unacceptable behaviour from my team. I am currently investigating this and once I have more information I will deal with both my kitchen team and my Servers internally. Here in Carluccio's we are proud to always give excellent service and excellent food -... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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210 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple and authentic Italian food. Good menu with a good variety of dishes, quick service and fresh food. It can be a bit bland but I like that as it highlights the subtle flavours of food - tough to enjoy good olive oil if it's smothered with a lot of spice! Good kids menu and nice activity book to keep... More 

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Thank kani75
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for this positive feedback. I will however discuss the bland issue with my kitchen team. our ethics with our food are minimum of fuss maximum of flavour. We look forward to serving you in the future. Kind Regards Brunswick Team More 

Axminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Great Ormond St and popped into Carluccios. The lasagne was burnt, cold and hard lasagne. The carbonnaras were again cold and tasteless even with extra paramasen. We didn't need a bad meal.

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Thank N2551XAlindag
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Please accept my sincere apologies for your recent visit to my restaurant. Unfortunately we have completely let you down. Please can you get in touch with me at my restaurant email brunswick@carluccios.com and I can completely investigate this matter. I could would also like to invite you back to try us out again at my expense. Once again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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605 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carluccio's are really all the same, with much the same menus offering much the same food at much the same prices. Luckily there always seems to be one near whatever hospital I happen to be in. At the Chelsea & Westminster, there is a Carluccio's opposite the main entrance, and the branch in The Brunswick Centre is only a stone's... More 

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Thank Peter T
Brunswick M, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your feedback - part of our ethos at Carluccio's is to deliver the same excellent standard of service throughout our company - and I'm glad we were able to deliver here at The Brunswick. Our outside terrace is a fantastic place to soak up the summer rays with an ice cold fresh lemonade or an... More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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326 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attentive service and reasonable pastries. We always stop at this Carluccios when we visit London as we have always found the staff to be friendly and polite.

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Thank fluffymonkey
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great feedback. We look forward to serving you in the future. Kind Regards Brunswick Team More 

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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Perfectly acceptable lunchtime restaurant. The menu is relatively standard but the quality of the food high. Service can be very slow at lunchtime and there were queues outside the front door, making getting to our table really difficult even though we had pre-booked. It took over 20 minutes to get the bill, so the perhaps they didn't want us to... More 

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Thank Otinogs
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Reading you review I believe there are still areas we need to improve on. This feedback is important to us, so that we can continue to improve our service and guest experience. We look forward to serving you in the future and also making sure you receive your bill promptly. Kind Regards The Brunswick Team More 

New York, NY
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place can get very crowded, especially for brunch. Varied menu with an Italian slant. Good options for vegetarians. The almond croissants are a real highlight.

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Thank MESPSNY
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you positive feedback. Hopefully see you again soon for coffee and almond croissant Kind Regards The Brunswick Team More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I have nothing but love for Carluccios. The coffee, style, feel and of course the pastries. But the real reason I am writing this review today is for the simple fact of how I was treated and served by Louie the barista. On only my second visit he knew what I liked and how I liked it. He made me... More 

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Thank Barry B
Brunswick M, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Barry, I was accosted this morning by a very excited barista who immediately pointed me in the direction of this review - and I can't thank you enough! Louie is an absolute asset to our team who's professionalism and personality really bring a spark to the bar. I'm glad you started your day with it too! On behalf of... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I came early in the afternoon, sat in the sun and ordered a double espresso... And an apricot tart - I was feeling naughty in the beautiful London spring sunshine. The staff all greeted me with a smile, and the service was pretty instantaneous. The coffee was good (much better than the overpriced one I had at Costa this morning)... More 

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Thank Didier V
Brunswick M, Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Dear Didier, Many thanks for such a positive review! It's nice to hear that we hit (almost) all the marks on your stay with us! (I'll be checking on the mushroom soup every day now to make sure your next visit is even closer to perfection). Whenever you're next in the area, swing by and say hi - I'd love... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This restaurant is lovely - very light and airy, fab location and terrific food. I'm totally addicted to the Penne Giardiniera. I love coming here before or after a trip to the Curzon cinema next door, and the staff may be some of the nicest people on earth.

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Thank LibbyGN
islagm2016, General Manager at Carluccios - The Brunswick, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this amazing feedback. Here in Brunswick Carluccio's we are focused of making sure every guest receives great food and excellent service. Look forward to seeing you again before your cinema visit. Kind Regards Team @ Brunswick Carluccio's More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 23:30
Saturday
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brunswick Centre | Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Bloomsbury
  • Neighbourhood: Bloomsbury
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7833 4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Bloomsbury
Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance access to many of London's most popular attractions. It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated museums, including the must-see British Museum. Despite an understandable popularity with students, tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury retain a quiet, residential feel year round and throughout the week.
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