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Julies Restaurant
Julies Restaurant

Julies Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.juliesrestaurant.com
  • Email: info@juliesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: 0207 229 8331
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 09:00AM - 11:30AM; Saturday - Sunday: 10:00AM - 11:30AM,
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00PM - 03:30PM; Saturday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 04:00PM,
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 07:00PM - 11:30PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Agostino Esposito
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Julies Restaurant
A magnet for over 40 years from the hippie generation and now to the ultra-cool London set. Julie's has been referred to as the rock chick of the restaurant world. Opened in 1969, the decadent originality of this iconic restaurant remains. A maze of glamorous rooms and eclectic furnishings with murals, church pews and pulpits, a honeycomb of small eating areas and alcoves each in a different style including a medieval private banqueting room, you can sink into golden velvet sofa's flanked by rich Indian carvings and stained glass window. The great names from rock and roll, high society and Hollywood have passed through the doors. Originally a builders yard, Julie’s is named after interior designer Julie Hodgess, who conceived both Julie’s Restaurant and Bar in 1969. Owners Tim and Cathy Herring have continued to consult her ever since. Johnny Ekperigin joined the Herrings in the 1970's and has gone on to become Managing Partner of Julie’s and The Portobello Hotel.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had heard many fine things about this restaurant over the years and I was totally disappointed by the ambiance and the quality of the food. My girlfriend and I were seated at the top of the stairs where we were engulfed with the smell of frying fish from the kitchen. By the end of the evening my clothes and hair smelled as if I had been in a chip shop all night. Our first course arrived unnaturally quickly as if it had been waiting rather than freshly prepared. My main course was the fish which at GBP 24 was not cheap but which had been overcooked. Our waitress was very pleasant but the overall ambience was shabby and not what I expected."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "First time visit and would agree wih the reviews, food was good but a little overpriced. Service slow but fortunately we were not in a hurry. Lovely restaurant in a lovely location but a bit off our usual track. Will go again. Janice Whicker"
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "We go to Julie's quite often and it has a certain magic that never seems to wane. It is always special in that it engenders s certain intimacy and atmosphere that is almost endearing. The menu always has something for everyone and the food is always beautifully crafted. The wine list is really well thought out and makes no attempt to intimidate your wallet. It is Heaven in winter and Paradise in Summer."
    dined on 12/02/2014
  • "We were seated upstairs this time which worked well as it was lovely & cosy. Good food & nice cocktails as always. Service of a high standard too."
    dined on 16/12/2013
  • "Excellent ambience and unique style. Food good but could be a bit better executed. Good bar"
    dined on 23/11/2013
  • "Warning: an email from Toptable saying you are confirmed at this place apparently does NOT mean your booking is confirmed. The hostess made it very awkward for us by telling us that nothing is confirmed unless we received an email from her. We insisted that is not the way Toptable works, and also questioned how on earth we were meant to know that. The worst part was that they actually had tables, as pointed out by the people waiting behind us, but the hostess treated us like we were tramps from the street. The manager was able to accommodate us finally, but she was not at all apologetic about it and treated us as if we'd done something wrong. It made for a really disappointing evening at an upscale place."
    dined on 01/11/2013
  • "i don't think that the lobster spaghetti that i ordered was good enough (there were too many pieces of shell). the tomatoes didn't taste of much. my friend's chicken and leek pie was a bit liquidy, but "very good". the service was excellent."
    dined on 30/10/2013
  • "Had dinner here in Saturday night. Food and wine were good."
    dined on 26/10/2013
  • "enjoyable meal but the ambience certainly trumps the food."
    dined on 23/10/2013
  • "Service is good and friendly; thinking you go for a French-like restaurant by the looks of the outside, you enter little India in the dining room in the back. Food quality is fine, but I'd expect a lot more for the price paid."
    dined on 12/10/2013
  • "I thought the food was lovely one of the nicest meals I have had in a long time"
    dined on 28/09/2013
  • "Cute place, but very disappointed by the food. Steak was expensive, tiny and the chimmichurri was so average I could have done better chimmichurri. No value for money and disappointing. Cute place for a glass of wine, cute venue. £8 for a side serving of hand cut chips? Crazy"
    dined on 25/09/2013
  • "I loved the location of this restaurant which looks tempting to enter and does not disappoint when you walk inside. It is both intimate and spacious and the service was attentive. The lighting was perfect. The quality of the food was excellent but not especially plentiful. The clam chowder was delicious and there was a good selection of fish. We did not stay for dessert. In terms of value for money, it is perhaps more suitable for business lunches and dinners or special occasions rather than somewhere you would go to regularly. That said on a Saturday night, the restaurant was full!"
    dined on 21/09/2013
  • "This is my favourite restaurant in west London - it is expensive, but such a beautiful interior and ambience, always incredible service and food. It's my "special occasion" restaurant !"
    dined on 27/08/2013
  • "Intimate rooms gives Julies a fascinating setting for a private and romantic meal. Good fish pie!"
    dined on 17/08/2013
  • "Charming location and excellent food. Its not cheap but well worth it all the same."
    dined on 19/07/2013
  • "Summer nights need restaurants like Julie's - a great lazy mediterranean vibe but very definitely English. The food is good without being great or fussy. The service is attentive but unobtrusive, especially welcome when your occasion is kind of romantic! We had a great night, and Julie's helped make it so."
    dined on 25/07/2013
  • "The weather wasn't great but we sat by the open window and enjoyed the outside atmosphere without the risk of getting wet. Lovely atmosphere on a pedestrianised street. I ordered red mullet which I loved and a nice cocktail."
    dined on 20/06/2013
  • "First visit to Julies, can't wait to return. Very enjoyable experience, service & food cannot be faulted."
    dined on 18/06/2013
  • "I've long been a fan of Julies. But a little disappointed with its recent direction. Staff all seem to be young and foreign, a little lacking in personality. Food didn't provide any wow factor this time (maybe we picked wrong dish) and price of £220 for meal for two with 2 bottles of Chablis seems steep. I'm keeping an open mind about a former great, but won't be rushing back tbh."
    dined on 19/04/2013
  • "My mother and I had lunch, and it was great how they put the families with children downstairs, and those with no children upstairs. This gave the feel to the place a lot more relaxed. The service was good, food nice, and would go back. Avery nice afternoon was had."
    dined on 10/03/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, good food, a lovely place for a romantic dinner for two."
    dined on 09/03/2013
  • "Nice bar and restaurant. We went on a Saturday night and it was vibrant but not fully packed. The food was really good. The wines were not to special, we went for the Julie's special but both the red as the white variant weren't too good. Would recommend to friends!"
    dined on 09/03/2013
  • "no other champagne rather than house champagne 45 minute waiting before having a glass of water the lobster risotto had not taste and had the consistency of mash potetoes should i continue?"
    dined on 14/02/2013
  • "Had been here previously for a drink. This time I brought a friend for her bday. The food was nice but nothing extraordinary. The prices were very high. The dessert menu was unexciting so we skipped. A little disappointed especially given the big bill."
    dined on 19/01/2013