Bellanger Islington

If both The Wollesley and The Delauney are well oiled machines then Bellanger is maybe broken.

I should be more specific. We had a reservation at 1pm. Myself, my husband and Max. Max is a toddler. I’m sure you remember. We sat on the piano stool by the bar for 45 minutes until a table was finally ready. I’m not adverse to waiting for stuff if I’ve not booked. But we booked. And no one spoke to us the entire time and to be honest we didn’t really know what to do. It was like an episode of Seinfeld except there was also a baby. So we sat while Max squirmed on our laps and all got hungrier and hungrier and when we were finally seated no one really apologised.

Then the food came and it was good. I didn’t expect anything less. They were probably just having a very shit day on the run up to Christmas. But it was hard work.

It’s a lovely place, just like The Wollesley and The Delauney. Grand. Beautiful. And very family friendly. But on this occasion the service completely let down what could have been a wonderful meal.

What’s good? The schnitzels. The brunch options. The mashed potato with raclette.

Kid friendly? Yes but I don’t know that we’ll be back.

✓baby change facilities

✓highchairs available

✓cool with breastfeeding

✓loads of other parents

✓space for buggies

✗children’s menu

✗toys/play area

Rating 🍼🍼🍼

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