Crazy Bear Fitzrovia

3.9
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2522 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Thai
The Crazy Bear's first London venue opened in 2004, surpassing every expectation in terms of popularity and accolades including:
The Evening Standard's best bar of the year award
Theme Magazine's best designed and best operated bar
The Times' runner up for best bar in Southern England

The Crazy Bear Fitzrovia has also been awarded best restaurant by The London Lifestyle Awards.

Special Offers

12 Plate Festive Signature Menu with Premium Champagne £33.00

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 1 December 2019

Ends: 30 December 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:45
Tue-Thu 12:00-14:45 17:30-18:00
Fri-Sat 12:00-18:00

12 Plate Festive Signature Menu with Premium Champagne £33.00

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 5 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 5 people

Starts: 19 November 2019

Ends: 30 March 2020

Availability: Sun 12:00-21:45
Tue-Thu 12:00-14:45 17:30-22:15
Fri 12:00-22:15
Sat 12:00-18:00

What 2522 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
3.9
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.6
Value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HJ
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Busy with place with a lively atmosphere. Huge menu with a wide range of food. Lots of dishes great for sharing. We shared some dim sum and crispy squid and tempura prawns followed by lobster dishes with noodles and a spicy sauce.

C
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice restaraunt with good service. Food was very nice.

LN
Kent
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff. Food very nice and lots of choice on menu. Would recommend.

VC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

My friend and I were really disappointed. We booked for a 3 course set with a glass of champagne. We arrived for our 2.15 booking on time and were shown to the bar while our table was 'prepared.' The one barman downstairs was so busy making drinks for the servers, it took him nearly 15 before he could take our order. We eventually got our drink, and after 30 mins I chased to see our table. We finally sat down 40 mins past our original booking time, to then be ignored by the waiters for another 10 before we finally got our menus. We had the starter and dessert for the table next to us given to us in error twice, luckily we knew it wasn't ours! There were no apologies or offers to discount us for the lateness, or poor service, so we asked to take the service charge off at the end, but really should have been offered some sort of compensation. Ashame when you think it is going to be something special. Food was tasty, but I've had similar at middle of road Thai restaurants, so wasn't worth the premium price tag. All hype, no substance.

NN
London
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night

TE
London
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Nice venue and decor, but information on the open table was conflicting with what we were told when we arrives. We were not able to have the set menu with bar seating even though we were able to took book it.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal for a special night out. Very romantic but went with a friend and it was still brilliant. Great service!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Lovely food and lovely service

N
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

The chairs where torn and very uncomfortable which impacted the mood of the overall night. But the food was amazing.

Need more gluten free starters.

F
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful cocktails. We were given a lovely corner table overlooking the whole restaurant and the staff were brilliant too. I’d recommend it for atmosphere alone!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was really good food and service!

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best ever time. The food had so much flavour and every course was presented so nicely. We had the 10 course menu and there was plenty of food to enjoy for us both, with little bits left over to come back too.

The venue was stylish, fun and relaxing.

We had a drink in the bar downstairs afterwards, again... super stylish and a great chilled atmosphere. Good luck finding the hidden toilet doors though!

ML
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I have read the reviews and I could not in anyway fault either the food or the service. We were two couple who went for the 12 plate menu which we all loved. The service was perfect and was checking all was good on a regular basis whilst making sure our glasses were always topped up. The only thing I would say is the place is looking a wee bit tired they could do with spending a few bob on updating it as some of the furniture was indeed very very tired but this did not takeaway from the enjoyment of the evening. I will be back

LF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience1

Awful service!! Waited 45 minutes for our table that was booked at 8.30pm and didn’t get sat down until 9.15pm. We then waited a further 20 minutes to be asked for our food or drink choices. When we complained it’s as if they didn’t care and just said ‘they were busy’ and we weren’t offered anything at all to compensate. Food was good and price was reasonable but I certainly wouldn’t go back. Worst 30th birthday dinner ever

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was average, would expect more from such a big name. Customer service find throughout until we were rushed to leave at the end. Would not return.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience1

Dated. Cramped. Duck was nice. Wouldn’t come back in a hurry

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful table, right next to the stairs so the cold air and smell of cigarettes constantly blew in. Waited 25 minutes to be served so we got up and left and went somewhere else. Highly disappointed and wouldn’t recommend.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was excellent and we were looked after very well indeed. It was a dinner planned for my husband’s birthday. The food menu was excellent and even as a vegetarian myself, I loved my starters (I had two) and main meal. It was a superb evening kindly brought together by the funky house music playing in the background, the subtle lighting, the service and quality of food. Simply divine. Thank you.

MB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There was a little confusion with the vouchers and booking however, the manager was very helpful and we were able to work it out and had a great evening

EH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food wasn't great . The furniture of the venue was dated and ripped.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

The server wasn’t well informed of the menu. We were squeezed into a very small space side by side and the food was less than average and not worth the cost.

MA
Manchester
10 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved our first visit to Crazy Bear! We had the 10 course set menu which was fantastic ... great value for money, every dish was great, service was swift and friendly too! It's a very quirky place and the toilets were something else too.... if you can find them!!

CH
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Out dated tacky decor. Horrible ambience. Seated right next to drafty doorway despite having made reservation weeks in advance. About half an hours wait for each drink ordered. Slow service. There was another group waiting for our table which we were told nothing about, the guest waiting came to our table and started shouting at us when no one from the restaurant had even indicated that they needed to clear the table. Restaurant manager just watched blankly doing nothing. No one had even brought us the bill yet. The dinner was supposed to be special to celebrate a big birthday and honestly it was nothing but disappointing.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

We had a terrible experience at the Crazy Bear, ordered a ten course taster menu that was rushed through in 40 minutes and then we were asked to leave the table! I’ve spent longer in McDonalds!

SM
Glasgow
11 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Needed somewhere to eat and didn’t know the area. Crazy Bear sounded good and the menu had what we liked. Food was good and service great. Will go again sometime

SA
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful experience, I spoke to the waitress and manager about a vegan menu, the manager assured me they can make anything vegan, when the Pad Thai arrived it had egg in it! They forgot about The Dim Sun starter so it came at the end when we had finished eating. They forgot about the wine bottle we ordered and that came after we had eaten the starters. Food wasn’t great service was poor it was too busy for a Saturday night and not enough staff. The restaurant itself was basic, ripped chairs, dirty carpet, nothing special I would avoid this place.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Was really nice experience, good service, lovely environment

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This time round it wasn’t as good as I remember it a few years back. I’m all for authenticity and so to have fake tea lights really works against the brand and the venue. Service was a little slow although I understand that’s as the venue was packed. All in all it was okay but not as good as I remembered it.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

I love dining here mainly because of how lovely the decor is. The food is quite nice and very affordable, and the service was efficient. They brought myself and three others a little birthday treat as it was our birthdays, I found that really thoughtful of them. However our drink order was messed up twice, and our food was brought out slowly. But I think that all came down to miscommunication. Aside from that our waiters were really lovely and helpful, also it’s a lovely place to have a small celebration (As its a bit small and can get quite cramped inside) or a cute date night

EC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Decor a little tatty, bathroom doors had gaps in I could see through. Some meat a little overcooked and desserts not amazing. Ate from signature sharing menu

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food although lovely in taste, was cold. Due to being booked on the last table seating (which was also delayed as was not ready on arrival, then had to wait 30 mins in the bar spending money on drinks and then all of a sudden rushed up to our table to ensure we were seated before the chef goes home we were told) the waiter offered to “warm it up” 🤷🏾‍♀️ As the kitchen was now closed. Complimentary drinks were given but still a high bill for cold food

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Staff really below expectations. Booked in advance and thru open table and they kept offering only the a la carte menu. Requested table in advance for bday celebration and they could not secure it either
Really bad experience

M
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing vibes and food. Everything we ordered was so good! Go for the Cantonese style lobster noodles , they tasted amazing. I made a review on my food page therestaurantlist_

MM
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

While the restaurant made the effort to carry out a birthday request, the food did not meet expectations. It was not good value for money, it was a robbery.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant service and ambiance! Would definitely recommend for a nice evening dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Very loud and busy. Service was not bad but suffered on account of how busy it was. Food average, limited flavours. I have eaten here before and food has been much better

A
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Too dark can’t even see the menu properly , too noisy, the food is just normal , but very expensive.
The seat is tinny , can’t even turn your body.
Not recommended if you want to have a special dinner with your loved ones. Ruined my date night.

CM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great deal 3 courses and a glass of champagne for £33. One or two dishes have a £5 surcharge but it was still tremendous value for a superb meal.

AC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took advantage of the London Restaurant Festival offer with 13 course a menu plus bubbly for £33.50. Plenty of delicious food (was full after the starters, and there were still 3 main courses left). Delicious cocktails. Our waitress was very lovely and accommodating - swapped some of our meals. This wasn’t our first time in crazy bear either. But when normally it’s quite pricey with this deal it was amazing.

LG
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was tasty, service was ok, space too tight between tables. Far too dark at bar and in the toilets and restaurant can do with a bit of a renovation.