Journey

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A experimental flavour voyage through different parts of Mother Earth.
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Explore tantalising unique flavours as we take you on an immersive culinary journey around the globe.
Great music, vibe and party come as standard.

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4.3
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4.2
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3.9
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AliceU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great fun atmosphere even in these testing times. The food was far beyond what we expected and the service was very attentive, even to our drunken table of hens!!! Thank you.

Journey
Responded on 2 April 2020

Hi Alice, Thanks so much for your lovely review! Your support means more to us than ever. We hope to see you back when we reopen for business! In the meantime, check out Cocktails by Lollipop - you can easily recreate the experience with our delivered, handmade cocktails and a Zoom call with the girls :) Stay safe and healthy, (indoor) explorer!

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MichelleH
London
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, interesting menu and beautifully presented dishes.

Journey
Responded on 2 April 2020

Thank you for the lovely feedback, Michelle! We hope you are keeping well during these trying times. You can now order our delicious food and drinks on Deliveroo, if you fancy revisiting our cuisine during lockdown :) Team Lollipop x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service. Went for the chefs experimental journey. Amazing food. Will visit again

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for the fantastic feedback, intrepid explorer! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the a la carte duck and the bean stew. Amazing. I think the menu is recently changed with a new head chef in. Hence some of the old reviews which mention food. It’s a must try. Plus the service and vibe was great. Will return for the Sunday roast

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thanks for the amazing feedback, we have indeed got ourselves a brand new head chef! We think the food he creates is absolutely delicious, we are really glad you agree. See you soon for the Sunday Roast...

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Davzi
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Food was not enjoyable and wine pairings not good at all. Wasnt what I expected.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Davzi, I'm so sorry to hear that. Please could you let us know a bit more about what was not to your liking, so we know how we can improve? You can reach us at journey@wearelollipop.co.uk. Kind regards, Team Funhouse x

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Katie
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

For the price I was expecting the food to be a lot better. I have had some fantastic food for a much lower price tag. Wasn’t impressed by the culinary tastes at all.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

I'm so sorry to hear the food didn't deliver on taste. Our amazing head chef is constantly tweaking the menu to make it taste as amazing as possible. We don't use dairy in the venue, which is a challenge, but we experiment with delicious alternatives. Plus, your meal £ includes drinks! Chelsea Funhouse also offers a DJ, immersive WW2 experience and espresso martini bar all under one roof, I really hope you got to try some of these things out too and if not, I'd love to sort that out for you.

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nadiak
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab place. The staff were absolutely lovely, And made our time there very enjoyable . we did the Bletchley first, the journey next and then up to the martini bar. We loved it

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Nadia, Thanks for the amazing feedback, we loved going on a Journey with you! Be sure to come back and try another "trip" soon. Adios, explorer!

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Great ambitions and concept but poorly executed. Drinks were ok but the food was bad, way to overpriced and tasteless.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Molly, I'm so sorry to hear our amazing concept did not quite deliver on this occasion! We are constantly tweaking the offering to make it better and better, especially as Journey is our newest opening, honest feedback from guests such as yourselves is really important to us. Kind regards, Team Funhouse

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LISAA
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, superb service and a lovely atmosphere.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Lisa, Thank you for your lovely review, it was fabulous having you dine with us at Journey! Chelsea Funhouse x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went as a big group and tried the new chefs journey. The duck and the funhouse mess is to die for. Good selection of wine too. Went upstairs for a tipple after and played ping pong and had a little boogie. Good vibes and great venue. Very friendly service.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hello Explorer, Thank you for your lovely review. It was so much fun having you in our Chelsea Funhouse, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Be sure to check out our Hackney Funhouse, there are really fun vibes at ABQ and they have an espresso martini bar, too.

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Gigi
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated a friend's birthday at Journey and we could not have chosen a better place to do so! The food was delicious, we took the Castilla road menus both regular and vegan ones and they were both amazing. For me, the portion sizes were perfect, I barely had some space left for a dessert. The staff is very friendly, helpful and most importantly - fun. It's refreshing to go somewhere where you don't feel like the staff members are forced into labour. For us, the best part of the whole Journey experience was that the party didn't finish straight after the dinner. We chose to go upstairs for some cocktails and the vibe there was great. We didn't have to leave the building to literally have an after party!

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Gigi, Thanks for the amazing feedback, we loved going on a Journey with you! We especially liked partying at the Funhouse together. You've got everything you need under one roof... Be sure to come back soon for more fun soon, and in the meantime, why not check out our Hackney Funhouse in East London? Adios, explorer!

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it had a fab evening couldnt fault it will definitely return food was amazing and the whole experience was fab

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Samantha, Thanks for the amazing feedback, we loved going on a Journey with you! Be sure to come back and try another "trip" soon. Adios, explorer!

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RebeccaA
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

Very small food portions, no value for money disappointing whole experience, read the trip advisor reviews before you go!!

Journey
Responded on 19 February 2020

Hi Rebecca, I'm so sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience. We are a new concept and constantly evolving and tweaking the menu to improve; we have just added an amuse bouche and palette cleanser which is included in the price, plus the option to take the Chef's Journey at £46pp for four courses. I would love to hear from you regarding your experience to know what else we can do to improve. Please could you get in touch with me via kezia@wearelollipop.co.uk? Many thanks, Kezia

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RoureB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Very good concept and very nice atmosphere. The service was outstanding, and all staff extremely friendly. The only small negative point is the food - Could have been a bit better/ tasty! Otherwise just awesome experience

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Roure, Thank you for the feedback, we loved that you enjoyed our service and our vibe! We are constantly tweaking our menus with our new head chef, look out for the new Chef's experimental menu in particular - it is quite the taste travel. Adios, explorer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Busy Tuesday night and loads of fun. Had the lamb a la carte. Amazing. Try Southern masala cocktail was beauty. Great to try something with a different vibe than boring old restaurant. Friendly service. Was told about the Chef’s experimental menu launching this week. Will return!

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hello explorer, Thank you for the fantastic review, it was a pleasure having you at our Chelsea Funhouse. We hope you have been able to come by and try the Chef's Journey, it is quite the taste travel! Adios for now!

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EmeS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good fun for a date, the team was very friendly and fun, made sure my boyfriend had a special birthday.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

We love special birthdays here at Chelsea Funhouse! Thank you for your amazing review and be sure to come back next time you have a celebration, we will take extra care of you. Team Funhouse x

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous evening at Journey at the Chelsea Fun House! Good food, really fun cocktails and attentive service. The ceviche and fish tacos from the Castilla menu were our faves! It was fun to do something different for my birthday. We’re going back next month for the code breaking and cocktails experience at the Bletchley bar in the basement.

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Happy belated birthday, explorer! We would love to take extra care of you at The Bletchley to say thank you for your lovely review. Be sure to reveal your identity to us at thebletchley@wearelollipop.co.uk and this can be arranged. Love, Chelsea Funhouse x

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MagaliB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great discovery and experience
Great attention to the details (themed plates, boarding pass...)
Original food and cocktails
Top staff, very good at explaining the dishes but not too present either
You must try the place !!

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Magali, Thanks for the amazing feedback, we loved going on a Journey with you! Be sure to come back and try another "trip" soon. Adios, explorer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food. Great service. Amazing vibe. Went for a drink upstairs after dinner. Played ping pong. Much more than just a dinner out! Thank you

Journey
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thank you for your feedback! You can most certainly come for dinner and stay for fun, here at Chelsea Funhouse... Adios, explorer!

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Anne
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food not so good, noise, spend a long time to be served

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Anne, I'm so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your food. We were very busy this weekend with the launch of our exciting new 2020 menu, I hope this did not affect your booking too much. We would love to accommodate you another time when it is a little quieter and we can take extra care of you. Might you like to let me know your thoughts directly on kezia@wearelollipop.co.uk? Kind regards, Kezia

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ElizabethV
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

We booked the Veganuary special journey experience which was 50% off the normal menu price. On arriving we were presented with the normal Journey menus and I had to ask for the vegan one. My boyfriend ordered off the non vegan menu and I ordered the vegan. When we were presented with the bill we had been charged full price for the normal meal and half price for the vegan. While I understand the special was only for the vegan menu, we had booked the half price experience specially through the designated booking link and expected to be charged accordingly. We felt it was a bit unfair then to present us with normal menus and try to steer us onto the full price menu seemingly under the pretence we were booked for the special discount deal. Obviously we should have double checked what was on the deal and what was not, however we had booked specifically for the discount deal (which had to be booked through a special online form) and did not expect that they would try and switch us on to the full price menu without mentioning the difference.
Otherwise, it was a great evening with wonderful service. We had to wait 45 minutes for our table as they were very busy but we were given free glasses of Prosecco while we waited which was really nice. All staff members were really energetic and helpful. All in all a good evening, but be sure to specify very clearly which deal you have booked because you might be charged full price otherwise.

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your feedback and many apologies for any confusion regarding the offer. The link does confirm the Veganuary offer but this is exclusive to vegan menus. Kindest regards, Kezia

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AlexanderB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience2

Food was good, service was a little on the slow side but friendly. Major downside was the volume of music, led to a party of 4 splitting into two 2's given it was difficult for everyone to hear group conversations. Still an enjoyable evening though, and very nicely decorated.

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Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Alexander, Thank you for the lovely feedback! We launched our new menu for 2020 this week so we were very busy and quite the Funhouse indeed. Hope to see you at another Lollipop experience soon - perhaps our Hackney Funhouse? Adios, Explorer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasted the new menu today. Oh my. Wow. The taste are just out of the world (pun intended)

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

I love your pun, explorer! Thank you for the 5* review. Until next time...

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Lizzie
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Loved the ping pong table upstairs and the great cocktails too

Journey
Responded on 11 March 2020

Hi Lizzie, Thanks so much for the rave review! We loved having you at Chelsea Funhouse. Be sure to visit our Hackney Funhouse too for even more great cocktails. Team Funhouse x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time there after the recent opening. The menu is delicious. Seems like they have added a few bits and changed flavours. One of the best seabass I ever had. My partner had the lamb and that was amazing too. So refreshing to see something more fun and different to the restaurant scene in London. Good vibes and will return.

Journey
Responded on 4 February 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I think you would love our sister venue, Hackney Funhouse too! Please let me know if you would like to check it our and I will make sure you are very well looked after. Or just come back and we will welcome you with our arms wide open! You can reach me at kezia@wearelollipop.co.uk. Adios, Explorer!

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EllyM
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely unique experience. We were greeted and our coats hung up. Staff were very knowledgable and friendly, super welcoming. Fantastic cocktails and menu was delicious. We had the Castilla journey and it was superb. My partner said he ate the best plate of food he’s ever had a this restaurant. Music was buzzing but not too overbearing — still easy to have a conversation. Decor is quirky but tasteful.
Downstairs to the ww2 themed Bletchley for after dinner drinks - another amazing experience. Can’t recommend enough - will be returning.

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Elly, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I think you would love our sister venue, Hackney Funhouse too! Please let me know if you would like to check it our and I will make sure you are very well looked after. You can reach me at kezia@wearelollipop.co.uk. Adios, Explorer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Food was mediocre. Good presentations but not impressed with the taste. We took 2 journey sets and non of the cocktails were close to how they are supposed to be.. they were not even good, didn’t finished even one of so many.

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi there, I am happy to say that since your last visit our new head chef has updated the menu and we have made a few tweaks I think will much improve the points you mention. I hope you might give us another chance sometime? Please let me know at kezia@wearelollipop.co.uk. Kind regards, Kezia

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We had the Spanish and the Russian menus - food was bland and tasteless and now explanation was given when each dish and drink was served - we practically didn't know what we were eating. Waiters delivered food without ensuring that we first had cutlery to eat it with and some sides were delivered without explaining if it was part of the Spanish or Russian menu. Not ok for the £60 price per person, at that price I'd expect a decent meal. Equally not ok to charge a hefty service charge despite the below par service...

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback. I would love to discuss this with you in more detail. The 12.5% discretionary service charge is standard across the venue but always optional, should you not be happy with the service for any reason. We have just introduced "boarding passes" which I think (along with our super head waiter training the team) will help guide passengers on future Journeys. I hope you will let us know if there is anything we can do to make it up to you? Kind regards, Kezia

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food. Great vibe. Definitely worth a visit or four. Will recommend. Go Castilla journey and then cocktail upstairs after dinner

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Explorer, that's fantastic advice to fellow adventurers in Chelsea. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Whelo
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Journey is FUN and the portion sizes are great. You certainly leave feeling full. The drinks that come with the dishes are good as well but recommend getting another drink or bottle of wine to go with it.

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Well, we are a FUNhouse, after all... I always do the same - who can resist a bottle (or two) of Journey's pinot noir to accompany you on your travels? Adios, Explorer!

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SophieR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Great experience and great service - but we went when it was very quiet so not the best ambiance. Great value for money. Would recommend but in the evening

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Sophie, You must come back in the evening, we truly become the most absurdly fun house come nightfall! We even have a ping pong table in Chelsea Black now... Adios, Explorer!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous atmosphere, the staff very friendly and the food delicious
Absolutely recommended

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Thank you do much for the compliment, explorer!

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shineyshi
London
8 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

3 of us had the castilla one had the veg castilla. We all agreed for the price it was really good value, and the paired drinks were better than expected. ( except for the last one.) The decor was fun, the atmosphere was good and the staff were really nice. Would definitely go again when they do the next menu. As unfortunately it's not the type of place we would go for the same menu repeatedly. That said, meal wise would be great for date nights and get togethers with friends. Would definitely stop by for drinks at the bar.

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Shineyshi, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are constantly tweaking the menu to it is good to know, do come and give the food another go next time you are in the Funhouse for drinks! You can even have the a la carte, so that you can pick and choose your favourite dishes without going for the full Journey. Adios, Explorer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ok so you have to go. For the food. For the service. For the vibe. It’s nothing like anything else. Try the lamb and seabass. Mad

Journey
Responded on 15 January 2020

We love the sea bass too - it's the highlight of the Castilla Journey! Until next time, explorer...

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JadeF
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time! It was such an immersive experience. Absolutely loved spending NYE there! I will definitely be back for another journey soon..!

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi Jade, Wishing you a wonderful New Year too. We can't wait to see you again at the Funhouse! Adios, Explorer...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went with Silk Road journey. Was awesome. Both taste and service. And the bar downstairs was a real treat. Definitely check out the Bletchley.

Journey
Responded on 15 January 2020

Hello explorer, I am so glad to hear you loved your Journey! Be sure to check out upstairs too, we have an amazing cocktail bar there called Chelsea Black in addition to The Bletchley downstairs. It's all happening at Chelsea Funhouse... Adios!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never had a dining experience like this, high quality and attention to detail dishes paired with special cocktails. It’s out of this world! We were lucky to try each journey- can’t say which is my fav because they are all so bloody great!

Journey
Responded on 28 January 2020

Hi, Thank you for your amazing feedback! Come back soon - we have introduced an amuse bouche and palette cleanser to your Journey and I think you will absolutely love it. Adios, Explorer!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
20 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy. Went a la carte. Great service and good value and vibe in Chelsea. Will return

Journey
Responded on 15 January 2020

Thanks so much for the fabulous review. Be sure to come back and try the full Journey next time - The Castilla comes highly recommended! Adios, explorer x

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Totally worth the visit. Go for castilla Journey. Also go downstairs for a nightcap. Great bar down there.

Journey
Responded on 15 January 2020

Hello, what lovely praise! Our agents in the Bletchley downstairs love to reward explorers with a nightcap, but do be sure to book on busy nights. Hope to see you in the bunker again soon!

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PGhosh
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food! Will be back again.

Journey
Responded on 15 January 2020

Thank you for the compliment on the food! We look forward to seeing you again, when hopefully we will reach that 5th star from you... Adios, explorer x

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Journey offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3488 1678 x3.

Journey is rated 4.1 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.