International Restaurant in Bloomsbury
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9 / 10 from 4 reviews
111a Great Russell Street
Nearest Station
Tottenham Court Road
0.05 miles
Opening Summary
Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

24-hour restaurant VQ opens its second branch on Great Russell Street. Champagne, wine, beer and cocktails will be available from 8am to 2am every day, and The all day breakfast menu features everything from bubble ’n’ squeak to eggs benedict, and diners can choose from burgers, salads, pasta, mains and sharing plates.

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All In London Review

Round-the-clock comfort food near the West End is always welcome

As imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, London’s aping of New York is starting to border on the sycophantic. Every new burger joint warrants winding queues, pubs replace traditional menus with sliders and pizza, and industrial décor is the only interior hip restaurants will opt for. That’s not to mention imports like Balthazar, Bar Boulud, Asia de Cuba and Sushisamba, and the many others inspired by the Big Apple’s dining scene (Spuntino, Oblix, Dabbous). So given that New York’s late night dining scene is second to none, why is ours still lacking?

That’s not to say there aren’t any good 24 hour eateries, as the City now has the excellent Duck & Waffle (a floor above Sushisamba) and the newly refurbished Polo Bar along with the beigel shops on Brick Lane; night owls in Soho can still count on Balans and Bar Italia, and Fulham Road’s VQ has just opened a second site on Great Russell Street, attached to the St. Giles Hotel.

VQ’s menu has all day breakfasts, burgers and hot dogs, more adventurous dishes like merguez with harissa and classic puddings like banoffee pie and knickerbocker glory. Booze is available from 8 am till 2 am too.

Bubble and squeak is coated with hollandaise that suffers from having been re-heated, but crispy bacon and poached eggs are good toppings. A croque madame is worth the artery-thickening risk with rich béchamel, gruyère, grilled smoky ham and a fried egg, and a jungle-like heap of rocket over the top.

They’d been open less than a week on the day we visited so were ironing out the odd niggle (I’m first given a croque monsieur, minus egg, but this is quickly replaced). Round-the-clock comfort food is always a welcome idea, and once West End revellers hear about it VQ is sure to do well in the small hours.

Reviewed by Leila
Published on Nov 6, 2013

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from London

Apr 16, 2014

This place is great! Every single moment of me experience was amazing. The restaurant is so close to everything, it is open 24 hours & the food is outstanding. All London should know about this place.
from London

Jan 25, 2014

Vq is awesome! I had the best burger ever, at 4 in the morning!

Jan 20, 2014

This place is about 2 minutes from Tottenham Court Road tube close to most clubs/bars in West End. As its name suggests, it is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week). It serves all sorts of food but it is most famous for its mouth-watering breakfasts. The eggs Benedict in particular are to die for! A lot of youths head here after a night out in the area to tuck into some quality English fare and a good cuppa before hitting the sack.

Love VQ Bloomsbury!!!

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