Crazy Bear - Fitzrovia

26-28 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2RG

(3.9)
Thai
Average
Main Course £14
Food Spend £35
Hours of Operation:
Monday: 17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday & Wednesday: 12:00 - 00:00
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00

Tentative and polite staff, delicious food, excellent value for money. A really lovely evening.

Charlotte Wooding 15 July 2014
From London

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More about Crazy Bear - Fitzrovia

Winner of ‘Best Restaurant’ at the London Lifestyle Awards, Crazy Bear Fitzrovia brings sumptuous Thai cuisine and oriental spice to this vibrant hub of London. A glitzy and eclectic hangout, champagne, cocktails and wine are served up at the award-winning Crazy Bear bar.

Recommended by Via Michelin and Hardens dining guides, contemporary Thai dining at Fitzrovia restaurant Crazy Bear is a sumptuous experience and can be enjoyed amidst a seductive backdrop featuring funky design, an Art Deco chandelier and leather walls.

Trademark dishes on the exotic Crazy Bear menu include the irresistible mixed dim sum, pan fried baby squid and mouth watering crispy sea bream with hot and sour sauce.

Tucked away in Fitzrovia, Crazy Bear London is an enticing London dining hotspot, drawing in a glamorous crowd of regular diners and partygoers. Goodge Street Tube Station is just a 2-minute walk away.

Customer Reviews for Crazy Bear - Fitzrovia

3.9

(based on 89 reviews)

81% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
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  • dinner (63)
  • trendy (53)
  • romantic (37)
  • luxury (31)
  • lunch (21)
  • private dining (17)
  • business (16)
  • large parties (15)
  • entertainment (11)
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(5)
27 July 2014 by Sarah Barclay from London
Fantastic staff and gorgeous food. The bar downstairs looked lovely too but we didn't manage to get down there as we had to leave. Great restaurant.
(5)
20 July 2014 by Jonathan Gray from London
Perfect for an evening with friends and cocktails, the 12 dishes came out in 4 courses, all good, particularly the prawn toast and the dim sum. Service was efficient and friendly with a fair bit of banter and the bar downstairs was great for a glass of good rum to finish the evening. We went fairly late with a 10pm sitting, it was good busy at that point but not rammed.
(1)
19 July 2014 by Gemma from London
Booking experience was a disaster. Response to emails is non-existent. They found us a table. Food was AMAZING. HOWEVER, we told them when we arrived that we had booked the 12 plates offer (per our reservation) and THEY gave us the wrong 12 plates menu.. when we got the bill we had to argue with them to reduce the bill to £29.50 per head from £50 per head. Even the waiter said we had eaten it so we had to pay for it! Ended the night with a bad taste in our mouths.. very disappointing and very embarrassing.. especially for a birthday meal :(
(5)
15 July 2014 by Charlotte Wooding from London
Tentative and polite staff, delicious food, excellent value for money. A really lovely evening.
(4)
13 July 2014 by Gordon Payne from Inverness
The 12 course tasting menu was good value and the atmosphere was great
(4)
13 July 2014 by Sharon Grant from London
Friendly staff, good food & plenty of it
(1)
12 July 2014 by Joanna Doniger from London
This was one of the most disappointing evenings I have had in many years. I booked well in advance and we (my partner and I) had planned to have the "tasting Menu" which is usually a delight of unusual dishes. We were seated at what can only be described as a small round bar table with a lamp in the centre which could not be moved. This meant that the dishes could not be accessed with any ease at all. In the end this didn't matter much because what was served up was not dis-similar to a sainsbury's ready meal. In fact i suspect that this is precisely what it was. The meal began with spicy crackers with that bottled hot and sweet Thai sauce in a dish. Then some over salted edamame beans arrived. Followed by a platter of dried up (it was curling) prawn toast, over-greasy and heavey spring roll, a horrible har gau dim sum (tasted like a sausage roll without the roll) and something else which was equally inedible. Then came the four main course dishes squashed onto the table. Bland pad thai, rubber chicken breast in a thin green curry sauce, a salad dish which could have been pork which was dry and crusty in a most unpleasant way. There was a pot of sticky rice. Then to cap it all a nasty slither of old Cheesecake with a daube of pineapple jam and a stale ginger nut biscuit. A truly awful meal. Yes they knocked £20 of the £89 bill after I told them what a disaster the whole meal was. There was not one dish that you could say was good. DO NOT GO HERE.
(3)
2 July 2014 by Marie Nielsen from London
Good food, however ambience lacked. Hostesses in bar were very attentive, but felt waiting staff in restaurant could have been friendlier.
(5)
26 June 2014 by Hem Mistry from London
I took my niece here for a birthday treat and we had an amazing time. The ambience of the venue was great, the cocktails were lovely, the food was delicious and the service was just fab. We were very well looked after. Would definitely recommend to anyone to try.
(2)
25 June 2014 by Marsha Gray from Watford
Overall, rather disappointing - we were told they 'really need' the table back after two hours (we knew this but clearly they felt the need to reiterate before we'd even been shown to our table! Accommodated moving us well as we were sat in the quiet area with no atmosphere and a table of six who were very noisy and the only people you could hear in the restaurant, however, that reduced our time even more as they needed that table back even sooner! The food was pretty average as far as Thai goes, the chicken skewers were cold but very tasty and you couldn't dispute the portions - they were all of good sizes. THe restaurant itself was trying a little too hard to create ambience and consequently it was just too dark. On a summers day, it would have been nice to see a bit more daylight - I'm sure this works well in the winter months, but you can barely see a thing. As for the concealed toilet doors - why would anyone design it this way? Nobody could find them and staff were constantly asked and seemed a little exasperated in doing so! The tilets were so dark and full of mirrors, I bumped in to myself and apologised! Absolutely no need to be so dark throughout and felt that this hindered the experience, as did dining with lots of other people who were clearly with a reduced rate and therefore not the Crazy Bear's ideal customer. Far too like conveyor belt dining.....

Crazy Bear - Fitzrovia

26-28 Whitfield Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2RG

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