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  • 5.0 star rating
    7/1/2014
    1 check-in here

    Great choice for French food! Everything is relatively simple and cheap. I did not have one qualm with the place. It has a super cute and cozy atmosphere that we thoroughly enjoyed.

    We had the muscles and crab pastries to start, followed by the leg of lamb and duck, topped off with a tiramisu. Everything was superb - especially the tiramisu. I highly recommend!

  • 4.0 star rating
    6/12/2013
    1 check-in here

    This little gem is located off Kilburn High road. Dinning a little earlier will get you a good discount.

    The interior is different, some may love it others hate it. I think I am somewhere in between. There are to seperate dinning areas and there is a distinctive unique style running through this resturant. I personally like the uniquness but the elevated seating is cramped although a fun experience probabpy not suitable to all.

    Onto the main event, the food! Well its lovely. A great selection and something to please everyone! I recommend the white chocolate and pistachio parfait which had me making audible Mmmm sounds!

    Reasonably priced food that tastes good where can you go wrong?

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/3/2014

    A great cosy little place with nice mezzanine tables.  Always a bargain, the menu is big but never picked anything bad off it. Get there early to grab a mezzanine table.

  • 4.0 star rating
    1/9/2013

    This place was recommended by a friend.
    Every time we have been here we had a good experience, very good food and good service. We definitely recommend the place.
    I'm not giving 5 stars because they just accept cash and sometimes this is very inconvenient.

  • 4.0 star rating
    14/4/2013

    I dig this place, it's fun. A little quirky but very homey and welcoming. The first thing that caught my attention were the tiny box, balcony seats high on the wall that couples were sitting in. Honestly they freaked me out a little, like if I ate too much of the free bread that we'd collapse the whole thing*

    This place is so affordable and the tiered pricing system is fantastic. It's 2.95 for starters before 7pm and 3.95 after. The waitress even told us to order our desserts before 7pm so it was cheaper.

    I really enjoyed the food, especially the crab and avocado starter. I didn't order that but I kinda wanted it for myself. My dessert could have been better but for 3 bucks, I really can't complain.

    I'd definitely come back, they have a chicken pasta with peanut butter sauce that I am dying to try.

    *Don't laugh, it could happen.

    • Qype User jamien…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 9 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    22/7/2013

    I like this branch of the restaurant far better than the one in Clerkenwell. It's somehow spacious and more comfortable. Of course, the food is lovely in both places so it's pretty much down to a choice of location and availability. I can guarantee that you will have a lovely dinner at this small restaurant.
    Definitely the best place to eat in Kilburn, recommended.

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/5/2012
    1 check-in here

    Rapunzel rapunzel let down your food order. They have these strange elevated corner tables.  And a balcony of larger tables across from those. And seating also under the side tables that barely fit two people. Such a strange design considering that there's a whole other room next door AND downstairs for people to dine in. Maybe they've been slowly adding onto the premises over the years or something. Anywho.
    Definitely makes it quirky and worth a look see.

    Pretty simple, comforting foods. All delicious and some were surprisingly beautifully plated. I think mostly the fancy starters and salads. Made me smile.

    And cheap. Cheap is good. Especially when you get added entertainment of just lookin around the place for free.

  • 4.0 star rating
    27/8/2009

    Worried about the economy? Feeling the pinch in the pocketbook? But still want to go out and have a merry time and pretend all is well? Well, friends, I have a place for you to go...

    I have to admit, I've seen the outside of the Little Bay restaurant in Farringdon and was a bit wary about going to this one. It turns out my worries were all in vain as this restaurant is super cheap, super adorable and super friendly.

    When we arrived, we were greeted enthusiastically  by the manager (owner?), who urged us to pick any seat we wanted. Of course, we picked the loft style table, which is an awesome little nook that you climb bunk bed ladders to get to. It's dark enough to make it romantic, so future dates are advised!

    The food was cheap and good! Free bread basket to abate the hunger and then the food was out in record time...seriously, I've never had such fast service in London. The lamb steak was excellent in a sweet curry sauce with vegetables. My friend and I split a bottle of wine and a desert (and yes...the profiteroles are to die for!) and our bill totaled £30. Wine, main course, desert and excellent service for £15 each. Such an excellent deal, you'll be able to hit the pub after.

  • 3.0 star rating
    12/5/2011
    6 check-ins here

    The Little Bay is only a brief walk from home and unfortunately there are a few better restaurants along the way that tempt me through the door (Toresano, Meghna Grill...). I came here a fair bit 10 or so years ago and had forgotten how good it is for the money.

    I love the ramshackle seating here and service is always friendly, if somewhat brisk. The dishes are all a little different from the norm, so it can be a nice experience to try a few dishes between a few people. I know that every review mentions that price, but the last time I paid The Little Bay a visit, I was actually surprised at the relatively high price of three people dining and a bottle of wine to split. It used to be very, very cheap.

    Regardless of price, the food is great here. The atmosphere has it's charm. The service is a decent standard. What is not to like?

  • 3.0 star rating
    9/9/2011

    We came in quite late; the late opening hours are very helpful. Service was terrific, and the ambience was great.

    However, despite the positive environment, the food was mediocre to good. The Chablis that we had was acidic - not as nice as I expected based on the price and overall description.

    Mussels were lovely with a very creamy and garlic-full sauce. Marinated vegetables appetizer was salty according to my friend, however I thought it was delicious based on the few bites that I had. For what it's worth, Duke is right - add some fries and the mussels make a meal.

    I had the duck salad, and it was nice, but too much food.
    We also tried chicken staffed with lamb. Gravy was generic, but the chicken was well cooked, and there was a lot of cheese which worked with all the flavors. The dish perhaps should've been called chicken with cheese :-)

    Overall very nice place, good prices, don't have the Chablis, but I'd come back and try more appetizers.

  • 4.0 star rating
    16/10/2012

    I had a brilliant meal here. The menu was diverse and universally tempting. My meal was very tasty and the portions were generous yet the price was very affordable.

    The restaurant has a small and unassuming shop front which it would be easy to walk past without giving a second thought, but cross the threshold and the atmosphere is cosy and welcoming. The service is friendly and attentive.

    The size and layout means the Little Bay is better suited to small groups or romantic dinners rather than large groups.

    If I find myself in the area again I'll definitely pop in for a meal.

  • 4.0 star rating
    22/4/2010

    Great food at an incredibly reasonable price and good service.

    Having been there a couple of times, all dishes were well prepared except for the mussels which tasted a little less than fresh. The duck was memorable and tasty, as was the pork.

    I would like to hear of any other places that are better value for money!

  • 4.0 star rating
    7/7/2011

    What a great find.  This place is the definition of a tiny hole in the wall, and depending on what table you get, you'll feel like you're actually sitting in a hole in the wall.

    The menu has a pretty great selection of items - most of which have some Mediterranean influence to them and as others have mentioned, the price is amazing for both the quality and quantity of food you get.

    For my appetizer, I had the mussels in a white wine and garlic sauce.  It was a generous serving of mussels for an appetizers (add some fries and it would have been a meal).  The flavors were well blended although there was a lot of garlic to pick through if you don't like eating the garlic.

    My main, I chose the lamb steak.  Again, three generous slabs of lamb on top of a delicious bed of mash.  The lamb was tender and cooked just right.  Each table seemed to get a side of boiled cabbage and carrots - I didn't particularly care for it but then again, I didn't have to pay for it.

    Dessert was a cheesecake - perhaps the only disappointment part of the meal.  It was pretty bland and not very creamy but by that point, I was pretty full anyways.

    Some room for improvement - they only have 2 beers - Becks and Bud.  The wine selection seemed limited too.   The bar could definitely use some help.

    Arrive before 7pm is you want the discounted menu.  Bring cash.

  • 4.0 star rating
    2/10/2010

    Unbeatable prices for quality dishes. DON'T SKIP DESSERT. I had an amazing pistachio and white chocolate mousse. (drooling all over again at the thought)
    The duck was a little tough for my taste, but I basically like my meats raw. You can't get rare meat for so little money. Overall I was way impressed. The decor is cozy, unique, and romantic. Great choice for a date night that doesn't break the bank.

  • 5.0 star rating
    5/8/2011

    I was there a few weeks ago and liked it very much. The food was really good, and yes, it was actually cheap.

    It can be noisy, but still is a nice little restaurant, with good dishes and very reasonable prices. For sure not the worst place to go for a dinner! :)

  • 4.0 star rating
    3/1/2012

    You'll definitely get the biggest bang for your buck here.

    The food is very good but I would describe the dishes as "hit or miss." Try the Chicken breast in peanut sauce and the pistachio dessert.

    The service was fantastic and the environment is very cozy!

  • 2.0 star rating
    26/4/2013

    Let's start out by saying; I get this bohemian thing that they wanted to achieve. Inside it looks like an old gypsy's wagon tent. (After they lived in it for 30 years). Tables are jammed in the front dining room; I didn't see the back room so I can't comment. They stack loft sitting in a couple of the corners and jam small tables of one and two underneath. As I ate is saw several parties refuse to climb the steep stairs due to being older and or larger than their other clientele. If they supplied crampons for my shoes I would have like to experience the food at a higher elevation. (Maybe the food would have tasted better). Everything is shop worn from the odds and end tables (mine was a bit short so I felt much taller than I am), to chairs and the woodwork. Shop worn paint on the stairs and railings. Not sure what the silver lame was doing on the ceiling but I looked to make sure it wasn't the mother ship hovering over me while I ate my last meal on earth. As for the service, what's to complain about? They were attentive but lacked the connection that you normally get in a small establishment or whilst dining with a caravan of travelers. They provided bread for the table that was essentially tasteless. The butter served, I wasn't 100% convinced it was real butter) was tasteless as well.
    I ordered pig cheeks with dark greens for a starter. It came out almost immediately. Yikes, a sure sign of pre-cooking and re heating a delicate meat. Sure enough when I asked, they said it was sliced and then heated. What I got was dry stringy pork; it reminded me of reheated turkey. Dry flavorless and stringy. It also had bacon underneath not sure why but it was on the plate.  There was a sauce that I couldn't put my finger on what it was made from but it lubricated my throat so I didn't choke the cheek meat down.
    My main course was duck sliced and baked with a ginger sauce, it too had a vegetables and a stuffed pastry filled with moist flavorful duck, I liked that small medallion of pastry the other slices were dry and flavorless. The ginger sauce lacked any tang or flavor.  It looked like they only had one dessert to choose from. I passed.

    Will I go there again, yes, believe it or not I felt that they may have gotten lost in the weeds. I suggest sitting down and taste your food once in a while and don't treat this delicate little place like a catering hall with precooked meat waiting for a fiery reheat and serve. As for the price, extreamly reasonable, I spent 10 quid on the meal. I would have paid 15 to 17 if it tasted better

    Romantic you want? Put a red scarf over the lamp in your room fire up any album from John Legend. Cook up some tiger prawns and paella, add a nice cab or a pinot blanc or noir, and finish the meal with some chocolate strawberrys.

    Keep your eye on the scarf so it doesn't catch on fire.

  • 5.0 star rating
    11/11/2008
    First to Review

    The Little Bay is one of my favourite restaurants in London- it has the perfect combination of generous portions, great ingredients and good prices. The prices are ridiculously cheap £2.95 before 7pm and slightly more after that. The choux de crab with hollandaise sauce is spectacular and the duck with seasonal vegetables is amazing. If you have room for dessert order the profiteroles- yummy!

    The eclectic interior enhances the restaurant's charm- there are hidden little cavern seating areas (some accessible by bunk bed style ladder) which are perfect for a romantic date.

    • Qype User rileyw…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/7/2013

    I visited this restaurant with my sons last week. We had a great night and would definitely come here again. The waitresses were really kind and attentive. The dishes we ordered were tasty and very well presented. Highly recommend this place.

    • Qype User Neets8…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 38 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    20/11/2007

    Another one of those little gems and although this is part of a chain you'd never think it. Little bay offers seriously tasty, food at unbelievably low prices and on any given day you'll be pleased to find some interesting specials up on the blackboard and a good wine list. For me though, Little Bay stands out because of it's cosy, almost homely atmosphere and great service.

    The cosy candle-lit tables make the restaurant THE place to go for a romantic meal for two. But if heading there with a large family group be sure to book a table in advance and try and get the one in the alcove!

    • Qype User geetar…
    • London
    • 5 friends
    • 18 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    2/2/2010

    Little Bay is one of the best hidden gems you'll come across in an NW post code. Situated a little off the beaten track down Belsize Road, the restaurant is divided into two sections, both as intimate and atmospheric as each other - perfect for a romantic evening, or meal with a small group of close friends

    The menu has a small number of dishes, all of which offer a good variety of options and will leave you pondering your choice for a good few minutes.

    The wine list is extensive and caters for all tastes which means you can perfectly match your drink to the food you've ordered.

    The food is very well priced, and even cheaper if you arrive before 7:30.

  • 3.0 star rating
    16/2/2012

    This place is nice for a romantic dinner.

    The atmosphere is retro-classy, if that exists! It has ambient to dark lighting with big candles in each table and the decor is quite unique and kind of kitch with a huge golden ancient-looking face on the wall..!!!

    The food and dessert was very nice! I cannot comment though on the prices because when we went they had a fantastic promotional deal where in the end you actualy paid whatever you wanted!!!! Amazing idea! Hats off to the manager of the place!!

  • 4.0 star rating
    9/3/2013

    This really is a hidden gem!

    The menu is really original and there is a good selection for all tastes. I had a fantastic main course of fish and spicy crab, was really delicious! The food is also very cheap for what you are getting! They are big portions! The price goes up after 7pm, but is still CHEAP!

    The interior is fantastic as well. There are some tables above the rest on wooden platforms. Creates a really fun buzzy atmosphere.

    Would recommend!

  • 4.0 star rating
    30/10/2013

    This is a really nice restaurant to go to whether in a group, with family or on a date. The same guy has run the place for a long time and is often there. Waiters are friendly and attentive. The food is generally good - I've had a couple of less impressive dishes, but overall there's some really delicious stuff on the menus. The side order of vegetables is always lovely and comes in a bowl to share around the table plus the fries are really good too. Sunday Lunch used to be a favourite time for my family to go but it's always a cool place to go on a dinner date as it's inexpensive, good sized portions and candlelit. It's usually pretty full and you can request one of the 'theatre box style tables' which are elevated and a little intimate. Sometimes it can feel a little outdated, dusty, over fussy and shabby so it's not for everyone. it's not slick or snazzy but it's a lovely little place to go for dinner.

    • Qype User isabel…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/6/2013

    This is the best restaurant in Kilburn. The service is fantastic and really quick, compared with the other restaurants in the area. I also can say that the atmosphere is great and the prices are reasonable.

  • 4.0 star rating
    12/5/2012

    I went here with my mum and her friend, and I thought this venue was more appropriate for a romantic dinner. However, I would bring my friends here for lunch because it's such a unique place and the decor is ....hmmmm different but in a good way. It's small, cosy, and intimate if your with a friend and just want to chat away.
    The staff were very friendly and nice. The food was decadent and yummy...I was very satisfied. A little on the pricy side but it's worth it!

  • 4.0 star rating
    27/5/2011

    I went here the other week for an anniversary dinner and boy is this good value for the food they're serving. A delicious 3 course meal for 2 people with a bottle of wine came to just over £30 which has to be some sort of record for London (especially North West London). My starter of Moules Mariniere was the tastiest of the 3 courses, although duck was also lovely- pudding was nice but nothing spectacular.

    Portion sizes are generous which is a plus when one of the diners has a track record of complaining about pretentious restaurant food leaving them hungry. Also, one of the best bits of the whole experience are the little booths downstairs they sit couples in. Somewhere between a confessional and an old-fashioned train compartment, these are plastered with photos of Italian renaissance frescoes and have their own red curtains. The only things I can fault them on are the hurried service, which lets you know that they have a lot of bookings and want your table clear ASAP, and the lack of card payment facilities (although there's a machine not too far away on Kilburn High Road).

  • 5.0 star rating
    27/10/2010

    We found his place on Yelp! awesome food, everything was a new surprise. has the warm asparagus salad and the vegetable wellington and finish with banana profiteroles, Julie had  roasted red pepper risotto. very reasonable, nice atmosphere. quick service

    • Qype User daniel…
    • London
    • 12 friends
    • 70 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    3/1/2008

    A little gem of an eaterie tucked away inbetween West Hampstead and Kilburn. The Little Bay has been entertaining the taste buds of both locals and visitors with its mixture of modern European and Mediterranean cuisine for over 15 years. Made up of little booths, likened to the inside of a ship, the Little Bay is cosy and intimate. The perfect place to catch up with old friends or have a romantic one to one liason. The great thing about the Little Bay is that it won't bust the bank. The prices have stayed the same for all the years that I've been a fan. The Little Bay doesn't accept card / payments on plastic so they can keep their prices down and you can enjoy a great meal without attacking your overdraft. Enjoy!

    • Qype User sar23…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 109 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    21/1/2008

    I havent actually been to this resturant in a while, but this used to be quite a regular hotspot for me. It is just the perfect place for all sorts of occasions, romantic or family, even if you are on a tight budget. The food is from a wide range of european cuisines although the main vibe is french. I particular enjoyed the mussels in white wine starter. The setting is just beautiful, even if very busy, you can hide in these lovely little alcoves scattered around the restaurant and it all feels very authentic, not at all like you've just come in from Kilburn high road!

    • Qype User pluk8…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 107 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    18/11/2008

    The little bay restaurant is a fantastic place. As the name suggests it does have a speciality of serving some great seafood, however it also serves a range of other dishes. The décor of the restaurant is very wooden; I had a table downstairs which was all lit up with candles, very romantic! There were also private booths for those couples wanting to be alone! The food tastes great and yet is priced quite low. This makes it very attractive. The menu changes with the seasons, however the last time I went I really enjoyed the salmon. I also tried some hand cut chips that were amazing. I also have a cheesecake for desert that was absolutely delicious. All in all a three course meal can cost you around the £15-18 mark, which I think is a pretty good bargain.

    • Qype User dtofan…
    • London
    • 12 friends
    • 9 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    8/3/2009

    My flat mates informed me of this quaint little restaurant just a few minute walk from the Kilburn Overground Station tucked away from the High Road.

    Little Bay is an exceptional European and Mediterranean eatery! The food is wonderfully reasonable in price and you may even feel as though it is a steal, because the food is rich, flavorful and filling despite what seems to be a smaller portion. Make sure to check the deals on the black board outside before you enter. They have deals such as 2 courses for 7.50 or 3 courses for 10 before 7pm (don't quote me on that exact cost, due to the fact I haven't been to the location since before the Christmas season and I could be slightly off).

    They have managed to make the best use of space on the main floor by having many little tables but also built platforms that allow for a nook underneath with a very small intimate table for 2 and also a single table up on the platform itself. But, no worries! If you have a large group, the lower level is big enough to book a table for 10 for a special occasion. No matter which level you are on, the atmosphere is comfy, cozy, and quite romantic with each table having its only bit of candle light.

    • Qype User KShaKe…
    • London
    • 12 friends
    • 14 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    1/11/2011

    & it was GOOD yu nah! Tastyness personifies in a 3 course meal! FIERCE!

    • Qype User discou…
    • London
    • 1 friend
    • 4 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    15/3/2010 Updated review

    Excellent Value..Been going to this place for over 5 years great food great services...

    5.0 star rating
    15/3/2010 Previous review
    Excellente....
    • Qype User sarahd…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 4 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    2/8/2011

    Went here for a large group birthday meal in Sep 10 and loved it! Great service, ambience, delicious and affordable food.
    Would recommend to anyone  also love the quirky balconies etc and highly recommend you book one of these if you go in a smaller group.

    • Qype User london…
    • Northwood, London
    • 3 friends
    • 39 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    22/5/2009

    This place is a gem! Affordable home-cooked style food with generous portions, this little restaurant is worth trying. The novelty factor is that there are booths on stilts above the other tables in the restaurants - I think they only seat two people and have been with groups so never sat up there but it looks very private and romantic and no one can hear what you are saying as you sit way above everyone else!
    You get a cheaper menu if you eat before 7pm and they also let you order your desert before 7pm so you can get it cheaper even if they don't serve it until after 7pm! Their idea not ours but a welcome one!
    The food is nothing fancy but is filling and tasty. I have had the lamb goulash and mashed potato and that was delicious. The puddings vary from apple cake and custard to profitoroles to cheesecake. The duck salad to start is also very good. 2 courses and wine cost us about £12 or £13 each If I recall.

    • Qype User misswe…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 2 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    19/7/2012

    I LOVE this place! I've been 5 or 6 times and the owner always remembers me and gives me a warm welcome. The food is amazingly cheap but lovely, I'm especially keen on the White Chocolate and Pistacio Parfait. It's always full so best to book in advance. The tables are quite close together but it kind of contributes to the buzzing atmosphere in there, I prefer a seat in the conservatory bit just adjacent to the main restaurant building. I always receive good service from the staff and have never left disappointed

    • Qype User CHARLO…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 74 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    3/12/2011

    Great food, but service needs improving. Wrong orders brought to table twice. They shouldn't have lots of different staff serving you.

    • Qype User inann…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 3 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    19/3/2008

    Charming London institution, the quality of the food and service can vary, but its cheap and the ambience is charming. The fixed price menu gives you good value, and reasonable range of options. enjoy!

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