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  • The Brunswick
    Bloomsbury

    London WC1N 1AF
    Bloomsbury
  • Phone number 020 7713 6096
  • Business website waitrose.com

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    • Qype User lucytw…
    • London
    • 3 friends
    • 4 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    9/2/2011

    This is a good sized Waitrose, and has a fab range and selection of food and drink; there is always something different here that you cannot find in regular supermarkets, and it is ideal if you need unique ingredients.

    It's a common assumption that Waitrose is overpriced, but it really is not. If you were really skint, the best thing to do is to look around for food with the 'red sticker' on. You can get some excellent discounts on some of their best quality ranges, particularly the meat. The meatballs are often B.O.G.O.F.

    The store is very accessible for disabled customers; completely flat entrances, and there are trolleys that are wheelchair attachable too. I notice more wheelchair and powerchair users in this supermarket than I do others, probably because the aisles are easier to navigate.

    Try to avoid at lunchtime/hometime hours as it can be full of people buying their lunch or supper/booze/cat food for when they are home.

  • 4.0 star rating
    21/2/2014

    This grocery store helped us save so much money on food on our trip to London last summer.  Understanding that London has a higher standard of living than in the East coast and trips aren't cheap to begin with, we decided to let the local groceries feed us and splurge on restaurants a few times.

    We actually didn't realize this place until about a day or so later into our trip and when we did it was like godsend!  

    We ate out of their pre-packaged food section and I have to say they have one of the better grocery store prepared foods I've ever had.  Having only American East coast grocery stores to compare with, they were very good!  One of my favorite was the breakfast sandwich.  They used whole wheat bread and filled between 3 layers of bread are hard-boiled eggs and sausage.  Loved British sausage - can't say enough of it :)

    Next time we visit London, definitely look for lodgings near Waitrose :)

  • 4.0 star rating
    3/12/2008
    First to Review

    Waitrose at the Brunswick is one of the largest and generously spread out from the other stores. Their bakery and cakes section is fresh and very tempting. If you go late afternoon a lot of prices start getting reduced, so some of it is worth the pick up.

    They are very very professional and they serve you with genuine joy. Waitrose as you all know is branded in a classic traditional English set up. Subtle yet trusting is what I'm reading in a wholistic way.

    They are closed two days for Christmas on the 25th & 26th. For further festive week timings please check on website.

  • 4.0 star rating
    13/11/2009

    The Brunswick branch is my favourite central London Waitrose.I can park nearby or in the car park underneath - good for doing a big weekly shop.
    Staff are very helpful and it's such quality food.The deli cheese section is very good.
    Good superdrug branch next door - so i stock up there too.
    I absolutely love what they have done to the Brunswick centre as a whole.

    • Qype User Leonie…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 48 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    17/11/2008

    Medium sized Waitrose located in the recently renovated Brunswick shopping centre close to Russell Square tube station in Bloomsbury. Waitrose dominates the Brunswick and has a wide selection of speciality foods available, as well as basics. This is the best large grocery retailer in the area (for Kings Cross and Bloomsbury).

    The shop is well laid out and usually doesn't get too busy. You can park in the car park under the Brunswick for free for 2 hours if you keep your Waitrose receipt or get your carpark ticket stamped.

    As with most Waitrose's staff are helpful and shelves are well stocked. There is a good selection of sandwiches if you are on your way to the British Museum/Russell Square for a picnic and it is open until 8/9 most nights of the week.

  • 5.0 star rating
    15/7/2011

    Amazing service from staff in all departments, with a special nod to the gents in the wine dept. Great selection. Simply a pleasure.

  • 5.0 star rating
    8/12/2008

    I am so spoiled by this Waitrose. After living next to this grocery store it has been hard to shop at the other grocery stores closer to my  new house. On a rare occasion or when I just can't find what I am looking for I go back to this Waitrose and they always have everything I need. This is also one of the more expensive grocery stores in London. It is a nice bright atmosphere and the cashiers can be talkative and friendly. They have a very wide range of food products for people with all kinds of food intolerances. This store was a lifesaver for me, and not as expensive as shopping at Whole Foods. They have the best fresh squeezed lemonade, which is usually sold out by the end of the day, and a more than adequate wine selection. If I lived closer this would be the only place I would shop.

  • 4.0 star rating
    5/4/2010

    My favourite supermarket. The best selection of groceries with the addition extra choice of stuff thats just a little bit better. Delicious French butter. Great in house baked bread. Some ready meals that are fresher and better even than the king of ready meals, M&S. Yes for me, for now, Waitrose are better than all the rest.

    • Qype User philio…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 27 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    20/2/2013

    A big store but the customer-service needs improvement. Especially the small tills at the exit. It's a hit or miss sometimes if staff cares about your custom or not.

  • 4.0 star rating
    24/10/2012
    5 check-ins

    For a central London grocery store this place is enormous. The staff are reasonably helpful and the queues aren't usually too long. I would NEVER go to Tesco or Sainsbury's.

    • Qype User liznah…
    • London
    • 7 friends
    • 14 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    28/1/2009

    This location is of medium size and had a nice selection, though some of the produce was not too fresh. The prices can be a bit high, but there are products there that I would choose over those form other stores, which keeps me coming back. Sainsburys is better for students because it is much cheaper and has more deals, but I got some good olives and a few other organic items not available a the discount stores. Pricier but nicer. Just fine, I keep coming back.

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