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The Water Rats

328 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, England
+44 20 7833 3312
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great dinner and breakfasts

called in for dinner and wasnt too sure by looks of place, but very good evening meal, cooked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jakscrakers
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
The pub equivalent of beige

It's okay. It's average. It's meh. Can't think of anything to say that isn't just bland but that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emma S
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London, United Kingdom
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The music club that hosted Bob Dylan in 1963. Live Venue, Gastro Pub, Breakfasts, Real Ales, Comedy Club, Live Bands, Cocktail Bar - Open 8.30am till Midnight 7 days a week - available for private hire and special events
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“nice pub” (8 reviews)
“tune hotel” (5 reviews)
“music venue” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 1:00 am
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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328 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in for dinner and wasnt too sure by looks of place, but very good evening meal, cooked perfectly, all food hot, returned for breakfast the morning after and suprised to find even that was good, no long waits, the service is impecable, the food...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's okay. It's average. It's meh. Can't think of anything to say that isn't just bland but that actually sums it up. Omelettes are dry but okay. The toast (??) that comes with the omelette is dry, although the lovely waitress did offer butter when...More

Thank Emma S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. We had Gammon, Portobello Mushroom Burger and dessert of Brownie & Sticky Toffee Pudding. Very fast service, delicious and well presented food. Massive portions! For food and drink for two we paid about £45 which makes it veeeeery affordable. Really sorry we cannot...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way back from Postal museum and looking for a snack we almost passed this little gem by Staff were really welcoming even putting on a new barrel especially Good was simple but really well presented and good ingredientsMore

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GrayRat S, Public Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted that you found us and had a good experience, our offers change throughout the day, we are open from 8am every day until Midnight Sunday to Thursday and 1am Friday and Saturdays, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks are served during the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were staying at the Point A Hotel just next doors, and had our breakfast twice at the Water Rats. The Full English Breakfast is 10£. They also offer 10% discount for the hotel clients. The food (bacon & eggs, coffee) was nice and the...More

1  Thank Charlotte V
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GrayRat S, Public Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to come here and write your review, we appreciate all feedback and our customers comments are always taken on board We do have a special discount for those visitors staying at the Point A Hotel which is directly next...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Stopping off in London prior to travelling to France my wife and I stayed in a Travel Lodge and their staff recommended The Water Rats for drinks and a meal, we were not disappointed. Being of a certain age(oh to be young again) we entered...More

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GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

We are delighted that you have taken the time to come here and write your very positive review the will help guild others visiting the Kings Cross area We hope to cater for all tastes and budgets and are open from 8.15am until Midnight Sunday...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel next door and were pleasantly surprised to discover the Water Rats. Cafe by day serving an outstanding breakfast (vege fry up was a favourite) and iconic live music venue by night offering quality English craft beers. We went there a...More

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GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Your review shows we are open throughout the whole day and try and cater for a variety of tastes - thank you for taking the time out of your day to come here and write your review - we will inform the staff of your...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We passed this pub on the way to our hotel and popped in for a meal. Good food, lovely cocktails and friendly service AND a live band. A really nice pub. Give it a try.More

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GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for coming here to write your review, we are pleased you had and nice time and have given us a recommendation - it is our visitors reviews that help others make their choice of where to visit when in the area, we value...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

My friend and I were looking for a nice place to have breakfast. We were happy to find such a nice pub not far from King's Cross Station. The place is cosy, the staff is very nice, and the breakfast was delicious. The vegetables were...More

Thank Audrey H
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GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Our breakfasts are well attended and it is great that you took the time to write your review - thank you We are open from 8.15am until Midnight and our menu changes throughout the day as it goes into the evening, we also have a...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

Called in for breakfast when staying over on business. A good sized full English was £10 and included good tasting coffee. Service was generally good although what was the purpose of the bearded lad in the hat ? His job title seemed to be 'Ignore...More

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GrayRat S, Public Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to come here and write your review, we are happy you had a good breakfast, however you describe someone that we are not familiar with, it could of been one of our kitchen porters on a break and they...More

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I am not sure exactly. But the staff are helpful and I feel sure they would sort something!
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