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The Princess of Shoreditch

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Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub
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76_78 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE, England
+44 20 7729 9270
12:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there with 3 friends and I have to say the food and service was excellent. We had sunday roast.

Thank Andri486
Sydney, Australia
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143 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice roast dinner here on a cold Sunday afternoon. Pros: Lively and welcoming atmosphere, lots of people friendly and efficient staff generous serving size great and massive Yorkshire pudding with my roast beef (asked for extra gravy and got it briskly in nice small jug) Excellent French wine by the bottle Cons: I think £18 is a lot... More 

Thank rebeccadiver
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely will be returning when back in London ! Friendly service and roast was perfect, didn't book walked in and was seated within 5 minutes

Thank ecmsmithxxx
Management response:

Thank you for this amazing feedback. We look forward seeing you on your next visit to London. ​ More 

Buenos Aires
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait for an hour to be seated but the Sunday Roast was worth having to wait. The service was polite. I will be back!

1 Thank vamosviendo
Management response:

Thank you so much for your 5-star review. We cannot be happier to hear your wait was worthwhile. See you soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice people working on the night but there is a feeling that staff are not being trained to insure you are looked after from beginning to the end of your meal. They provide the basic service but nothing else.

Thank emm686
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have visit the dinning room here on many occasions and I will certainly go again but the food can be very hit and miss, even the same dish on a different night can be a completely different experience. The food fairly pricey but worth every penny when its good, the staff are always well informed about the menu and... More 

Thank David A
Danrallen, Manager at The Princess of Shoreditch, responded to this review

Dear David, Whilst we value all feedback, that which we receive from our regular guests we value particularly so. Recognising that you have already taken the time to write your above, we would be honoured to hear more about your experience with us on Sunday and keen as such to invite you to get in touch with our GM James... More 

London, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Having gone to a small theatre show at another pub and nothing on their menu being appealing we wandered around and found ourselves rather hungry, so walked into The Princess. At first, I was wondering whether we should walk out as it was quite noisy, but we decided to stay. The pub itself was rather dark, there were quite a... More 

1 Thank samroz3
Danrallen, Manager at The Princess of Shoreditch, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving such a detailed review of your experience with us. It's hugely disappointing to receive a 2-star review, but when the guest has had 'the most delicious' steak ever, it's devastating. Our success at The Princess has been built on delivering restaurant standard food and service and process has clearly not been followed on this occasion. It'd... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Took clients here for a business lunch and was seriously impressed! The dining room upstairs is pretty casual but service was very attentive. The food though....amazing! The scallop ceviche was simply devine, all the mains were wolfed down and rice pudding - mmmm!!

1 Thank Chloe K
McAllen, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We got recommended this restaurant for Sunday Roast and it was amazing! It changed our impression that British food was just fish & chips. The venue is also very traditional and charming.

1 Thank Azeneth1942
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We attended here on Sunday as we had heard this was the place for a roast.. unable to book we decided to take a chance ... after ordering a bottle of wine and waiting for our table.. this took around an hour but was worth the wait and the setting was friendly and warm, the staff were amazing and really... More 

1 Thank DJC80x

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 32 - USD 44
Bar, British, Pub, European, Gastropub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76_78 Paul Street, London EC2A 4NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Shoreditch
  • Neighbourhood: Shoreditch
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7729 9270
Blissfully hidden down a quiet side street, the 'Princess' has become a Shoreditch institution. From the award winning people behind Smokehouse and the Pig and Butcher, the Princess serves top quality traditional British pub food in the lively downstairs bar and refined British & European cuisine in the elegant and charming dining room. We source the best meat and fish we can using small family companies, farms throughout the UK and south coast day boats. Winner of multiple awards including Timeouts "Best New Gastropub''.

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