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The Blackfriar

) #386 of 17,849 Restaurants in London $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
Neighbourhood: City of London
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This pub was built on the site of an old friary and still retains a really interesting Art Nouveau interior of mosaics and reliefs. It's worth going in for a pint or a meal just to see the decor. Though, the food is also good...More

Thank CB S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a drink here the other weekend. This is a small traditional London pub serving good beer and what looked to be good food. Nice seating area outside so if the weather is nice, you can watch the world go by. Would call in here...More

Thank IS_Scotland
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

! Is_scotland, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Blackfriar! Thank you so much again for your feedback! We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Service was bad, wine was horrible, food was worst ever. The food was tasteless, and the cost was ridiculous for 2 glasses of wine and some food, the egg scotch ( felt like a stone ).More

Thank Jad L
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Jad L, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. Here at The Blackfriar, we are always looking for ways to improve; we appreciate your input. If you would be willing, we would like to have you contact...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolutely stunning pub, beautiful interior. We visited early-ish on a Saturday and it was still pretty quiet. Great pint of Adnams too. Would recommend to anyone with an interest in old pubs.More

Thank Jasonab1
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Jasonab1, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Blackfriar! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great meal here, the menu was great and the food was really good. Service was great (a tiny bit slow, but it was a busy night!) and they managed to squeeze us in at a table between reservations for dinner at the...More

Thank Taylor5717
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Taylor5717, thank you so much for the positive review! Have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a place !!! Booked a table online for breakfast & we were not disappointed. We had a full English & eggs benedict - service was excellent & the food was delicious. Prosecco was fizzy & cold and went down a treat....More

Thank Alitart
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Alitart, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Blackfriar! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice public house and very convenient for the station. Drunk there on many times, but on my recent visit, 5 drinks bought, 5 different prices, all for the same drinks. Unfortunately we didn't keep the receipts, (contactless) so when questioned it was just shrugged off,...More

Thank Robbokeith
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Hi Robokeith if you would like me to look into your payment issue I would be happy to. Just send me the details of your transactions, I can recall the till reciepts on our system and check for errors and if you have been charged...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very old traditional pub with a good selection of guest beers on tap, ciders and craft ales. I visited twice this week and both times had a completely different selection of beers on tap.

Thank Nigel_Havant
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Nigel, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Blackfriar! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son said it was the best fish and chips of the 3 we visited in London. Our friend broke a bunch of the was glasses and they were very pleasant in dealing with the clean up.

Thank David S
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

David, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Blackfriar! Please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you; we are more than happy to help!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best beer selection including US Blue Moon. Pub food is just fine yet burgers are really tasty. Very convenient location and great outdoor sitting area. A must visit place.More

Thank Anton K
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this review

Anton K, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to The Blackfriar! Your recommendation means so much to us and we're so happy to have earned it. Thank you again for taking the time to let the world know about your positive experience. Have...More

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896jude
did you see the silly bat staff
20 November 2016|
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Response from pcourtneyjan | Reviewed this property |
Everything very normal when I visited?
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Jaynie C
Are older children welcome to eat here ?
12 February 2016|
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Response from Jaynie C | Reviewed this property |
We took our two aged 11 and 14 and although it was extremely busy,we were made to feel very welcome.
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Edo_Bruss
Closing day?
14 April 2016|
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Response from MaraS78 | Reviewed this property |
Penso sia aperto 7 giorni su 7 ma non ne ho la certezza, mi spiace non poter essere più precisa.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7236 5474
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Description
A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.