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The Blackfriar

#816 of 18,398 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (91 reviews)
“pie” (21 reviews)
“burger” (37 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
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1 - 10 of 735 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Took our four French visitors here, we had a great meal with friendly service and reasonable prices. We got there just before it filled up, creating a good atmosphere. The pub shape is quirky and the actual dining room quite small, though we ate in...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We saw this while walking along Blackfriar bridge the building was what caught our eye. As with all the pubs in London with rich history they are worth a visit. This is a Nicholson 's Pub they are known for great locations and personalities usually...More

Thank Sandraw7
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Sandra, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Blackfriar! Thank you again for leaving us this response!

Reviewed 6 days ago

I heard of this pub on from a friend and I am so glad I took the advice. I visited the pub with two colleagues, one from Singapore the other from the US. The Blackfriar pub delivered the wow factor to them. The Menu is...More

Thank johnS7935KG
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! If you're ever in need of more help, please let us know!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to enjoy a few pints and good pub meal. Pretty busy at end of the day but you dont have to wait too long to get a drink

Thank Tony M
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Tony M, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at The Blackfriar! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a one-for-the-road drink after a nearby gin tasting evening. I have passed this pub many times, the last time still boarded up for refurbishment. When I saw it open, I had to go in. I was not disappointed and it is...More

Thank CheekyLondon
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy to read such a great review about The Blackfriar! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I ventured to this pub in the recommendation of the London Rick Steve’s guide. Initial impressions: wow...this pub is an historic landmark. The interior is splendid. Loads of prolific quotes around the ceilings, and busts of old English notables. Food: if you’re...More

Thank clipingirl
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know about your recent visit to The Blackfriar.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just head to this pub for some awesome history (read up about it when you're there) and the interior decor. The food is reasonably priced (get a 25% off voucher from their website before you go) and the pies are incredible. fish and chips were...More

Thank Ldn1987
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Ldn1987, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a beer and a bite in this 100 years old pub on the site of an old monastery in a unique corner solitary building with fantastic Art Deco architecture

Thank COOLEYBLUE
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Cooleyblue, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at The Blackfriar. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the ambiance, the beer and the food! We arrived at 4pm, and there were a lot of business people coming in and out, Just drinking a few beers and left the pub..lovely to watch! We had some dinner as well. Simple but tastful...More

Thank Roy D
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Roy D, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. Until the next time we meet, take care!

Reviewed 12 March 2018

Have visited the Blackfriar Pub several times. Classic and very historic London pub. Very good selection of cask ale and other beers. Food was good. For those traveling with kids, it is kid friendly for lunch. Would highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Chris G
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day! We hope you have a great day!

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I wouldn't take kids to this pub at that time of night. It seems to revert to more of a drinking venue in the evening. We had a lovely (and good value) breakfast in Joes Kitchen and Coffee House which is not far away and is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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.
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