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39 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SF, England
+44 20 7248 3062
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish pie” (15 reviews)
“dover sole” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, British
$$ - $$$
39 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once a year, after I have delivered our dreary freelance accounts to the accountant I reward myself with lunch at Sweetings. I sit on a high stool up to a counter and am looked after by a white aproned woman on the other side. I...More

Thank Nelski698
Reviewed 14 October 2017

They say of the Church of England that people in this country don't like to go to church, but they do like to have a church not to go to. That's pretty much how I feel about Sweetings. I love the fact that it's still...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Typical city lunch. Old waiters with experience... not the friendliest service, a bit rushed, but food was real good. Weird seating nothing too private, large tables, this restaurant is the same as it was years ago. That makes its charm and maybe his flaws. Enjoyed...More

1  Thank OSS117x
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I haven't been to Sweetings for a couple of years and so when one of my friends offered to take me there I jumped at the chance (particularly as I wont be paying and the food is on the expensive side) As you cant make...More

Thank stonellas
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had fish pie, I make a better one at home. My friend had skate and she said her mum used to cook it better. Very expensive.

1  Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I have been going to Sweetings for many years and it is always excellent. They specialise in fish and they sure do know how to cook it! I had skate wing, pan fried which could not have been bettered. One drawback is that you cannot...More

Thank MKJGrumpy
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst now the cheapest option for lunch, you cannot help but enjoy the atmosphere with most people sitting on stools at counters, (there are a few tables at the back). I've never had my fish badly cooked. Not the best place for large group but...More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Simply the best Fish restaurant in the city, still retaining all the old traditions and char so many years on. Always take the option of a pint of Guiness served in a chilled tankard, some nibbles in the form of fresh smoked salmon with brown...More

1  Thank BGA70
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I visited this City institution recently. It was relatively quiet as it is August . The fish was excellent as always and it was a pleasure to return.

2  Thank Brian N
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Another place we have been meaning to visit and as our daughter now works nearby the opportunity presented itself. We dined on a Monday and it was busy but not packed. Dishes chosen included Dover Sole, Lobster Bisque and Hake. All were terrific made better...More

1  Thank ianseabourne
City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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21 August 2016|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
Sweetings don't take reservations they open 11.30-3pm Monday to Friday so it's best to get there fairly early to ensure a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7248 3062
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