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The Blackfriar

#833 of 18,532 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
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1 - 10 of 760 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arranged to eat here early before a performance at the Globe, having read a positive review in a travel guide. We were very disappointed. True, the building was fascinating and alone worth a visit, but the beer was flat, that is very flat, the...More

Thank catusflower
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Called in here for a quick drink. Was genuinely surprised at the interior of the pub. Totally unique. Staff friendly and helpful, drinks prices not expensive.

Thank JamesK1975
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a beautiful bar with a great range of beers. Service is always very good and the bar is always very busy with both tourists and locals. It's very friendly and is not at all soulless as many city bars are. An architectural and alcoholic...More

Thank headbeeguy
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! We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice pub with a great outside seating area. Had some lunch and a couple of beers before heading off to the cathedral. Very enjoyable.

Thank CJames20008
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best pub i have ever been so far in london!!! Amazing space! The variety in beers was so big i have to go again just to taste the half of them. Fair prices and polite staff!!

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

Aggelos G, we are so happy to read such a great review about The Blackfriar! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good watering hole and very friendly service. Pub food good and a varied selection of beers. Lots of nooks and crannys to sit in or outside.

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

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! Thank you, and have a fantastic day!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub hands down had worst fish and chips I ate in London. Greasy, thick and gloopy batter with soggy chips and the most ordinary peas. My partner ate some chicken bacon thing that was dried out and felt like bits of the fish had...More

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

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at The Blackfriar. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Take...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couple of years since I have been here but only change is the variety of beers. Very good real ale as before but now some excellent lager and pale ale choices. Gothic and strange decor with bizarre walls and ceiling, fantastic outside area if not...More

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

Hi Chris R, thank you so much for your positive comments about The Blackfriar! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, The Blackfriar

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing place, the food was top quality and so tasty. The service was great, relaxed and friendly, told us to take our time, Not the cheapest place but worth every penny.

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

We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cold beer on a sunny afternoon a great stop off for the family. Deceptively large inside and great for people watching outside.

Thank boysinc3
General Manager A, Manager at The Blackfriar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Boysinc3, Thank you very much for your high feedback. We are so glad you had a great time in our company. We hope to see soon :)

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Yin W
13 August 2017|
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Response from Lesleyjoh | Reviewed this property |
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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