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The Crutched Friar

#3,886 of 17,548 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
City of London
Bar, British, Pub
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39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
+44 20 7488 3243
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Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took some work colleagues for an after work beer and food as I've loved this place for ages. As usual the food and beer were top notch. However a Monday night quiz to an almost empty pub with a mic that didn't work and 20-30 testing testing 1-2-3 didn't add to the atmosphere. It didn't work give up and try... More 

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east end
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great food and service highly recommended staff were brilliant, and table service that is good in a London pub is rare well done all

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

On a Wednesday evening, the Crutched Friar was doing a roaring trade in after work drinks. No doubt this was helped along by its Wine Wednesday promotion, offering a bottle of really quite decent wine for £10.95. The real ale was also in excellent condition. The food however was distinctly average. Our tapas dishes took 45 minutes to arrive and... More 

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Thank DunelmArts
Nashville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stopped in for lunch (our hotel was across the street and the Concierge suggested this restaurant for a quick bite and drink). Our server was friendly and helpful, offering advice on what was good. She was right....it was all delicious!

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Thank tamerella
Winnipeg
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just a stones throw away from the Apex City Hotel of London H is the Crutched Friar Pub and Restaurant. Highly recommend the dining experience! Great food, wonderful service and friendly staff with affordable prices for the traveler.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We visited on a Saturday evening around 7pm, was really quiet for a Saturday but it was good to be able to sit and have a drink and hear each other talk. Music was playing but not too loud. We ordered food which took around 2o minutes to arrive. Food was pub food but was excellent, three of us had... More 

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Boston
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139 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The menu was typical pub food and drinks. The food was good and the dining area was comfortable. There was a pretty lively after work crowd and we enjoyed this restaurant and the food as well as the service.

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Thank MamaHannahStevie
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The city is full of noisy wine bars so it's nice to be able to spend some time in a spacious Pub with very reasonable food and friendly staff.

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Thank Anna K
Auckland, New Zealand
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Popped in here for lunch and a drink on a couple of occasions. The food is standard pub fare, OK and reasonably priced. Reasonable size and a nice layout so worthwhile place to go if you are near the Tower. Directly outside of the Double Tree hotel. Pleasant place with friendly staff

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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207 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Very close to Tower Bridge and Tower of London, this pub is always busy due to its City proximity. Popular for business groups, food is good and plentiful. Worth looking up if you are in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7488 3243

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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 glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighbourhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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