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Sweetings

39 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SF, England
+44 20 7248 3062
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“dover sole” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
39 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 4SF, England
Neighbourhood: City of London
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

We have lunch at Sweetings every time we visit London. It is an old, established restaurant. We like the casual atmosphere which has long tables, tables for 4, and counter space. The food is very good; we always order fish which is the specialty. The...More

Thank sundown_10
Reviewed 7 April 2017

This is a really old school restaurant where fish is the order of the day. The staff are courteous and professional. The food is simply and well cooked. The seating is a bit like a mess or canteen with long tables, and one is not...More

Thank happygirl20
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch at Sweeting's was fantastic! Our server was Wayne, the service and hospitality he offered was of the highest order. I enjoyed the Smoked haddock with poached eggs, along with lobster mash and mushy peas. Buck rarebit and sticky toffee pudding followed and were also...More

Thank SamPav
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place, its unique, please don't change it! The fish is really good, as is the personal polite but very friendly service. Great pointed shrimp, salmon, haddock and sole. Far from cheap, but an experience not to be missed in our ever changing city....More

Thank MikeEdw
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This is a place you might walk pass and never noticed. However, it has over 100 years old and the decor tells you all about it. Went with a friend who recommend this place, we went at lunch time so not so busy - really...More

Thank Wei X
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This old school restaurant is steeped in history. Mainly fish classics, good wine and great atmosphere, helped by the table arrangements. Start with a black velvet and take your time over great fresh fish. There are so few of these restaurant types left in London,...More

1  Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The thing about Sweetings is that it is timeless - unchanged since the time of Dickens (except they now take credit cards as well as cash/cheque). getting there early enables you to choose a place - I like the tables with the high stools that...More

1  Thank banqueiro
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The venue is fun; old fashioned, not smart, lot of character, very much appealing to tourists on a nostalgic kick. Good bar with lots of silver tankards; very limited and expensive wine list. The food is OK, not good; customers are definitely not there for...More

Thank Nick D
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Consistently great fish for past 3 decades, wonderful atmosphere with colourful characters and friendly, polite old fashioned service, The scampi and Skate are especially good and if you are lucky the staff will offer you a free of port to make way for other waiting...More

1  Thank TheoriginalAndy
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Food....well do get the grilled skate wing, peas and mashed potatoes as these were excellent, world class preparations. Wine bar extraordinaire but did I mention Guiness served in a silver mug? Oh yes, oysters on the half shell and on and on for fish or...More

Thank zabriskibound
Nearby
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
...More
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jschreiber919
Are lunch reservations available for two people? September 5th.
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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
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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