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Beck's cafe

28 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PS, England
+44 20 7405 8565
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken kebab” (6 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
“egg breakfast” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PS, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My sister's and I travel to London every November for our sister time together and we stumbled across Beck's cafe by pure chance, we were absolutely thrilled with the food and ambiance,it's a busy little cafe that's quite unassuming from the outside but it's a...More

Thank mandylb14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice food with friendly staff. Had the american breakfast and it was lovely and a very big portion. Price was decent and staff were really nice and accommodating. Highly recommend

Thank Vacationer820670
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Toasted cheese sandwich for breakfast was absolutely perfect. The coffee was good too and it was not expensive. Highly recommend

Thank An_Expat_Wife
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very dog for value of money, nice traditional English brekfast, was very happy and full.service was ok

Thank Slaven S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've reviewed this before.Its what in England would be affectionately called a 'greasy spoon'. I'm 49 yrs old. I'm a lawyer. In the ordinary course of a month, I'd eat breakfast here 6/7 times because it opens early and I'm.a busy man. They also do...More

Thank craigbarlow3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s tough to find a place open for breakfast on Sundays outside of hotels but this place is open and serving great food at a sensible price. They do a range of breakfasts which come with tea/coffee and toast. Everything appeared to be freshly cooked...More

Thank Neale1810
Reviewed 29 August 2018

As a 62 year-old man with a healthy appetite I appreciate quantity, as well as quality, when eating out. My meal of 2 large pork chops, a mountain of creamy mashed potato, fresh peas, green beans, carrots, broccoli and gravy was both. In fact, I...More

Thank Peter_de_Meteor
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Always full and very popular with local tradesmen. We had the standard full breakfast and it was really tasty.

Thank ThickAndJuicy1
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were staying close to this traditional cafe busy with local workmen. The first day we decided to have filled rolls which were very good. On the second day we decided to sample the full English (Big Breaky) which was massive and...More

1  Thank Steven S
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Serves the very best all-day greasy breakfasts, sandwiches and burgers in Town, to bankers, builders and barristers alike.

Thank George W
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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16 October 2016|
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Response from IrishPablo | Reviewed this property |
Five stops on the central line from Lancaster Gate to Holborn, then a 5/10 min walk from the station
Alan M
19 May 2016|
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Response from Tracey G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as above, we didn't book. its just a cafe but great food and well worth a visit. Enjoy.
17 April 2015|
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Response from Craig B | Reviewed this property |
7 am is the official start but its been known to open slightly earlier. CLOSED: Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 8565
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