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“One to forget”

The Theodore Bullfrog
Ranked #7,182 of 24,667 Restaurants in London
Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Possibly one of the worst meals I've experienced in years ... and I've suffered a few shockers. We arrived about 2pm on a Sunday lunchtime in late May. Perhaps it was a bit late but they took our order so we assumed the kitchen was operating normally, except they'd run out of the superfood salad. The pub itself was pleasant enough - quaint, friendly atmosphere and some good beers - but the food when it arrived was poor. To be fair, the halloumi burgers (£8 each) were probably no worse than your ordinary bland pub food but the crayfish salad (also £8) was unacceptable. Our companion - a Londoner - counted three fragments of crayfish in some pinkish sauce smeared across a few slices of toast. She made a valiant stab at it but it was past saving. I'm normally forgiving about kitchens having bad days (we often don't see the dramas challenging them at times), but if for some reason a chef can't prepare a dish to an acceptable standard, they should just say so and customers can order something else. The total bill with three drinks was £34.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

From the moment I walked in with my colleague we were impressed with the up-beat and friendly atmosphere, which was then further confirmed but the the barman SPIRO - who had so much positive energy about him and even though he had to rush off and change the beer barrel, he did this quickly and served us at our table. Refreshing to be treated in such a friendly and professional manner. Will definitely recommend this pub to friends. Its a jewel in the backstreets of Charring Cross.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I came over again for lunch ! Food was lovey as always thanks to chef make special vegetarian/vegan lunch for us ! Girls at the bar was smiling ,happy as always ! Service perfect, bit busy but was fine little wait for food but not big problem ! Love the bullfrog! 5* keep like this ! See you soon ! Frog

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DOXFORDS, Manager at The Theodore Bullfrog, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Thank you so much Adam, were always willing to go the extra mile at The Theo. We are launching our new menu very soon so we look forward to offering you a fresh offer. I will relay to the girls working on the bar today your comments and they will be delighted. See you soon. Peter & The Team

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lunch for the pair of us reasonable price for central London. The food was good service was good. The Tv's weren't to intrusive but we're on Channel 4 (F1) not football thank God!

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DOXFORDS, Manager at The Theodore Bullfrog, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Hi Ray!
Thanks so much, we do show the Rugby/ F1/ England Matches but not Sky Sports.
I am very touched you thought our service and food our good, we pride ourselves on it!
In a few weeks we will be launching our new menu so do come check us out and let us know what you think!
Many Thanks
Peter & The Team

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This pub is brilliant for food and drink. Highly recommend to anyone for lunch, dinner or a few drinks.

Thank Shane B
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DOXFORDS, Manager at The Theodore Bullfrog, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Dear Shane B,

Thank you so much for such a positive review, I have fed this back to both the kitchen and the floor staff who are all delighted!

We hope you continue to enjoy our atmosphere,

Many Thanks

Peter & The Team

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