Great Queen Street

4.5
722 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Comfort Food
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A convivial dining room with a daily changing menu of beautifully cooked seasonal British and European dishes. From the bar we have a concise European wine list, real ale and cocktails. Our cellar bar is a comfortable hideaway for cocktails and bar snacks or pre / post dinner drinks.
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FM
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shame it’s closing it’s one of my favourite London places.

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GP
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Except that it's closing! Landlord, increased rent etc. A great pity. It's been booked all week.

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SB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Travesty this place is closing this week. One of the best. Lovely last experience here.

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LR
London
22 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We chose Great Queen Street to celebrate our anniversary as my husband had eaten good food here before. We liked the menu and had really tasty cocktails, wine and food. We originally wanted to have a pre-dinner drink in the bar downstairs but it was empty so felt uninviting. The only criticism I have with the food was the temperature of my main dish, described as “roast duck with green beans and a walnut sauce”. The duck was warm but the beans were cold. I was told it was a “bean salad” but that’s not the way it was described, so hopefully they’ll re-word it on the menu. Other than the chilly beans though the dish was delicious. I’m looking forward to coming back to try more dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely enjoyed our delicious meal before attending a show. The food was well prepared, served with care and delicious to eat. Thank you for this memorable experience!

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great gastro pub, with some soecial dishes, like rabbit. And rhe mozarella was one of the best i ever had

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GL
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing restaurant with amazing staff and ENGLISH food (and adequate prices - very rare at that touristy location).
Too bad it's closing soon. Thankfully, I was able to introduce it to my family and friends beforehand. I hope the owner decides to reopen it somewhere close to the original, with same overall quality.

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m
London
44 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Exceeded expectations! Great food and cool environment.

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TP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent British food. Can thoroughly recommend any of the pies, the Wellington and the lamb shoulder. Varied wine list. Buzzy atmosphere on a Thursday evening. Just as good as it’s sister-restaurant south of the river (the Canton Arms)!

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PJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great British gastro food. Enjoyed the food from beginning to end.
They also have a good selecting on ales.

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M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lunch was great with attentive, friendly service a laid-back atmosphere and excellent food. What more could you want?

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved food, service and ambience. A good food appreciators restaurant without prevention. I will return often!

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t
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This is a really superb little restaurant. The staff are cheerful and obliging. The food is very good and fresh. My mackerel was divine. Definitely going back for more. Thanks

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a pre-theatre booking and were made welcome even though we arrived early. We chose the chicken pie for two with one portion of buttered greens. Everything was very good and arrived piping hot and was plenty for the two of us. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We would certainly go again if in the area.

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DT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We don't live in London but this is our favourite restaurant!The menu is always so unusual with fabulous ingredients ,unusual combinations,wonderful,thank you very much!

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SA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was fabulous, just a delay on a side order. Got pretty noisy but nice atmosphere.

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L
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The beef wellington was perfectly cooked...but that buttery cabbage was actual perfection!

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BF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great Food and Wine. Would recommend. Staff were fine, room for improvement in Service though.

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LD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely as always. Been coming here since 2008. Great, great food

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

An otherwise good meal ruined by their refusal to take an open table dining cheque

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v
London
33 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Along with sister Anchor and Hope best gastropubs in London

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were on our way to the theatre and wanted something good but quick. The food was very good. The service was as good as any service in London. You have to get their attention sometimes. Overall a good choice.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food here great as always and changing regularly. Staff really laid back and friendly with as much or as little attention as required. Seasonal ingredients brought together in a traditional style with often a modern twist. Family sharing plates here brilliant if you get 2 or 3 people to agree, which will be a challenge from such an eclectic and appealing menu with something for everyone.

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H
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was fantastic and the waiting staff was friendly and attentive. The only snug is the noise level - we were sat by the window in a sort of alcove but it became increasingly difficult to continue conversation as the night went on.

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D
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. The place is nice, and doesn't feel to dressed up or stiff for a great meal. A bit noisy, and the prices are not the cheapest but great for a special occasion.

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CF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We travel to London every few months and always book into queen street. Great food YOU MUST HAVE THE PIE!!!!! Buttered greens a delight.
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT.

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CS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine, service and ambience. One of my most favourite restaurants in London.

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OT
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Nice steaks. Great for pre-theatre meal as just around the corner from the Gillian Lynn theatre.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food disappointing and service inflexible. Menu looked good and had high hopes but unfortunately the food was not great.

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DO
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Main: Seven hour lamb shoulder and gratin dauphinoise for three + Desert: Apple tart tatin and calvados ice cream for two.

Was so good, it made us forgot Brexit.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food. Wine selection is average

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r
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Regular to this joint when I have to travel to London for work. Always best to book ahead, great selection of seasonal food that tastes fantastic. Great for dinner with work collugues or significant other. Highly Recommended.

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R
Surrey
26 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Promised so much, but disappointed. The menu is interesting, the wine list is varied and reasonably priced, the staff are friendly and we know their sister restaurant, the Anchor and the vegetables with my wife's meal were cold. We are a bit torn as to whether or not to give the restaurant a second chance or not. It's a great location on the edge of Covent Garden and we suspect they can be really good, but it didn't quite click for us on this particular day.

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r
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely meal as usual, very fairly priced , good service, only snag for me is why no champagne served by the glass , prosecco doesn't cut it , apart from that all good .

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Easy going. Great food. Lovely staff.

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DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The interior is fairly low-key, but all the full tables provided a lively atmosphere. The food was very good (having had a steak and chips main meal), and for that I would likely return. The service, however, was fairly disinterested. My table got just enough attention to allow the basics to be addressed, but nothing beyond that. Wait staff seemed a bit bored or distracted. Even with the venue being crowded, my meal took longer than I would have expected (35-40 minutes after ordering). Once the food arrived it was hot and tasty. That makes the lackadaisical service even more disappointing. If they got that right it would have been a 4+ rated meal.

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OT
London
21 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Delicious food, friendly service, lively atmosphere. We have been several times before and very much enjoyed. Lovely scallops, trout for starters, excellent quail , lemon sole mains.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my old favourites, in the past the service has been inconsistent but it was spot on last Saturday in the pre theatre time slot. Loved the crispy yet moist shoulder of suckling pig, plenty big enough for four adult men with just a couple of sides.

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j
London
266 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food prepared with care using fresh ingredients. The potted shrimps were aong the best I have tasted whilst the rollled old spot was tender and beautifully sauced.

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, food and ambience. Been here 3 times now and look looking forward to the next time!!

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