The Lore of the Land

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Sunday Lunch
A traditional British pub located on Conway Street in Fitzrovia, London.
The building dates back to the late 1700s, and since 1829 has been a pub.

All of our food is freshly prepared each day by our chefs in the open kitchen upstairs. Our menus have been created specifically to be shared and change weekly according to what’s in season and offered locally. Our popular Sunday lunches are traditional roasts slow-cooked with all the trimmings.

Sustainable and fresh produce is supplied by Ashgrove Farm.

Seasonal and locally sourced sharing plates are available all day in the pub, alongside a range of craft beers, including our very own Gritchie brews, boutique spirits and French wines.

We offer private drinks and dining for up to 22 sit-down guests on a secluded floor of the pub. Please contact us for a viewing or to discuss your needs be it business or pleasure. A deposit may be required of parties of 8 or more.
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Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I came for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect! We loved working our way down the 'British Tapas' style menu and the food was outstanding. The staff were great and we both commented on the lovely atmosphere. We'll definitely come again!

The Lore of the Land
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us. Hope to welcome you again soon!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved this pub. Excellent service, we were really looked after, and the food was outstanding. A great place, I highly recommend.

MO
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, I would take clients back to eat.

The Lore of the Land
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Hope to welcome you again soon!

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KD
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A fabulous Sunday roast with friends, starting off the Christmas celebrations early. Food was delicious and the pub is really cosy, with a lovely atmosphere. I went for the beef and it was outstanding. Can't wait to come back on a weekday and try the non-roast menu. Thank you for a lovely Sunday : )

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Great spot to catch up with friends, lovely grub and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

F
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chefs in this restaurant are absolute geniuses. The food is some of the best I’ve had in the world and no words can explain JUST how good the food really is. Thank you Mikey and team!

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 5 December 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to welcome you again soon!

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Jersey
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Nobody does flavour and texture like these guys.

H
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food and wine and a lively atmosphere would definitely come again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food excellent.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely decor, beautiful chilled atmosphere and friendly staff.

OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Lore of the Land. The staff were so friendly & the food was incredible! We look forward to coming again!!

D
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the night was simply outstanding. They made us feel really special for the occasion and the food (we tried many items), service, and ambiance were absolutely top notch. Every employee was first rate. We cannot say enough good things and we cannot wait to go back!

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely the best roast in London - and we have tried everywhere!

PN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely time at The Lore of the Land, they added a lovely birthday touch which was nice. Amazing food and good service just a bit too pricey.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Reasonably priced, Incredibly delicious food. Professional and kind service. Overall one of my favourite places to eat, definitely will recommend it to everyone I know.

TA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very good Sunday lunch, and exemplary service. Would thoroughly recommend.

KB
London
18 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been waiting to try, and did not disappoint! Excellent food and beer for a Sunday roast. Puds and starters are small, so I recommend getting a few to share. I have already booked in again for when family visits in a few weeks. Great location, too!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite roast dinner in London!

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 16 November 2019

Thank you very much!

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E
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal, food was great, service amazing! Will definitely be back

BK
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, always love coming here, the staff are fantastic, the food is outstanding. It’s a must see/do place!

SH
London
20 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit and already booked again for next week. Highly recommended

OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good Sunday Lunch - potatoes were exceptional but the meat was a slight let down. Overall good but was slightly disappointed.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best pubs in london, hands down. Great food from Head Chef Mikey, great beer from the Gritchie brewery and great service all night. Couldn’t of asked for a better surrounding on a date night with the girlfriend. Thanks Lore of the Land!

CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

This is like a Disney version of a pub! We ate from the set menu at lunchtime and the food was delicious but portions were quite small. Food itself was delicious though and service great. Will definitely be coming back...

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The most delicious Sunday Roast in London.. the meat is absolutely divine

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 31 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your meal. Please do visit us again soon!

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M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

If you’re looking for somewhere somewhat quirky with good food, nice buzz and great staff. Not at all pretentious. Only negative is wine list. Rather limited and quite pricey. Overall, highly recommended.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. Loved the tartlets, marmite toast and the oysters were incredible.

s
Berkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Lore of the Land. Proper pub downstairs, where the beer is outstanding (especially the Guinness). And then a great restaurant upstairs. Only improvement would be the portion sizes, but the flavour, quality and service are amazing.

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 28 October 2019

Thank you! Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellente cuisine inventive et surprenante

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s
London
43 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I've visited multiple times, the food and booze is very good. A lovely place to be (perhaps a little busy for my liking but I'm easily stressed).
I did have one slight issue with the scotch egg which is it had a strange watery layer to it, still tasted great and I reckon it was more of a one off.
I'll be back again soon no doubt in any case and will report again.

CD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Didn’t know what to expect but can honestly say it was one the best meals we’ve had in a long time

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 22 October 2019

Sincere thanks for your kind words. We hope to welcome you again soon! Best wishes, LotL team

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AB
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely lunch, beautifully designed and even though it was busy it never felt it.
Had the lamb which was superb, my only complaint was it was not hot enough.

AC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best balance between a traditional pub environment with actual quality food. We enjoyed everything we tasted (the only disappointment was that the scallops were cold, but the presentation was beautifully presented in its shell, which is not a great heat conductor- so I get it) The partridge was fabulous and hake. But the best of all was our server, who made us feel like part of the family. Naturally I am now doubting I have her name right, but I believe it is Noemi, and she finished the meal with “it was so nice to meet you” - a small personal touch that I am sure she didn’t even realize had such a genuine impact. I work in guest relations management for upscale hotels, and her presence and service has remained with me throughout the whole weekend (even if her name escapes me!)

KK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. The food, the service, the drinks....our group really couldn't have asked for more

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 12 October 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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