The Pig and Goose and the George on the Strand

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341 reviews
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£26 to £40
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The George Public House is a Victorian reincarnation of a 15th century coffee house located at the meeting point of the Strand and Fleet Street, directly facing the spectacular architecture of the Royal Courts of Justice and a 10 minute walk from the West End. In the Autumn of 2014, The George underwent an extensive and considerate refurbishment of the ground floor bar and first floor dining room. This saw the creation of an elegant and sophisticated restaurant; The Pig and Goose at The George. We have carefully retained the original features of this historic pub and have tastefully added our own stamp while keeping a traditional feel throughout.
The Pig & Goose restaurant upstairs at The George is open Monday to Saturday and offers an exciting, modern British menu, using only the finest seasonal, local produce.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place. Been twice. Once upstairs, once downstairs. Both excellent. Best roast pork I've ever had. Sssshhhh.....don't tell Mum!

M
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Hake main course very good, however, the venision shepherd's pie dish was minuscule and left my son still hungry. Two of the desserts were good but the pannacotta was very bland, the honey comb did not combine well with it.

Overall quite disappointing and pricy for what it was.

The Pig and Goose and the George on the Strand
Responded on 7 November 2019

Good afternoon Marg, Thank you for your kind word about the Hake dish and the two desserts. I'm sorry to hear that the rest of the meal didn't meet your expectations. i would really like to discuss in more detail about your experience with us on Monday 29th. If you are happy to discuss this further please contact me on 0207 353 9638 Kind regards, Sam Ayling Assistant general manager

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K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

The food was incredibly salty. Every single dish. Potatoes that cane with my chicken dish were inedible due to salt level.
My husband’s venison was very undercooked and chewy. Not pink. Undercooked.
When complained to the waiter, all we got back is ‘sorry’. No suggestion to change or take it off the bill.
Would not return.

The Pig and Goose and the George on the Strand
Responded on 7 November 2019

Good afternoon Karolina, Thank you for taking your time to give us your feedback. I'm disappointed to hear that your meal with us on Saturday 26th did not meet your expectations and we are sorry to have let you down on this occasion. Our team strives to deliver an excellent experience. I would really like do discuss your visit in more detail. If you would be happy to please contact me personal at enquiries@georgeinthestrand Kind regards, Sam Ayling Assistant general manager

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i
London
21 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good dinner
Went with a friend for Saturday dinner. We went quite early so it was quiet and we had a good chat. The atmosphere was nice and service attentive. We both enjoyed our dishes. I had sea bream and my friend had venison. The wine was good and desserts also nice.

SM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious good quality food. Excellent service. The woman who served us was friendly and informative about the menu both for food and wine. I would definitely recommend the restaurant. We went pre-theatre and the location was ideally placed for seeing a show at the Novello theatre.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dinner supper good and service

VF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was some of the best I have eaten in ages. I had the bream which was cooked perfectly and my niece had the cod which was delicious. Very high standard of cooking - well done Chef. Charming service and comfortable tables - not too close together. All in all, a very pleasurable experience.

KS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely place to eat, staff amazing and the food really was delicious, nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend

JJ
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Often walked past but never been in so thought I would try. Very quiet when arrived at 12.30 but filled up nicely and created good buzz in the well appointed traditional style restaurant upstairs. Interesting menu and thoughtful choices - engaging presentation of recommendations encouraged us to try the wine suggestion (which was a very good half bottle of Albarino)...I liked the fact that it was half-bottles being recommended. Service was understated and casual rather than attentive....more relaxed, pub style. Food was very well prepared and presented. For its location and quality I thought it was good value (£100 for 2 including a shared half bottle). Would go back

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. The service was wonderful would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely delicious gastro-pub cuisine with a good selection of real ales.

SH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and service. Great place. Would recommend it.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an excellent dinner, really delicious and a very friendly service.

T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a great meal and the staff was lovely. A very good experience.

FH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent and the waiter was very friendly. We had a show to catch and arrived in plenty of time.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As always we were made to feel really welcome and the service was at its normal high standard. The food was good and would recommend the restaurant to my friends.

TD
Stuttgart Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food throughout!

T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great new venue in an area that's surprisingly short of good options. Over a pub, but there's no noticeable noise from downstairs (and the loos are separate too). Excellent food and drink (including five-star truffle and parmesan chips), but a little on the pricey side -- a set menu might be the next step forward?

t
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a very lovely meal here. It's very small.The service was perfect, the food great and ambience very fun. I would highly suggest going here.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply awesome

DH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was very good, high quality ingredients and a nice variety of dishes in the menu. The only thing I would add in the ambiance was some nice Jazz music, it will transform the experience and it will go very well with menu.

EP
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate last friday in this restaurant and are very satisfied with our experience: the service was efficient and kind, the main courses, sides, desserts and wines we tasted were really good. I really enjoyed the roasted chicken because the meat was tender, the green beans with the nuts were crunchy and delicious, the apple crumble with halzelnut ice-cream was very well cooked. We would recommand this place for a quiet diner in a warm atsmophere with tasty food!

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food and service as always. we all enjoyed the meal and our visitors from the US were very impressed. thanks for lovely evening

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Good food, wine and service. Restaurant without windows. Was disappointed that the view advertised on the website is restricted to the private dinner room, the normal people are in the dark!

PB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We 5 attended at the Pig and Goose on Wednesday 8th May.

We were greeted by Hugo, who instantly knew may name, which made us feel really valued, he was attentive to our every need [as well as being stunningly handsome!!!]. The food was exceptional and the service could not be faulted.

I would certainly go back again, our overall impression was of quality and exceptional service.

CS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

This was Sunday lunch in the George. Very lovely. Great service and the food was really good. They didn't have the wine I wanted so charged me the same for a more expensive glass. Well worth a visit and will try upstairs another time.

f
London
25 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

The George is not a gastropub. It is a restaurant above a pub with a serious menu and fairly serious prices. The room is simple but comfortable, no distinctive décor but an element of room between the tables/banquettes, a calm looking open kitchen at one end, and an air of quiet efficiency. The wine list is enterprising and fairly priced. We had a Valpolicella at £28 which we felt was reasonable value.

The menu has some interesting ideas and this is what attracted me; starters included pork belly, smoked chicken terrine, all nicely accessorised, and we enjoyed our choices. I decided on sea bream and my companion chose rabbit and chorizo, and here is where we felt let down. The fish was nicely presented, properly cooked, but essentially boring, even though everything was fresh. The rabbit and chorizo was even more pedestrian, and was quite dry, a big disappointment. It may be that our choices on the night just happened to miss, but with both mains falling rather flat, I simply cannot flag the George up as a winner, especially with such fierce competition from other eateries in this price range.

MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Once again!
As a MUST when I visit London with my family. This time it was the experience with the Sunday's roast at The George which intrigued us.
Everything was great, the atmosphere, the beers and the food. A great pork belly with a crunchy skin, a great fish and very tasty hamburger. We love it as preferred English pub in London.
Price in line with the quality and above the average of other similar location.

MD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family had a nice dinner at The Pig&Goose.
The restaurant at the 1st floor is really nice. Not so many tables but really a quiet and sophisticated atmosphere.
The waiter was warm and polite. Helped us taking the best decision about the meal.
To remember the duck breast and the peanut parfait. Top.
In the next days we visit The George with a very good expectation.
We use to visit once a year this nice place, pub and restaurant.

f
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was my third time dining at The Pig and Goose and the first time for my partner and it didn't disappoint. Excellent service, very good food and wine and a relaxing ambience. Looking forward to returning soon.

FA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The meal was one of the best we had during our ten days in London. It took some work to overcome the surliness of the waiter/bartender, and that is the only thing that keeps me from giving this a n outstanding review. The courgettes was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Would love to know the recipe!!!

I
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were looking for a traditional British pub and found Pig & Goose through Yelp. The atmosphere is of a pub but the food is way better. We took the 5 course tasting menu and each course was amazing, creative, and delicious. Everything was perfect.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great pub for drinks before lunch upstairs. Lovely food.

MM
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Misleading that the pub and the restaurant are completely different and independent from one to the other. Not clear information either on website and inloco

DR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Small restaurant above the George pub. Excellent range of draft ales in the bar and a very reasonably priced wine list in the restaurant. Food was well cooked and nicely presented. Will be going back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant gave us a really good experience. Very good food. Great customer service. All in all, very exellent. I will recomend this for any person. I have eating here several times. And will for sure visit them next time in London.

US
Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, super friendly service, fantastic food, a nice interior

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal for 5 of us, near the kitchen watching 2 hardworking chefs create great food.

LK
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Four of us had a post matinee dinner, wexwere booked in for 17:45 which was quite early but we had a train to catch.
As it was quiet the waiter was very attentive but not intrusive. The main meal was delicious we had two sea bream and two rabbit sausage rolls. The desserts were equally brilliant.
As we were the only people in the restaurant the noise level was not a problem they were fully booked for the rest of the evening though so I can't comment .
I booked on line which was easy but a confirmation email would have helped.
I will defiantly return and recommend to everyone who will listen.

G
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

not very nice, below average food. you can find much better in london.