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Magpie

4.3
223 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Welcome to The Magpie. We pride ourselves as a beautiful riverside gastropub with an amazing dining room overlooking the Thames, serving fresh seasonal food with an impressive range of real ales, craft beers, extensive gin list and a great wine list.
We offer full table service in every part of our premises.

We are a dog-friendly pub as long as they are with well-behaved hoomans but do not allow dogs in our dining area if you would like to bring a four-legged friend please let us know and we can seat you in our bar area.
We are luckily enough to have a car park just across the road if you are coming from afar.

We have a click and pay app for our guest staying with us as well as for takeaway.

We are now a cashless pub, please bear this in mind.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 223 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Susand
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food1service4ambience3

Its a lovely pub which we come to quite often . Its a shame that you only accept card payment ( many places since covid accept cash .

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NicolaB
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came again for drinks with friends, it was really good. It was reasonably busy but the staff were still attentive and friendly. Great pub, would recommend

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Food
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food excellent new menu! Friendly staff definitely will be coming back!

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Shelle
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, and a lovely evening. Thanks

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MarkS
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Didn’t eat just had a few drinks - nice place - will return soon

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JennyT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Menu was limited and the choice wasn't good.
Expensive for what it was ,burger and chips

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Lisap
London
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvellous view and great. All staff are friendly and attentive. Dennis in particular is excellent.

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NicolaB
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great pub, good price, just had drinks. Couldn’t give the full 5 stars for service as had to repeatedly ask for drinks and at one point asked 3 times but no order taken, but I appreciate it’s difficult at the moment with table service and the current restrictions. Guidelines being well followed and feels safe, will be coming back.

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JayneG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Just could be better a missed opportunity for lower Sunbury

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ColetteW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service, excellent training of staff which shows.

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LauraC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, lovely food and nice view of the river.

JM
JasonM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waited a while to have our order taken and although the burger was nice, it looked lost on the plate with only a few chips and no salad or coleslaw. £14 is a bit pricey for just a burger and a few chips. Beer was nice but having been here a few times before I don’t think I’d be back.

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FrancesR
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and Dennis was a very attentive waiter. He gets five stars 🌟

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MattyB
London
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

What a lovely bunch of staff! So friendly!
I don’t understand why people are moaning about the service charge? The staff are on minimum wage and they provide an excellent friendly service in a worldwide pandemic!
We love it here! Fab location!

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kallum
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely evening and great food. Super service from our waiter, Denis.

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EddieM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food so so with poor roast meat quality..Hefty service charge which I wasn't made aware of..Unusual outside of central London..Paid it since the industry is suffering,but probably will only drink there again..Would advice the pub chains to get rid of service charges or their business will suffer..Remember you don't pay extra for food at the supermarket because it's in a trendy area !

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vipAmyW
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday roast. Nice staff. Decent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The staff are the ones who make this restaurant. Will return as they are so good - and the portion sizes are good too!

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Despite specials being shown on the website menu they are not available. This leaves only two veggie options on the menu, one of which is the burger. Unfortunately as with many pubs now the veggie patty is a meat substitute, Great for meat eaters who want to go veggie, but not for vegetarians who just don't like meat. What is it with this trend?

Disappointing menu now

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Kiwiinlondon
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get back to the Magpie after the lockdowns earlier in the year. It's always been a lovely pub, and it was pleasing to see they've got themselves really well set up to follow all the current Covid rules. The food's still great, the staff are friendly, and it's a pleasure to visit.

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RobertW
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunchtime menu was absolutely spot on. More than happy with the food and service.

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OllieH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent booking process, easy to follow instructions on arrival, friendly and efficient staff, and a nice setting for a catch up with a friend.

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Harry
London
62 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Really like the people at the Pub, and nice pub, but on this occasion was let down by the food being luke warm at best, most cold if I'm honest. Sadly the potatoes weren't crispy, and the little sauce-dishes of gravy had a skin on the gravy, that was how long they had been sitting at the pass (I suspect). Not the lovely Sunday lunch we hoped for on a windy autumnal day. I confess I was excited at the thought of the lunch, (as I had raved to my friend about it) but was disappointed with the reality on this occasion.

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CharlieE
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lovely service from the whole team, Becky was very attentive and helpful, Manos, Bevan and the lady who used to work at as a Cabin crew were all so lovely and helpful explaining all the new changes and system.

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LauraP
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It is a lovely pub restaurant with fantastic river views. It is definitely more on the expensive side of pub grub but the food was delicious. I would see dining here as a treat. Atmosphere was great and the staff were brilliant. The staff elevates this pub from many of the others in this area. It is a favourite hangout :o)

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GillD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointed, had telephoned in advance of booking to check gluten free availability.
We were seated in a dark corner and forgotten, very slow before we got a drink then menus had only a veg curry that was gluten free , so I asked waiter that I had spoken to on phone that there was online a steak & chips option gluten free.
He said he can arrange that but would take 10 minutes longer to cook separately, that was ok
BUT our other 3 meals were Luke warm and quite tasteless.
We asked for another drink when meals arrived and had to call waiter as these had been forgotten and we had almost finished meals by then

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MichaelW
London
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal overlooking the river. Staff were friendly and attentive and all Covid-secure.

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Tgjtgh
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food wasn’t as good as usual. Buttermilk chicken burger was a bit dry and the mac and cheese was a bit watery. Good staff and lovely as always to sit outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great evening, location is just amazing and the staff looked after us really well, especially with everything going in with COVID. Would be very happy to go back

Magpie
Responded on September 21, 2020

We're happy you found our staff to be so supportive during your experience here at Magpie Sunbury-On-Thames. Thanks again for the recommendation, and have an amazing day!

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NJ04
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday roast. Lovely outdoor decking/terrace on the riverside. Good service and friendly staff.

Magpie
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you so much for your positive comments about our pub, have a great day! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

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BevW
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had not been to the Magpie for years, as I'd had a couple of bad experiences. However, on this occasion, we were very happy. The service was excellent, as was the food. My only gripe was that I'd booked a standard table, and we were seated outside (which I hadn't requested) - would normally have been fine, but was pretty hot to be sitting outside eating a roast lunch! We weren't given the option either, so not sure why you can choose on seating when booking if they're then going to ignore it. Otherwise, no complaints at all!

Magpie
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

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CandeV
Surrey
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food for my friends were amazing.unfortunately for me less as i am gf,df, and it was no options just steak.it would had been good if i would have more options. But I love to go an seat on the terrace..
Please put some more food in the menu.. for people with intolerances.
Thank you. X

Magpie
Responded on September 21, 2020

CandeV, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We are going to have a new Autumn menu which should be more gluten free friendly. I hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Magpie Sunbury-On-Thames

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Kmo4
London
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was brilliant, and food lovely.
They've a well organised Covid friendly system in place, staff very attentive, so no need to go to the bar etc.
Also still running the eat out 50% off discount, so great value for money.

Magpie
Responded on September 13, 2020

Hi Kmo4, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Hope to see you again soon!

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redrunner
London
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot by the river. Simple uncomplicated menu, great service (and taking your covid19 security seriously) and still doing eat in to help out. Food was great too. Highly recommended.

Magpie
Responded on September 21, 2020

redrunner, we're glad we could help! Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this feedback about your recent visit. Take care!

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JoanneD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The staff were polite and the food was good. However, we had a table of smokers next to us which ruin our meal as they ended up very close to us.

Magpie
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks for leaving us your rating. I'd really like to know how we could have made your experience better next time, please get in touch using 01932 782024

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FionaG
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great riverside garden for food and attentive staff. Food a little disappointing this time for the price. Usually it is good. No salads on the menu

Magpie
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I'm disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit, and I'd really appreciate the opportunity to turn it around.Please can you get in touch when you have a spare moment 01932 782024

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AndreaO
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Booked last minute and were accommodated - upon arrival good procedures for COVID-19. Ordered drinks and food - 2 portions of chips £8 and chicken wings £10. Received the 2 portions of chips with approximately 8/10 chips in Each portion. Complained and they delivered another portion of chips. Chicken wings were poor.

Magpie
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. I'm disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit, and I'd really appreciate the opportunity to turn it around.Please can you get in touch when you have a spare moment 01932 782024

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Angus
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food that was worth the money, comprising great side dishes and an excellent burger. Lovely river view and not too busy.

Magpie
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and food were excellent, it’s a gem on the river.

Magpie
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how we did. Have a great day!

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GrahamC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

A lovely riverside location but sadly the food did not come up to expectations. The chicken wings looked good but were raw and bloody in the middle and had to be rejected; the steaks were underdone and rather chewy; even the burgers had bits of gristle in. Definitely not worth the fairly high prices.

Magpie
Responded on September 7, 2020

I'm sorry we've not been able to meet your expectations on this occasions, but please do give us a try again as this is not our usual standard. If you are willing to give us another chance, please get in touch at 01932 782024 to speak to our manager directly.

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FAQs

Magpie is rated 4.3 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.