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The George, Pub & Restaurant

4.4
4.4
402 Reviews
£26 to £40
British

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 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 restaurant upstairs at The George is open all week and offers an exciting, modern British menu, using only the finest seasonal, local produce, as well as fantastic roasts on Sundays.
We are currently offering the same menu in both the pub and the restaurant.

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Booked 6 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7353 9638

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Richard Saunders

  • Private party contact

    Aaron or Jon: 020 7353 9638

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The George is situated on the Strand, meaning we have amazing access into the Square Mile & the West End, there are several bus stops along the Strand, 1 being a 2 minute walk. <br /><br />Temple tube station, on the circle and district lines is only a 5 minute walk to the George, & Blackfriars is a 10 minute stroll.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • West End London

    Sunday Lunch

  • West End London

    British

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  1. P

    Paul

    London

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great service, good food and a super location. We really enjoyed this very friendly pub and wouldn’t hesitate to go again - recommended!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went to The George ahead of going to the theatre. Booked on the day at the time we wanted. Full choice on the menu, food promptly served, all round excellent service.

  3. H

    Hay2

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is delicious, the Sunday roast is the best I’ve had in a pub/restaurant. The upstairs dinning room is very nice perfect for our family lunch.

  4. DH

    DavidH

    Nottingham

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    One of the best Sunday roasts I have had with special mention to the gravy and carrots. The only regret was that we booked the upstairs restaurant but because of a wedding party we were seated in the bar downstairs which for us being of the older generation it was a little noisy, but food quality was excellent. Thanks

  5. S

    shaunaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely pub in a very interesting area of London. We had a delicious Sunday lunch upstairs in the restaurant, it is not cheap but worth the money, huge portions. The staff were very helpful and efficient and nothing too much trouble.

  6. R

    Russell

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    We dined on the ground floor on a Friday evening and obviously quite noisy as to be expected. Service was good and the food fantastic. Thanks guys.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Decent food but a bit disappointing.based on prior reviews. Typical Sunday roast but nothing special. Good ambiance and friendly staff. I guess I was just left wanting a bit more.

  8. j

    janem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Sunday Roast i've had dining out . Service was 1st class . Would of been nice if when booking had been notified it was card only payment though .

  9. MC

    MelC

    New Zealand

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous, service excellent. Highly recommend.

  10. D

    Dons

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food great service and a great gift for Mothers Day, highly recommend

  11. SB

    SallyB

    Baja California Sur

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Delicious food!!

  12. f

    frea

    Amsterdam

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, good value for money and friendly service in a cosy atmosphere.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff, food was great. Burger excellent!

  14. r

    ralph

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice ambience on the Monday evening i went. Very spacious interior. The food was excellent, the fish and chips that i had was freshly cooked and i couldn't fault it. The staff were friendly and efficient. A new find for me, i will return.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had our Grandchildren with us service was exemplary!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice pub , good atmosphere, good food

  17. PG

    PippaG

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here is amazing - a relaxed old pub setting with great choice on the menu and lovely, friendly and quick service.

  18. B

    Barney

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food! Helpful, friendly staff! Enjoyed the restaurant and the pub.

  19. L

    Lloydie133

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for pre theatre meal, 5 min walk to the novello. Food was fantastic as was the service. Would definitely go back again.

  20. CW

    CaroleW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We arrived 1/2 late so wasn’t sure if we would still be able to eat , was taken up into dining room , lovely and quiet , good food , good service , a brilliant way to start our evening before our show

  21. E

    Elly

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    I was pleasantly surprised by a weekend lunch at the George, as during the week it is heaving with suits. Service was excellent and food was good, ahead of the rugby match slated for the afternoon. Luckily by the time the rugby was switched on we were finished, as it really would have been awful having to eat through the noise. The food is generally very good here, but it is a bit on the "masculine" side. Very large portions, very meat focused, lots of strong flavours and deep frying. Menu could really do with something a bit lighter - a non battered fish dish? Something chicken based that is less stodgy than a kiev?

  22. EJ

    EmmaJ

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant service and excellent roast dinner. Very quiet and wonderful ambience in the upstairs dining room!

  23. SD

    SimonD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    A delicious, traditional Sunday roast in a perfect, pub atmosphere.

  24. c

    carolinew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute little gem… set away from the hustle of the crowds, the food was top notch and the service second to none.

  25. G

    Gazza

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very nice place in a great area. Perfect for a pre or after theatre meal and drink.

  26. GE

    GlennE

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great Sunday lunch- lovely staff. Really enjoyed it and good to find it.

  27. H

    Hannah

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really good vegetarian Sunday roast and happy to accommodate us at short notice

  28. JR

    JRam

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch again. Great food, service and atmosphere.

  29. L

    Lnch

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    Poor service, took more than an hour to get burgers bought to the table, they blamed the chef (and that there was only 1 on a Friday). The food was cold and dry. They forgot salmon on a meal - which they bought as we were paying the bill, that too, on the side :/ Forgot to put cheese in a sandwich. Not enough sauces etc. available amongst other things.

  30. JO

    JOHN

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very helpful and friendly staff together with good food, good atmosphere and good beer made our reunion a very pleasant occasion.

  31. FM

    FranM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service , the Christmas menu was lovely !

  32. TD

    TimD

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    We arrived on time at 6:30 and we ordered. At 7:20 we asked about our food but were told the order had been lost. We were due at another event at 8:00 so could not wait. We were very disappointed and so went to the drinks reception without having eaten.

  33. PT

    ProfT

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The sunday roast beef was great for its' price as was the rest of the food. Service a little slow though.

  34. f

    frenchcath8

    Hertfordshire

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Thé pub was chilly and the food not very warm either but our waiter was very caring and attentive and dealt with the issues very professionally

  35. DL

    DavidL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great-tasting food, though a little slow to the table.

  36. B

    Benji

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    Delicious food Mix up over booking, told would have to sit in noisy pub area as restaurant fully booked, had booked restaurant for 6pm. Eventually allowed to sit in restaurant. Service was friendly although the young man seemed to be training. Very cold air conditioning immediately above table and food chilled very quickly as did I. Overall pleasant experience as I am pretty easy going. Would go back.

  37. SP

    SimonP

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Waited an hour for starters and wrong ones arrived! Another wait, but when it came food was delicious great tasting and nice upstairs eating, too noisy downstairs for an enjoyable evening for two!

  38. GB

    GlenisB

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience3

    On arrival at 17.30 we were shown to our table and told they needed the table back by 19.30. Told them not a problem as we had a coach to catch at 19.00. We were given a carafe of water, then left. At 17.40 I got up and fetched some menus so we could choose our food. At 17.50 I went to the bar to ask if anyone was going to take our order as we had the coach to catch at needed to be gone by 18.45. After several attempts to get the waiter to us when he did finally come at 18.05 we asked how long the food would take to arrive, as again, we needed to be out by 18.45. He went to check with the chef, then came back and said they would prioritise our request. So we ordered. The food eventually came at 18.30, so we had 15 minutes to eat and depart. The food was actually nice but the place was seriously understaffed. One waiter/barman, another guy who looked like it was his first day on the job. They had to keep going downstairs to fetch drinks!! There was also what I presume was the manager, who initially showed us to our table then promptly vanished, never to be seen again. It's a shame our experience was so poor but we did notice other patrons weren't particularly happy either and I don't think they were in a rush like we were. We refused to pay the automatically added service charge as the service was so poor.

  39. RO

    RobinO

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience2

    Food and service excellent (apart from the lady who addressed me as 'darling' which I took exception to.) Disappointed that was not informed in advance that lunches were being served in the bar rather than in the upstairs dining room. Disappointed that the bar had no draught bitter.

  40. CF

    CharlotteF

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    amazing roast!! lovely staff and ambience, will definitely be back

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

The George, Pub & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The George, Pub & Restaurant

213 Strand London, WC2R 1AP

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Covent Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    The George is situated on the Strand, meaning we have amazing access into the Square Mile & the West End, there are several bus stops along the Strand, 1 being a 2 minute walk.

    Temple tube station, on the circle and district lines is only a 5 minute walk to the George, & Blackfriars is a 10 minute stroll.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Richard Saunders

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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