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The George, Pub & Restaurant

3.9
3.9
375 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 1 time today
  • 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

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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 375 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. JR

    JonathanR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely lunch again. Great food, service and atmosphere.

  2. L

    Lnch

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.

  3. JO

    JOHN

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. FM

    FranM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service , the Christmas menu was lovely !

  5. 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.

  6. PT

    ProfT

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. JW

    JohnW

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The perfect pit stop after a few pints. Handily located across from the Royal Courts, we often pop in for the good selection of ales and bar snacks. Heading upstairs the comfortable restaurant offers some classic pub dishes and other quality fayre.

    The George, Pub & RestaurantResponded on November 1, 2021

    Thanks very much John, we hope we'll be seeing you again soon. All the best, Team George

  15. JB

    JohnB

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I arrived and waited over 5 minutes and then had to go to the bar and ask if anyone would provide me a table I reserved. I sat down ordered my drink and looked over the menu. The only reason I selected this venue was for the Sunday Roast. When the service person finally came to take my order I was informed they were out of the Sunday Beef Roast. I was stuck getting the chicken roast. The chicken roast was floating in "brown gravy"! The yorkshire pudding, was horrible, it was flat, dry, and tasteless. My best suggestion, avoid at all cost, the yorkshire pudding was so disappointing I think they could be charged with a crime.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Booked the George restaurant, which was closed on Sunday so we had a table at the pub downstairs. Starters were good but mains were average pub food (and I love good pub food).

  17. R

    Redders

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday roast. Very tasty. Friendly staff. Highly recommend

  18. KB

    KateB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again The George served a fantastic roast this Sunday. Fresh, hot and perfectly cooked. Good wine selection. Recommend.

  19. JM

    JMWalsh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Had a lovely meal in The George oner the weekend. Not everything was available unfortunately (no Beef pie!) but we had 2 delicious main courses and both had the Strawberry Cobbler for dessert - I would recommend this, it was complemented with a big dollop of clotted cream! Indulgent. The atmosphere was lovely and lots of people enjoying a night in London. It was my second visit to The George (last time was about 5 years ago) and I'll definitely be back again.

  20. S

    Steve

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food as always, good sized portions, excellent and friendly service.

  21. T

    Tkslondon

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    It’s closed and showing as open. Utterly pointless booking

    The George, Pub & RestaurantResponded on September 8, 2020

    Hi Tkslondon, Really sorry that you were unable to experience the George on this occasion. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen.

  22. K

    Karine

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top top top The Cook is great very proffesionel de service akso and the taste goooooooooood greaaaaaaaat TOP

  23. HB

    HowieB

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fantastic visit to this great pub for Sunday lunch. The staff were very polite, helpful and attentive without being overly so! One of the best venues in London for a traditional Sunday lunch. Overall, highly recommended!

  24. MW

    MatthewW

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service, lovely food, good beer ! Recommend a visit !

  25. YS

    YasharS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place in the middle of the Strand. Lovely food, our waitress was brilliant and so helpful. I would recommend this place over and over.

  26. JH

    JulieH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food here was best we have ever had and we eat out regularly. The freshness, textures and flavours amazing. The restaurant setting was beautiful. Staff so friendly and helpful. Not rushed but attentive at same time. Would definitely recommend and definitely return

  27. DN

    DavidN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sunday lunch at the George on the Strand is always enjoyable, a traditional Sunday Roast in a very congenial ambiance.

  28. MA

    MarkA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Lovely and traditional without being stuffy or too modern. Service was delightful. The rib eye steak for two could have been served intact, it didn’t need cutting up before hand and the belly pork starter was a little overdone on one side, and not enough on the other. When pouring the house red, if it’s a cork bottle, even though it’s the house, I’d still like to taste it before you fill my glass. Steak was actually great and service really responsive. Overall very pleased and would definitely go again.

  29. MC

    MattC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall1food4service4ambience3

    Was a great evening until we saw a mouse run into the kitchen

  30. SF

    SFnz

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Well executed meal, good service (we appreciated the simple things like all the food arriving for each diner at the same time).

  31. H

    Helen

    Berkshire

    170 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    170 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food and service. Nice room, but we were the only people there for most of the evening, so ambience a little lacking.

  32. CJ

    ClassicJ

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and venue. The hostess deserves particular mention as she was the perfect balance of friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the food and drink on offer. very impressive.

  33. A

    Artfoodiekc

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charming, cozy and delicious! This is our second annual visit and the restaurant did not disappoint our fond memories. Quiet! We could hear each other. Refined small menu with choices for vegan to carnivore — all well-prepared and tasty. This is not a restaurant for a rousing good time; this is for an intimate, warm evening with good friends and family. On the other hand you could propose marriage or life-time commitment here and it would be memorable.

  34. MC

    MarkC

    Los Angeles

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service is friendly and embracing. You feel welcome back to family. The food is perfectly prepared and presented. Try the pigeon, you won't be disappointed! Ask for wine recommendations. They do an amazing job of helping you find great value in their wine collection!

  35. OS

    OliverS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  36. M

    Marg

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 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 George, Pub & RestaurantResponded on November 7, 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

  37. K

    Karolina

    London

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 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 George, Pub & RestaurantResponded on November 7, 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

  38. i

    islingtonresident

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 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.

  39. SM

    SusanM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 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.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dinner supper good and service

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The George, Pub & Restaurant is rated 3.9 stars by 375 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 1 time today
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213 Strand London, WC2R 1AP

  • 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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