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About Sports Bar and Grill Farringdon

A quality dining experience in a clean, comfortable environment with friendly atmosphere, extensive menu with exceptionally high quality food and service standards. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving Award winning burgers, world famous fish finger sandwiches and traditional fish & chips to name a few items as well as Weekend brunch & Sunday Lunch. The venue features large restaurant and bar, outside space for drinking & dining, a private 'Scarlet Bar' and areas that can be hired for private events & functions.

19-25 Cowcross Place
London, EC1M 6DQ
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday 7am - 11:30am Saturday - Sunday 9am - 2pm Lunch & Dinner: Monday - Thursday 11:30am -11pm Friday - Saturday: 11.30am - 11.30pm Sunday 11.30am -10.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7251 3813

Website:
http://www.sportsbarandgrill.co.uk/

Entertainment:
Our twenty 52" and 60" Plasma screens show live sporting events and news feeds.

Public Transit:
The closest tube station is Farringdon with the Barbican just a 5 minute walk away.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sports Bar and Grill Farringdon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.5

service

3.7

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

87% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Turned up here for a work Christmas lunch and when we arrived we were told that there were no tables and that OpenTable shouldn't have allowed the booking so we had to sit out in the freezing cold - not great.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Excellent food and great service even during a busy afternoon
Great for showing all sports

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were a group of 5 that wanted a night at the bar for the NFL on the screens. There were more than enough tvs in full view showing a few different games. The food was excellent and service was superb; quick and friendly. We will definately be coming back for similar evenings next season.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Booked a table to here to watch a Friday night game of football. Had table service for our food and drinks which all came extremely quickly. Staff were friendly and attentive throughout the evening. Would highly recommend coming here to watch sporting events.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Live sports is the only reason to come here.
Food has progressively become average.
Table service girls work hard but there simply aren't enough of them when the place gets busy.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (London)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great for watching sports plenty of screens and no obstructed views. Food average and overpriced, beer table service is a highlight.

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 (London)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Loads of good quality screens which can show different sports at the same time. Food is decent, if a bit pricey and beers are your standard London prices. Decor could do with an update, no-one needs orange walls.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (London)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Nobody met at us the entrance or after we've walked the entire restaurant. The food was very good and we were quickly served (it wasn't crowded at all, so probably that's why). The service wasn't amazing, but quick.

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 (London)·Dined on November 29, 2016

Everything about this place is so so bad. From the cold and tasteless food to the 30 minute wait for a beer to the chaotic service. Avoid at all costs.

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 (Essex)·Dined on September 10, 2016

Buzzing atmosphere, surrounded by TV's showing live sport and great food nothing more needs to be said!

Tags: Live Sports
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 (London)·Dined on August 27, 2016

It is a nice sports bar. A little quiet on a Saturday.

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 (London)·Dined on July 25, 2016

Five of us were off for a Monday-lunchtime long-service cheap lunch and the Farringdon Sports Bar and Grill ticked the boxes. Only a couple of other tables were occupied so there wasn't much atmosphere but the staff were attentive (what else did they have to do?). Disappointed that not all the puddings were available and we didn't even earn any OpenTable points, but it was a nice couple of hours out of the office.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on April 28, 2016

We reserved a table to watch the Liverpool game. The table was fine and the service was hospitable. Food was good as was the ambience. Though the table service was courteous, it was a little slow - on occasion we had to wait over 15 minutes for a single drinks order.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on February 12, 2016

We use this place as a standard bar to be able to watch some sports and get some fairly quick food. We have been here before a few times, plenty of screens to watch different sports. The food is of an ok value for the amount of money that it costs.

If you are looking for amazing food, then avoid, but if you want an easy lunch with a beer and some sports, this is not a bad place to visit.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on November 14, 2015

The place was empty and items were not available from the menu. We left shortly after arriving, as we were unable to order what we wanted

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 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2015

It was a great experience. The service was very efficient and the food was delivered during a half time break as requested which is great for a sports bar.

I would definitely recommend going there during any major sports event.
ATK

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 7, 2015

Miserable staff who obviously didn't want to be working. As a group of people who work within the service industry, we were deeply disappointed with this experience.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2015

Good burgers. Good value. Empty, but it was Sunday lunch. Waitressing wasn't pariccularly attentive, especially given lack of punters .

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 (London)·Dined on September 22, 2015

Great burgers every time that outdo so called gourmet burger restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on September 4, 2015

Place is great to watch sports. Food quality is still better than average. Changes in staff make a huge difference though, and last visit was not as good as previously. Hard to say why, let's say it was a night off from the staff. On a Friday night, place was not as busy as usual so it may be a clear sign that format is getting a bit tired. Without service, it won't be any different from the next pub.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on August 24, 2015

Have eaten here on many occasions for a burger and beer while watching a football match. It is usually absolutely fine even when packed and there is a big / popular game on. For some reason this time there were a few too many boisterous and aggressive people in there who were clearly drunk before they even got there. The TVs are usually pretty loud in there but you could hardly hear the commentary amongst people shouting at each other and several of them just couldn't stay in their seats and had to constantly jump up and down, blocking everybody else's view.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on August 2, 2015

best sports bar in the City. Food is good, service is good, more TVs that you can desire. Great place to watch sports

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on June 10, 2015

I thank the manager and those who served me for making the experience a good one. They were quick on hand to help you if you were stuck with choosing from the menu and they were able to make first hand recommendations.

In a handy location for a quick drink or bite to eat after work.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2015

last week I went for the third time to this place to watch champions league games. Each consecutive time it seems to disappoint in some way. The first was good, the second time it took nearly an hour to get our food, the third time they only showed one champions league game on all of there 30 or so screens except for 1 screen which had cricket on. We asked twice could they put the other champions league game on as well and they gave some lame excuse about not being able to change it because they only have 2 satellite boxes or something. This place could be brilliant but it just keeps letting me down. I'm not sure if I'm gonna come back for the fourth time.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on March 24, 2015

I had a group booking for lunch and all was fine: food ordered easily, came in good time and was delicious as always.

But... my draught Pepsi was flat, so I asked for a replacement and got a bottle of Coke instead; all good. Until I saw on the bill that I had been charged for the more expensive Coke, when all I asked for was a replacement of the draught, without any comment from the waiting staff. As I was trying to organise for 14 people to pay, I didn't get a chance to bring this up with anyone, and just paid for it, but not happy that they just did that.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on March 16, 2015

went here with a mate to watch football...staff were very willing to come and take drinks orders, which was fine.
order food which was great for sharing and Liverpool won on the night too, which was nice!

overall, bit expensive, but probably expected for the area.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on March 1, 2015

Booked on a Thursday to watch the football on a Sunday. Got a phone call at noon Sunday, 4 hours before my booking telling me it wont be honoured as the OpenTable should not have been taking booking for during this time. I was due to meet a group of friends there but with both Rugby and Football on we had no chance getting a table at another sports bar. Never again.

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 (London)·Dined on February 26, 2015

Really poor - booked via open table only to be told by the door man they were not honouring the booking. Showed the doorman the confirmation email and he laughed and said "I don't have a record of you so you're not coming in: open table bookings don't count."

Went and had a nice meal round the corner at Byron.


May I suggest not being on open table if you are not going to accept bookings?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2015

Great for sport. Loads of TVs, decent menu, table service for drinks.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 5, 2014

it does not get much better than sports bar... plenty of screens and beer & food. Food was nothing special but it was good and help fill the void

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2014

Excellent food this time, and very good service. Put together mates and football and can't get any better. Definitely a great place to watch football and have a decent meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2014

The waitress would not let us in even though the place was empty because she was expecting lots of people to come in for the football match. We then made a booking online outside the restaurant and then she let us in! Rude service, poor looking place and food was so greasy. I really did not want to come but my friend insisted on watching football. Do not recommend this place.

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 (London)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Very poor food on a Saturday evening, during the World Cup. They put it down to being understaffed, but for a sports bar they should have been double motivated on such a day. Fish and chips was really bad. At least beer was fine.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on May 23, 2014

Booked through OpenTable (which didn't work - the staff had no knowledge of the booking, despite having had an email confirmation) We waited a couple of minutes to be seated and then were told "we have a couple of other big parties, so can you order quickly?" We ordered promptly and waited for over an hour. In the time we were waiting, other tables were seated, ordered, ate their food, paid and left. After wasting our entire lunch hour, we left.

The staff were apologetic and allowed us to leave without paying for drinks. Shame, as have been before and it's been fine, but seeing as you asked for a review, OpenTable, here it is ;)

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 (London)·Dined on April 27, 2014

Very poor and slow service due to the lack of staff present.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on April 16, 2014

Basically we went for dinner and the grilled of the kitchen was not working, so was not food at all... They offer us chicken wings and salad!!



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 (London)·Dined on April 11, 2014

We booked booked the Sport Bar for the 'leaving do' of one of our colleagues. The food was good, the atmosphere was great, and the location idea.
I would highly recommend the Sports Bar for gathering and celebrating with a large group.

Tags: Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 12, 2014

Great venue to watch football and have a decent meal

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on February 26, 2014

Excellent place to watch football and have a decent meal. Not many places around that can claim both. Service was fantastic given the number of people at the bar during the CL matches. All tables served non stop, and with a smile.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on February 22, 2014

Service is always attentive, food arrives promptly. A proper sports bar, the best I have been to in London. It doesn't get too crowded, the restaurant limits capacity to avoid overcrowding. Be prepared to book though, ofetn is busy when there are major sports eventss. Oh yes the food. Good wholesome stuff, well cooked and decent portions, good wine list and selection of top draft beers.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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