Best Pub Food in London

Where once 'pub grub' was literally a soggy pie and an unhappy pint has now become one of the most delicious staples of British food. Gastropubs are king in the capital, offering up everything from the finest cuts of steak to mouth-watering roast dinners that even your mum can't live up to. So whether you have a hangover to cure, a rainy day to run out or want a feast in a beer garden, make sure you head to these boozers for the best pub food in London.

Last updated on 14th November 2017

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The Victoria

15 user reviews

The Victoria is a pillar of the Dalston community famed for its live music and equally great burgers. The venue has been hosting live music for years, and serves a wide variety of locally brewed beers, continental wines and classic cocktails. But stay for their range of burgers, from steak to beef, that are all ethically sourced.

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Dalston

The Black Dog

117 user reviews

The Black Dog is an award-winning pub beloved in the Vauxhall area thanks to its modern interiors and delicious menu. While most venues focus on British cuisine, they are much more international, with full English breakfasts sitting next to albondigas. Meanwhile, the insides are a refined and great place to chill out.

Happily Affordable ££
Vauxhall

The Selkirk

20 user reviews
The Selkirk
Two cocktails for £10 and 3 other offers available.

When looking for the best pubs in London, there’s only two things that really matter: great food and great drinks. The Selkirk offers both of them, as well as vintage furnishings and a fun pub vibe. Set in a beautiful Victorian building, they manage to offer tonnes of character while still delivering on British classics like Shepherd’s Pie, roast chicken and more.

Happily Affordable ££
Tooting

The Four Thieves

25 user reviews
The Four Thieves
Buy One Get One Free Burgers and 2 other offers available.

The Four Thieves doubles as both an incredibly fun night out packed with entertainment and a wonderful pub boasting delicious food. They offer traditional pub food in London with a modern twist, daily specials, a famous Sunday roast and a BBQ in the summer. When you’re finished with the meal, you can drink one of their over seventy gins and play vintage arcade games.   

Happily Affordable ££
Battersea

The White Swan

38 user reviews

The White Swan manages to combine that rustic pub aesthetic with the taste of a modern gastropub. With tantalising options like Cumbrian veal or pan-fried duck on the menu coupled with a wide array of European wine, draught beer and cocktails, they deliver some of the best pub food in London while maintaining that jovial local atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
Holborn

Old Bank Of England

164 user reviews

The Old Bank of England oozes history, residing in the Bank of England’s former law courts. The interior is almost as stunning as the food, which focuses on British classics like beer battered fish and chips or Hampshire sourced steak burgers. But their speciality is definitely the hand-crafted pies, so make sure you eat up both the history and gravy.  

Happily Affordable ££
Embankment

The Joker of Penton Street

48 user reviews

The Joker of Penton Street, as the name suggests, doesn’t take itself too seriously – but it sure seems like it does when it comes to the food. With live music and comedy to enjoy, making it the ideal spot to enjoy their array of food, especially their burgers. The kitchen is also often worked by London’s street food eateries, with the likes of Burger Bear and Tongue ‘n’ Cheek taking the reins already.  

Happily Affordable ££
Angel

The Rose Pub

1 user reviews
The Rose Pub
Half Price Mondays and 2 other offers available.

It’s not often you get that village pub feel in West London, but luckily the Rose Pub exist. Nestled in Fulham, the relaxed pub offers everything from cocktails to beers and wines, while serving up a delicious spread of both great pub food in London, as well as small plates and sharing platters. Their beer garden really steals the show, though, which is the perfect spot to hideaway and tuck into one of their roast dinners.

Happily Affordable ££
Fulham

The Jugged Hare

8 user reviews

With a place like The Jugged Hare, it’s all about the experience with the food. They might offer some of the best gastropub food in London, but this is all made that much better by being situated in the Grade II listed Whitbread Brewery. Inside, taxidermy lines the walls and the open kitchen where customers can watch the food being prepared on their eight-spit rotisserie and charcoal grill adds a bit of theatre to the food.

Happily Affordable ££
City of London

The Mayflower

1 user reviews

Inspired by the ship that first carried English pilgrims to the New World, the Mayflower is one of the most authentic English pubs in South London that offers its guests delicious gastropub dishes, locally sourced ales and stunning views of the Thames. From hearty cuts of British meat to belly-warming pies, you'll be spoiled for choice by the diverse menu.

Happily Affordable ££
South London

The White Bear

106 user reviews

The White Bear is one of the oldest pubs in South London, so you can bet they know how to cook you up some food. While their recent refurbishment has added some more contemporary touches, the venue retains a rustic feel, creating the perfect pub atmosphere. As for food, the order of the day is all about big plates of gastro food.

Happily Affordable ££
South London

The Mall Tavern

262 user reviews
The Mall Tavern
Happy Hour and 2 other offers available.

Beer drinkers have found their paradise here, as the Mall Tavern has over 28 taps filled with the best beer from around the planet. But while the contemporary pub might have the hops down, they don’t skimp on dinner, with a menu packed full of seasonal British classics – with everything from a superfood salad to beef & ale pie.

Happily Affordable ££
Notting Hill
Pub

Admiralty

43 user reviews

If the stunning views and wide selection of craft beers on offer weren’t enough to convince you to go to The Admiralty, then you should know that the pub is renowned for having some of the best pies in London. So tuck in and absorb the spectacular views of Trafalgar Square.

Happily Affordable ££
West End

The Gipsy Queen

0 user reviews
The Gipsy Queen
Date Night and 7 other offers available.

The Gipsy Queen aren’t just a cosy, traditional pub in Kentish Town, they also offer up some of the best gastropub food around. Their mouth-watering traditional dishes are made using amazing ingredients, and there’s something for vegetarians, pescatarians and meat-eaters alike.

Happily Affordable ££
Kentish Town

People's Park Tavern

101 user reviews

If you’re feeling a bit homesick for your local but want the top quality London pub food you’ve come to expect, pop down to The People’s Park Tavern. They offer traditional food, including a lovely Sunday roast, and offer a wide range of beers to wash it all down. They also have one of the best beer gardens in the capital, perfect for relaxing (and for the kids to let some steam off in) as you tuck into their delicious food.

Happily Affordable ££
Hackney

Richard The First

2 user reviews
Richard The First
£5 cocktails and 2 other offers available.

Richard The First is an old-school pub that is nearly one hundred years old. The inside is cosy with a splattering of wooden benches to keep up the old pub vibe. Their dining room and outdoor area perfectly compliment their delicious menu of London pub grub, which includes everything from gastropub bites to sharing platters.

Happily Affordable ££
Greenwich
Pub

The Pig's Ear Chelsea

17 user reviews

This quirky and traditional boozer over in West London cooks up an ever changing menu of French and British cuisine. With an emphasis on seasonal produce, the venue creates delicious homely dishes in an intimate and welcoming atmosphere.

Happily Affordable ££
Chelsea

Iron Duke

1 user reviews

The Iron Duke is a no-nonsense, small and friendly pub found in the heart of London’s West End. Serving delicious traditional pub food with a splattering of lovely real ales, this is the perfect place to escape the bustling streets.

Happily Affordable ££
Mayfair

George IV

11 user reviews

The George IV in Chiswick manages to combine a cosy appeal with a modern aesthetic to create a fun environment to tuck into some good London pub food. Alongside their roast dinner, their menu is packed full of tasty treats, with fish and choice cuts of meat taking centre stage.

Happily Affordable ££
Chiswick

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