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Description

Unlike its name would suggest, The Somers Town Coffee House  is less of a coffee spot and more of an old British boozer with a twist...

You'll find this gem of a pub tucked away on Chalton Street, a stone's throw from Euston station; think rugged wooden tables, comfy armchairs and a plethora of pints to pick from. Have yourself a good ol' snoop around the bookcase in the back though and you might just unearth a little hidden secret. Yep, a uniquely-designed, themed dining space - known as Ssshh Supper Club - there are four different rooms, each with its own quirky interior (one has grass!).

But that's not all. Venture downstairs and you'll find Cosy Kettle, the speakeasy cocktail club where tasty expertly-mixed tipples are served into the the early hours of the morning...long after the main pub has closed! 

All of this would mean nothing if The Somers Town Coffee House didn't deliver on food and drink - fortunately, it does! The pub boasts a whopping 12 craft ales alongside a stunning selection of lagers, wines, spirits, soft drinks and hot drinks. The grub is equally impressive with an all-day menu of scrumptious British classics and yummy desserts. 

Finally, as if all of this wasn't enough (you're demanding, you!) this Central London watering hole also sports a sun-blushed hidden garden.

What was that? You've found Heaven? We thought so.

Info

Door Charge may apply
Happily Affordable ££
Kings Cross
18 (for alcohol)
Disabled Toilets
None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
08:00 23:00
08:00 00:00
08:00 00:00
08:00 01:00
08:00 02:00
10:00 02:00
10:00 22:30

Location

The Somers Town Coffee House
60 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1HS

Area:
North London

Nearest station:
Euston (Tube)
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Menus

Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £4.10
Pint of Real Ale £3.90
Bottle of Lager (330ml) £4.00
Bottle of Cider (568ml) £4.90
Cocktail £8.00
Spirit and Mixer (50ml double shot and mixer) £4.10
Glass of Wine (175ml measure Large ) £5.75
Bottle of House Wine £16.50
Bottle of Champagne £44.00
Jaeger Bomb £4.50

Menus



This venue serves Pub Food, British, Grill and Bar Snacks food.

A word from the chef:
"Our food is made fresh, using a wealth of farms in the three counties of Kent, Sussex & Surrey, as well as using great British ingredients from across the country. Think honest, delicious mouth-watering pub grub with a twist."

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
Cosy Kettle Speakeasy Basement Space 75 75 £500 £2500 £2500
* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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Great people, great service, very helpful Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-07

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Thank you! x
by on March 31st, 2017
4

Great food and very convenient for Euston Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-06

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

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by on March 8th, 2017
5

Not as good as previous visits. Will probably explore other Sunday roast options when looking for one in this area. Staff were friendly but perhaps not enough of them? Ordered bread and olives to start - which we had to chase, then only bread arrived as they hadn't put olives on the order. Had waited quite a long time by the time the roasts came and the pub was not that busy as it was a lateish booking. Roasts were pretty good apart from one of the pork belly servings being fairly small and not having a lot of meat on it. Ice cream was nice and a generous serving but why serve it in a cardboard pot with a tiny and hard to use plastic spoon like at the cinema? Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-05

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Sorry to hear this visit wasn't up to scratch. I appreciate the extensive info and will forward it to management. Thanks again, Allie
by on March 7th, 2017
3

love this place. great beer selection and very friendly staff. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-24

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Sending you a virtual hug! x
by on March 7th, 2017
5

Excellent service as usual, many thanks. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-25

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Our thanks is to you for choosing us. See you soon again!
by on March 6th, 2017
5

I was very happy with everything last Friday, it all went really well. We enjoyed the food, and the barrrels of Youngs a special were excellent. It all went really well and I want to thank the staff for making it so, especially Ash who was great! Thanks for everything Dave.Caunter. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-03
by on March 6th, 2017
5

Even though we had a few flakers and we didn't turn up with the numbers promised, we were treated fantastically. Lovely service, great selection of drinks and had the privacy we needed too. I would recommend over and over. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-04
by on March 6th, 2017
5

It was a good room, although a little noisy (especially when the music came on accidentally). Food was lovely. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-02
by on March 6th, 2017
4

Lovely place, great atmosphere, nice friendly staff, lovely rooms, (a couple of vegan options on the menu would be great though) A* Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-03-02
by on March 6th, 2017
5

There was a cock up with my reserved table (table for four instead of 8-10). The staff half heartedly told us that our table was elsewhere and we found no other reserved places in my name (so wild goose chase and no staff help as it was very busy). Luckily some people are leaving and we bagged a decent table in the end. Good and drink ok but a stressful start to the evening. We'd have left if more people weren't arriving later. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-24
by on February 26th, 2017
3

Sadly put downstairs which has pretensions of being a cocktail bar so had limited drinks on draft and was playing AWFUL music. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-17
by on February 22nd, 2017
3

Organised a surprise birthday party at the Cosy Kettle. Very friendly staff, gorgeous surroundings and even better drinks. Recommend. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-19
by on February 21st, 2017
5

Very warm welcome, excellent service, very helpful staff. Will definitely use again. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-16
by on February 21st, 2017
5

A hidden gem away from the hustle and bustle of London. Great service and fab food. Will definitely visit again. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-18
by on February 20th, 2017
5

Considering we booked a table weeks ago we only just managed to get one and not a great one either Food was fine thought the burger was quite small for the price A little disappointed with the experience I was expecting due to the hype Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-18
by on February 20th, 2017
3

Great pub, have been a few times and will definitely return! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-16
by on February 20th, 2017
5

I have hightened hearing and hate loud places so I was VERY happy when they took my mum and 2 friends and cousin and my Godmother to a quite place in the building where we could hear each other. If you come here you will get tasty food in a unique setting. If you book you will get seated in a a nice quite area 2!xxx Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-17
by on February 19th, 2017
5

Sadly we decided against staying to eat - despite the very helpful staff. It has changed so much since we last visited (when it was a rather cool but nice pub and restaurant). Now it is a very lively, loud pub to crowded for us to eat and the upstairs rooms were bleak and uninviting. We decided against staying. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-17
by on February 19th, 2017
2

Excellent service once again, many thanks. Just one little problem, we were in the Board Room however on arrival the radiators were cold. I asked for some heat however there was a problem with the boiler. we suffered in silence!!. We have another meeting booked for Saturday the 25th of Feb, I hope the heating is fixed by that date. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-11
by on February 17th, 2017
4

Great place, got a room all to ourselves, good food, friendly service, reasonable prices...loved it. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-15
by on February 17th, 2017
5

Love the bar underneath the pub. Really cosy little area, perfect for my birthday drinks. Drinks were reasonable, £8 for a very large cosmo and it was great. Staff were very friendly. Good atmosphere, although strange mix of music. But we all enjoyed. Thanks. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-11
by on February 16th, 2017
4

My 30th at the Cosy Kettle was just perfect. Allie was particularly great at planning with me over the phone and via email - give her a raise! It was really special to turn up and have loads of balloons as a nice surprise! The guys at the bar were really friendly and let me play my playlist and treated me to a fiery birthday shot. All my friends said how great the venue was and how good the cocktails were. Thanks so much for all the effort - I really appreciate it! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-28
by on February 15th, 2017
5

We made an Event booking for the cellar meeting room. Excellent all round for us. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-13
by on February 15th, 2017
5

Good meal and great to have the Board Room to ourselves for 3 hours and even longer! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-12
by on February 14th, 2017
4

Excellent room. I was very pleased with the size of the room and the friendliness of the staff. The beer selection was also varied. Will be back! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-12
by on February 14th, 2017
5

We had the most sensational party downstairs in the Cosy Kettle! The Somers Town Coffee House team were absolutely amazing - Allie supported us right from the word 'go' - a month before our event, and then Aash took over a week before and nothing was too big an ask for him. Arny was just brilliant on the night as well; and, as suspected, the cocktails were unreal. Overall - a fantastic night had by all, a bloody brilliant 30th Birthday for my sister, and I can't wait to come back! Many many stars deserved :) Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-10
by on February 13th, 2017
5

Friendly bartenders and good drinks. The staff were really helpful and accommodating in moving our table away from a speaker to a quieter area. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-09
by on February 13th, 2017
4

Fab service, great hot drinks and bacon butties even better ! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-09
by on February 13th, 2017
5

Very pleasant night. Food and wine good. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-10
by on February 12th, 2017
4

Staff were really friendly and helpful and made sure the space reserved for the large group I was in was cleared and ready for us on time. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-07
by on February 10th, 2017
5

Excellent service, very friendly staff Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-07
by on February 9th, 2017
5

Used the Euston pub several times now as office space for me and my team. Great atmosphere, food, wifi (which is needed most to work) and helpful staff who check on you through the day. Staff are helpful and polite. Food is Great! Will definitely return! Mahdi Adaptive Insights Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-06
by on February 8th, 2017
5

Will be back soon!!! Defo!!! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-03
by on February 7th, 2017
5

The food was nice but when we arrived, the waitress alerted us that she was struggling with a number of tables and a shortage of staff. As a result the service was very slow, our food was almost cold when it arrived, and we were left waiting for 45 minutes just to order dessert. The venue is lovely but the service could have been a lot better. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-18
by on February 6th, 2017
3

We're repeat customers of the first floor rooms - great service, great rooms, great location - perfect for our meetings. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-03
by on February 5th, 2017
5

Great as always - amazing drinks and good and some brilliant music choices too! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-02-02
by on February 4th, 2017
5

As always, lovely food, service and atmosphere - thank you! :) Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-31
by on February 2nd, 2017
5

My daily office. Great staff, great coffee, great place! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-22
by on January 31st, 2017
5

We were really disappointed by our recent lunch at the Somers Town Coffee House. The staff were very warm and welcoming and the atmosphere/interior were great. However, the food and drink were a real let down. Some of the group had the salad which was a handful of leaves and one under ripe tomato. The added cheese was mostly rind, it would have been underwhelming as a side dish but laughable as a main. The sandwiches consisted of shop-brought bread and only one small sausage which didnt fill the sandwich. The aubergine stack was really tiny. Even the fish and chips were a little over cooked. Unfortunately the drinks were no better, unclean pipes or cheap lemonade (?) left them smelling a bit like a public toilet! Really unappealing. Some of the food was returned and staff were really good about taking it off the bill. With such great gastro-pubs around and a move towards more artisan, quality ingredients this pub really misses the mark. Two stars only for the pub interior and lovely staff. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-28
by on January 30th, 2017
2

Sunday 22nd of January lunch in the garden room Thank you, I have been to somers town coffee house before and thought it would be the best venue for a catch up with friends and it definitely was, my friends thoroughly enjoyed the lunch, service was great, and they have asked if we can have our catch up lunches here, so hopefully will be arranging another lunch in the garden room Many thanks Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-22
by on January 30th, 2017
5

This time around everything was well prepared, drinks and food served on time and Daniela was very friendly, flexible and helpful. We will come back. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-25
by on January 30th, 2017
5

Great place to celebrate your birthday. Had a group of about 30 friends. They even prepared balloons for us! After a few drinks we went downstairs and all had a blast Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-28
by on January 30th, 2017
5

I was a bit like Goldilocks when I walked in with my friend - the pub was a bit too loud (it was Friday night), the upstairs dining room where I'd booked, a little too quiet (it was only 7pm). But the staff were really understanding, friendly and not huffy at all, and suggested the Cosy Kettle downstairs, which was just right. I'm really glad to know about this place. Only marked down cos the flush had fallen in the toilet and I'm not a fan of The Back Street Boys... Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-27
by on January 30th, 2017
4

Great visit, staff were friendly and accommodating. Great place to meet up. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-23
by on January 25th, 2017
5

Cosy Kettle speakeasy, downstairs at Somers Town Coffee House. We sauntered down here after our fab meal in the private dining room upstairs. Cocktails delicious and very good value. Not very busy and music a bit cheesy, but they changed this when we asked. We danced till 2am This is a fab place and would be even better with a decent DJ Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-21
by on January 25th, 2017
5

Very pleasantly surprised to be put in a really lovely private dining room for my group booking for 14. I hadn't asked for this, but it really made our night extra special (at no extra cost or worries about minimum spend etc). The ambience, food, service and value for money was great. Thank you Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-21
by on January 25th, 2017
5

Shame we couldn't get the Cosy Kettle as originally planned, but compromised and the service was excellent on the day. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-22
by on January 24th, 2017
4

We arrived forty minutes late, and staff didn't make a big deal about it and led us to our table quickly. They politely asked the people keeping it warm for us to move. The staff were great, the atmosphere was fun and the staff really looked after us. Will certainly book again for future events. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-20
by on January 24th, 2017
5

Such lovely service in a private dining room, good communication, laid back approach, no charge for the room, lots of space in the speakeasy afterwards where we were able to make music requests. We were well impressed!! Thank you very much!! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
5

Food was excellent and it was nice to have a private dining area. The service was a bit chaotic in sort of a nice way, but the lack of any real ale at all was a disappointment. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-21
by on January 23rd, 2017
4

Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, music was a bit too loud to have a group conversation which was a shame. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-19
by on January 23rd, 2017
4

Perfect ambience, great drinks selection, accommodating staff. Will come again.. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-20
by on January 23rd, 2017
5

Thanks for a great evening in The Boardroom upstairs Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-20
by on January 22nd, 2017
5

Great, everyine was friendly and polite and all the guests enjoyed themselves. Thanks again! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-17
by on January 20th, 2017
5

Absolutely great! Staff were really helpful, attentive and friendly. Did everything we needed and made the effort to make us feel welcome. Really excellent service. Will definitely keep coming back. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-14
by on January 20th, 2017
4

Excellent, friendly event organisation for our work Xmas party for 50 people. We were put at ease about the organising, it went brilliantly, and we are sort of heroes at work now. Thank you so much, Allie, Aash and team! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-17
by on January 19th, 2017
5

Was so happy, the staff last minute helped with a private booking. 100% a lovely environment and pub Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-15
by on January 17th, 2017
5

Fab meetings room, looked after us well.. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-13
by on January 15th, 2017
5

Great friendly service and excellent food. Also very reasonably priced Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-12
by on January 14th, 2017
5

Excellent as usual. Many thanks to the delightful Grace who looked after us so well. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2017-01-07
by on January 9th, 2017
5

Our event organiser, Allie, was a delight to communicate with. She was really prompt and very welcoming to all my questions. She had really done justice to our expectations. Most of all, she is very friendly and a very lovely person. The venue itself was very nice, although we would have liked to enjoy the dance floor downstairs but I can't complain as Allie had done a wonderful job living up to everything she had offered to me. Many thanks to Ash and rest of the staff for being so lovely and welcoming. I would definitely come back to other events at the Somers Town Coffee House. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-31
by on January 4th, 2017
5

Our event organiser, Allie, was a delight to communicate with. She was really prompt and very welcoming to all my questions. She had really done justice to our expectations. Most of all, she is very friendly and a very lovely person. The venue itself was very nice, although we would have liked to enjoy the dance floor downstairs but I can't complain as Allie had done a wonderful job living up to everything she had offered to me. Many thanks to Ash and rest of the staff for being so lovely and welcoming. I would definitely come back to other events at the Somers Town Coffee House. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-31
by on January 4th, 2017
5

Great venue! The 'board room' we'd booked still had some rubbish from the last occupants, and could have done with a vaccum (remnants of other people's meals under the table and in the cutlery baskets), but over all a great day, even despite running out of red wine!?! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-20
by on January 4th, 2017
3

The food was a bit disappointing. For the main meal, the meat/fish came out and then the potatoes and veg only arrived about 30 mins later by which time the meat/fish was cold. The staff didn't apologise and didn't appear to think this was a problem. We were the only table there at the time so no reason why it this should have happened. Also I e-mailed (as advised by the pub) through some changes to the original menu choices and to advise that one person would no longer be attending, none of this was taken into account on the day. All in all not a very well run event. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-22
by on January 3rd, 2017
3

Ambience was good, food was fine, staff were friendly and helpful. Good selection of beers. We sat at the rear and at times there was a cold blast from the service door. Table next to us put their coats on! We met friends here and wanted to set up a tab for meals and drinks. Staff wouldn't do it unless I agreed to physically leave my credit card behind the bar, which for security reasons I wasn't prepared to do. It made us fell unwelcome, for this reason we wouldn't return. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-30
by on January 1st, 2017
3

Food was overpriced and didn't fill me up. The 2 things I wanted from the menu were off. The service was extremely slow due to a party downstairs. The staff were very nice though. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-23

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Glad to hear the staff treated you well but sorry to hear that you didn't leave with a full belly, we're often told that our portions are generous and prices reasonable for the quality and location. I hope that if you return you're experience is more enjoyable.
by on December 29th, 2016
1

The room we booked was really nice with a cool atmosphere and the waitress was very kind. My two stars rate are because they did not have a menu for drinks and you have to go down stairs to check the options in the bar. It took about 10/15 min for all the guys order food and drinks and 5 min later the waitress came back and told us they were running out two different types of meat on the menu and we had to redo the orders. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-22
by on December 24th, 2016
2

A great night with delicious food and good selection of drinks. Definitely will be going back again. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-19

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

so glad to hear! We look forward to your return :-)
by on December 24th, 2016
4

Unfortunately there was a problem with our booking and we were made to wait for 40 mins to get a table. We had to try really hard to get a drink (busy pub) but staff seemed a little intractable as we were asked to wait in a specific area where they would not serve us. When we reached our table most of the items on the menu had been sold! What we did get was nice and when we finally reached our table the service was good as was the food. Perhaps the initial welcome was a blip. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-21
by on December 23rd, 2016
3

It was extremely disappointing to be told that we would have to wait three and a half hours to eat from the time our table was originally booked for. If it was not for an exceptionally kind member of your staff who made a huge effort to improve our evening, our celebratory Christmas lunch would have been a complete disaster. We also felt extremely sorry for the poor member of bar staff who appeared to be working behind the bar, on his own for an exceptionally long period, during his first shift. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-18
by on December 22nd, 2016
1

The venue was good so was the atmosphere. We were disappointed with the food and the service. Overall we had a good night but if we had some good tasty food it would have been a great night. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-15
by on December 21st, 2016
3

Food came fairly quickly. We were in an upstairs room, Which might have explained why sometimes food arrived cold, often without cutlery so we had to wait until we saw staff to chase them down. There was no drinks menu so we were unsure what to get, and we were told there were no menus which was strange. When we asked for recommendations for wine, staff were often unsure and drinks took a while to arrive, often in sporadic order (even though we all ordered the same wine). Staff were friendly, food was okay, but sometimes flavour was lacking a little and presentation wasn't always the best. Had attended last year and Christmas menu was amazing. This year I had bought my French friend to show off some British food, but was disappointed she didn't get the same quality. Perhaps it was just a busy night. Overall night was okay, but don't think we would come back a third time. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-17

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Thanks for your feedback. There are some things I can bring back to the team as we are always striving to do better. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the food as much as last year. We had lots of compliments on the food but of course, not everyone has the same taste. I hope you were looked after when you mentioned your concerns on the night. Xx
by on December 21st, 2016
3

Our team had a lovely time, the food was great and the service was really friendly too! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-15

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

So glad you all had a great time, hopefully we'll see you all on another occasion! After all, a pub isn't just for Christmas :-) Zaz x
by on December 21st, 2016
5

Terrible. The pub was completely overbooked for Sunday lunch the kitchen and staff couldn't cope. Huge queues at the bar with one barman working and over an hour wait for food. When our food finally did turn up it was the wrong order. AVOID. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-18
by on December 20th, 2016
1

I've been frequenting your pub for many years now and I am developing a love / hate relationship. Your food is fantastic and staff really friendly, and the atmosphere always warm and welcoming. When I've beenjust for drinks or with a small group you've been a great pub. This was the second time I've brought a large group for lunch and it was a very mixed bag. Last time wasn't great either but we wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt, but I'm sorry to say it didn't pay off. The problem seems to be that yourenever adequately resourced for busy days like the weekend before Christmas. Our table had to wait over 90 minutes (in some cases nearly 2 and a half hours!) for our lunch. If we enquiries about food, somebody disappeared to the kitchen but never came back. Ordering a drink at the bar took half an hour because you didn't have enough hands on deck. Your staff are lovely but this instance was indicative of others I've had at Somerstown. Hope this is helpful feedback for a pub I really do love koynof the time. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-18
by on December 20th, 2016
1

Not very good - this experience is one from a reservation for Christmas dinner made 3 weeks in advance. We we arrived, they didn't have the table ready and once we sat down, they said order when you're ready. We tried to flag them down several times and they never stopped (just waved hello back). Finally, I went to the bar to order and they told me that the kitchen has closed and cannot provide dinner (please note, this was at 8:02 and the kitchen closed at 8:00, which they didn't tell us in advance). They ended up having three roasts left, which we ate, and it all worked out, but certainly wasn't what I was expecting. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-18
by on December 20th, 2016
1

negatives - system messed up and seemed to lose one set of menu choices - also room was set up for fourteen initially - despite there only being ten. Wine list didn't;t seem to exist - we had to rely on staff's memory. Some of the food was cold positives - good room, food was fine apart from the unexpectedly cold parts. Highlight though was the staff - really helpful and friendly. A real credit to you even on what seemed to have been a hideously busy night. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-17
by on December 19th, 2016
4

Thank you so much! Lovely accommodating and helpful staff in a really cosy downstairs room. Also the most friendly encouragment-to-leave-because-it's-2-and-we-want-to-go-home I've ever experienced. Yummy food and amazing cocktails (especially the one which was on fire!) Would definitely recommend! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-17
by on December 19th, 2016
5

The team were helpful and informative and made the booking process for a large group really easy. The online ordering system was also great. Unfortunately, the experience on the day wasn't so good, service was very slow and the food was underwhelming. It felt like they had taken too many bookings and were not prepared to deal with that volume of people Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-14
by on December 19th, 2016
2

We had a really good night and liked our space in the Cosy Speakeasy. Drinks and nibbles - good. Staff - very helpful. Thank you. But your music is too loud and is damaging to everyone's hearing. And this was commented on by younger staff as well. No response when requested to turn it down. Difficult to have a conversation with more than 2 people. Also you are damaging your staff's hearing. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-16
by on December 19th, 2016
4

Food was overcooked. Service staff seemed clueless. Not a very festive atmosphere. Shame as it's a great pub. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-13
by on December 19th, 2016
2

The team on the day were awesome and very accommodating. They were certainly struggling with the number of pre-booked large parties, and the service was rushed and disjointed. eg. we had to ask 2 different people for cauliflower cheese (despite pre-ordering) and then it turned up when we'd finished our meal. There were some issues in the online booking process. It took a few weeks for Somers Town to get back to me and confirm the booking, at which point a deposit and pre-ordered meals were required, something that I had not been made aware of during the booking process. We also sent in a spreadsheet of all the pre-ordered meals, but someone manually edited the spreadsheet, adding in some dishes we didn't order (like changing the kids meals to adult ones) and wiping out a bunch of stuff that we did order and duplicating some guests! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-11
by on December 19th, 2016
4

Service really, really poor. Very slow, taking three hours for a three course meal and further drinks very challenging to order. Food cold to luke warm. Felt completely ignored in a corner. Very embarrassing as the organiser. Would not recommend! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-15
by on December 19th, 2016
1

very poor experience, not enough staff serving, gave up waiting to be served re food, so left to have an excellent meal at Albertinies, just up the road Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-13
by on December 19th, 2016
1

Lovely Christmas dinner! Thank you! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-06
by on December 18th, 2016
4

Don't assume you've got a table booked for your party even if you've received confirmation emails. Staff are rude and unhelpful. My party got cancelled because my booking got ignored by members of staff. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-15
by on December 17th, 2016
1

Order took a long time and guy behind bar seemed not to know what he was doing! But food, when it arrived, was nice. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-15
by on December 17th, 2016
3

Good atmosphere, food was good too. Music was a tad loud making conversation tough. A little cramped but to be expected. The only down side was the sprouts turned up near the end of our meal. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-14
by on December 16th, 2016
4

excellent service, polite staff -I would visit again Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-14
by on December 16th, 2016
5

Atmosphere, service and food great - would recommend Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-14
by on December 16th, 2016
5

The food was very good - especially the melted camembert starter which went down very well and the vegetables were excellent. We enjoyed the Santa hats on the tables and the staff were very nice. We were rather cold where we were sitting and had to keep getting up to shut the front door which stuck open every time a customer came or went. Our only real complaint was that the service was incredibly slow. This is understandable to some extent as the place was busy with Christmas lunch parties. However, considering we were a small group of only 5, that all orders had been placed over a week in advance, and that we arrived promptly at our booking time, it would have been reasonable to expect two courses to be served within two and a half hours! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-13
by on December 16th, 2016
3

Staff were sweet and it's a nice venue - BUT: I booked a table for 7.15, but it took me 20 minutes to fight my way through a crowded bar looking for my table, and then queue at the bar to ask which one it was (there was no sign on it). Turned out that another party's table was still being used by a previous booking, and they'd been told to sit at mine. Didn't exactly make us feel welcome... Then we tried to order food. Most of the items on the bar snacks menu that we wanted to order were out of stock, and when we did order, it took over an hour for our food to arrive. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-13
by on December 15th, 2016
2

Having been to the Somers Town Coffee House for our annual Christmas meal for the last 5 years or so, we were disappointed by our experience this year. We have previously been seated in one of the private rooms upstairs, but found ourselves at a table in the bar, which was very noisy. When we arrived, we were originally directed to the wrong table, and left standing around. The staff were as attentive as they could be, but it was obvious they were very busy. The food was a disappointment compared to previous years - Brussels sprouts were cold and there was a lack of gravy. The chocolate brownie was delicious, but I doubt we will be returning next Christmas. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-13
by on December 15th, 2016
2

We received terrible service here when we went for our christmas lunch on Tuesday. Despite having pre-ordered we waited 50 minutes for the starters to arrive at our table and a further 35 minutes between starters being cleared and mains arriving. We then waited so long for someone to come and clear our mains that, despite wanting to order desserts, we no longer had the time or inclination. On top of this we had to ask twice to order drinks which again took forever to arrive. Potatoes were cold and there were not enough of them for 8 people! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-13
by on December 15th, 2016
2

Really excellent Christmas party - very well looked after, lovely food, great atmosphere and lovely little touches. The santa hats and mince pies were a really nice touch and really appreciated the private room. Thank you all! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-12
by on December 14th, 2016
5

The food was really great and the portion sizes were not mean. Staff were friendly and helpful-we will definitely come again. Cheers Emma Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-12
by on December 14th, 2016
4

You did well despite it being busy. we did have a long wait at the bar early on, though. Cheers Ed Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-12
by on December 14th, 2016
5

Staff were really nice, helpful and tried their best. I think they were overwhelmed by how busy service was- and the food served wasn't great and arrived slowly and piecemeal. But this is understandable on a busy Sunday afternoon before Xmas. Room was nice- if a bit small for 14. Overall- a good effort. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-11
by on December 14th, 2016
3

Pretty poor. Booked a table for 18 - was told we could have table service for drinks and then told by the waitress we had to get ourselves. Made it hard work with such a large group. All kids meals came 15 mins after the adults. Food quality was below average / poor. Bill took ages to sort out as they did not reconcile depositis we had paid. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-11
by on December 13th, 2016
1

We had our office Christmas dinner here, everyone enjoyed themselves. Food was good and so was the service. Left with a full belly feeling very satisfied. Happy to return again, maybe for an office lunch. Thanks again Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-07
by on December 13th, 2016
4

We have had a Christmas meal at the Somers Town for several years now. Although the food is still nice, this year the quality definitely felt lower than previous years. The pre-ordering system was good, although the system was explained to me as not needing money up front (which was not the case) and when the bill came it was not correct - we were told the whole bill was still outstanding. Overall, nice but not up to the usual standards. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-10
by on December 12th, 2016
3

Excellent evening hosted in the Boardroom at Somerstown Coffee House. Easy communication in the lead up, and overall a very smooth process. Thanks again for making Christmas that little more special! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-08
by on December 12th, 2016
5

We are a group from the Francis Crick and booked via colleague recommendation. I had to phone and leave messages twice and email but still no repsonse to book, finally I got booked due to phoning again and managing to get someone to answer. Our initial booking was wrong on the link we were sent to order our food. This was changed upon phoning. We pre-ordered all of our food but the Beef Wellington and pork belly were not available. As this pro-longed ordering we then had to order a round of bread and olives for all. The waitress was rude when we asked for more water, we were given two small carafes for 13 people. The waitress then came back and said there were no longer any vegetarian burgers and so more food orders had to be changed. The actual food was good. We had pre-ordered dessers but the Lemon Posset was not available, more orders to be changed. We were not offered coffee, probably best as the waitress was too busy to attend to us properly and it may not have been available. It's a real shame as you are local to the Francis Crick Institute and we would have liked to have found a local, good food place for various events. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-09
by on December 12th, 2016
2

Well catered for. Exceptional friendliness from the staff when sorting our booking as well Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-09
by on December 12th, 2016
5

The atmosphere was great, the staff were helpful and friendly. The club room was great we all had a great time. The staff cleared the room and moved the tables for us so we could dance. It was very nice of them! Overall, good experience. One thing to improve - the food portions. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-09
by on December 12th, 2016
4

We had an amazing private room, which was fab. There was a huge party in downstairs and the place was very busy so service was quite slow but the food was superb and worth waiting for and the staff were very friendly. I have been in here before, but not for food - and would definitely recommend it. December is a crazy time everywhere, though, and I'm sure the rest of the year it would be the full five stars! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-09
by on December 12th, 2016
4

Making and confirming the booking was slightly dis-organised, but in the night everything went extremely well. £350 of food was all delicious and staff were helpful and flexible. thanks for a great night! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-09
by on December 12th, 2016
4

Great lunch for our reunion. Food superb, service excellent and overall a great experience. Thanks to all at the Coffee House for making it a memorable and enjoyable event. We will return! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-08
by on December 11th, 2016
5

Great food, great service. Made our Christmas team lunch an absolute joy with just the right balance of fun and professionalism - would highly recommend! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-07
by on December 9th, 2016
5

Sadly by the time we ordere food (7pm) most of the menu items were finished so choice severely limited and the fish and chips weren't that nice. But allowing for the Christmas rush, that I've eaten here before and enjoyed the food, and the server was charming, I'll be back. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-07
by on December 9th, 2016
3

had a really lovely Christmas lunch at the Somers Town, very attentive staff that made us feel very welcome. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-06
by on December 8th, 2016
4

We went here for our work Christmas meal and the team we dealt with were great from start to finish. All communication was very easy and friendly, and on the evening they were super organised with everyone's meals. We were also kindly allowed to use an upstairs room for a short while to hold a team quiz, as it was quieter than the main room. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-06
by on December 8th, 2016
5

Expensive for coffees and teas. Didn't see from booking that use of projector would cost extra! (Come on! Really!?) and the provided cable was too short to reach from the ceiling to table. I literally had to build a structure 20cm high to put the laptop on! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-05

Reply from The Somers Town Coffee House

Hello! Our most expensive cup of coffee is £2.70 and we also offer large jugs at £6 the can serve up to 7 cups. We think it's a reasonable price for the great quality beans that we use from Gentlemen Baristas (ground to order) and the location offer lovely pub :-) I do agree that if you were i the Boardroom you should not have been charged for a projector. If I had your details I would happily refund this for you. We do much longer cables, we encourage customers to tell us if anything is wrong while they are still on site so we can get it fixed straight away! Best wishes, Zaz x
by on December 7th, 2016
3

Very accommodating once again for our party which was much larger than expected, however this did not affect the service provided. Thanks again STCH! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-01
by on December 6th, 2016
5

Fantastic hospitality, great hosts, wonderful cocktails and a fab night! Thanks so much Somers Town Coffee House - I'll be back! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-26
by on December 5th, 2016
5

Well organised, helped make the Christmas party mood, and good food. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

Had a fantastic evening and Ash, our host, was superb. We were there last year too and will definitely be back again in 2017. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

A fine afternoon/evening's drinking. As always. Amusingly, despite wading my way down in person on friday night to reserve a table for the following day (and receiving email confirmation of same), when we turned up on saturday none of the staff could find any trace of my booking! Fortunately I turned up early and manage to unpick the mess before my guests arrived. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
5

The food was poor (lentil salad was a tin of lentils emptied onto a plate, and was undressed, I asked for dressing and poured over what the waitress handed me only to find it was in fact vinegar - yuck!... Christmas pudding not cooked enough... beef not good... food all very salty... worst meal we've had in a long time). Service - on arrival felt the 2 bar girls were either very new or very inexperienced - all a little haphazard and unsure and slow and not smiley - either way they didn't uphold the branding/ethos of the place that you work hard to portray via website/emails prior to coming. Later service didn't improve much, had to chase food from the kitchen multiple times. Lighting was poor - dark over the table and a bit dismal. Won't return. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-03
by on December 5th, 2016
1

Hi. Was v busy eve and bar staff v good. However queuing for drinks took so long that we had fewer than planned. Two hour wait for food meant we didn't have any. Odd that you let us take up whole table all eve yet we only had two drinks each. You're losing out on profit and reputation! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-02
by on December 4th, 2016
2

The staff were very welcoming, prompt service at the bar...all my friends told me, how much of a *hic* good time they had. Many thanks Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-12-02
by on December 4th, 2016
5

Very disappointing, the website promised so much but the reality was poor. The pub had no record of my booking even though I had the booking reference email. My friend and I had the worst fish and chips ever. The fish was made up of 2 large pieces in hard, overcooked, dry batter and was almost inedible. We had a business lunch with some customers and didn't want to ruin that by complaining but it was shocking and we certainly will not go again. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-30
by on December 2nd, 2016
1

Staff were exceptional and couldn't do enough to help. We had several booking changes right up to the meal itself and all requests were dealt with promptly and positively and the team more than exceeded my expectations with their flexibility. The food overall was lovely and the warm mince pies were a nice treat at the end. The only minor complaint we had was that the desserts were all a bit dry (brownie and sticky toffee) but it didn't do anything to spoil a lovely evening. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-28
by on December 1st, 2016
4

What a lovely little haven away from all the hustle and bustle. Enjoyed a really nice lunch with my friend. Very friendly and helpful staff. We're made to feel very welcome. I'd highly recommend and will be paying another visit soon. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-28
by on November 30th, 2016
5

We always love coming to Somers Town for our annual comedy writers Xmas party. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the venue is great (we have a whole room to ourselves). Pity that the desserts were not really up to standard this year - the Xmas pudding was cold. But we'll still be back next year and we still love you! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-27
by on November 30th, 2016
4

I stumbled across The Somers Town a few years ago and have been frequenting ever since. So much so, I decided to hold my 40th birthday party here. My guests and I had an absolutely wonderful time! The staff pulled out all the stops with great, friendly, personable touches that made it a night to remember for all. Thanks guys - see you all soon :) Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-26
by on November 29th, 2016
5

Have had a bunch of team events in the private rooms and have always had a great time. Food and ambience are great! Service is sometimes a little slow, though - staff seems a bit overstretched. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-23
by on November 28th, 2016
4

Great food, great location and have had great rooms before. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-09
by on November 28th, 2016
4

We had a great time, good drinks, great venue, very helpful and attentive staff! We were given a room upstairs due to having small child with our party and it made the night very enjoyable. Thank you! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-25
by on November 28th, 2016
5

Very pleasant lunch, good service. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-22
by on November 24th, 2016
5

Lovely atmosphere, laid back, friendly and just what's needed as an escape from daily London life! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-22
by on November 24th, 2016
5

Good food, nice location and friendly staff! We will come back! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-21
by on November 23rd, 2016
5

Booked the Kitchen room upstairs for a private event. It was the perfect space for a quiet dinner and a catch up among friends. Felt like being in one of our homes but without the need for cooking or cleaning up! Warm atmosphere. Service was fantastic and food was great. Tapas selection is wonderful. A favourite for events. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-20
by on November 22nd, 2016
5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Welcoming friendly staff. Will return often! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-20
by on November 22nd, 2016
5

Absolutely fabulous, thank you all so much Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-16
by on November 21st, 2016
5

We had a really nice night in the pub. Service was good and food tasty. The atmosphere was excellent. Right up until after dinner when the music was turned up so loud that we couldn't hear each other. So instead of having another bottle we left. Such a shame. Don't get me wrong I love music in a pub and I do like my music loud at times but this was just a bit too loud........but that said we will be back....... Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-17
by on November 21st, 2016
3

very nice, maybe a bit loud Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-18
by on November 20th, 2016
4

Fantastic night, excellent staff, music and drinks!!!! Will definitely be venturing back soon! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-18
by on November 20th, 2016
5

I have been coming here for a number of years, but not over the past year. It was an awful experience. Probably 15 pumps at the bar, but only 3 working, one of which went off during the evening. Not enough bar staff, and those there had no idea what they were doing. The food was, frankly, awful. You may have had 40 goes at your hamburger pattie recipe, but you still have a long way to go. Serving starters and mains together is an interesting approach. All in all, a dreadful evening made worse because I recommended the venue. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-16
by on November 20th, 2016
1

Food was pretty poor. All staff were fab bar one who didn't seem to know much about anything. Great atmosphere though! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-16
by on November 19th, 2016
3

great quirky venue - beer and food very good service excellent Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-16
by on November 18th, 2016
5

The tapas food was absolutely excellent and it's a fun place to go with the different rooms... but I spent a full 15 minutes waiting at the bar when I arrived (the queue was only 2 people deep) whilst only one or two people were serving. There were plenty of staff but the rest were all leisurely rearranging the wine bottles or sorting glasses out. A local next to me said it's usually that slow and he doesn't know why he keeps coming back.. Also, they'd run out of all the ale by about 10pm! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-16
by on November 18th, 2016
2

Loved the space booked for my meeting and the service was great. Asking for the tables to be cleaned on entering the room, was the only downside. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-14
by on November 16th, 2016
4

It was great!! the place, the food and the team was very kind and helpful. Thankssssss!!!! Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-10
by on November 16th, 2016
4

I reserved a large section at the back for an afternoon birthday gathering on Saturday. When I arrived they'd clearly forgotten about my booking because the tables were all filled with people with no reserved signs out. Some were in the middle of meals so were clearly going to be some time. A harassed barman said he'd put signs out "soon" then proceeded to take several orders of drinks and coffees while my guests piled up near the front door. About an hour after we'd booked it we finally got the space to ourselves. It was an informal get together so didn't matter that much but was a bit annoying when I'd booked 6 weeks in advance. I get that the space is free, but if you're going to reserve it at all for people you need to be able to follow through on that. The music was also very loud for a daytime and the parents with small children didn't stay long because of that. It's a nice enough pub but I'd probably look elsewhere in future. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-12
by on November 14th, 2016
2

We had a lovely evening in this busy pub. Excellent home-cooked food,; the fish & chips and the sticky toffee pudding were really good. Because the table we had booked was in a part of the bar which was too noisy for my mother, the staff kindly moved us to the bar downstairs which was much bettter for us. Many thanks for a really nice evening - this pub is highly recommended. Will definitely be back. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-10
by on November 12th, 2016
5

Very friendly staff and great vibe. Highly recommended for drinks and parties. Visited The Somers Town Coffee House on 2016-11-09