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The Crutched Friar

#3,010 of 18,185 Restaurants in London}
€€ - €€€, British,
39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
+44 20 7488 3243
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (4 reviews)
“tapas” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This pub became my local for a week whilst I was staying in the hotel opposite. The staff were brilliant, and it's one of the few places that will order you a drink to ensure you don't lose your table. The pub itself was always...More

Thank JustCheckinBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My go to pub for meeting people. Good size, wide selection of beer, good food. In summer there’s a nice outdoor space, in winter the place feels comfortable and cozy

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fine pub in this part part of town for an after work gathering with colleagues. Plenty of space in this large pub and it's nicely laid out and has a welcoming atmosphere. It was easy for us to find a quiet corner to sit...More

Thank godnoselondon
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I can strongly recommend the pies here. I tried the chicken pie. They had a Swedish waitress as an extra bonus.

Thank TobiasWallin
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Maybe it's because I'm northern than I expect more, but two tomatoes and a bit of green does not veg make. As for a small wing of chicken and some chips in a vase. I have to say I'm disappointed. I have been coming here...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 September 2017

great for real ale and customer service, the number of different pumps on at any time is really impressive, the food is what you expect from a city pub, nice but not fantastic

Thank Adam T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Stayed locally in hotel to be shocked by the price of drinks so walked out and saw this place hidden away in a back street. On entering, it was like the Tardis with plenty of room both inside and in the garden to the rear....More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Office locals will congregate any time of day. Good quality lunchtime food, separate dining area, an outdoor area for smokers at the rear with patio heaters or a seated area for those not wanting to stand. An excellent little pub for those in the know.

Thank G3mluvva
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

One of my friend from work is getting married so we decided to come here for a few drinks to celebrate. This pub has a fantastic atmosphere and a nice little outdoor area too. Definitely recommend it as a great British pub.

Thank Saintlysinner
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We visit this pub now and again and it's a good sized pub with a good selection of ales, beers and other drinks. Also serves food. There is a little balcony type area which you get if you hire out the room just adjacent to...More

Thank Hemen B
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Jayne O
3 December 2015|
Response from clickgal | Reviewed this property |
In my understanding they do a christmas dinner. We celebrated christmas here 2 years back. However i dont think they have a special menu. Bangers and mash-- outstanding !!
13 March 2015|
Response from goodguyjas | Reviewed this property |
It's just the meat from the tail of the scampi. You won't notice any difference in taste from the other body meat of the scampi. Battered scampi is a popular British pub dish. It is one of the easiest things a pub can cook... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7488 3243
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