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survey result

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still nailing it after all these years” – this “unpretentious but brilliant” Southwark boozer near the Young Vic was again very narrowly beaten into No. 2 place amongst London’s best gastropubs (by the Harwood Arms), but maintains a massive fanclub, and “you still have to queue to get a table”. The draw is its “hearty” British cooking – “always-fascinating-and-unusual” dishes (often using game or offal) “delivering great flavours and textures”. Top Tip – you can book for Sunday lunch.

Summary

£54
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Still nailing it after all these years” – this “unpretentious but brilliant” Southwark boozer near the Young Vic was again very narrowly beaten into No. 2 place amongst London’s best gastropubs (by the Harwood Arms), but maintains a massive fanclub, and “you still have to queue to get a table”. The draw is its “hearty” British cooking – “always-fascinating-and-unusual” dishes (often using game or offal) “delivering great flavours and textures”. Top Tip – you can book for Sunday lunch.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

By a single vote, this “amazing” South Bank boozer finally lost its crown this year as London’s No.1 pub (to Fulham’s Harwood Arms), but it still remains “the ultimate gastropub” for its huge fan club. It’s “cramped”, “busy” and “difficult to get a seat” (you can only book for Sunday lunch) but “worth the gamble” thanks to its “changing but always interesting menu at very keen prices”, with an emphasis on game, offal and other “thoughtful”, hearty British dishes.

Summary

£52
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Sometimes you have to bare-knuckle it for a table” at this “bursting-at-the-seams” boozer, a short walk from the Old Vic – still hanging on to its crown as the survey’s No. 1 pub. “It’s worth the crush though” for the “simple”, yet “sophisticated” pub grub “done oh-so-well”, which still “trumps the stretched staff, the slightly chaotic ambience and tired fixtures”. “I really wish you could book” (“unfortunately you can only reserve for Sunday lunch”).

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Restaurant details

Highchair
Yes
65

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch £16.00 £18.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£7.00 £17.60 £4.00 £6.80
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.00
Filter Coffee £2.30
Extras  
Service 12.50%
36 The Cut, London, SE1 8LP
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑3 pm

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