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Director and former Mr Madonna Guy Ritchie has taken over Fitzrovia pub The Lukin (which dates back to 1829); Ritchie owns his own micro-brewery, Gritchie, so you can find his own beers here. You can only book for the restaurant upstairs.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Perhaps our user-base isn’t impressed by the c’leb ownership of Guy Ritchie’s rustic Fitzrovia pub, where pal Becks has been seen pulling a pint, as we receive few reports. But such as we do get praise “fantastic food, attentive service and good value”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This faux-rustic pub in deepest Fitzrovia from Guy Ritchie and David Beckham is “a class act”, and serves some of the “best pub grub ever”, including venison from Ritchie’s Wiltshire estate. The pub has been around for almost 200 years and has previously been known as the Adams Arms and the Lukin. Two fires in the space of six months last year invited newspaper headlines about ‘two smoking barrels’.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Our local and by far the best pub in Fitzrovia” – Guy Ritchie and David Beckham seem to have hit the target with the ‘country pub’ they opened three years ago, serving beer from the former’s Gritchie brewery and venison from his Wiltshire estate – “their own Angel Lore lager is fantastic”. The site has housed a pub since 1829, known as the Adams Arms and the Lukin within living memory, while “Alan McGee’s Creation Records started its infamous club the Living Room here in the 1980s”. A fire in June 2021 has temporarily closed the pub, which hopes to be open again by Christmas.

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“Distressed in all the right places” – Guy Ritchie and David Beckham have channeled their inner Marie Antoinette at this spring 2019 yearling – a Fitzrovia boozer transformed into their conception of a perfect country pub, and serving beers from Gritchie (Guy’s brewery). “The food here is so much better than it needs to be, with a short, ideal menu” of incongruously-polished small plates; and “with the Sunday menu augmented by a roast”. “Attentive staff and a room full of happy punters” complete the idyll.

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4 Conway Street, London, W1T 6BB

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Reviews of The Lore of the Land Restaurant in W1T, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Lore of the Land restaurant.
Matthew C
Simple, well sourced food, done well...
Reviewed 8 months, 22 days ago

"Simple, well sourced food, done well"

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What the Newspaper Critics are saying

Evening Standard

Joanna Taylor used the new Netflix series The Gentlemen as a hook to visit the pub its director Guy Ritchie opened five years ago – not neglecting to mention that it’s apparently frequented by the Beckhams, David and son Cruz.

The “dark turquoise walls, time-worn wood panelling, and an eclectic jumble of artworks” lend the place “the cosseting allure of a trademark London boozer”, she said, while the menu of “modern British” food rather puzzlingly produces “dishes such as ras el hanout-spiced monkfish tail with brussels sprouts, harissa and whipped feta [and] south coast-caught brown crab risotto with a cherry harissa dressing”.

Joanna Taylor - 2024-03-18

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£12.00 £28.00 £6.50 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £37.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
4 Conway Street, London, W1T 6BB
Opening hours
Monday3 pm‑11 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑11 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑7 pm

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