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Hornimans At Hays

Unit 26 Hays Galleria, London, SE1 2HD +44 2077686217

((()* British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Tuesday: 10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 24:00
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 - 00:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00

The food was grate, the serving was good.
Inconvenient that they didn't give us a menu for drinks with the reason that finished most of them. We didn't have too many choices.

Irina Dumitriu 15 November 2016
from London

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Situated in an area on the South Bank historically known as the ‘Larder of London’, Hornimans at Hays serves tasty British food in a warm, homely environment, and boasts an al fresco terrace for riverside summer dining. The pub sits on the site of a tea warehouse owned by Frederick Horniman, a famous tea dealer, and the décor features friezes depicting his travels to Africa, India and the Americas.

Since Nicholson’s pubs were first established in 1873, these traditional British inns have become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality range of ales. As well as always featuring British pub classics like beer-battered fish & chips and gammon & eggs, the Hornimans At Hays menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Hornimans At Hays bar is always stocked with exquisite gins, warming whiskies and fine wines to pair with favourite meals, and there’s always a superb range of seasonal and regional real ales on offer. A constant at the bar is the St Austell-brewed Nicholson’s Pale Ale, made with Cornish Maris Otter malts, and a hand-picked blend of English hops.

Hornimans at The Hays in Southwark is a 7-minute walk from London Bridge Tube Station.

Hornimans At Hays

Unit 26 Hays Galleria, London, SE1 2HD

Contact +44 2074071991
Reservations +44 2077686217

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Customer reviews for Hornimans At Hays

3.6 ((()* (based on 13 reviews)
76% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • views (9)
  • dinner (7)
  • lunch (5)
  • al fresco (3)
  • value (3)
  • business (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((*** 13 March 2017 by Amanda Gibbins from London

    Only had fish and chips , other people had fishcale , portion size was small. Staff were lovely.

  • (((** 14 February 2017 by Emma from London

    Roast was satisfactory but the service was very slow

  • ((((* 15 November 2016 by Irina Dumitriu from London

    The food was grate, the serving was good.
    Inconvenient that they didn't give us a menu for drinks with the reason that finished most of them. We didn't have too many choices.

  • ((((( 31 October 2016 by Edmondo Noussan from Croydon

    Excellent food excellent service excellent performance

  • ((((( 23 August 2016 by Tony Roach from Stocton Heath, Warringro

    Steak and ale pie and the chips are great. Location superb.

  • ((((( 27 July 2016 by Tony Roach from Stockton Heath

    Really like the place. Exceptional location - basic food menu but served promptly with quality.

  • ((((* 21 July 2016 by Tony Roach from London

    Steak and Ale Pie - very good - reasonable prices

  • (**** 28 June 2016 by Elli R from London

    We had made a reservation online and requested a table with a view of the television for the football game. We arrived to find another customer had taken the paper with our name and table number and moved it. When we complained we were given another table with a poor view of the television. When I spoke again with the manager he said he had done all he could do, leaving us with a terrible view despite reserving several days in advance. Very disappointing service. And to top it off the fish and chips weren't that great either. Nice looking bar. Terrible service.

  • ((((* 15 May 2016 by Wing-yang Chan from London

    The food was average. However have a booked table upstairs was perfect. We were away from the crowded bar below and were able to order drinks from the bar upstairs. The service was good too.

  • ((((( 30 March 2016 by Steven Digby from London City Pier

    This lovely riverside pub, in Hays Galleria, close to London City Pier serves excellent pub food from a Nicholson menu (familiar from plenty of other pubs around London) at middle range prices but, if you get a good seat, well worth the prices.
    We booked in advance and got a window seat upstairs. Upstairs you get waiter service whilst downstairs you get bar service.
    The food was delicious and the portions large. We had a starter plate, the thick cut gammon, the ultimate burger and fish and chips. The starter was fine for three people - although it was very slow coming - but there was no delay with the mains. The gammon was definitely thick cut, the burger was two quarter pounders with cheese bacon and onion rings (very impressive) but the most generous portions were when the fish and chips came. These days cod portions seem to be tiny, but at the Horniman we seemed to have cod piled high. All the food was beautifully cooked and well presented.
    After that, we didn't have room for the lemon tart that I had my eye on, just another round of drinks and coffee. All in all a very pleasant two hour Easter lunch.
    Service good. Food excellent. Prices good. Ambience excellent.

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