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The Wellington

351 Strand, London, WC2R 0HS +44 2081281628

(((() British
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday: 10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 23:30
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30

We booked the afternoon tea and it was perfect! Warm scones freshly out of the oven, delicious finger sandwiches and some little sweet extra treats. Would do it again any time! Cute location close to the river.

Vivien Hentschke 27 March 2017
from London

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Close to Covent Garden and the Courtauld Gallery, The Wellington is a traditional London pub dating back to 1903. Boasting an attractive neo-gothic exterior and a long wooden bar, as well as pavement dining in the summer, the pub serves a long menu of delicious British dishes.

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 Wellington menu is complemented by a rotating selection of pie, sausage & chop and fish specials for each season.

The Wellington 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.

The Wellington on the Strand is an 8-minute walk from Temple Tube Station.

The Wellington

351 Strand, London, WC2R 0HS

Contact +44 2078362789
Reservations +44 2081281628

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Customer reviews for The Wellington

4.4 (((() (based on 64 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (45)
  • value (34)
  • lunch (28)
  • afternoon tea (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • views (8)
  • private dining (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • business (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • trendy (1)
  • (**** 17 April 2017 by Sheryl Wilson from Reading

    Food was awful my gammon was so dry i couldnt cut it and my sons hunters chicken was dry too
    Be careful as service charge is added to bill and i didnt pay it
    Man next to me had steak and his was dry too
    This place is ok for a drink but its a typical pub chain for food which is not cooked. Its heated up
    The pies looked ok.

  • ((((* 10 April 2017 by Gina from Aylesbury

    I had the Gin Afternoon Tea and my friend had the prosecco ones.
    Was very nice indeed, was very nice they allowed my friend to have a coffee instead of a tea as alot of places in the past charged extra for this.

    The scones, cakes were lovely. Loved the fact the scones were nice and warm!!!
    The sandwiches were nice to, but the bread was a little dry and the ham and mustard slices, just didn't have enough filling for my liking.

    The service was a little slow, but we wasn't in a rush and worry about it.

    Overall was a lovely afternoon tea, we definitely want to come back with our boyfriends as my friends partner loves his ales.
    If we came again is there an option to change the fillings of the sandwiches?

    Thankyou again ??


  • ((((* 10 April 2017 by Ingvild Tennfjord from Oslo

    Surprisingly good food, great service!

  • ((((( 27 March 2017 by Vivien Hentschke from London

    We booked the afternoon tea and it was perfect! Warm scones freshly out of the oven, delicious finger sandwiches and some little sweet extra treats. Would do it again any time! Cute location close to the river.

  • ((((( 17 March 2017 by Ceri Gilhespy from Hexham

    The whole meal was absolutely fantastic - the pie speciality menu was an unexpected surprise, but both of us ordered from the selection. The venison pie was delicious, as was the chicken. Vegetables were cooked perfectly, lovely mash and we ordered a side of chips which were also excellent. Too full for dessert, unfortunately, but plenty of lovely sounding dishes to choose from. Rhubarb gin and tonics for us both, too, and so reasonably priced for London. And what a great location - right next door to the theatre we had tickets booked for! We booked a table in advance and I was glad we did as the tables filled up fast. Superb service, warn and inviting atmosphere and great food - couldn't ask for more! Highly recommended.

  • ((((( 26 February 2017 by Paula Brockwell from Reigate

    An excellent evening spent in a beautiful pub. Lovely dining experience. Waiters attentive and food exceptional. I would recommend you book as we 6 did. We will visit again

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Margaret Graham from High Wycombe

    Brilliant as always. Jose always is a pal, and Becky was as attentive as usual. Everyone loves the Wellie. Everyone I take, goes back on their own, sometimes not asking me too. How very dare they! Great food, atmosphere, position, on the Strand, near the theatres - great for lunch before a matinee, or we went after seeing The Girls musical on 18th. All eight of us. Nothing phases the Wellie. And go to see the show. Simply wonderful. Worth the walk from the Wellie - 15 minutes. Often have a celebratory lunch when I have a book coming out, with about 10 to 12 people. Never been thrown out yet!

  • ((((* 1 February 2017 by Neil Williamson from Diss

    Good service, adequate proportions, tasty food. Enjoyable post-theatre meal in the early evening. Beef Pie was excellent. Presentation of food not great, and the butter was too hard to spread on my partner's sour dough bread served with the smoked salmon. Why do restaurants do this?

  • ((((* 8 January 2017 by Debbie O'brien from Bishop's Stortford

    Service was really good and friendly. We all had different meals and the food was great especially the chicken, mushroom and leek suet pudding. Great choice of food on the menu so something for everyone.

  • (((** 21 December 2016 by John Gwathmey from London

    The Wellington is charming, service was excellent and the food was good.

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