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Ye Olde Watling

29 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR +44 2081281303

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Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 23:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 20:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 17:00

Lovely staff and excellent food

Norah Doherty 22 May 2016
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Said to be built from old ships' timbers by Sir Christopher Wren, Ye Olde Watling dates back to 1668. One claim to fame is that its upstairs rooms were used as a drawing office during the building of London’s St Paul's Cathedral, which is just a 5-minute walk away.

With Nicholson’s pubs first established in 1873, the fleet has become synonymous with warm hospitality, hearty pub food and a speciality stock of ales. Constantly featuring recipes are bolstered by a seasonally-changing range of specials on the Nicholson’s menu, with favourites including home-breaded chicken Kiev, or a sharing cottage pie. Also enjoy old-school desserts and nourishing breakfasts.

At the Nicholson’s bar, expect to find 25 guest ales changing with the seasons, a resident cask master, and carefully-matched ale and food pairing suggestions. Compiled with equal care, the Olde Watling drinks list features easy drinking wines, artisan soft drinks and classic cocktail mixes.

Ye Olde Watling in St Paul’s is just a 2-minute walk from Mansion House Tube Station.

Ye Olde Watling

29 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BR

Contact +44 2072488935
Reservations +44 2081281303

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4.3 (((() (based on 3 reviews)
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    Lovely food

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    Warm welcome from Jackie; table ready and waiting even though we were a little early. She was extremely helpful and the only hold-up was waiting for the ice to come up from the bar for our pre-lunch drinks, for which she apologised. No pressure on us throughout the meal and very pleased to have her recommendations as regards wines. Pity about the roadworks outside though with the constant pneumatic drill noise which evidently just started before opening time and had been quiet all morning! Only other quibble was my guest's steak was fatty in the middle and so a bit tough; he asks the firm brings back the minute steak when the menu is re-vamped for the autumn.

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    Lovely staff and excellent food

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