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Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AX +44 2077686195

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Average
Main course: £12
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 00:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

Very Good. Staff excellent!

Michael 25 June 2017
from london

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Situated within easy reach of London’s Theatreland, The Bear & Staff is a traditional pub boasting a friendly atmosphere, a choice of ales and a modern twist on the traditional British menu. Housed in a building dating back to 1873 what is now our dining room was once a small theatre favoured by Charlie Chaplin, who occasionally used it for rehearsal space.

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

The Bear & Staff 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.

Bear & Staff in – Leicester Square is a minute’s walk from Leicester Square Tube Station and a 5-minute walk from Covent Garden Tube Station, Shaftesbury Avenue and Chinatown.

Bear & Staff

10-12 Bear Street, London, WC2H 7AX

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Customer reviews for Bear & Staff

4.2 ((((* (based on 26 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (14)
  • lunch (11)
  • value (11)
  • private dining (5)
  • views (4)
  • trendy (2)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • ((((( 7 March 2018 by Michele from London

    Excellent and efficient service combined with delicious Sunday roast vegetarian lunch made this a very pleasant experience. We had a window table which looked out over the theatres, and the tables were well separated, so no cramped sensations. Very good choice of wines by the glass. The restaurant is well appointed and spotlessly clean. Outstanding value for money.

  • (((** 21 December 2017 by Frank from London

    They were not aware of my booking and said 'Bookatable' had not informed them. The dining area upstairs is not open lunch times! Very few small tables in the pub but fortunately we managed to put two together. Food was decent pub fare and service was good. Prices reasonable. Overall atmosphere very good.

  • ((((( 25 June 2017 by Michael from london

    Very Good. Staff excellent!

  • ((((* 23 June 2017 by John from London

    Very friendly, good range of beers and great sausages !

  • ((((* 11 April 2017 by Vicky from London

    The restaurant is above the bar. Although it is a small place, the atmosphere was nice. The waiter was very attentive and efficient. Food was good and good value for money

  • ((((* 14 March 2017 by Jo from Oxford

    Lovely welcome. Really liked the old/traditional feel of the place. The lady server was a real fun character - makes a change from overly formal waiters. Food was good, served in a timely, but not rushed fashion. Really relaxed feel to the whole meal made it more enjoyable.

  • ((((( 13 March 2017 by Hayley from Suffolk

    Had a delicious meal at the Bear & Staff before seeing a musical. Fantastic menu, lots of choice and good value. We had a window seat so could take in the bustling streets below. Gemma was an excellent host, very friendly and extremely efficient. I would highly recommend this restaurant !

  • ((((( 17 February 2017 by Bridget from London

    Great atmosphere. Brilliant staff- Gemma down to earth and great

  • ((((* 23 January 2017 by John from London

    Great meat pie!!

  • (((** 8 December 2016 by Gerry from London

    Service excellent. Fish wasn't cooked properly. Four of our party left it. Given one free meal as compensation. Great room and view.

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