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48 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BS +44 2077686204

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  • Porcupine - London
  • Porcupine - London
  • Porcupine - London
  • Porcupine - London
  • Porcupine - London
  • Porcupine - London
Main course: £15
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 23:30
Friday to Saturday: 10:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 23:00

Fabulous food (always good but yesterday was even better). We really like this pub, it's cosy, friendly staff, good choive oif drinks and great food.

Jenny Wynter 16 February 2017
from Kent

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Within easy walking reach of London world-famous Theatreland, the Porcupine dates back to 1725. With a covered outdoor seating area for sipping ice-cold beers and watching the world go by on sunny days, the traditional pub serves hearty British food in a welcoming environment.

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

The Porcupine 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.

Porcupine in Leicester Square is under a minute’s walk from Leicester Square Tube Station. Covent Garden is just a 4-minute walk away.


48 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0BS

Contact +44 7528779650
Reservations +44 2077686204

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Customer reviews for Porcupine

4.2 (((() (based on 16 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (12)
  • lunch (10)
  • value (6)
  • views (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • entertainment (1)
  • private dining (1)
  • romantic (1)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by David Aston from Croydon

    The Christmas lunch was very good both in content and value. I shall place a more detailed appraisal on Trip Advisor of which I have had over 20,000 views.

  • ((((* 7 June 2017 by Darren Saunders from Rainham

    Good service food came very quickly great range of drinks

  • ((((( 16 February 2017 by Jenny Wynter from Kent

    Fabulous food (always good but yesterday was even better). We really like this pub, it's cosy, friendly staff, good choive oif drinks and great food.

  • ((((* 5 December 2016 by Andrei Butucaru from Surbiton

    Very nice food and good selection of wines

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Michelle Hinder from London


  • ((((( 4 July 2016 by Gill Hoggan from London

    Very good service, very attentive, we complained about the chips being cold and the waitress was very helpful and brought seem fresh cooked chips and keep coming back to apologise, when we asked for the bill she mentioned that they would be a discount and they took 20% off the food bill.

  • ((((* 2 July 2016 by Wendy Magson from Crawley

    We had family from Newcastle visiting and we had found this pub a few years ago . The food was excellent we had the Chicken ,Fish and Crab . The service was excellent even if the girl was very busy .Only one thing we were not offered the pre theather menu,but we did ask and it was no problem

  • ((((( 26 June 2016 by Marie Castelain from Villeneuve d ascq

    Very good restaurant.

  • (((** 5 April 2016 by Carol Pavlis from The porcupine charing cross road

    Food was not very tasty. I was disappointed at the very limited menu for the LOVEtheatre vouchers having looked at the restaurant online.

  • ((((( 23 February 2016 by Laura Ambrose from London Borough of Hillingdon

    Had lunch there with a 30% off food voucher. Still able to choose from whole menu even with voucher. Great choice of food and drinks. Dining area nice and clean, staff were very nice and the service was quick. Really enjoyed the food and would go back again.

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