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39 Queen Victoria Street, London, London, EC4N 4SF
This good seafood restaurant is possibly London's oldest and has for long been a City institution - it opened in 1889 (although the ‘original’ opened in Islington in 1830).. The food on offer is very traditional. So expect the likes of 'Potted Shrimps'; 'Oysters' (natives in season); 'Soused Herrings'; 'Potted Shrimps' and top-quality smoked salmon.

Maybe follow with the fish choice of the day, 'Dressed Crab'; 'Skate with Black Butter' or perhaps grilled or poached Halibut.Perhaps squeeze in a savoury - such as 'Welsh Rabbit' or 'Herring Roes on Toast'; before finishing with the likes of 'Baked Jam Roll' and suchlike.

Arrive early, as no bookings are taken, but unless wishing to have a full meal in the dining room, the eating bar space turns over quickly - so your wait might not be as long as you think.

Other Details

  • Food Style: Seafood
  • Lunch: Mon-Fri 11.30-14.30, mains about £18 to £38 plus vegetables
  • Dinner: Closed
  • Wine: for obvious reasons, white dominate the list which kicks off at in the low £30's. Black Velvet (Champagne and Guiness), here served in a tanker, is very popular
  • Children's portions: No
  • Wheelchair access: With difficulty, but not lavatory
  • Nearest station: Mansion House Underground, Cannon Street Underground and Rail
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Closed: Dinner each day; Sat & Sun L

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Contact Details

Tel: 020-7248 3062
Address: 39 Queen Victoria Street, London, London, EC4N 4SF