Public Houses in London
16 Elia Street
Well, I had a nice time here, very decent lunch meals.
Robert Paterson - 14/11/2012 | report this review
Average meals. Kept me waiting for too long.
Dell Sabini - 27/10/2012 | report this review
DO NOT GO HERE. Upon visiting the pub to ask what time they served lunch we were very rudely told they weren't open yet. We managed to find out that, as they don't take bookings, we should arrive early as the pub itself is quite small. So we arrived in good time (midday) on the day in question, to find no-one else there until half an hour later, not all of whom were eating. We ordered our lunches, one of the group requesting the lamb to be cooked through as she was pregnant. The waiter curtly responded that the lamb comes medium/rare and that therefore our friend did not then have the right to complain if it was overdone. We then were told that the mushroom tart was not in fact a tart but mushrooms on toast, and the new potatoes with the mackerel would be replaced by toast also. One of the group asked if he could have a potato side dish, to be told abruptly "no" as they don't do sides. So we finished our meals (admittedly a mistake) and then decided we would politely ask if our bill could be reduced as half the menu was replaced with toast. The staff were not only extrememly rude in their response but tried to charge us for an extra main, presumably not expecting us to actually check our bill. Like I say, DO NOT COME HERE.
A User - 03/05/2009 | report this review
I brought a visitor from Belgium here for Sunday roast as she wanted a traditional English meal. The Charles Lamb didn't disappoint - the roast beef was perfectly cooked (nice and rare in the middle), and the Yorkshire puddings were the best I've had (I normally don't bother with them as they fill me up with nothing, but this time I didn't leave a scrap!).Service was friendly and quick, Mancho the dog was cute. The pub doesn't take bookings. We arrived just after they opened at midday and had no trouble getting a table. In fact the place was virtually empty so atmosphere was a little weak - if you arrive around 1pm, you shouldn't have to wait long for a table, and there'll be others in the pub to create its homely feel.Definitely worth a visit for a roast.
A User - 04/02/2009 | report this review
This is my favourite pub in Angel and it's 2 minutes walk from my work. Established in 1839, it remains true to it's original form but includes signs on the wall asking you not to feed Mascha, the friendly little staffordshire bull terrier, who meanders though the tables with a colourful scarf round her neck (she even has her own myspace page)A little background knowledge: The pub changed it's name in 2005 in honour of the early essayist who lived round the corner, he was best know for his Essays of Elia' (the road the pub is on and his pen name). It's a free house with wi-fi and serves great ales and beers on draft. Plus yummy ciders, perrys and international beers by the bottle, (my favourite, Breton cider is served here!) The food is above average gastopub (runner up for best gastropub by Timeout 06) for below average prices.There's plenty of outside seating, though the road outside is so quiet people often stand on it's side and sit on the footpath catching the last of the sun. Thereâ€˜s pretty planter boxes with potted colour in the window (this is what drew me n the first time), making this quite possibly the cutest pub in Angel, this is added to by the petite wooden dining room on the right when you walk in. I'd have to say my pick of the mains we tried was the cottage pie followed by the fish pie then my Lamb merguez sausages with puy lentils and crÃ¨me fraÃ®che (my love affair with lentils continues). The kitchen is open 6 till 9 for supper and they do a Sunday roast from 1-6, though I haven't tried it.The wine list in a mix of old and new world and it's served by the glass, carafe and bottle. They hold a wine club and a supper club so check the website for details. This place is definitely worth a trip this weekend then I'd have to suggest a casual walk on the Regents canal.
A User - 07/05/2007 | report this review
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