Nestled between the City and Spitalfields market The Kings Stores has undergone a major refurbishment and has been repositioned as a stylish pub and 1st floor dining room. The restaurant focusing on seasonal local produce with its open kitchen and 35 cover dining room is set to become part of East London’s already thriving restaurant scene. The Pub’s regal sounding name was adopted as a result of the site’s historical past. The actual location was, during the reign of Henry VIII, a munitions storage depot for the English armies. This stretched to Spitalfields Market and beyond. On visiting this area you will notice that many of the street names and some businesses have titles that relate to this era in London’s historical and somewhat colourful past. The present site was rebuilt in 1902 and retains its many characteristics.
£25 and under
A good place to escape the major City / Shoreditch hordes, located just slightly off the beaten path.
The decor is composed of a mixture of exposed brick , dark wood, and vintage touches...a sort of 'modern traditional pub' feel. Beer and ale selection is excellent and includes local brews such as Shoreditch and Camden Ales.
The music is usually palatable as well, eschewing the traditional...more
Attractive pub, all dark woods and exposed brickwork inside. We were there one Saturday lunchtime; it was buzzing but not too busy and certainly easier to get a seat than other places nearer Spitalfields.
The beer, based on a recommendation from the waitress, was great. Food was more mixed. The goat cheese salad was very well received, as were the cheese sandwiches (although the 'aged...more
Hmmm... I'm torn. Has the makings of a great pub, this. Impressive beer and ale selection (I wanted to try them all), and the interior is nice enough, just the right side of the wipe-dry wooden look. It's a big place, and has an upstairs just for dining too. Perhaps they're known for their food offerings, but there was little to suggest that. Its location tends to make it a post-work drinking...more
Average London Pub
So we stumbled across this place during a tour of Spitalfields Market - obviously we took a wrong turning somewhere.... It has a pleasant first impression, warm and modern, but not too trendy. Lots of wood, and a huge club table in the middle ideal for groups. The ground floor is broken into two sections, the main bar area and then an area set for diners. The menu seemed...more
I came to Kings Stores for dinner just before Christmas. The setting in the small alleyways between Liverpool Street station and Spitalfield's market is great, it feels like there could have been a pub on the site for hundreds of years. Inside is aesthetically pleasing with exposed brickwork on the walls.
The beer is standard pub fare. The food tries to be of the gastro pub variety but is...more