The Chandos has two bars - the downstairs one consisting of alcoves and bench tables while upstairs the Opera Room consists of sofas and glass-topped tables. A bar menu is available upstairs and baguettes are available downstairs. Catering for private parties is available upon request.
29 St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 4ER
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+44 (0)20 7836 1401
This place is a weird, mixed bag, but I love it all the same. Its location makes it an interesting cross-section for locals and tourists, and cheap beer makes it appealing even if you'd rather go someplace quieter.
My friend got slapped in the face by a drunk old man in this pub (while he often deserves to be smacked, this was not the case in this particular incident). It makes me laugh...more
First of all, because this is a Sam Smith's it automatically gets 3 stars. If that wasn't the rule, I'd probably have given The Chando's 2 stars. But, because you can rely on Sam Smith's for quality and good prices, 3 stars it is.
The pub itself is rather large and, on a Friday afternoon, pretty full but not insanely so. We were able to find a wee table in the back which pretty quickly...more
While visiting London for the Olympics just last week, I stopped by this bar because a friend of mine said it was the perfect spot for a beer with my boo boo (yes I did just call my SO that...)
I think we came here on an off-night (Sunday evening) and it was pretty empty. Call me dumb but I didn't think London had off-nights when it came to drinking.. but now I am informed and you should be...more
I stopped here for a snack in between a cultured-pack day in London. Or walking all over the city absorbing the beauty, culture and sights! Having had my experience in the George Inn, I headed straight to the bartender and asked for fish & chips and tea. Of course, I was promptly told that warm drinks are served upstairs!
Argh! Rules! I still had not mastered the British way!
I visited in 2009, and I still dream about the chicken and mushroom pie I had. I have yet to find anything similar in NY, but keep on searching. This pub was PACKED when I visited and I can see why. I loved the relaxed atmosphere and amazing food. Before leaving I snapped a picture of the pub so I can always remember this place and hopefully visit again!more