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.
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29 St. Martin's LaneCharing CrossLondonWC2N 4ER
- +44 (0)20 7836 1401
- Public transport:
- Leicester Square, Underground
Lovely setting, and such a peaceful respite from the crowds just below. I expected it to be a lovely, atmospheric pub. But, I did NOT expect for the food to be as good as it was. Mind, the vegetables had been nuked to be re-heated (as was my entree, likely). But, it was still tasty and affordable, and a far cry above what you could get from nearby eatery, Pret.
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One of my favorite London pubs since 2005.
Every year in the summer I'm visiting London for the Proms (and, more recently, for the CAMRA Great National Beer Festival) - and every time I'll stop by The Chandos at least half a dozen times - it's one of my favorite pubs in the British capital (the other is the Mad Bishop and Bear atop Paddington Station).
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This pub is one of my favourites. Despite being so central there are often free seats, due to their inventive and practical use of the upstairs area, e.g. using the windowsills as seats.
The drink is very reasonably priced. So is the food, which is also pretty decent.more
Nice location close to Trafalgar Square, comfy seating, very friendly staff - many from Australia, pub lunch menu around 5/8 pounds the meal and 4 pounds for a pint. I even needed to charge my phone and the bar man offered to charge it inside the counter ;)more
Went here because Rick Steves recommended it in his book. And of course the minute I walk in I see other people in there with Rick Steves books.....go figure lol. But of course, I also saw a lot of locals grabbing a drink after work and socializing. Aka....IT WAS PACKED DURING HAPPY HOUR TIME lol. We had to creep and stalk for a while before we got a table upstairs.
The place is a very...more