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
Located right behind Trafalgar Square, this is an excellent respite from all the tourists and grime of the inner city. However, like most places located this close to the main city, the food isn't superb. It's pretty good- I got the chicken and ham pie and though it was tasty it seemed like it had maybe been pre made and then heated up right before it was served. The service and ambience are...more
My party of 5 arrived just as they opened. A sandwich sign was at the entrance advertising their delicious food. We were seated and went to the bar to order. We were informed that they only sold food upstairs.
We walked up the stairs and had a seat. The waiter informed us there was a party of 58 coming in soon so we would have to order quickly.
I quickly went to the bar to order....more
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.
TIPS for Americans: if you are...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 behind 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