The Chandos


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.

Venue Details & Map

The Chandos

29 St. Martin's Lane
Charing Cross
+44 (0)20 7836 1401
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 97 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Chandos

4.0 out of 5 28 March 2016
by Simon C.

This is a Sam Smith brewery pub.. So the quality of drinks and food is top notch!

They have vegan ales and lagers,

Double Four and Sovereign are highly recommended.

If downstairs is full, you can usually find a seat upstairs (even if your not eating).

Good for one drink if you are passing by.. As it can be loud and busy due to it's location on the 'tourist trail'.more

4.0 out of 5 21 March 2016
by Dean P.

What a great place to escape from the traffic and crowds of Trafalgar Square. I prefer heading upstairs to the Opera room where there are cozy conversation areas in which to enjoy a great selection of beers and stouts, and I try to be there for lunch if possible. I love the fish and chips, but the bangers and mash are great as well. Friendly staff, prompt delivery from the kitchen, and the...more

2.0 out of 5 5 February 2016
by Ian G.

Sam Smith's pub in a very central location close to Trafalgar Square and Charing Cross railway station. The interior is nothing special, just your typical city centre pub. A great place to meet up with your mates before moving on somewhere better. Due to location, tends to get very busy.more

4.0 out of 5 2 February 2016
by Georgia J.

This is my favourite local haunt. As a Sam Smith pub my top picks will always be the fruity beers and a packet of their pork scratchings!

The upstairs has a cosy feel, especially if you can nab a sofa seat or one of the window perches for two.

Downstairs has more of a rough and ready vibe and works better for meets of big groups of people in my opinion!

Only frustrating part is there's...more

5.0 out of 5 13 July 2015
by Cathy B.

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

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