The Porcupine


A member of the iconic fleet dating back to 1873, Nicholson's offers timeless British pub hospitality. A fine stock of smooth and silky cask ales are pulled at the bar, while homely British classics are served in the dining room. The carefully chosen wine list brings together some great international bottles, while a Cask Ale Club is offered for any true beer aficionados.

Average main course: £15.00 (USD18.38) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD30.64) per diner

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The Porcupine

48 Charing Cross Road
Leicester Square
+44 (0)20 7379 9855
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 31 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Porcupine

4.0 out of 5 7 September 2016
by Gene G.

Loved this place. First time in London and wanted to try something local. We were eating upstairs, had meat pie and lamb chop with mint sauce - both were delicious. Kids also enjoyed their burgers. Service was very friendly. Upstairs dining room is small and cozy, downstairs pub was busy with live music playing.more

5.0 out of 5 17 August 2016
by J C.

The Porcupine has the best fish and chips in the city. The portions are very generous. Servers are kind and efficient. They also have a nice selection of beers.more

3.0 out of 5 22 December 2015
by Melly M.

I met a friend for lunch on Sunday (should have been friends the plural but my friends are rather magnificent at understating how long it will take them to arrive anywhere) and after wasting some time waiting for the late comers outside of Leicester Square station, we decided to head to the first pub in view as pub grub was very much the order of the day.

We were pleasantly surprised to find...more

5.0 out of 5 25 October 2015
by Beverly D.

Across from Hippodrome Casino. Almost time to watch The Saints play. Needed some lunch. GREAT fish & chips. Roast pork belly outstanding.more

3.0 out of 5 9 March 2015
by Bianca W.

I met here with a couple of friends before going to see Ghost Stories. They have an upstairs dining room that is quite comfortable with a noise level that makes it possible to talk to each other without yelling, so that's a plus!

The food was decent to average pub fair, nothing surprising there as most pubs in London, whether chain pub or standalone, seem to offer the same decent, unremarkable...more

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