The Bear & Staff


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: £12.00 (USD14.71) per diner
Average food spend: £25.00 (USD30.64) per diner

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96% customer satisfaction rate

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The Bear & Staff

11-12 Bear Street
London Chinatown
+44 (0)20 7321 0814
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 30 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Bear & Staff

5.0 out of 5 23 May 2016
by Kimberley F.

Stopped in on a random Thursday in November while we were visiting London on holiday. It looked very crowded from the outside which is always a good sign. We initially were only going to have a beer on the main level, however we ended up going upstairs for a sit-down. It is rather small, but oh so cozy and we were seated right away. Staff was super friendly and the people in the pub were super...more

4.0 out of 5 24 April 2016
by Jillian M.

My friends and I stopped into The Bear and Staff on a Sunday afternoon around 2:30 for lunch. The dining room is upstairs and somewhat small, so I would recommend a reservation no matter what time you plan to go. We only got a table because a reservation did not show up.

They had about nine beers on tap, including some of their own. There is a full bar as well. I ordered the quinoa and bean...more

5.0 out of 5 25 September 2015
by Hayley H.

Excellent pub to have a pre dinner or pre theater drink! This has been my go-to pub before dinner at J Sheeky and it's an great meeting location if your planning on spending the evening in Covent Garden. They have Aspal cider on tap, so for you cider lovers, don't miss it!more

1.0 out of 5 25 May 2015
by Ristan R.

Ever wanted to try a Sunday Roast, but the one at The Bear & Staff was definitely my last one!

It was very thin and more than well done beef meat in a very bad quality. The vegetables also were overcooked, totally ruined and shortly before not eatable. Even worse were the potatoes, it's one thing to have them crispy, but more than half of them burnt so black no one want's to eat them not even...more

4.0 out of 5 19 May 2014
by Anthony D.

First restaurant/pub I have been in London and I was seduced by the food and the staff. I went to the UK with a bad idea about London's food but after this restaurant I changed my mind.

The fish & chips were fresh and good, looking nice in the plate, the beer was very good too. Price are OK, we are in London so we know it is not going to be cheap but this restaurant was not that expensive...more

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