The Old Shades

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The Old Shades

37 Whitehall
+44 (0)20 7839 8577
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground
Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Shades

1.0 out of 5 19 April 2016
by Yvonne L.

I've recently found my old account for Yelp and I'm in the midst of transferring over my reviews. The rating and the review are exactly the same so their overall review didn't change as I've deleted my reviews from my old account and it's not inactive. Reposting the old reviews with my previous ratings was the only way I can transfer these over unfortunately.

Review date: 1/19/2011...more

3.0 out of 5 13 February 2016
by Tish D.

My daughter and I were on a tour and this was close to Westminster and Thames River. We were on our own for lunch and found this cute Pub, not crowded and had a great cozy atmosphere. Was sick of having fish and chips again so I tried the crab cakes and my daughter had the BLT. The bacon on the BLT was not like American bacon at all, thicker, less fatty and much chewier, almost like soft...more

4.0 out of 5 2 February 2016
by Lesley M.

Mulled Wine in December was my cup of tea! I also loved the bottled fruit beers they had; I believed there were from Sweden. My husband and I came in late, after the kitchen closed, and the booths were very comfortable. Considering it was a pub, it was the one of the more clean bathrooms in London.more

4.0 out of 5 31 January 2016
by Jason M.

Very cozy, quintessential English pub.

We went here just for a drink or two, and they really knew how to beat the winter blues. Mulled wine and an absolutely delicious half liter of cider? Yes please. December all year please! (well, not really).

I did notice the menu was unique, i.e. none of that "Taylor Walker" nonsense present at many of London's formerly-crappier kitchens. Perhaps next...more

3.0 out of 5 7 June 2015
by Dale H.

It was our last day in London. It was bitterly cold, gray, and raining. We were weary from a morning of soggy sightseeing and were ready for lunch. The Old Shades looked cozy, warm, and inviting, so we came in to dry off, relax, and enjoy a light meal.

We both ordered the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken, quail eggs, and crispy parma ham.

It took a while to get our food by American...more

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