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The Old Shades
37 WhitehallWestminsterLondonSW1A 2BX
- +44 (0)20 7839 8577
- Public transport:
- Charing Cross, Underground
The food was average, not our best meal in London. Service was terrible, she never came to see if our food was good or if I wanted a refill on my drink. 2 stars for ambience.more
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
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
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
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