The Old Shades

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The Old Shades

37 Whitehall
+44 (0)20 7839 8577
Public transport:
Charing Cross, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Shades

1.0 out of 5 15 February 2015
by Gary M.

Worst service in the history of anything. Incredibly bad! I'd avoid at all costs. Staff seem to think wandering around trying to look good is more important than actually serving anyone.more

3.0 out of 5 31 December 2014
by Rose L.

Nice old bar feel - we tried the salmon Ni├žoise salad & corned beef. All were fine. Service was good. And they r located conveniently on the main drag outside downing st & the tourist attractions.more

4.0 out of 5 17 October 2014
by Olivia H.

Great Pub! After a long day of sightseeing I found this spot while I was on the way back to my hotel. The staff was extremely nice and friendly. I ordered a lamb dish which was incredible and I asked the waited for advice about the best wine to have with the dish and the wine he selected was absolutely perfect! It was an amazing South African wine.

Advice try the Lamb! and they have a desert...more

5.0 out of 5 13 May 2014
by Tim M.

Had a great meal and a few pints with a colleague. She had the fish and chips with mashed peas. I had corned beef hash with a poached egg. The place was pretty empty on a Monday at around 9pm - which suited us fine.

Found this place on the recommendation of a bartender at one of the *many* pubs no longer serving food at that late (?) hour. Thankfully he pointed us to the Old Shades.

If you...more

4.0 out of 5 18 August 2013
by Kevin D.

I found this place on my first trip to London and have visited it every time since! I even got to bring my wife and daughter to experience the awesome Fish & Chips!

I am not really sure what all the negativity is all about, but u am a rookie pub goer and simple come here for the food! Staff if friendly and service is pretty quick for London :)more

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