The Old Shades

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37 Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2BX

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The Old Shades

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


3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Shades

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

5.0 out of 5 27 September 2013
by Rob M.

Dropped in here for lunch after walking around the local attractions. For the life of me, can't figure out why, but it was absolutely empty, which was fine. Had a great lunch of sandwiches (club and salt beef), and really enjoyed the decor. Service was prompt and friendly, and prices were not exorbitant particularly considering the tourist attractions nearby.

Really appreciated this NOT...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

4.0 out of 5 19 May 2013
by Jeanette M.

I thought this place was lovely; I'm sorry some people had negative experiences here.

When we went the pub it was pretty quiet, which was a nice change of pace for such a heavily touristed area.

Service was friendly, and food was good. Loved their fish and chips! Fried to a perfect golden brown, but not greasy, and the chips were awesome. The seared tuna nicoise, which I opted for, was also...more

4.0 out of 5 6 April 2013
by Alex S.

I thought this place was pretty good! It was one of the few places open on Christmas, and it didn't take too long to get seated even though it was completely packed.

It was my first time in London, so obviously I got Fish & Chips, and I really liked it!

The fish were tender and juicy on the inside, crispy on the outside, without too much batter fat-padding. And the chips were thick,...more