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The Old Shades
37 WhitehallWestminsterLondonSW1A 2BX
- +44 (0)20 7839 8577
- Public transport:
- Charing Cross, Underground
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
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
Nice old bar feel - we tried the salmon Niçoise 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
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
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