The Old Shades

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The Old Shades

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

3.0 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Old Shades

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

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

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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