The Porcupine

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Minutes away from Leicester Square and Covent Garden, The Porcupine is approaching its 300th birthday. Having been developed tastefully over the years, it is now part of the Nicholson collection of historic pubs serving great British classics and comfort food, from fish finger sandwiches to steak and ale pie.


Average main course £15.00 per diner
Average food spend £25.00 per diner

Venue Details & Map

The Porcupine

48 Charing Cross Road
+44 (0)20 7379 9855
Public transport:
Leicester Square, Underground

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 39 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Porcupine

4.0 out of 5
18 May 2017
by Rick B.

Basic pub (in a convenient location) with extra history!

The dinner crowd fills the place up, so get here before the working class gets off work! Standard beef and fish dishes, with basic sides like potatoes and corn. Carnivorous men (like me) eat here.

In addition to the standard ales and beets, they have a wide variety of gins. In fact; the gin selection is so huge, I temporarily... more

3.0 out of 5
03 March 2018
by Erica H.

Solid three stars for the fish and chips + local beers. Cozy spot. Prompt service. That's really it. I'd come again. But I wouldn't bust down doors to get here if I was only in London for a few hours. more

3.0 out of 5
09 March 2018
by Richard H.

Met Gorgeous George the barkeep, chatted w/ a Canadian and a Lithuanian, had an Amber Ale, spending the time before going to the play and enjoying this lovely place that is smelly good music loud great location central piccadilly theatrr housew surrounding send in lots of lads and ladies local people too so fun so good excited to see the show! Thanks xx more

4.0 out of 5
16 July 2017
by Ellen A.

We were seated at a small table under a window on the second floor. It was charming and, though crowded, not unduly noisy. My coronation chicken pie was delicious and substantial. Cider was cold and fresh. It was a lovely evening and I will return next time I'm in London. more

4.0 out of 5
23 October 2016
by Robert R.

My wife & I stayed in an apartment two doors down from this pub. Every night after spending the day roaming around London we would stop in for a drink. We didn't eat there but we really liked spending time here every night. more

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