The Covent Garden/Leicester Square location is unbeatable, and the ornate exterior and interior is unmistakably Victorian—ostentatious, just-how-drunk-was-the-designer Victorian, to be precise. Thrill to the Grecian urns in the brilliant-cut glass, the pressed-copper tables, and the nymphs entwined in the bronze lamps. Long a haunt of the city’s theatrical community, it’s now a suitable pit stop for any West End exploration. If you want food, try the “pie and a pint” including mashed potatoes, seasonal veggies, gravy, and beer, for £9.50—although it does burgers and fish and chips, too.
90 St Martin’s Lane, WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Piccadilly Circus & Leicester Square Hours Mon–Wed 11am–11pm, Thurs 11am–11:30pm, Fri 11am–midnight, Sat noon–midnight, Sun noon–10:30pm Transportation Tube: Leicester Square Phone 020/7836-5863 Cuisine Type Pub Web site The Salisbury
Map90 St Martin’s Lane, WC2 London
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