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The Water Rats

328 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, England
+44 20 7833 3312
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Good breakfast variety

I ate breakfast at The Water Rats for a few days whilst staying in the hotel next door. The food... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gemma D
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
ugh

After reading management's unprofessional replies to other negative comments I wasn't sure if I... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Vobro
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London
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The music club that hosted Bob Dylan in 1963. Live Venue, Gastro Pub, Breakfasts, Real Ales, Comedy Club, Live Bands, Cocktail Bar - Open 8.30am till Midnight 7 days a week - available for private hire and special events
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“the pub” (10 reviews)
“tune hotel” (5 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 01:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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328 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, England
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+44 20 7833 3312
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate breakfast at The Water Rats for a few days whilst staying in the hotel next door. The food was lovely, I especially enjoyed the yogurt, fruit and granola (yum). The place is nice and had news on the morning which I really liked...More

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After reading management's unprofessional replies to other negative comments I wasn't sure if I should write this, but here we go anyway. Came here to see my friend perform the other night - once we got through the doors to see him play everything was...More

Thank Vobro
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I visited here to watch a friend's band and was really impressed - they had a great performance space at the back and we had no complaints to make about the drinks or service. This was late in the evening, and in fact the rear...More

Thank camden95
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Our Live performances are well attended and many come along to support friends, family and those whom they are fans of but have not managed to see in an intimate space - we do have a great area to put on performances and are lucky...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have just returned from a 3 day break in London and each morning had breakfast at The Water Rats. The room was tastefully decorated, a mixture of comfortable chairs. Staff were pleasant, cheery and well presented. My husband had the full breakfast, quality bacon...More

Thank StocktonLass
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We are delighted to read that you had such a positive experience whilst visting us here at The Water Rats - indeed our breakfasts are varied and hopefully cater to all tastes and budgets, the Full English Breakfast is extremely popular with both locals and...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Food was a 6/10 but the service was slow and there seemed to be a reluctance to clear the tables , I got fed up waiting and cleared the table myself. I asked for a coffee and an Irish coffee and I gave up after...More

Thank Graham J
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for bringing your comments to our attention, we value all feedback, your information has been taken onboard, staff have been reminded that Irish Coffee is NOT on the menu and to make any customers aware that may ask for it that if we...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Me and my mom were randomly looking for dinner at quite a late time and we nearly missed this amazing pub before we were invited by the friendly staff to take a look at the menu. The pricing is absolutely unbeatable with such large portions...More

1  Thank Jiaqing L
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for coming here to write your glowing review, your comments about the service will definately be passed onto the staff, it is so nice to read that they are appreciated by our visiting customers who also go on to recommend us so highly...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went to The Water Rats for a comedy night last night. It took me an hour to drive there. The comedy room is at the back of the main room with a door separating the two. When I walked into the main room there were...More

1  Thank hyperion111977
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

You review although under the title of The Water Rats actually describes events that we cannot actually have control over, the traffic and the time it took to drive to the venue is beyond our control - the doors opening at 8.45pm is the opening...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Very good service and excellent food. Prices which, considering that it is London, are very fair and you certainly get more than you pay for. Would certainly recommend to anyone in the area!More

Thank Callum W
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you very much for your glowing recommendation, it is always a delight to read such positive reviews, your ''very good service'' and ''excellent food'' comments will be passed onto the staff - pricing - we hope to continue to be very competitive for a...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Popped in on the off chance on a Sunday afternoon to enquire wether they had a vegetarian Sunday roast option. Informed there was nut roast on the menu but told to allow 30 minutes for its preparation. Agreed to return in 30 minutes yet when...More

1  Thank Charles B
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

It is with great disappointment that we read your very negative review of us here at The Water Rats, despite you leaving our premises without paying a penny (which you admit in your review) for any aspect of the service, produce or attention that you...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Plenty of live music with great staff and a good range of beers. Also ate breakfast here the next morning. Full English was £10 but as I was staying in the hotel next door I got a 50% discount. Well worth a visit.More

Thank DN918
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your review and your recommendation, it is always most encouraging to read the staff are 'great' and your comment will be passed onto them - our beers and real ales are a favourite with many regulars and those just popping in whilst...More

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I am not sure exactly. But the staff are helpful and I feel sure they would sort something!
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