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The Old Shades

#711 of 1,346 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Good fish and chips.

We came here for lunch and had the fish and chips. The fish was fresh and the batter was well... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Maple Ridge, Canada
via mobile
Nice pub

Were here just for a drink. It is a nice pub and the beer was very good, but the service lacked... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Thomas O
via mobile
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  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
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1 Jul 2018
“Good fish and chips. ”
29 Apr 2018
“Nice pub”
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37 Whitehall, London SW1A 2BX, England
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Just sitting in the old shades now great food great beer and friendly service. We’ve just eaten fish and chips with a pint for £13.50 great value for money

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for lunch and had the fish and chips. The fish was fresh and the batter was well seasoned to perfection. Good chips and selection of beers also!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Were here just for a drink. It is a nice pub and the beer was very good, but the service lacked. They were there immediately when we entered the door but when we wanted to pay they were not to be seen. It seemed like...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a splendid lunch with my Mum here. Reasonably priced considering it's location. Cocktails were great and food was decent (the chunky chips are particularly good). Our server, Emily, was friendly and attentive, and made us feel very welcome. The 20% off lunch deal is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I do like this place and you get a good pint in there but again like last year I feel there should be more bar staff on when this event is happening ... in the end I left because it was four deep at the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DuncanG831
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I visit London quite often, it has become a bit of a tradition to visit The Old Shades after venturing in with a friend after being in the pub next door. Before around a month ago I would have recommended it to anyone. I took...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank geekbardzero
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Excellent food and service. I had the cod and chips and my partner had a rare steak. We both cleared our plates which says it all. The waitress was very attentive and the food and drinks came quickly. We have no problem recommending this pub,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Aud62Mark
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I must have walked past this place a dozen times and always thought it was a restaurant. Popped in with friends recently and was surprised by the character of the place. Helpful and friendly staff too!

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank chrish82
Reviewed 25 October 2015

While in Central London I would recommend the eating here. The fish n chips were the best I had on my trip!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank ZippyF1
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Beyond awful, inedible, over-priced muck (it doesn't deserve to be called food) which took far too long to arrive. Poor service, half the drinks on the bar were not actually available but no one saw fit to remove them or even turn the pump clips...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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