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Black Friar

174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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Great place very quaint

Just popped in for a beer and it was great. Very busy on a Sunday night.. The only thing letting it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scuba2013
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Perth, Australia
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Busy monday

We had luckily pre booked as the restaurant was completely booked for 3 sittings. The bar had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sarah b
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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You will find The Blackfriar in Blackfriars London within a short stroll of Blackfriars Bridge, Upper Thames Street and Fleet Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Blackfriar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
City of London
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+44 20 7236 5474
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just popped in for a beer and it was great. Very busy on a Sunday night.. The only thing letting it down was the toilets.. Urinal full of urine and no way to flush so had to hold my breath...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had luckily pre booked as the restaurant was completely booked for 3 sittings. The bar had a lovely buzz and was really busy. The food was traditional pub pie and mash. The highlight is the internal quirkiness and our waitress gave us a leaflet...More

Thank sarah b
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always loved this iconic pub, which I have to say is one of my very favourites in London. Despite the threat of demolition in the sixties, this amazing pub has thrived ever since, & is well worth its highly-regarded reputation. It's a real eye-catcher...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a visual feast for lovers of art nouveau this is! Enjoy a drink while admiring the architecture and decoration of this lovely pub. All rich wood panels, stained glass and copper reliefs. The dining room is gorgeous with mosaic ceilings, huge mirrors, arches, and...More

Thank rosebug
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

The Black Friar pub is a lovely traditional pub which is full of character with great architecture,history plus a cosy and 'humorous' atmosphere. There is a good selection of food and drinks to choose from all of which are very reasonable priced plus the staff...More

Thank cyprusfan10
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The inside of this place is a national treasure. One of the most beautiful pub interiors I've ever seen. It has an "Arts & Crafts" interior - kind of a folk-medieval vibe which makes it appear much older than it actually is, it was a...More

Thank WorkerBeeMCR
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Another of the William Nicholson pub collection and once again I delighted in the visual fun that filled the building from its architecture to the carvings and artwork that decorated the walls which his pubs are known for. This one was "over the top' -in...More

Thank BeverlyBelury
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Very busy pub. Food was really good and there are lots of choices for drinks/wines and beers. Staff friendly. A lot of history attached to the pub with amazing carvings on the walls of friars and monks. Building is old and quirky, great find as...More

Thank 3WildThings
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This pub could be easily missed, tucked away next to Blackfriars Underground Station. What an amazing interior, it was very busy 5.00 pm on a Friday evening. We had booked a table in the small eating part of the pub and were shown to our...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Met with friends and thought this was a lovely pub, beautiful inside. Good choice of beers. Lived in London all my life & had never been here.

Thank AnnetteM30Annette
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