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The Commercial Tavern

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142-144 Commercial Street, London E1 6NU, England
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ravenna, Italy
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to stop for dinner and drinks if you're on your way out to Shoreditch. Literally the only pub I've ever been to that plays Bruce Springsteen, you can't go wrong with that. Excellent and cheap pizzas, nice international vibes, highly recommend it. The only downside is that they close too early.

Thank Thommm1994
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263 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and helpful service, an amazing selection of drinks, the mulled wine and cider a lovely touch. My only negative comment would be it was very cold,

Thank Simba3262
London, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clip clopped over the road from Hawksmoor, it's opposite. Good selection of wines and cocktails, reasonably priced for the area. However, what made it for me was the very original decor, full marks on that. Mixed clientele, more Essex boys in the evening, which was amusing when they tried to chat us up. Bar staff v. good and very obviously... More 

Thank PaulaMellon
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Really great venue, however their telephone number doesn't work nor do they have a website, so booking the venue needs to be in person. Upstairs is awesome, large enough for fairly big groups. I do find it very loud though, so people end up yelling. Downstairs is the opposite, with battened down windows and dark wood, feels very private. Love... More 

Thank FazJak
Prague, Czech Republic
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Its alright to pop by here for a beer. They offer interesting drinks and the guests are rather young and stylish folks. The atmosphere is a bit dark.

Thank Sebastian S
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you want a place to meet up and impress with a local come point this is the spot! Good selection of ales and beers and wines. Tables outside even get the sun late on. The upstairs is particularly beautiful with all original ceilings, fixtures and windows...gorgeous!

Thank lfaulks2000
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Went here previously - were disappointed? Go back - lovely, friendly new team. Great choice of drinks, cocktails and sour dough pizza.

Thank nicholakerr
North Buckinghamshire
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104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped for a couple of beers and a cider. Totally bowled over (husband) by the choice of beers (with tasters). Helpful staff, fun decor.

Thank pris0nbreak
Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This pub was a lovely little old pub with quirky features, we didn't eat but did see the pizzas being served to the table next to us and they looked delicious well worth a visit

Thank chezzabain
Essex, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Great vibe , quirky decor and the sun pours though the Windows. Light and airy with the feel of a classic London pub... Will return again! Also very friendly staff offering great wine suggesting and even a little taste 😉

Thank FoodieSocialite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142-144 Commercial Street, London E1 6NU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Spitalfields
  • Neighbourhood: Spitalfields

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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