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The Crutched Friar

#3,931 of 17,887 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
City of London
Bar, British, Pub
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39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
+44 20 7488 3243
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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325 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good pub food, large portions, good service and (most surprising) normal provincial prices. Of course it was noisy but what do you expect in a C of L pub at the end of the working day?

Thank David S
Greenville, South Carolina
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This pub has the typical selection of good English beers. The food was good as well. Filling and tasty - but nothing to set it far apart from other good pubs. The place is clean and there are nice smaller rooms to sit in. I would go back here and eat here again as well. Try it. Not a bad... More 

Thank TravelingBikerdoc
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Popped in here for an afternoon drink before heading back to our hotel and decided to sample the tapas which was very good. Options of 3 dishes for £10 or 5 for £15. We went with 3 and had patatas bravas, grilled garlic prawns and chicken wings all of which were delicious.

Thank sunjue
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Don't bother with the bacon cheese burger. Clearly, not home made. If you want an awesome burger, go to the Draft House, 200 yrds away. My pint of Adnams was nice though.

Thank woter
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

6 of us went for a late lunch and we were well looked after by Sophie. We decided to pay for our drinks separately and split the meal and it was no problem to them. The ford was excellent - will definitely be back

Thank lindapr2015
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We went there for dinner, looking for traditionnal british atmosphere and meal. And it's what we were offered. The pies were very good, tasty, and served with vegetables. The red wine (Argentinian Malbec) I drank with it was good, even though a bit expensive. Very friendly and efficient service. Would definitely come back.

Thank Michel E
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

House wine does not mean the cheapest wine - do not be fooled! Always busy but you can always get a seat. Friendly and easy.

Thank SarahLondon1984
Luxembourg Province, Belgium
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were visiting the church close by and what a surprise the place is, very elegant, nice and clean toilets. We ordered different tapas, all wonderful but the chorizo with cider and honey was the best! Good beer, good food. It gets crowded though, after 5 so better book a table. Highly recommended.

Thank BarbsCDS
Pinner, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

What a gem of a pub on the fringes of the City, where the exterior does not give away its warm and cosy charm. The service was excellent, as was the choice of beers, great food and atmosphere.

Thank Woody1864
Lausanne, Switzerland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My husband and I stopped at this busy pub for a drink and it was only 6:30pm, but we wanted dinner. We found a spot near the bar, but a waitress quickly found us a table in the dining room area despite half of it being closed for private parties. The waitress (I wish I can remember her name! she... More 

Thank RachelChristine99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7488 3243

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