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Shepherds Tavern

#3,813 of 18,284 Restaurants in London
#4,077 of 19,219 Places to Eat in London
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50 Hertford Street | Mayfair, London W1J 7SS, England
020 7499 3017
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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Not a bad place for lunch

Good Pub food, good beer selection...but warning: Avoid around 5pm and weekend evenings, the place is overflowing onto the street with people.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
James L
Reston, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Reston, Virginia
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Pub food, good beer selection...but warning: Avoid around 5pm and weekend evenings, the place is overflowing onto the street with people.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Popped in here for lunch. Excellent food. Big Lamb shank with mash and gravy, fish and chips......good comfort food for a winters day! Good atmosphere, televisions for sport and welcoming bar staff

Thank Brenda M
Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We get to London about once a year and have visited dozens of pubs. This one really has the best fish and chips. No tourists here(except us). Ordered at the bar and were served within minutes.

1 Thank MyTyGy
Dallas, Texas
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697 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 344 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Quaint pub, standard pub food, nothing fancy, good fish and chips in a great location. Located in Shepherds Market in Mayfair, near our hotel. The service was not that great even though it was not busy. It was just a easy stop for lunch. After lunch we walked down to the end of the street where a famous race car... More 

Thank Mi-Dan20
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I really fancied a pie and had seen pies on the menu outside this pub before. I had the steak and Ale and my wife had the Chicken and Chardonnay (ye, Chardonnay). Both were served with chips/typical frozen veg and gravy. Have to say it was exactly what I was expecting and it was exactly what I wanted. Nothing fancy... More 

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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Good location, pleasant staff, good atmosphere and good food - popular with the locals. Nothing dramatic or unusual but probably the best of the several various pubs in Shepherd Market.

Thank incomfort
Long Island City, New York
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a great English pub find near our rental apartment in London. They offer all the traditional English pub dishes. The menu is on the tables. You grab a table and sit. Once you decided on what you like, you go and order at the bar. Once the meals are ready, they bring it to your table. The atmosphere... More 

Thank twinklec28
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The best pub in the area, the staff is very nice and the athmosphere is very relaxed. The food is great, and they have a good selection of wine and beer.

Thank Edda A
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were looking for somewhere to eat close to our hotel, but not your usual chain, and came across Shepherds Tavern in a great little area called Shepherds Market. The blue plaque made it even more interesting (the lovely Wendy Richard used to live there). Clearly frequented by locals, which is always a good sign, we managed to grab a... More 

Thank Yvonne K
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203 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Superbly located in the Shepherds Market area of London, this is a great pub with good food, friendly and helpful staff and plenty of atmosphere. We stayed for dinner and the pies were really good. Evidently this pub was featured in the 1950s Alfred Hitchcock movie "Stagefright". This pub is very much a business persons pub so there are lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Hertford Street | Mayfair, London W1J 7SS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Mayfair
  • Neighborhood: Mayfair
  • Phone Number: 020 7499 3017

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Set beside some of London's best parks and home to world-class galleries, luxurious hotels, and famed thoroughfares, the ultra upscale Mayfair is one of London's most exclusive haunts. Here the shopping is haute, the dining is exquisite, and the nightlife is vibrant. A casual stroll through the area’s chic streets will reveal that Michelin stars and chauffeured cars are practically the norm here. Even if you're on a tight budget, this exceptionally well connected swath of Central London is worth exploring, if only for the chance to take a peak at the goings on of upper crust English society.
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