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Prospect Of Whitby

East End / East London
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57 Wapping Wall, London, England
(020)-7481-1095
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Do you want to wait for an hour for service?

I revisited this delightfully-located very old pub yesterday for the second time in twenty years with my family. Having had to wait an initial 10 minutes to place my food order, we received it exactly an hour later having been told 25 minutes at the time of ordering. Other diners orderign after... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
CotswoldPaul
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I revisited this delightfully-located very old pub yesterday for the second time in twenty years with my family. Having had to wait an initial 10 minutes to place my food order, we received it exactly an hour later having been told 25 minutes at the time of ordering. Other diners orderign after us were served before us, but generally the... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have known about this pub for years having seen it from the river on boat trips. And about 10 years ago I went to visit it only to find it closed for refurbishment. Now I have managed to visit it. There's no doubting it is an atmospheric old pub. And it is very popular. The food is OK. Nothing... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is in an AWESOME location in London. It is right up the street from the London Towers and the Tower Bridge! The restaurant is authentic pub style with a long bar and plenty of seats and TVs. There are multiple rooms and an outdoor patio. Find a table and then place your order for food and drinks at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Just recently moved to the area and finally made it to the Prospect of Whitby for lunch. The atmosphere is great, very historic pub along the river. The staff were kind and attentive and the drinks menu is one of the best in the area. They are also open until midnight which is definitely a plus! Food wasn't that great... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This pub is great for atmosphere and the food we had was ok, The problem we was that the pub had run out of what we wanted to eat. I know the pub is busy on a Saturday night so I booked a table in the afternoon for the evening, I was told that to come early because there was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This lovely old pub is worth the walk to get there, there are plenty of seats including an outside terrace overlooking the Thames which will be lovely in summer but was let down by the service in the restaurant area. We waited so long that we eventually went into another part of the pub and ordered food from there. Credit... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Lovely pub, fab location but the food was revolting and looked like it had been around as long as the pub. Staff shouting and swearing all in all a waste of time and money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

I've been coming to the Prospect of Whiby for years. It's a beautiful, very old pub with good ales and friendly staff. More often than not in recent visits, the food has been disappointing. Last night it was awful: small and tough lamb shoulder, tough as boots done medium steak (35 days matured apparenty - how could that become tough?),... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had been walking down the canal and then along the Thames so our appetites had peeked. The pub itself is a beauty !!! Great outdoor space with beautiful views and cosy decadent rooms The service was our first issue we sat in the dining room presuming there would be table service.... After 20 minutes I tried to order at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I visited the Prospect in mid-December 2014 for a Christmas meal with a few mates. I can honestly say I've seen better food in school canteens. And that's before Jamie Oliver went on his school meal crusade. The turkey was Bernard Matthews-esque, the veg was cooked to a pulp and the roast potatoes were truly horrific. I really don't know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Wapping Wall, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighborhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: (020)-7481-1095
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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