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The Running Horse

50 Davies Street, London W1K 5JE, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
+44 20 7493 1275
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Ranked #3,895 of 17,021 restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $26
Cuisines: English
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park 
Description: A flawless setting, The Running Horse offers gastro pub favourites within a beautiful converted townhouse. With original features restored to their former glory, The Running Horse dining room is enveloped by warm wood panelling, original fireplaces and expansive sash windows. Cleanly executed dishes are served alongside sumptuous loaded sandwiches, and a prized boutique wine list features carefully chosen bins.
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Me and the girls stopped here for a bite to eat and a little drink! We were very well looked after even though it was very busy! Lager shandies in steins and our meals were delicious. I had steak and jockey whips aka ... Chips 😀 thank you to the bar staff for the shopping tips too. Will be back... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a lunch for 20 in the Whip / the Running Horse. Great food and atmosphere. The staff were very accommodating and helpful. The mint juleps are the best! We had people from Kentucky in the group and they said that the mint juleps were incredible.

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Coronado, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is fantastic!!! We had cocktails with wonderful rhubarb vodka (the drink special for the evening)... and they were perfect. The lamb shepherds pie was divine ( and perfect portion size), it came with a side of lightly sautéed kale...yum!!! To top it all the staff and owner were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Thought by the name that this might be a pub with pub food but it was so much more! Housed in a building hundreds of years old, the interior is charming and light, without that dark pub atmosphere. The wait staff were thoughtful, helpful and responsive. Both my husband and I enjoyed the food and the beer that was on... More

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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went for lunch shortly after the refurb. To say we were underwhelmed would be an understatement. We sat at a table to look at the menu and we stuck to the table top as it was so sticky so we moved but alas that one was sticky too. The food came out over done and it... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had a party for 50 people upstairs at The Whip to celebrate a special birthday, with family friends coming from France, Ireland, and outside London as well as Londoners. The cocktail bar upstairs was the perfect venue for that event, which was prepared and run incredibly professionally by Dom, Josh and the team. I had total confidence that everything... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

This is my local restaurant normally friendly but today I was disgusted ordered the half chicken and rice with Tabasco sauce chicken came out it was a plate full of skin fat and bones no chicken I had 2 wishbones in there and ALOT of odd end scraps n bones looked vile nearly chocked because the amount of bones all... More

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went to visit my sister in law and we all decided to got the Running Horse for a meal. My wife chose the Sunday roast, I had the 10oz sizzling sirloin with all the trimmings and my sister in law had the steak & ale pie. Ordering was very easy and the food came up fairly quickly. It was all... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I use the Runner for beers and to watch the footie. I have had food in here but it is very very hit an miss, depends who's working and if they can be bothered! As a drinking place it is good and good value for money with pints starting at £1.99 so one of the cheapest in the area. It... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The actual pub is large and spacious but this seems to allow for parents to let their children run amok and play with the numerous machines that will give them a toy. The fixtures and fittings were a little tired, but the staff were efficient and friendly. I guess the price reflected the food and for a meal for two... More

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