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“A nice meal and good value.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Green

The Green
29 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU, England (Clerkenwell)
(0) 207 490 8010
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Ranked #9,332 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
Price range: $38 - $53
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Gastropub
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Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
Description: The Green is a charming three-storey bar and restaurant popular with the media types of Clerkenwell, who hang out in the relaxed ground floor bar or pop upstairs to the warm, inviting restaurant. A menu stuffed with modern European classic features home-made pies and hearty meat and fish dishes, with roasts available on Sundays. Tapas is served in the evenings at the bar, with regular live music and a jukebox downstairs.
Guernsey Channel Isles
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“A nice meal and good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Whilst staying near Shepherds Bush we went for a meal at The Green, quite a busy pub but the staff are extremely friendly and the food was very good (we had fish and chips). Altogether a good experiance. P.S. The wine was good value too.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Rip off merchants”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Quite simply, do not ever book the function room here.

We booked it for our charity pub quiz, paying £100 deposit and agreeing a £500 minimum spend in return for a function room with it's own bar. Having messed us around with dates, they chose not to open the upstairs bar on the night so in effect we were paying to sit in a drafty room upstairs. Our punters bought a lot of food and drink in the downstairs bar, raising the bar's profits at no extra cost to them. The entire pub did not take more than £500 so they refused the return of our deposit.

So instead the £90 we raised for Macmillan Cancer Support went in the landlord's pocket and we made a further loss of £10 from the rest of the money we've so far raised for the charity.

If you want a venue to renegade on dates, fail to meet their obligations on staffing and then not offer compensation / refund then this is the place for you.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“DO NOT BOOK THE FUNCTION ROOM AT THE GREEN IN CLERKENWELL!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

DO NOT BOOK THE FUNCTION ROOM AT The Green IN CLERKENWELL!!

We booked it for our charity pub quiz, paying £100 deposit and agreeing a £500 minimum spend in return for a function room with it's own bar. Having messed us around with dates, they chose not to open the upstairs bar on the night so in effect we were paying to sit in a drafty room upstairs. Our punters bought a lot of food and drink in the downstairs bar, raising the bar's profits at no extra cost to them. The entire pub did not take more than £500 so they refused the return of our deposit.

So instead the £90 we raised for Macmillan Cancer Support went in the landlord's pocket and we made a further loss of £10 from the rest of the money we've so far raised for the charity.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

we were walking by and decided to drop in on speck. The main restaurant upstairs was not open so we sat in the cosy bar area. The menu comprised one starter of Whitebait - delicious, main course was a choice of four roast meats and a vegetarian dish. My roast pork was tasty and plentiful as was my partners roast beef. Unfortunately we neither had time nor room for dessert. At a cost of £8 for the starter to share and approx £14 for the mains we found it to be good value and would definitely recommend the Green to anyone wanting a hearty meal in warm light and pleasant surroundings

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I didn't even stay to eat!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I had thought about booking this 'gastro pub' as a christmas lunch venue for some work colleagues. Thank god I had the sense to check it out first! I took a couple of friends with me and we headed off for lunch. The ground floor look alright and there were a few table and a good smell of food. We headed upstairs to the dining room and I was nearly bowled over the pungent smell of urine from the loos! The dining room was awful - no table clothes, no decoration and nothing in the room at all that would suggest it was a good (and healthy) place to eat. It looked as though it had been abandoned for months. We practically ran down the stairs in horror only to be followed by the delightful aroma from the loo (which incidently is right next to the food serving hatch)! I can't believe they serve food in there!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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