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“Good food and nice waiters” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent
6 King Street, London WC2E 8HN, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
+39 020 7240 0302
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Ranked #10,811 of 17,929 Restaurants in London
Neighborhood: Westminster / Belgravia
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Neighborhood: Westminster / Belgravia
Marina di Montemarciano, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
“Good food and nice waiters”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We tried some fish and chips here, and it was excellent.
Moreover, there was also a decent choice of beers.
Last but not least, the waiters were really smiling and friendly, and served us with accuracy and tact.
I would definitely come back there if I'd go to Covent Garden again

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A child friendly pub with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Myself, my daughter and a friend wandered into this pub Covent Garden, one evening for a bite. It had very friendly staff and the portions were quite ample for the price, it even had a children's menu. A good choice for families.

Visited July 2013
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Crestline, California
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42 restaurant reviews
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
“Great Pub Food and Atmosphere, the Reviews Are Not All True”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We wandered into the Essex Serpent when street construction kept us from another scheduled pub lunch destination. I cannot speak to the upstairs dining as we ate in the pub downstairs. I can say that the cottage pie and the bangers and mash were excellent. The ale was great and the bartender fast to bring out food. A local celebrity was doing an interview in the far corner quietly and the ambience inside was comfortable. The large window afforded us a place to watch people quickly walking to Covent Garden shops, bustling here and there. As it had been quite warm out, the cool interior was welcomed. Overall our bill as a couple for lunch and 2 pints was £22 and we found the experience to be worthwhile.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin
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477 helpful votes 477 helpful votes
“Very Expensive!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Terrible value. Maybe they think that because they are near covent garden then can rip people off but this is not on. £13 for two pints and a small plate of chips, a joke!

  • Visited April 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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“From the outside lovely but once inside!!!!!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We as a family use to frequent this place often on a Sunday for a good old roast, On our last visit to this venue we were very disappointed, not only were they not doing roasts the prices had gone up rather considerably .
A Sunday roast was advertised on the outside of the shop and inside but when we asked we were told they were not doing them for a few weeks.

The food was very expensive for what you got and we will not be going again.

I think the Pub must have changed hands as even the Ladies toilets were a disgrace. Such a shame it use to be a lovely little pub.

£70.00 for four fish/pie and chips and soft drinks.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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