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“Good atmosphere and tasty food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Pepys

The Pepys
Stew Lane | 48 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3PT, England (City of London)
+44 (0)20 7489 1871
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Ranked #3,993 of 17,041 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: Set in a historic warehouse on the north bank of the Thames, The Pepys is a hidden gem in the heart of the City. We serve a menu of modern British dishes, grills and stone-baked pizzas all accompanied by a wide range of draught beers, wines and expertly mixed cocktails. Whether you join us for a drink on the balcony or drop in for coffee and cake from our dessert bar, you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes. We are open every weekday from midday until late, and are available for private bookings at other times. We are highly experienced in hosting corporate and other events. Please call us to discuss your requirements. "A great choice for a Thames-side drink or bite to eat." -
Coventry, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere and tasty food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Visited midweek for lunch. We wanted somewhere that was off the beaten track and not too crowded and this was just right, nice and relaxed and not too noisy.
The food was nice - fish and chips with a good selection of wines. They let you try the wine first to see if you like it. As an after dinner drink try the coffee flavoured martinis!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great service and views across Thames and south bank.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

A great place to get together and spend a night. Good food and drink. Bit hidden away, but in a good way. Drinks a little pricey. But well worth a visit.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great place for food & drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Visited Samuel Pepys on a Thursday night. Atmosphere was great. The music was loud but not too loud so you could still hear eachother. All staff very friendly. Cocktails were amazing. I would recommend the bramble of the amaretto sours. We had some of the sharing platters to start and then shared a pizza for main. Food was lovely. Good value for money. On the balcony you get a lovely view of river thames. Really pretty. I would recommend this place as a good pre-night out bar, a few drinks after work. A mea with friends or family. A big thumbs up from me

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good views, good pizza, bit of an average pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Funny atmosphere. Often dominated by poker players playing in tournaments. Great view but very small balcony. Staff can be iffy. Bit pricey.

Visited September 2012
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Salisbury, CT
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Friendly airy pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Visited for lunch. Great food and drink, prompt, friendly service, lovely view. I had a nice salmon salad, my husband had a bean burger, and our teenage daughter enjoyed a personal pizza. All were great!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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