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The Shakespeare

#6,687 of 18,666 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, British,
99 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RP, England
+44 20 7828 4913
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good34%
  • Average24%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
Travelers talk about
“meat pie” (11 reviews)
“fish n chips” (7 reviews)
“hamburger” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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99 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RP, England
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1 - 10 of 628 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great Pub, good friendly staff. Great selection of drinks. Very handy location almost opposite Victoria Station. Large building with plenty of room, with some tables and chairs outside also. They serve food but I have not at this point sampled this.

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So rude. Food didn't arrive. Waitress blatantly ignored us for at least 30 minutes until we finally asked her where our food was and she said oh yea it hasn't gone through to the kitchen - she knew all along and didn't do anything to...More

Thank p3rriwinkl3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this place is pub that happens to serve food. We stopped in for dinner and a few drinks and had a hard time ordering both. We finally sat outside, at a dirty table, and got our order in. Very chaotic and not worth...More

Thank wheatonnitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needed somewhere for a quick business lunch and made that clear on the booking. It was very quiet so wrongly assumed service would be good - it was anything but that. Then so much of the menu was not available and we only found out...More

Thank alansmith8005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted a quick drink before visiting the show Wicked. I found a table while Hubby got the drinks. As it was 2pm the main lunch rush was over but virtually every table needed to be cleared. I couldn’t really understand that as there appeared to...More

1  Thank LadyS-P
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visit London, we always love to have Sunday Roast at a Pub. Had roast beef and might have been the worst that I have every had. Mostly fat and had the reheated taste. As I looked around place had lots of customers, but...More

1  Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t expect anything too good here. Food is average, burgers were over cooked and dry, waitress was nice, but overwhelmed because she was the only one in the entire section.

Thank Leonard2755
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy pub ok for drinks but not for Sunday lunch unless you enjoy mass produced warmed up food. Ordered beef which was tough as warm leather and veg pale and bland. Asked for some horse radish sauce and was brought a bottle of mayonnaise...More

1  Thank JP070766
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped into the Shakespeare for Sunday roast dinner. There was only a small section where there was table service. The rest of the restaurant you had to go up to the bar and order what you want,give the bar maid the table you are...More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fast service. i had delicious lightly battered crispy fish & chips. The Guinness was cold and tasty. My first time for mushy peas and they were a good choice, much more pleasant than regular peas. We came with a group of four couples from Canada...More

Thank Evert T
Nearby
Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a
grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to
start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster
Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square,
and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham
Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just
up the road as well. As captivating as the
architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$17 - $37
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7828 4913
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Description
The Shakespeare in Victoria is a classic London pub opposite Victoria train station. Originally named after the Bard's father, today you can enjoy the very best of Great British pub food and drink: including our own 1730 pale ale, fish and chips and steak and ale pies. The pub is named after John Shakespeare, William Shakespeare's father. He was what we would now call a property developer especially around Victoria, where he would live Monday to Friday. The gardens opposite were originally called Shakespeare Gardens but were renamed Grosvenor Gardens when John sold them to the Duke of Westminster's Grosvenor Estates. The Shakespeare pub started life as a hotel providing accommodation for weary travellers on the coaching routes south from Victoria. The Shakespeare also has a basement Pizzeria called 'Stretch and Pull' where you drink craft ales whilst eating pizza which has been freshly prepared to order.
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