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The Clarence

#1,074 of 18,165 Restaurants in London}
$$ - $$$, British,
53 Whitehall | Whitehall, London SW1A 2HP, England
+44 20 7930 4808
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good53%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
53 Whitehall | Whitehall, London SW1A 2HP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice Green King Pub with good Selection of Ales, Wines Ect. Food Menu looks good and as we have eaten at another Green King Pub earlier on the Day it was same Menu and couldn't fault it so hopefully this place would be the...More

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The layout of the pub is ok. Didn’t eat personally but the food looks ok. Was a bit put off by the blokes snorting cocaine in the toilets however.

Thank Jon W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every two months we hold a Charity Quiz Night for staff of our two Departments; the latest was on Tuesday 26 Sept. raising a total of £182.50 for the London Sports Club for the Blind & the National Talking Express, which were the chosen Charities....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate upstairs in the Tin Belly Dining room, which was beautifullydecorated in softgreens and purples and showed an old map of london on one wall. We ordered two sharing boards (crudites and charcuterie) and an order of triple cooked chips. French fries will never...More

1  Thank KEAH67
.Clarence E, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for taking the time to review us. So lovely to hear you enjoyed our Dining room and our food. I will pass on your comments to our team, i'm sure they will be chuffed! Our menus do change often so i hope you're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After walking around central London this is a great traditional English pub. It's just a short walk from Downing Street and Houses of Parliament. Food was excellent, maybe a little overpriced but kid friendly and had lots of high chairs available.

Thank psteer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here during a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. The service was OK but the prices seemed to be a little high for lunch. Not a good value.More

Thank ChuckBrooks
.Clarence E, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks’ for leaving your thoughts. We are a little saddened that you felt our service was only ok. With regard to value for money, our food is always freshly prepared using fresh seasonal ingredients. We are in line with other businesses in the area...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great bar!! Iconic setting on Whitehall. Great selection of drinks available and the bar food is typical British cuisine and cooked very well. I never fail to visit the Clarence whenever in London

.Clarence E, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

You have made our day! Thank you for the fabulous feedback, we will feed this back to our team who will be delighted! We look forward to welcoming you again in the hopefully not too distant future. Warm Wishes, The Clarence

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink and snack after walking around the City. We were surprise to have a server to take our order and serve our food as we were becoming accustomed to order from the bartender in the London pubs! We share a...More

Thank PHLee7ca
.Clarence E, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. We are delighted to read you were well looked after! We have a fantastic team here at the Clarence and it's lovely for this to be recognised. We do hope you will pop back in the...More

Reviewed September 11, 2017

Myself and three friends choose to dine at The Clarence on account of its good reviews and historical reputation. We all ordered the Sunday roast, and have to say the quality of the food was not worth the price at all. We ordered the roast...More

Thank Natalie M
Dan S, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We pride ourselves on our Sunday roasts, being where we are, we try very hard to offer the best we possibly can. I am very disappointed that we fell short on our usual...More

Reviewed September 7, 2017

Very clean, quaint, perfect English Pub. Once again my hubby got the lamb pie and was very impressed. Nice side salads as well and of course good pints. I did have a nice house Sauvignon Blac. Great wait staff. Very short walk to Trafalgar SqMore

Thank Broncett
Dan S, Manager at The Clarence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Broncett! Great to read such a lovely review! You have made our day! I will pass on your praise to our team tomorrow during our pre shift meeting. Our menus do change often so do pop by and say hello when you're next in...More

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

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  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $27
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Whitehall | Whitehall, London SW1A 2HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
  • Neighborhood: Westminster
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7930 4808
  • E-mail
A short wander down Whitehall from Trafalgar Square brings you to the very heart of England: The Clarence! An elegant and indeed damned fine traditional British pub which has a fair claim to being the Prime Minister’s local, The Clarence embodies all that is great about British hospitality – hearty traditional food, delicious drinks and the warmest of welcomes. Fine traditional British pub fare is given the treatment it deserves by our crew of talented chefs who turn fresh seasonal ingredients into something akin to a little slice of heaven. Aside from the delicious lunch and dinner menus with their ever-changing accompaniment of specials we have beautifully crafted events menus which run from delicate canapés to glorious feasts and everything in between.
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