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The Jamaica Wine House

$$ - $$$
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City of London
Bar, British, Pub
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St. Michael's Alley | Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS, England
+44 20 7929 6972
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of that legendary triumvirate (together with Simpsons and the George & Vulture) that have served the many workers in the City so well for so many years in this back alley location. "The Jampot" remains well worth a visit for its unchanged decor and atmosphere in St. Michael's Alley at the heart of the Square Mile. Whilst younger pretenders... More 

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Thank Chescaislovely
United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Downstairs is a quirky little bar/restaurant with amazing food and wine list and choices. Tucked away from the hussle of the Bank crowd, you can find this great little bar. I visit the restaurant downstairs alot for lunch with my City clients and we are always served by great happy smiling staff. They get the silly bankers in there from... More 

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Thank tineshchhaya
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Been using this place since the 80's and calling in after more than 5 years it still feels like the secret bolt hole it always was. If you are looking for a typical unchanged City meeting place for a drink with friends, the Jamaica will not disappoint.

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Thank trainback
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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948 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

A mate suggested this place for a beer after work and I thought it was a great choice. It's a traditional bar, hidden away and mostly local workers in here. Lovely wooden bar and the place has a great atmosphere and selection of drinks.

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Thank ScottishTemplar
london
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2,129 reviews
1,101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016

I used to work a minute away and this was one of our locals. This pub is very historic and is in a wonderful hidden location at the crossroads of 2 alleyways behind a church right in the centre of the city. You can drink standing outside which many city workers do or there are plenty of seats inside. This... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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230 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice pub for after work. Good crowd, nice beer selection. I have not eaten here but would expect typical pub fare. The staff is friendly and the service is good. Tucked away so tough to find.

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Thank Rob W
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

I'm not a huge fan of Shepherd Neame beer but it's actually not bad at all at the Jamaica Inn. Service is friendly and efficient and there is a great 'beer garden' -, the square through the alley where we are allowed to stand. Overall a great find and one to put on the after work beer circuit. There is... More 

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Thank JMAK1964
Camberley
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Met up with a couple of friends for a pint and lunch snack. Lovely pub, old fashioned decor with masses of wood and polished brass. Had a pint of Spitfire and a pint of Whitstable Bay stout, both were very good. For lunch I had the pork pie and chips. Pork pie was nice and frnch fries Ok. but nothing... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

It's a good backstreet city pub serving decent beer and a relatively small selection of food. Great for a meet up with a mate!

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Thank NHK13
London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2016

As soon as you get in you get overwhelmed by a sour smell of "stagnant" beer and ale. We had to go out as this became unbearable. Staff was friendly but nothing would make me go back there. Not impressed. Clientele is very "bankers getting drunk after a day at the office"

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Michael's Alley | Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7929 6972

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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