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The Fence

#7,051 of 18,560 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, ,
67-69 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP, England
+44 20 7250 3414
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
67-69 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick coffee and staff were super kind + helpful with my requests. Definition of above and beyond. Garden is also great when the weather is good.

Thank Esztel
Patrick W, Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey Esztel , Thank you very much for taking your time and leaving us such a lovely review , we really appreciate it . Please come back again for another coffee or a meal . Kind regards Gabbie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met and old friend of mine for lunch and we weren't aware of the vegetarian only menu - but it was really delicious! Good wine, good food and good service. Have also been here a few times for drinks after work - great atmosphere. Would...More

Thank Jon P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see what Fuller's was doing, taking a bold step in taking on national vegetarian week and turning one of their sites totally vegetarian for a month! Well let me say, for a pub chain they blew me out the water!! The options were...More

Thank bugs91
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I met a friend for lunch recently and The Fence was equidistant from our respective locations. As it was a beautiful sunny day, The Fence was packed. We had a 25 minute wait for an inside table....outside wait was longer - which was ok for...More

Thank Smurfetti
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

The food is very average and the table service is appalling. So much waiting around! Not the kind of place you would go to if you wanted a quick bite to eat.

1  Thank Kenric S
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for four online and had window seats. Good choice of beers and lunchtime food . Quick service,friendly staff and food was really good. Would come here again.

Thank Peter F
Patrick W, Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Hello Peter, Thank you so much for taking your time and leaving us a review. We are happy you were satisfied with our food and service, and we're looking forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Maja

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

I have been here couple of tines with my friends and never disappointed me. Food is fresh and tasty, with an decent price. The staff is very friendly too. A good place to eat and have a business meeting.

Thank Amza A
Patrick W, Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hey Amza , Thank you very much for your feedback . We really appreciate it . Kind regards Gabbie

Reviewed March 5, 2018

I had my birthday drinks in this pub last Friday, 2nd March. I had a fantastic time, as did everybody else in my party and we enjoyed the DJ, 80's music at the end. We all had a great time, and the staff were very...More

Thank rbsayrs4
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

We hired The Fence for a private party. It was the perfect venue. Gabbie was wonderful from the start and in the lead up to the event. Helpful & efficient. Kristoff and his team were wonderful they couldn’t have been more helpful. They had a...More

Thank mccarthy_lisa36
Patrick W, General Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hey Lisa , Thank you very much for your feedback ! We really appreciate it . You are more then welcome to come back again . Kind regards

Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

£2.20 for good coffee on their sunny outside terrace. The noise is a combo of thundering trains and some kind of pump or compressor. Inside it’s a fab space for 1’s, 2’s or groups at different coloured tables. Ladies loo lovely, clean, nice sinks, flowers,...More

Thank Marianne C
Owing to its proximity to Smithfield Market – the site
of an ancient meat market which remains in operation
today – Clerkenwell boasts a plethora of globally
renowned restaurants, fabulous local eateries, and
some of London's favorite pubs. This isn't merely a
focal point for all things foodie though. Spend enough
time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
you might become accustomed to the litany of slinky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Digital Payments, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67-69 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clerkenwell
  • Neighborhood: Clerkenwell
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7250 3414
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Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner our menus makes the most of seasonal Mediterranean flavors. Ingredients are locally sourced to create carefully prepared plates of deliciousness. Our Lunch and evening menus are all small plates that are ideal for sharing. On Cowcross Street in Farringdon, The Fence has a rich selection of craft beers and cocktails. Live DJs every Thursday and Friday night.
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