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The Fence

#7,050 of 18,671 Restaurants in London
$$ - $$$, ,
67-69 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP, England
+44 20 7250 3414
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
67-69 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BP, England
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on a rainy mid week day. Great rustic atmosphere. Ordered a few small plates to share all of which were lovely. Efficient and friendly service.

Thank Hils1010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

decent enough food but fairly limited menu; reasonably priced - certainly not expensive; service isn't great; had to chase waiting staff a few times for things we had ordered; it backs on to the train station so there are trains thundering by every couple of...More

Thank stallion20000
Paddywaggy, General Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Stallion2000 Thanks or the review. Sorry that you felt the menu was limited and received less than satisfactory service. We offer Mediterranean small plates ideal for sharing and rotate the menu weekly. We always try to deliver service suitable for each guest but on...More

Reviewed June 14, 2018 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 June 16, 2018

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 May 30, 2018

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
Patrick W, Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

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

Reviewed May 20, 2018 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
Patrick W, Manager at The Fence, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Thank you very much for taking your time and leaving us such a lovely feedback . We really appreciate it , you are more then welcome to come back again and treat your self for a nice meal . Kind regards Gabbie

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
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Clerkenwell
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
...More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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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Description
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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