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Located in one of London’s most vibrant areas and drawing style inspiration from the night sky, The Astronomer is one pub that never lacks for atmosphere. Discover fresh, hand-crafted pies, well-kept cask ales, craft beers and cocktails in this stellar spot near Shoreditch.
$8 - $26
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Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Pub, Bar, British
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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All reviews pies sweet potato chips liverpool street station the pub room downstairs range of beers traditional east end interesting decor quick drink outside seating friday evening table service nice food fullers pint esb bishopsgate
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Reviewed September 20, 2020

I visited this pub on Friday 18th September 2020 after a long time away and as I share the same surname with the room downstairs, I have in the past asked for a cheeky discount! :) This is the first time I have been back...since COVID and I arrived with two mates in the early evening. They have someone sitting on the door asking you to sanitise and to do Track and Trace. We chose to stay inside and a couple of times my mates stood up but were told to sit down in order to keep the aisles empty - very impressed. I also overheard the manager tell one of her staff to go outside to remind a group of people of over 6 to move away from each other. Unfortunately one of my mates fell off his stool at one point from some height and although he wasn't badly hurt, the staff rushed over and offered some ice for the back of his head. This pub has always been one of my favourites (not just because of the name connection!) and it was good to see it was not only fairly busy but the pub was taking its COVID responsibilities seriously. I am not due to be back in London now until next year but when I am, I'm sure I will return again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020

Good service and food thank u stephanie for your table service very friendly and helpful will be coming back again thank uMore

Date of visit: March 2020
Indra_TheAstronomer, General Manager at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2020

Hello Nicola, Thank you so much for your 5* rating and such lovely words. Was a pleasure welcoming you! It's always great to know our guests enjoy our food and our service. We will share your compliments with our team and we look forward to...More

Reviewed February 22, 2020 via mobile

Traditional cuisine with great ale, and / or fabulous mini pies or mixed plates, all served in a trendy pub setting. Well thought out commentary and pictures frame an interesting musical, life motto, and astrological theme. We had a very welcome, comfortable, lengthy stay; to...eat, drink and be merry, playing card games with the family.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Indra_TheAstronomer, General Manager at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2020

Hello Lynne, Thank you so much for such kind words and such a positive rating. It was great to have welcomed you and we are very happy to see you truly enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to have you and your family again...More

Reviewed February 21, 2020

Went for a cheeky lunchtime bev and a bit of grub! Menu is massively deceiving, it looks decent and lures you in with lots of tasty looking options and seemed like good value. I went for the 4 plates for £18 deal and my word,...I felt like I had been robbed. The peanut bang bang chicken was like some dry sliced packet chicken from tesco, the wings tasted like they had been cooked a week ago, the scotch egg was over cooked and drier than the desert and the bbq brisket tacos had some tangy after taste that I likened to a sweaty shoe. The service was utterly pathetic as well which didn't help my mood. Guys seriously, there are sooooo many decent lunch options in the area! AVOID THE ASTRONOMER AT ALL COSTS!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 11, 2020

It being a Friday evening I guess that we were on a hiding to nothing to try to find a quiet pub in this part of town (Bishopsgate). Eventually we stumbled on "The Astronomer" and, even though they were doing a roaring trade, we found...a large circular table at which two mature ladies were sitting and were happy to share. No hint of a conversation though - oh well. Anyway, I started out on the Fullers ESB (Extra Special Bitter) beer whilst my drinking companion stuck to large glasses of dry white wine. Eventually the lovely ladies left us having successfully and studiously ignoring us all evening. Having satisfied our collective thirsts we got hungry and I had to try out the "Traditional East End meat, posh mushy peas & pie liquor". In my haste I forgot the vinegar to "to get the real authentic London taste". But who cares. I was hungry and the pie was delicious. The way that my friend wolfed down his "Fuller's Frontier battered haddock & triple cooked chips, crushed peas, tartar sauce, lemon" gave me the distinct impression that he was happy as well. Anyway the noise levels here were compatible with our needs to be able to talk without shouting and the service at the bar was exemplary. I got to sample a number of the beers on tap before deciding to stick to the ESB... And by the end of the evening the crowds had all drifted away - either to the clubs, or more likely home.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Indra_TheAstronomer, General Manager at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hello, Thank you so much for such a brilliant review! It as made our day. Our chefs will be very happy to know you liked our great East End Pie and our amazing Frontier Fish & Chips. We do take pride in our Cask and...More

Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

nice place and environment but fish pie is not worth money. is just potato with only 1 prawn. really now worth 15 poundsMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Indra_TheAstronomer, General Manager at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2020

Hello, Thank you a lot for your review, without feedback we would not improve. We are very sorry our Fish Pie wasn't to your liking and we will pass the input to our Chefs. We take great pride in our pies and we always try...More

Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

I was looking for a venue for my 50th birthday party that was close to Liverpool Street station. I viewed this venue in the summer of 2019 by just dropping in one day. This wasn’t a problem, they found someone to show me The Hubble...Room and talk through the various options available to me. They emailed the day after to see if there were any further questions and I was able to book and pay the deposit all via email. The communication throughout was first class and always made contact when they said they would. On the evening of my party, I was allocated two members of staff that were there to work the bar for me all night. They arranged the room and let me put up decorations. Everyone on the night had a great time, there were no long waits at the bar and had a great variety of drinks, beer, Prosecco, wine and cocktails. At the end of the night they even helped my DJ carry his equipment to his car. I would thoroughly recommend this venue for a party and would like to thank everyone for making it a great party!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Came here in the way to the London Steakhouse for dinner (very close). We reserved a table downstairs where there is more seating and a small bar. Great pub, good atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2020
Indra_TheAstronomer, General Manager at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2020

Hi, Thank you so much for your review! It's always nice to get such nice compliments. We hope to welcome you again soon, maybe for dinner next time? Wishing you a great week! The Astronomer Team

Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

Work Xmas lunch: very nice food, good quality real ale, and excellent service from Stephanie. Recommended.

Date of visit: December 2019
Indra_TheAstronomer, Owner at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Hi Dean, Thank you so much for your 5* rating! We are very happy to see you liked our food and service and we hope to welcome you again soon. Best wishes, The Astronomer Team

Reviewed November 23, 2019

I went in with a friend for a Lunchtime drink, and we found this pub to be very welcoming and interesting to be in. We did not have Lunch although it did look nice.

Date of visit: October 2019
Indra_TheAstronomer, Manager at The Astronomer, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2019

Hello Alexander, Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to see you liked our pub and we look forward to your next visit. Hopefully you'll get time to sample our food menu soon. Best wishes, The Astronomer Team

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Dan R
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