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The Pepys

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City of London
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Stew Lane | 48 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3PT, England
+44 20 7489 1871
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On what used to be known as Brookes Wharf the renamed Pepys ( Formerly The Samuel Pepys) is in a great location that most folk would miss as you need to want to go there. The view up and down the river is great , well stocked bar and food that can be either a snack or main meal you... More 

Thank Onetravelsdoesntone
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here for a work celebration (approx 60 of us in total) on a weekday lunch /afternoon. They had cordoned of the "Balcony Bar" for us as a private venue. There was plenty of food provided. We had a chicken and red pepper dish, a mushroom dish and salmon. The staff were friendly and welcoming.

Thank Matt_ayers80
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an excellent visit here with two colleagues and we greatly enoyed the excellent food, pleasant surroundings, and great views across the Thames. The service was perfect - friendly and attentive but without the over frequent visits that some establishments use to urge you to drink/eat more or to vacate the table. The background music was just loud enough... More 

Thank Dennis F
Rayleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

The place is tucked away from the main restaurants and pubs in the area so it makes for a slightly quieter and more pleasant atmosphere. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We had quick service for a lunchtime but it wasn't very busy. The only thing I would say is the food wasn't amazing but is on par price... More 

Thank slconn2017
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

I used to frequent this place for lunch when worked locally and was always good quality food. Not sure what has happened in the years since but has gone downhill. The burger I had yesterday looked like it was shop brought. They always used to be hand made but the price has gone up. The others food looked ok but... More 

Thank Colin H
Cambridge, UK
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92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Went there for a friends leaving do on a Tuesday evening. The bar and restaurant were very quiet but the beer was good and the view over the Thames excellent. Thanks to building work going on it is very difficult to get there from Mansion House tube would recommend London Bridge

Thank David_Cambridge_UK
London, United Kingdom
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291 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Located just west of the Tower of London, and east of the St.Pauls to Tate Modern Millenium bridge, this pub is located down a narrow walkway just off the Thames pathway. With a small (very) outdoor balcony directly over the Thames and across from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the outdoor viewing is spectacular. However, the inside doesn't disappoint - with large... More 

Thank LondonUnveiled
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

The Pepys worked out as an excellent venue for my retirement do (70 guests). I hadn't been here before and just found it on Google. We had use of the Balcony bar which had views (and small balcony) over the Thames towards The Globe theatre and The Shard etc, much better than other places that offered 4 walls. The manager,... More 

Thank Zipperdydoda
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 11, 2017

Nicely done-out, modern bar/ pub right on the river in the City. We went for lunch and were lucky enough to bag a table right by the windows, with amazing views across the river. Food was tasty and very good value considering the location. I had a ribeye steak and my wife had fish and chips, both of which were... More 

Thank legals123
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

I enjoyed the evening and was in good company. Great view unfortunately I expected a little more from the place.

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $26
Bar, British, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Stew Lane | 48 Upper Thames Street, London EC4V 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7489 1871
Set in a historic warehouse on the north bank of the Thames, The Pepys is a hidden gem in the heart of the City. We serve a menu of modern British dishes, grills and stone-baked pizzas all accompanied by a wide range of draught beers, wines and expertly mixed cocktails. Whether you join us for a drink on the balcony or drop in for coffee and cake from our dessert bar, you can be assured of the warmest of welcomes. We are open every weekday from midday until late, and are available for private bookings at other times. We are highly experienced in hosting corporate and other events. Please call us to discuss your requirements. "A great choice for a Thames-side drink or bite to eat." -

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