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“Nice pub shame about the food and service”
Review of Dickens Inn

Dickens Inn
Ranked #3,614 of 23,873 Restaurants in London
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: Pizza, Pub, Grill
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Dickens Inn is now one of the most famous and beautiful pubs on The River Thames loved by locals and tourists alike. The atmospheric Tavern Bar is complemented by a generous outdoor seating area and terraces to enjoy balmy summer days with in a spectacular setting. On the menu, there is something for everyone: classic dishes served in the Tavern, Pizzeria on the 1st floor and a dedicated Grill on the 2nd floor famous for delicious 28 day matured steaks and Sunday Roasts. With the addition of a large function suite, The Dickens Inn can now cater for parties from 4 to 150 for any occasion imaginable. One critic described The Dickens Inn as "The most atmospheric spot in the whole of London".
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stopped at the Dickens Inn for a bite to eat and sat upstairs on the first floor. My partner had a pizza and I had a veggie burrito and it was a really bland meal for us both. The waitrose ignored our comments and the manager was happy to leave us with thier feedback cards. Not much customer service and I can oly imagine that they get away with this because they rely on no repeat customers but a good stock of tourist to eat here. Thismay be a great pub to stop and have a drink in but I would give the food a miss.

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Thank wholenut13
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

A cold grey London day made St. Katherine’s Dock not the most inspiring location for a lunchtime meeting but nonetheless we had an agreeable experience once the wine glass had been changed for a correctly polished item ( and refilled with fresh wine ) and the second glass of Prosecco had been poured from a newly opened bottle. We chose to dine on the top floor of Dickens Inn which was a wise move. If you want to dine “basic” ( and crowded ) then feel free to choose from the pub menu on the ground floor or the pizza restaurant one floor up.
The view is nice looking over the dock and you could say that this is a handy place for a small meal if you’re exploring the Tower of London area. The “service” was performed by an uninterested waiter who warned us not to come in the evening as it gets very crowded - you have been warned!
This is not fine dining but acceptable if you find yourself in St. Katherines dock and wish to avail yourself of a reasonably tasty snack / meal with pleasant enough wines.
If you keep your expectations low you should not be too disappointed by the food quality or the bill.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

The pub on the grand floor is very nice and the staff is friendly. It is a family friendly pub, so you can stay in, drink your beer... with your kids!!! I spent hours looking for a place like that in London! After some hours spent in the pub, we had dinner at the second floor at The Gill. The food was nothing special and the beers list is poor. However, the view of the docks was wonderful.
I'll be back at the pub on the grand floor of the building for sure!!!!!

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Thank LolloP_1
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

I took my daughter to the Dickens as I used to go quite regularly with my husband in the late 1970s/early 80s. That was back when candles and sawdust were still allowed! We went into the bar and turned left which is the area with the TV screens (On our way out we realised we should have turned right for the TV free area). We ordered ciabatta sandwiches which were average and a portion of chips which were very good. The white wine was very good. The main thing with visiting The Dickens Inn is the atmosphere and the actual building and surroundings. As we arrived at noon there were not many other people about so next time we will make a later visit and try the pizzas on the next floor.

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Thank nadders1
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

It was my nephew's birthday treat and we decided to go to The Grill in the Dickens Inn after a visit to The Shard. We were welcomed with a smile and the service by all the servers was pleasant and efficient. We had bread and olives and Ciabatta with garlic and cheese for starters and the portions were large and tasty. The main courses of Mixed Grill and Steak and Haddock and Chips were cooked perfectly to order with large portions and most enjoyable. We spent a little over £25.00 per head including drinks and service charge and that for a restaurant in central London was really good value. It was a pleasant and unrushed evening and we'd do it all over again.

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Thank Sohrab E
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