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“Great building and decent pizzas”
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Ranked #2,960 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $49
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Errol, United Kingdom
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“Great building and decent pizzas”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We've been going to the Dickens Inn for about 15 years, and while the food can't compete with many other London venues, the setting and the building itself are worth a visit. The Dickens Inn is located in the centre of St Katherine's Dock, so it feels very peaceful for central London. Its lovely to sit on the balconies in warm weather and listen to the clinking of the boats.

The Dickens Inn is an old four story building with lots of character - wooden beams, old farming implements hung up on the walls, balconies hung with lots of flowers and plants. Its a very nice venue for a quiet evening meal.

The food is mostly pizza and they are tasty but nothing special, although they do come in some massive sizes which makes for fun group meals!

The staff and service are so-so. I haven't ever been blown away by the service, and we've had a couple of slightly off experiences, such as being seated next to staff having their meals, and being told we could only choose two different toppings for a giant pizza (for 6 people), when previously there had been no problem choosing 3 different toppings.

Worth a visit if you by Tower Bridge.

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Drinks”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Ordered drinks not long before 10 pm on a Sunday evening. Overpriced for a start but of course happy to take my money. The bell was then rung at 10 and was then told this was last orders and had 20 minutes before they 'wanted our glasses'. So instead of a relaxing drink were were rushed and hassled to finish. For goodness sake I thought London was a progressive 24 hour city not this utter rubbish. I know service in this country can leave a lot to be desired but this takes the cake!

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I love this place”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

IT is a charmy, nice and relax inv place. The location is ideal the food is great and price is reasonable

I love the pizzas and fish and cheap

  • Visited December 2013
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“The Grill House get everything right”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I was given the best table right in the corner of the room. The urgency of the staff was far in excess of required. They sell good pub food with a nice selection of wine. The food is delivered with remarkable haste. Very impressed.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Not impressed”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

We were staying at the tower hotel & wanted some food so we gave the dickens inn a go. We went up to to the grill, l ordered a mixed grill & waited, waited a bit more & finally my food arrives, not impressed at all, steak the size of a fish cake, same with the gammon, undercooked flat mushroom. Not worth £18. We will never darken there doors again. Not recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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