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“Nice for lunch”
Review of Sussex - CLOSED

Sussex
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Description: The Sussex in Covent Garden is a traditional London pub. You'll find us on Upper St Martins Lane, where Covent Garden connects to Leicester Square. Our menu is in the best tradition of British pub food. Best enjoyed with a drink, friends and always with a warm welcome. The area where the Sussex pub is situated has been a recognised thoroughfare since Saxon times. In Roman times this area also connected Westminster to the City of London. During the reign of King John (1199-1216) Long Acre was recorded as the northern boundary of the Covent Garden of the monks of St. Peter's Abbey. Over the years the area has been home to royalty, cartwrights and fruiterers in addition to famous names such as Nicholas Stone the sculptor, Oliver Cromwell and John Dryden. Today the area is still a bustling hub of activity connecting Covent Garden to Leicester Square. Our downstairs bar with a capacity of up to 100 is available to hire for private parties and functions. The team at the Sussex look forward to welcoming you!
Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stopped in here on a Tuesday lunchtime and although reasonably busy got a seat by the window. The barman came straight over to us to say hello and offered to take our order when we were ready, a really nice touch for a pub I thought. We had drinks (the mulled wine was very hot and very tasty) and just a snack, loaded nachos with pulled pork, which were plentiful and good. Probably the best thing was the attentiveness of the staff (1 in particular, wish I'd asked his name). Overall very nice, good value for London, especially so near Covent Garden, and recommended for a pit-stop.

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Thank Gary W
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Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

Met up with friends for Friday lunchtime drinks. It was a very short walk from Leicester Square tube and Covent Garden. It was busy but we got served quickly and I enjoyed the buzzy atmosphere.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Good food with friendly staff and a pleasant atmosphere, we had the baked camembert to share which was plenty enough for two as a lunchtime bite to eat. Nice place to sit and watch the world go past, situated between Leicester Square and Covent Garden.

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Thank travelsonabike2
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Stopped in on a hot afternoon for something to eat. The place was packed but I was able to snag a table by the bar. The nachos were ok, nothing like what I was expecting but good non the less. Prices were decent.

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Thank AshleyW3
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Decent meeting place for central, good atmosphere, music and staff considering its part of spirit group.

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Thank Annie123Northampton
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