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“Overpriced and underwhelming”
Review of The Silver Cross

The Silver Cross
Ranked #4,715 of 22,834 Restaurants in London
Price range: $0 - $16
Cuisines: Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Westminster
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Overpriced and underwhelming”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Not recommended. £13.49 for fish and chips £11.49 for a burger. I wouldn't mind if they were good but they weren't: lukewarm and tasteless. Asked for mustard. Got mayonnaise instead. Indifferent service - ignored at the bar while people who arrived after me were served first. Do yourself a favour: go to The Lord Moon of the Mall across the road - cheaper, better food and a wider offer of much better kept beers.

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Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
475 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“A decent pub with reasonable food”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

A decent pub near Trafalgar Square. If you are American expecting table service, look elsewhere, but if you are used to ordering at the bar, this place works well. Busy with tourists, but not a touristy place, this pub will meet your needs. A widely varied menu may be confounding, but sitck with traditional foods (Sunday Roast, Bangers/Mash, Fish-n-Chips, etc) and you will be fine. The kitchen may take a while to get your food, but relax and enjoy a pint of your favorite. At least 4 cask ales on tap, along with plenty of ciders and other standard taps. If you are looking for fast food, get takeaway at a pasty shop somewhere else. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We went for lunch after a big morning in London. The atmosphere was great and the staff very friendly. We both decided on the traditional Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding and it was absolutely wonderful. Great size meal and fast friendly service.

The toilets were very clean. Just loved the place.

  • Visited October 2012
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Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great time/Great Food/Great Pub”
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

This pub was recommended ny our tour guide and i was skeptical but this place was so GREAT!
I had a Big Ben Burger with chips ans a couple of pints! We meet some others from our tour group there and had great English pub experience! Hope to visit again!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Best Fish and Chips”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We were in London four days and had fish and chips three times, The Silver Cross had the best cod fried perfectly with a light batter. Touristy pub but good food. Order at the Bar, they don't provide table service which may be why many reviewers said it takes too long. Once we ordered we got our food in less than 15 minutes and it was worth the wait.

  • Visited October 2012
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