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“Nice place but disappointed with food and service”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Duke of Somerset

Duke of Somerset
Ranked #9,494 of 22,376 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Whitechapel
Description: The Duke of Somerset prides itself on being a proper traditional pub. With live sport, a big external TV screen and one of the best outside drinking areas in the City. The Duke is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the City. If you want great value for money and a warm welcome, then look no further!
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Nice place but disappointed with food and service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We went to this place on a Friday lunchtime. It was busy which shows how popular 'The Duke' is. The drinks are quite well priced so I would definitely recommend this place for this. The bar is not very big however there are a number of staff members on hand to serve. A lot of the items on the menu were not available as we were advised that the menu was going to be changed. It would have been easier to cross these off the menu..as people having to decide again created massive queues at the bar. The bar staff did not advise that there would be a long wait for the food. It took around 50 minutes for the food to arrive and when it did, we were disappointed as were the group sitting near us. The food was cold and not presented very well...it looked as though it had been thrown onto the plates. The group next to us demanded their money back then went elsewhere. There was no apology offered by the staff. I would stick to drinks only in the future.

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5 Thank j2bob
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

very rate to find a pub in the city with a lovely big out door sitting space with a big tv.
staff very welcoming and friendly
ordered some sharers amd unfortunately they were gone before i knew it, good selection on the platters.
by far the best selection of beers in the area and always a different selection of ales.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank David M
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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“A regular haunt as it's the nearest place to work”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

Food is average pub grub at best, but the bar snacks/platters are fine and it's one of the cheapest places for beer in the area. Usually pretty busy so ambience usually ok. On a warm evening outside seating area is it's best feature.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank NeilPike
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