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Black Friar

#42 of 1 335 Nightlife in London
Open Now: 10:00 - 23:00
Open today: 10:00 - 23:00
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Nice lunch .. good relaxed vibe

Don’t be fooled by the apparently “deserted” look of this classic little pub outside Blackfriars... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Nice Pub

Nice little pub, lots of character, and history, we were staying at the Premier Inn, Blackfriars... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
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“art nouveau”(6 reviews)
You will find The Blackfriar in Blackfriars London within a short stroll of Blackfriars Bridge, Upper Thames Street and Fleet Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its...more
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174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
City of London
+44 20 7236 5474
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Don’t be fooled by the apparently “deserted” look of this classic little pub outside Blackfriars Station - it’s totally deceptive. When you step inside you find a warm, busy little pub with lots of life. Without any information, my companion and I ventured in to...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Had lunch this afternoon at this pub. Great location and nice ambience and decorations. Service was really good. I had fish and chips here about 2 years ago and it was outstanding. The fish was about 1" thick with a really nice thin batter that...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Nice little pub, lots of character, and history, we were staying at the Premier Inn, Blackfriars and was 2 mins away, visited twice on a really sunny weekend, good service.

Thank coombsy1960
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Came hear to celebrate after visiting one of the queens garden parties we had a lovely dinner we were glad we booked a table as it was very lively. Staff were efficient despite being very busy and the food was very good. The pub has...More

Thank hollyhampshire1
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Four of us went here for dinner. Food was very good especially the sausage and mashed main. Our problem was with our waiter regarding the tip. At the end of our meal, the waiter gave us the bill and we asked if a service tip...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Just popped in for a beer and it was great. Very busy on a Sunday night.. The only thing letting it down was the toilets.. Urinal full of urine and no way to flush so had to hold my breath...

Thank Scuba2013
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We had luckily pre booked as the restaurant was completely booked for 3 sittings. The bar had a lovely buzz and was really busy. The food was traditional pub pie and mash. The highlight is the internal quirkiness and our waitress gave us a leaflet...More

Thank sarah b
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I always loved this iconic pub, which I have to say is one of my very favourites in London. Despite the threat of demolition in the sixties, this amazing pub has thrived ever since, & is well worth its highly-regarded reputation. It's a real eye-catcher...More

Thank canndyman
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

What a visual feast for lovers of art nouveau this is! Enjoy a drink while admiring the architecture and decoration of this lovely pub. All rich wood panels, stained glass and copper reliefs. The dining room is gorgeous with mosaic ceilings, huge mirrors, arches, and...More

Thank rosebug
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The Black Friar pub is a lovely traditional pub which is full of character with great architecture,history plus a cosy and 'humorous' atmosphere. There is a good selection of food and drinks to choose from all of which are very reasonable priced plus the staff...More

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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
right. Cross the road and you are there.