Soho, Fitztrovia, Covent Garden

Great Queen Street


British | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

This is the central London gastropub from the same people behind The Anchor and Hope and the Canton Arms. As with their other pubs, there's a regularly changing menu and the downstairs cellar bar is a handy place to know about.

Restaurant details

32 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA
Nearest tube: 
Covent Garden
Telephone number: 020 7242 0622
More info: 
Bar area


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Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Kang Leung London Eater Estimated score
Reviewed on March 31, 2010
"Such simple pleasures, such harmonious execution, how could one not love Great Queen Street." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Jasper Gerard Telegraph
Reviewed on May 15, 2009
"...if you just want to pig-out, get your snout down here. It's a trough not to be sniffed at." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on May 16, 2007
"As far as the family tree is concerned, this is probably a hard-working, slightly lumpen Daniel to the Anchor & Hope's more happening Natasha Bedingfield." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Anon Time Out
Reviewed on September 18, 2007
'In general the food was excellent and well-priced. It was let down, however, by service that was disorganised and a little full of itself' READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on April 25, 2007
"Nourishment and conviviality are what matter, and amiable, knowledgeable staff enter into the proposition that a good meal should be part of a day well lived." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on May 18, 2007
"Lordy, the pie was dense and rich and complex with a soggy-crunchy suet cover that knocks the Sistine chapel off top slot for divinely inspired roof-making. " READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on May 20, 2007
"He knows his stuff. So I'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt. I certainly think it unlikely they will be employing someone to throw unsuspecting pedestrians into the dining room any day soon." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Times
Reviewed by May 25, 2007
"This is Leveller food, nonconformist, with a touch of piety and a subtle, ironic humour." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Matthew Norman Observer
Reviewed on June 09, 2007
"My friend's roast rump, served with potato salad and watercress, tasted as good as it was aesthetically pleasing (there is no colour across the entire food spectrum half as alluring as the deep ruby red of rare beef). Chips were fat, brown and perfect. Puddings, especially a rampant strawberry tart, were excellent, too." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on June 02, 2007
"This strange hybrid of Soho bar and working-man's café has definitely got a certain je ne sais quoi. Or does that sound too pretentious?" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Terry Durack Independent
Reviewed on November 16, 2007
"I'd rather you expected nothing more than well-sourced, seasonal produce from small-scale producers, an intelligent cook, likeable staff who keep up the pace and a bill that couldn't be fairer if it tried." READ REVIEW

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