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Few places merit the description ‘Dickensian’ more than this time warp chop house in the thick of the City’s most atmospheric knot of lanes. The George & Vulture’s Dickens credentials are authentic, its walk-on part in The Pickwick Papers well known. Little about the Grade II-listed building or its venerable interior seems to have changed since the great novelist’s day; step inside and you enter a world of wainscot-panelled Victoriana, where online booking is a thing of the future and wine choice is notoriously limited. Likewise, the food is straightforward, old-fashioned and staunchly British: devilled whitebait or scampi and bacon to start, with steak and kidney pie, Barnsley chop or the chef’s roast of the day to follow. A lonely goat’s cheese tart provides the sole solace for vegetarians. Round off a meal with crème caramel, a hot pudding or Stilton with celery and biscuits. History, rather than food, is the attraction here.

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Essential Details for The George and Vulture City

  • Address: 3 Castle Court, London EC3V 9DL
  • Telephone: 020 7626 9710
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12N-2.45pm

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