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30 July 2014
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Great Queen Street

32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA

£39.00 British Covent Garden

Overall Diner Rating

 

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  • Wine: £16.00
  • Champagne: £36.00
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm Sun 1-4pm

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Like its siblings the Anchor & Hope and Canton Arms, Great Queen Street flies the flag for great British cooking in comfortably down-at-heel surroundings – think mismatched furniture, wine in tumblers, and a terse twice-daily menu packed with thoughtfully sourced native ingredients. Seasonal favours generally hit the mark, from creamy goats’ curd on crunchy toasts with a fresh uplift of thyme and lemon to perfectly cooked roast duck with cherries or hearty crab and leek lasagne boasting an intense bouillabaisse-style sauce. Show-stealing sharing dishes such as veal and tarragon pie or seven-hour lamb shoulder with gratin dauphinoise are also worth a punt, while drinks include a cracking list of reasonably priced wines, craft beers, seasonal cordials and cocktails. Friendly, clued-up staff keep the tables turning briskly as a buzzy crowd laps up the atmosphere.

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  1. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Duncan T.

    An exercise in poor customer service.

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    • Food & Drink: 5
    • Service: 2
    • Atmosphere: 6
    • Value: 2

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  2. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Jonathan S.
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    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 10
    • Value: 10

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  3. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Chris H.
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    • Food & Drink: 9
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 8

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  4. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Christopher D.
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    • Food & Drink: 6
    • Service: 3
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  5. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Jonty D.
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 7
    • Value: 7

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  6. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Gmbklm
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    • Food & Drink: 8
    • Service: 9
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 8

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  7. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Jake S.
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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 10
    • Atmosphere: 9
    • Value: 9

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  8. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Philip Gwyn J.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 10
    • Service: 7
    • Atmosphere: 8
    • Value: 9

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  9. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    RG T.
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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

     
    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 1
    • Atmosphere: 2
    • Value: 3

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  10. Great Queen Street

    32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
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    Cheryl K.
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    • Food & Drink: 3
    • Service: 6
    • Atmosphere: 5
    • Value: 3

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  1. Published : Sunday, 30th March 2014

    Samphire and Salsify :: Great Queen Street

    Great Queen Street, named after the street on which it resides, is a restaurant inside a former pub which is owned by the same people behind the Anchor and Hope and the recently opened Camberwell Arms. The long and narrow-ish dining room was extremely lively and buzzy; the air was filled, rather loudly, with the noisy chitter chatter of fellow diners. We were seated at a tiny table for two that we could barely get our legs under, right by the door (which was irritatingly breezy as the door didn’t shut properly) but none of it seemed to really matter; there was an infectiously lovely energy about the place...
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  2. Great Queen Street is owned by the same group that also own Anchor and Hope, a gastropub which has carved a name for itself with its inventive British cooking and its use of head-to-tail ingredients. Great Queen Street’s menu plays less reliance on offal cooking, but it is similarly classically British. Its makes good use of seasonal ingredients, and as such the menu is ever changing. Great Queen Street is a rustic looking venue – the furniture is dark, and the lighting is kept low. Located on Great Queen Street in Covent Garden, it’s a perfect spot for a bout of casual central London dining. A starter salad of ham, egg, beetroot and horseradish (£7) was absolutely scrumptious...
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  3. Great Queen Street is owned by the same group that also own Anchor and Hope, a gastropub which has carved a name for itself with its inventive British cooking and its use of head-to-tail ingredients. Great Queen Street’s menu plays less reliance on offal cooking, but it is similarly classically British. Its makes good use of seasonal ingredients, and as such the menu is ever changing. Great Queen Street is a rustic looking venue – the furniture is dark, and the lighting is kept low. Located on Great Queen Street in Covent Garden, it’s a perfect spot for a bout of casual central London dining. A starter salad of ham, egg, beetroot and horseradish (£7) was absolutely scrumptious...
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Essential Details for Great Queen Street

  • Address: 32 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA
  • Telephone: 020 7242 0622
  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 12N-2.30pm 6-10.30pm Sun 1-4pm
  • Restaurant Facilities: Alfresco dining area

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