The Astronomer

125-129 Middlesex Street , London, E1 7JF

The Astronomer pub London Liverpool Street
The Astronomer pub London Liverpool Street
The Astronomer pub London Liverpool Street

SquareMeal Review of The Astronomer

Formerly The Shooting Star, this popular pub’s name was changed to coincide with a major refurbishment in summer 2016. The splendid new interior is set within Astral House, a handsome redbrick edifice. The Observatory, an elegant wood-panelled, mosaic-floored bar (a faithful rendition of a high Victorian saloon) is where to savour a pint of owners Fuller’s finest beers – Seafarers Ale, say. For classic cocktails and casual dining, head upstairs to The Hubble Room, equipped with a genuine antique Wray telescope and other space-gazer gubbins. It’s open from 8am for English and continental breakfasts, along with hearty filled pies that take pride of place on a Mrs Beaton-ish menu that also has rump of lamb (£16.75), cod and chips, sharing boards, sandwiches and puds. Thankfully, The Astronomer’s wine list prices aren’t stratospheric. Star buys include punchy Languedoc Pinot Noir (£5.75 a glass) and Chapel Down English rosé at £25 per bottle.

The Astronomer Location

125-129 Middlesex Street , London E1 7JF

Opening times

Mon-Sun 8am-11pm (Thurs -1am Fri-Sat -2am)

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