The Phoenix

14 Palace Street , London, SW1E 5JA

SquareMeal Review of The Phoenix

This cheerfully updated member of the Geronimo Inns group is now prettily decked out with bright orange wallpaper and some splashes of blue and red paint, although that doesn’t bother the throngs who drop by to quaff pints of Adnams and bottles of Côtes du Rhône at the boisterous bar. Those seeking solid sustenance head to the colourful dining room, which serves a populist menu of pies, rib-eye steaks and dishes such as crispy bacon and duck salad with a poached egg, Irish stew or baked salmon fillet with new potatoes and béarnaise sauce, while signature ‘family favourites’ are denoted by a ‘porker’ logo. The Phoenix is also home to Geronimo’s chef-training kitchen, and offers midweek ‘guinea pig’ lunches for those who fancy trying out new dishes; also note Monday night’s steak club.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Victoria Tube Station 264m

Victoria Station 462m


Address: 14 Palace Street , London SW1E 5JA

Area: Whitehall Buckingham Palace

Opening times

Mon-Sat 11am-11pm Sun 12N-10.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Queen's Gallery 171m

Victoria Palace Theatre 202m


Telephone: 020 7828 8136


Cuisine: Gastropub

Private Dining: 36


Food & Drink: 8.0

Service: 8.0

Atmosphere: 8.0

Value: 8.0

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Victoria M. bronze reviewer 28 March 2014

Went to Phoenix for lunch with 4 colleagues and was really pleased. We only went for mains as didn't have very much time and were a bit fussy – I wanted my fish and chips with veg instead of chips and my colleague didn't want peas so was offered a salad instead. Nothing was a stretch for them. Service was fast and friendly, food came in good time – about 15min after placing order. Fish and chips – cod was lovely and chunky, batter thin and crisp. Huevos rancheros and lamb and chorizo pie were yummi according to my colleagues, as was the chicken breast that was gone completely leaving all plates clean wiped. Portions are generous, prices are on level with chain brasseries with £10-£15 for a main but they do it justice. Would definitely recommend and come back.