The Water Poet

9-11 Folgate Street , London, E1 6BX

The Water Poet London pub bar restaurant
The Water Poet London pub bar restaurant

SquareMeal Review of The Water Poet

A cosy, homely kind of boozer with an added funky edge, The Water Poet is an unpretentious dive for City boys and girls to carouse amid velvet drapes, cherubs and leather sofas that encourage extended stays. Pounding music ensures that no one nods off during the evening, although the assembled crowd are usually preoccupied with knocking back draught ales such as Meantime and Doom Bar, as well as decently priced, sub-£25 wines from around the globe. Peckish punters can order ‘good, honest food’ such as steak sandwiches on sour dough, Aberdeen Angus cheeseburgers, various themed sharing boards and ‘indulgent’ puds; the Poet also does ‘huge’ Sunday lunches. If the sun’s out, make a beeline for the terrific garden area before all the seats are taken.

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The Water Poet Location

9-11 Folgate Street , London E1 6BX

Opening times

Mon-Fri 11am-11pm Sat-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

The Water Poet's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 8.5

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Service: 9.0

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Atmosphere: 8.8

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Value: 8.8

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

18 July 2012

Had a great night at this pub, eating the best part of a roast hog and drinking draught Stiegl Brau form Salzburg. Very Germanic, but the ambience here on a Saturday is laid back lively. Great garden, barbecue, beer and really good service for this part of London.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 5

06 July 2012

We had a rather good lunch here yesterday, sat at a sunny table in the surprisingly large garden for this part of town. From a tempting menu of ‘pub favourites’ we chose the sharing board to start, which was generous and delicious, followed by beer battered fish & chips and a Dexter rare breed cheeseburger, both of which were superb and excellent value for money. We noted that there were a large selection of interesting ales to try, so will no doubt return again, with our eye on the rest of the menu and Sunday lunch in particular.

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Food + drink: 4

Service: 4

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Platinum Reviewer
25 February 2011

A proper pub, with decent sized portions of good honest food, served by helpful and friendly staff. Have had lunch there twice recently, both on somewhat inclement days, and the hearty food hit the spot on both occasions.

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