The Thomas Cubitt

Gastropub·
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Silver Award
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SquareMeal Review of The Thomas Cubitt

Silver Award

The smartest of a trio of Belgravia gastropubs that also includes The Orange and The Alfred Tennyson, this perfectly proportioned Regency townhouse is appropriately named after one of London’s most renowned master builders. The ground-floor boozer (and a fair amount of the pavement outside) play host to drinkers and socialisers who can pick from an easy-going menu of pub staples ranging from chilli/salt squid to lamb burgers and fish and chips. Those wanting a smarter, more intimate repast head upstairs to the pretty Regency dining room, where the wine list takes precedence over the beer taps, and the cooking cranks up a notch – think seared scallops on radish tagliatelle or Middle White pork chop with black pudding, caramelised onions and some sweetly acidic gooseberries. Helpings are generous, but it’s worth bracing yourself for puds such as lemon and raspberry baked Alaska. “A really good local restaurant – not the cheapest, but a great vibe”, concludes one fan.  

 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Gastropub
Ambience
Cosy, Lively, Traditional
Food Occasions
Brunch, Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Dog friendly
Perfect for
Dates, Special occasions, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

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Location

44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PA

020 7730 6060 020 7730 6060

Website

Opening Times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

Reviews

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23 Reviews 
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Judit T

20 May 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 4

Food was nice, but honestly the protion was gigantic, american sizes. No one was able to eat it, such a waste! I had too much sauce in my crab salad, but at least the bread was sourdough bread and not plain white. 

Thomas D

15 March 2023   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 1
Service 1
Atmosphere 1
Value 1
Not good enough

Adding this review because it's clear this has happened to others from reading prior reviews.

Despite the photos provided (on Squaremeal and the restaurant's own website) being of the nice restaurant, and the menu being from the same, when you book online it's actually to sit in the pub area downstairs (where you are crammed in around people drinking at the bar, and the noise level is off the charts - you can't have a conversation). On the evening I booked, I arrived to be told the restaurant was closed and 'this is a real nightmare we have, that the online booking system is for the pub not the restaurant', i.e. it's a known problem. This was also a fact they didn't see fit to disclose when they called to confirm the reservation the day before, after having asked for a £25 p.p. cancellation fee. Guests should expect better from a well established venue that is part of a larger restaurant group.

PATRICIA M

26 October 2022   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Heidi E

20 July 2020  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 0.5
Reservations for a Sunday roast don’t hold your breath.

Booking a week in advance for a Sunday Roast to find there isn’t any roast chicken! No cocktail olives for a Martini. A French 75 cocktail that bearly makes it to half way up your Champagne glass. I wouldn’t waste your time. 

Helen K

09 May 2017  
Delicious food and lovely service on both occasions i've been. It's on the expensive side, especially the wine, but for a treat, it's worth spending the extra cash. I forget about the stairs - they're not easy to manage if you're not good on your feet, and there's no disabled access - especially the private dining area on the top floor. That is a bit of a hike, but lovely once you're up there.

Nick W

09 June 2016  
Delicious British dishes served by very friendly staff. A really good local restaurant. It is not the cheapest but great vibe.

Nikki C

26 June 2014  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 3.5
I arranged a dinner for 13 people here in one of the private dining rooms (The Drawing Room). Everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed it – said the food was excellent, the staff were great and the room itself was bright, light and airy. A great night had by all.

Bob B

02 April 2014  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4
What can be said of the Thomas Cubitt that hasn’t already been said? Why should I add my voice to the cacophony of praise that results from just muttering the great builder’s name? In short, there is nothing that can be added, every inch of praise that one reads about the pub is deserved, it is a model of brilliance in all aspects. The Champagne is cold, the service is warm and the food delivers. Every time. The menu spoils the diner with a myriad of equally wonderful options. Each time I sit confused, bamboozled. The waiter arrives, I ask for another two minutes. I think I’m set on the corn fed chicken breast, grilled cauli, broc & romanesco salad, but then the beef and rosemary pie fills me with doubt. The waiter reappears. Confused I order the fillet of hake, it ends up being brilliant. There’s nothing on this menu that doesn’t please. It is impossible to be disappointed. The Cubitt’s piece de resistance is its Sunday Roast. Sit upstairs and avoid the bustle (the menu is the same in the dining room on Sundays), order the sharing platter and go home happy. Nothing more need be said. Once you’ve tried the Cubitt you’ll be just another of us boring others about how great it is. The Cubitt speaks for itself, it’s a shame none of us can leave it that way.

11 March 2014  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
We recently held a birthday dinner party in the Drawing Room on the top floor of The Thomas Cubbitt. It was outstanding in every way! There's space to have pre-dinner drinks and the room is light and airy. From the setting up of the dinner with the manager to the service we received on the night, everything was excellent. The menu was varied and gave a very good choice to our guests. The food was delicious and the wine complimented it well. All in all a perfect evening.

James W

21 October 2013  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5
Excellent private dining
We had a table for 16, for dinner, in the Drawing Room, a private room at the top of the pub. It's an excellent space and comfortably took all 16 of us around one large table. There was room to circulate and space to stand-up and have a drink away from the table, which was most welcome and not something you often find, with a room of this size. We were using for a business dinner and from the off, the setting up of the event with, Marine Coltier (the events manager) was super-organised, professional and went without hitch. Additionally, the staff on hand at the venue were attentive, without being intrusive and ensured the food, which was excellent, was brought in a timely manner and the wine flowed throughout the evening. All round an excellent experience and we would have no hesitation in either using the rooms again, or recommending to others. Many Thanks.
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