If the George offers classic pub dining, then Upstairs at the George offers elevated pub dining.
Located right over the George, it's hard to call Upstairs the little sibling - the building has been open since the 18th century, and hosted celebrated guests throughout the 20th century.
Whereas downstairs serves up your broad selection of brews, Upstairs provides a classic dining experience led by Chef James Knappett of the two Michelin-star restaurant Kitchen Table. You can choose to sit in one of three rooms upstairs, each with a different experience.
The dining room is decorated like the standard Georgian living space of its previous landlords, and offers a classic British culinary menu with modern twists. Look out for the sausage and mash with two types of sausage made in-house; the Scottish langoustine scampi with peas, tartar sauce, and chips; or the steak tartare with hay-smoked egg yolk, served on maple and black pepper sourdough. Even the desserts are classic, such as the Knickerbocker Glory with vanilla ice cream, a chocolate fudge brownie, and salted caramel toffee. And yes- they do a Sunday roast, with all the fixings.
Next to the dining room is the English Sparkling Wine Bar, boasting an extensive English wine list with over 80 options (some of which are exclusive to the George) and over 300 other wines from around the world. Not a fan of wine? Try one of their signature cocktails, featuring ingredients sourced from Britain.
And if you want a more intimate experience, book out the private dining room. It seats 20, and nestles you in between two Victorian fireplaces. You can reserve it for special occasions, brea.- or if you just want to have a blast tasting the past.