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Edgar Wallace

#2,061 of 18,615 Restaurants in London
£, British,
40 Essex Street, London WC2R 3JE, England
+44 20 7353 3120
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“beer mats” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
40 Essex Street, London WC2R 3JE, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my very favourite London pubs for lunch. The food is always fresh and well prepared, the house wine very good and the staff friendly and efficient. It's music free which is very welcome (and working on laptops isn't permitted).. Very pleasant...More

Thank roblawrence500
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Found the Edgar Wallace after cutting through from the Thames to the Main Street. Place is fabulous and well worth visiting. Felt like we’d stepped back in time with all the drinks coasters all over and posters from years gone by. Food was fabulous and...More

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Very atmospheric. Meal very nice. Overall an enjoyable visit. Good selection of real ales. Can recommend.

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We liked the look of the place and went in. The Pub is predominantly decorated with decades of promotional smoking material/memorabilia, to some people (in today's eyes) it may seem odd. That's it though, this is a pub with shed loads of character with good...More

1  Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Met up with old friends here as wanted something slightly away from the tourist traps. Amazing decor with the ceiling covered in beer mats and a large range of drinks on offer. Gets very busy after 530pm on a Friday but luckily we had a...More

Thank Panderys
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Many London pubs don’t leave much of an impact but this one still has a traditional feel, encouraging conversation and good beer. Very friendly and helpful staff made the night.

Thank Charliegirl2
Reviewed 30 December 2017

What a great pub to meet two old school buddies in that I hadn't seen for over 30 years! Fantastic interior with all kinds of memorabilia, beer mats, books and signs from the ground to the ceiling. Decent array of ales on hand and good...More

1  Thank TheNextDay
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Proper Eastend, barking, Essex Landlady who runs her pub with apparent ease supported by a wide range of staff from all over the world. Good atmosphere,great selection of wines and real,real CAMRA ales ( especially Brewers Gold). Next trip to London,February 2018, I.ll be back...More

Thank supersnooper44
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This pub is a favourite on our London ale trail and you simply have to visit. Usually with the boys but on this occasion, with my wife.She loved it! As soon as you enter you are welcomed and greeted by the staff. I have been...More

Thank Masterchef19
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I had great time in this Pub. It's a classic local pub with a very good fish and chips! Prices were fine and the staff very polite. If you are looking to have a beer and a genuine fish and tips, you should go there.

Thank EdgarInacio
john g, Owner at Edgar Wallace, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

thanks very much glad we gave you a good time

City of London
From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Essex Street, London WC2R 3JE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7353 3120
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