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The Counting House

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly

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Built in 1893 as a magnificent banking hall, the aptly named Counting House oozes 19th Century decadence. With gleaming chandeliers and high domed ceiling, it's a stunning place to stop by for a hand-raised pie and a pint of real ale in the heart of London.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pies tasting board fish and chips steak and ale pie mash pastry fullers pub stunning pub private bar selection of beers christmas lunch served quickly pub food friday night ales pint
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came across this place at the weekend which meant it was much quieter than normal (many bard in teh city are closed at the weekend as they tend to cater for business customers of which there are many fewer at the weekends)... but it is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TAmember10042016
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there for lunch and the food was amazing....the service excellent. My wife fell at the bottom of the stairs and the staff was WONDERFUL while waiting for the ambulance to arrive to take her to the hospital for a broken ankle

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent meal with very friendly staff and prompt service in nice surroundings. I'm looking forward to a return visit here sometime in the future...

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Alun25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciate this is in the heart of the financial district of the city of London but at £ 5.25 for a pint of ordinary draft beer I find a tad exorbitant. It was very busy when we visited , 5pm on a weekday ,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank pauldmartin59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit just to see the interior; especially the stained glass domed ceiling above the bar. Also, check out the old photographs and drawings hung on the original wood pannelled walls depicting the pub's former life as a bank. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Philip S
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Eight of us booked a table for dinner on a Friday evening, but were left very disappointed. We received our menus and ordered drinks. The waitress came to take our order then told us that four of the items selected weren’t available. She then came...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

We had our team Christmas dinner there for 25 people. Nice to have a room for the team to celebrate Christmas. Food was ok but very small portions. There was no one to take our drinks orders so we had to go to the bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SunshineChase
Reviewed 28 December 2018

Popped in last night as the establishment looked inviting and what a good idea that was! Pub looks really nice, aesthetically pleasing anywhere you had a gander, lots of character and a warm feel about the place. Served quickly, good choice of beverages all over....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 21 December 2018

Christmas lunch and drinks with friends in this wonderful building on a mad pre Christmas drinking day, good staff service but food average.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hattie12345
Reviewed 20 December 2018

My first visit to this watering hole for the annual Xmas dinner with friends and former colleagues. Unsurprisingly, this hostelry way very busy, full of character and atmosphere. Unfortunately, the victuals fell short of expectations. The food was not very hot, poorly presented and covered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
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towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
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