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Lord Nelson

#607 of 18,950 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
243 Union Street | Southwark, London SE1 0LR, England
+44 20 7207 2701
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (172 reviews)
“burguer” (4 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
243 Union Street | Southwark, London SE1 0LR, England
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1 - 10 of 319 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I noticed this place as I am staying in the central Southwark travel lodge. Good beer selection. I noticed they advertise the best burgers in town. My goodness are they right. I payed 13 quid for a bluesey Lucy burger and it was the best...More

Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

EASILY the best burgers in London. Weird and wonderful pub, everything it needs to be. Love the stuffed squirrel.

Thank doylefran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frequented this quirky little pub a few times over the weekend as we were staying over the road. Friendly pub with reasonable bar prices. Food looked great but didn't actually eat here, maybe next time. Staff were all friendly but especially the girl on Saturday...More

Thank helenb1975
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you and yes she is. That’s the wonderful Ellie, a rare talent who fits in a few bar shifts for in between saving the world. Thanks Helen!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times over the weekend due to it being opposite the hotel. Very busy little pub but such a nice atmosphere full of people of all ages. Drinks were reasonably priced and we had a lovely time drinking there.

Thank Danni W
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

glad you enjoyed our humble abode danni and please return whenever you're in town... your review is much appreciated!

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great pub with a quirky atomposhere. Food is amazing, we can’t resist visiting when we come into London. And that chick, Summer... she’s the best barmaid ever!

Thank starmiaharris2018
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

you're right, she is.

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Looks like a psychedelic trip gone wrong. But hey it’s utterly fab! Don’t let first impressions sway your ardour for good food!!!! The food is ace. The beers are well ranged and well priced and the young staff are wonderful. Go on. Live a little!

Thank PadiP
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

a million thanks for the high praise, enthusiastic exclaiming & spot on description.

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This quirky burger joint has something for all tastes from the Elvis burger with Peanut butter and the Lord Nelson with everything in to the simple cheese burger. Food was all fresh and well cooked, nothing to complain about. Definitely better than any chain burger...More

Thank Ady315
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thanks adrian, it's much appreciated...

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic burgers, probably the best i ever had! Super friendly & cool staff and nice atmosphere. A bit pricey but it’s worth it.

Thank tapopod
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

like wow, kind words indeed. not sure about the pricey bit though? where's cheaper? please don't say MacDevils... we make it ourselves and then cook the food to order. that's a big difference from the chains. hope to see you again tapopod.

Reviewed 18 August 2018

When in doubt, follow your nose. Because Lord Nelson really knows. Make no minced-steak, I relish that you mustard da go here. Absolutely great hangover cure when your too burger'd to cook!

1  Thank k1624389
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Ha ha... Speechless. But thanks!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Lovely pub, very busy at weekends so you'll have to be early to get a table. Typical prices for a London pub.

1  Thank Sotontee
no33y, Owner at Lord Nelson, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Lovely review, so thanks to you!

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Michael H
17 August 2015|
Response from no33y | Property representative |
hi michael, yes - we're serving the full weekday menu from 12 - 6pm on sundays, roasts will return again with the cold and the rain. there is a private party booked at 4pm this sunday (23rd) however so food service will... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 243 Union Street | Southwark, London SE1 0LR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7207 2701
  • E-mail
Informal and fun, excellent food, we specialise in burgers and beyond. We attract a relaxed mixed, easy-going crowd, we play great music and our decor was provided by the devil... Food is served: mon-thurs 12-3pm & 5-8pm (last orders 7.45), friday 12-3pm (plus we have an outdoor bbq in the evening from 7pm til 9/10pm), saturday 12-3 and 5-8pm) (last orders 7.45) sundays food is served 12-5pm.
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