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Speedy's Sandwich Bar & Cafe

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187 North Gower Street | Kings Cross, London NW1 2NJ, England
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (8 reviews)
“sherlock fan” (21 reviews)
“bbc sherlock” (11 reviews)
07:30 - 13:30All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
187 North Gower Street | Kings Cross, London NW1 2NJ, England
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately everything was tasteless or worse. poor service. don't recommend this place. had full English breakfast

1  Thank Chris1390
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

So strange the restaurant not to provide toilet to customer. Even the food is fine, the price is high comparatively. Gbp 5.5 for english breakfast plus gbp 1.5 for coffee.

2  Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

As everyone else on the list I went for the Sherlock novelty, it's very small, as in 5 tables big. No toilets, apparently they're 2mins down the road. Lady (Italian ? ) was very friendly and welcoming! I probably came across rude as was so...More

Thank Annon890
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I'm a big Sherlock fan so was excited to visit Speedy's before I attended a Sherlock convention. Speedy's felt a little cramped an found that staff seemed very busy, found it hard to get their attention. I ordered a burger and it was good but...More

1  Thank Miranda D
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Sherlock is filmed here and there are plenty of photos around the walls. If you're a fan this is a must see. It is a bit small inside however you there is outside seating. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and I really enjoyed...More

1  Thank ameliarosenewman
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Having read good reviews on TA about this cafe we decided to give it a try when visiting central London. Food was ok but space is definitely at a premium.We had a breakfast. Staff were polite & courteous but the place is cramped. The food...More

Thank Mathev
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I don’t know what the service is like if you sit down to eat, but if you want a takeaway breakfast then you could die of starvation waiting for something as simple as a bacon roll. I can’t believe how long I stood about like...More

Thank DingDangD0
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place due to Google maps and TripAdvisor. Great food with great prices. The food was really good and full of taste without being greasy. Try it out.

Thank sean t
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just by being next door to the 221B exterior door from the BBC Sherlock and in several key shots, they've got a bit of a following from the show. Being one of those fans, we had a nice breakfast at the shop, which is full...More

Thank TinaReads
Reviewed 10 March 2017

After visiting the Sherlock Holmes Museum, we took a quick bus to Speedy's for lunch. It was well worth the trip. The lunch was very good. I had the Italian Chicken Salad and it was great. Perhaps the greatest part of the whole experience was...More

Thank KandQ-Family
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Deborah M
My daughter is a big fun of Sherlock and my daughter would love it going to London 221b
15 December 2016|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
its a must for anyone
Antoinette H
do you need reservations?
5 February 2015|
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Response from Nimitta | Reviewed this property |
Not at all! This is a very informal and inexpensive cafe, not a restaurant. Hope this helps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
06:30 - 15:30
07:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 187 North Gower Street | Kings Cross, London NW1 2NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 020-7383-3485
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