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Lyceum Tavern

#4,581 of 18,266 Restaurants in London
££ - £££, British,
354 Strand, London WC2R 0HS, England
+44 20 7836 7155
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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“fish and chips” (15 reviews)
“pies” (5 reviews)
“side salad” (3 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
354 Strand, London WC2R 0HS, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From J Boy of Derby A Sam Smiths pub neat Theatreland in Covent Garden on the Strand. The Sam Smiths Old Brewery bitter was as usual excellent and at £3.20 a pint amazing value for Central London. Large bar area and several little cosy booths...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had never visited the pub before and only found it when we were going to the Strand Theatre - a beautiful oak panelled pub with little bays with a small table and a double bench. When we went to the bar we were taken...More

Thank 27digger
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We visited here on a recent weekend to London and it is situated just around the corner from the theatre, a great pint and atmosphere, only small but worth a visit if you are in the area, great staff who are very friendly.

Thank Bob R
Reviewed 10 December 2017

After tasting the food, we quickly realised why it was the only restaurant in the area that had any tables available. It started off ok even though one of the guys was quite surly on greeting us when we arrived. I chose the olives with...More

Thank Les F
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I dropped into the "Lyceum Tavern" on The Strand for some dinner after a meeting in London. The Lyceum is a pub first and foremost on the ground floor with a lively bar and cool 'drinking booths' (confessionals) to the side. Upstairs is another bar...More

Thank Roberts69
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

4 of us chose to eat here prior to going to a show. The service was really slow, and when my gammon came with a broken fried egg and I complained, it appeared as though the waiter thought I was. Having a joke with him....More

Thank rivbom
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Out with group of friends tonight, all good until.....we asked the bar man for some nuts! He explained they had stopped serving and couldn't serve anymore.... Banter followed (we thought in good humour), what followed revealed what can only be explained as some deep seated...More

Thank Steveandclare2001
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Tiny place with good atmosphere. Full of young fashionable Brits. The Samuel Smith pale ale was excellent.

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We went in around 7:30pm in a Saturday. The place had a good atmosphere but I really did not like the beer on draft. As an enthusiastic CAMRA member I've tried a few pints in my time but the Sam Smiths was not to my...More

Thank ESDavey
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Called in for pre shoe drinks Olde Worlde decor and odd little booths for seating- quite funky Bar manageress rude and unhelpful even suggesting my adultt children were not allowed in the bar ! Rather than help me with my drunks issue. Not sure why...More

Thank M M
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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24 November 2016|
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Response from Robinwood5 | Reviewed this property |
Just typical pub food, poorly cooked and expensive for what it is. In particular avoid the salt beef sandwich at all costs - its an utter rip off with tiny shavings of beef rather than a decent slice or two you would expect... More
18 November 2016|
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Response from Vitor R | Property representative |
hello there, sorry we don't show football at all. Thank you.
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21 May 2016|
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Response from Gary_Stoke_UK | Reviewed this property |
I've never had a problem with service in there. There is the Wellington around the corner but that gets busy in the summer as it has an outside seating area.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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: 354 Strand, London WC2R 0HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Neighbourhood: Trafalgar Square / Embankment
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 7155
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