We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lyceum Tavern

#239 of 1,334 Quick Bites in London#3,660 of 22,304 Places to Eat in London
££ - £££, British,
354 Strand, London WC2R 0HS, England
+44 20 7836 7155
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“pies” (7 reviews)
Closed Now
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
354 Strand, London WC2R 0HS, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (328)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How is it possible to serve such an awful burger..? The worst burger I've ever eaten... It arrived cold and I really wondered what they put inside the bread, but I'm sure it was no food. So disgusting I couldn't ate more than 2 fourks....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CalypsoN1
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I popped in here for a quick drink on our wandering up the Strand. Only had a half, but was good to sit in the old booths, for a relaxing drink. Seved by friendly and efficient bar staff. We enjoyed it.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank markcA6953DV
Reviewed 8 December 2018

I went there with a friend for a quick lunch. On arriving we had to wait at the door as two ladies were having difficulty getting in with a wheel chair, they couldn't go up to the restaurant therefore had to eat downstairs which was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mazrat69
Reviewed 30 November 2018

Visited this pub pre show. On asking how long we would have wait for food was told approx 15 min .we got our meals in about 10 min which was very good considering there was 6 of us all having different meals. Food was very...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Loveagoodshow
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Nothing really bad about this place, but nothing special either. Average London pub really. Samuel Smith's beer as good as usual. Made me smile when the barman seemed genuinely surprised when I wanted to pay with cash after he walked back (without even being asked)...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tim P
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Second Sam Smith's pub we've been to, and we weren't disappointed. Lasagne and Chilli were great. Well presented, tasty and well priced. Lovely pub on the Strand - only thing we'd say is why open at 12.30pm on a Saturday? You must lose so much...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank lennohinko
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Go upstairs, order food and drinks at the bar. Food arrived and the burger was great. I didn’t add any ketchup, flavor was awesome. Highly suggest the Cheddar Melt, is a burger.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank G6156WVgeorgeb
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Possibly the best Sam Smiths pub in London. Possibly my wife`s first visit to a Sam Smiths outlet.. She loved the cider and whilst I would have liked the stout ( It had run out) The Taddy Porter (bottled) was excellent. Gentleman behind the bar...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SteveJo2016
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Service was slow and came 50 mins after we had ordered, I had the lasagna which mine came cold which was a shame.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank meganf921
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Have visited this pub twice now pre show.its a Samuel Smith pub ,so no imported beers,so no inflamed prices.pint and a half about a fiver depending on what u order.they have dining upstairs which was very nice.get in as early as possible if u can...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank michael 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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,083 hotels in London
One Aldwych
2,458 reviews
.06 miles away
ME London
3,412 reviews
.06 miles away
Strand Palace Hotel
12,549 reviews
.06 miles away
The Savoy
5,646 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Simpson's in The Strand
528 reviews
.06 miles away
Indigo at One Aldwych
497 reviews
.04 miles away
Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych
760 reviews
.04 miles away
Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar
466 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
The Courtauld Gallery
3,385 reviews
.09 miles away
Novello Theatre
743 reviews
.08 miles away
Duchess Theatre
707 reviews
.07 miles away
Lyceum Theatre
938 reviews
.04 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
3 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from ThreeGoatsHeads | Property representative |
Just around the corner. Less than a minutes walk (we share a fire exit you just have to walk round to the main entrance)
24 November 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from 246vitorr | Property representative |
hello there, sorry we don't show football at all. Thank you.
Improve this listing

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
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
  • E-mail
A great Sam Smith's pub on the Strand, serving locals and tourists alike with traditional British food and beer.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing