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Orpheus Bar & Restaurant

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#8,793 of 18,395 Restaurants in London
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26A Savage Gardens, London EC3N 2AR, England
+44 20 7481 1931
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
23 Dec 2017
“A Fishy treat in London”
16 Mar 2016
“It's real and it's genuine!”
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26A Savage Gardens, London EC3N 2AR, England
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We tried the scallops as a starter and followed that with hake. The food was presented without fuss and tasted as if it had been caught that day - super fish dishes priced reasonably just off Tower Bridge. Manuel Vilas the chef has got this...More

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews here we really wanted to try Orpheus. When we got there yesterday evening at 7:00 the place was empty. Empty. The owner apologized that he had to close for the evening. I felt so sorry for him. Guess the 70s interior...More

Thank Vaderstijn
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Unlikely to walk past this old and very well established City hide-a-way but really worth the effort to find - and only two minutes walk from Tower Bridge. The entrance and bar are from a bygone era but retain an undoubted character - as does...More

1  Thank douglasdrummond
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Excellent seafood and fish, even if the decor doesn't appear to have been touched since the 1970s. I've been here several times now and have always had excellent fish. On this occasion, I have the coquilles St Jacques, followed by beautiful, simple lemon sole. My...More

Thank Caroline R
Reviewed 23 October 2015

This plaice is the best you wil find for fresh fish in London. Unfortunately you will not find it without someone showing you the way! Although London cabs can fin anywhere...........The entrance and walk through the Bar is a little off-putting but the Fish and...More

Thank kelvinwilliama2014
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Went for a business lunch and was really looking forward to the fantastic array of fish usually on offer. I have been to the Orpheus before several times over the years and is kept as a "treat" as whilst I like fish I have to...More

Thank StueygHarpenden
Reviewed 20 February 2015

A very friendly bar/restaurant. A great place to meet up with friends. Have used the restaurant ( great fish ) many times and the bar food is excellent too. In need of a refurb which I understand is soon to take place.

Thank amb4342
Reviewed 8 February 2015

1970s retro decor is not for everyone but if you look beyond that, this is a solid restaurant. Fish in all its forms is the speciality and usually, not always, the chef or maitre d' will bring round fillets of the fish available. Last visit...More

Thank DRSChris
Reviewed 8 October 2014

I've been here several times, and have enjoyed introducing the restaurant to others. However, on my most recent visit the restaurant didn't offer its usual selling point - the waiter coming round with the plate of fish from which one could make a selection for...More

1  Thank DfromSurrey
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Walked in at 8pm on a Friday night in the middle if summer to be told be the 'receptionist', who was on the phone, that they were closed. Don't waste your time.

1  Thank Ner77
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26A Savage Gardens, London EC3N 2AR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7481 1931
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