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“Better than it was”
Review of Audley

Audley
Ranked #3,183 of 22,564 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Mayfair
Greenford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Better than it was”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Much better than when I reviewed this pub badly about 9 months ago. They have clearly made efforts to up their game as well as giving the whole building a refurb. Staff at least give some impression they are interested although almost all of them are struggling with English as their first language -- which is unfair on them and the customers.
Most of our group thought the food was good (fish and chips is especially good although portions of chips are small) although one was unhappy with the poor salad options. However overall the menu options are frankly poor having been cut back and descended to the lowest common denominator of pub food; it is also confusing to read.
There seems to be an increasing range of premium fizzy lagers. But the range of real ales, which used to be excellent, was I thought poor -- two Belgian brews I'd never heard of, a porter (enjoyed by some of our group) and three or four handpumps with beers none of us knew. No Fullers, Youngs, Wells, Adnams, etc. which used to be the mainstay of the beers. Poor call, guys.
This is a shame because with good, slightly more innovative pub food, and good beers the Audley could regain its reputation as a most excellent pub.
But as I say, it is a lot better than it was; it's just a shame that the brewery "head office" seems to have lost its way. Doesn't quite get 4 stars.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Lunchtime drinks and people watching”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Where better to spend an hour or two on a beautiful summers day in the middle of Mayfair. The London Pride is excellent and the fish and chips is as good a pub fish and chips as you'll get anywhere - all served in an extremely friendly manner.

Sitting outside on the corner provides a great location for people watching (Scott's is pretty much next door so if celebs are your thing then keep an eye out) and if cars are your thing then the Bentleys, Ferraris, Porsches and Astons are in abundance.

Great location, lovely food and excellent beer.

  • Visited May 2014
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“lunchtime drinks”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Called in here after our renewal of vows , across at mayfair library . Staff were nice , took some photos for us , lovely pub .

Visited April 2014
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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262 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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“Quintessential British pub in the heart of Mayfair”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Came here for dinner and drinks with a large group last evening. The staff did a nice job accommodating our large group - we basically had the upstairs all to ourselves. Service was ok but the food was delicious. I would definitely have the roast beef with Yorkshire pudding - excellent. Everyone enjoyed their meals and no one was left hungry! Prices were also decent as Mayfair is quite expensive

  • Visited April 2014
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bologna
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124 reviews
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“A nice fashionable pub in Chelsea”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Audley offered us the pleasure to eat a great tasty 'Big Ben' burger sitting on a street corner, enjoying the sun of a glorious British sun-soaked day; the Middle Eastern guy at the cashier could be a bit less grumpy (waitresses are quite nice, BTW) but it's not really expensive, and it's nice, if the weather allows it, to have lunch there while enjoying the view of the unending passage of Bentley Continentals, Bristol 411s and Rolls Ghosts passing in front of the adjoining Purdey's shop windows.....

Visited March 2014
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