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“A quirky place”
Review of The Seven Stars

The Seven Stars
Ranked #181 of 1,284 Nightlife in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Helsinki, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A quirky place”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

The Seven Stars doesn't actually look like a "traditional" English pub, more like a small continental bistro with its green chequered tablecloths and daily changing menu on the blackboard.

The landlady Roxy is quite a character and has written several cookbooks and the food served here is very good indeed. The ales are in fine condition.

There is a resident cat who wears a white Elizabethan ruff collar. Whilst he does accept the appropriate attention paid for by the customers, I made the ultimate mistake of seating myself on his own special bar stool and was treated with the appropriate lack of attention until I vacated the stool to go upstairs to use the loo :)

One pugh with his person would have liked to enter the pub but was kindly told that perhaps some cats and dogs might not come along with each other, so they unfortunately had to find another pub to have their drink at.

One final point - the stairs to the loos are VERY steep and narrow, so if you are yourself, or are visiting with friends with mobility problems, do take care.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Atmosphere ”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Pub is old and full of atmosphere and very old fashioned. I think it was a survivor of the great fire in the 1600s. I really liked how everything was so independent and different. The food was delicious and plenty. The beers i had were good too. The lady behind the bar was a lobely person.bThe chef Roxy is a character of its own. Shouldnt be a reason to miss out in this though. Who awaits a high end luxurious experence should give it a miss. For everyone else just a great Insider tip.

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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous pub, superb food, musn't be missed”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

I visited The Seven Stars for lunch today (Thursday 20th March). Had the Onglet Steak Sandwich which was cooked to perfection as Onglet is a cut that is very easily over done. But not at the Seven Stars. Served on deliciously toasted/grilled bread with a fabulous light salad and the special Seven Stars sauce it was truly fabulous. All washed down with a pint or two of Cornish Coaster.

Truly great pub and the foods never ever fails.

Menu today to choose from

Chicken Liver Pate - £9.00
Chick pea and ham soup with hot roll and salad - £9.50
Spanish Scramble - £11.50
Onglet Steak Sandwich - £12.50
Pasta Primavera - £11.00
Chicken & Pheasant Pie - £11.00
Penne Pasta with Meatballs, Spinach & Parmesan - £11.50
Chicken salad Deluxe - £10.50
Meatloaf sandwich - £9.00

The above varies day to day and depends on what Roxy (landlady) has procured from her local suppliers but all very delicious and excellent value for money.

Visited March 2014
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East Anglia, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
379 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
“Our first visit here”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

but certainly not the last! We had tumbled out of the Royal Courts of Justice and spotted this little pub, which sells Adnams (one of our favourite beers, as resident East Anglians). Anyway, this pub is a great find. Old fashioned, quirky, warm, welcoming...all you want in a proper traditional English pub. As someone else has said, if you want a clinical pub chain experience, and a McDonalds meal, don't come here. More room for us!!

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Don't come here! I don't want you clogging up my favorite pub in town..”
Reviewed 15 January 2014

It's good, like kick your shoes off, drink some wine while you jostle for space with the resident pub cat by the open fire good..

The food is 'home made' and they have a decent selection of of Ales and wine (although don't be surprised if they pour your glass of wine from the box on the bar), the service is low key but just works and you will not find a better 'traditional' pub in the city - trust me I have looked.

The place is a little tricky to find (cue google maps) as it faces onto a quiet street on the back of the courts, but that is all for the better. I slightly irks me to give the place a flawless review as I really am not too keen on more people finding out about it, but if you are looking for a quiet drink in the city, with character or somewhere to take a date who thinks they know London inside out - this really is it.....

Visited January 2014
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