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Magpie

4.2
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152 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Welcome to The Magpie. We pride ourselves as a beautiful riverside gastropub with an amazing dining room overlooking the Thames, serving fresh seasonal food with an impressive range of real ales, craft beers, extensive gin list and a great wine list.
We offer full table service in every part of our premises.

We are a dog-friendly pub as long as they are with well-behaved hoomans but do not allow dogs in our dining area if you would like to bring a four-legged friend please let us know and we can seat you in our bar area.
We are luckily enough to have a car park just across the road if you are coming from afar.

We have a click and pay app for our guest staying with us as well as for takeaway.

We are now a cashless pub, please bear this in mind.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 152 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
service
4.2
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3.8
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AimeeM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were sitting outside on the terrace with beautiful views of the River Thames.

Nachos starter a bit overpriced at the same price as a main meal. Otherwise good value and friendly staff.

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CaroleH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, great service and value for money. They have all things in place for social distancing. Not a huge selection for vegans/vegetarians but what they did have was tasty

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MartinG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice choice of food in portions that are just right in terms of size.

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Naomi
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, we ate overlooking the river which was a lovely setting. Great set up with app for ordering in Covid times as well as plenty of staff to help. Delicious chicken burgers (pricey normally but we had the eat out help out discount) and great kids meal too.
Would recommend it!

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jlo251
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little Pub. Greeted on arrival, delicious food. Our server Manos was courteous and and had a great knowledge of the Menu. Our first visit and we can’t wait to return.

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MikeT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

What a mixed bag the Magpie is. This is my third visit post lockdown and on a busy Saturday afternoon the experience was not as good as midweek. The front of house staff do their best, but are rushed off their feet when busy. This time my steak was cold, last time it was perfect. My friend's chicken was overcooked and you still can't get the prices on the menu to be same as the final bill!

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RebeccaO
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was limited and not that good horrible deep fried onion rings with my stake sandwich. Very over priced food and £9!! for a glass of wine.

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vipVictoriaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent food- not going to set the world on fire but nice enough. Possibly a little over priced for the product. Atmosphere and service always very good. Nightmare having to use their app to order everything when they also provide table service. App didn't work so ended up having to use the table service anyway. They also have only had 1 beer on tap for the past 3 weeks.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Lovely location. Not a big menu but enough to choose from. Portions were reasonable size. Had to order ourselves via an app. It was a bit tricky but we got there in the end.

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Timo
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at The Magpie is always worth a trip. The roasts are exceptional. We were quickly seen to and looked after by wait staff and did not have to wait for food. It's so lovely to sit by the river and eat delicious food with good wine. what more could you ask for?!
oh. and it's dog friendly. perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great staff, lovely food.
The staff were very accommodating. They found us a seat in the bar so our dog could join us.
Food was very tasty.
Would definitely go there again.

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Harry
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, spaced out area in the garden overlooking the Thames. 10/10 food and staff were really happy and helpful!

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BarryF
London
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcome and made to feel safe with their set up that worked a treat ordering via the app and table service

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NargessG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so impressed everything was just perfect. Setting atmosphere service and food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be going back and recommending it to friends and family.
We live in Shepperton and can’t believe we had never gone here before.

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SamB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely evening and liked ordering via the app! More menu choice needed tho- not much to choose from at all.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

No healthy food choices. Food greasy, left most of it. Service dreadful. Left at table, no drink offer and waited ages for waitress. Another couple arrived and left without being weed as they god fed up with waiting. I just kept getting up and asking other staff to gain attention.

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KatyP
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for lunch in the sun. A few beers and a fish finger sandwich, delicious. Staff were friendly and efficient, we'll definitely be back for more.

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MichelK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent organisation, safety and service. Basic food

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MikeT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Menu options limited but good atmosphere and lovely staff. Will go back as nice and local.

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HelenC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were really welcoming and helpful and the new procedures are clearly working well. The food was very nice, served promptly and in a beautiful riverside location in the open air.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a birthday party and the service and drinks was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Shame about the 10pm closing time Sun-Friday but otherwise an outstanding service and it’s clear the pub take customer welfare very seriously.

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TKVK
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The staff worked very hard with the new COVID19 measures/restrictions but the food was not as good as other times I have visited and a very limited menu, I guess due to the current situation. Service was great and they were very helpful

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Pub was not ready to open:

We were initally impressed with how they had prepared the tables with a sign saying the table had been cleaned and was ready to use but then a young couple decided to move from the table they had initially chosen for another one and a new set of diners arrived and were shown to the 'used / unprepared table'.

Took ages to get a drink as they didn't have anything I wanted but didn't actually know what they did have! I wanted a nice cold pint of lager or dry white wine, nothing out of the ordinary but they had no lager or beer on draft and only 3 choices of white wine out of approx 8 on the menu and the wine was warm. After telling me they had no draft lager (I don't like bottles as I find them too sweet) I asked what wine they had and off he went to find out but while waiting for the menu he served another table who had arrived 5 minutes or so after us and while they and my husband were enjoying their drinks I had to wait a further ten minutes before I got mine.

Basic food menu which was understandable, we ordered a beef burger and butter chicken burger and both were burnt, dry and inedible. The beef burger had 2 tiny tasteless, processed, cheap burgers. A well known company who makes frozen burgers are better quality than these and they're not great!

We spent about £60 and left as soon as we could - waste of money. Really sad we chose this pub as our first pub to eat at after months of 'stuckathome'.

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RogerW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant food and good service. Nice view looking over the river.

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CatherineM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very limited choice of vegetarian and fish options. Menu has been the same for many months now. Always feels like this venue misses an opportunity; great location and great upstairs space, which seldom seems to be used.

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LauraC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booking confirmed online and over the phone. When we arrived they were closed. Managed to speak with someone who confirmed the kitchen was closed until that evening due to a lift replacement but the bar would be opening shortly which was of no help to us.

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Eviebabe
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

There was some confusion with were we where seated, we initially went up stairs (my mother has difficulty walking, and uses a walking stick so stairs are difficult) only to be told go downstairs, which we managed to go down only to be told our table was back upstairs! So I did object. Apart from that the food was good and service attentive.

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LydiaV
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Would have given more stars if there hadn’t been a communication failure between front of house and kitchen. Our order didn’t get through to the kitchen so we had to wait a very long time before the error was realised. Apologies were made but it rather spoiled our experience, especially with a four year-old who became very restless.

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CandeV
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food , very welcoming atmospher with nice staff.
I am a regular glf also diary always food for me .fresh from the market .
thank you

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SimonL
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant birthday lunch in a lovely setting by the Thames. Worth a visit for sure. Manager very personable and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were fantastic. Food was tasty too

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martin
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good local pub restaurant

Good location

Good choices of foods n drinks

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Yvetty
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Game Taster menu. We had a great evening with lots of laughs including with our French waiter. The food was excellent.

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Luludada
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place on the river, very helpful and smily staff.
Very tasty Vegan fish & Chips and Vegan Burger
highly recommended

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AndyB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were the only people in the restaurant which was initially worrying. However, the table was well positioned in the window with a view of the river, the service was excellent, and the food was impressive for a pub restaurant. The fish of the day was outstanding. The homemade pie was delicious and the prawn linguine cooked to perfection. Altogether a very enjoyable evening, with attentive staff, and outstanding food. Will definitely return.

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DavidB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Booked a table in the restaurant on Saturday early evening as we were going to a concert but were told on arrival we had to eat in the bar which was noisy with unruly kids. White wine arrived with ice cubes in it which I hadn’t asked for or expected. Food was pretty average. We won’t be going back anytime soon.

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JaneH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food , very attentive and welcoming staff. Great food and have already recommended it to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful food with a beautiful view

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Have not been more over a year because it had slightly gone downhill nothing really has changed, menu not enough choice they would do better by introducing a lunchtime menu, drinks have gone up.
Very quiet for a Saturday lunchtime. Staff ok but when I asked what the difference between fish and chips and vegan fish and chips no one knew and didn't offer to go and find out.
Will not be going back anytime soon.

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Magpie is rated 4.2 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

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