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25th Ward-Permanently Closed

4.1
4.1
24 Reviews
£25 and under
British

When we opened the first 25thward our aim was to provide great quality, authentic English food at sensible prices. We also wanted to allow informal but excellent service to our customers. The aim remains the same today. We do our best to create a memorable experience in a happy bustling environment and would appreciate any feedback,

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, French

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
    Mon–Fri 17:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–17:00

  • Phone number

    020 7600 5507

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

Pre Starters

  • Crab and Parmesan Dip£3.50

    with toast

    • Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish£3.50

      with pita bread

      • Sundry Tomato and Red Pepper Hummus£3.00

        with pita

        • Marinated Olives£3.00

          with pita bread

          Starters

          • Soup of the Day£4.95

            with crusty roll

            • Pan Fried Scallops£9.50

              with pea pure, dried parma ham and paprika infused oil dressing

              • Potted Wild Salmon Rillettes£6.50

                caper and creme fraiche with pickle cucumber and toast

                • Geoffrey's Favourite Chicken Livers£6.50

                  with devilled creamy sauce, fried bread and caramelised onion

                  • Double Baked Three Cheese Soufflé£6.75

                    with poached pears

                    • Smoked Chicken and Ham Hox Terrine£6.00

                      with picalilly and mini brioche roll

                      • Scotch Egg£4.95

                        with mix leaves garnish and spicy mayonnaise

                        • Baked Camembert£7.50

                          with apple chutney and bread roll

                          25th Ward's House Specialities

                          Comes with unlimited fries. Served chargrilled on table burner

                          • Ribeye or Sirloin Steak£17.95

                            with roquefort garlic butter, roasted balsamic plum tomato and onion rings

                            • Corn Fed Chicken Supreme£13.50

                              with roquefort garlic butter or diane sauce, roasted balsamic plum tomato and onion rings

                              • Beer Battered Haddock Fillet£12.95

                                with grilled lemon, tartar sauce and pea mint pure

                                Mains

                                • Pan Roasted Venison Steak£15.50

                                  with cauliflower and sweet potato pure braised red cabbage and cranberry sauce

                                  • Oven Roasted 8oz Lamb Rump£16.95

                                    with butternut squash and parsley risotto

                                    • Parmesan Crust Salmon Fillet£14.50

                                      with white crab mash, grilled courgettes and red pepper compote

                                      • Confit Duck Leg£13.50

                                        with garlic and rosemary fondant potatoes, poached plums, wilted spinach, cinnamon and red wine reduction

                                        • Wilde Mushroom£10.50

                                          spinach and tarragon crepes with cheese sauce and parmesan crisps

                                          • Oven Baked Cod Loin£14.95

                                            with watercress and pea veloute crispy parma ham and truffle shavings

                                            • Warm Winter Veg Salad£11.50

                                              with yogurt, tarragon and honey dressing, deep fried poached egg and garlic croutons

                                              • Two Ways Done Guinea Fowl£13.95

                                                with celeriac pure, peas, roasted fennel, whiskey and cream sauce

                                                Sunday Roasts

                                                All served with roast potatoes, cheesy cauliflower, mix vegetables, yorkshire pudding and gravy

                                                • Sirloin of Beef£14.95

                                                  • Pork Belly£12.95

                                                    • Chicken£12.95

                                                      Sides

                                                      • Butter Spinach£3.50

                                                        • Mix Leaves£3.00

                                                          with lemon and mustard dressing

                                                          • Triple Cooked Chips£3.59

                                                            with harissa mayonnaise

                                                            • Sweet Potato Chips£3.50

                                                              with blue cheese dip

                                                              • Honey and Orange Roasted Carrots and Parsnips£3.00

                                                                • Onion Rings£2.95

                                                                  • Rocket£3.50

                                                                    pomegranate salad with balsamic dressing

                                                                    • Mix Vegetables£3.25

                                                                      • Skinny Fries£2.95

                                                                        For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                        What 24 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        4.1
                                                                        4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                        • 4.1Food
                                                                        • 4.2Service
                                                                        • 3.9Ambience
                                                                        • 4.2Value

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                                                                        1. JH

                                                                          JoannaH

                                                                          Bath

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 28 October 2018

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          Booked this through Open Table. Turned up on time Resturant closed. No answer from its phone. Service doesnt get much more disappointing that that

                                                                        2. M

                                                                          Margaret

                                                                          London

                                                                          78 reviews

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          78 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 23 October 2018

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          Despite booking well in advance and confirming the booking the day before, when we arrived the restaurant was closed. Luckily for us, Apulia, an Italian restaurant a few doors down was able to fit 8 of us in at short notice. Bad manners not to let us know that 25th Ward were not going to honour our booking.

                                                                        3. O

                                                                          jackieO

                                                                          Edinburgh

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 12 September 2018

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          Restaurant is closed until further notice so i did not get a chance to eat there despite Open Table taking and confirming my booking.

                                                                        4. KA

                                                                          KarineA

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 2 August 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          I took my husband to the 25th Ward for lunch for his birthday and we were welcomed with a glass a champagne. The food was delicious and the service outstanding. We will definitely go back to this restaurant and will recommend it to our friends.

                                                                        5. JG

                                                                          JGourmet

                                                                          London

                                                                          146 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          146 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 11 June 2018

                                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                          Nice newish restaurant and good service and tasty food. Would recommend

                                                                        6. d

                                                                          dan2dons

                                                                          London

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 1 June 2018

                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                          Good food with great service and good value. May have caught them at quiet time because it was quite empty!

                                                                        7. ZH

                                                                          ZoeH

                                                                          Hertfordshire

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 16 May 2018

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                          Excellent value. Food very good from set menu particularly the desserts. Very friendly.

                                                                        8. JB

                                                                          JulietB

                                                                          Essex

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 12 May 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Random booking but absolutely great restaurant, happy to recommend.

                                                                        9. SR

                                                                          ShelleyRJohnson

                                                                          London

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 6 April 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Can't believe have never been here before. Staff extremely welcoming, friendly, cheerful. Food was absolutely delicious. Outstanding value = 3 course lunch with a glass of Prosecco for £15.95 (I think it was). I am an extremely fussy person when it comes to restaurants and food but this place ticks every single box. Not one negative thing to say.

                                                                        10. DJ

                                                                          DavidJ

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 26 March 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          £19.99 for midweek 3 courses was amazing value. High quality food and a very nice restaurant

                                                                        11. H

                                                                          Hungryrabbit

                                                                          London

                                                                          483 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          3.0

                                                                          483 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 25 March 2018

                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                          A wonderfully tasty roast beef with all the trimmings for Sunday lunch.

                                                                        12. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 23 February 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Nice small restaurant near Smithfields, I had their recommended dish, the steak - it was served on a heated pan with garlic butter and came with unlimited fries, which were refilled without us having to request them. They even gave the fries to the person who ordered a vegetarian dish, which seemed like a nice gesture.

                                                                        13. CM

                                                                          ClareM

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 17 February 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Absolutely lovely! Can not say enough good things. Everything was fantastic. Thank you x

                                                                        14. L

                                                                          Lotta

                                                                          London

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 11 February 2018

                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                          Good food at extremely reasonable prices along with friendly service- what’s not to like

                                                                        15. e

                                                                          elizabethg

                                                                          London

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 21 January 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          We had an excellent meal the night before, so returned the following day for lunch, which was equally delightful - charming front of house people, and a very good unpretentious chef, cooking wonderful ingredients (meat from Smithfield) intelligently. A really nice atmosphere, and a great location, looking out to the market and two steps from Barbican. A treat.

                                                                        16. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 13 January 2018

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          I booked the 25th Ward without much thought to be honest. It was based on where it was as much as anything else. But it turned out to be a real find. The food was excellent, the service perfect, and the prices were unexpectedly reasonable. From the moment we walked in we were warmly welcomed. The menu was interesting, without trying too hard. Enough creativity to have some novel dishes, like the scotch egg starter, but with a great selection of simple dishes cooked to perfection. The steak was predictably good, given the location next to Smithfield Market. But so often steak is over cooked. So we were delighted to find the rare and medium-rare steaks were cooked precisely to those requests. The dessert menu looked good, but I could only manage the sorbet after such a great meal. I'm confident the other options would have been great too though. Overall, the meal outstripped expectations, and at around £25 per head for three courses (not including drinks) it was surprisingly affordable. I'd absolutely recommend it to anybody without hesitation.

                                                                        17. S

                                                                          Sunshine73

                                                                          London

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 5 January 2018

                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                          We hate here twice, we loved the food and is local to where we live. We'll go back!

                                                                        18. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 30 December 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          Very friendly staff. Nice food. Convenient location for Barbican centre

                                                                        19. M

                                                                          Markhiltonbuck

                                                                          London

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          10 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 26 December 2017

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          This was a major failure between OpenTable and the restaurant. We booked via OpenTable for Boxing Day lunch. Right up until we arrived (on a bitterly cold day) the platform was still taking bookings. Upon arrival, the restaurant was closed. So I have no idea what the service, food, value or ambience were like. Others appeared to have the same problem and left equally perplexed. I accept that many restaurants weren’t trading on Boxing Day, but more care needs to be paid to booking platforms. Thankfully en route home,we found Côte Barbican to be open, welcoming, good value, with excellent service.

                                                                        20. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          Miami - Dade

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 26 December 2017

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          I made a reservation for lunch at 12:15 on Boxing Day as it was a recommendation by Open Table for a restaurant that would be open. I received a confirmation of the reservation. After spending time and money to get to the restaurant, I discovered that in fact, it was not open. So I lost vacation time and money because of both Open Table and 25th Ward. Shame on them both for confirming this reservation.

                                                                        21. d

                                                                          dmlmidi

                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 25 December 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                          Christmas dinner in London. Portions were ample. Presentation was beautiful. Flavors, textures were great.

                                                                        22. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 23 December 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Really very good meal, excellent service in a nice atmosphere, not too busy. Good value.

                                                                        23. c

                                                                          cw11

                                                                          London

                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                          Dined on 21 December 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Hidden gem! The service is fantastic and the food is delicious and well presented. Best dining experience in Farringdon area.

                                                                        24. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          London

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on 14 December 2017

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Fantastic food in a nice setting. Good service. Highly recommend

                                                                        FAQs

                                                                        25th Ward-Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

                                                                        Permanently Closed

                                                                        This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                        • Area

                                                                          Barbican

                                                                        • Hours of Operation

                                                                          Mon–Fri 12:00–15:00
                                                                          Mon–Fri 17:00–23:00
                                                                          Sun 12:00–17:00

                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                          British, French

                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                        • Dress Code

                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                        • Parking Details

                                                                          None

                                                                        • Payment Options

                                                                          AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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