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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

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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

    482 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    482 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

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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

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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