Permanently Closed - Crab Tavern

3.1
33 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Brunch
  • Happy Hour

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Crab Tavern City is a seafood restaurant and bar that boasts a menu that merges New York style with classic west coast American fare. Choose from an abundance of hero crab dishes, rolls and salads, as well as more refined dishes from the classic grill and seafood selection.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Burgers
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: closed
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Phone number
020 7096 2044
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Public Transit
3 minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station
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Special Events & Promotions
Exclusive hire
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Seeing how the restaurant is now permanently closed yet still allowed me to make an online reservation. I would not recommend!

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f
London
81 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a really good experience. The food was good and the service excellent. Really attentive staff.

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h
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Been to this restaurant once before and service was good. 2nd visit, the staff showed lack of interest.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I booked for the set lunch time deal which I never received which
was embrassing and expensive, also the food wasn’t great and not very generous portions.

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O
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

A bit too loud for us, music to loud and big post city worker vibe so not as cosy as I’d hope but the service and food was good although they brought us the wrong cocktails and I couldn’t be bothered to correct them

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s
London
34 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went on a weeknight which was fairly quiet. The food was good, had shared platter.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Ended up feeling underwhelmed. The menu looked really good but the portion sizes were small and the main course was incredibly salty. There was also a live singer who, whilst she had a good voice, was loud enough to drown out conversation at a normal level. I may have caught them on an off night though as the place was very clean and tidy and the menu very appealing

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Very noisy and the service was a bit slow, but the food was really good and the staff were lovely (even with the customers to our right who were being difficult).

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The Bass with beans was lovely. Well cooked and rich tasting. The asparagus salad lacked asparagus. The crab burger was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great sea food, excellent service desserts were just as good as the mains and starters

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G
London
48 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Got my reservations mixed up. average service and small expensive portion when ordered the platter. I'd avoid this place as i am sure there are better seafood places.

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CW
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The venue is loud, ear splittingly loud, and seems to be the offsite club for the UBS offices just next door. Large tables of suits who'd all clearly been drinking there for a while, and women who were racing through the bottomless drinks, so by the time we arrived it was much more student union than edgy restaurant.

I had the lobster, followed by the Eton mess; both were a massive disappointment, the first overcooked, the latter had been elevated to a single quinel of cream, 3 mini piped meringue peaks and a massacre of sour cherry coulis, oh, and I think I counted 2 blueberries and a further 2 raspberries spread across an otherwise empty plate, save for the really sour coulis, did I mention the coulis? I couldn't eat it, who wants to eat a spoonful of cream? I even complained about it, but apparently others enjoyed the chefs re-imaginings of this classic pud, so well, that was that.

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we had a fantastic meal, being fish lovers it had everything we could wish to choose .... enjoyed the oysters and then the hot platter.. ( only complaint was that there were too many small shrimps which were too fiddly to bother with).... good value for money and in a fantastic location for people watching

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Terrible service and when we had asked to take the service charge off, the waiter adds a bottle of wine to the bill, assuming we wouldn't notice. Shocking behaviour!

The food was nice but wouldn't come here again.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food, good service. The mixed seafood is highly recommend.

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AL
London
16 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Not bad. Bit like a pub

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great evening and the meal was exceptional. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable on the menu and ingredients. It is definitely worth it if you are a fish lover but the menu is restricted for other choices apart from vegetarian.

One minor criticism would be the cost of their cocktails at £12 each but again it is London. Food very good value for money though as well as tasty.

Will definitely go back again

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C
London
13 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Slowest lunch service ever despite the restaurant being almost empty. Food was OK.

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MB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - highly recommend the mussels with cream sauce. Also loved the oysters which are only £1 each every Thursday and Friday. Will definitely be back.

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DC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was delicious but I had sea food linguine & wasn't offered either a dish in which to collect my shells or a finger bowl. Neither was a offered addition Parmesan. It's donetimes just the little attention to detail that makes something really nice.

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F
London
48 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Quiet restaurant with good service. Seafood skewers and Califormia Roll were good choices.

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JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal, sadly it was let down by bad service. Our starters and mains arrived at the same time - the waiter apologised as this was his mistake but refused to send the mains back to the kitchen to at least be kept warm. Also he poured enormous measures of wine from the bottle in an apparent attempt to push us to order another bottle which we refused.
Finally when our bill came this included service automatically. It was removed at my request but it seemed pretty strange that this was included automatically for two people when there had been such a clear mistake on the delivery of our food.
A shame as it was otherwise a pleasant evening.

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N
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and service! I will definitely visit again soon

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A
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service. Recommend for good fresh seafood

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KF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food over NYE was good with friendly service

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e
London
32 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved the atmosphere and food and service are exellent

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had a confirmed reservation for December 24th, 4+1 4 years old girl, with last email on the same day....we arrived at the restaurant and it was closed!!!!!!!!!!! This is the worst experience with open table I've ever had!!!!!

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Was a lovely evening, the food was great quality and definitely be the reason I will be rushing back! The one thing I would say on the negative side was the services was a little slow, we wasn't in a rush so it wasn't a problem with us but would say it's something for them to look into. Will be coming back

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waitress forgot our orders and our sides were left on the side getting cold. Drinks took forever and didn't taste very nice.

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L
London
57 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and as advertised. Crab toast and clobster bisque were both very nice. beer selection was terrific.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A bit more food on the plate, more staff on the floor to serve the food .

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible
Fish not fresh
Cold courses arrived
Loud
Bad service

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W
London
13 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely service, very attentive without being over the top. Do love it when a waiter insists on always pouring the wine!

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