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Old Fountain, London,

Old Fountain

4.5
4.5
149 Reviews
£25 and under
British

PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU ARE BOOKING FOR HEATED & COVERED ROOF TERRACE OR INSIDE THE PUB
KITCHEN'S OPEN FOR MILO'S CALZONE. Tue - 5-10, Wed-Fri 12-3/5-10 Sat 1-9.
KITCHEN REMAINS OPEN FOR OUR SUNDAY ROAST. Taking booking online. Opening time is 12-7.
The Old Fountain is a family run business passed down through 3 generations, boasting a large selection of craft beer and real ales. With regular local beers and 15 changing taps, there is something for everyone.

To accompany the vast beer selection, our pop up kitchen is currently being run by Milo's Calzone. A beautiful take on the Italian classic, comes in a variety of fresh ingredients and accompanied by sides such as fresh stone baked garlic bread. On Sunday's the pub turns gastro as we serve our very well known roast dinners from succulent beef and pork to a vegan friendly beetroot wellington. Hospitable staff operating in a relaxed and cosy environment are on hand to provide great insight in to the beers and give attentive service.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Pizzeria

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 15:00–23:00
    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    020 7253 2970

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Shoreditch

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    old street

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Entertainment, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • East London

    Best Ambience

  • East London

    Best Value

  • East London

    Child Friendly

  • East London

    Lunch

  • East London

    Sunday Lunch

  • East London

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. CD

    CarlD

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great roasts with friendly staff. Awesome Yorkshire pudding. Haloumi fries were really fresh and just order the sticky toffee pudding and thank me later. Relaxed atmosphere. Will be back soon

  2. HJ

    HanJW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely rooftop for sunny dining - with great food and service

  3. S

    Sara

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Beers, nice food and lovely host. We had a great time.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very friendly staff and great roast!!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food- exactly the Sunday roast we’ve wanted! And a lovely roof terrace we can’t wait to use in warmer weather!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If you want a Spectacular Sunday Roast with a reasonable price, great ambience & super friendly team of staff… then this is your place! Has to be in one of my TOP 5 Sunday roasts EVER. & Yorkshire puddings… well let’s just say Amazing. Can’t wait to go back.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent beer. Friendly staff. Lovely pub.

  8. AL

    AlexL

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Great selection of beers. Good atmosphere. Not so great service (rude) Ordered some snacks which were disappointing.

  9. NF

    NickF

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. My favourite sunday roast. Arrive hungry. Great portions.

  10. n

    nash

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    OK roast. The meat was a bit overdone and there were no greens at all on the plate. You get some cauliflower, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and some carrots. I was missing some green broccoli or green cabbage. Felt a bit carb heavy. Other than that, nice pub, nice staff, good atmosphere.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3

    We’ve been regulars for many years but last Johnny the service was absolutely running at a snail pace. No food available either.

  12. JB

    JohnB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall4food1service3ambience5

    No food available this week and very expensive beer, but there you go, Central London!! No food was said to be notified on the website, but it was not obvious to me.

  13. BA

    BaileyA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the roast and the service is great, not too busy on a Sunday which is rare!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Food was good but didn’t put the gravy in the Yorkshire pudding and only had 3 roasts left for the day when there was 4 of us.

  15. k

    keithh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We booked a table with open table and when we got there they sat us on a tiny dirty table. Then when we got drinks from the bar ..no table service... they informed us that the kitchen is closed and only doing a Christmas party . The staff or very rude and really do not care. HOW CAN YOU BOOK A TABLE TO FIND OUT YOU WILL NOT BE SERVED ......................................THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE --........................... We then spent 2 hours walking round trying to find a place to eat... How can open table even have this type of PUB on there books. Not happy rant over.

  16. D

    David

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent Sunday roast at a reasonable price, and wonderful service from Kieran! We’ll be back, for sure!

  17. J

    Joanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The bar staff were really friendly and the roast dinner was insane.

  18. V

    Vic14

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice, old fashioned pub. Had a great vibe and the food was really good. We had a beef Sunday roast - just delicious. Friendly staff. Will def go again

  19. KH

    KateH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    What a little gem to find tucked away on a Sunday afternoon. We were desperate to find somewhere last minute for a Sunday roast and the Old Fountain amazingly had availability, which on a Sunday is no mean feat. The atmosphere was lively, the interior honest and unpretentious and we were blown away by the staff's welcome and friendly banter. The serving kitchen is open to view and was a real treat to watch the chef seasoning and taking great care plating up what can only be said as one of the most incredibly delicious roasts ever eaten. For the standard and amount of food the prices are spot on and very good value for money. I would like to thank the chef for serving us right up to the 7pm deadline as some of our party were running late and so we didn't order until 15 minutes before closing and still were served outstanding, delicious, hot food and we even had a bonus yorshire and gravy on the side...get in!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday Roast! Went for the fountain roast which was amazing!

  21. AP

    AP222

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    The website makes this look like quite a fancy pub, with food that goes beyond your standard Wetherspoons fare. But I think the website needs updating. The menu was mostly just burgers (only a beef burger, the vegan burger and chicken burger were sold out) and various chips/fries. It was fine, but nothing special. Staff were lovely. Good selection of beers. Decor a bit tired and grotty. It's a pleasant local but not worth making a journey to, as the website implied.

  22. EH

    ErikH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good value for money. Friendly staff and delicious food as always. Highly recommend the rolled pork and the sticky toffee pudding.

  23. A

    Aimee

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious roast dinner including a yum veggie option and craft pints

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great Sunday roast. We were a table of five, with two kids. The staff looked after us really well, service was quick and the food was delicious. Brilliant experience all round.

  25. HL

    HollieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic roast dinner. Definitely the best Yorkshire’s too!

  26. DH

    DomH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice original pub near Old Street. Great selection of beers and good food. Vegan fish and chips was great!

  27. RL

    RichardL

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A wide range of beers served by knowlegeable and helpful staff. A short menu, well suited to the business.

  28. m

    martyno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there for a Sunday roast - the food was epic the service was super informal and really attentive. Went with our son who is 2 and they were super accommodating. Their Fountain Roast dinner was super tasty and good selection of beers.

  29. ES

    EmmaS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent hidden pub with great drinks menu, really good Sunday lunch and brilliant service. Highly recommend

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Literally 90% of the food menu was unavailable. Disappointing place for pub dinner.

  31. DR

    DeanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Pub! When done this well it really is fantastic. The staff were really friendly and so good at their job. Respect where respect is due. Sunday lunch was one of the best I ever had too. Beer list fantastic, cask absolutely at it's peak. Yep!

  32. SM

    SandyMax

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and amazing manager made an emotional lunch much easier

  33. DC

    DianeC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    First visit, read a review from someone we knew & decided to give it a go, food was fantastic really tasty & plenty of it. Service was great, very attentive, nothing too much trouble. Would highly recommend. Only negative would be place needs a bit of TLC

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Booked table for 8. No table available, and kitchen closed at 8

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Great service and fantastic Sunday lunch

  36. JB

    JohnB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    It's just a pub with food, it was fine, you don't need this!

  37. F

    Fraser

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great friendly staff, cracking beer choice and nice small plates!

  38. A

    Ashleigh

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    The service was good but the Sunday roast wasn't the best. The meat was lovely and well seasoned and the yorkshire puds were nice. The roast potatoes were hard in the middle as were the carrots. Definitely not the lunch pictured on the website

  39. SV

    SusanV

    Herefordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with great service. Just a bit disappointed with limited selection on the menu. Great atmosphere upstairs on the terrace. Brilliant device.

  40. CK

    ChrisK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great list of beers as always and a warm welcome. Had a vegetarian sausage roll which was awesome. Good to see it back open after so long.

FAQs

Old Fountain is rated 4.5 stars by 149 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Old Fountain

3 Baldwin St London, EC1V 9NU

Additional information

  • Area

    Shoreditch

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 15:00–23:00
    Tue–Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    old street

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Entertainment, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

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