The Lore of the Land

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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
A traditional pub serving contemporary English food in the heart of Fitzrovia. The pub is composed of The Pub and The Kitchen and offers different food options to cater for all tastes and occasions. THE PUB Seasonal and locally sourced sharing plates are available all day in the pub, alongside a range of craft beers, including our very own Gritchie brews, boutique spirits and French wines. THE KITCHEN All of our food is freshly prepared each day by our chefs in the open kitchen upstairs. Our menus have been created specifically to be shared and change weekly according to what’s in season and offered locally. Our popular Sunday lunches are traditional roasts slow-cooked with all the trimmings. Sustainable and fresh produce is supplied by Ashgrove Farm.
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RM
London
121 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the Lore of the Land. V noisy and service pleasant but erratic. Seriously good Sunday lunch.

JB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely relaxed vibe, super friendly staff, great booze and the food was an interesting variety of small plates, changed daily. Duck was outstanding and the bread, yes the bread was the best. Highly recommended...

RR
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service for lunch. A real find

MA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from the moment we walked in to the second we left. Food was incredible, the only thing better was the service received from the team. We even booked our next visit before leaving for the evening! Cant wait to return.

s
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to LOTL and I can only say what a phenomenal meal we had !! Superb in every way. Outstanding food, fantastic and friendly staff with great service.
Cannot speak highly enough of the meal we had.
We tried everything on the menu and in some cases ordered second portions !!
Amazing.. we will all he returning very soon

OT
London
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Took my wife for lunch. Staff extremely friendly and went out of their way to be so. Limited menu but better for that if you are pressed for time. Interesting and delightful food with exciting and unusual combinations of tastes. Jazz music in the background but noticeable when you first walk in. Dined upstairs rather than at the bar. Old fashioned pub atmosphere with economical wooden chairs and marble/granite table tops. Fan of GR pubs when he owned the Punchbowl in Mayfair some years ago.
This district of Fitzrovia benefits from this enterprise.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the most delicious, unique, exciting meals I’ve had in London. We sat at the counter and watched the chefs preparing each dish with incredible craft and precision, the only thing more fun was getting to taste it! Don’t be fooled by the typical pub atmosphere downstairs, this menu is anything but ordinary. It varies but must try the sourdough with treacle marmite butter, crispy potatoes, beef ribeye or beef cheeks, and any dessert. Just incredible!

LM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food-friendly and caring service. Noise level too high,interesting art of varying quality

SO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch menu is very small, as are the portions, but the taste and quality were amazing for a gastro pub. If they served their a la carte menu at lunchtime it would be perfect

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best Sunday roasts I have had in London...

The Lore of the Land
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you for your kind review!

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch and the staff couldn't have been better - they make this place what it is!

Only recommendation would be that something is offered other than a Yorkshire pudding for me as a Coeliac (few more potatoes/veg even!)

Would definitely recommend

MS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel there unique. They let me feel like this, and they fead me like this;) delicious, professional and super nice always!

M
Kent
11 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve ever had in my life!!! Unbelievable.
I also have a dairy allergy and they were beyond helpful, literally amended anything I desired.
We have been here for a Sunday roast also and that is not to be missed. It is a little on the pricey side but when the food is that good who cares.

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 12 January 2020

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff were both excellent, I'm looking forward to going back soon.

R
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved this place! The food was unusual and outstanding, there were flavour combinations that I would never have thought of! The service was polite and attentive, and the wine list extensive. We spent several hours whiling away a saturday afternoon, we never felt rushed, or like we had overstayed our welcome. When they did eventually need the table back to lay up for dinner, the staff found us a lovely table in the bar downstairs where we could finish up our drinks and conversation. We will be back!

JS
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very expensive, good service. What more do I have to say.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and amazing lamb..although the half half option of beef and lamb is priced at the beef price where I think it should be half between the both. Would 100% recommend, excellent service and beer and wine too

H
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Can’t wait to return.

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 5 January 2020

Many thanks for your kind review! We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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EM
Bedfordshire
83 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our team Christmas lunch at the Lore of the Land and it’s no exaggeration to say they served some of the best roast potatoes we’ve ever had. The staff were fantastic, great atmosphere and perfect for Christmas time. The food was outstanding and would highly recommend.

RB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, great food, great service.

Busy upstairs restaurant with sit at the kitchen counter options. Pleasant staff and lovely food. Worth a visit.

JJ
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and the best Sunday roast I have ever had in any pub or restaurant for that matter. Highly recommended. Beautiful interiors and lighting in this pub too.

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 17 December 2019

Thank you for your glowing review. We hope to see you again soon!

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KD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and great service. Only complaint would be that the table we were given was very small for four people and therefore we were all a bit squashed!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast I think I’ve ever had! Everything we ordered seemed extra special! Staff made us feel very welcome! Will be going back again and again!

AL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would absolutely recommend this pub as one of the best pubs in London for a Sunday roast.
The beer is great as well

KE
Gloucestershire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely outstanding food. small menu superbly presented. excellent service. a very special place thoroughly recommende

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 17 December 2019

Thank you for your lovely review. Hope to see you again soon.

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D
London
14 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed Saturday lunch, great
gastro pub. I have already booked supper there next week.

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 17 December 2019

Thank you! We are excited to welcome you again soon.

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RG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing. The service on the other hand was appalling. We called for two days in a row a couple of months ago and no one picked up the phone so we couldn’t book a table. Then we finally managed to get a table for 2 on Sunday. We got seated in a tiny corner upstairs and the waitress just left us there. 20 mins later after us having to call her over we managed to order drinks and decided to order all of our food in one go. We got own starter but not the other as she forgot to put the order through. We then waited an hour for our mains. During that time a couple came in after us and not only ordered after us but got their food before us. The service was a massive let down even though they weren’t busy. For somewhere that charges so much you would expect the service to be better but not on this occasion. The ale and wine were nice but overall the service let the place down

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 12 January 2020

Thank you for your review. We are sorry that your experience was not perfect the first time. Our phone lines were not functioning for a few days recently and we worked to get them fixed as soon as possible. That was why you could not reach us over the phone. And we sincerely apologize that your service was lacking on the day. We have undergone additional training with all staff. We hope to welcome you again soon.

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KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible. The staff were really accommodating. Such a chilled atmosphere. Will definitely be returning

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 12 January 2020

Thank you for your kind review! We hope to welcome you again soon.

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AW
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I came for our wedding anniversary and it was perfect! We loved working our way down the 'British Tapas' style menu and the food was outstanding. The staff were great and we both commented on the lovely atmosphere. We'll definitely come again!

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 11 December 2019

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us. Hope to welcome you again soon!

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L
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved this pub. Excellent service, we were really looked after, and the food was outstanding. A great place, I highly recommend.

MO
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, I would take clients back to eat.

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 11 December 2019

Thank you for your review. Hope to welcome you again soon!

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KD
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous Sunday roast with friends, starting off the Christmas celebrations early. Food was delicious and the pub is really cosy, with a lovely atmosphere. I went for the beef and it was outstanding. Can't wait to come back on a weekday and try the non-roast menu. Thank you for a lovely Sunday : )

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great spot to catch up with friends, lovely grub and a nice relaxed atmosphere.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chefs in this restaurant are absolute geniuses. The food is some of the best I’ve had in the world and no words can explain JUST how good the food really is. Thank you Mikey and team!

The Lore of the Land
Responded on 5 December 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Hope to welcome you again soon!

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P
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal. Nobody does flavour and texture like these guys.

H
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and wine and a lively atmosphere would definitely come again

RB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food excellent.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely decor, beautiful chilled atmosphere and friendly staff.

OT
Perth / WA
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Lore of the Land. The staff were so friendly & the food was incredible! We look forward to coming again!!

D
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the night was simply outstanding. They made us feel really special for the occasion and the food (we tried many items), service, and ambiance were absolutely top notch. Every employee was first rate. We cannot say enough good things and we cannot wait to go back!