The Culpeper

4.4
258 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
*Please note that online bookings are for The Culpeper Kitchen only, we do not accept bookings on the rooftop or pub online*

Found just down the road from Old Spitalfields Market, The Culpeper has what Jay Rayner describes as ‘a chef who knows what he’s doing.’ Using ingredients from its own rooftop garden, the food is fresh and simple, but full of flavour.

The Culpeper Kitchen is known for its sharing mains, which include 35-day aged 1kg prime rib with Pomme Anna chips, and Whole Lemon Sole. Using local produce The Culpeper Kitchen keeps it seasonal, with a menu that changes weekly. Wash everything down with a great selection of natural wines.

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The Culpeper is a designer gastropub that's good for groups, with an upstairs restaurant, and a rooftop bar and garden.

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MH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I have heard positive reviews of The Culpeper, but would not recommend it from a recent visit. We had a roast, and the food was cold and dry, the gravy like water. Was pretty disappointed, although the atmosphere was pleasant and imagine it would be nice for a drink.

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m
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I love the place, particularly the terrace with vegetable patches and herbs, also the other floor have some botanical arrangements. I ordered aubergine with some green and chick peas and it was well presented but undercooked, not sure if they were in a hurry or what, my friends ordered fish and chips and reported to be average, anyhow I still love the place and I hope next time food will be improved.

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IC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Cadre et ambiance sympa. En
Revanche rapport qualité prix moyen

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MR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Sunday roast. The flank beef is especially good. Shame they don’t offer half portions for children.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Great food and service, always feel looked after. A lovely pub for a casual drink or a special occasion.

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OT
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Tolle außergewöhnliche Location, netter etwas übertriebener Service. Das Essen passt nicht so recht zum Auftritt des Restaurants, war ok. Bei schönem Wetter eine tolle Dachterasse.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked in the first floor restaurant, and had the corner window table (seats 4). It was perfect. Fantastic food, great vibe, great service.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cant fault anything , food was delicious, staff very friendly and ambience fabulous, I will be back soon!!

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NH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere and a fab roof garden for the nice weather. Drinks arrived at the table after our food which was a shame and they were a bit too quick to take our plates (one of us was still eating). Food was great though.

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KL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very friendly staff. I was given a choice to dine on the first floor or second floor. We’ve dined on the second floor and not noisy at all and very peaceful.
Food was amazing given the quality and the amount they give you, you get what you pay for! The fish croquette is slightly small but delicious.

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m
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Came here for my boyfriends surprise 30th dinner. The staff were very accommodating with my requests and helped with organising the surprise and cake etc. The food was delicious. The only thing was that the drinks took a long time to get out but I suppose we were quite a big party so fairly understandable. Special mention to Lucy for making me less stressed about the surprise! Thanks.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

So.. we have been at Culpepper many times and this one was a mixed bag
The entrée Tacos was disappointing: the taco tasted tasteless and seemed older than a day
The bavette was good but not amazing like it used to be
The waiter started tidying the restaurant before we were done so not nice
Most importantly we thing we paid for £30 extra for no reason even accounting for service and tax... DISAPPOINTING

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Better for a pint and a meal in the bar than the restaurant upstairs which is pricey

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RW
London
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, as always.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Good Sunday roast, not outstanding. Roasties were lovely.

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VP
London
211 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always one of my favourite local restaurants, The Culpeper gives Sunday roasts a good name. If you think roast chicken is your mother's tired 1980 go-to, think again. Cannot get enough of these roasts!

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F
London
51 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday roast and it was absolutely lovely. Two
Had the beef and two had the lamb. Everyone loved it. Service is top notch. Can’t wait to go back.

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SS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Sunday lunch - only real roast on was Lamb which was really tasty but my friend had his mind set on roast beef for traditional Sunday lunch. Had the cheeses after and they were lovely, deep in flavour, great finish to the meal. Staff were excellent

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IC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great time at The Culpeper. The food was in a decent portion, my lamb was very outstanding. They also (apparently) change the menu every week so would pay the second visit! The settings and environment were aesthetically pleasing. Sitting next to the window and enjoying the meal, I'd come next time!

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MN
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I wasn't too impressed by one or two of the starters - particularly the ox tongue. I really enjoyed the Bavette and every other part of the roast but I expected a bit more choice on the menu. As I don't eat Pork the steak was the only option (unless vegetarian).

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food in the restaurant upstairs. Had Bavette with Horseradish cream and a potato- block thing fried in goose fat. Probably the best Sunday lunch I've ever had.

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HC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a lovely pub, very nice atmosphere and excellent, professional staff. The Sunday roasts were fantastic, and we had a lovely meal. Would definitely recommend!

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A
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The downstairs is lively and youthful - not so great getting attention at the bar if you have some grey hairs...

Upstairs is more convivial, a nice dining room and relaxed and charming service.

Food was good. Our artichokes salad was under seasoned but that remediable. We mostly had lamb main course which was good.

Wines were good and start around £23 a bottle and then there's a slew at £40. I would go again. It's an up-market gastropub experience. We liked their negroni which is made with prosecco and is a northern speciality, apparently.

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CM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was terrible, both waiters serving us were rude and unfriendly. The sharing portions were barely even big enough for 2 and although food was ok value for money was very poor. It is also ridiculous that they will not bring beer or the bill to the table, making the customer travel to the bar for the bill and two floors down for beer! I will not return nor shall I recommend to anyone else. Was so looking forward to my meal here but was really disappointing.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service! Highly recommend

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c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Busy, lots of atmosphere, nice food and snacks and very helpful staff

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MW
London
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Beautiful food staff friendly and helpful. Good location

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. Can't be faulted

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FP
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at the Culpeper. The food was fantastic. I definitely recommend this restaurant!!!

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Visited on a Tuesday and the atmosphere was amazing. Fantastic location and with a roof top garden supplying the kitchen with rare herbs a real plus.

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OS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good. Lovely pub and a great environment. We took our dog with us and he was pleased as punch. Had a Sunday roast, I had beef which was amazing. My wife had lamb which came out overcooked and they happily swapped it for a beef roast. Very happy and we'll definitely go back.

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful, rustic come retro setting with a lovely chilled ambiance. The meal was delicious and the flavor combinations were sublime. This was our belated valentines meal and the cosy relaxed setting was perfect for such an event. A very enjoyable evening with great food. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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P
London
10 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast one of the best I've ever had, only slight minus the quantity of the chicken. Without being greedy, it looked more like 2 drumsticks than a quarter of a chicken. Enjoyed the lunch very much though. Very good quality and cooked with a lot of attention to detail.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was better than expected. Would have been nice to have more options as a vegetarian but the gnocchi was very good! Would recommend.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always delicious. A real winner. Great selection of organic wines too.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is beautiful and the Sunday roast was pretty good. I’ll be back

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EN
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely, attentive service. Great food. Special without being fussy or formal. Every dish was excellent

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J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice food and great service. Reasonable price too, £70 for 2

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FB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Tasty food, good drinks and comfortable/trendy atmosphere, but a bit expensive.

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DT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great pub downstairs, friendly.
Upstairs restaurant, good service, interesting food - well presented, but lacked some flavour punch, a bit underwhelming. Wine list a bit expensive for the choices.
Good beer, good atmosphere, nice staff.

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