The Morgan Arms

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British
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Lunch
The Morgan Arms is a classy East London pub with fabulous food, fine wine and real ales. We are close to both Mile End and Bow Road Tube Stations as well as Bow Church DLR, so there is no excuse to not pay us a visit!
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PE
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a good place to catch up and hang out with friends and family

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DM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little pub. Best vegan burger iv ever tasted. Wish they had more comfortable seating, but can't complain as it was a Friday night so others took the best seats. Overall fab little place in the heart of Bow. The food is remarkable. Staff are wonderful too. Especially Dave who served us.!

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PF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Went on Easter Saturday and it was very quiet for a change. In the main the food was as per usual, great standard, apart from my hamburger which I found dry and boring.

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F
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Booked for dinner with my parents on a Wednesday evening for a catch up. I’ve been coming to The Morgan arms for around 8 years as its local to me. I love this place it has only got better and better as the years have gone by. They were a little stretched for staff I felt that night however we never waited for anything and got everything we ordered in a timely manner. We had two of the steak specials and a fish and chips. Camembert and whitebait with calamari to start. Food was hot tasty and what you would expect for the price. Always welcoming and they do great lunch time specials during the week. Would whole heartedly recommend.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

A lovely gastro pub. When it’s busy it’s very noisy and difficult to hold a conversation in the main areas. Ok choice of beers and ales. We had burgers but noticed that they weren’t as good as a few days ago when one of us was here with her mum. Starters and desserts very good. Service excellent, decor and facilities lovely. Would recommend.

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We went for Mother's Day. Both the starter and the dessert my mum wanted was not available. If it's not available then it should not be on the menu or tell us when we are seated

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LE
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There was a terrible smell in the entire pub and restaurant. The smell in the toilets was absolutely disgusting and flies everywhere! So bad we left before eating our food ! The waiter was lovely and very apologetic. It really should be closed down whilst this gets sorted

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better but the food was second to none.

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food has been greasy for a while now. Not worth the price.
Nice ambiance and excellent service otherwise!

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was lovely - just a little shame one meal came later than the others. The guys serving us were great - but they were run off there feet. We have been before and will definitely visit again

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d
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roast is always great. Service was fantastic. Our little puppy also had a great time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I confirmed the table online the day before. We admittedly arrived 20 mins late for our table, however it was given away and nobody from the pub had even so much as called to check if we were coming. When I raised this and asked to have the table i was told by the manager 'it works both ways', implying I should have called them. I think sadly the Morgan has forgotten who the customer is in this situation.

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M
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I love this place so much as a local but feel like the food has become inconsistent and the service in the restaurant area isn't attentive enough. We waited to get a menu, rather than having one given to us as we came in. My fave fish and chips was soggy and didn't taste very fresh like it usually is.

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EC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely local pub - great vibe, good service and delicious Sunday lunch. Plus points for giving us a lovely bright table facing the garden. Highly recommend!

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

Would definitely return. Staff seemed a little stretched and weren't quite as quick on the mark.
It might also be useful for them to have a pad or 2 to write down orders.

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EC
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great menu and outstanding staff in a great location. Only negatives were that the music was a bit loud to hold a conversation in the restaurant area and there seemed to be a lot of small flies around which wasn’t particularly nice.

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O
London
58 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had a wonderful New Years Eve at the Pub staff very attentive, though some confusion on what was order and speed, it did not take away from the enjoyable evening we had.

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U
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was less than desirable with old reheated frozen prawns and and overly spicy prawn linguine meal. The service was slow and patchy and the bar area was far too loud and fed through to the dining area which made conversations between the 4 of us quite challenging.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice place. I will definitely go again because of the nice staff amd nice layout. Would be even better if they had a wider range of beers and ciders

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O
London
58 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening. Would go back again staff attentive and food food.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 5

The steak main was a bit fatty and the starter was small although paid extra for both so scored it down slightly. Overall a great local .

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e
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overall a good experience. It was a busy evening and although there was initially some confusion as we were booked into the bar section rather than the restaurant, we were quickly shown to a table in the restaurant. Unfortunately the server wasn’t knowledgable of the drinks available, so I ended up getting a beer I wouldn’t have chosen had I known what else was on offer! Still, no biggie.

Most frustratingly, we were told after ordering that both our main courses were unavailable - fine, we chose something else. No problem. However, the table next to use who ordered roughly 20 minutes after us, requested the same meal as me and I was shocked to see that meal arrive at their table after being told they’d run out just an hour before. Very confusing! And it looked rather delicious.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliably good. Lovely setting.

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A
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food in a cosy local pub. The Sunday lunches are definitely worth the trip

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My fish and chips was OK. Fish batter burnt and therefore not tasty but my boyfriends flat iron chicken was very good. Always love this pub and ambience though and staff are lovely

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RJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

By the time we got there (7.30pm) they'd sold out of a large proportion of the menu. The staff then seemed pretty non-plussed at the fact they had so little to offer us. All in all, a really disappointing experience.

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OT
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good place for Sunday roast, very good quality/price food and selection of beers and wines. Highly recommended.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and solid east end pub. One of my favourite pubs in London

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very good gastro pub food and good selection of wines.

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S
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Inexperienced staff, average food, shambles order. Asked for ‘optional’ tip to be taken off and we’re quite rudely challenged by the manager

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S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The roast potatoes were sad, because old. Staff could show a greater interest in their guests as people, instead of income earners.

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DA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub in the neighborhood - although there was no vegan Sunday roast on the menu the team at Morgan Arms made it happen and it was super tasty! Thanks and will be coming back more often for sure just make sure you add a regular vegan Sunday roast option permanently :)

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ML
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, good choice of beers. Friendly atmosphere: informal and with a buzz, but restrained enough to have a good conversation. Friendly waitering staff.

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BS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing but the service was rather slow. We gave up on the desert because it took about 20 mins just for someone to ask us for our order- which I was gutted about because they looked amazing!

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NW
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We live locally and often head to the Morgan Arms for dinner. The food is great (especially the vegetarian dishes) and they have a good selection of beers and wines. The staff are always very friendly and the atmosphere is always buzzy but not too loud. A great place for if you want a slightly snazzier pub experience.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I am a frequent visitor to MORGAN Arms, and I would generally recommend it, but not as based on last night’s experience. The food was fine, but the service was seriously careless. Just one example - if one of the guests requires a gluten free meal, something which has been communicated to the restaurant, you don’t bring to the table a dish to share - which in itself is gluten feee - with the bread sitting in top of it, contaminating everything underneath it! You also don’t turn the sound system to a blasting volume without advance notice, in the middle of the evening.

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CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. We booked last minute and hadn't been there before would definitely return.

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JC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

1. food.

2. Very noisy.

3. When I called the Morgan Arms to book a table for Sunday lunch they said i needed to book a week in advance, but when I contacted Opentable I got a table straight away.

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CS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is lovely and service fantastic! I love village pub feel!

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ST
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food ! And it’s just down the road will be returning !

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