The Morgan Arms

4.1
193 reviews
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  • Sunday Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date
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!
What 193 People Are Saying
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HL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub and really good food! Good atmosphere and a great local to have in Bow.

LT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food and good value restaurant. Noise levels are a problem like many London restaurants. Maybe there should be a separation from the bar. Avoid the quiz night!

KM
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful visit with my parents, food was nice, great service. We are looking to come back to join in the quiz night. Thanks

HG
London
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, from the moment we booked to the very last minute, we loved it

JH
London
18 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good gastropub. Nice to have a pub with vegan options that aren't salad - especially on a Sunday!

MM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

A great place to meet up with friends, have Sunday lunch, a few drinks and go onto the baseball

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little gastronpub, great vegan options! Friendly staff, friendly clientele would definitely go back.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Bang average food. Used to be quite good a few years back but no more.

Mac and cheese croquettes were burned and tasted of nothing, the prawn cocktail was bog standard and too expensive, the baked Camembert was ok but pretty hard to get that wrong!

NS
Dubai
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was great but a bit pricey for the portions. The staff were very busy and obviously overstretched. Had to keep trying to get someone’s attention to order and was pretty much ignored while the waiters spoke between themselves. We expected a better service for the price. The experience became a bit stressful and felt like I was burdening the team by dining there.

SB
London
11 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

delicious sunday roast! Great service in the restaurant

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

DM
London
2 reviews
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.!

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

O
London
60 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.

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.

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

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

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

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 .

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.

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

Always reliably good. Lovely setting.

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

OT
London
7 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

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.

OT
London
26 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.

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

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

Very good gastro pub food and good selection of wines.

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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