The Pig and Goose and the George on the Strand

4.6
322 reviews
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  • Pre/post Theatre
The George Public House is a Victorian reincarnation of a 15th century coffee house located at the meeting point of the Strand and Fleet Street, directly facing the spectacular architecture of the Royal Courts of Justice and a 10 minute walk from the West End. In the Autumn of 2014, The George underwent an extensive and considerate refurbishment of the ground floor bar and first floor dining room. This saw the creation of an elegant and sophisticated restaurant; The Pig and Goose at The George. We have carefully retained the original features of this historic pub and have tastefully added our own stamp while keeping a traditional feel throughout.
The Pig & Goose restaurant upstairs at The George is open Monday to Saturday and offers an exciting, modern British menu, using only the finest seasonal, local produce.
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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, high quality ingredients and a nice variety of dishes in the menu. The only thing I would add in the ambiance was some nice Jazz music, it will transform the experience and it will go very well with menu.

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EP
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate last friday in this restaurant and are very satisfied with our experience: the service was efficient and kind, the main courses, sides, desserts and wines we tasted were really good. I really enjoyed the roasted chicken because the meat was tender, the green beans with the nuts were crunchy and delicious, the apple crumble with halzelnut ice-cream was very well cooked. We would recommand this place for a quiet diner in a warm atsmophere with tasty food!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent food and service as always. we all enjoyed the meal and our visitors from the US were very impressed. thanks for lovely evening

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food, wine and service. Restaurant without windows. Was disappointed that the view advertised on the website is restricted to the private dinner room, the normal people are in the dark!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We 5 attended at the Pig and Goose on Wednesday 8th May.

We were greeted by Hugo, who instantly knew may name, which made us feel really valued, he was attentive to our every need [as well as being stunningly handsome!!!]. The food was exceptional and the service could not be faulted.

I would certainly go back again, our overall impression was of quality and exceptional service.

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CS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was Sunday lunch in the George. Very lovely. Great service and the food was really good. They didn't have the wine I wanted so charged me the same for a more expensive glass. Well worth a visit and will try upstairs another time.

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f
London
23 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The George is not a gastropub. It is a restaurant above a pub with a serious menu and fairly serious prices. The room is simple but comfortable, no distinctive décor but an element of room between the tables/banquettes, a calm looking open kitchen at one end, and an air of quiet efficiency. The wine list is enterprising and fairly priced. We had a Valpolicella at £28 which we felt was reasonable value.

The menu has some interesting ideas and this is what attracted me; starters included pork belly, smoked chicken terrine, all nicely accessorised, and we enjoyed our choices. I decided on sea bream and my companion chose rabbit and chorizo, and here is where we felt let down. The fish was nicely presented, properly cooked, but essentially boring, even though everything was fresh. The rabbit and chorizo was even more pedestrian, and was quite dry, a big disappointment. It may be that our choices on the night just happened to miss, but with both mains falling rather flat, I simply cannot flag the George up as a winner, especially with such fierce competition from other eateries in this price range.

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MD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Once again!
As a MUST when I visit London with my family. This time it was the experience with the Sunday's roast at The George which intrigued us.
Everything was great, the atmosphere, the beers and the food. A great pork belly with a crunchy skin, a great fish and very tasty hamburger. We love it as preferred English pub in London.
Price in line with the quality and above the average of other similar location.

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MD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family had a nice dinner at The Pig&Goose.
The restaurant at the 1st floor is really nice. Not so many tables but really a quiet and sophisticated atmosphere.
The waiter was warm and polite. Helped us taking the best decision about the meal.
To remember the duck breast and the peanut parfait. Top.
In the next days we visit The George with a very good expectation.
We use to visit once a year this nice place, pub and restaurant.

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f
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my third time dining at The Pig and Goose and the first time for my partner and it didn't disappoint. Excellent service, very good food and wine and a relaxing ambience. Looking forward to returning soon.

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FA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The meal was one of the best we had during our ten days in London. It took some work to overcome the surliness of the waiter/bartender, and that is the only thing that keeps me from giving this a n outstanding review. The courgettes was one of the best dishes I've ever had. Would love to know the recipe!!!

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I
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were looking for a traditional British pub and found Pig & Goose through Yelp. The atmosphere is of a pub but the food is way better. We took the 5 course tasting menu and each course was amazing, creative, and delicious. Everything was perfect.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pub for drinks before lunch upstairs. Lovely food.

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MM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Misleading that the pub and the restaurant are completely different and independent from one to the other. Not clear information either on website and inloco

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DR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Small restaurant above the George pub. Excellent range of draft ales in the bar and a very reasonably priced wine list in the restaurant. Food was well cooked and nicely presented. Will be going back!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant gave us a really good experience. Very good food. Great customer service. All in all, very exellent. I will recomend this for any person. I have eating here several times. And will for sure visit them next time in London.

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Hamburg Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful atmosphere, super friendly service, fantastic food, a nice interior

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal for 5 of us, near the kitchen watching 2 hardworking chefs create great food.

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LK
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us had a post matinee dinner, wexwere booked in for 17:45 which was quite early but we had a train to catch.
As it was quiet the waiter was very attentive but not intrusive. The main meal was delicious we had two sea bream and two rabbit sausage rolls. The desserts were equally brilliant.
As we were the only people in the restaurant the noise level was not a problem they were fully booked for the rest of the evening though so I can't comment .
I booked on line which was easy but a confirmation email would have helped.
I will defiantly return and recommend to everyone who will listen.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

not very nice, below average food. you can find much better in london.

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

Excellent ambiance and friendly service, the food is very good and the wine list very comprehensive.

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Really great British authentic vibe.

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ST
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. 20% discount if you show theatre tickets. Will definitely return!

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KR
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my birthday, and what a treat! The staff were absolutely lovely, attentive, and went through the menu in detail providing excellent recommendations. The setting was relaxed and the food was amazing - high quality, delicious and didn’t bust the bank. I was really impressed and will definitely be coming back

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RD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Pre-theatre meal here - really great food, service etc. And if you show your theatre tickets you get 20% off the food bill - what's not to like.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My partner and I live in a hotel in central London for 50% of the year and eat out at least 5 nights a week whilst we are here. We have tried literally hundreds of restaurants. Despite enjoying many (London rarely offers a bad experience in my opinion), I have never been prompted to write a review.

Last night we went to the Pig & Goose as we were looking for something casual - the pub downstairs was lively, but there is a lovely old restaurant upstairs. The meal, the service and the wine were all simply astoundingly good. I had the chicken croquettes and lamb shank. The croquettes were possibly one of the most delicious dishes I have ever eaten. But everything they served from the bread to the dessert was simply beautifully cooked with beautiful flavour and a somellier who knew precisely what to offer. All delivered with an easy smile.

The restaurant was quiet - but shouldnt be such a hidden gem - its in a gorgeous olde world pub setting in the heart of london with a top quality restaurant upstairs. I would highly recommend these guys.

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MI
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, informal, high quality food and service

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food 5stars

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

A gem of a gastropub. Wonderful food, service, alcohol selection, setting and all priced just about right for its target clientele.

I recommend the duck egg starter, lamb and tonka bean parfait.

My companions were very complimentary about my choice of restaurant - thanks to the Pig & Goose for not letting me down!

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu is slightly limited for us vegetarians but nevertheless it tastes good! It's a great place for a long conversational lunch on a school day.

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r
New England
14 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two Sunday roasts and a burger. All cooked to perfection. Super large Yorkshire with tasty roast beef. Chips with the burger were crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside - wonderful

The ale we ordered was not the best but that could have been the type of beer. Otherwise everything was wonderful and we would return.

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I come here for the food, which is very good. No complaints

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M
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The George bar is busy and lively, upstairs at The Pig and Grouse is fabulously clam, the food is beautifully presented and so tasty. The staff were friendly, helpful and fun too. A lovely evening out.

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

We had a fabulouse dinner at The Pig and Goose. 5 of us experienced a 3 course dinner with lamb as a maincourse. We left the choise of wine to the sommelier, Craig, who did an exelent job finding the right wines during the dinner. By the way, Craig has a fantastic sense of humor, and a good nose for fine wine. The five of us agree on coming back next time in London.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to the Pig and Goose. Three of us had the Sea bream which was excellent. We also liked the service which was friendly and informal but efficient. This is our go-to place in that part of London.

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NP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I have never had a bad meal at this place. I only go there a couple of times a year but the food and service are consistently of a very high standard. I shall return (again)...!

Nigel

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub with great food and service and good price for food and drinks

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A
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sunday roast we had in the bar section was outstanding. The staff were very helpful and efficient. Gluten Free eating was not a issue.

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SM
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went here on Saturday evening and it was one of the best meals we have had in a long time. We had a cocktail each to start and then starters of Soy smoke Salmon with Wasabi mayonnaise (sublime), Smoked Chicken Croquets (really tasty). Mains of Rabbit and Grains in a mustard cream sauce (husband absolutely loved) and cod with peas and greens (Delish though cod could have been slightly warmer). This food was really special. Cooked well and presented well. We have eaten in 1 and 2 star Michelin stars and this was up there.

The sommelier is amazing. My husband wanted a glass of white for his starter and red for his mains. They talked about his favourite styles and what he was eating. A white was suggested which he loved. Then for the dinner, she presented him with 4 different tasting options for his red. This was service for just one glass of wine! Absolutely amazing.

All of the staff were wonderful.

This is a real gem and we cannot wait to come back.

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