The Pig and Goose and the George on the Strand

4.7
306 reviews
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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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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US
Hamburg Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 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
13 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
6 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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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food. Friendly and attentive service. A hidden gem.

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TE
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, tasty food and lovely ambience. Would definitely visit again if in the area. Good tube connection close by

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MB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personal and excellent service. Upscale atmosphere, yet still pub by and comfortable. Food was delish, inventive without straying from the comfort category. A lovely dinner and warm welcome on a chilly night.

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h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an enjoyable evening with a pint and a Turkey dinner and lamb roast dinner. Friendly service, not much of a wait for food, very nice experience.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively restaurant with food more interesting than the menu suggests. Lots of unusual touches and the flavours were delicious. The service is efficient but one doesn't feel rushed. The location is useful for any of the nearby theatres in the Strand or Aldwych areas.

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great customer service, good food and nice atmosphere!

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RF
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate in the restaurant, which is upstairs from George, the pub - which also looked like a good spot. Craig was our server, and he was very entertaining. We raved over every dish, as well as the wine, and the Kir Royale special of the evening! Highly recommend.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and drink - we were well looked after by Craig the sommelier

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KD
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was so amazing we were treated like royalty. Loads of options for lunch - Somellier really knew his wines.

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M
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening meal. Great atmosphere, service and food.

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n
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

perfect atmosphere and delicious foods and drink!

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JM
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A very nice environment for a dinner meeting, enjoyable conversation and a great feeling of what London has to offer. The open kitchen and dishes made to order are reassuring. Service was adequate and quality of the food was very good. Menu is ideal for those looking for a mix between pub and comfort food, with the right balance of English tradition and ingredients. Good wine choices and great value for central London.

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FS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delightful restaurant in a quaint old pub. Food delicious, small but excellent choice of courses. All presented well and service spot on.
Great for pre theatre lunch or dinner.

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FB
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We spent an excellent moment with our friends and the taste of our meals was particularly outstanding.
The atmosphere and the friendly waiter both contribute to make this dinner a success.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining area was lovely, service was excellent. The staff are very friendly and really made dining there a pleasure. The food was amazing, the chefs presented us with some lovely food. I had the Lamb rump, which just melted in my mouth, Louise had the mushroom risotto which was full of great flavours. Highly recommend this place to anyone. Will definitely go back again and again when we come to London. 10/10 :)

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SW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly great restaurant. I eat here every time I come from the states and bring friends who are used to good food. Wonderful warm home like environment and simply great food.

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