The Princess of Shoreditch

4.8
93 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
The Princess of Shoreditch is a renowned and critically acclaimed gastropub based in the heart of Shoreditch.

The ground floor bar we are serving a bar menu paired with a fantastic selection of wines, craft beers, ales and carefully curated cocktails, whilst upstairs has a completely new feel; we’ve been joined by Great British Menu’s Ruth Hansom as our Head Chef who has written a menu focused on British provenance. This will be a seasonal menu changing throughout the year.

On Sundays we offer a set menu with your choice of either;
Two courses £29 / Three courses £36

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 93 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and friendly service. Music was just the right volume too , which is great because quite often in other places you can’t really talk when it’s too loud. Me and my partner left the place wanting to come back straight away to try the rest of the dishes on the menu . Definitely will be back

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PaulH
London
26 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We couldn't praise this place enough, meal was excellent and very inventive, staff were attentive, friendly and warm. Unlike some places where it takes 20 minutes of explanation before you eat they told us enough about the food to do the whole evening justice and to present things properly. I hope they are very successful, they deserve to be, lot's of thought has been put into the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service very attentive with out being over bearing, also liked that even though times are very strange right now they made us forgot about the world outside for a couple of hrs can’t wait to go back ❤️

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HannahG
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service. Will happily return.

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vipGareth
London
35 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice surprise! Booked a table here as it was the first place that came up nearest a meeting I needed to go to straight after lunch - was so impressed with the food - was higher than the average ‘gastro pub’. One of the waiters was a bit grumpy/not very friendly at all - that was the only thing that let it down. But for the food (and the other waiter) I’d say highly recommended!

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good but expect small portions. The waitress was nice although a bit pushy with the order. Overall nice place for a date or diner with friends.

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vipMeLi
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food is really good but they don't serve bread for some reasons. And also, they had run out of many of the wines...

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TommyMC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here in late January and the food and service were outstanding. You won't find "pub food" here, but something much better. Every dish was exquisite.

Service was also great. Staff are very welcoming, and the manager (I assume) who served us clearly knew what she was on about, was very friendly and gave us exceptional service.

Me and my friends highly recommend this place.

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vipHappySushi
London
34 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely gastro pub with lovely staff at the restaurant upstairs

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Tables way to close to bar area so too noisy for good dining experience

DJ
DeborahJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under new management and a gorgeous new menu of smaller and larger plates. Lovely ambiance and very good service. Can't recommend it enough.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing here. People are so nice and friendly. Highly recommend.

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JanL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a table at 1st floor. The temperature was slightly cold, but the ambiance was ok and the food was superb. We only ate veg - and the dishes were really well cooked and prepared.

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vipOkayTC
London
69 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For a Tuesday lunch in August we found The Princess of Shoreditch busy and with a good vibe. The menu is classic gastro pub food and apart from one duff note (my mackerel starter lacked flavour) the food was good quality and enjoyable. Service is laidback and friendly and there are some interesting options on the wine list. Prices can climb quite quickly and we tried a New Zealand Sauvignon which was very enjoyable. For 2 courses, a couple of glasses of sparkling and the wine our bill came to £120 for2 incl service so for us not an every day meal. That said next time we will try the upstairs dining room as we would go again and enjoyed lunch.

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vipandy0
London
47 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2012
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food, great service, nice atmosphere - and all very reasonably priced. The Princess of Shoreditch is a must if you like your food

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BigStan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a bunch of 5 gentlemen who are getting on a bit and who meet occasionally for a quality lunch, lots to drink and a good laugh. The Princess of Shoreditch was all of that. Good draught beer, big selection of wines, and excellent food. We were having fun and the waiter and waitress were very good with us. The place was busy with a really lively atmosphere and it made the lunch one to remember and to go back again for. The Angus Steak and chips were the business. Keep it up Princess !

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vipstephan78
London
63 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and certainly not the last. A really nice restaurant with excellent food, a charming atmosphere and very friendly staff.

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Giom
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2012
Overall2food5service1ambience3

We were given a table from 7pm until 9pm.
The waiters did not warned us before just telling us it was too late to order deserts.
So we just couldn't finish our dinner !
Very disappointing...

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balibots
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We love the late lunch we had there. The food was spectacular; truly high standard cuisine. The only disappointment for us was that the dining room itself was closed since it was a public holiday so it was in the pub section.
Wouls definitely return however and intend to, and will continue to recommend to visitors etc.

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sjp79
London
37 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2012
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food but a few slip ups from the kitchen. They missed Yorkshire puddings off two of our lunches and one lunch was cold. These mistakes were rectified quickly and the serving staff were very apologetic. Would give them another go.

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Swissol
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Situated on what was, on a Sunday early afternoon, a beautifully quiet Paul Street, you walk into the bright and airy Princess of Shoreditch to a warm and friendly greeting. A relatively small dining area downstairs, but nice for a relaxed get together on a Sunday. Staff pleasant and helpful. Menu is relatively limited on a Sunday, all about the roasts as it should be, so we all went for Mixed Grill, a feast of chicken, beef and pork belly. Coupled with 2 bottles of Malbec, a great Sunday lunch!

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Foody88
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had a great time at the Princess of Shoreditch. I went for a typical Sunday roast and I was not disappointed. The service was quick and the portions were generous. It is not michelin star food (of course) but it is cheap and cheerful, and exacvtly what I was after. I will definitely be returning.

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pilsbury
London
94 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The princess of shoreditch served my friends and me with a delicious Sunday lunch yesterday... I was looking for somewhere near the centre of town that wouldn't be too rammed on a Sunday, would be ok for me bringing our baby and of course that would serve delicious food - this place delivered on all counts and our waiter was exceptionally good too. It is pricey for a Sunday roast (c.£15) but the food is really really good so it's nothing to complain about at all! And the sticky toffee pudding...

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OpenTable Diner
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Princess of Shoreditch is impossible for a cab to find - make sure you get them to turn directly onto Paul St from Great Eastern or risk getting stuck in the one way maze. Food was good apart from the chips which arrived good and half cooked. And they didn't take the cost off the menu. Service good, wine passable.

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vipJulz
London
56 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Princess of Shoreditch (London) is a beautiful traditional English gastro pub. Great ambience downstairs in the bar area (although very loud and crowded), and a gorgeous dining room upstairs serving an interesting and tasty menu. The service was excellent too. Definitely would recommend for this area.

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vipXG12
London
16 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2012
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice Sunday roast. Lovely roasted chicken. We had lunch at the pub, and saw the dining room, and I'd say that we really loved it downstairs...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for business lunch. Nice setting. Good range of options. Would go again

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vipKris
London
42 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great at the princess, staff, athmosphere, food, drinks. the whole package

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Pamy
London
28 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

had dinner in the princess of shoreditch, food was good - would recomend but maybe a bit pricy for what it was

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Cstar
London
40 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After climbing the spiral staircase you are enveloped in a warm and atmospheric pub dining experience of days gone by. Linen tablecloths - candle lit yet bright and airy. Venison Wellington was great thought the pastry was a bit on the soggy side - and my mate had the lamb which was perfectly cooked. Flavors of both dishes were amazing and portion size was more than ample. Great place for a dinner party or a romantic meal for two....Will be back.....

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little pricey but excellent food.

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vipRosie
London
180 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday lunch at the Princess of Shoreditch - faultless! very accommodating, efficient staff, superb food and a great atmosphere. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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vipgazzam
London
49 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good lunch - the venison and chocolate pie was excellent.

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Foody88
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went to The Princess of Shoreditch for sunday lunch. My partner and I both chose two roast options which were delicious - hearty classic English roasts with all the trimmings. We also had a starter which was delicious too. The service was good, and I particularly liked how the waitresses walked around topping up our water whenever it got low, rather than having to ask for a refill. I would defintely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Princess of Shoreditch for party of 7. Tomato soup, venison salad & black pud starters delightful, but fishcakes described as smoked haddock were mixed with salmon. No menu info on this was NOT appreciated by one of our party, who hates salmon. Mains - generous, thick slabs of meat. Irish steak perfectly cooked by chef let the side down being rather flavourless. Veg delish esp the red cabbage, & lemon puds were lick the plate lush. Shame cheeseboard was such miser-poor value! Service friendly

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2011
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Princess of Shoreditch for party of 7. Tomato soup, venison salad & black pud starters delightful, but fishcakes described as smoked haddock were mixed with salmon. No menu info on this was NOT appreciated by one of our party, who hates salmon. Mains - generous, thick slabs of meat. Irish steak perfectly cooked by chef let the side down being rather flavourless. Veg delish esp the red cabbage, & lemon puds were lick the plate lush. Shame cheeseboard was such miser-poor value! Service friendly

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Corbelion
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Princess of Shoreditch was recommended in a Time Out article called 'Top Ten Sunday Lunches in London'. Having subscribed to the mag in the past I have often found that their judgement to be sound, and predictably our whole experience was excellent! The staff coped admirably with our party of twelve diners, and the food was delicious. We especially like the mixed roast option and the cheese board that is charged per slice. The wine list is extensive and includes English champagne (lovely).

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stevec
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at the princess of shoreditch is excellent. The meat cooked to perfection, and accompanying flavours on the plate complimenting it perfectly. My main critiscism of the place, is that the plates are not warmed.....therefore, the food was luke warm when it arrived at the table. Apart from this the service was excellent, very attentive and friendly, but another small point, fell down slightly on the fact that the wine was not quite cold enough.

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stevec
London
17 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2011
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food at the princess of shoreditch is excellent. The meat cooked to perfection, and accompanying flavours on the plate complimenting it perfectly. My main critiscism of the place, is that the plates are not warmed.....therefore, the food was luke warm when it arrived at the table. Apart from this the service was excellent, very attentive and friendly, but another small point, fell down slightly on the fact that the wine was not quite cold enough.

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vipgastronaut
Washington DC
65 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2011
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed by the Princess of Shoreditch. The food was imaginative, extremely tasty and a good size. The service was splendid, and the selection of beers enjoyable! Would have liked more choice for dessert, but it didn't really matter as we were all pretty full anyway! A real find - we'll go back again!

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The Princess of Shoreditch is rated 4.8 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.