The Queen's Head

4.6
139 reviews
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The Queens Head is a small independent pub in the heart of London’s West End. Capturing all things British, we pride ourselves upon stocking locally sourced ale’s while serving homemade traditional pub food. Situated upstairs from our busy quaint little bar, the restaurant serves a menu of fresh ingredients from sustainable and ethical sources. Popular classics such as our delicious Fish & Chips and our homemade Piccadilly Pies are a big hit with our regulars and first time visitors alike. Next door to the Piccadilly Theatre we also offer a 2 course pre-theatre menu for just £15. If you’re looking for quality food and drink, vibrant atmosphere, a building soaked in history and friendly staff then this is the place to be.
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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, fantastic food, service well and beyond fantastic. The 8 pm entertainment made the whole evening a wonderful experience. Would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat.

MK
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent place, with great food, service and atmosphere. This was our second visit and we will definitely be back.

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

we enjoyed our meal before going to the theatre. Service on one dish was a bit slow - though we were warned we wonder why as it was a relatively simple salmon dish.

w
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We chose this simply on the basis of its location as we had an early show at the Piccadilly Theatre. Now we know it exists we will return. The Queens Head is an independent historic pub one minute from Piccadilly Circus. Upstairs is a quiet restaurant with lovely staff. The menu includes pre-theatre options keenly priced and a good selection of vegetarian options too. Pies are a speciality. We had a vegetarian pie with mash and veg-good pastry and tasty filling-pub fare updated for modern times. Also salmon beautifully cooked. We noticed others eating huge portions of fish and chips too. The cheese comes from Paxton and Whitfield and the drinks are good too. Happy to recommend it.

p
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited this lovely pub after a matinee at the theatre. Although it was quite busy downstairs, the restaurant upstairs was very peaceful. Service could not have been better and the food was yummy.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Terrific food, tasty beers, great value

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

The BEST Pie's in town! Everyone at my table ordered a different one some with meat, some without, all fantastic!

FP
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le personnel est aux petits soins, les plats sont copieux, très bon endroit, belle découverte

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Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and ambiance , classic London ..love this place, look forward to it every time I’m in town

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Special mention for the biggest Fish and chips that we have ever seen .
All seams home made.
Very good expErience. For children, 1 fish and chips for two would be enough... (pour children are 8 and 11)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Excellent food and service. Not very crowded upstairs given its location which was wonderful.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All three of us had the Beef and Ale pie and it was excellent. We were booked in at 6 as we were going to the theatre and the service was good but unhurried. I would certainly happily recommend this place.

OT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the food was delicious

ND
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Ottima qualità, bell' ambiente e prezzi per gli standar londinesi onesti

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JL
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good honest food, friendly service and a warm atmosphere. Great value, would definitely recommend

RC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish & chips and the pies are amazing. A pleasant surprise for the location. The food is amazing - must try while in London.

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

Outstanding pies, good beer, great location, friendly staff, not too noisy. Thoroughly recommend it.

SP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely meal - great gluten free options clearly explained - friendly staff - not rushed - would recommend

s
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely independent pub, good bar with quirky seating and a nice atmosphere.
Tasty, wholesome pub food. We had the pies, steak and chicken as they were recommended and
we enjoyed them. The dining room is lovely and feels like a private venue.

A good find in central London, away from the crowds but just off the beaten track, that feels authentic and is worth a visit.

DL
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to meet a friend from out of town for a catch up. Steak & ale pie and mash was delicious, beer lovely, nice little restaurant upstairs a haven of calm and shelter from the crowds below, to talk without having to raise our voices. Really liked that it's an independent pub doing well too, and they say they use local suppliers and ingredients - would have been nice to know who these are.

DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. We ordered sparkling wine but received champagne,they charged us the lower price.
Food took a bit longer then expected, but the waitress kept us informed and discounted the bill as compensation. Quite a small dining area, so suggest booking at busy times.
Would return.

L
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff where very friendly
Good traditional pub food
Very handy for the Piccadilly theatre just next door

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live this resataurant and their good, inventive, honest cuisine. Wonderful dinner pies. Cozy, not too loud, not too big. Expansive, friendly service. We try to come here for dinner when we are in town. Great fir a date or dinner with friends. What it is not is formal. Great food, great value. I shouldn’t have told you

BA
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good place for fish and chips

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good experience. Had lunch alone in business trip.

JD
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Nice room, friendly attentive staff, but food is lacking. Probably fine to go grab a drink, but for dinner I would go elsewhere.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Cena con bambine alla fine di una giornata “turistica”. Tutto buono!!!

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D
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good honest good. Staff attentive and friendly. Fab beer.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Very attentive, service and food were amazing!!!

JB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We met up with some friends from LA who wanted to try typical British food and they loved this place. Great fish and chips and pies!

LC
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Main course very nice and nicely presented. Dessert was delicious very good value for money

MV
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed some fine cuisine in an authentic and historic setting before the theatre. Cheeseboard and fish and chips were lovely and a great value as well. Very small restaurant so recommend reserving a table.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, ambience, and people were superb. I was able to get authentic English pub experience.

SM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meals- can recommend tha lamb and pea pie & fish and chips. Staff excellent and so helpful with husband’s dairy allergy. Would definitely recommend

TC
London
32 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was a great pre theatre find to add to our collection of go to places. Simple hearty menu at great prices. They needed an extra person to help out with service to make it perfect.

FL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the best fish and chips I've ever eaten at Queen's Head! Would recommend to anyone!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pub carino, sala da pranzo al piano superiore con arredamento tipico e semplice. Personale giovane e frizzante, molto disponibile ed efficiente. Buono il burger, buono il tipico pie inglese, buona la selezione di formaggi. Ovviamente birra super. Prezzi covenienti per la zona.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The outside doesn't suggest that it's a good find..food was very well priced and very well cooked..would definitely recommend

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in here for lunch before a show next door at the Piccadilly Theatre. The food was lovely and very generous portions. The service was good with friendly and courteous staff. My only gripe would be that the toilets were down two sets of steep stairs so not ideal for elderly or disabled people.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good fish & chips in the true city centre. Loved the atmosphere and the service.

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