About The Water Poet
The Water Poet is a multi-tasking backstreet boozer with an array of spaces including a dining room, an enormous beer garden (with a barn!), a pool room and a downstairs cinema.
Proper pub grub, done well - served from 12pm until 930pm Monday to Saturday. Our irresistible and critically acclaimed roasts are served on Sundays between midday and 8pm, with booking advisable.
Please note when booking a table in the dining room or restaurant - sports will not be shown in these areas.
London, E1 6BX
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11am - 11pm
Saturday - 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm
£26 to £40
020 7426 0495
Liverpool St Station
Shoreditch High St Overground
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine
The Water Poet Ratings and Reviews
I feel very lucky to have this on my doorstep. Been for beer and a burger. Also a Sunday lunch. Casual, busy but great service. The food was good too. Great pub food, super Sunday lunch. Good selection of beers and a good value wine list. I left full, happy and saying I'll go back as soon as I can.
Went here to celebrate a friends birthday last Sunday. The restaurant was really busy but had a great vibe as soon as you arrived.
Service was really quick and didn't have to wait long at all for our drinks. We were a large group but the food all arrived together and I have to say it was the best Sunday Roast I have had out for a long time.
All of our group said that they would definitely be back again.
I booked this pub for Sunday lunch as my husband and I were meeting our daughter and her boyfriend on London, where she is at uni. We had the most amazing Sunday lunch and would certainly recommend it and hope to return again. Never been anywhere before where you are served a whole baby roast chicken. Simply great food and staff!
I love the Water Poet and have been here before for a Sunday Roast. The portion size is great and there are big yorkshires and lots of veggies on the plate. The chicken roast is literally a whole (albeit small) chicken on the plate. Service was great and it's always very busy - so great atmosphere.
Will definitely return again.
Went for a work lunch here the other week. Lovely choice of food on the menu, even for vegetarians. Service was attentive and friendly and food came out promptly and in great portions. After lunch also went outside to the beer garden which is really nice when the sun is shining. There is also a BBQ which I was informed started this weekend. Can't wait to check it out.
The Water poet is well worth a visit if you are in the Spittlefield area.We had a Sunday roast. Can recommend it. Food is excellent. Would suggest booking a table in advance as it gets busy. That said, it is very relaxing, you do not feel rushed and the staff make you feel welcome. My third visit and hope to return next time we are in London.
This beautiful old pub next to Spitalfields market is fantastic.Everything from the comfy old leather sofa's to the decor to the ambience to the superb food!!!!! best sunday roast beef I have ever had in a restaurant/pub! No pre bought veg, all fresh and vibrant, home made yorkshires, (big!) Beef cooked to perfection, medium rare, succulent and beautiful pureed swede, I cannot say a bad or even slighty bad thing about the food, DELISH! they also do a mean bloody sunday, got a real nice kick to it AND has the obligatory stick of celery to boot. Pub is huge, with 3 different seating areas, the one off the kitchen is the best for ambience, staff are friendly, drinks and food served quickly. Well done one and all at The Water Poet.
Had a fantastic Sunday roast at the Water Poet yesterday. Very impressed with the food. Service was friendly, and the room was cosy.
The pub is divided into different rooms and an outdoor area. We were in the dining room, away from the bar and people watching the rugby.
Meeting colleagues near Liverpool St station has always been a chore; we don't like many of the bars - well, it's the clientele who deafen us we don't enjoy.......so the Water Poet is a real find. Quirky, with its ambience: faded grandeur meets music hall [it's the velvet curtains], it offered up a comfort food menu - ham pie, fab, & a small hill of mash. A brandy [I needed defrosting] was warmed to perfection - a sign of style. Excellent staff - I left wishing it could be my 'local'......
We went there Tuesday lunchtime to eat outside. You need to book in advance as all the tables were reserved. This is a little, well actually quite spacious, gem off Bishopsgate/Norton Folgate. Quite individual character, relaxed ambiance, good service and very reasonably priced food which was very good. Beer garden although in effect a courtyard is a bit of an oasis. Definately go there again.
Went to the Water Poet as we had heard it was a hidden gem of a pub at the weekends... it didnt dissappoint. 7 of us enjoyed a great sunday roast - the plates were piled high so it was good value for money. We decided to enjoy the beer garden well into the evening as there was a great atmosphere and the service was friendly. Definately be going back
Had a lovely birthday Sunday lunch at The Water Poet. The Pub itself is excellent, great staff, great drinks, great atmosphere. The food was a little disappointing, not as tasty as it sounded on the menu, but good quantities served with a certain amount of rustic charm! Would recommend as a place to spend a long lazy Sunday.
i went on sat 6th nov weather lovely the pub was so unusual and i love the look of everything there and everyone was so polite and i wasnt aware you have to pay upfront before you get your meal the food was lovely with lovely surroundings we have no complaints and went onto to see the monument thank you we will b back soon x the water poet was good
We are regular diners at the Water Poet but haven't eaten Sunday lunch there for some time. The roast was delicious and very generous portions. The outside seating area is great and with the addition of the 'barn' now that it has been converted there is plenty of seating. Excellent meals as ever with friendly and efficient service.
The Water Poet is my favourite local pub - particularly good at the weekends. This Sunday was the first time in ages I had Sunday lunch there and my lamb casserole with kale and mash was great. The portions were huge and as ever the service is friendly and welcoming. It's the sort of place you can stay for hours with just a couple of friends or a massive group, and it's just far enough away from the bustle of Spitalfields to avoid being too touristy.
We were a group of seven, and although booked five days in advance they still only had room for us in the patio area. The area is partially covered and has heaters, but when it's wet, windy and 5 degrees out all you want is a table inside. Apart from this the service was excellent and so was the food, would still go back but book further in advance! The roasts on a sunday are good, but beware they show the football.
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