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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.

9 - 11 Folgate Street
London, E1 6BX
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11am - 11pm
Saturday - 12pm - 11pm
Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7426 0495

Website:
http://www.waterpoet.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Liverpool St Station
Shoreditch High St Overground

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

The Water Poet Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.1

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Brunch (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Norfolk)·Dined on 29 October 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on 20 October 2017

BRILLIANT ATMOSPHERE. ATE THERE AFTER VISITING DENNIS SEVERS HOUSE.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 18 October 2017

Lovely staff and lovely pub!
Food was great and drinks were reasonably priced
Will be returning

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

We usually go for Friday lunch. Great value menu and the fish and chips are brilliant! Some of the best in London, always get served quickly and attentively.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Love this place and the Sunday Roasts are amazing... though you leave feeling very very full! Worth the money.

Tags: Casual, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2017

Service was very good. It had a nice funky, chilled fun vibe. Chicken wings were Devine, very scrummy and great value.

I like the quirky style and good mixture of people.

Would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2016

Just amazing. If local. Go eat there! It's on the side of the City so not the greatest place but so close to Shoreditch and Spitalfields. Great for after work drinks and awesome outside space too. very impressed with this place.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 15 March 2015

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2014

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2014

As good as always. Love this place

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 (London)·Dined on 17 August 2014

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 10 April 2014

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 March 2014

Super fun atmosphere at lunchtime in the garden in the water poet.. Sunny happy staff and delicious food, plus a few too many well kept ales. Awesome!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 1 December 2013

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Outstanding Value, Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 15 July 2012

As the title says, The Water Poet is a great place for Sunday lunch. It's very popular so its a good tip to book ahead, otherwise you could have a 90 minute wait on your hands.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 15 April 2012

Fantastic, I love to have a roast that is great, this is, keeping it simple same veg for all and a winning yorkshire pudding as well even if you don't have beef. Great will come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 3 April 2012

We keep coming back here becasue the food, service and atmosphere are great. Menu is constantly fresh and topical to the season, always full of flavour and good portion sizes. Thoroughly recommend this place to anyone.

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 (London)·Dined on 7 February 2012

The meal at the Water Poet in Spitalfields, was excellent. I have had a drink in the pub on previous occasions, but this was the first time I have eaten there. It will not be the last. The food was very well put together and the service was excellent.

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 (London)·Dined on 5 February 2012

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.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 2 February 2012

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'......

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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2011

Water Poet, Spitalfields, London; great food, great value - even the service was top-notch this time (normally very smily but a little 'laid-back').

This place is seriously reliable - anyone hungry within 5 miles should make the trip.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 November 2011

Been here a few times now and it never fails to deliver. Great service, great food and great atmosphere. We had the sunday roast and it was excellent as per usual. Very reasonably priced too. Thoroughly recommend.

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 (Kent)·Dined on 17 June 2011

The Water Poet serves good pub food in decent sized portions at a reasonable price - for what it is, it is great!

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 (London)·Dined on 16 May 2011

Great service at The Water Poet and not busy at all so not need to shout to be heard. Lovely food too. Only downside was the beer which was a bit warm

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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2011

We went to The Water Poet for Sunday lunch and it was great. The food was fantastic, tasted great and huge portions. The only downside was they put the football on in the restuarant area which made it hard to talk.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 April 2011

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 March 2011

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

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 (London)·Dined on 13 March 2011

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 6 November 2010

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

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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2010

Excellent!

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 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2010

Delicious meal and lovely service. The homemade pie was rich with just the right amount of gravy and the pastry cooked to perfection.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 August 2010

The roast was amazing! Huge portions and came so quickly. Excellent meal.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 August 2010

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 25 July 2010

Wonderful Sunday Lunch at The Water Poet Spitalfields. Perfect roast rump of veal, lovely red and the service was excellent

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 (London)·Dined on 7 March 2010

I booked a table for 20 people for my birthday. We all had an excellent time the staff were outstanding, food was tasty and the atmosphere was just perfect. Highly recommend for private functions.

Thank you for making my birthday lunch an enjoyable one.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 January 2010

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 January 2010

Excellent Sunday lunch food in an informal atmosphere. Would recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2009

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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 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2009

Great place for Sunday lunch near Liverpool St station. Service great and food fab - one of the best roasts i've had a decent botle of red too.

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