Great location near bishopsgate and good vibe- food across 7 of us was all good on starters / mains but deserts I would swerve. Would visit again.
The food was decent and decently prized. It was easy to book and staff very nice and polite.
One of my favourite London roast places, the lamb is delicious. Definitely worth a visit.
Intimate dining in a rowdy pub setting. Water Poet is one of my favourite city spots for after work meeet ups.
Best Sunday lunch I’ve ever had. Local produce and the meat was cooked to perfection. All the staff were really on the ball, the pub was full to the rafters, but didn’t feel like it. This was my 2nd visit, it won’t be the last.
Great service from the staff and very helpful, although I thought I had booked a dining area they were full but they found us a table to eat at so all worked out well.
Really good value lunch menu and just a lovely pub
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.
BRILLIANT ATMOSPHERE. ATE THERE AFTER VISITING DENNIS SEVERS HOUSE.
Lovely staff and lovely pub!
Food was great and drinks were reasonably priced
Will be returning
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.
Love this place and the Sunday Roasts are amazing... though you leave feeling very very full! Worth the money.
Usually a delicious Sunday roast venue. Although on this occasion the roast potatoes may have been reheated. Hard to cut and a bit...meh. Always a delicious Yorkshire pudding though.
The beef was very disappointing. Tough as tough could be! The service and ambience were good
We booked our table through Open Table about a week before but when we arrived the pub didn't have it, luckily they did have a table for us in the dining area as I wouldn't have wanted to eat in the other areas as they were very busy and noisy.
The pub itself seemed to cater for a younger age range and loved sport. It was very laid back with wooden floors and a basic feel to it.
The food we had was delicious - Especially the Aranchi. I almost asked for another portion!!
Only thing I would say to avoid is the house white wine - this is the only one they sell by the glass and have to say it was warm and tasted awful!!
Bar area was good size with seats. Restaurant area separate in different rooms. Good quality food. Great place for a roast dinner followed by drinks.
Went on a return visit in a group for Sunday lunch, were in the basement this time thought the surroundings were shabby & dated for the price charged.
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.
Nice lunch at the water poet - great value lunch deal for £10 including a pint of doom bar!
Good service and excellent fish and chips. It was a very hot day and here was not much breeze.
A good experience spoilt by the long wait for dessert which, because we had a train to catch, we had to skip coffee. Also a 12.5% service charge added to the bill was certainly not worth it. Though it was taken off when we asked.
The service was great and staff always friendly. It was my friend's birthday and the waitress was helpful with that.
Would always recommend this place - whether for Sunday lunch, watching sport or just to enjoy a beer and a chat.
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.
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.
We had a very nice Sunday Roast here. The vegetarian version was excellent too. Although this is not a family/children oriented place ( which is nice and fair enough!) they were very kids friendly and helpful when we arrived with our toddler still asleep in the pram.
A great place for a relaxed lunch, but the music was rather loud for a Tuesday lunchtime and made it difficult to chat properly. Food was very good but the service was pretty slow throughout.
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!
As good as always. Love this place
My Uncle and I had a very tasty and enjoyable Lunch. Having never been there before we found the service very friendly and efficient and would have no problem recommending the Water Poet to anyone looking for somewhere with tasty food, good value and friendly efficient service.
This pub works for business lunches. The food is reliable and wholesome. The beer is good. the staff are friendly and timely with their service. And the prices work to most corporate budgets!
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.
Good outside space if you want to sit in the sun. The food will never blow you away but if you want to grab a burger with friends on a sunny day it has a nice relaxed feel.
I would like to see a more summery menu as it felt a bit wintery on a very hot day. I opted for the BBQ chicken which was ok and the service was friendly so I would go back but mainly for the outdoor space.
We had a very competent and attentive young male waiter and couldn't have asked for quicker or more efficient service.
The food portions were huge and although pricey the food was tasty.
I had lunch at the WP with five friends from work. Asked ahead for a table outside and, despite the glorious weather, pleased to see the staff managed to find us something.
Lunch menu was a little short but contained the classics: burger; fish and chips, pie and mash etc. All executed well with great ingredients. £10 meal and a drink deal was excellent value.
Staff were both helpful and efficient.
Overall definitely one to keep in my 'little black book' for another visit
I went to the waterpoet for Sunday lunch and had the pork. Overall the food was pleasant but quite average. Veg was over cooked. The Roasties were 'chalky' and the crackling was so hard it was inevitable. We are early so I would expect this is as fresh as it gets. Not worth 15 quid.
Great pub though and I have had many a good night there for drinks. Ñ
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.
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!
The Water Poet is a great place for a business lunch or a team lunch. It's well located with a nice atmosphere and good honest pub grub.