Old Salt Quay, Rotherhithe - pub details
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|Beautiful location, however the staff are shockingly rubbish. Went in one Sunday for lunch and a drink, forget it,,,,,,, Half hour to get served a drink, as the staff hadn't a clue what they were doing, I only stayed as I was curious to see if we would get lunch. We were told 45 min wait, don't understand why? We decided against ordering for obvious reasons and the fact that lots of customers were leaving he food and leaving the premises. Unfortunately service has been rubbish any time I have been in, (4 times) will Not be going back. Advise u not to waste your time going in. Shame.|
GreenLady - 6 Jun 2013 23:39
|This pub is located on the south bank of the Thames and is popular with Londoners rather than tourists. Three real ales were available on the day I visited including a house ale which I found to be excellent. The food was well cooked and at reasonable prices in the downstairs bar. There is also an upstairs eating area (which was fully booked when we visited) where Sunday lunch is served which we had found to be good quality on a previous visit. This pub is well worth a visit if you happen to be in the Rotherhithe area. |
RealAleBloke - 28 Apr 2013 22:49
|A fine waterside pub for a hot sunny day; seasonal BBQ on the terrace wafts saliva-inducing meat smoke across the garden. Beer in good condition and the friendly barman even offered to top my pint up to the line without being asked. Down to earth clientele were friendly.|
King_Radders - 23 Apr 2011 16:02
|As others have said, this is a large pub and is therefore difficult to create much of a buzz, but it is at least tastefully decorated, clean, and they have reasonable ales (usually now something to go with the standard IPA and Abbott). As to service, it isn't great, and they can be somewhat swamped if it turns out to be a nice day, because the terrace overlooking the Thames is wonderful, and everyone flocks there on a sunny weekend afternoon. I have found the Sunday carvery very good; not the cheapest around but it's good quality, and food standards seem much higher than a major carvery chain I recently visited.|
tonyandrachel - 15 Jan 2011 11:11
|There is so much potential in this enormous pub that its amazing to me that its NEVER more than half full. Upstairs is generally empty. Upstairs balcony that offers one of the best, of the not the best river view in any bar in London. Very often empty.|
Been many times to this pub in the last two years. In all honesty its not a bad place, certainly improved since it was known as Spice Island. Food I reckon is not bad, certainly much better than the Prospect of Whitby across the river, and The Angel. Sure there's a slight Motorway Service Station feel to the whole food experience there - but at least its clean, cheap and someone is taking care. The menu is very fixed though, and a little lacking in choice.
Main problem with the place is bar service, which is variable. Very often regulars who know the bar staff will with a wink, get served first. I've seen this especially on busy nights - and once or twice seen people walk out in frustration. Generally bar service is far too slow. I think they use more inexperienced trainee staff, - but there is also an issue with the process of pulling pints and the till transactions being very slow for some reason.
But still worth a trip for the interior, space and general 'palatial' feel of the place.
Marky2 - 17 Aug 2010 13:26
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