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Goldsmith Pub and Dining Room, Borough

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user reviews of the Goldsmith Pub and Dining Room, Borough

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Horrible place, poncey and overpriced.
nickthefish - 9 Dec 2013 20:59
All recent reviews are with the exception of the excellent Pat Bateman are from people who've only reviewed one pub, and read like adverts.
AbeC - 29 Jun 2012 18:15
The pub features a great Sunday roast (13 for beef), good atmosphere, and friendly staff. The food really is done quite well, and the board games mean that an a Sunday afternoon lunch can extend for many enjoyable offers. Bets to reserve a table for a large group on the weekend, but normally plenty of space for four or less. They've got a good selection of beers, including three cask beers and about a half dozen other handles. Their wine list is also pretty good, and fairly reasonable. Overall it's a great pub that is run great people.

I haven't come on weekdays yet, though I've heard from friends that they have a nice crowd after work, and that the weekly pub quiz is run well.
deadybear - 20 Feb 2012 11:25
I am lucky to live so close to this place, it's an absolute gem. Great food and not too expensive. Guest ales on tap mean you don't have to suffer the same old premium lager rubbish. Lack of a darts board meant I gave a 9 rather then a ten, but enjoyed the board games that were on offer. Really recommend this place, and I will continue to go here again and again.
James_SE1 - 30 Jan 2011 11:09
"Eaten here once - can't fault it really although the souffle was beyond piping hot "


Souffle??? I've heard it all now.

Some bentjob mincing on about souffle on a BEER site.
Pat_Bateman - 24 Nov 2010 11:50
Eaten here once - can't fault it really although the souffle was beyond piping hot - patience required! Extensive wine list with a range of prices to suit all, polite and efficient but no nonsense service.

Posting here in the interests of balance as I despair at the comment about them not picking out the rocket leaves. If the chef had indeed done this mind-numbing task the customer could then have chanced across a fragment of rocket leaf, or complained about the chef picking through the salad (I cannot think a chef would have an implement suitable for the purpose). And in any case, asking any sub-Michelin restaurant to pick out particular leaves for you is a bit precious in my humble opinion.

This should not put off anyone from a superb local pub - somewhere I'd be happy to travel several miles to and great if you've been to Borough Market and don't mind a 10 minute walk to get away from the increasingly hectic surroundings there.
c_t - 15 Nov 2010 18:48
Fabulous! I really like this pub. Recently renovated, the interior is gorgeous and the food is too. A new favourite!
DaisySE1 - 30 Sep 2010 10:32
We were excited find a 'new' local bar/restaurant but unfortunately, the first visit may just be our last. The food I ordered wasn't gastro-pub standard and the manger was just rude. I ordered a black pudding, bacon and tomato salad. I asked for the rocket to be left out and instead of the rest of the mixed leaves got a massive pile of cos lettuce. It was easy to pick the other ingredients out as there wasn't that much of them so when I left a huge pile of lettuce the manager asked if there was anything wrong. Instead of accepting that what was offered was a bit rubbish and that his customer wasn't happy, he began to blame me for not saying anything beforehand. I was gobsmacked, especially when he walked off without a word of apology. We got 4 knocked off the steep 9 price. For a new business, this isn't the way to treat customers and locals at that, who will always spread the word if it's any good.
phil_waterloo - 9 Aug 2010 12:32
Some of these comments (the older ones) relate to the pub before it was refurbished (and when it was under different management). I have been a few times, in small and larger groups, and really enjoyed it. The barman's wine recommendations were spot-on and the food was great too. It has afternoon sun and I really enjoy a Friday evening drink on the pavement, especially now that we are having decent weather.

I think this well-priced gastro pub is exactly what this side of SE1 needed!
Charlemagne - 1 Jul 2010 14:15
Funny place. Plain interior with white walls and rather regimented wooden tables and chairs. Ordered a pint of London Pride, got a glass with the expected inch of froth, asked for a top up, got a rather sullen comment and a dash of Greene King IPA added to my glass. Sigh...
rpadam - 14 Mar 2010 21:52
Went there at about 9.30pm on a Friday and it was empty - completely empty. It has the feel of somewhere that is really just about food and doesn't have much of an evening life. It's laid out mainly with a few long tables designed for dining and not drinking. The staff were not unfriendly but we couldn't escape the feeling that we were keeping them up.
BobC65 - 14 Nov 2008 13:26
Now called the Escape. Went in for the first time today. they had Greene King IPA, Adnams Bitter and Hobgoblin on all were well served. The food was very nice. Overall a very nice place. I'll be back.
Alfnoax - 9 May 2008 15:31
A bit of an update, the food (and service) seems to have gone way down hill. waiting an hour for a warm-ish burger at lunchtime isn't really on.
mralistair - 8 Dec 2006 11:41
pub has recently changed hands but the new management seem to be coping well. food is really good though maybe not up to the old standards (when i'd say it was the best eating pub in the area). nice and airy, well worth a visit.

mralistair - 11 Oct 2006 23:56
This pub is my local and is a great after work pub, there is always a pretty decent crowd there and the staff are all really friendly and a good laugh. The food is pretty reasonably priced and they serve it until 9pm unlike most pubs in the area that stop at five. They have specials but the standard menu is pretty good. Although it's not open at weekends it's a great Friday night pub and they always have guest ales.
Jemimaflowers - 12 Jan 2006 17:50

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