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Thomas Cubitt, Belgravia

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How to work this one out, where to start. It is popular and that is always a good sign, but it does get busy. If you like a pint and standing near or at the bar then you'll struggle a bit. If on the other hand you like to grab a drink and a table with your mates then you'll find it ideal - but get there early or see if you can get a reservation. The waiter service works inside and out and we have doubled up on rounds to avoid the wait.
Fractionale - 11 Apr 2011 11:18
Lovley bar, but the service behind the bar was appalling. Staff were about as much use as a pork pie in a synagogue.

Not a place for a quick drink.
Lindacfs44 - 23 Mar 2011 17:11
"One for the road"
- Catching up with a mate wasn't a problem - if you can be bothered to go to the bar (which is cramped amongst the dinner tables)
- As the "public house" is mainly a restaurant there are more eating tables than anything else but....... if you do want to hang a coat on a peg by the bar and stand there with a pint it's good. The atmosphere is good and when you find out that all the tables are booked up (and you can't get food there) when you ask for "one for the road" the barman is quick at getting you a pint (even if he's serving someone else).
Pyrrhula - 2 Mar 2011 22:43
This really shouldnt be on this site, it is without a shadow of a doubt, a restaurent. Every inch of space is taken for tables for dining, the bar area is cramped and always full. The food is pretty decent but not deserving of the prices, belgravia or not. I had pint of adnams and it wasnt great, was a bit sad looking to be honest. Its a great place to take a women and impress her, but not a pub. not a place to meet for a drink.
Hobgoblin666 - 24 Nov 2009 02:33
Having made my maiden visit to this pub only yesterday, my initial impression was that it clearly thinks a lot of itself, and would seem to be a restaurant cloaked in pub's clothing. It is a pleasant, airy affair, but with only two cask ales on (surprising given the renewed emphasis on real ale in many pubs with a gastro-leaning - cue Cask Pub & Kitchen et al), and despite paying 3.50 for a pint of Adnams Bitter, it was decidedly warm and not especially enjoyable. Perhaps I was unlucky but it doesn't fill one's heart with hope.

I decided against eating, not because the offerings were uninviting, but the prices just didn't stack up for me. Solid classic British dishes with an occasional flirtation with France, but it would have had to have been phenomenally good to have justified the cost, and on the strength of the beer this was far from guaranteed.

I have to say the clientele were pretty Chelsea-ish (or failing that snotty Americans) and despite being dressed to the nines myself I still didn't feel particularly comfortable during my brief stay, especially being alone. In fact I'd expected this sort of crowd from my ultimate destination, the Ebury Wine Bar over the road, but oddly didn't find any snobbish affectations there.

I concur that the service seems friendly enough and I wasn't made to feel unwelcome for not being a diner. Would I go back? Even with a lady in tow? Maybe. But not in a hurry. I shall have to ask Clarissa if she's free....
TWG - 8 Sep 2009 18:12
Great place to take a bird who doesn't like pubs.
Crammed full of well-heeled Belgravia toffs, with prices to match. If you can tolerate that, the beer is well kept (Doom Bar, and other light-ish ales usually on handpump). The food's very good indeed.
I've found the bar and waiting staff to be very friendly and efficient, depsite negative comments on here, and I'm a stickler for good service.
davidb - 13 Jun 2009 19:55
I have visited the Thomas Cubitt 4 times during my visits to London. Really beautiful decor in an equally beautiful surrounding.
The floor to ceiling windows enhance the modern aspect,
giving the interior a very light and pleasant feel, while the cleverly infused traditional
detailing reminds me I am in a pub in the heart of London.
The menus are filled with the best traditional pub food has to offer, I recommend the Sunday Roast.


rkahal - 29 Apr 2009 11:19
Not really a Pub I would say a Bar instead. Good food and nice surrounds.
andyaston - 14 Mar 2009 16:54
Rob the big bar man is a legend, he always makes us laugh and gives great customer service.
Top pub, in a brilliant location.
9/10

rjbradburnesq - 4 Jan 2009 23:13
I wouldn't really call this place a pub, it's for sure a bar and with that more aimed at food and wine sales rather than drink.

I mean, as far as I've been able to tell on a couple visits you can't stand and have to accept table service for over priced pints.

Still for the area, it's good to know about as the do usually have something decent on pump and/or in bottle.
beerviking - 20 Nov 2008 19:25
I like this pub. The menu is good (although dining room upstairs is better). Great decor and unique. I have found the staff to be quite unpleasant when going in for a couple of pints with friends, although very polite when parting with lots of money on wine and food.
daniel_mulholland - 28 May 2008 21:49
I love this place. You can go in for a few pints, a bottle of wine or a cocktail, either way the charm of the place makes it very hard to leave. The Real Ale here is not for purists but the Guinness is first class, one of the finest pints served in the SW postcode. Food is great and the wine list is, indeed, excellent. Rude staff? No way. Shame it was refurbished? No way. Great Whiskies? Oh yes.

eveningall - 7 Mar 2008 21:53
Had Sunday lunch here today. It's not really a pub at all - every table has cutlery on it, and you'd only really come here if you wanted a meal. And the food was very good - my friend's chicken caesar was declared excellent and my veggie burger came with thick chips and a little pot of mayonnaise. And a divine cheesecake to follow. The staff were almost too friendly (our waitress kept apologising for keeping us waiting, even though we thought she'd been pretty quick). They seemed to have plenty of high chairs for small children, but I didn't see a children's menu.

It's true about the excellent wine list. I didn't make a note of the beers when I went in, but the waitress offered me Adnams and IPA.

The interior is lovely, but try to get a seat outside in good weather, or near the front windows, as the back part is just a touch on the dark side. (On a lovely sunny day like today was, this pretty much means arriving at opening time.)

Incidentally, there is a much-praised dining room on the upper floor, which has to be booked (tables in the bar are first come, first served) - this isn't open for Sunday lunch.
ursulahx - 16 Sep 2007 20:27
Not a traditional boozer on the surface but I did see a few old boys propping up the bar amongst the more obvious red cords and cashmere. The food is really outstanding: too good for this place to be dismissed as another gastopub. The beer's ok (I'd go elsewhere to indulge my real ale habit though). However, what set the place apart for me was the superb wine list, not just the usual rubbishy plonk but propper enjoyable fine wine, properly kept and served. And I spotted some really great whiskies behind the bar.
swifthalf - 9 Jun 2007 13:29
Fantastic pub. Yes, it has been gentrified so it does not have a was-built-in-the-18th-century-and-has-never-been-touched-feel, and yes it does have Belgravia prices (what do you expect it being in Belgravia). All that said though, it does serve some quality beers (the underrated Bitburger, great for summer) and the staff are attentive and efficient. Further, the food is good and it has been rated highly as a restaurant and not just a boozer.

Can be difficult to get a seat and the smoke can be choking, but overall it is a great place. Highly recommended for hangover brunches on Sundays.
Moose82 - 20 Mar 2007 09:39
This pub has just been taken over and refurbished and what a shame. Don't get me wrong it looks nice but the staff especially the little italian guy are so rude it is unbelievable. Avoid at all costs!
alexross - 14 Jul 2006 13:51

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