Black Friar (Nicholsonís) | Blackfriars, Greater London
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Black Friar (Nicholsonís)
Exceptional based on 15 ratings
Type: Bar

174 Queen Victoria Street
Blackfriars, Greater London England EC4V 4EG [ print map ]
020 7236 5474

nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theblackfriarblackfriarslondon

Hours: 10:00-23:30 Mon-Thu, 10:00-00:00 Fri & Sat, 10:00-23:00 Sun


Mayor: OldGrowth (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 2



A Nicholsons pub with an extraordinary art nouveau interior.

Black Friar (Nicholsonís)

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15 reviews for Black Friar (Nicholsonís)
 Ambiance  91%
 Service  71%
 Selection  59%
 Food  67%
 Value  68%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  74%
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94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
REROLIM  (9) ITAPEVA-SP, Brazil | September 17, 2009
One of the most famous Pubs in UK. Worth to visit...
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento  (146) La Crosse, Wisconsin | January 16, 2010
At long last, after 13 years, got to return to this gem again. It exceeds my fond memories. Got to take my Brazilian friend and she was suitably impressed. I had about four or five cask ales that were pretty good. Also had some scotch eggs that were on the lame side. The bowl of pistachios was just that, the mixed olives were good. Service was decent and they were very open to providing free tastes. Friednly crowd. And of course, the aesthetically perfect pub interior.
74
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (460) Woodland, California | August 7, 2007
Get lost in the tunnels under the streets. Enjoy the copper sculptures and the fine marble. Luxuriate in the alcove. Drinking here is something of a spiritual experience. The ales are always fresh. The food is good.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kassner  (79) Wexford, Pennsylvania | April 24, 2009
Stayed at the Crown Plaza just over the street so had occassion to come here several time. Great pub ambiance helped by the exterior and interior setting especially the wall decorations. Very friendly, good selection of ales and good food, except one night the kitchen closed for an emergency
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty  (220) Uppsala, Sweden | January 9, 2014
This pub is worth visiting for the interior alone, but there are usually some good beers on offer too. I visited in August 2013 and sampled beers from Butcombe and Copper Dragon. As I said, the interior is the main attraction of this pub, the beer selection is a welcome bonus.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
jorge76  (106) , Italy | June 13, 2014
When I used to work in St. Paul area I came here quite often with colleagues .. The bar itís incredibly beautifull and was the reason because we popped in here but Iím talking about 8 years ago and I wasnít so prepared about beers like today days .. Nowadays the beauty of the place itís still the only reason to visit it because the selection itís far from being good compared others place in London .. At the end of the day if you never been here come once have a look drink a Timothy Taylor and go to craftbeer ....
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 19/20
BlackHaddock  (305) , England | March 29, 2012
Although my scores are not brilliant for this pub, I love going to it, and showing it off, to people who have never been before. The decor is so unexpected; when you walk through the door the place is just breathtakingly beautiful. I shall not describe it, you must come and see yourself. What a pity the beer quailty, service and selection canít match the superb ornamentation. It is in the money rich íCityí area, so it is not cheap to eat or drink here. The food is average at best, get it when it first comes out (it is placed onto a glass cage on the food bar), or you will end up with cold spuds like I did on my last visit!
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Finn  (16) TromsÝ, Norway | November 20, 2012
One of my favourite pubs in London. Stunning interior. Glad to see that itís preserved and that the modern buildings around it have been adjusted to make room for it. The beer range has improved after the take over from Nicolsons and the food is still good. Living in a hotel around the corner and having this as our local is a dream come true.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Rune  (370) TromsÝ, Norway | November 9, 2012
From outside this Nicholsonís pub looks like an isolated island from ancient times wedged between the hypermodern Blackfriars station on one side and office buildings on the other. Inside the pub displays a cozy atmosphere with its stunning interior Ė one of the greatest of its kind in London. Good range of well-kept and interesting cask ales during Nicholsonís autumn beer festival (until 18 Nov.) Nicholsonís classic beef which was served in the dining area tasted alright. Friendly service. Crowed on Halloween. Well worth a visit (together with Finn, 31.10 and 06.11.2012).
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (605) The íSham, England | February 24, 2013
Listed building with interesting exterior and interior, a few minutes walk from Blackfriars tube station (District/Circle) now reopened after being closed for a year or so. In the Nicholsons chain so expect their usual rotating list of SIBA micros. Service has always been fine, although Iíve tended to pop in late afternoon as opposed to an evening. Never eaten here but the food looks good whenever Iíve been. At the business end not a destination pub for ticks as you wonít find anything here that another Nicholsons wonít yield but well worth trying to incorporate on a crawl for a grand old building with some decent cask action!

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