Black Friar (Nicholsonís) | Blackfriars, Greater London
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Black Friar (Nicholsonís)
Good based on 22 ratings
Type: Bar

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

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

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

A Nicholsons pub with an extraordinary art nouveau interior.

Black Friar (Nicholsonís)

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22 reviews for Black Friar (Nicholsonís)
 Ambiance  88%
 Service  72%
 Selection  62%
 Food  71%
 Value  70%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  76%
Rating Distribution

  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...
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beermenace  (38) , | November 23, 2015
The interior is a real gem, not as spectacular as the Princess Louise, but still visually very pleasing on the eye. Absolutely packed when I went in, the customers being the usual mixture of tourists and Londoners, the bar staff though were more than efficient. Beer selection somewhat average, but my pints of Xmas stout from a Northern micro was in good condition and warmed me up on a cold day. Not many pubs are open in the City on weekends, so this worth your while for a detour.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento  (153) 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah  (484) Utah | August 24, 2014
We visited here a few years ago and made sure we stopped by again this trip in between RBESG and GBBF. A great place to come and wind down. Lots of copper and decorations. The service was fast and friendly. Great food both times weíve been here. Good prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
tvstrategies  (5) Ravensdale, Washington | April 3, 2015
These ratings in the 70-range are a bit misleading. And unlike the review just below mine, Iíve always had good experiences here, good enough to have brought friends here. Itís literally one minute from the entry to the Underground (Blackfriars, District/Circle), or 30 seconds in the rain. There are all sorts of Art Nouveau ornaments and details, and a wonderful frieze above the bar. The dedicated dining room is all marble, like Grand Central Station in NYC. Have never had bad food here either. Like most English pubs, the beer selection isnít huge, but they do offer quality. Including local micro-brews (not just Nicholsons)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | May 30, 2015
Whichever way you enter the Black Friar, itís superb. From the south side youíre faced with the impressive windows of dimpled and stained glass; from the pavement patio on the west side you come in to see the magnificent arched fireplace on the left, with its bronze relief of musical monks, and directly ahead is the lovely alabaster room, now used only for dining (ďplease wait to be seatedĒ). The marble is green and brown, some of it veined like blue cheese. There are eight hand pumps with a pretty good choice of beer, the service was friendly and the music was very agreeable too. (Last visited 24 April 2015).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb  (538) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
kassner  (86) 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
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty  (302) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud  (197) , Croatia | August 20, 2015
Beautiful interior is the main reason why this place is worth visiting. Has really historic fell to it. Their cask selection is decent, but of course there are much better places in London when it comes to beer range. If youíre nearby pop in for a pint by the fireplace.

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