England > Greater London > Farringdon
jjsint (339) Ely, England | October 28, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Ok, so. We are pretty much all in agreement that Belgian beer is amazing. Right? Ergo, any bar offering 107 Belgian beers (albeit mostly in bottle) must be damn near perfect. Well. Crowded on an early weekday evening (i.e. in need of space management), offering more than a few sub-par Belgians, this is a place to admire rather than love. Having said this, all but the most seasoned ticker will find something new here, and it is nice to see a temple to the (arguably) greatest beer country. So, not a destination, but certainly worth a stop if in the neighbourhood.
madmitch76 (174) , England | May 8, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A place that I used to frequent regularly before joining Ratebeer. Still good on a recent visit which produced a couple of ticks. Generally a decent atmosphere in here but it can get busy and inevitably when that happens service slows down. Some staff here are pretty knowledgeable, others not so much, luck of the drawer. The food here was very nice but I didnít have any on my most recent visit. On the right night, this is a great place to chill out and enjoy the Belgian Beverages.
Boudicca (1035) London, England | April 19, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Before London developed its own beer scene Dovetail was by all accounts one of the go-to places for beer aficionados and well known for its Belgian beers. It does actually feel like a place you might find in Belgium. It has a slate tiled floor, green tiled table tops, pointy Leffe-style arches behind the bench seats and Tintin posters on the wall. The windows open onto a passageway off St Johnís Square. There are 14 taps with some of the more popular Belgian brews on offer but the treat for us was the guest beer - Gollemís Precious IPA, which was remarkably good, as was the Chimay Triple.
(Visited 15 April 2015).
malushky (5) , | December 8, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (135) Richmond, England | November 13, 2014
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer selection, all Belgian (obviously). Interior is a bit more plain than I was expecting. Service was fine - a bit curt and impersonal but I suppose that just depends on the day. Might have to come back to try the food, having read other reviews!
caesar (334) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | August 18, 2014
54 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Small bar, wooden interior. Old furniture, nice old memorabilia on the wall. Visited early afternoon, so no drunken Brits, but during the weekends it can be quite nasty Ive heard. All belgian selection, not the most exciting around. Not really knowledgeable staff. Nice looking menu and food, didnt try it though. Ok bar if you want to get a Belgian shelf turd.
HampshirePhil (36) Portsmouth/London, England | March 6, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (186) London, England | February 8, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
alovelydrop (49) , | January 21, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting Belgian bar serving a fairly good range of Belgian beer, although nothing particularly surprising. The decor alone makes it worth a visit in my opinion, it is a bit different to other pubs in the area in that sense. A bit on the pricey side but Iíd say thats par for the course for Belgian beers in London.
Jimmythespoon (171) , | February 9, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
This was one of the few London pubs that started serving strictly Belgian beers, but now I think they have lost their edge. Sister pub of the dove in broadway market. Food is quite decent but donít expect anything more than the commercial Belgian beers.. It is a nice little place to visit however if you are nearby. The chips in the hoegaarden glass is a nice touch.
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