/ Cheap place to meet & eat in London
It's a big question. Plenty of places around there but none of them cheap - it's worker/tourist central around there, so you are going to get fleeced for generic muck. Wouldn't be the first place I had in mind for a meet up in London. Somewhere down the south bank would be nicer in spring.
The other side of the river, and slightly more traditionally pubby, but the Edgar Wallace is nice:
Sam smith pubs tend to have a fairly good rep for beer and not being to badly priced. Dont know a particular one to recommend though.
Is eating the most important thing or some decent beer?
Fire Station is very expensive and full of suits after 5pm.
Hole in the Wall (in fact I'm going there tonight) https://plus.google.com/107675450376971942527/about?gl=uk&hl=en
The Wellington is cheap and cheerful (for London)
But the cheapest beer I know is Sam Smiths pub over the bridge called The Lyceum Tavern (we usually have the London UKC drinks there) https://plus.google.com/105815376633917228536/about?gl=uk&hl=en
I guess it depends what you are after. It's busy, but fairly central and easy to meet up with people coming from all compass directions. Everywhere in town is eye watering these days unless you find some nice little ethnic place down a back street.
Sam Smiths are you kidding - filled with Jakeys and the beer is cheap for a reason.
If any of the group are in the forces (or indeed carry a prior forces card) then there's always the Union Jack Club - pretty cheap and half decent food.
Whats the place called out the back of station down the stairs from the taxi road? Proper London boozer with a great party atmosphere on a thurday/friday night.
Camel and Artichoke on Lower Marsh?
in that area there is the coal hole http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/thecoalholestrandlondon/
Though I havn't been there since I used to work on the strand about 10 years ago.
> But the cheapest beer I know is Sam Smiths pub over the bridge called The Lyceum Tavern (we usually have the London UKC drinks there) https://plus.google.com/105815376633917228536/about?gl=uk&hl=en
I would second this one, a nice place to have drinks and easy to get to.
Not a bad call actually
You're right, I can't touch their cider, reeks of stale eggs and tastes worse!
Don't think they have draught Guinness, although I could be wrong
That's the one. Normally end up in there on autopilot....
Yeah - I was there last week as it's near where I used to work.
A good choice of ales with nice scran.
Nice 'spoons outside Victoria station
I was just going to suggest Tas. I haven't been to the one at Waterloo, but Tas is usually cheap and good food.
The Kings Arms on Roupel street. Decent beer and reasonable Thai food.
I went to a nice Thai place called Busaba Eathai (Think that's how it's spelt) on Wardour Street in Soho.
Think it's a chain (almost like Wagamama but Thai).
Big sort of communal tables but food was nice and came to less than £30 for Mrs Sam_In_Leeds and me few months back
Food was nice.
If you want good and cheap thai food there is a little greasy spoon that doubles as a thai restaurant in the evening on lower marsh. We used to eat there all the time, one of Waterloo's best kept secrets!
I think this is the place http://goo.gl/maps/Rl1dI
The White Hart on Cornwall Road is a nice pub but can get very busy.
If you are willing to walk 10-15 minutes there are loads of good pubs in the Kennington Road are. The Prince of Wales in Cleaver Square is brilliant and the Three Stags on the Kennington Road/Lambeth Road crossroads is nice too.
> If you want good and cheap thai food there is a little greasy spoon that doubles as a thai restaurant in the evening on lower marsh. We used to eat there all the time, one of Waterloo's best kept secrets!
YES - and there's also Ecco for really really cheap pizza. Next door to Chariots ;-)
> If you are willing to walk 10-15 minutes there are loads of good pubs in the Kennington Road are. The Prince of Wales in Cleaver Square is brilliant and the Three Stags on the Kennington Road/Lambeth Road crossroads is nice too.
I thing the Three Stags are way over priced - iirc £4 for a pint!
Prince of Wales is a good shout, pretty decent scran as well. There's also The Horse on Westminster Bridge Road - http://horsebar.co.uk/
> Camel and Artichoke on Lower Marsh?
That's what I was going to suggest - not been there for a while mind. Firestation - had my laptop nicked there
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