Carpenters Arms


Run by the same management team as the nearby Crown & Sceptre and sharing many elements of the drinks and food selection, the Carpenters nonetheless seems to appeal to a younger, more studenty crowd.

There are fish-finger sandwiches, for a start, from a menu covered in denim; Red Stripe among the draught beers alongside decent ales (including Sharp’s reliable Doom Bar); and quirky decorative touches (such as Erica’s notable cleavage on a dinner plate) around a mock sitting room.

If all this is a little ‘seen it and done it’, then make a beeline for the Belle Bar upstairs or the roof terrace – though come here after any working day and the media crowd will be occupying this entire corner of pavement, busy networking.

Venue name: Carpenters Arms
Address: 68-70 Whitfield Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Wed; noon-11.30pm Thur; noon-midnight Fri, Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun. Food served noon-10pm daily
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street tube

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obviously been a while since any one left any feedback. Just started job in area and think this place is fab. Quirky and a bit edgy, I have been for lunch and evening drinks, totally different vibe each time and both have been superb. Great service and equally as good food, they also have an amazing January offer.