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Morgan Arms

Mile End

A large, significantly upgraded corner pub on a quiet residential street, the Morgan has a country-kitchen vibe. Its gastropub status is signalled by a large triptych of garlic and fresh produce on the wall of the main bar area, the continental awning outside and the separate dining area with a chalked-up daily menu at its entrance.

Food doesn’t disappoint: diners may find mains such as chargrilled 21-day-aged rib-eye steak; roast cod with mash and purple sprouting broccoli; or roast pork belly stuffed with prune, sage and apple.

But drinkers are not forgotten: Sharp’s Doom Bar, Adnams and Bitburger are served from a small bar counter, and there’ll be about three dozen wine choices on the regularly updated list.

Venue name: Morgan Arms
Address: 43 Morgan Street
E3 5AA
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Thur, Sun; noon-midnight Fri, Sat. Food served noon-3pm, 7-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-3.30pm, 7-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Mile End tube

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

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I read the previous reviews and realised they were, all in all, historic in terms of The Morgan Arms as it is now (2010/11 isn't exactly recent). I have no experience of the place in 2010/11, as the first time I ate there was around July 2011, but I can't concur with the previous reviewers' comments on service. I can only imagine they have taken the comments on board with great success. If you want to eat in the bar area you're more than welcome to and the restaurant area is great if you want to be away from people who are just drinking (hardly in a rowdy way, it has to be said). The food has been continually very, very good gastropub - which is exactly what you'd expect for a £15 lunch, anything less would be a disappointment. It's still on the high end of price, but you're guaranteed decent food, thoughtful service and a great pint of well-kept ale. This is only seconded by the fact that I've been there on a Sunday and found it packed to the rafters. That says it all.


I went to this pub a few weeks ago for the first time and thought it was really brilliant. It's such a friendly and relaxing place with great decor. The food was really tasty and very reasonable. Make sure you make room for a dessert they are truly special! There is also a wide selection of drinks. I am moving to London in a few weeks and I will definitely be returning! Thanks!


Just googled this pub to send to a friend and found all these terrible reviews. Well, all I have to say is that I thoroughly disagree and not sure what pub these people were at but I've always had a lovely time (been 3-4 times over the years). Most recently, I enjoyed a lovely dinner with three of my closest girlfriends at the weekend - we had booked a table and got one of the best in the house! The service was great and the waiter made a great recommendation on the day's special which I thoroughly enjoyed. The wine list is superb and pairs well with an inspired menu. Looking forward to my next visit!

Sarah Hornsey

I LOVE LOVE LOVE The Morgan! Since the new manager came in a few months back this place has got even better, amazing food both lunch and dinner, variety of dishes, good prices, excellent wines at a really good price and of course great ales and beers on tap, staff are so lovely and a perfect location. really comfy sofas and seating where you can spend the whole afternoon reading the Sunday papers and feeling at home. Have nothing bad to say about the Morgan! Best gastropub in London hands down