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The Lyric

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  • Soho
  • price 2 of 4
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Small, slightly shambolic and with a jovial share-a-table type of vibe, The Lyric is a longstanding favourite, not least because its location near a fantastically crowded part of London—the West End, Soho, Piccadilly, Regent Street—makes it a diamond in the rough (albeit a happy-scrappy one) amid disappointing pricey traps. The Victorian pub’s 18 taps pour out reliable pints including Camden Hells and Brooklyn Lager, as well as more unusual fare such as hyper-citrussy High Wire Grapefruit brew (the clue is in the name) from Magic Rock. For something quieter, retire upstairs for a fish finger sandwich and an unfiltered Electric Eye Pale Ale from new brewers Big Smoke. This is your safe haven away from the fray.

Written by
Ananda Pellerin


37 Great Windmill St
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Opening hours:
11am-11.30pm Mon-Thu; 11am-12midnight Sat-Sun; 12midday-10.30pm Sun
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