Please note, the Water Poet is now closed. Time Out Editors, April 2019..
Buried away off Bishopsgate in a cobbled corner close to Spitalfields Market where city suits and Shoreditch collide, the Water Poet is a multi-tasking gem with a bar, restaurant, pool parlour, a downstairs theatre and a sun-trap of a beer garden. The food offering includes small plates, large plates and sharing platters.
|Venue name:||Water Poet|
9-11 Folgate Street
|Opening hours:||Open Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat 10am-11pm; Sun noon-10.30pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Liverpool Street tube/rail|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
- 5 star:17
- 4 star:18
- 3 star:1
- 2 star:0
- 1 star:1
My search for the best SUNDAY ROAST London has to offer which commenced with interrogating locals brought me to the Water Poet initially but it was the amazing food and lovely little court yard out the back that brought me back for a second lazy Sunday!
Both times I got the lamb shank (£17) because who has the time to cook one of those at home?!? And both times it has been spot on. The servers are so large that you could probably (easily) share or be a complete glutton, like me, and just spend the time slowly grazing whilst planning your next holiday. I believe they do a roast chicken (whole or half) and Roast Beef, haven't had either but they all looked spectacular coming out of the kitchen.
My housemate got the burger the first time we went and I have to say that really wasn't the best, no side salad, looked like mass produced cheap eats sadly.
So I would highly recommend getting your Sunday Roast fix there but stick to the roast menu for the best feed....and come hungry!
Ideal for the typical London pub experience, the Water Poet is located in the old, preserved part of Spitalfields, resisting the urbanization of its surroundings. It can get very busy during afterwork hours until late in the evening, especially for big sport games. Quizzes, comedy clubs and other events are organized throughout the week. Other pros include a big beer garden, comfy sofas, pool tables, big screen (for sport and films), and heavy but descent Sunday roasts.
By far the best beer garden in London. Even when the sun isn’t shining the atmosphere in this ruins styled bar is great, and just what you need to relax and chill with friends on a Friday night after work. The outdoor beer garden is literally covered in fairy lights, setting a perfect backdrop. They serve a range of beers and wines, all priced fairly average considering its central London location. Although it does get pretty busy, especially in the warmer months, I would definitely recommend coming here and enjoying a drink in the amazing beer garden!
Amazing little/big pub! This place has everything you need... Great food, good beers, exciting sporting events!! Can't recommend it enough. Thanks Adam.
Lovely staff and a great atmosphere every day of the week. I reserved their barn for a birthday party one summers evening and my friends loved the place - our own sound system and a large private area which opens up onto the beautifully lit (always teeming) pub garden. Food's good too.
Lovely quirky pub on the edge of the City. Busy throughout the weekend with Hipsters and City types and then lovely and chilled at the weekends with tourists and locals relaxing for a bite to eat and a few drinks
Really great pub that's a complete surprise when you walk through the door. Apart from the big main bar there's a HUGE garden and restaurant, and even a cinema downstairs.... Lovely place.
We love The Water Poet. It's the best Sunday lunch we've found in London. We're working our way through the desserts. The beer garden is great and the atmosphere makes it one of the coolest pubs I know.
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