Brightly logoed and Benelux-themed, the smart Lowlander’s expansive, long-tabled main space is easily filled, thanks to an impressive range of draught and bottled beers, a fine kitchen and likeable staff who are well up to what is, given the bar’s popularity, often a tough job.
Some 15 tap beers, by the half-pint glass or two-pint jug, include Palm Spéciale, St Louis Premium and Poperings Hommelbier, as well as more familiar compatriots. Of the 100 bottled varieties, Achel, Charles Quint and St Feuillien Blond stand out among the 20 abbey types – and you won’t see a lambic Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus in many bars even in Belgium.
The own-made Stoemp stew, meanwhile, is ubiquitous there, while mussels come in a choice of four sauces. The attractive mezzanine is often occupied by private parties.
36 Drury Lane
|Opening hours:||Open/food served 11.30am-11pm Mon-Sat; noon-10.30pm Sun|
|Transport:||Tube: Covent Garden or Holborn tube|
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An attractive bar with friendly staff who really know their beers! The food we tried was good quality and tasty. We contacted the bar the day before to request a vegan meal and this was accommodated. It's usually buzzing in the evening and the only downsides are 1) due to the open space and big glass windows, it gets really quite noisy and 2) the quite rigid booking times (6pm or 7.15pm). But well worth a try... you don't even have to like beer.