Shaws Booksellers

Restaurants, British Blackfriars
  • 3 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
0 Love It
Save it
Shaws Booksellers
Book a table

The content on this page is provided by a Time Out partner.

Down-to-earth city types know the best local escape from the rat race is Shaw's Booksellers, a cosy and chatty gastropub located on St Andrew's Hill, not far from St Paul's. Immediately warm and inviting, this charismatic neighbourhood restaurant is set in an old converted paper merchants warehouse, and still clings to its literary roots with a display of journals and books and its battered vintage furniture. The daily menu here is modern British with an Italian influence. The wine list is impressive, and the the variety of real ales on tap are a real hit. Bookworms will love the little touches such as the bill coming tucked inside a novel.


Venue name: Shaws Booksellers
Address: 31 - 34 St. Andrews Hill
Price: £25 and under
Do you own this business?

Average User Rating

3 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:1
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

Shaws booksellers is a bar located not far from St Paul's cathedral. It's walking distance from Blackfriars and St Paul's stations.

It's a Fullers bar but I didn't actually get the feeling it was a chain bar. It has rustic vintage style furniture and fitting by it's name nice prints of best selling books on the wall.

The background music was good for its ambience and created a nice atmosphere.

However the service was interesting, a little slow and no hot chocolate or coffee available. We got tea, prosecco and beer and it was £15 so not the best value but given it's location I guess it isn't too bad.

It's not top of my list to return to but it has plenty of seating and I can imagine it's busy after work time.