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Walkers of Whitehall

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2 out of 5 stars
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Walkers of Whitehall

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

An all-day pub-restaurant just off Whitehall.

Presumably trying to capitalise on its Trafalgar Square location, Walkers of Whitehall aims to cover all bases. The first floor is a pub, the second floor is a sit-down dining room and below all that is a cocktail bar. Unfortunately, it’s a textbook jack of all trades, master of none.

The whole place was unnervingly quiet on a Friday evening; our fellow diners were mostly tourists, consulting tell-tale maps over plates of fish and chips. Regular pub grub aside, there’s a wider menu featuring dishes such as chicken with rose harissa and preserved lemons, plaice with capers and brown butter, and ’nduja croquettes with aioli.

Promising stuff, but alas – the croquettes were blandly lacking in spice, the aioli bereft of garlicky kick. Worse still was a portion of green beans, served with a dollop of that same aioli, and a dry short rib of beef that would probably have been salvaged with a more generous helping of gravy. Much better were the scallops, complemented by a scattering of samphire. But it was too little too late. Those tourists, it seems, had the right idea.

Details

Address: 15 Craig's Court,
Whitehall,
London
SW1A 2DD
Transport: Tube: Charing Cross
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £85.
Contact:
Opening hours: Mon-Thu midday-11.30pm, Fri midday-midnight, Sat 11am-midnight, Sun closed.
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4 out of 5 stars

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Ok I was defiantly disappointed by Walkers of Whitehall. Lets just say the best thing this place has going for it is that it is actually a really nice place - the building is great, and in particular its a haven from the crazy busy touristy area it sits in. But, and heres the big but. If you picked this place and moved it to a less touristy area, it would lose one of its greatest features. 


So to continue on from that, obviously its greatest feature is not its food. Nor its service sadly. The food was defiantly overpriced for the price tag (and I am saying this as someone who went there during a 50% off food promotion!) I would not have been happy to pay full price for the quality of the food. I feel like it may have been trying too hard. 


But by far the worst part was the service, I honestly struggled to get the attention of the waiters, even when I wanted to get more drinks etc and spend more money there, they just were not having any of it. The food was very slow coming out, and being viewing distance of the kitchen I got the pleasure of watching my main dishes sit on the counter and wait for about 5 minutes to be picked up by someone. 


Granted this was just my experience on that one day - they may have been understaffed, they may have been particularly busy, they may not of cared about the guy with a 50% off food voucher, I don't know. But to be honest with all the fabulous places in London, I won't be making a hasty return journey here.


tl;dr if you are stuck in this touristy area and desperate (unable to move more than a few streets away to get food) then go here, but I think you may just be disappointed - but on the other hand, probably less disappointed than the local tourist traps!


Great brunch experience just off Trafalgar Square! Booked the two-course bottomless brunch through Time Out offers and we had a blast! The menu doesn't offer much choices, but everything sounds really tasty. Whether you want to go for a healthy vegetarian (Charred cauliflower starter is a must) or rich meaty option (their own full English breakfast with a few twists is a win as well), the food is good and portions are just enough so you can still walk afterwards. The staff is probably the loveliest I have experienced in London too. Will go back for sure and recommend 100%

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