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The George & Vulture
« on: Jan 15 - 2010 »
3 Castle Court
London
EC3V 9DL

08445 672 319

Dickensian eatery in the heart of the City of London. Only open @ lunchtimes and only Mon-Fri. No draught ales, but good pub grub and interesting surroundings.

Not your typical Sam Smith's pub.

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #1 on: Jan 15 - 2010 »
This an odd one indeed! I thought we had identified all the London pubs - but this seems to be a restaurant only - surely not serving the same Tadcaster prepared meals?! But it might explain the very poor reviews!

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 15 - 2010 »
This an odd one indeed! I thought we had identified all the London pubs - but this seems to be a restaurant only - surely not serving the same Tadcaster prepared meals?! But it might explain the very poor reviews!

Strange, not what i have read?

"Simply the best! Get used to be being called 'darling', and enjoy the BEST lunch in London. Wine 'red or white' - beer - 'Samuel Smith's' - no posing in this paradise."
Rating: 4.8 out of 5

http://www.english-restaurants.com/english/areas/restaurant.asp?classID=49

So why not 'pop down' and give it a try?

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16 - 2010 »
Centurion - point taken and I did indeed look at this website for info - but the reviews on www.beerintheevening.com are simply terrible! What intrigues me is that this might be an example of a Smiths outlet being allowed a different menu/food production method to all the rest. I will indeed check it out next time I'm down in the City and will report back. Cheers!

The other point that I find interesting is that despite all our combined knowledge, Sam Smiths pubs still lie out there undetected! Only the other day I was driving down the old Great North Road and out of the corner of my eye I spotted a pub that looked like it ought to be one - well kept, old, no advertising, traditional pub sign, closed lunchtime - bingo - a check on the internet confirmed yet another - the Waggon and Horses at Fairburn. It must annoy Humphrey enormously as we slowly compile a complete list - something which he so strenuously is trying to avoid!

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #4 on: Apr 9 - 2010 »
The direct number is 020 7626 9710.

The 08 number probably redirects you through a chargeable system.

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #5 on: May 24 - 2010 »
These are my photos The George & Vulture, copyright to me!  I've also attached a photo of the menu...is this similar to the standard food offered elsewhere?

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #6 on: May 24 - 2010 »
I'm guessing in Victorian times it would not have looked quite so pleasant as it does in this area of the City of London.

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #7 on: Feb 7 - 2012 »
Worth noting on the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, the George and Vulture was one of his favourite watering holes and gets  twenty mentions in The Pickwick Papers.

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #8 on: Feb 7 - 2012 »
Worth noting on the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, the George and Vulture was one of his favourite watering holes and gets  twenty mentions in The Pickwick Papers.

Didn't know that.  After reading "A Tale of Two Cities" I vowed never to read another Dicken's book again...I might just be persuaded to read "The Pickwick Papers".

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« Reply #9 on: Feb 7 - 2012 »
Worth noting on the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth, the George and Vulture was one of his favourite watering holes and gets  twenty mentions in The Pickwick Papers.

Didn't know that.  After reading "A Tale of Two Cities" I vowed never to read another Dicken's book again...I might just be persuaded to read "The Pickwick Papers".

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Didn't know that about the Pickwick papers either. Not read much Dickens for many years. But happy anniversary Dickens.
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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #10 on: Dec 5 - 2012 »
Some further facts about the George and Vulture can be found on Wiki here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_and_Vulture

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #11 on: Jun 1 - 2013 »
On our way back from helping out on a walking event in the West Country (Cornwall & Devon) we made a slight detour on our way back to Yorkshire to visit this Sam Smiths Restaurant.   What a shock we got, we were very under dressed for this Sam Smiths eatery. It was full of businessmen doing multi million pound deals  (well I overheard them talking about it) 

The meal was very good, but at the price it was only to be expected.  ?13-50 for Scampi, ?2 for chips and ?2 for peas plus ?5-60 for a bottle IPA and ?1-50 and a Lime and bottled water the bill came to ?50-35.   With a tip I paid ?55.   The bill did include a 12% SC. 

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #12 on: Jun 1 - 2013 »
Just adding more photos. 

Plus this Restaurant as 2 main rooms plus 4 private dinning rooms. It only serves Sam Smiths house wines believe it or not. 

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #13 on: Jun 1 - 2013 »
Welcome back Ian, your absence has been noted, missed your photos.

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Re: The George & Vulture
« Reply #14 on: Jun 1 - 2013 »
And now for the search for the most expensive lime and soda begins..... :() :DD