The Globe

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Party Earth Review There are many pubs clustered around the touristy Covent Garden. The Globe stands apart from the competition by adding a dash of French influence to an otherwise British menu. Union Jack hangs above The Globe’... ... read full review

  • Tube:

    Piccadilly Line: Covent Garden

  • Phone:

    207 379 0154

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–Th 10am–11pm, F–Sa 11am–12:30am, Su noon–10pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth The Globe Review

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There are many pubs clustered around the touristy Covent Garden. The Globe stands apart from the competition by adding a dash of French influence to an otherwise British menu. 

Union Jack hangs above The Globe’s bright red façade, but with French chef Olivier Trotel taking over in 2009, the eatery has added some bistro items to the menu. Still, The Globe remains a destination for homemade fish and chips, and a rotating selection of British craft ales.

The Globe’s first floor has a traditional pub feel – not a lot of space, plenty of wood, and menu items listed on large chalkboards. For a change of scenery that’s more bistro than bar, patrons head to the second floor, which has additional seating with checkered tablecloths, and lively artwork adorning the walls. Farther up on the cozy third floor is a covered, outdoor terrace that’s open year-round.

Located across the street from the Royal Opera House, the pub is known to draw well-dressed cultural buffs seeking a post-show nightcap. Otherwise it’s filled with tourists and locals dressed in casual attire. And with a well-priced kids menu, there are plenty of youngsters taking a seat with their families during the day.

The Globe offers a bit of history as it’s in a building that was once home to the Bow Street Runners, London’s first professional police force. The group was founded in 1749 and disbanded in 1839. There’s allegedly an old prison cell down in the pub’s cellars.

With plenty of pub options in Covent Garden, The Globe is a go-to spot for typical English food, some French bistro fare, and top-notch British brews. It’s also a solid choice for diners who want to stay within a budget when eating in an otherwise overpriced, tourist-driven section of town.

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Tip from Emma:

Check out the weekday specials served 11am–5pm for just £6.95. On Sundays, eat like the locals and order the traditional Roast of the Day for £9.95.

  • Crowd

    An amenable mix of tourists and London locals recuperating from their workday, mid-20s to early 40s; post-opera drinkers and some families.

  • Entertainment / Music

    With no TVs, don’t expect to catch the latest football match.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Full pub menu with a range of French bistro classics. Sunday roast. Free Wi-Fi.

  • Prices

    Appetizers £2–£6, tapas £3–£6, entrees £10–£15, Sunday roast £9.95. Pints £3–£5, wine £4–£6/glass or £16–£20/bottle, spirits £3.50–£4.50.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Some post-opera attendees dressed in evening attire, but mostly casual shirts, nice trainers, and low heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursday and Friday with the lively after-work crowd.

  • Close By

    The Cross Keys is a traditional English pub a few blocks north with equivalent prices and more British brews.

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