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The Water Rats

328 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, England
+44 20 7833 3312
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Great Food & Intimate Gig Venue

Went here to see some bands play, great little intimate venue. Makes such a change from the bigger... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ebabe69
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good venue to see a band

Although the gig venue is very small it doesn't feel particularly cramped, the sound is very good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bik1973
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Dublin
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The music club that hosted Bob Dylan in 1963. Live Venue, Gastro Pub, Breakfasts, Real Ales, Comedy Club, Live Bands, Cocktail Bar - Open 8.30am till Midnight 7 days a week - available for private hire and special events
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“the pub” (10 reviews)
“tune hotel” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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328 Gray's Inn Road | Kings Cross, London WC1X 8BZ, England
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+44 20 7833 3312
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here to see some bands play, great little intimate venue. Makes such a change from the bigger venues and to see newer bands on their way up. We ended up eating dinner the first night and breakfast the next day. Monday is half price...More

Thank ebabe69
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although the gig venue is very small it doesn't feel particularly cramped, the sound is very good and the air conditioning must be working ok as despite the shows being sold out the venue didn't get hot or stuffy. The bar is well staffed and...More

Thank Bik1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stubbled into here for dinner my first night in London and went back again for breakfast and another dinner. Good range of foods, good music and well priced.

Thank Ylenia U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small intimate concert venue with a bar serving food attached or the other way round. Saw the excellent Kaprekar’s Constant there and although the stage is a little snug for seven the sound could not be faulted...could be the new Marquee Club!

Thank ordulf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on 30/09/2017 for Kaprekar's Constant only gig this year. Feat the legendary David Jackson, Dorie Jackson, Phil Gould. The main bar was busy, but had no queues, with a reasonable selection of larger & beers/ales. With plenty of room to sit, although the chap...More

1  Thank SandV11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and myself arrived for breakfast on a Sunday morning. It wasn't busy and yet our table was covered in dirt and our tea came ten minutes after our breakfast. The pancakes were hard around the edges and the bacon was forgotten about and...More

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I ate breakfast at The Water Rats for a few days whilst staying in the hotel next door. The food was lovely, I especially enjoyed the yogurt, fruit and granola (yum). The place is nice and had news on the morning which I really liked...More

Thank Gemma D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

After reading management's unprofessional replies to other negative comments I wasn't sure if I should write this, but here we go anyway. Came here to see my friend perform the other night - once we got through the doors to see him play everything was...More

Thank Vobro
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I visited here to watch a friend's band and was really impressed - they had a great performance space at the back and we had no complaints to make about the drinks or service. This was late in the evening, and in fact the rear...More

Thank camden95
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Our Live performances are well attended and many come along to support friends, family and those whom they are fans of but have not managed to see in an intimate space - we do have a great area to put on performances and are lucky...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We have just returned from a 3 day break in London and each morning had breakfast at The Water Rats. The room was tastefully decorated, a mixture of comfortable chairs. Staff were pleasant, cheery and well presented. My husband had the full breakfast, quality bacon...More

Thank StocktonLass
GrayRat S, Guest Relations Manager at The Water Rats, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We are delighted to read that you had such a positive experience whilst visting us here at The Water Rats - indeed our breakfasts are varied and hopefully cater to all tastes and budgets, the Full English Breakfast is extremely popular with both locals and...More

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Kevin B
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I am not sure exactly. But the staff are helpful and I feel sure they would sort something!
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