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The Counting House

#1,738 of 17,849 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City of London
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50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, England
+44 20 7283 7123
08:00 - 23:00
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295 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

OK, it's a well known Fullers bar (get a hand pulled ESB) in the middle of London that is probably nothing really special to those who live there. It is in a wonderfully restored bank building complete with a leaded stained glass dome and immense ornate bar. It is one of the Fullers bars that specializes in pies. No, not... More 

Thank Mindyopp
Pensacola, Florida
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415 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the real deal authentic English Pub. We were the only tourists in the place surrounded by English businessmen. It was awesome to not be in one of the tourist "pubs". The food was excellent. We both had traditional pies Food and service were great. Highly recommended

Thank Cspear
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great to have a drink in the building i got my first job in as a bank clerk! It is a building of great character. Didn't eat here but the beer was in excellent condition so really enjoyed my visit.

Thank Ken N
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

39 Members of the Dining Club (founded in 1907) enjoyed all the comforts of the Griffin Room with its private bar, sofas and properly laid out dining tables beneath chandeliers. The attention to detail on the place settings was impressive and the meal, comprising tea and hop smoked haddock in clam chowder, pork belly with apple and sage croquet and... More 

Thank Steve C
St Neots, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is just opposite the Bank of England Museum. Former Banking Hall. Stylish pub complete with chandeliers and oodles of character. Had a set menu as part of a group of around 40. Our meals arrived promptly. Pie and mash. Excellent chicken, ham and leek pie and mashed potato and greens. Very good service too.

Thank LezliC
Epsom, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's a good L shaped room upstairs with its own bar for a meeting of around 150 or so people (standing). There is a clear PA system and projection system with repeater screen for those in the "L".

Thank Richwad
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many of the city pubs the building this pub is housed in is spectacular. Its worth visiting just to appreciate the structure around you. Lunches are pretty good and not too expensive. Beer is on the pricy side and to be honest, you get as good a pint of Pride in a number of local pubs for a better... More 

Thank JMAK1964
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and loved everything about this pub, also called Ale and Pie. I ordered cider and fish, and Chuck had the ale and pie. Good, quick, friendly service. Many of the lunch patrons were regulars and wore suits and ties (this location is in the financial district) but we didn't feel at all out of place dressed... More 

Thank ChgoCookie
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is a great pub with a lively atmosphere. Good beer selection. smaller private rooms are available for booking or just a slightly quieter background noise. Often head here for a beer or two

Thank Tom C
Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a typical after work English Pub with a wide range of great beers and very traditional menu. It is normally very crowded Monday to Friday early evening with people working in the area. Although I am not a great expert on beers, they have a few very nice ipas worth testing. I also had the steak pie with... More 

Thank Martin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Cornhill, London EC3V 3PD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7283 7123

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