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Prospect Of Whitby

$$ - $$$
East End / East London
Bar, British, Pub
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57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH, England
+44 20 7481 1095
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12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty pub with a good atmosphere, I would go back for a drink but not for the food The quality of the food was very poor -dried out fish and cold crusted mushy peas.

Review collected in partnership with Greene King

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Thank O8529BUtracys
Management response:

Hi there O8529Btracys, Thank you for taking the time to write this review about your experience dining at the Prospect of Whitby. I am sorry that the food quality let you down on this occasion, and rest assured, this is not up to our usual high standards that we set. I sincerely apologise for this experience, and we shall be... More 

Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only popped in for a quick snifter before attending another event, lovely place, very atmospheric but was a little surprised that our drinks bill was 50% higher than we had been charged earlier on in the day at the Lyceum Tavern, in the heart of the Strand

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Thank TheBeadster
Management response:

Hi there TheBeadster, Thank you for leaving your feedback in regards to the pricing, and I am sorry that it was not quite what you expected. At the Prospect we do not have our own exclusive beers such as some other chains, and our prices are based from other pubs within the area, however in our new year pricing review... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table to eat before going to a Specials concert at the nearby Troxy. Arrived on time at 7 pm and ordered straight away. All around us had food on their tables and it looked really good. Our reservation notice had "Please Vacate this table by 8.30." A bit cheeky, but fair enough they need to turn them... More 

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Thank Shakin C
Management response:

Hi there Shakin C, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback about your time at the Prospect. I apologise for the team placing down the vacate sign on your table, this should not have happened as to rush you, and again apologies that you had to wait so long for your food. Sometimes we can get very... More 

London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has a lot of history behind it and you can tell just from walking inside. It has a great atmosphere and the interior is very interesting (even the post stamp covered wall). The food is not that great, its pretty average and overpriced for what you get - the food is pretty much like every other simply gastro... More 

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Thank Karma B
Management response:

Hi there Karma B, Thank you for taking the time to review your time at the Prospect. Thanks for passing on your kind comments, and we shall take on board what you have said about the service, and will try to improve upon it. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, The Prospect of Whitby Team More 

Manorville, New York
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149 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very old pub and worth the visit to have a couple of beers, because they have a good beer selection. The negative is you don't order your food at your table you arder at the bar. Food here is average at best. Come for a drink and eat someplace else.

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Thank Jim M
Management response:

Hi there Jim M, Thank you for taking the time to write your review about your time at the Prospect of Whitby. I apologise for the service style of which you received at our pub, at certain times of day it is only possible for us to do table service for certain areas of the pub, a lot of the... More 

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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Formerly known as the Devil’s Tavern, The Prospect of Whitby was a renowned hangout for smugglers, villains and pirates...and it does look the part right on the river, with the noose still attached! The environment is interesting, and it's a nice hang out too. This is a classic British traditional experience.

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Thank Faryz1
Management response:

Hi there Faryz1, Thank you for visiting the Prospect of Whitby and writing this review for us! We would love to see you back here again soon to enjoy the atmosphere! All the best, The Prospect of Whitby Team More 

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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There is food here, I went for drinks and the view - right on the river and plenty of seating indoors and out - fair prices for London, a short walk from Wapping station.

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Thank Devon S
Management response:

Hi there Devon S, Thank you for writing this review of the Prospect of Whitby! We are all very pleased that you had a great time visiting us, don't hesitate to come by again soon! Regards, The Prospect of Whitby Team More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This lovely classic pub was a favourite haunt of my parents in the fifties and have always wanted to go there and I'm glad we did. Enjoyed a couple of pints sat in the window overlooking the Thames and it was very relaxing. We are already planning another visit.

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Thank Jerry B
Management response:

Hi there Jerry B, I am glad that it lived up to your expectations, we are very proud of our history! Thank you for writing this review of the Prospect of Whitby, and we are looking forward to seeing you down by the river with us again soon, where you can enjoy a few more beers and a meal! All... More 

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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Great to see an old traditional pub with pewter bar top Lots of information about the history of this pub to read on signs and plenty of old pictures. Great beer garden and riverside location. I didn't try the food but looks like a standard Greene King menu I will have to return to sample the food and pass comment.... More 

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Thank David W
Management response:

Hi there David W, Thank you for writing this review about your visit at the Prospect of Whitby. We are glad that you enjoyed looking around and taking in our history, of which we are very proud of. We look forward to welcoming you back where perhaps you can try some food and be pleasantly surprised with what we have... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We've come to expect dogs not to be welcome in London unlike Paris but 'gastro pubs' normally are ok with them in the bar area. Not this one. I asked the Polish waitress if it was ok, she said it was fine but 5 mins later came back and said she was very but dogs were only allowed Outside. Sunny... More 

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2 Thank Judi C
Management response:

Hi there Judi C, Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry we didn't meet your expectations on this visit and for your experience with your dog. I am very disappointed to here about the attitude of the team that dealt with you on that day. It is not how we conduct ourselves here and I have had a team meeting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > East End / East London
  • Neighbourhood: East End / East London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7481 1095

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?