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Beck's cafe

28 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PS, England
+44 20 7405 8565
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a 62 year-old man with a healthy appetite I appreciate quantity, as well as quality, when eating out. My meal of 2 large pork chops, a mountain of creamy mashed potato, fresh peas, green beans, carrots, broccoli and gravy was both. In fact, I...More

Thank Peter_de_Meteor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always full and very popular with local tradesmen. We had the standard full breakfast and it was really tasty.

Thank ThickAndJuicy1
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

My partner and I were staying close to this traditional cafe busy with local workmen. The first day we decided to have filled rolls which were very good. On the second day we decided to sample the full English (Big Breaky) which was massive and...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Serves the very best all-day greasy breakfasts, sandwiches and burgers in Town, to bankers, builders and barristers alike.

Thank George W
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

We recently came to London for my sons 21st, and we started our day with bacon and sausage sandwiches from this wonderful little place. They were the best we have ever had. We are from “up North” but we would happily travel down each day...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

We had breakfast here- it was awesome!!! Cozy, clean, fast and affordable. Better than most! Close to the Rosewood Hotel and far better breakfast and coffee!

1  Thank Gingerbreadmomma
Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is a long standing haunt of mine. A family run business (I believe of Turkish descent). nestled on Red Lion Street in the heart of Holborn. Tthis is off the beaten track. At breakfast it will be full of workmen, taxi drivers, lawyers, students...More

1  Thank craigbarlow3
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Read the reviews about this little cafe and decided to try it out as we were staying at the Premier Inn opposite it. Wow - glad to say it did not disappoint and exceeded expectations. The breakfast choice was excellent and the quality and quantity...More

1  Thank Brandon P
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Gave this place a go with work colleagues on lunchtime after cycling past a few times. We chose to be seated downstairs The choice is great and the portions generous. Service is slick without feeling rushed. The kitchen guys keep very busy Will certainly be...More

1  Thank Signalyellow
Reviewed June 11, 2018

good place and good price for big portion. cute and cozy cafe. very quickly service. i like it so much

1  Thank Klaus0Schmidt
Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet
cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or
quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on
the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially
convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an
excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit
practically any taste or budget. With major
attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House
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October 16, 2016|
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Response from IrishPablo | Reviewed this property |
Five stops on the central line from Lancaster Gate to Holborn, then a 5/10 min walk from the station
Alan M
May 18, 2016|
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Response from Tracey G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as above, we didn't book. its just a cafe but great food and well worth a visit. Enjoy.
April 16, 2015|
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Response from Craig B | Reviewed this property |
7 am is the official start but its been known to open slightly earlier. CLOSED: Sundays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Red Lion Street, London WC1R 4PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Holborn
  • Neighbourhood: Holborn
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7405 8565
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