Number 49 information

Number 49 is situated at the edge of The City and offers contemporary British dining which is very good value. In fine weather outdoor seating is available in the garden.

Ranked #484 of 2091 pubs & bars in London

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 11:30


12:00 - 11:30


12:00 - 11:30


12:00 - 11:30


12:00 - 11:30





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Number 49 reviews

By Eating O.

My only visit to Number 49 was a very recent lunch. On arrival I discussed with a helpful member of staff that I have gluten allergy and we agreed that one of their home made beef burgers with salad would be the right choice for me. It wasn't. The burger was certainly home made and tasty but it wasn't gluten free and it has ruined the rest of my day. Anyone who has ever had gastroenteritis understands what I mean... Number 49 is a stylish and upmarket restaurant with a great choice of food and drinks and I'm sure that less fussy eaters have a great time here but I certainly won't be going back ever.

By Roger P.

I'm one of the owners of number 49 and I was disappointed to read this review - which thankfully is the only adverse one we seem to have collected. If the reviewer would like to EMail me, I hope we can meet to leave things in a better light and give me an understanding of what took place

By Jacqui H.

I have to agree with you not the nutter who wrote the review below.The staff and especially the manager have always been unfailingly kind and helpful.Love going in there for a sandwich and a bottle of wine of a lunch time.Like the sound of the lamb shank will have to try it next time I am in.Happy customer.

By Jacqui H.

I have only recently discovered number 49 and I have to say what a hidden gem. The staff have always made me feel like it is my local in the city which is rare these days.If the weather is good then there is no better place in the city to enjoy a bottle of wine and a tasty sandwich.I like the fact that the food is simple unpretentious and the wine list offers lots of choice. Keep up the good work. P.s I have just had the tastiest lamb shank , nothing better on a cold wet day.

By Jacqui H.

I have been going to number 49 for years and have always had exceptional service from the staff and the management team.I find this persons report very hard to believe as the staff are always very friendly and helpful. I would take this review with a grain of salt. Loyal customer.

By Donna C.

The attitude of the Manager @ Bar 49 is appalling. I have just sat and had lunch with a friend and was told after eating my lunch they have had a leak and I shouldn't put my handbag down. This was too late as mine and my friends feet were left soaking wet. We didn’t feel we should pay for lunch as this was just not acceptable and we were never told about the leak when we arrived. The manager did take off service charge which was just laughable as it’s down to my discretion if I want to pay it anyway. When I said I wouldn't be coming back she said ok fine have a nice afternoon in a very sarcastic manner. The company I work for provide Bar 49 with allot of business what with company events etc, and I’m now in the process of making sure they do not use this venue ever again. I recommend you don’t waste your time in this Bar; you can go round the corner to Abbey Bar or Mary Jane’s for a much better atmosphere and great staff. The reason I never went to one of these is because they were fully booked, Bar 49 however was not, I wonder why.

By J.

Aldgate Colony Wine Bar has very good food and wine - all reasonably priced, a great place to unwind after a hard day in the City. The Staff are very friendly and the Bar has a great garden to relax in on those rare summer days!

By Knight H.

What it lacks in atmosphere, Number 49 makes up for with quality wine.

The Venue
The space itself is quite sterile. Number 49 comprises a long, narrow room with an unexciting green carpet and relatively bare walls, lacking in visual punch. The bar is up a couple of stairs and it isn't much more promising. However, head to the rear and go to their outside private terrace with plenty of space and umbrellas to keep off the rain and sun.

The Atmosphere
The friendly, bubbly bar staff more than make up for the unexciting environs of Number 49 whilst the patrons are a wine-loving professional bunch with a median age of late ‘30s. Politeness is the order of the day – there are no lager louts here.

The Food
Daily specials sit alongside a compact menu of sandwiches, fish dishes and sharing platters. Attention has been paid to balance the menu out and make it desirable to a range of different tastes.

The Drink
Number 49 is a wine bar through and through. Clearly a lot of consideration has gone into the wine selection, balancing both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere and a range of price points to give a well-balanced choice of whites, reds and roses, plus a few sparkling options. About 40 per cent of them are available by the glass. There is a decent selection of spirits; however, beer drinkers have to settle between two New Zealand options – Steinlager or Macs Gold All Malt Lager, which is crisp and fresh.

The Last Word
A lot of care has gone into selecting the wine and other drinks at Number 49 and it shows. Now a little of that TLC needs to be lavished on the decor to bring it up to scratch.

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