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The Minories offers a range of beers, wines and spirits together with a choice of traditional pub grub. Entertainment includes karaoke nights and DJs playing music from the 70s and 80s. In fine weather additional seating is available in the garden.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 00:00


08:00 - 23:00


08:00 - 23:00

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The Minories reviews

By Andrew M.

If you like the 70's and 80's then you'll love The Minories. A crowd of us had a great night on the karaoke and the beers. We decided to have something to eat while we were there and the food is average pub grub. The Minories is a good place to go with a group, get loud and have lots of fun.

By Joanna B.

Absolutely excellent! We first visited on the Friday night after checking into the Travelodge next door. We had a few drinks and discovered they served breakfast so went back on Saturday morning. The breakfast was brilliant, we got served quickly, the quality of the products used was brilliant, and all for £6 with a drink?!! Amazing value. We went back to eat on the Saturday night, got served quickly despite it being busy. Dinner was just as excellent as the breakfast!Would recommend, top dining and for drinks!

By John B.

Have to agree with the negative reviews. Went there this evening at about 7:15 with my wife. Had to wait around 15 minutes at the bar to place the order and then had to move tables because the football on the television was at an unacceptable volume. When the food arrived around 20 minutes later my wife's haddock fishcakes were clearly overdone on the outside, while the inside was slushy and lacking much evidence of haddock. Additionally, although she had ordered the side salad instead of the potato wedges (and the order had been repeated at the bar) it came with wedges - we couldn't be bothered complaining and waiting further. My "award winning" steak and bacon pie was all pastry and gravy with little evidence of meat. Won't be back.

By Tobias D.

On a recent visit to London, My family and I decided on The Minories Pub For Lunch and a couple of drinks, we had been here before, this time last year and were reasonably happy with the food and service. The weather was amazing and streets full with tourist so it was no surprise the place was extremely busy.. luckily we managed to find a table and to our surprise a few changes had taken place. The Menu fore one was different, although slightly more expensive, we later were told that the quality and freshness had also risen. We went to the bar to order and although it was full, we were greeted instantly by a young male manager and within a few minutes he was ready to serve us, He was very pleasant and chatted politely, explained the reason for the change in menu and recommended some dishes, the service was efficient, with even a great looking cocktail made for my wife, within just a few minutes. We went back to our table and about 15 minutes later our food was delivered by a bubbly, friendly waitress. The Food looked great and tasted fantastic, The quality was instantly recognisable and you could tell the cooking of the dishes was now taking on a much more fresh approach. With us all fully satisfied we brought another drink and sat out in the beer garden to soak up the rays. This is a great pub, i will definitely recommend it to friends who visit London, and me and my Family will without a doubt return. The food is great value for money, the venue is unique and the staff make it a wonderful atmosphere. So on behalf of my Family- Thank-you :)

By Chi T.

Hmm it seems I had a small portion of my review missing! But either way the ending wasn't good lol Yea maybe your right as they did seem short staffed but I was very miffed that no one told me the Yorkshire puddings had ran out that day! Bit of a small thing to some people but I love my Yorkshire puddings haha. I may give them a try again some time in the future but just need to shake the negative feelings first. For now I think I'll be sticking to the Wetherspoons! Thanks for the reply anyway I appreciate it! :-)

By Ken D.

Does sound like you had bad experience taichiky! Got to say though - think you might have just had really randomly unlucky visit. My family also live nearby and we go to the Minories all the time. We're all known for being pretty impatient and greedy and haven't been disappointed with portions or speed of service yet! I would give it another go - definitely gets our vote over weatherspoons any day!

By Chi T.

I don't normally write reviews for pubs but just have to for this one! But it is not going to be positive! Just got back home from a Sunday roast lunch there and was very disappointed with it. I normally go to Weatherspoons but decided to try seeing as I only live down the road and have never been before. Today the Sunday roast was beef. It says on the menu Sunday roast with all trimmings plus dessert for 7.49. Sounds good on paper but when my wife and I received our meals the plate was massive but the portion was quite poor. We had a few carrots, 3 roast potatoes, 1 large broccoli, a few spoonfuls of mash and 2-3 slices of beef. The gravy was extremely watery and the taste was quite bland. When I asked about the Yorkshire pudding the waiter went to ask the chef, only to be told that they had ran out of Yorkshire puddings! I didn't get told this at the bar when ordering so feel I had been conned somewhat as I paid for everything, not to be told afterwards parts of the food were missing. If that was the case they should had given me a discount. On top of this the food took 45 mins to arrive! I had also ordered 2 pots of tea and that took 30 mins to arrive at our table. The service is ridiculously slow! I had an italian/spanish waiter who bought us our tea so I asked him if the food was going to be much longer as we had already waited 30 mins. He tells me that the bar should have told me it would be 30 mins but could be another 10-15 mins. When I told him that the bar never told me it would take so long he quite rudely said to me "well do you want to stay then or not?!". Certainly was not happy with his attitude especially when they were at fault for miscommunication and delay in bringing me my food and drinks. However the subsequent asian waiter was much more polite and accomodating which I am happy to give him credit for. My dessert was ok but nothing to write home about. Had a triple layered cake with ice cream. However this came very quickly. I had

By J.

The Minories is quaintly positioned within the confines of an arch in a railway bridge. This deceivingly large pub makes for a nice family atmosphere throughout the day with a large menu of many different meals all of a reasonable standard.

However, through the night from about 6pm The Minories will morph into a nightclub with familiar disco anthems pumping till the early hours of the morning.

Although it has strong competition from many of the venues around it, The Minories holds its own by remaining versatile.

By Knight H.

An average pub set in the railway arches near the Tower of London. The Minories is fine for a drink or two, but not worth losing your head over.

The Venue
The Minories is set in two adjacent vaults under the railway bridge at Tower Gateway DLR Station. It is also a stone’s throw away from Tower Bridge and St Katherine’s Docks. Exposed brick walls, stone floors and the clacking of trains going overhead leave no doubt about where you are. The seating has been split over several different levels, which breaks it up well, with squishy low sofas, high tables with stools, and tables and chairs scattered around to create different areas. This helps to make the large space feel less cavernous.

There is a second vault that can be opened up to double the space – great for large parties or gatherings. On the side away from the river is an attractive beer garden with red umbrellas offering plenty of shade – or indeed shelter. It has been prettied up with hanging baskets and climbing vines. The only downside is it’s adjacent to a pretty busy road. The constant traffic streaming by does ruin the chilled out ambience somewhat.

The Atmosphere
With minimal lighting, the interior of The Minories is dark and moody. Thankfully, the staff aren’t. While there aren’t many them to man such a large bar, they are polite and efficient and things move along well. The crowd is a real mixture. Suits and rather scruffy, casually attired tourists rub shoulders at the bar. It’s busy and buzzing after work. Everyone seems to mix well and as the evening kicks along a real party atmosphere can take over.

The Food
There is a very attractively priced menu. Wraps, sandwiches, baguettes, burgers, grills and pub favourites are all available - eat your fill and still have change from a tenner to drink with.

The Drink
The Minories has a good selection of draught beer – London Pride, Bombardier, Heineken, Stella, Peroni, Guinness, John Smiths, Staropramen, Kronenbourg, Becks and Fosters with the addition of draught Strongbow and Bulmers cider. The wine list is well-sourced offering less well known wines at attractive prices. There are over 20 choices of white, red, rose and fizz to choose from. And to get the party really started, there are pitchers of Pimms or Long Island Ice Tea.

The Last Word
With affordably priced food and drink and plenty of space to spread out, The Minories makes a good venue for both tourists and after workers alike – no mean feat.

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