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The Slug and Lettuce serves classic British cuisine plus a wide range of drinks. It's the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail or two before seeing one of the shows at The O2 arena.

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By James J.

This is probably the best place to go inside the o2 for drinks, Slug and Lettuce pride themselves on serving affordable grub and drinks and you can't go wrong with this place, particularly if you've just paid well over the odds for a gig ticket :(


By Bryan T.

Went to a gig at the O2 and came here straight afterwards. It was a lovely end to a fantastic evening! They had a good range of drinks and the staff were super friendly!


By Dory F.

Came here for some after concert drinks and found it pretty chilled out. Really nice place and good choices on offer. Made for a fantastic end to a good day.


By Toby M.

The slug and lettuce at O2 is the ideal option for pre gig drinks or food - yes it’s a chain but so what? The drinks are priced fairly as is the food and it’s always pretty busy with a good atmosphere


By Billy C.

Good old reliable Slug and Lettuce. Decent and not *that* bad value considering some of the places at the O2.


By Max K.

All Slug and Lettuce venues get a bit of stick but they really aren't that bad. People don't like chains, especially ones with some many provincial outlets, but at least you know what you're going to get. This Slug and Lettuce is always rammed though, given its location, and the staff aren't exactly hot on their heels.


By Claire K.

The Slug and Lettuce is a nice place for a pre concert drink, not to pricey, lots of choice and the staff are friendly enough.


By Dany R.

Great place for pre-concert drinks as they have a good range on offer and at a reasonable price. I've only really had the time to eat here once, but they did great food! Only thing is, it is quite a popular place and can get a bit crowded sometimes.


By Kalvin W.

The Slug and Lettuce in the O2 has become a regular haunt of mine when attending events and gigs. Can't argue with the price of booze and the atmosphere is always good and busy, perfect to get you in the mood for a show. I have heard they are moving into a new unit next to this one so I'm just as excited to visit that on my next trip to the O2!


By Oliver H.

Hardly the most original of venues, I didn't have any particular outlandish hopes for a recent meal here at the O2 Slug and Lettuce. I had the lamb shank in red wine sauce which was actually very presently surprising! By not having too much of a preconceived opinion here I was happily pleased with the food.


By Kay S.

Came to this Slug and Lettuce when I was up at the O2 at the weekend seeing Iron Maiden and was pleasantly surprised. Thought there might be a bit of queue but we weren't waiting long at all, I had the New Zealand burger which was a lamb and mint burger which was delicious. I couldn't help my self and hit the cocktail menu with a Porn Star Martini which was amazing after a couple of those I was ready to rock out.


By Bob J.

Took the kids there a few weeks back as they wanted to do the climb up the side of the O2, went to the slug and lettuce and thought it would be the same experience as a Spoons. Was pleasantly surprised, the burgers were very tasty and BIG! The staff treated the kids really well so a decent place to take them


By Shona W.

Love coming here, the staff are really friendly and the food is really good – though any slug and lettuce I’ve been to has pretty much been just as good.


By Tina T.

Every time I see something at the O2, I always come here before or after (depending on the time of the thing I’m seeing!) and I’ve yet to be disappointed by my experience. Really good place.


By Rassul A.

Awful club with the rudest most unhelpful security/doorman I have ever had the displeasure of meeting. Rude doesn't cover it.


By Isabel R.

Went there on Saturay and had one of the most horrible scary experiences I've ever had on a night out in London - thanks to one of the bouncers/doormen.


By Shona W.

I love the elegant style of this place. They do some great food deals as well, making it a wonderful pub to eat in.


By Sam P.

Visited here the other day. Can’t say it was anything particularly special. Just another slug and lettuce with all you can expect from the chain.


By Lady G.

This is a great place to visit after seeing a gig or show at the O2. You can while away quite a bit of time with your mates enjoying great food.


By Michael J.

Quickly popped in here for a quick bite before heading to a show at the O2 and I have to say, it really did the trick. The delicious food put me in great mood for the show and I would happily return!


By Ray J.

They have wifi here, which was great as I spend a perfect hour or so chilling out on my own on my laptop whilst enjoying a pint and some food.


By Dave S.

I’m not really a slug and lettuce fan, but I got dragged here by the friends. Found it ok, better than many others in the chain, but still not a massive fan I’m afraid.


By Angela W.

Slug and Lettuce is never going to win any awards for originality, and so it fits in perfectly with the rather soulless face of Entertainment Avenue. However, if you’re heading to a concert at the award-winning O2 Arena, it offers a decent spot for a drink.

The Venue
If you are travelling in on the Jubilee Line just traverse the escalators and turn the corner and you will see the impressive O2 with its eyecatching illuminated spirals in the distance. Once inside the massive dome head for Entertainment Avenue and the Slug and Lettuce is clearly visible, brandishing its instantly recognisable signage, nestled in amongst all the other unimaginative chains that fills this expanse.

Once inside, there’s plenty of seating spanning the whole length of the bar. The decor is pretty standard with a colourscheme of inoffensive browns and creams with contrasting splashes of orange and contrived artwork on all the walls. Electric blue lighting snakes its way across the space and oversized mirrors either side of the bar. A selection of dining tables and comfortable high backed chairs intermingles with high tables against soft bench style seating and bar stools. There are also a few cosy low level sofas and armchairs to be found towards the back of the room.

The Atmosphere
The atmosphere that permeates not only the Slug and Lettuce but every chain bar and restaurant that litters this stretch of Entertainment Avenue is wholly dependent on when you attend. On concert nights everywhere is full to bursting with queues snaking their way out of the doors and it all feels very tense. The crowd is also dependent on who’s performing – Mcfly will draw in a different clientele from Slipknot or Beyonce. On non-concert nights, it’s all a lot more chilled and you’re far more likely to be served quickly and not be sandwiched into a small spot by the bar. However, come the weekend the chavvy club element rolls in and you’ll be amazed by the array of OTT clubwear and tacky clubbers that descend on this space.

The Food
This Slug and Lettuce offers the standard chain menu of large portioned, reasonably priced grub that does the job to fill a hole. Their staple bowl of chips with garlic mayo is probably the safest bet if you’re out with a group and want to pick at something. A large portion, the creamy garlic mayo arrives in a shallow dish with just the right amount of garlic to give it a good flavour and the chips are hot and crispy with the skins left on.

If you’re trying to be healthy then opt for the tuna nicoise salad. A large juicy grilled tuna steak appears on a bed of peppery green leaves with herb dressing, creamy new potatoes, crunchy green beans, salty olives and a free range egg. If you’re really hungry, the lamb shank is a hearty meal and comes with buttery mash and roasted vegetables. The lamb is tender with a rich but slightly sweet red wine sauce. Look out for the special offers on food and drink that regularly appear here.

The Drink
A good selection of new and old world wines are available with regular special money-off deals. White wine varies from a French Chablis, Italian Pinot Grigio and NZ Sauvignon Blanc all at reasonable prices. Reds include a Spanish Tempranillo, an Australian Cabernet-Shiraz and a Californian Zinfandel with three Rose wines on offer. There’s also a choice of Champagne.

Other bar offerings include all the J20 flavours, Appletiser, Smirnoff Ice, Budvar, Becks, Magners and on draught there is Fruli, Stella, Peroni, Strongbow, Guinness and Heineken. They do offer cocktails, which are certainly cheap, but not made with real fruit or premium spirits, so you’re probably better off sticking with a spirit and mixer.

The Last Word
Slug and Lettuce is a reliable chain bar and the O2 branch is another string to its already heaving bow. For a quick and easy drink before a concert it’s a decent option.


By Nora P.

I’ve always enjoyed my time in this pub/bar. Really got some warmth you don’t usually see in many chain pubs.

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