Located in a heritage building on Main Street in Chinatown, London Pub is a funky space that does a lovely job of incorporating new elements within its old-world features, like tall exposed brick arches and floor to ceiling heritage windows. This historic neighbourhood pub was established in 1903 and was constructed during Vancouver’s pre-World War I building boom.
London Pub has quite a large drink menu including imported, domestic, local craft beer and a creative draught beer line serving up lots of choices by the pint or pitcher. Fuller’s London Pride Ale ($7.50) – Served ice-cold by the pint.
The selection of items on their food menu is relatively small, but London Pub offers traditional British fare such as bangers n’ mash, fish n’ chips and cottage pie. We ordered Chicken Wings ($11.00) – These chicken wings were lukewarm. Not sure if they had been sitting around in the kitchen because the server took long to pick them up, of if they had not been properly heated in the first place. They tasted precooked, like maybe they’d just been reheated in the microwave. Angus Beef Burger ($11.50) – A large portion of fries accompanied this cheseburger, but toppings didn’t appear very fresh.
Overall, service was slow and indifferent at London Pub, and food was below average–perhaps we should have expected this considering England isn’t known for their cuisine! We’d suggest having drinks at London Pub, but grabbing food elsewhere.