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a VirtualTourist member asked on Dec 5, 2016

London

Is this a good place to celebrate birthday in London?

Hi all,
I'm new here and I hope you can help me with advice:
Being studying various restaurant comparing sites (Tripadvisor, Michelin, Alltheviews...), I decided to try out Ye Olde Mitre Yelp and Tripadvisor estimate it pretty high (as I can judge from alltheviews.com/Ye-Olde-Mitr...), but I want a real person opinionŠ± who has been there recently. I forgot to mention the reason - why I'm choosing a place to go out: we want to celebrate my father's bithday and he likes bars a lot. So, we need one with a good atmosphere.

So, is Ye Olde Mitre a good place to go to for a celebration?



10 Answers


answered on 12/5/16 by
Mary Smith from Leicester

Welcome to VT.

The Miscellaneous Forum is for general chit-chat rather than specific travel questions. I've asked staff to move your question to the London forum where you'll get helpful replies.

Ye Olde Mitre is one of many UK pubs which serve food. It's not a restaurant as such. Here's its website:

www.yeoldemitreholborn.co.uk/




answered on 12/5/16 by
a VT member

Thanks!!! I got a bit lost in the forum. So thank you for redirecting my question. Thank you for the reference! I'll check it out. Yup, I'm looking for a nice Pub or Bar, as it is supposed to be a celebration of a 'without-a-big-dinner' style. That's why I'm not paying attention to more restaurant type places, or cafes.




answered on 12/5/16 by
a VT member from London

I have been to the pub twice and is one of this small old English pubs with all different rooms that is enough seating for a few people. Most of the time we were standing outside but it gets busy especially on a Friday night.the pub is located in a small alley and there is a small doorway from Hatton Gardens.

If you are going for a meal get in touch with them and ask them whether they could reserve a table in one of this small rooms. The pub it has very low ceilings but is a very nice place to go for the ambiance. I never eaten there so i can't comment on their food.

They got to say that the Queen Mother used to dance around the cherry tree that it used be outside the pub. It has a lot of history and you need to remember as is in the City is closed on the weekend.




answered on 12/5/16 by
a VT member

Now we are going to visit it for sure! Thanks! My dad is gonna like the place. Surely we'll book a table! Thanks!




answered on 12/7/16 by
a VT member from London

I know the Old Mitre although it is some time since I was there but it is certainly a beautiful old "boozer".

If memory serves (which it increasingly fails to do these days) I hve never eaten there but I do drink regularly in that area (couple of days ago actually!) and I know that if a place serves sub-standard food then it will go out of business fairly quickly. There are a lot of good places round there.

Angela's suggestion of pre-booking is a good one especially at lunchtime or early evening when the office workers get in there. Your profile does not say where you are from but if you are a Londoner you will know the type of thing I mean.

Not too much recent information I know but I hope it assists in some small way.

fergy.




answered on 12/7/16 by
a VT member

Thanks a lot! The community is so helpful!




answered on 12/14/16 by
a VT member

Guys, thanks! We've had a nice evening there! Everything went perfect! Thanks again!




answered on 12/14/16 by
a VT member from London

Glad that you have liked it and had a great time there as is a nice traditional pub.




answered on 12/16/16 by
a VT member from London

Glad it worked out well and you had a good time and I am also grateful we could be of some assistance. Where are you planning for a pre-Xmas lunch now?




answered on 12/26/16 by
a VT member

We celebrated at home - I think it's the best variant for Christmas! Where did you go?





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