“Café, bar and restaurant pleasing a Bohemian clientele” - AA Inspector
LONDON E9, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
A mid-Victorian corner pub with Gothic revival windows and lofty ceilings, the long bar at The Empress serves ale and cider from venerable East End brewer, Truman’s. Neighbourhood suppliers are important to The Empress, with fish from Jonathan Norris, bread from E5 Bakehouse and coffee from Climpson & Sons. Among the dishes on the modern European menu are burrata, sweet tomato, black sesame and salsa verde; quail with roasted roots, and onglet steak with chips and parsley aïoli. The short list of sweet things may include pistachio financier and vanilla ice cream. There are roasts on Sundays, a popular weekend brunch menu and a cracking meal deal on Monday evenings.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Closed: 2
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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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