Queens Head, 15 Denham Street, Piccadilly Circus, London

This independent Soho pub and restaurant is situated next door to the Piccadilly  theatre and dates back to 1736. The bar area is busy and has a wide selection of wines, spirits and locally brewed cask ales are on offer.

Food is served upstairs in a small cosy dining room which seats 30 people. Booking is essential as the restaurant is very popular with patrons of the Piccadilly theatre.

There is a pre-theatre set menu available offering two courses for £14.00.

We decided to opt for the Queens head speciality “Piccadilly pie”. All  pies are homemade at the Queens Head; the pastry was soft, the filling deep and succulent, and was without doubt the best pie I had ever eaten outside of my Grandmother’s  kitchen.

Pies are served in a large bowl and are accompanied with either mash or chips and seasonal vegetables. Portions are large but we all cleared our plates as the pie was just too good to leave even a crumb. At £12 -£13 a plate depending on your choice of filling, this tasty hearty meal we felt was good value for money.

There is always room for a dessert and we choose sticky date pudding with toffee sauce and ice cream. The pudding was light buttery and delicious.

Staff at the Queens Head were friendly and efficient; the food arrived nicely presented and hot to the table.

We would thoroughly recommend the Queens Head for anyone who enjoys  good quality pub food (particularly pie lovers) in a traditional historical  pub setting.

Visit The Queens Head to book a table and review the menu.