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Reviews of The Elephant & Castle

Newington Causeway, London SE1


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Re-opened as part of the Antic group - July2016
Pleased to see this reopened as a pub and avoiding the conversion into another estate agents! Friendly pub. Good range of drinks - my beer drinking friends seemed happy and I had a choice of wines available by glass or carafe (500ml) which I enjoyed. Kitchen not open yet but they had a temp food set-up outside on Friday eve serving great chips and salsa. One happy and slightly merry customer!
Surprisingly Authentic - a lunchtime visit.
I've always passed this pub as it looked… well… unlovely and it appears I have been doing it a disservice, at least in terms of its food. At a friends suggestion we went there for lunch and while sitting in the beer garden (a rarity it should be valued for) we had some delicious Thai food at quite reasonable prices (5ish). Though not quite as good as The Continental Café on Arnside Street, just off Walworth Road, it is open later and the food was very close to the kind I have eaten in Thailand. Oddly with the sound of traffic and the smell of the food I was transported back to Bangkok. I had the Pad Thai and my friend had a Thai Green Curry, both of which we were impressed by.

The pub seemed acceptable, clean etc but oddly felt like a goldfishbowl with two sides windowed. That's not a negative, just a note.

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