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The Dovetail

Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell
  • P
    "Hardcore Belgian beers and delicious burgers!"(12 Tips)
    ⚡️ Shaun T.
    "Authentic Belgian restaurant/bar offering a large selection of beer."(7 Tips)
    James P.
    "Excellent selection of Belgium beer"(2 Tips)
    Craig W.
    "Great selection of beers, plus they do cheese fondue!"(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
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  • burgers
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  • Voda C.
    Voda CJuly 9
    Don't miss this place if you're in Clerkenwell! Good vibes and unique choice of Belgian beer
  • Tyler D.
    I love this place. One of the few places in London with a wide choose of Belgian beers!!! We love you
  • Χ Ν.
    Χ Ν-ΚMay 27
    Noisy and full of middle class nonsense
  • Χ Ν.
    Χ Ν-ΚMay 27
    It's dreadful - not a great favourite with locals but loved by visiting middle class people
  • Χ Ν.
    Χ Ν-ΚMay 27
    It's rubbish - pokey, nasty crowd, one to avoid
  • Χ Ν.
    Χ Ν-ΚMay 27
    Awful. No locals - all auslanders - all awful.
  • La Dolce Vita
    La Dolce VitaJanuary 28
    Belgium (Around the World in London)
  • Anna Jo X.
    Anna Jo XuSeptember 20, 2016
    One of my favorite places in London have a pint and a bite to eat. I love all the warm stews and soups on the menu. They also have my favorite Belgian beers on tap and the service is always excellent!
  • Michaela W.
    Michaela WatkinsonJuly 10, 2016
    Very specialist beer selection in a little alleyway in Clerkenwell. Always mega busy after office working hours.
  • Omer C.
    Omer CavusogluMarch 8, 2016
    Dangerous! Has a wide selection of great (and high ABV level) beer. Also good on the small bites.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshworthFebruary 20, 2016
    If you like Belgian beer this is the place to come. It gets booked up quite fast so if you're thinking of having lunch here then book ahead.
  • Charlie T.
    Charlie TocherOctober 19, 2015
    Lovely hidden gem of a bar, excellent beers & service as well as the food looking amazing, sorry but I can't rate it though as I didn't eat here.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Mike H.
    Mike HladikOctober 12, 2015
    Beer Selection and Atmosphere
  • Nelson C.
    Nelson CorreiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place for Belgian beer in London.
  • Katie W.
    Katie WAugust 9, 2015
    Beers and food
  • Eleanna B.
    Eleanna BrezaJune 21, 2015
    Better than your average pub food (a bit pricier than your average pun too, but worth it) - a vegetarian menu can be found too. A plus is also the relaxed atmosphere of the neighbourhood.
  • Elisa L.
    Elisa LamMay 31, 2015
    Mussel with chips is delicious! Leave some space for that!/
  • Catarina A.
    Catarina AlçadaApril 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing Belgian beer. What else could I ask for?
  • mariobuzz
    mariobuzzFebruary 2, 2015
  • Craig W.
    Craig WebsterDecember 26, 2014
    Great selection of beers, plus they do cheese fondue!
  • Alessio F.
    Alessio FranceschelliNovember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Lots of awesome Belgian beers!
  • Jack J.
    Jack JenkinsJanuary 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Huge selection of Belgian beers here. A connoisseur's paradise. Take a look at their menu at the bar and try something different
  • Keith G.
    Keith GreywoodOctober 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pink Elephants have that name for a reason...
  • Rachana A.
    Rachana AroraJuly 31, 2013
    Great selection of beer even for a non-beer drinker ;)
  • Hibri M.
    Hibri MarzookJuly 17, 2013
    Delicious venison sausage and mash.
  • Yash A.
    Yash AgarwalMay 29, 2013
    Check d PIC for the tip
  • Tom M.
    Tom MartinMay 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The beer and cheese fondue is pretty good. Awesome beer selection.
  • Elizabeth Elle D.
    Fancy me an Afternoon Delight 3-5 for sum yummy Belgium Waffles
  • Tom H.
    Tom HargreavesFebruary 7, 2013
    Bison burgers here are a must
  • Laurent B.
    Laurent B.December 4, 2012
    If you're looking for Belgium beers, you're in the right place !
  • Michael O.
    Michael OguzDecember 1, 2012
    Food is standard. Boar burger was excessively big, Chips were out the freezer. Atmosphere was non-existent. 2 stars.
  • Robert S.
    Robert ShawNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Too many people here drinking pints of Jupiler, which is just the Belgian Carling... be brave, go off the reservation and have a Delirium Tremens!
  • Naty R.
    Naty Ribeiro HartmannSeptember 1, 2012
    The Beef Carbonnade is a must here !!
  • Mark M.
    Mark McGinlayMay 19, 2012
    Nice food and great beers, open on a Saturday too!
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando RaccaJanuary 7, 2012
    The place to go for Belgian beers in London!
  • Varun K.
    Varun KaushishDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a glass and come out
  • Deola L.
    Deola LaniyanDecember 16, 2011
    Awesome Bison Burger! :)
  • Gareth W.
    Gareth WilliamsNovember 27, 2011
    The pint of chips really compliments the beer
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KamOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Faro lambic or the geueze, unique beers that are fairly hard to find in pubs Read more
  • ⚡️ Shaun T.
    ⚡️ Shaun TollertonAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Authentic Belgian restaurant/bar offering a large selection of beer. Drink orders are even taken at your table if it's not too busy.
  • Alberto B.
    Alberto BrandoliniAugust 16, 2011
    Great belgian beer here Read more
  • Jae
    JaeJuly 20, 2011
    Come for lunch! There's no one at all there, and the staff are super-friendly and helpful when they're not busy. And the beer and food are just as awesome in a deserted pub as they are in a packed one
  • Duygu
    DuyguMarch 23, 2011
    Try the burgers, fillet steak and moules frites!
  • P
    PMarch 15, 2011
    Hardcore Belgian beers and delicious burgers!
  • Keyboard C.
    Keyboard CatDecember 14, 2010
    Head to Chapel Street, you wont need a "compass" to find the venue from there....
  • Antoine T.
    Antoine TetardNovember 26, 2010
    Great beers, great place but condescending & unfriendly people behind the bar
  • Spitalfields E.
    Spitalfields E1September 21, 2010
    Rare steak cooked perfectly
  • Pimrucha S.
    Pimrucha SantrakulMay 20, 2010
    Don't listen jamie... He is still high! The burger is bloody brilliant!
  • Jamie P.
    Jamie PearsonMay 20, 2010
    Dont listen to pimrucha she is still drunk
  • Pimrucha S.
    Pimrucha SantrakulMay 20, 2010
    The lamb burger here is so good! Hit the spot!!!!!
  • James P.
    James PartonMay 19, 2010
    I had the ostrich burger - pretty good in focaccia bread. Excellent selection of Belgium beer, not so much Belgium food, but still worth checking out
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MowbrayMarch 13, 2010
    This is meant to be the best Belgian Pub in London with a ridiculous selection of beers on draught and in bottle. Read more
  • Ilia U.
    Ilia UvarovFebruary 19, 2010
    Love the food and beer. Eat your risk though. Possibility of getting food poisoning.
  • Blaise G.
    Blaise Grimes-ViortJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Sample as many of their Belgian beers as you dare while shovelling down a massive bowl of mussells and chips.
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