Open Hours: Mo to Sa from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM,Su from 12:00 PM to 10:30 PM
An unassuming pub on a comparatively quiet back street on the edge of Covent Garden, Cross Keys gets its name from its ... More
Cross Keys (The)
An unassuming pub on a comparatively quiet back street on the edge of Covent Garden, Cross Keys gets its name from its unusual sign showing cherubs holding the crossed keys of Saint Peter, keeper of the gates to Heaven. Built in the 19th Century, every inch of wall space in this narrow, grade 2 listed building is covered in pictures, photographs, etchings and posters, ranging from Victorian paintings to Beatles album covers. From the ceiling hangs a collection of copper and brass items, including kettles, pots and musical instruments. It's a bizarre, cluttered atmosphere, but one that becomes Cross Keys, making it a charming place to visit. Especially on a warm, summer evening when drinkers spill out on to the streets.
Why did we like this restaurant? The atmosphere was great, the service excellent, the price reasonable, and the food fantastic. If you want an unassuming but very nice experience, try it.
The staff did everything to accommodate our arriving late, with an infant, and hungry. The kitchen is open to the dining area and in addition to our family of three, there was a good mixed crowd.