St George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England. Probably brought back by Crusaders from the Middle East around the 12th century, the stories of St George being a dragon slayer and generally all round 'not to be messed with' warrior has grown over the centuries.
Surprisingly England doesn't mark this national day with a holiday and this year St George's Day lands on a Wednesday, so why not pop into your local pub after work and raise your pint to the patron saint of England.
For a little taster, we've compiled a list of some of the more traditional pubs & bars found in London to celebrate St George's Day, just click on
If you fancy treating yourself to some English cuisine then choose from one of the superb restaurants below and book yourself a table through Fluid Foundation's sister site Fluid Eating.
Marquess of Anglesey - Covent Garden. A traditional pub in the heart of the West End with a first floor restaurant that has a lovely view over Covent Garden. Both the Marquess pub and the restaurant offer a traditional British menu freshly made in their kitchen and to compliment your meal you can enjoy a fabulous selection of wines and Young's finest real ales. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
Motcomb - Belgravia. Discreet and exclusive Motcombs is a thoroughly British restaurant (think stunning interior and clubby ambience) serving superb homely cuisine. The menu is dominated by game and seafood with some of the finest fish in London, not to mention the delights of their chocolate mousse cake. Consummate dining. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
Nova Bar & Restaurant - Mayfair. Nova Bar and Grill offers contemporary British cuisine, serving seasonal favourites in hearty portions. Relax in stylish modern surroundings with cool designer comfy leather chairs and an urban soundtrack to unwind to. Seconds from the shops on Oxford Street, Nova offers the perfect place to relax after a hectic day of shopping. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
Porters English Restaurant & Bar - Covent Garden. Way back when the piazza was still a working fruit and vegetable market, the 7th Earl of Bradford has the good sense to establish this fine tribute to traditional English fare. Porters is refreshingly relaxed and child-friendly. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
Roast - City. Within a landmark London building, a culinary treat awaits you at Roast. Using the finest of the country's seasonal produce, a restaurant has been created dedicated to the best of British cooking. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
Rules - Covent Garden. Rules was established by Thomas Rule in 1798 making it the oldest restaurant in London. In the year Napolean opened his campaign in Egypt, Thomas Rule promised his despairing family that he would say goodbye to his wayward past ansd settle down. No sooner said than he opened an oyster bar in Covent Garden. To the surprise and disbelief of his family, this enterprise proved to be not only successful but lasting. It serves traditional British food, specialising in classic game cookery, oysters, pies and puddings. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
Steph's - Soho. A delightfully kitsch chorus line of flamingos adorns the walls of Steph's, though the decor may not be to your taste the equally quirky menu will be. The more adventurous have to try the char-grilled SPAM and the whiskied black pudding, while those with less of a taste for adventure can opt for comfort food faves like filled Yorkshire puds or homemade pies. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table.
The Sea Shell - Marylebone. The Sea Shell has gained a great reputation with stars and celebrities alike being located close to many hotels and some of London's most famous landmarks - such as Madame Tussaud's, The Planetarium, Lords Cricket Ground, Abbey Road and Regents Park Zoo. One of the best fish and chip shops in London. To make a table booking and for more details go to Book a table
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