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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Many of London's Victorian street-corner pubs have a unique architectural style – this is one of them. It's named after 17th-century Spitalfields herbalist, physician and astrologer Nicholas Culpeper. The pub's huge windows help to illuminate original features in the large open interior, and from the bar a curving staircase leads up to a more formal first-floor eating area and kitchen, which makes good use of herbs and vegetables grown in a rooftop greenhouse. The short, daily-changing menu typically offers burrata, orange, braised Treviso lettuce and pine nuts as a starter; then lamb sirloin, dauphinoise potatoes, parsnip, anchovy and mint salad; and poached rhubarb, frangipane and pistachio ice cream. Real East End beer Truman's Runner might well be among those on hand pump, and 10 wines are by the glass. A bar and dining room on the roof are bookable during the summer for private functions.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 24-30 Dec
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-3, Sat 11-3, Sun 12-6
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 6-10.30, Sun 12-6

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Purity Mad Goose, Truman's Runner

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Nearest tube stations: Aldgate East & Liverpool Street

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