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Classic pub with a rooftop garden in cosmopolitan East End

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 might offer deep-fried black pudding balls with red-eye mayonnaise as a starter; then braised lamb shoulder pie with greens and salsa verde; and chocolate and orange lava cake, praline, and goats' curd sorbet. 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.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–30 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–3, Saturday 11–3, Sunday 12–6
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–10.30

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Nearest tube stations: Aldgate East and Liverpool Street.

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