Belgravia pub with a civilised and friendly atmosphere and enjoyable food and drink
The good pub guide review
Set over three floors and with outdoor seating in a cordoned off area of the pavement, this is a stylish and busy place in well heeled Elizabeth Street, right at the heart of Belgravia. The ground-floor bar has miscellaneous Edwardian-style dining chairs around wooden tables on stripped parquet flooring, architectural prints and antlers on panelled or painted walls, open fires and lovely flower arrangements. Attentive staff serve Hammerton N1 and Sharps Doom Bar on handpump, over 30 wines by the glass, 17 malt whiskies, home-made syrups and cocktails. The more formal dining room upstairs has smart upholstered wooden chairs around white-clothed tables, candles in wall holders, a few prints, house plants and window blinds; background music and TV. In warm weather, the floor-to-ceiling glass doors are pulled back to the street. Disabled access to the bar but not to the loos.
The good pub guide food review
Attractively presented, interesting food includes beef tartare with nasturtiums and confit egg yolk, smoked mackerel with cucumber and borage, pan-roasted lamb rump with roasted sweet potato, broad beans, chanterelles and pomegranate jus, dry-aged beef burger with toppings and fries, caramelised onion tart with creamed watercress and truffled buttermilk, and puddings such as strawberry and mascarpone pannacotta with pistachio and almond crumble and pineapple carpaccio with ginger, mint and coconut sorbet.
The Thomas Cubitt is one of Belgravia’s most celebrated pubs, honouring London’s legendary master builder. The Thomas Cubitt has established itself as a local institution and destination venue for casual and fine diners alike.
Thomas Cubitt, 44 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9PA
(020) 7730 6060
Pub Group: Cubitt House