Amazing pub and fantastic staff (Anuszka especially), great beers and food, will be back soon
An ok place when warming up for a bigger night. Good beer, nice staff, clean venue. Does the job!
The Three Cranes has been refurbished and is open under new management with a new menu. They are soft launching until tomorrow night, December 13 2018, with half price on food and house wine. Other beverages at full price. I was surprised to see some empty tables tonight during the soft launch period so if you are looking for somewhere to eat in the City this Wednesday night I would recommend booking the Three Cranes.
The restaurant is a small room on the first floor above the pub seating 30. Genteel woody atmosphere with leather banquettes. Lighting level a little too low for my preference, but we could still read the menus. It's a pub, so service is casual, but they care enough about the food that you get new cutlery for each course.
The new menu is strictly for carnivores, and specifically red meat eaters. For starters there was a frisee based salad, charcuterie, steak tartare and smoked eel with horseradish cream. Mains all come with fries and salad and consisted of rib eye, onglet and lamb chops. Everything is well sourced and well executed.
We shared the charcuterie which was a nice variety of thinly sliced dry salamis and chorizos, a splodge of excellent nduja, as well as gherkins and some refreshing celeriac remoulade.
For mains I wanted the onglet which is an excellent cut to have very rare. Unfortunately it was sold out so I had the 10 ounce rib eye with bone marrow butter. I ordered it rare, but they produced it somewhere between medium rare and rare which is a knowledgable compromise for a cut that is really too fatty to eat rare. Wonderfully soft and a nice charred crust having been grilled at very high heat. My companion was equally impressed by his two lamb chops. He didn't specify how he wanted them cooked but they came medium rare and were extremely tender. His anchovy and rosemary butter was an excellent accompaniment.
Sides were great. Chips were beautifully crunchy on the outside and pillowy on the inside. Surprising not at all greasy so mostly likely fried twice at an extremely high temperature. Side salad contained a large variety of leaves with varying degrees of pepperiness and herbiness. I couldn't identify all the greens.
Priced normally, the excellent house red would have set us back £19.50 which I consider good value. At full price our meal for two would have been £74 before the service charge. If they hadn't been sold out of my preferred smaller onglet, dinner would have been £64 at full price which is modest for superb steak in the City.
Went as a group of 10 on a Tuesday evening and had a lovely time. Even though we were sat out of the way up two flights of stairs the server was very attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and the wine recommended to us was also very good, would definitely come back here again.
Had a business meeting at the pub. It was a great place and a perfect ambience. Would recommend this to all
Lovely ambience, flavorful food!!
Portions are BIG!!!!
The hot dog comes as a small plate, really good, but quite big. Could be a main.
The pie was so proper, heavy and filling!
We’ll be back
The 3 Cranes is a fantastic pub with excellent management. I have been coming here for the past 2 years and David/Jessica/Pawel/Simon are ALWAYS attentive to our needs. A real hit for a quiet (or loud) drink in the city. Every one of my guests is now a regular! Fun for all the family. Love you guys!
We had a quiet lunch upstairs. Everything was cooked perfectly and very delicious. We had traditional English food that came hot and quickly. Good choice of beers and wine as well.
Everything was great! We had the best time staying at the beautiful guest rooms, food and drinks were amazing as well. Absolutely charming staff, made us feel right at home. Until next time :)
The best pub I've ever been... good atmosphere, good service... super attentive employees, they never stop serving you even if they are very busy. I have to say that I have never paid for a drink so comfortably...
Great service. Amazing house white wine, in a cozy heaving atmosphere. We loved it! Hope to return and try more!
The best pub of all pubs. I invited my colleagues to this pub after work and we stood outside on the corner and the super staff did service for the whole street. We have never seen anything better. Many thanks to the team.
Been there a few times with colleagues and friends and was happy with the drinks and food, also organized staff, nice and tidy bar a few steps from Mansion House Station, will go again and recommend you do too!