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The Empress, E9

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130 Lauriston Road
Victoria Park
E9
E9 7LH
Phone: 02085335123
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Tris C left this review about The Empress

A first into what was until 2011, The Empress of India.
A much modernised pub with gastro leanings for the trendy set that now live around here, gone are the locals who would once have dined on jellied eels in this part of northeast London.
There's a pewter topped bar with fluted edge running down the right-hand side. It features deep field panelling and a modern steel foot rail. Shelving is modern bare wood with glazed white rectangular tiles; there's an open kitchen to the rear which I don't like as they generate a lot of heat and are noisy. In the main the interior falls into two styles with walls to the front being bare brick, thereafter battleship grey, including the ceiling. The floor is pale bare boarded and probably modern. Five plain metal structural columns are painted gloss black. Lighting is eclectic with large metal shades hanging over the bar along with granny lamps dotted around the place. Furniture comprises oxblood studded banquettes to the periphery with similar sofas at centre, two around a low coffee table; there are some old prints to the walls by means of décor.
Staff were efficient rather than friendly, serving me with a very good pint of Truman's Zephyr at an increasingly reasonable £4.90.
This pub is ok if necessary and maybe the food's good, but as a pub experience it's a bit like any identikit pubs around this area - what was wrong with the old interior?

On 23rd October 2020 - rating: 4
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custodian 42 left this review about The Empress

Large room with dining to left and drinking to the right. Bar to right side. One weak real ale - the rest keg.

On 17th September 2018 - rating: 3
[User has posted 1693 recommendations about 1691 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Cambridge Heath (London), 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Fields, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Homerton, 0.93 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Empress, E9
23rd Oct 2020, 17:45
Review submitted by Tris C
 
23rd Oct 2020, 17:35
Pub map correction submitted by Tris C approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Wheelchair Access : No - WCs downstairs. - last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 23 October 2020 by Tris C
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