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The Dispensary - Pub

About The Dispensary - Pub

Located on the ground floor of this grand Victorian building in London’s east end, the Dispensary Pub is popular with media types, models and local scenesters for creative business lunches and after-work drinks. Originally built as a hospital to treat the poor in 1858, The Dispensary now feeds posh nosh to pretty people and has a superb British menu to boot. With high ceilings, wooden tables and brown leather chairs, the pub is decorated in down-to-earth rustic tones, and the staff are knowledgeable and attentive. The Dispensary has a fantastic international wine list, and signature dishes include the baked camembert served with toasted ciabatta; the hand-made pie with mash; and the hot salt beef sandwich with chips.

Sample pub menu


- Olives, with chilli and garlic £3.00
- Freshly baked bread with dip £3.00
- Homemade chips with ketchup and aioli £3.00
- Homemade soup and fresh bread £4.00
- Baked Camembert in a box, toasted ciabatta £7.50
- Vegetarian platter £8.95
- Ploughmans lunch (Keens mature cheddar, ham off the bone, pickled onions, pickles and crusty bread) £8.95
- Hot salt beef sandwich with chips £8.50
- Homemade steak burger with chips £8.95
- Hand-made pie with chips or mash £9.50

Other choices are available.

Main Course


- Valrhona chocolate crème brulee, amaretti biscuit £5.50
- Selection of cheese with quince jelly £8.00

Additional Information


19a Leman Street, E1 8EN

Nearest tube:

Aldgate East
This menu is available 12pm - 3pm and 5pm - 9pm

Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12pm - 3pm & 5pm - 9pm

Dress Code:


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