Big Ben Pub - Elizabeth
- Open Now
Josh A. Smith
My girlfriend and I had reservations next door at rock n roll sushi and decided to go next door to your fine establishment for a cocktail while we waited and ended up enjoying the atmosphere and feel of the place so much that we decided to stay and have dinner as well. Very good food and nice menu! Drink specials and everything. We enjoyed ourselves very much and will be back. Thank you for a nice Saturday evening out.
I really wanted to LOVE Big Ben but it just fell short for me. We came after fasting for a blood draw all day and were famished and this was the closest place to the lab that also looked fun. The Good: its a pretty fun atmosphere to watch a game - especially more European sports like soccer or rugby. Lots of TVs above the bar. Its also a chill place to just have a drink and they have a decent pour of Guinness. The Meh: the food was pretty average at best for me. I got fish and chips and the fish was super dry inside while the batter was very soggy. I didnt get any of that lovely crunch fish and chips should have like the ones at Workmans Friend or Ri Ra. The fries were also very bland. Our server was friendly enough but hard to get anything out of. I wanted more vinegar than what was on my plate but when I asked for vinegar she said theres some on your plate there and walked away before I could finish my sentence. It was about 4:30 pm so it was before they got busy. Sigh. The Bad: nothing really I guess Id probably come back to watch a game, have a drink, and maybe try some other food but there are other places Id rather try/go back to first.
The newer location isn't as "charming" as the original location, but they did a great job with the updated menu, and the food was still delicious. I love all the futbol decor too. Nice location for pre-match food and drinks.
I really wanted to give this a 5 star review bc the food we did order was great dish & chips& the steak and mushroom pie however that is not what I drove 45 minutes to eat. Wanted soup and bubbles and squeak, guess what they dont even carry, yep both but it in The menu where I looked before I drove 45 minutes to go there. Then there was the ladies bathroom where at 10:45am was missing toilet paper out of the first stall, luckily that is where I was glad no one was in the one beside me and I was able to reach my arm into the other one to get some. One sink had no soap but paper towels and the other had no paper towels and no soap. Really wish this place would get it together because it could Have been a great experience.
Perfect spot to watch Premier League matches on weekend mornings. Fish and chips , and Shepherds pie were excellent. Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink specials. You may need reservations. We have been turned away for soccer games- all places were reserved in advance, bar stools too!