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The Culpeper

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The Culpeper

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Dine With Dog
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Setting: City Gastropub
Cuisine: Modern British
Paws: All welcome

Inventive Modern British fare leads the way at this London gastropub, which stands out from the crowd by growing most of its herbs and vegetables on its very own rooftop. Dog-friendly on two of its four floors, you can choose to soak up the eclectic East London vibe at The Culpeper in the ground floor gastropub, or make your way up to the third floor garden bar to take in the views of the city skyline, while you wine or dine with your pooch by your side.

Reservations are not taken in the dog-friendly downstairs bar, other than for Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes. For a roof terrace reservation please call The Culpeper on their phone number listed below.

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Food and Drink

At The Culpeper

High ceilings and plenty of wooden features mean there’s a nod to the building’s old London heritage at The Culpeper, while quirky seating and low-hung lighting point to its youthful Shoreditch vibe. The pub was named after 17th Century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper; the rooftop greenhouse and dog-friendly garden are open for drinks and dining during the summer months, and are a source of many an ingredient found on both the pub and restaurant menus.

The ground floor gastropub menu changes frequently to keep regulars on their toes, with a short but sweet selection of snacks, starters, mains and desserts available for lunch or dinner; expect traditional dishes such as beer-battered fish and chips, alongside quirkier offerings. Deep fried black pudding balls stand out from the snacks, while house-cured salmon with pickled cucumber, ginger mayonnaise and mint jelly makes for a sumptuous starter.

Cocktails are inspired by the garden herbs too, and shake things up beyond the classic margarita. Beers are sourced from local breweries, while the wine list is extensive but easily digestible, with options to suit every budget (and nothing over £60).

Doggy delights

Your dog can join you in the ground floor gastropub, or on the rooftop terrace, but not in the first floor restaurant space. Bowls are available for thirsty pups.

By day

The lunch menu is served from midday to 3pm, with a sizeable Sunday roast on offer for hungry weekend visitors.

From dusk

The full dinner menu is served from 6 to 10.30pm. The rooftop garden is open into the evening every day except Monday, so you and fido can enjoy watching the sun set over some of London’s most recognisable eastern landmarks as you indulge in a cocktail or two. The pub itself is open until 2am on Friday and Saturday evenings if you’re in the mood to socialise into the wee hours.

The extra bits

The Culpeper has five bedrooms occupying the second floor of the building, although these aren’t currently dog-friendly. If you’re both in need of a place to stay, we recommend the vibrant South Place Hotel, a 20 minute walk to the west.

Children are welcome at The Culpeper until 9pm.


  • Cuisine: Modern British
  • Monday to Thursday - 11am to midnight; Friday and Saturday - 11am to 2am, Sunday - 11am to 11pm
  • Roof terrace (summer months only): Closed on Mondays; open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 10.30pm, and on Sunday's until 10pm
  • Food served midday to 3pm and 6pm to 10.30pm
  • Herbs and vegetables grown on the restaurant's roof add exceptional freshness to the Modern British fare
  • Bookings are only taken for the dog-friendly downstairs on Saturday and Sunday lunctimes
  • Bookings for the rooftop garden are taken over the phone (their number is shown below)
  • Take a trip to nearby Columbia Road Flower Market before settling in for a Sunday roast

Where We Are


A visit to The Culpeper puts the ever-evolving adventures of the East End of London at your paw-tips. Jump on the 254 bus from nearby Whitechapel High Street and head to Victoria Park – 218 acres of fetch space where fido can roam anywhere he likes, apart from the children’s play areas.

If you’ve come for the Sunday roast, be sure to combine with a trip to Columbia Road Flower Market. Open from the morning until early afternoon, you’ll find bucketfuls of breathtaking flowers for you to admire, and your dog to have a good sniff at.

For more of an urban walk, stroll through the City to the South Bank and take in many of London’s famous sights, from Tower Bridge to HMS Belfast. If you’re there on Saturday morning, foodie haven Borough Market is well worth a visit, although remember some treats for fido as he may try and nab one of the many delights you pick up on your way round! For inspiration see our dog-friendly London destination page.

For other dog-friendly venues in the area, check out our ‘Also in the Neighbourhood’ recommendations below.

Location and Contact

Address: The Culpeper, 40 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LP

Hit the road

If arriving by car, the NCP on Whitechapel High Street is less than five minutes’ walk from The Culpeper. It’s open until 11pm and costs £12 for up to two hours.

All aboard

Aldgate (Metropolitan and Circle lines) and Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City lines) stations are on your doorstep. Liverpool Street station is a 10 minute stroll west, and provides access to the Central Line (should you wish to head to the West End, or out east towards Victoria Park), as well as National Rail services. A number of bus routes also serve nearby Whitechapel High Street.

For more tips on travelling with your dog, including transport options, read our essential guide to travelling with dogs. For more handy tips, check out Dog Digest.

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