Is the Six Nations even happening if you’re not watching it in a pub, pint in hand? Probably, but it’s much less of a significant part of the yearly calendar for us. Don’t trawl to your South London local only to find a queue for tables going out of the door – make the most of the quiet City at the weekends and bag a table without the fuss, while experiencing some of the best daytime food and drink offerings in London. Here are some of our recommended spots.

Old Bengal Bar

The coolest and most relaxed bar of Devonshire Square has teamed up with Harviestoun Brewery for this year’s Six Nations screenings, and there’s even a dedicated burger for the fans – the Player’s Burger (mozzarella and caramelised shallots with your burger? Say no more). Bring the whole gang and save on bulk beer orders – there’s no better reason to get a round in. Click here to learn more.

Brigadiers

Over at Bloomberg Arcade, Indian military bar-inspired haunt Brigadiers has teamed up with Guinness to screen the matches alongside a special match day menu of ‘chhota chatpata’ (fiery small plates), sizzlers & kebabs, steaks, ribs and more. On Friday, book in for Lunch with a Legend, with Ed Jackson in conversation with Jamie Heaslip. You can even get your picture taken with them – AND the official Six Nations trophy (surely one for the ’gram). Tickets £100; click here to book.

Lamb Tavern

If you’re after a bit of classical Leadenhall Market glamour, look no further than the cosy Lamb Tavern. Book a table of four or more for some of their excellent British grub, and you’ll enjoy a round of Guinness on the house. You can even book out a private room for the occasion (if your celebration style is a little too embarrassing to show in public). Click here to book.

The Gun

Pub-turned-stylish-bar the Gun is a great spot for East Londoners who want to stick a little closer to home, with a plush interior, decent sports screen views and a tasty menu of small plates, mezze platter sharers, burgers, and all the usual suspects. It’s the perfect venue to see you through the match – and for that celebratory drink afterwards, with Soul Saturdays kicking off at 8.30pm. Click here to learn more.

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