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The Kitchen at Tower

#441 of 17,689 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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City of London
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Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 20 7481 3533
Today
08:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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United Kingdom
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I can only assume that since the new ownership, and name change to "Byward Kitchen and Bar" the quality has been lost in transition. Small portions, poor wholesaler sourced, fatty and comparatively expensive given the cheap ingredients. My poached eggs were tasteless and pale. The hash brown was fatty and generic. The sausage was small and tasteless. The one bacon... More 

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Thank eel p
Augusta, Georgia
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

after a long day of walking, we stumbled across this place before heading into the Tower. And boy were we glad we did. It was a little overpriced, but the best fish and chips I had in London. Definitely worth it!

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Thank kidsdo2013
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Surprised to find this little place tucked next to a church near the tower of London. The cafe was modern, staff were friendly. We didn't eat there but the food looked nice and was a standard London price. We ordered tea for four. We received two teapots filled with water and two tea bags. These teapots filled everyone's cup once... More 

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Thank pinkbanana16
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Seems like this place has changed ownership. The design and menu are different than many of the pictures online but the space is still beautiful. It's attached to the oldest church in London which is super cool and free to visit. Go downstairs to the crypt museum! John Quincy Adams got married there. Anyway, had the vegetarian breakfast and the... More 

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Thank Jen L
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was one of my favourite hidden oasis. Kitchen @ Tower Hill, what a massive disappointment it has changed hands. We went in to have a late lunch to found to our horror that none of the regular staff To be completely honest my salad was like a starter very small. We asked for the bill and was surprise that the... More 

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Thank Martin G
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast before visiting the Tower of London, the staff couldn't really be bothered, one girl spent much of her time on her phone whilst making coffee, no menus provided to let us know what was available. I wouldn't bother again which is a real shame as it looks on the outside very nice.

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Montseret, France
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124 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chanced upon this place, it was the least crowded, but very pleasant if not a little prices for what we had.

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Thank Catalan66117
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I came here to have the full english breakfast and cappuccino through a recommendation of a friend. I have to say that it's all worth it, getting lost and walking around the area only to find a hidden lovely restaurant near the Tower Hill.

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Thank Roselyn C
Alesund, Norway
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were left disappointed as we visited the Kitchen at the Tower after reading rave reviews. We ordered the soup if the day and sandwiches. The soup was good, but the sandwiches too ages to arrive? Judging by the quality of the those and the fact that it was half-full you wonder a bit. It was a bit too cold... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good service: Waiter and waitress in there is friendly and hospitable making u feel comfortable. Environment: The interior decoration is lovely especially with colorful flowers. I believe in that you might enjoy the atmosphere when you enter in. I think it is also suitable for a couple dating there. Food: As a gourmet, you might try to taste a tradition... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Cuisine
Cafe, European, British
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 16:30
Friday
08:00 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7481 3533
Description
The Kitchen at Tower is a newly opened venue that offers homemade, traditional, British food in a relaxing setting, near one of the country's favourite landmarks. Situated next to All Hallows by the Tower and a stones throw from The Tower of London, The Kitchen at Tower offers a surprising oasis on the edge of one of the busiest cities in the world. Get away from the London hustle in our outdoor seating area in a lovely quiet garden setting. Or come in and experience the relaxed ambience and eclectic decor. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea or even a cold glass of Wine or Beer in our fully licensed Cafe. Choose from an extensive menu including local favourites such as Full English Breakfast, Shepherds Pie, Fish and Chips, Liver and Bacon as well as many lighter dishes or a Traditional Cream Tea.

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