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The Kitchen@Tower

#380 of 18,269 Restaurants in London
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Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 (0) 20 74813533
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wondeful Afternoon tea!

My husband, two boys and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea con April 3th. Scones were to die for. Service was great. John was our waiter and he was wonderful. I communicated with Sally via email and she kindly reserved our table. We visited many cities in our trip and this afternoon tea was one... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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New York, NY
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  • Lunch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Good breakfast right next of Tower of London (it is actually right behind the ticket booths). Before 11 am you have the early bird special which is the full English plate. Includes an egg, 2 big slices of back bacon, a pork sausage, some grilled tomatoes and mushrooms with beans and a toast. Don't know if Londoners are used to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My husband, two boys and I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea con April 3th. Scones were to die for. Service was great. John was our waiter and he was wonderful. I communicated with Sally via email and she kindly reserved our table. We visited many cities in our trip and this afternoon tea was one of the highlights of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This was my 1st trip here I have gone past there for 3 years The breakfast sandwich was so nice And will be going back for afternoon tea at end of the month £23 for two good deal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We booked the 'Royal afternoon tea' which was a cream tea with a glass of champagne!! We had copious refills of the teapot. The food was fresh and tasty, and surroundings charming..staff friendly, and when we had trouble locating it, when we were almost there, we phoned them and the manager went outside to look for us, waving her arms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A friend referred me to this cafe / restaurant . he lives in london, so I trusted him ;) before 11am you get a english breakfast for 7 pounds . in the afternoon they serve english tea with cakes, cupcakes etc. for 12 pounds. very nice atmosphere and well hidden. you have to enter a church and think at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Me and my friends stumbled upon this rather small restaurant just around the corner from the Tower of London. We ate lunch and enjoyed roast beef, lasagna and chicken/leak pie. The food tasted good, so were the drinks. The service was very professional and staff were patient as well as attentive to our needs. This place was a great little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to have lunch and eat something quick. Calm spot with friendly staff. Worth the visit if you are near London Tower.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had Breakfast here and it was done OK, not sure if its I don't like the UK breakfast style or they way they cooked it. Service was just ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Visited here saturday with my sisters and men, we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea, it was delicious, we didnt leave a scrap of cake, lol..lovely staff, lovely atmosphere. Will most deffinately return in the summer months... we love london... thank you for your warm welcome, even though we was late.. debbie

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We came here for breakfast twice when staying at a local hotel. The breakfast is lovely with plenty of choice. The venue is ideal, next to the Tower of London and in the church grounds. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and overall the food was of a good quality and represented excellent value for money. Will be going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighborhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 74813533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: British

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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile in the world, the financial district known simply as “The City” is one of London's most historic and fascinating neighborhoods. Here high rise office towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually every era in between, including Christopher Wren's glorious St.Paul's Cathedral, and John Soane's dauntingly classicist Bank of England. This neighborhood is also home to some of the finest restaurants and plushest hotels in Europe, in addition to an assortment of of watering holes, upscale shops, and Tube stations. During the week, the City is abuzz with white collar workers going about their business; the weekend sees this area turn into a quiet haven for sightseers.
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