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The Kitchen@Tower

#461 of 17,334 Restaurants in London
#497 of 18,258 Places to Eat in London
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Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 (0) 20 74813533
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8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous breakfast

Lovely location a small garden and restaurant in front of the Tower of London based behind the gift shop/ ticket office. We stopped for breakfast for just £8.50 Full English, cup of tea or coffee and toast, Excellently priced for the location. Staff were quick and attentive. Clean and tidy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Victoria P
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After reading some of the reviews for this restaurant, which were very good, we decided to give it a try. However, our experience was not one we would want to repeat. The tables were crammed together, service was at best, adequate, food just about OK but not expensive. We had a main meal of fish and chips, whereas most of... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely location a small garden and restaurant in front of the Tower of London based behind the gift shop/ ticket office. We stopped for breakfast for just £8.50 Full English, cup of tea or coffee and toast, Excellently priced for the location. Staff were quick and attentive. Clean and tidy. Smartly presented staff. Would visit again for sure.

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New Jersey
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Not horrible, not great. The place has so much potential. It is really cute inside and the lady who runs it is so nice, but slow service and food was just ok. We only got one piece of toast with our order and all the other tables got two which was annoying and no refills on water or tea even... More 

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Northbrook, Illinois
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a wonderful breakfast here before visiting the Tower of London and other local sites. The full English breakfast (which we wanted to experience while we were in the UK) was terrific. Lots of food obviously, but all also very well prepared. The eggs benedict was also yummy. Warm, friendly service which really made us feel well taken care... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

This little restaurant really is a lovely place to eat, the staff are very friendly and very helpful. The restaurant is very clean and tidy. And most importantly the food is of excellent quality and fantastic value. Definitely worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Breakfast all day! Very friendly staff. We had the eggs benedict, shepherd's pie and beefeater burger. All yummy.

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great afternoon tea! I have been at various afternoon teas in London, and the one from the Kitchen @ Tower was really one of the best, if not the best. You receive really large cakes that you won't be able to finish unless you are really hungry and craving for sweats. The tea is very nice, and you have a... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Saturday afternoon in June and not too busy, very friendly and attentive staff. Slightly limited selection of sandwiches but plenty of them and the selection of cakes and scones were plentiful and very tasty so much so we were given a doggy bag to take home what we did not manage to eat. Having been to several very expensive places... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This place is a delight and just a minute from the Tower. We were at the Tower when it opened, did our sight seeing, then enjoyed an English breakfast at The Kitchen. Food is great, as is the service. The best thing about the place is the light and airy ambiance. It's a great way to follow the heavy darkness... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Arrived on weekday little after 8:00 for breakfast. Despite the early hour several tables were already occupied. Had a pot of tea and eggs Benedict. It was very nice. Bottom line: nice option if you are at the area

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Additional Information about The Kitchen@Tower

Address: Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 20 74813533
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: British

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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 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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