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The Kitchen@Tower

#484 of 17,734 Restaurants in London
#524 of 18,659 Places to Eat in London
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Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 (0) 20 74813533
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Today
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, Delivery, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 31
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  • 8
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  • 9
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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
Great for breakfast

Fabulous breakfast, open on a Sunday morning and seemingly very popular as the morning went on. Quite a surprise being right next to the Tower of London. Great service well done.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kathy S
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Crowthorne
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Crowthorne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fabulous breakfast, open on a Sunday morning and seemingly very popular as the morning went on. Quite a surprise being right next to the Tower of London. Great service well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Found this charming little place to eat whilst visiting London. Service was very good . We ordered the daily special pasta which was lovely only issue we had was pasta wasn't warm enough which is why I knocked a star off. Other than that we would go again if ever we are in London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I would recommend the Early Bird Traditional English breakfast. It was really delicious. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, even with the rainy and gloomy weather we had outside. To get picky, there's was quite a Hollandaise sauce on my sisters eggs Benedict, but once again I think that is really getting nit picky. The service was prompted and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

During my shift as a London Ambassador at the Tower of London I wanted somewhere nearby to go for my break and The Kitchen was recommended to me. It is a nice little place. The service was quick, the fruit cake with cherries delicious and staff were very pleasant and helpful. They do all day breakfast as well as other... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Expensive Bread stale Staff inattentive - forgot drinks then condiments despite being asked three times Wrong order twice Toilets dirty Generally poor- I wouldn't return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Far from the crowd, the Kitchen is worth visiting if you are in the area. We were lucky to find an available table outside on that sunny day. Friendly service, we ordered burgers and they were both tasty. Good value in the area.

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High Point, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We went here after reading favorable reviews of this restaurant. We had walked the Tower for hours and were hungry and needed to sit down! We ordered club sandwiches and a veggie burger. The food came out quickly and was very fresh and hot. All of our food was excellent, and the staff was very helpful. It was a nice... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We wanted to experience an English Tea. Since we were staying close by, we thought we would give this place a try. The reviews seemed good here and our hotel concierge also recommended this place. We were honestly a bit disappointed. Staff seemed friendly but food was really just very average. Cakes a bit too sweet and sandwiches were quite... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A friend and I decided to go here for tea and cake after a long walk along the river. I didn't know it existed as it is tucked away. It is a tranquil spot amongst the hustle and bustle with a little garden, where we sat. The cakes are not homemade which was disappointing and tasted synthetic. Interestingly, there is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stopped by this place before visiting the tower of london and it was just perfect. My son had the chance to run around a little bit in their courtyard, I ordered the vegetarian breakfast and my husband fish and chips. We both were super pleased.

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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 8 - 15
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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 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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