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The Kitchen@Tower

#340 of 17,110 Restaurants in London
#367 of 17,987 Places to Eat in London
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Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 (0) 20 74813533
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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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
Afternoon Tea

I went with my sister & a special afternoon tea deal to this place-didn't even know it existed as it is tucked around the back of the church facing the entrance to the Tower of London.Was so pleasantly surprised!A particular member of staff,Sally,was very attentive to an elderly lady who had fallen... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I went with my sister & a special afternoon tea deal to this place-didn't even know it existed as it is tucked around the back of the church facing the entrance to the Tower of London.Was so pleasantly surprised!A particular member of staff,Sally,was very attentive to an elderly lady who had fallen up some stone steps outside.The tea was delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

All good, had a Lovely breakfast at a good venue and lovely staff. Had the toasted tea cake, scramble egg, veggie breakfast and full english. Not many places can cater for all the families tastes.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went as a party of four for Afternoon Tea. We all thoroughly enjoyed the sandwiches, freshly made cakes and pots of real tea. We are British, born and bred in South London and even the tea passed our test ! If the other diners food is anything to go by - the most amazing Eggs Benedict, Burgers that would... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

What a great visit I had! Booked afternoon tea for a friends 50th and was welcomed by name, seated straight away and the service was excellent. Every item of the tea was fresh and fantastic. The cakes were so moist and so filling that I actually took a doggy bag home. The setting of the kitchen is right next to... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Location and decor great here - but food fairly expensive and poor quality - I had their signature burger a d MCD's double cheesburger is way better for 20% of the cost!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Lovely environment for a high tea. Selection was good. The cakes were moist and tasted very good. The scones were excellent! Good service as well.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

We last visited The Kitchen last November, when the poppy display at the Tower was coming to a climax, and space was scarce. Today was much more relaxed and we were able to enjoy our lunch at leisure, very convenient for the main purpose of our visit. Staff friendly, basic English fare well presented. What more could you ask?

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem before visiting The Toeer of London next door and it was a delight - warm and welcoming staff and really good food and luscious looking cakes. I recommend the baked potatoes with cheese and beans or choose your own fillings from a selection of several. Generous servings too!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Summary: We really enjoyed our late lunch at the Kitchen at the Tower. Nice environment, good value and food, but non-existent service. Details: We did have some trouble finding it so make sure you know exactly where you are going. It's very tucked away by an old church near the Tower of London. The food was very good; the service... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I had an excellent breakfast here before visiting the Tower of London, just a stone's throw away. My husband had the early bird full English breakfast and I opted for the muesli (bursting with nuts and dried fruit and accompanied by a small bowl of beautifully fresh fruit) followed by crumpets. We were both extremely happy with... 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 8 - 16
  • 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 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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