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The Kitchen@Tower

#389 of 18,502 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
Most recent review
Delicious!

After my friend left to the airport I went there to have one last breakfast in London. It is a small and beautiful place surrounded by glass. I had full english breakfast and I was able to swap some of the things that I didn't fancy eating, with others. The staff was very friendly. Ordered a pot of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Ana G
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

After my friend left to the airport I went there to have one last breakfast in London. It is a small and beautiful place surrounded by glass. I had full english breakfast and I was able to swap some of the things that I didn't fancy eating, with others. The staff was very friendly. Ordered a pot of peppermint tea... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We had afternoon tea at the Kitchen@Tower and absolutely loved it. Lovely tea, fresh sandwiches and scones and delicious sweets for dessert. I would highly recommend this restaurant and its proximity to the Tower makes it great for tourists.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

we had afternoon tea which was plentiful and yummy , but I think what made it was the warm welcome from our new Zealand lady who was bubbly ,helpful and very professional will def return ...rainbow cake !!!!!!

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Leeds
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We booked afternoon tea with a Groupon voucher for my husbands birthday as we were in London for the weekend, the waiter was very nice and polite and made us feel very welcome. The sandwiches were very nice and lots of cakes! There was carrot cake, coffee & pecan cake, caramel shortbread, cupcake, lemon cake, brownie, coconut & jam slice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Bought a Groupon for afternoon tea and reserved a table as per booking conditions. Having taken my voucher the waiter promptly forgot about us and left us sitting ther for ten minutes without even asking if we wanted tea etc. eventually another waitress noticed us and must have told him as he was gracious enough to apologise and from then... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

What a little gem of a place. The Kitchen@Tower is a quirky little place, with interesting decor and a great location, a stone's throw from the Tower of London and the river. I am vegan, and I visited with a vegan friend who had been before and said she'd been well catered for. There was nothing vegan on the menu,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely staff, friendly, warm and welcoming. Relaxed atmosphere and surroundings. Wonderful cream teas. Well worth a visit. Good value for money. Will definitely return.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We had a superb breakfast this morning at The Kitchen@Tower. Friendly staff, excellent food and amazing value - £13 for 2 full English breakfasts and drinks! Lovely interior and an very pleasant experience.

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We regularly hold small gatherings here, and it's very much a hidden gem. Tucket just around the out of sight but opposite the tower of London, it often gets overlooked. It's a small cafe within the church with wonderful food and exptional service. Sally and her team can't do enough for you, prices are very reasonable. Their afternoon tea is... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Had a Groupon voucher for a Royal Afternoon tea so mum and I decided to check this one out. We go to quite a lot! This one was by far one of the best though. The staff were very polite and friendly. Loved the location too. The sandwiches were lovely and fresh, the scones were delicious and the cakes were... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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City of London
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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