Tower Tavern

Tower Tavern, London: Hours, Address, Tower Tavern Reviews: 4/5

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
The Tower Tavern, tucked away in the heart of Fitzrovia, is a real, traditional local pub, located close to the famous BT Tower, from where we get our name. With our distinctive white tiled 60’s front and 30 foot mahogany and teak bar, great selection of beers and ales, and our vegan / vegetarian version of good, home-made comforting pub food, it is really a must visit place if in London. Added to this, we have friendly service, a great vibe, really buzzing Thursday and especially Friday nights. There’s also a great selection of vegan and vegetarian wines, barista coffee, teas, herbal teas, hot chocolate. We look forward to seeing you!
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighborhood is a favorite among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.
How to get there
  • Great Portland St • 5 min walk
  • Regent's Park • 5 min walk
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4.0
20 reviews
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Noel
London, UK246 contributions
Good music
Nov 2019 • Business
The tower tavern has gone vegetarian and vegan!! Perfect for me, friendly staff and good pub grub, had lunch with a few colleagues.
Written November 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lehrer80
London, UK25 contributions
Tower tavern
Jul 2019 • Friends
This is an absolutely cosy place with helpful and friendly personnel, who inspire you after an intense day at work to feel more relaxed than you actually are. Before I started my review, I read the existing ones and, strangely enough, there were not many of them - most likely because some people prefer to enjoy themselves rather than spending time on reviews of places they visit. To say a bit more, I’d claim there are not so many pubs where you could order food at... let’s say before 5 minutes they stop the service, or, if you come too late to order something for dinner, recommend you another place nearby where you could still have something. Without getting into more details, this is one of the places where you can forget about the daily routine, switch off.
Nick, Sergio, Ella are doing their best in terms of pleasing the visitors, which I sincerely thank them for)
Written July 30, 2019
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Roberto
London, UK149 contributions
Very Disappointed
Jul 2019 • Friends
I've reviewed the Tower Tavern twice before at the time it only had 7 reviews. For me as its literary 100m from where I live was an ideal pub to sit outside have a pint and unwind.

Since that first review in my opinion its gone down hill, there's been a rapid change of management and bar staff along with its its menu.

Popped in with a friend for a beer to unwind on one of the hottest days of the year. It was like sitting in a sauna no air con and sweltering hot.

Any way we decided to eat and ordered a meal paid for at 18.20. Customers came in after we ordered and we sat there only to watch them eat, even through we ordered before them.
At 19.00 I brought the situation to 1 of the staff a nice pleasant young lady very apologetic, said she would sort it out. Five minutes later our food arrived 45 minutes after we ordered it.

My food was not to my satisfaction I'd ordered Striplion steak with peppercorn sauce. Please see attach menu.

There was no peppercorn sauce!! I mentioned this to a member of staff which seemed to cause a lot of confusion. Only to be that the chef had put the sauce on the steak and. Wait for it, said it had melted???

And that they would give some more, when it arrived it was nothing like a peppercorn sauce more like an espresso coffee see photo. I was absolutely disgusted could eat my meal and left.

Two years later than my first review the Tower Tavern only has 17 reviews on TripAdvisor.

Its not worth writing about and only caters for local office workers and doesn't even open on the weekend.
Written July 26, 2019
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Candice P
Houston, TX26 contributions
Great
Jun 2019 • Family
Great authentic fish and chips. Great atmosphere. Like a dive but fun and energetic. Very friendly. Burgers are great. Good beer selection.
Written June 3, 2019
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WellTravelledJamie
5 contributions
Racism and profiling
Apr 2019 • Friends
I have never written such a review before, but my experience at the hands of staff here was really off. Decided to meet a friend at the Tower Tavern for drinks before moving on to a very cool nearby American Sports bar for food. I entered the pub and took a seat and waited for my friend.

Within a minute of entering a member of the pub staff aggressively accosts me asking "WOULD YOU LIKE TO ORDER ANYTHING??". I politely responded "not at the moment as I am waiting for a friend". He walks off seemingly dissatified. I shrug it off, as I know I will order drinks once my friend arrives. The staff member circles me very passive aggressively, returning within the space of a minute.

He then proceeds to state "Maybe you should order something? or perhaps I could get you a water? Just so my manager doesn't get upset seeing you in the pub without having ordered a drink". I politely explained "He was making me uncomfortable and perhaps I should leave?". He then mutters something at me under his breath, so I shook my head and left.

As a British Nigerian I have never been subject to such aggressive behaviour before. I saw no other patron accosted in such a manner and I fail to see why I should be prompted to immediately buy a drink within only a few minutes of entering the pub. I wasnt seated opposite the bar and last time I checked most pubs dont have table service.

Horrible experience and I had to reflect it with a review..
Written April 11, 2019
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davethedrill
Hemel Hempstead, UK2,043 contributions
OK
Oct 2018
Enjoyable afternoon drink
With two good friends
Wonderful
Staff good
Not a buzzing atmosphere but certainly ok
Written October 24, 2018
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Peter T
London, UK1,026 contributions
Almost a towering success
Sep 2018 • Couples
We went into Fitzrovia’s Tower Tavern for a bottle of house white wine, ridiculously cheaply priced at £12. Chicken wings are only £11.50 for 2 lbs. Early evening mid-week and the place was packed, mostly with a yuppie like vape smoking clientele spilling over onto the pavement. The customers, I thought, were quite rude, pushing past and into my wheelchair with absolutely no regard or apology. I guess you can’t have everything.
Written September 21, 2018
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Denise
London, UK33 contributions
Terrible is the word
Apr 2018 • Friends
My friend and I have been to this pub Oma rainy day, first of all we saw the sign of a Greene King pub, so we decided to go inside thinking of using our employees vouchers. Inside they tell us that it is not a Greene King pub anymore, so I suggest they take the sign away.
Secondly, we go to the bar to order and the lady is so rude. She did not smile, she just wanted to get rid of us as soon as possible.
This is terrible hospitality!
DO NOT GO TO THIS PLACE NEVER! You would definitely find a better pub few minutes walking from there.

P.s. I also suggest they take this board away as you won’t leave with a smile.
Written April 30, 2018
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Roberto
London, UK149 contributions
Excellent
Dec 2017 • Solo
Absolutely Excellent. First off I don't understand why this bar only has 11 reviews one of which was previously mine.

I regularly pop in for a quiet drink after work. To which there are very few customers. No problem with that I like to unwind.
Tonight I arrived just after 16.30 sat at the bar nicely relaxed. As I write time now 18.17 still alone at the bar, but the pub is rammed, busy in my opinion. A great atmosphere but accordingly told by one of the staff it wasn't considered busy.
Any way with no standing room at the bar, so glad I got my own stall at the bar thats propping me up.

The staff are excellent, friendly and its run perfectly. Busy yes and you wont wait to be served.

This bar doesn't beed more customers, but come on someone else leave a review it deserves more than 11.

Rob sat at the bar
Written December 1, 2017
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Billy F
5 contributions
Ten reasons why this is the best bar in London...
Mar 2017 • Friends
Ten reasons why The Tower Tops them all…..

1. A single open plan floor:
If you’re mates are there you’ll be able to see them and easy to mix.

2. Orientation:
Patio windows open out on to Clipstone Street, runs east to west, sun streams down the street.

3. No limits:
No limit on capacity in outdoor area and no security.

4. Art:
There’s a Banksy across the road.

5. Space:
Floor to ceiling height is generous, never feels too packed.

6. Service:
Long bar, minimum three staff, quick service.

7. Quality:
Irish owner and best Guinness in London.

8. Zones:
Split level creates threshold between the standers and the sitters.

9. Retro façade:
Tiled façade, emerald green canopy, golden sign.

10. Entertainment:
Play your own iPod on request, optional tv above you head.
Written April 7, 2017
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