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“Perfect For Lunch at the Tower”

​Byward Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #754 of 23,009 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: City of London
Description: The Byward Kitchen and Bar is a venue that offers homemade, traditional, British food in a relaxing setting, near one of the country's favourite landmarks. Situated next to All Hallows by the Tower and a stones throw from The Tower of London, The restaurant offers a surprising oasis on the edge of one of the busiest cities in the world. Get away from the London hustle in our outdoor seating area in a lovely quiet garden setting. Or come in and experience the relaxed ambience and modern décor. Choose from our seasonal menu Breakfast, Lunch, evening supper or sample our craft beer's or choose a cocktail at the bar.
Crestline, California
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
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“Perfect For Lunch at the Tower”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

On visiting the Tower of London there is a nearby Costa and other places to grab a bite. But the Kitchen@Tower is an experience! Hidden away in a garden next to a church, the spot is refreshing and comfortable. The bright chairs mirror the beautiful garden settings and the atmosphere is quaint. The service is quick and the staff is keen to move your table from sunlight to shade or vice versa when needed. The food itself is fantastic, with local elements and organic components. Packaged differently with white linen and a dinner venue, and the food could easily compete with Pollen Street Social or any of the other slow food-type restaurants. Kitchen@Tower is a treat!

  • Visited May 2013
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Devon
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“A real gem!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Fabulous food. We were in London for a 4 days and tried the breakfast which was really lovely, but a few days later whilst visiting the Tower of London we decided to pop across to the Kitchen for lunch. We tried the Beefeater Burger - it was amazing, more that we had hoped it would be. Everything was devine, particularly their 'London sauce' which I wish they would bottle as I would buy tonnes of it - just gorgeous!
As for the staff, what can you say.... Andrew you are fabulous! Just the right level of attention and hugely entertaining - well done Sir!
The Kitchen@Tower is a hidden gem, tucked away behind the ticke office to the Tower of London. People were sat on benches eating sandwiches from a well known national company just outside the Tower, if they had just taken a few more steps they too would have found this fabulous eatery.

  • Visited April 2013
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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“wonderful experience!”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

I phoned the day before to make a reservation as there were 7 of us and it was for a sUnday lunch time. I spoke to Andrew who was very helpful, as I have Coeliac disease and can only eat gluten free food which can often be difficult. He explained that there were lots of things I could have on the menu or he could modify if necessary.

We received a very friendly welcome when we arrived, even though they were very busy with a Christening party. We all had ordered something different ranging from the Sandwiches, shepherds pie, burgers and salads and all was delicious and very well presented.

Andrew and all the staff we met were great, as was the atmosphere, and we would definitely come again.

  • Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Quality food in a nice and quirky venue.”
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Its a small venue with not a lot of seating but this gives the resturant an endearing quality.

The food has a "home made" feel to it which is rather nice.

I have no hesitation recommending and would suggest booking in advance.

  • Visited March 2013
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“First class breakfast!”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Can honestly say that the breakfast at The Kitchen was the best I've eaten in a long time. It was very tasty, well presented, and very good value for money. Staff were very friendly and the service was prompt. This little gem is perfectly placed if you are visiting the Tower of London, or staying nearby. Will definitely return when next in London.

Visited April 2013
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