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“Nice atmosphere, food average”

​Byward Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #547 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: European, British
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, food average”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I came here for lunch one day while on a business trip. The decor is classy jumble yard sale, making for a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are friendly but hard to understand. The food was average, the coffee burnt. Disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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“Relaxing place for breakfast in london”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Fantastic service, really nice atmosphere and good food. The guy who served us was very friendly and had no problem with us ordering something of the menu.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A lot of smoke with no fire”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have to say I visited here after reading many of the reviews which raved about this place and was expecting great things - I cant say that I was wowed today though.

We ordered some Juice, both of which were from Concentrate for £1.90 and two Main Courses - The Salmon Salad and Bangers and Mash. The salad dressing was apparently very good and overall a decent size portion at a reasonable price of sub £8. My bangers and mash were nothing spectacular - in The Brewery in Greenwich they do a mean Bangers and Mash. The mash was a bit dry, so overall not hectic.

The service was reasonable, it appears that it can be hit and miss though as some servers you could tell really enjoyed their job.

Overall for the price its good - If you are looking for comfort food though pop across to Bodeans on the other side of the road which is good. The environment at the Kitchen was different with a nice open plan design. I wouldn't travel across London for this but if you are in the area its OK for a quick lunch. Overall the bill came to under £20 so you cant really complain in a touristy area. Disappointed as I expected more; Soho Joe's in Soho is worlds ahead for a similar budget.

  • Visited May 2013
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Cambridge
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“An alternative full english breakfast to Wetherspoon's if you are near Tower Hill”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

You can't argue with the quality and size of the full English breakfast for the price at JD Wetherspoon's but if you are near Tower Hill tube then do try this restaurant's full English or even their 'The sink breakfast' ('everything but the ...' as they describe it!) - really good food for about the same price but the staff are SO much more attentive, funny and informative!

A great way to start the day before you embark upon exploring The Tower of London!

  • Visited May 2013
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Rye, United Kingdom
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“Best food I have had in a long time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

The service was brilliant, they were so friendly and couldn't do enough for our group of 5 I was in. If you are visiting London I would say it was a must after the London tower.
A big thank you to all the staff and look forward to coming there again next time I'm in London.

  • Visited May 2013
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