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​Byward Kitchen and Bar

Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 20 7481 3533
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (58 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

Luckily my wife and I knew about The Kitchen and were looking for it, otherwise its hidden location may have been a bit tricky to find! We visited The Kitchen for a late lunch, early afternoon tea on a Saturday of doing tourist things. I...More

Thank Brandon F
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The staff are very friendly. I had the scrambled egg with salmon and toast. The eggs were delicious; buttery and fluffy. And you can get a nice big mug of tea 😄

Thank Findingausernameishard
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We picked up a couple of pre-made sandwiches, a tea and a coffee, and everything was surprisingly good for a cafe in a tourist attraction. Not bad.

Thank SLT1962
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

My mom and I had just toured the Tower of London and stumbled upon the Kitchen at Tower for lunch. We both had great meals, I had the cheeseburger and she had the chicken sandwich. The highlight of our lunch was the nice lady who...More

1  Thank Kim L
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Visiting London for the weekend and today we have stumbled across the kitchen by the tower. Lovely tranquil surroundings in the heart of London with excellent customer service and a delicious breakfast. We will definitely be back.

Thank David D
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We tried the "Early Bird" breakfast which was good value and very tasty! The wobbly table was a tad off-putting and meant more of my tea ended up in the saucer than the cup but apart from that it was all good. Tasty food in...More

Thank TFC_on_Tour
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I have in the past been to The Kitchen on a regular basis when I worked in that locality. Being in London to watch my son run the Marathon and wanting a breakfast for myself and my wife I thought that Kitchen would be an...More

Thank stevewt4
Sally E, Owner at ​Byward Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive complaint regarding your experience on Marathon Day. It's always disappointing to read comments such as yours and I most sincerely apologise to your wife for any discomfort she felt - this is...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

I was disappointed by the quality of the breakfast here. It was over £10 per head and yet the ingredients were poor quality and tasteless. I do B&B and I know what it takes to put out a good breakfast and what it costs. This...More

Thank Sarahjay1
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We regularly visit The Kitchen @ Tower due to its fab food, fab wine, fab desserts and fab staff, what more can I say.

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Visited for breakfast while on a short break left feeling one of the family .Food excellent service excellent and Sally a truly lovely lady thankyouMore

Thank Jeanette P
Sally E, Owner at ​Byward Kitchen and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Thank you Jeanette for your kind words and for being so lovely to look after. It's always enjoyable to look after other business owners and I'm glad you had a restful break because you both definitely deserved it! Take care and wishing you a successful...More

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 neighbourhoods. 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
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Christopher g
13 June 2016|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi there...yes we are very close. The concierge know us so can direct you but if you just walk up towards the main road with the Tower of London on your right, there is a church on your left. We are on the end of that... More
19 February 2015|
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Response from Mark W | Property representative |
Hi there, Our Afternoon Tea is £23 for two people and is quite substantial so come hungry! We're on the end of All Hallows' by the Tower Church which you may want to pop through and see. It has a Roman pavement in the... More
Caroline H
15 February 2015|
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Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
They sell just cakes, so that definately won't be a problem and they added bacon to my eggs benedict, so I am sure they will pile on more sandwiches if you ask. I would suggest phoning them to reserve a table, as it is very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7481 3533
  • E-mail
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.
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