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​Byward Kitchen and Bar

#560 of 17,848 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
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City of London
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Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 20 7481 3533
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 obvious choice although in hindsight perhaps I should have read another recent review. We were... More 

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Sally E, Owner at ​Byward Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

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 defintely not the usual standard of response from me or my staff when mistakes are... More 

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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 place is over charging by about £5 per breakfast at that quality and to add... More 

Thank Sarahjay1
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 thankyou

Thank Jeanette P
Sally E, Owner at ​Byward Kitchen and Bar, responded to this review

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 Summer season. More 

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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

The Kitchen's biggest advantage is the buzzing visitors turnover. It is located in a great busy location but gives a bit of privacy and distance. Aiming for hipstery business look and feel it is loud and chatty. Food is good but nothing exceptional, prices are on the level of capital of Great Britain, staff - very friendly, warm and welcoming

Thank Julija T
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Having had a delicious breakfast here last year we decided to stop off again on our way to catch the Thames boat. Found next to the Tower of London, as the name suggests, this café is just far enough away from the busy main road not to be disturbed by the traffic. What makes this place a little different is... More 

Thank Yvonne K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here before visiting The Tower of London. Full English for £6.50 ( prior to 11am). Food was really well cooked and presented and staff were very pleasant. Attached to the All Hallows' Church, it's a hidden gem and has a garden which on a sunny day I am sure would be lovely to sit and eat in.... More 

Thank Nicola G
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We had breakfast here twice. It was incredibly tasty, really good value and excellent service. We will definitely be back.

Thank Foogirl
Rayleigh, Essex
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We booked this as a venue for a family get together for a group of 17 on a Sunday afternoon. There is a lovely warm atmosphere and staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Every single person enjoyed their meal and we all said we would definitely return. We thought it was excellent value particularly for that location and would recommend... More 

2 Thank Sazza7Rayleigh_Essex
Hickory, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

We spotted this cute café the first morning we were in London, but it was closed for Easter Monday:( We went back the next day and had a full English Breakfast for 6.50. Excellent meal and value. A bonus was that on leaving we noticed the church All Hallows by the Tower and had a wonderful visit there.

Thank Elaine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 25
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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