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​Byward Kitchen and Bar

#531 of 17,939 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
City of London
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Byward Street | All Hallows by the Tower, London EC3R 5BJ, England
+44 20 7481 3533
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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

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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 

Stevenage
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14 reviews
5 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

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Thank Julija T
York
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63 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 

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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 

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Falkirk
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48 reviews
13 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.

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Rayleigh, Essex
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

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Thank Elaine M
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Waiter has an issue understanding what a plain cheeseburger is. Asked twice for bun with a burger and cheese but got that with lettuce and sauce. It was returned with clearly the sauce wiped off but still some remaining. May not sound like a big deal but for someone with allergies it can be an issue. We tried twice and... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Food and service was good. Easy to find location and very cute inside. If you get there before 11am you can get a full english breakfast for 6.50 (normally 8.50).

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london
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2,132 reviews
1,103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 920 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

My wife and I are Londoners and were visiting the Tower of London yesterday and wanted to get some food outside as we felt the food inside may be very expensive and not great. We made a mistake coming here. The venue is at the back of the church and is modern, light and bright so we sat down. As... More 

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

Hi Folks, I'm so sorry that you were disappointed with our food and prices. Thank you for your comments about the service and I have passed on those to the team. I do remember you and your wife at the restaurant, as you were seated near the bar. It's always frustrating as a business owner when guests feel they can't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Cuisine
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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.

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