Newman Street Tavern
Newman Street Tavern

Newman Street Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.newmanstreettavern.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 3667 1445
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12pm - 10pm

    Saturday: 10.30am -10.30pm

    Sunday: 10:30am - 4.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Peter Weeden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Goodge Street
  • Public Transit:
    Goodge Street underground station
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Newman Street Tavern
Newman Street Tavern will be serving elegant British food, using the best seasonal, specialist and wild produce from around the UK in our Tavern and beautiful dining room. We will be serving the very finest British shellfish, the best free range quails & chickens, properly hung game, unparalleled day boat fish from the Helford under 10m fleet, beautiful vegetables and herbs, not to mention wild produce at its peak. Our wines come from small producers who share our values of excellence and integrity in their product, and our ever changing regional ales will share the bar with a classic cocktail list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSunday Lunch
Newman Street Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.4
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)business meals (62)sunday lunch (59)brunch (47)group bookings (46)special occasions (36)romance (32)pre/post theatre (27)outstanding value (14)good vegetarian options (10)child friendly (9)disabled access (3)outdoor eating (3)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Rather ordinary
    Marg
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We ate here last year for a birthday celebration and really enjoyed the food. We returned this year and sadly we were very disappointed. The service was excellent and the staff marvellous but we all agreed the food was disappointing. I can only assume the chef who cooked last year has gone
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  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    I had high hopes for Sunday lunch at the Newman Street Tavern but in short, the service was lacklustre and the food was overpriced vs. portion size. All Sunday roasts are advertised as "served with veg and dripping roast potatoes" but only potatoes were served with ours; when we asked the waitress if the veg was coming, she seemed surprised that we expected veg with the roast dinner and said she would bring some over. Ten minutes later, by which time my guest had nearly finished her meal, some carrots and sprouting broccoli arrived. Thankfully we were not charged for this "extra" veg. The wine was good value and there was a nice atmosphere for a Sunday afternoon but I think I will be sticking to the Dean Street Townhouse in future.
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  • Great food but slow service
    nikki
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    My husband and I went for dinner on a Friday evening and its a place I've wanted to visit as I walk past it everyday to and from work. The food cannot be faulted, however, we were disappointed by the slow service. We waited over 25 minutes for a wine menu (despite the waiter mentioning he'd bring one when he sat us) and even longer to order food - trying to call the staff over wasn't possible as no one was around or making eye contact!) The food we received was lovely but we had a long wait between courses which was surprising as it wasn't very busy. Service was so slow that when we ordered pudding I asked for the bill and had to ask a further three times before we got it. Great food but the service really did let the restaurant down!
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  • Excellent pub food
    Dutchreviewer
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    We chose this pub for the promise of good pub food , we found out that they went to great lenght to service us and our chuldren.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely restaruant
    DLR44
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    pre-theatre meal last week, very knowledgeable and helpful staff - I have gluten and lactose intolerances. Manager was very helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the wine list.
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    brunch, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I wish it was fantastic
    swanny
    Dined on 23/10/2014
    I wish this was better than it is, but the food promises a lot and under-delivers. I keep thinking that I got an off day, but it seems to consistently have off days. A shame as I'm really going to have to find somewhere else. Cocktails were good though.
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  • MaGl
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Excellent food in characteristic ambience, good British cooking
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  • Great place
    meateater
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Went there for the second time today. Ambience amazing, food was great. As with before, service was great but clearly under staff. Would go again but probably try and prevent peak hours.
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    child friendly, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    pagreen
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Excellent English food. My partridge in bread sauce was superb but pricey.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice dining room up-stairs
    Jannick
    Dined on 30/9/2014
    Warm atmosphere, nice decor and an excellent service... we'll return soon !
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday brunch at the restaurant
    Brad81
    Dined on 28/9/2014
    I visited The Tavern on Sunday morning. The service was first class and the food complimented this. I would recommend people to go from 11:30am onwards to get a feel for the vibe and ambience of the Tavern
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  • KKutchinsky
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Service was truly awful, nice waiter but he just ignored us completely, twenty minutes for our drinks to come and an hour before any food. I feel like bei g sat upstairs meant we were ignored and I wouldn't be back, despite good food.
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  • We will keep returning.
    JMfood
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    The seasonal nature of the menu is highly commendable. The short rib of beef i had was slow-cooked, gelatinous heaven. Everything, as per, was top notch.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gone Downhill
    CeeBeeVIP
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Having been to the Newman Street Tavern before, I thought this would be ideal for dinner with a friend and their Dad. However, I arrived to find our table in the bustling and noisy ground floor area. Did manage to move to an upstairs table but was told I should have requested this when I booked (wasn't aware they now did dining downstairs). The service was polite but our mains were brought out and then taken back as our starters hadn't yet been cleared away. The food was OK but not as good as previous visits and was overpriced for the portion size, especially as most mains didn't come with potatoes/veggies etc.
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    group bookings
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  • very nice, pretty room, good food
    JD11
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    The restaurant upstairs is very pretty, tables not too crowded, plenty of windows. Food is british traditional with special emphasis on super ingredients. Service friendly but haphazard - one waiter superenthusiastic, other one not interested.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Gon205
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    There was a private party upstairs, so had to dine downstairs which wasn't a problem. Mackerel on toast always a fave starter with me. Chose squid with chilli as main course and despite the meal being excellent, think I chose badly - the seafood platter that my guest was tucking into looked better!
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Think I've found a new local
    mouthful
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Excellent Sunday lunch. I hesitated over beef because a good Yorkshire pud is a rare find; I'm coming back for the roast beef next time!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night
    GeeD
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    We ate upstairs, first in at 7pm but it filled up quickly. Courses are fairly sized but you need the sides, I had the pork chop which was delicious but lacked a carb companion. Chocolate bar desserts are a first.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Can't beat the service
    Ahandsomeman
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The food was excellent but the waitress and manageress were truly world class. They made a real effort and as a consequence we had a very special evening.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Good, but hire more staff!
    Londongirl
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    Nice bar, really nice and enthusiastic staff, but just in short supply!
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    business meals, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JHD777
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Had dinner here with a group of colleagues on a week evening and it was a really good experience. The food and service was excellent. The food isn't cheap but the quaity is excellent and therefore worth the extra cost. It is a really friendly pub with lovely attentive staff and great decor. This is a relaxed place to dine and it was very busy. I would definitely eat here again and can't wait to make my next booking.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, Sunday lunch
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  • mixed...
    TeeCee
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Newman Street Tavern is a delightful place that feels like an old loyal friend who lives by the sea, has a zest for life and nature's beautiful simplicity. I have eaten here on a couple of occasions, and it has a lovely stylish yet unpretentious and unassuming ambience and decor. On this occasion however, the food delivered mixed results; the Sole ordered by my host was excellent....the classic Fish & Chips that I ordered (and which came highly recommended by the waitress) was disappointing. I had expected something more refined and stylishly prepared, but there was too much batter, not enough fish - and with so-so chips. But will give it another go. Also the lunch express value option much too limited in choice.
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  • Delicious Sunday Roast
    8lettersuk
    Dined on 17/8/2014
    Walked past this place so often without really noticing it - thanks to open table booked for Sunday Lunch and very glad we did. It was amazing. Lovely roast beef and amazing brown crab on toast as an appetiser. Might be our new Sunday lunch spot!
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    brunch, business meals, child friendly, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out
    foodnfun
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Great atmosphere. Excellent food and portion sizes. The only niggle was that there seemed to be too few members of staff, hence it took ages to be served. Other than that, would definitely recommend and we will return.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, small menu
    dinerVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Newman Street Tavern is a great restaurant (come posh gastro pub) serving rich english food. We really like it here but you have to be in the mood for their menu. I sometimes think we would return more often if there was a wider range of food available.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • interesting
    Andy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Nice, traditional, british pub, but with a very decent wine selection and interesting menu. Can't quite put my finger on it, but they are definitely offering a slightly different experience from normal gastropub.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • One of only a few in the west end!
    deehackney
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Despite coming for after work drinks a few times, last night was the first we stayed for dinner. The reward was way above average gastropub fare: incredible cheeses, excellent fish and seafood. A knock-out salad of tomatoes with marinated Graceburn and another dish of ray with a warm cucumber and creme fraiche salad were surprise highlights. Service by newbie manager Freddie and his team was super-friendly, assured and attentive but never intrusive. It's rare to find a spot like this in such a central location
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Newman St Tavern spot on again
    Bazza
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I stumbled on Newman around a year ago having a Middle East customer staying around the corner from it. As it was late we called in and sampled the food, it was outstanding. The fish and shellfish courses were so fresh and tasty that my Middle East client insists on going here everytime. We returned again on Tuesday and once again left completely happy. I look forward to going again with other clients and friends. Cannot recommend the sea food platter enough, the cockles were so tasty!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday lunch not as expected
    Diner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I visited this restaurant with a group of friends for Sunday lunch. The restaurant seems to be trying to put a modern twist on Sunday lunch, which did not really work. For example, my roast chicken came in a sauce of onions, tomatoes and samphire (!) rather than with gravy and the usual veg. The food was lukewarm and did not give the impression of being freshly cooked. One of our group had the full English breakfast, which was more successful, but some items were a bit overcooked. The wine list is strangely categorised, e.g. "Mountains and Volcanoes" (?) "Stone" (?), and the wines are expensive.
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  • Try the Seafood !
    MJCrackers
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Excellent and fresh seafood and salad options. My half crab starter was outstanding and my partner's herring salad vast and full of fresh and well sourced ingredients. Mains also great, roast beef was superb, cooked rare and extremely flavoursome, and the Marlin filet well executed. The staff were all round wonderful, from the warm welcome in pub downstairs to the friendly and efficient upstairs dining room service from our lovely waiter and waitress. Good selection of wines by the glass and great value fizz. Several notches above the average gastro pub and recommended for pre-theatre meals and foodies.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    Great shellfish platter followed by enormous Dover sole available 'off menu', amazing quality. Highly recommended if you want quality ingredients cooked to perfection.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a lovely retreat
    lesley
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    The upstairs dining room is a peaceful escape from the traffic congestion below. The service could not have been more helpful or knowledgeable and the food was lovely. Also supported by a good wine list and a real ale on draft.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice pub-like with excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    It seems a pub with an upstairs dining room, but the decor is nice and they serve excellent food. The meat portions, though, are rather small for the price they charge (Filet: £26). The service is attentive. Expect to pay at least £50 per head for an appetizer, a main and a dessert, coupled with a low-priced wine bottle (to share).
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  • neatneets
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Nice ambience and attentive staff. The pork scratchings with apple sauce, crispy and tasted just right.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice surprise
    mmmt
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Been meaning to try this place out after driving past it so many times. We were pleasantly surprised with the generous servings of food and value for money. Dishes were nicely prepared and service very friendly from a couple of french waitresses.
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    brunch, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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  • Great Weekend lunch/brunch venue
    Tocsy
    Dined on 29/6/2014
    Excellent Bloody Marys, very good Sunday lunch with lots of potatoes. The spicy cauliflower side dish was really delicious.
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    brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, ambience and service ok
    MDavis
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Newman Street was a bit disappointing for us on our trip to London last week. The food was good but "funky." Not exactly clear what kind of restaurant this wants to be. My kids had eaten Fish & Chips all week in London and this was the first one they had tried that was literally full of fish bones. We weren't warned when we ordered it and when we sent it back our waiter was visibly upset with us because he had recommended it to us. All around not a great experience in a city where there are a lot of better places to dine.
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  • Great breakfast
    AlexB
    Dined on 25/6/2014
    A lovely spot for breakfast - really nice main room, a lot more character than the average. The Newman breakfast is a meat feast - highly recommend. All the usual yogurt and healthy stuff available as well. Nice fresh OJ also.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like this place.
    dontdonicknames
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    From the welcoming smile as you enter to the good service when seated to the good food, what is there to complain about. Always have a good time at this restaurant.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Newman street Tavern was simply lovely. The service was excellent. The food was a little over-priced, but I do recommend the brisket...reminded me of being in the states. The water jugs are a very cute touch. Will certainly return.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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