Lord's Tavern

3.9
187 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Sunday Lunch


A British pub with a cricket flavour. Situated next to the famous Grace Gates, the historic Lord’s Tavern has been greeting locals and visitors to Lord’s alike for over 100 years. Our delicious pub food and great range of beers, lagers and wines draw inspiration from the world of cricket with something for every taste. Whether you’re a cricket fan or just looking for somewhere with first class food, a good pint and friendly service, we aim to make your visit to Lord’s Tavern a memorable experience.
What 187 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
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3.9
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3.8
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3.7
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Laney61
London
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lords is great for couples or families. Friendly service and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised with this place for a very tasty and satisfying Sunday roast. More surprised that it wasn’t very busy given the quality of food and service. Great find and looking forward to returning soon

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Oiler97
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

But not on a match day lunch time unless you go before game lunch break. Kitchen to table very slow and drinks orders not much better. My impression was that the kitchen was the problem as waiters kept us informed. Better training??

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GrahamH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food - both had a burger, meat was perfectly cooked. Nicely presented. Good service, attentive without being intrusive. Early Thursday evening visit and it was packed - but it seemed most of the people inside were just having pre-dinner drinks before a function in Lords. Quietened down as they moved on.

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Francesg1
Cornwall
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Family meal at lunchtime. Despite booking, they didn’t seem to be aware of it. It wasn’t busy but even so...
Service was very slow. On two occasions I had to go and find the waitresses who were leaning on the bar chatting. Apparently totally oblivious we were waiting to order. And then we we had finished.

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RitaM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, food great, staff brilliant, did not rush us, great time between courses and it was great value, quality of food excellent and it was hot which is very important to me

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NicolaG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and excellent attentive service - good location and atmosphere

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Oiler97
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Terrible service and drinks knowledge spoilt the meal which arrived lukewarm but by then I was too hungry to complain. The MCC who I believe own this establishment should immediately insert quality professionals otherwise they will end up with a H and S visit

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vipDellaD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Meal was good but they would not honor Open Table reservation. However found us a nice table on patio

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DavidB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyable business lunch on terrace in warm summers day
Good food and service

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LindaE
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Although the food was good the service was poor, had to wait to find someone to take us to our table then they hadn’t got a record of our booking, waited a while for our order to be taken. Noise level was ok when we arrived then the TVs went on for the football even though people were eating and chatting and not really interested in it. Given this pub is more about eating than drinking I don’t know why they need the big sports TVs. We all had burgers of one sort or another and all were good and the chips were excellent.

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GeoffO
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our lunch unexpectedly co-incided with a certain football match which we were not particularly interested in, so the manager assigned us a table on the terrace. This was a 'smoking area' but happily there were only a couple of smokers at the other end of the terrace. The menu turned out to be significantly reduced from that indicated on the website, however our group were generally happy with their choices and the service provided by Jannine was exceptional.

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Slicer69
London
10 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I often visit the Tavern when Middlesex are playing at Lord's and on this occasion I was joined by my friend who had travelled up from Gloucester. I had reserved a table and we were shown to it upon arrival and given menus. We had to attract someone's attention to take our drinks order. After waiting for a long time, again I had to wave to a member of staff to take our food order. Later I spotted a staff member wandering from table to table with our meals before I got his attention. The food was very good but the dirty plates were left on our table for a long time before anybody came and then they were simply going to remove the plates without asking if we wanted dessert. Some time later I called a senior member of staff over and asked for the bill and to forget the dessert as we were fed up with waiting. He said they were just being done and then the young lady who had originally served us asked what it was we had eaten so they could do the bill!!?? There was plenty of staff but most of them were standing behind the bar. Not a good experience on this occasion and I am booked to visit again in the near future, hopefully things will have improved.

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sonone
London
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

servive was very good... ambiance was very great also..... the people working there was very friendly... the food was very nice and i liked there contenintal themes would defintley eat there again...

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EdwardC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 19 of us on a biannual cricket friends lunch and, as always, The Tavern did us proud. The food was excellent and arrived perfectly on time, there were no issues with seating, bills etc. and everyone had a very pleasant time. We will be back!

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Lenny
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very happy with the food and service. It made my day after my tour of the Lord's Cricket Ground to have a nice Sunday roast at the tavern.

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gay53
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately our booking was cancelled by the Tavern due to kitchen renovations, therefore I cannot rate the dining experience. However we were able to have a beer and I must say the ambience, staff and beer were excellent. I can assume from our brief experience that the dining experience would have been as enjoyable.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We rounded off a Lords tour and it was the perfect end to our visit. We had Cricket Burgers and they were superb

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PeterC
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect way to round off a lovely day. We had a great meal in a lovely atmosphere

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PHILIPF
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were doing the Lords tour (next door) for my fathers 80th Birthday, there was 8 of us and the Lords Tavern was so convenient as it saved us hiking around trying to find somewhere to eat, and after driving to London (and having the trip home again) it was just what we needed.
Staff were friendly, food was plentiful and good, thank you.

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TheGmann
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were sat near the door on a chilling evening and got a cold blast everytime someone came in or went out. The door didn't shut properly and so on numerous occasions I had to get up and shut it. The waiter who brought the food was miserable. The starter was OK, although the squid was very very salty. My main was fine but my wife said hers was mediocre. There wasn't much atmosphere in the restaurant, it was a throwback to the 60's. The beer was OK.

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Eatoutoften
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The burgers and chips were first class, the matching beers a £2 bargain.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had an awesome tour of Lords before an amazing meal. The package that goes with the tour is well worth it !!! Quite funny how (I think he was the bar manager and was an Aussie) said to me his parents are in Aust and live in Caboolture, May mean nothing to You English but Caboolture is like half hour from where I live in Australia 😂😂😂😂 small world !!! Great experience lovely food awesome people and service. Highly recommended 😀

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Rana
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall5food2service5ambience5

My roast was not cooked to my taste it was very rare, the gravy was way too thick, not enough potatoes or vegetables.

My husband was happy with his fish and chips meal though:)

Desert was tasty- we had the apple crumble and chocolate cake.

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Londoner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Poor experience. Not many people without ambient sound made conversations awkward if too noisy. Meat in the "English Burger" was terrible. Bitter beer tasted like dirty water. Sorry.

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Lisam360
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Lords to celebrate a belated birthday with my Mum. There were 6 of us . The service could not be faulted! Our waitress was lovely, she was polite, courteous, gave us plenty of time to look at menus and in between courses to chat so we didn't feel rushed, which was lovely!

The food was really good - for starters the jerk chicken wings are highly recommended - very tasty with a kick to them, so perfect for those who wish to spice up their lives! The scampi too was excellent, lovely starter and just the right portion. Another starter tried was a bit like cheese on toast and thoroughly enjoyable!

As it was a Sunday we opted for the roast and the majority went for Roast Beef, whilst my son went for the Lamb. I can honestly say the portion is fabulous, the gravy out of this world and the vegetables cooked to perfection! The Yorkshire pud was massive! The only negative was the meat could have been cut more thinly and perhaps a little less pink making it tough to cut - the taste however was absolutely gorgeous - so all in all an excellent place to go for a Sunday Roast! The Lamb was excellent too!

Pudding choice is good with some of the usual suspects like ice cream and sticky toffee pudding and there is also a cheese option! A couple of puddings were tried and tested after our marathon roast and once again empty plates were achieved!

Overall a lovely lunch, great company and good food!

As this is right next door to Lords Cricket Ground, it is ideally situated for anyone visiting the area,as well as having an excellent menu choice for locals to either pop in for a beer/coffee or bite to eat!

We will be returning soon and many thanks to the staff who are also so accommodating and friendly!

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PeterL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a surprisingly pleasant place to eat. Each of the dishes was nicely presented and well flavoured. The basic ingredients were of high quality and the portions were generous but not overdone. We made it clear to the staff that we were in a bit of a hurry and the serving staff went to some trouble to ensure that our meal arrived in timely fashion. My only previous experience of the Tavern has been on match days at Lords but we now have another option for a tasty meal accompanied by a pleasant bottle of wine at a reasonable price.

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Scotty
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, very good food and nice pleasant staff. Open Table let them down badly and they must be missing out terribly. We used the app to book and the map to walk there, except the map was was off and sent us 20 mins in the wrong direction. The map moved up and down on the wrong road, seemed to prefer Abbey Rd studios. The restaurant gave us directions and the postcode address was correct when we finally got there. To top it off they hadn’t received the booking from Open Table, fortunately not a problem.

Restaurant much recommended but I shall have to watch Open Table carefully.

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VictoriaE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Booked for my husband as a treat after tour of Lords. Food was ok. Service was ok once we were seated. They could not find my booking and wanted to seat us under the TV. They eventually seated us on a reserved table for someone else that had not arrived.
If they are going to be on your website I suggest they actually look what bookings they are expecting. Not only the ones that booked directly.
Overall disappointing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We are usually fairly happy eating here because of it's proximity to Lord's but this experience was not the best.
They were very busy, as they usually are, but in this instance they seemed out of control.
They had no record of my booking, or said they didn't in spite of my having the confirmation on my phone. Nevertheless they did seat us at a table that was not ready.
The servers were pleasant enough although they were clearly inexperienced and trying their best to keep up with demand.
The food was inconsistent, the pork belly and beef was good but the lamb totally under-cooked and tasteless. We did have a conversation with the person who seemed to be in charge and his response was to serve more of the under-cooked lamb.
I understand that being busy caused a few of the issues that were apparent but I believe that this condition should and could be better managed by an establishment such as the Tavern.
Having said all this I must mention again that the young people serving and clearing the meals were very pleasant and did their utmost to mitigate what was a difficult situation.

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airline
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall my friend and myself had a pleasant time. We had been on a Lords Cricket tour and I booked this pub for a mid pm meal. The food was good and we enjoyed watching a one day international whilst eating and relaxing. The only downside was that our order was misplaced and I had to ask where our dinner was. To the credit of the manager he owned up to the blunder and we both had a free dessert, a fair deal all round. The other plus point was two very well kept pints of draught beer.

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RoseN
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had 2 lovely meals here whilst spending 2 days at Lords watching the cricket and couldn't be more pleased with the food service and allround atmosphere, and would definitely recommend a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Open table had not confirmed our booking with Lords Tavern. We were not expected which caused a long delay in us being served. Lords Tavern fitted us in but we didn't expect this aggro

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PeterA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food excellent after an enjoyable trip round Lords. There seemed to be many staff but the service was slow, we were not in a hurry

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Ruckers
London
23 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Booked as part of my Dad's 80th birthday treat as we did the Lords Tour afterwards. Walked in to stand in front of the bar, 4 people behind ignored us for over 5 mins. despite not being very busy. One efficient person and three trainees?! Not trained very well as they did not look up nor give a welcoming smile. I had to ask and then we were shown to our table by an unsmiling young chap but was polite enough. Then an Aussie took over, he was more friendly and food appeared promptly.
Food was tasty too.
After the tour we went back for our pre-booked cream tea. Had to ask again to be seated, which was the quiet young unsmiling chap! He put us right next to another couple which was a bit of a squeeze so we asked to move which he did without any hassle. Cream tea wasn't great, small microwaved scones, tasteless jam, but decent cream and tea was fine. Hey ho!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really good Sunday lunch although there were a few things not available on the menu. Service was warm and friendly as always.

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Slicer69
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Shown to our table and was asked immediately what our drinks would be, informed of the specials and the soup of the day and left to decide. Service was very prompt with the starters, my only comment being that the dessert menu didn't appeal to either my guest or me - too limited a choice. I have used Lord's Tavern on a number of occasions and will continue to do so.

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Rags
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful place to have a delightful lunch/Dinner with excellent service and very friendly staff. There is a sense of history around Lords and at the Tavern you can often bump into current and previous world class cricketers.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was lovely friendly. The food was really nice . Thank so much. X from emma x

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Chugger
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for 2 o'clock to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and my birthday which was on that day. We arrived at 1.50 and the waitress said there was somebody sat at our table so she sat us somewhere else. After around 5 minutes she came back and asked for our drinks order which came back quite quickly. The waitress then started setting up the next table and the one opposite but not ours!!!! After waiting for around 10 minutes we spoke to a male waiter who said he would send somebody to take our order. The table next to us was then taken and they were waiting for afternoon tea. After waiting another 10 minutes we asked the waiter again he said the same thing but nothing happened. In the mean time the table next to us got ther afternoon tea they ate it went and we were still waiting. After 40 minutes waiting we decided enough was enough and decided to leave. On paying our bar bill the manager asked if everything was okay and we explained the situation and he was very apologetic, he explained that they were vary busy and under staffed. If this would have been explained to us we might have waited. He did pay for our drinks which was nice. But the experience did put a downer on what was meant to be a very special meal. So I won't be visiting again and won't be recommending you either.

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Lord's Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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