Old Tea Warehouse

3.4
26 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The site of the Old Tea Warehouse is surrounded by religious history and can be traced back as far as 1592, where the Creechurch Monastery once stood. Indeed it is said that upon renovation of the site, old bones were found (where the staff loos are now!) and the original East India Co Tea Warehouse was believed to be built on a graveyard so you never know who you may bump into in our basement lounge...

Unique for a City pub we have a private patio tucked away for time out of the office and a cool basement complete with three electronic dartboards.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.4based on all time ratings
3.4
food
3.4
service
3.5
ambience
3.3
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

There was no table reserved and as a result we did not stay to eat there!

NE
NikkyE
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

When we came to the resturant the first time the food was very nice but this second time the food was very poor. The Nachos chips was cold, the chicken was overcooked. The fish sandwich had more batter than fish and the chips was cold. It seemed as if the food was cooked then left so our experience wasn't the best this second time.

RC
RobinC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Fish & Chips was fab as ever. Burgers were pretty good. Service speed was not great. Took a long while to be served/bring out food. Chicken dish was dry and not great.

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rebeccam
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Love tea warehouse but despite booking at lunchtime for that evening this was not honoured because it was not picked up in house until late

EE
EricEngineer
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting and tasty food, good well kept beer attentive service.

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Diner8162
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I booked a table two days in advance to celebrate the birthday of a friend and replied to the confirmation email. However, upon arrival, it turned out that no-one had any knowledge of my booking.

The bar manager couldn’t be contacted and so my party and I were left to fend for ourselves. I don’t know if there was an issue with the app, but let’s give the staff the benefit of the doubt.

The service was not great. I understand that bar staff working in the middle of the City of London are going to be rushed, but after waiting half an hour, with “suits” being allowed to push in front, I gave up. There was broken glass everywhere and halfway through the evening they stopped serving drinks from the taps, which was actually a blessing because every pint we had was warm.

I’ve given a neutral rating for the food but we didn’t actually have any - no-one trusted eating there given our experience trying to order drinks - we cut our losses and went to eat elsewhere.

I won’t be going back.

SC
SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Three of us for lunch all ordered the same thing, my food arrived about 15 minutes before my friends and was only just warm and the chicken was slightly burnt . We asked for the bill, which never came and in the end we had to go to the bar to pay.

DD
Doom4D
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Menu was unfortunately very limited at the time of my visit.

CK
ClaireK
London
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Booked a table for lunch and once there, the waitresses just got rid of us as they were too busy to got us to our table that they gave to someone else despite showing white on black that we had a booking.Thus, we went elsewhere.

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Gail
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a few drinks after work, friendly staff at the bar and decent drink menu. Will definitely come back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2017
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The fish cakes were at best luke warm, but for one of my guests they were cold in the middle. She had to send them back. I assume these are frozen & then warmed up on demand. Please check the temperature of your food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Lovely hidden little pub and restaurant. Food was good but vegetarian options very limited.

BB
BenB
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and table service is nice in the pub setting. Steak in steak sandwich was tasty and portion size was good too

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Scotty
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This hidden gem has an intimate atmosphere. Great beers. Delicious food.

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AndyS
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2016
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was a bit slow , and there was no vegetarian option available even though it was on the menu. The chef managed to put together a chicken burger that was not on the menu to substitute.

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vipDabberchap
London
28 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Not exactly exceptional, but definitely better than average pub food based on this experience. The ploughman's lunch that I ordered was especially good in my opinion, and my colleagues' f&c and club sandwich both looked fine. A pint and a half of Green King IPA helped too!

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vipEmpress
London
15 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We nipped in for a word lunch and while the choices looks 'plain' when they arrived they were really good value and tasty! Great pub - hidden way! Although, finding the toilets can be a little bit of a job as they really aren't obvious.

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Shulk
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no faults with this place. I made a booking and I went to the bar to ask where I would need to go. I was shown to a range of tables for me to choose from, given some menus to view and placed a drinks/order very seamlessly.

The food was fantastic, good value for money - decent size portions and very tasty. Great range of beers and spirits to choose from too.

There's an outdoor garden lit up by fairy lights which looked lovely.

I'm already planning my next visit here.

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Bondini
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2015
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not as good as it used to be. Food is more poncey and significantly more expensive than it used to be. Unlikely to return.

J
Justin
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2015
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I use this establishment a couple of times a month for catch up lunches with business colleagues. It is the perfect location. Convenient. Excellent service. Nice informal ambience. Highly recommended. Book to be sure.

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vipjec973
London
56 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food pub, nice menu, good value for good quality ingredients, If you are there at lunchtime beware it gets packed with drinkers and office workers which makes it almost impossible to get in an out of the place. Staff cope well with the crowds and service was good

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smithloolaa
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2014
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been here many times, ostensibly for a lunchitme glass of wine and some bar food and the service has always been great. However, took two friends there for a sit down meal and whilst my food was lovely, my colleagues burger was cold and we waited over 45 minutes for it to be served. Having said that I will still continue to visit for a lunchtime glass of wine and some potato and chorizo!

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viptfood
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience2

met friends over lunch time. Service was slow. Waitress was slow. Food arriving was slow. Drinks arriving was slow.

Not good if you have 1 hour for lunch

ER
vipERCB
Norfolk
79 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2014
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We chose the Old Tea Warehouse because we had a group of guests visiting us in the UK and wanted a good value lunch with plenty of British dishes. This was delivered in the form of burgers, fish & chips, bangers & mash and shepherd's pie. There were other staples such as gnocchi and caesar salad which were also good. The only think that spoiled it was the staff who seemed stressed, rushing us to get our orders, and when we asked for one ball of ice cream they said they had to charge the same as a full pudding, which to me seemed extremely inflexible given we had already spent over £100 by that point. Still it was good value and did the job.

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FunFoodFab
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must for city dwellers. Great Food Great staff Great fun and of course a great situated pub.

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jsh8
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A friend and I ate here mid-week and were blown away by the service - social, professional and friendly. The food was yummee - the wine list perfect and atmosphere brilliant.

I would definitely go back.

Thank you for a fun evening.

FAQs

Old Tea Warehouse does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Old Tea Warehouse also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7621 1913.

Old Tea Warehouse is rated 3.4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.