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Loyal Tavern - Perm Closed, London,

Loyal Tavern - Perm Closed

4.2
4.2
120 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Serving the best of seasonal British produce in the relaxed neighbourhood environment that was the Bermondsey institution called Village East. Led by Chef Patron Tom Cenci (previously Duck & Waffle), the menu provides for simple, seasonal dishes such as Cornish mackerel with apple, pine nut and truffle or venison tartar with beef dripping. Seasonality continues in drinks with seasonal botanicals in punch bowls alongside a wine program with sees natural, New World, British and international wines carefully paired to match dishes.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 18:00–21:30 Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Thu–Sat 18:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–15:45

  • Phone number

    020 7260 2560

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Serving the best of seasonal British produce in the relaxed neighborhood environment that was the Bermondsey institution called Vilage East. Led by Chef Patron Tom Cenci (previously Duck & Waffle), the menu provides for simple, seasonal dishes.

  • Private party contact

    Nicola: 10207357608 x2

  • Area

    Bermondsey

  • Parking Details

    On-street parking is available immediately outside Loyal Tavern after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and all day on Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Loyal Tavern is conveniently located roughly 10 minutes on foot from the Underground and National Rail services at London Bridge and Borough stations.Bermondsey Street is also frequently served by a multitude of bus routes: C10 (Abbey St); 381 (St Thomas St); 42, 78, 188 (Tower Bridge Rd); 21, 35, 40, 133, 343 (Borough High St).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 120 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. GR

    GraceR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Second visit to Loyal Tavern, and again - fantastic friendly service, a warm welcome from the host and super friendly server looking after us, thank you! Will be returning!
  2. B

    Bluestu

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 7 March 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Superb service. Lovey set up and great ambience. Food was very good and drinks excellent
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Nice staff, good vibes. Wonderful food. Excellent value for central-ish london
  4. y

    yummy

    London

    382 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    382 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good meal with friends from short but interesting menu. Poor wine choice on offer but good beers. Loved the chicken skin and lamb main course
  5. b

    bieira

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Its a lovely space, friendly staff and an interesting menu. Starters were underwhelming, but nice. Mains were really really delicious. Dessert was also outstanding.
  6. j

    jodiet

    London

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Booked for Saturday afternoon to come and try the cheese toasties which I had read about online. I checked the website beforehand to make sure there wasn’t a specific menu being offered at that time and there were no restrictions on the website and the menu for the toasties was on there. When we arrived we were given the brunch menu and when we asked about the toasties a lady went and checked with the kitchen and said they would make the toasties that were on the blackboard only but we needed to move to the casual dining area. We moved and then another lady told us they aren’t serving toasties at all and they are only after 6pm. Nowhere on the website did it specify that and also the mixed answers we were getting from different staff members was confusing and put me off eating anything there at all so I left and will not be returning.
  7. g

    goodfood

    London

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Brunch was decent. They catered for my special requirements well which was appreciated.
  8. KG

    KerryG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met some friends there for dinner. Absolutely loved it. Such great food and amazing service with a Vibey and relaxing atmosphere. Cant wait to go back.
  9. CB

    CharlotteB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely for Valentines Day. It's nice and local to us and felt like a great place to go rather than taking the journey into Central London. The food was brilliant and staff where very prompt. Happy to go again, would recommend for a nice catch up, taking the family or a nice romantic meal.
  10. JM

    JohnM

    London

    84 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really good. First visit since change of ownership. Nice collection of starter dishes and staff very keen on feedback. Recommend.
  11. EC

    ECOD

    London

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Lovely place, great food and atmosphere, service a little slow, but friendly nonetheless.
  12. DF

    DianaF

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good ingredients, great rustic atmosphere, very polite staff.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Very long wait to place order on my last visit. Also, food appeared rushed.
  14. P

    Polly

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails, great service. Would visit again.
  15. SG

    SallyG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot. The staff couldn’t have been more accommodating to myself and baby.
  16. A

    Alys

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really wonderful, except the table - clearly was meant for three as it was right next to the stairs, and the waiter had to add a chair from another table. The person in the additional chair was being brushed by all night, and unfortunately there were no other tables.
  17. BK

    BlamKhan

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Plant based menu options need more thought and work but parsnip hummus was fantastic.
  18. S

    Stephen

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice ambiance, but over priced for what it is.
  19. k

    kgts

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    the new menu is absolutely delicious! will definetly be back
  20. b

    brewhousebruncher

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    At last, a Sunday Brunch spot with a tempting number of Brunch options on the menu. Good portions, interesting dishes, attentive service. An all-round satisfying experience, like finding a Brunch gem in Manhattan or LA....but on our doorstep in Bermondsey. Yippee.
  21. VG

    VictoriaG

    London

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    We had been wanting to eat here since it opened and booked dinner with friends for last night but left really disappointed. The chicken skins (one of the main reasons we wanted to go here) an item they seem to have as an USP had completely run out when we ordered at 7.30pm. They then forgot one of the starters (didn’t admit it but it arrived 20 minutes after the other three) this was kindly taken off the bill but then we waited almost an hour for our main dishes to come, which was rather cold. Delicious meat and well presented but lukewarm at best. Again our waiter for so apologetic and gave us our second bottle of wine half price. Dessert was delicious. But for £80 a head it was pretty disappointing.
  22. IT

    IanT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    I'm afraid I have to agree with Victoria G below. A party of 4, we ordered the Charcuterie specials and Chicken Skin as a starter to find out that they had both run out. This was very strange seeing as it was only 7pm, and not a good start. So we were limited to the flatbreads, which were fine. The main courses were good, not amazing. I'm hoping it was just an off night at a restaurant I had been looking forward to visiting since it opened.
  23. P

    Perdigao

    London

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really nice relaxed meal, I do understand the rating where this restaurant have.the food is amazing, and the service is excellent too, they have a Portuguese Waitrose called Micaela that really knows what is the best. If you are around the corner and there is a free table do drop by, you will not regret it!
  24. RD

    RebeccaD

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely Evening - staff were nice and pineapple pudding was excellent
  25. g

    goodfood

    London

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vegetarian breakfast is very good
  26. TB

    TimBobbin

    London

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went to the Loyal Tavern for Sunday lunch. Food and service was great. But the beer prices? Frankly they are taking the Mickey! £6.25 for a pint of Whitstable Bay? I regularly drink in The Bloomsbury Tavern in Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2 (for readers from out of town, this is in the West End of London). They have the same beer for £4.65. And they are making a profit. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely venue and amazing food. Service was great 😊
  28. EX

    EXC09

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Staff are lovely, as is the food and venue! Super cute place to go for brunch but my slight criticisms would be the less than generous portion size of toast (1 slice is definitely not enough for most), and also if you sit near the coffee machine, the repetitive and loud bang each time the barrister empties the coffee portafilter is a tad annoying. Wouldn’t stop me popping past again though.
  29. SK

    SunnyK

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Used to go here regularly when it was Village East. It had a killer veggie breakfast. I recently went for the first time as Loyal Tavern and was hugely disappointed. It had a handful of occupied tables (never the case when Village East) and the food and service was a real let down. The potatoes were under cooked. The tomatoes had no flavour, they didn't have a hot drinks menu, they didn't provide butter with the toast. I could go on but for a 40gbp brunch with just one tea and coffee I was left feeling disappointed and went home for a bagel!
  30. KL

    KatyLi

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing food and an extensive cocktails/drinks list. Service was a bit slow but could be because we were sat at the corner right at the back of the restaurant. I shared the buttermilk pancakes with berry compote, the tamarind, beetroot, dates, orange and toasted seeds, and fennel and green apple sides with a friend, which were delish. My other friends had the Loyal breakfast which they said was awesome. I also had the Masako Martini (sake, lychee liqueur, lemon, rose, mint), it was very refreshing! Definitely a hidden gem in Bermondsey! I wanna come back for their Sunday roast :D
  31. M

    Matt1

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    We came to Loyal Tavern following a very good review from Giles Coren, who emphasized the quality of the food and the genuine friendly service. The food indeed was impeccable and tasty. The chicken skins make a wonderful snack with a zingy hot sauce coating. The star of the show was the buttermilk poached cod with white beans and Nduja. Perfectly cooked, this rustic dish was perfect for a winter day, and the fish had an amazing flavor. As for the service, unfortunately it was disappointing. When we arrived the wrong lunch menu was on our table which confused us. Service was clumsy and hesitant, without any intent to connect. Robotic and should be addressed so that the whole experience turns from good to great. We will however want to come back, because of the nice restaurant look, and very solidly cooked food with fantastic value.
  32. GM

    GeorgeM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Restaurant lacked atmosphere and vibrancy. Menu is dated and heavy - very few (ie only one) vegetarian dishes and no vegan options. Little on the drinks menu that isn’t alcoholic. No non-alcoholic beers, cocktails etc. This restaurant feels like it belongs 10 years ago - can’t believe it has just opened. Overall a very disappointing experience, just go to one of the other excellent Bermondsey street restaurants instead.
  33. d

    donnah

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great welcome from Simon , rustic decor , relaxed atmosphere . Service very good . We had the Sunday roast and ingredients were top quality . Unusual vegetables , chocolate brownie and ice cream yummy . Only slight criticism is small portion of lamb , my beef couid have been slightly warmer and Merlot was very average for £33. Other than that very pleased and will return .
  34. L

    Locallady

    London

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food we had was good but they had run out of 3 of the items we wished to order by 7.45 pm including 2 of the 4 starter dishes on offer . That aside , ambience was good . The place was full and therefore a little noisy but still easy to speak . Service was fine although staff were clearly very very busy , Wine we chose was very nice ( Malbec ) . Would go again
  35. W

    carolineW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere, staff and food was excellent! The food was a bit slow coming but we weren’t in a rush so didn’t mind. I don’t like the new name ‘Loyal Tavern’ it sounds like a pub name and could put people off coming in.
  36. g

    goodfood

    London

    181 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good place for a vegetarian brunch. A lot of locals which is nice.
  37. KT

    KT88

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Top choice for a nice dinner with friends or date night. The food was exceptional and reasonably priced. The availability of a cocktail bar upstairs once your meal is over is an added bonus.
  38. j

    jec973

    London

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Nice simple lunch menu, friendly engaging staff , a nice place for an informal relaxed lunch
  39. VG

    VeggieGirl65

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Hot-footed it to the Loyal Tavern after reading Giles Coren’s review in the Times. Disappointing Sunday roast lunches for my 3 companions ( the beef looked a bit sad was it really ‘old dairy cow’?) in terms of presentation with small portions of roasties and vegetable but my cod in a bean stew was delicious and the Brownie for pudding absolutely scrummy. One of my companions let down by their pudding : pancakes with bacon (don’t ask) and maple syrup except they forgot the maple syrup! Given the price of the roasts the impact was underwhelming. Our waiter didn’t get the proactive and cheery service memo and was a bit lax although a perfectly nice chap. Great selection of wine by the glass and so glad to see 125 ml advertised as a medium 👍 would go back for brunch and to try the smaller plates but not Sunday roasts as poor value.
  40. HP

    HarrietP

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food as always. Friendly service throughout!

FAQs

Loyal Tavern - Perm Closed is rated 4.2 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Area

    Bermondsey

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 18:00–21:30 Mon–Fri 12:00–14:45 Thu–Sat 18:00–22:00 Sat, Sun 10:00–15:45

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    On-street parking is available immediately outside Loyal Tavern after 6.30pm Monday to Friday, and all day on Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Loyal Tavern is conveniently located roughly 10 minutes on foot from the Underground and National Rail services at London Bridge and Borough stations.Bermondsey Street is also frequently served by a multitude of bus routes: C10 (Abbey St); 381 (St Thomas St); 42, 78, 188 (Tower Bridge Rd); 21, 35, 40, 133, 343 (Borough High St).

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7260 2560

  • Private party facilities

    Serving the best of seasonal British produce in the relaxed neighborhood environment that was the Bermondsey institution called Vilage East. Led by Chef Patron Tom Cenci (previously Duck & Waffle), the menu provides for simple, seasonal dishes.

  • Private party contact

    Nicola: 10207357608 x2

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