With a terrace on the Thames, and views of both the river and the Tower as well as imposing Tower Bridge, Sargeant’s Mess is the ultimate room with a view. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner tucked under the historic walls inside or out, whatever the weather.
Sunday to Thursday 8am to 10pm
Located within a 5 minute walk from Tower HIll underground station and Tower Gateway DLR.
London Bridge underground and overland station is within a 10 minute walk
See availability for 1,000 point tables
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Sat 6:00PM - 9:00PM
We chose Sargeants Mess because of its close proximity to the Tower of London. It met our expectations in terms of ambience and decor. However, the food let the side down. The mashed potatoes had whole new potatoes in it, my food was cold, I had the salmon. The salmon was lukewarm and the potatoes were cold (the menu didn't say whether my potatoes should be hot/cold). My father's meal was also lukewarm, he had the lamb 'special'. The only thing that came out piping hot was the side order of chips. There was only one gluten/dairy free dessert available which was sorbet. We had gone there for a celebratory meal and would have splashed out on 3 courses but didn't because of the lack of attention to dietary requirements. Excellent range of alcoholic beverages though and the cocktails were exquisite. Best things about it? The view of Tower Bridge and its central location.
Served us flat prosecco ( in a carafe). Main meal took 2 hours to arrive. Taken all the ambiance away that Perkin Reveller did so well. Will not be returning.
What a shame. It's a great location and a great executive chef, but they really haven't got this one right.
After waiting 15 minutes for olives (the server even wrote down the order in case he forgot), we were pretty certain that things were not going well. The drinks choices were pretty poor as well with not a single bitter available.
The food was distinctly ordinary. The suet pudding could have been made by Frey Bentos and the tart was equally dull.
If you're a veggie, just don't bother, this is not for you. Nothing on the starter menu for you at all, but you can have leaves - sorry, salad.
There are dozens of restaurants close by - try them instead.
The service was very good and the food was fine, although the chicken main course was a somewhat underwhelming. Nothing wrong with it, but neither the chicken nor the chips were anything special. The prawn cocktail starter and the chocolate meringue dessert were a lot better.
But we will definitely go there again when we next visit the Tower of London.
This seems to be aimed at the passing tourist trade and has the ambience of a bar/café rather than a destination restaurant. Service was slow and the staff showed no warmth or personality. We ordered cocktails (hoping to enjoy them while browsing the menu) but they took so long to arrive that we had to order food and our starters arrived on the table at about the same time as the drinks. This seemed to be because the bar was so busy satisfying the numerous tourists drinking on the terrace - surely diners should be given some kind of priority? The menu was very safe and resembled 'pub grub' but the quality and presentation of the food was fine. This is all a bit of a pity because we were hoping for an interesting new addition or our local dining scene but we left disappointed.
Lovely food and lovely people. What more can I say.
Unfortunately, Mark Sergeant has created a real mess here - the food is the big let down as well as the interior and both make this place well below standard and not an evening dining venue. A great shame. Perkin Reveller on this site was better. And there are plenty of other better dining options over Tower Bridge now. Large tourist footfall may keep day trade ticking, but Londoners and visitors deserve in this iconic setting by the Tower. Time to muster the troops and sort this out, if it can be.
A lovely setting, great food and prompt service. What more could you want?
Good food, good service and a nice spot with a view of Tower Bridge or the Tower of London if you prefer.
Excellent food (we ordered the fish and chips) and lovely terrace.