About Tavern Steak and Oyster
Giving Londoners a true taste of a private members club, without the annual club fees, Tavern Steak & Oyster offers a relaxed atmosphere where guests can dine and graze on all day menus, or unwind at the bar after a long day.
Preserving the most worthwhile aspects of a traditional Club, whilst responding to the demands of today’s business life, Tavern Steak & Oyster is set to become a destination of choice for those looking for a city bolthole offering, exceptional quality in a uniquely incomparable atmosphere.
Tavern Steak & Oyster is situated in the basement of the prestigious London Capital Club on Abchurch Lane, EC4. Offering warmth and classic charm with a clever merge of old and new.
London, EC4N 7BW
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday :
Lunch 12pm - 2 30pm
Dinner 5 30pm - 9 30pm
Open for drinks all day from 10am
£26 to £40
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
020 7717 0088
Background music with ceiling speakers. An area for dancing if hiring for private parties.
Signature dishes include 28-Day Aged Sirloin with Béarnaise sauce, watercress and confit garlic or a daily selection of fresh native and rock oysters, or the British classic of braised lamb shoulder shepherd's Pie.
We also have well chosen interesting wine list and serve many of these by the glass or by the carafe.
The breakfast menu presents a balanced traditional fare with dishes such as Eggs Royale, smoked bacon sandwiches, seasonal fruits with a selection of freshly squeezed juices and coffee from Black Sheep roasters.
5 minutes' walk to NCP "Bell Wharf Lane" on Upper Thames Road. Limited meter parking spaces near Monument and London Bridge.
Ideally situated in the triangle between Cannon Street, Bank and Monument - no more than 3 minutes' walk from each. Liverpool Street is also nearby.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The London Capital Club's events team can cater for private dining parties of any size, from 4 to 140, depending on the configuration. From canapés to sit-down dinners, business lunches to buffets, we are sure we can tailor a package that more than fulfils your expectations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details
London Capital Club’s 7 private rooms can cater for anything from functions to seminars, banquets or cocktail parties. The Club offers a comfortable and professional environment. We provide fresh, modern and very high quality catering and also cater for bespoke queries.
Tavern Steak and Oyster Ratings and Reviews
We ate here with a 50% off. Wouldn't have been able to justify paying full price but it is rather fancy. Very quiet - we had a table Monday Eve at 7ish and there were only a few other diners. Tried my first ever oyster here and enjoyed! Steak and fish were both also great as was the wine. Shared a dessert as we were too full but couldn't resist!
Found this newly launched restaurant on opentable. Had never seen it there before and when we walked in, you could tell it was newly renovated, the paint was still fresh. The restaurant was far from crowded, but that just meant more time with staff who were very attentive. The food was delightful. The steaks cooked to order, the mash potatoes were the best my wife had ever had, the roasted garlic delightful, and for dessert, so glad I saved room, the baked Alaska. Magnificent. For a starter I also had a pleasant soup, artichoke with apple. Definitely one we will recommend to others and likely will be returning to soon.
Took advantage of a half price deal on food (but then blew the savings on whisky!). Oysters were very good. I thought my fillet was a little small for the regular price of £35 but since I only paid half, I can't complain. My colleagues had a rack of lamb and a sirloin, which they both enjoyed. The wine list isn't extensive but it is good enough and not over priced. The service was friendly and attentive. All in all I would recommend this place as a good venue for a quiet meal and I will be back in future no doubt.
I had not heard of this restaurant before I saw it on Opentable and I am glad I found it, as the place is definitely one I would go back to. It is ideal for business meals because the food is good and served at a desirable pace, the service was just attentive enough and the ambiance is nice and it is not too loud in there.
We wanted to book for a Tuesday night. The latest table available was 6:30pm so we booked that, and bust a gut to get there so early after work. When we got there, the restaurant had only a couple of tables occupied so I don't know why a later table wasn't available. You get there and they take your coatbefore you go down to the restaurant. The ambience of the basement is nice - lots of light and mirrors so not dark and dingy as basements can be. Traditional British/French style. They seated the few tables they had apart so you had a lot of privacy which was nice though there were so few customers that I felt we had to try not to talk to loudly so as not to disturb other people as there was absolutely no background hubbub of conversation that you would normally have at a restaurant. There was some background music which was appropriate to the ambience. The service was very good. The menu and drinks menu was limited in quantity and variety - the wine list was the only drinks list and when I asked about soft drinks it was just standard fruit juices or mixers. They did happily provide tap water and sparkling though. For a steak restaurant, with a very limited menu, it was ridiculous that both the sirloin and rib eye were off the menu leaving only the cheapest or most expensive cuts of steak. Also the "mains" were not mains at all, you needed to add 2 sides to make a complete main course. One of us had the gnocchi main on its own and it was like a large starter - he was still starving after that. The food was very tasty however. As a bread fan, I thought the appetiser board of homemade breads was particularly good and came with 2 interesting tapenades. The garden salad however was just a few curly leaves and 3 or 4 thin slices of radish. So 4 of us had 2 courses with the necessary sides (and 1 had 3 courses) and with drinks and service it came to £30pp, that was with the 50% off food offer. So an OK price with the offer but definitely would not pay full price.
One of the best steak I ever had in my life. It's great value with the 50% off offers.
Everything was amazing apart from the dessert. As none of us consume alcohol, we found the vanilla ice-cream tasted extremely odd. I checked with waiter but was told that it's non-alcoholic. We sent it back and insist the chef to taste and eventually confirmed that it does taste alcohol and got them taken off the bill.
Service was attentive, steak was amazing, just a slight disappointment that some choice of cut already out at our 1800 dinner booking. and of cos the unfortunate odd tasting ice-cream.
tavern steak and oyster has been my first choice for quiet dining with quality service. The greatest part is it does 50% off with opentable on Friday 🤗
I came at the right season so their fin de Clair oysters were large, fresh and succulent.
I also like their coupling of roasted bone marrow with any steak (it gives the steak some extra lush)
I m disappointed with their olives starter to share, which were too salty, and their apple and quince crumble, which was totally underdone.
The current "celebrity chef" menu seems a little expensive, certainly compared to the previous menu , and especially if the celebrity is not there on the day you visit. Very competent food culled from a range of well known restaurants across London , which presumably enjoy the oversight of the same executive chef. Great attention from the staff who are trying really hard. Atmosphere somewhat lacking as the restaurant is not attracting enough of a lunchtime crowd. Perhaps it will become more popular. Will go back if only to try the dishes from the Ivy, which I haven`t eaten at the Ivy.
The setting is lovely, very nicely done. We arrived early but it wasn't a problem and we were sat straight away. The service is fantastic and Vlad who looked after us was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was good and it was a very nice place to spend the night.
Really rather a posh experience with a coat check and hairspray in the loos! Great food, not huge portions so great for those watching their weight. Well presented dishes. Incredible value in glamourous old fashioned environs if you think you could pay similar money to sit in an echoey Pizza Express and be screamed at by kids. I'll return.
We went for the evening meal. There was very little steak available to order already at 7pm. The steak was requested rare but came medium/well done. The medium rare steak was similarly over cooked. We were not charged for either steak. At the start of the meal we had the draught Pilsner Urquell which had gone off. In both cases the staff were excellent. The deserts were good.
Food was ok needs improvement with better dishes and enhancement.
Private classic dining experience, the service was fantastic really good service skills of the both ladies.
The gin and tonic was the best.
They kindly surprised us with a birthday cake that was a very nice touch very much appreciated.
We would go back.
We used the 50% off offer, so it was good value, but overall I wasn't very impressed. Most of the steaks, one of the table plates and the daily special were not available, we were told they'd had a busy lunch service (we were there at 6pm). Service was very friendly and quick, which is should have been as the restaurant was almost empty. The food was good for the price we paid but I would not have been happy paying full price when there are so many other better steakhouses around.
Still new restaurant . it is too early to judge. if you really do not like too much crowd and drunk shouting people i would say OK place. they need more time .. decor could me more restaurant .. lighting like from argos clearance !
There were only three cuts of steak on the menu. when you say steak i was expecting more but not complaining !
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.