Tavern Steak and Oyster

4.3
43 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Lunch

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday :
Lunch 12pm - 2 30pm
Dinner 5 30pm - 9 30pm

Open for drinks all day from 10am
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Phone number
020 7717 0088
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Andrew Mead
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Catering
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.
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Area
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Parking Details
5 minutes' walk to NCP "Bell Wharf Lane" on Upper Thames Road. Limited meter parking spaces near Monument and London Bridge.

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Public Transit
Ideally situated in the triangle between Cannon Street, Bank and Monument - no more than 3 minutes' walk from each. Liverpool Street is also nearby.
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Entertainment
Background music with ceiling speakers. An area for dancing if hiring for private parties.
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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 privaterooms@londoncapitalclub.com for further details
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.0Dined on 18 January 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Went for dinner with a friend, what a find. Will certainly re-visit for lunch. Great space between tables so good for a private conversation.

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3.0Dined on 5 January 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on 5 December 2017

Perhaps a hidden gem? Lively enough to be interesting; quiet enough to be able to talk and be heard; good food ; great staff

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2.0Dined on 1 December 2017

It was fairly empty only us and one more table in the whole restaurant. Being in the middle of the City of London I expected many more people in the restaurant. Because it was quiet the servers were all over us, a bit too much for my liking. I would have preferred a little more space. We had oysters for starters and I have to say the oysters were not that fresh. The waitress came to take our order saying we have one burger left, 3 rib eye steaks, no fillet. There were four of us, so maybe we should all share the last burger left! I didn't expect a restaurant in the middle of the city to run out of food! The desert menu was a little boring as well. I ended up ordering a cheese board as the sweets menu did not excite me and I have to say the cheese board was also a bit boring, no blue cheese, just 3 tiny pieces of various Cheddars. I had ordered some ice for the table and considering there were only two tables in the whole restaurant I had to remind the waiter that we were waiting for some ice. We were never once asked if everything was OK with our meal/order. I certainly won't be rushing back to this restaurant any time soon!

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4.0Dined on 30 November 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 16 November 2017

Fantastic food and service, would definitely recommend.

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4.0Dined on 14 November 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 9 November 2017

Great steak and a really nice setting! Another opentable gem! Many thanks

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5.0Dined on 6 November 2017

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!

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4.0Dined on 1 November 2017

Good food and service. Based in the London Capital Club, it has the ambience of a classic old gentlemen's club. For some this would be a plus, but for us it lacked a bit in atmosphere. Very good value for money though, with the 50% off Opentable deal.

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4.0Dined on 1 November 2017

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.

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3.0Dined on 31 October 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 20 October 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on 4 October 2017

Good restaurant shame it’s completely empty

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3.0Dined on 13 July 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 11 July 2017

Great food, service and value. Would certainly go back.

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4.0Dined on 30 June 2017

Great value @ 50% off. Pretty much had the restaurant to ourselves.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2017

Great food, lovely and attentive staff! Great value for Money. I went with my sister for her last minute pre-birthday meal. The food was delicious and they were offering 50% off the food.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2017

It was excellent, I will gladly return again and again

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2017

Good food but not a lot of atmosphere when we dined.

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4.0Dined on 18 January 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on 6 January 2017

Absolutely lovely food in a great environment. The service was polite and friendly. Food was good value.

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4.0Dined on 5 January 2017

We went for a dinner after work and the food and service was very good. The restaurant has a relaxed but profeasional style and we had a very nice time.

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3.0Dined on 20 December 2016

Good spot for lunch or dinner. A little (too) quiet, at least for now.

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2016

With some of the offers this restaurant offers exceptional value with very good food and service

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4.0Dined on 14 December 2016

Tavern is nestled beneath a private club which makes it fun to discover. I've never tasted such delicious leeks - or root vegetables - or a baked alaska. Really impressed with the food.

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1.0Dined on 9 December 2016

Firstly the calamari was good. My wife's chicken and tarragon pie was nice. My steak however was awful. Sent it back once because it had only been cooked on one side! When it came back it was basically raw, hadn't been rested and smelt and tasted horrendous. Managed two mouthfuls but couldn't eat anymore. Considering this place has 'steak' in the name, this was the worst steak I've ever eaten out. Did take it off the bill though.

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5.0Dined on 9 December 2016

Perfect place for a business lunch or meal with friends - so that you can catch up and enjoy lovely food with perfect service!

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3.0Dined on 8 December 2016

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 !

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5.0Dined on 7 December 2016

Very tasty food, excellent service and ambiance and a bargain with the 50% offer.

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4.0Dined on 7 December 2016

Really quite serious food and an accessible wine list. Quiet on the evening we were there but expect its lunch trade would be brisk. Enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on 25 November 2016

The service from the manager on the night was incredible. Really made the evening stand out on a foundation of great food and fantastic beer selection. Flat iron steak was perfect. What an ambience too with a great music selection!

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5.0Dined on 18 November 2016

This, my second visit, was even better than the first! Exceptional value in elegant surroundings. Wonderful tasty menu.

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4.0Dined on 17 November 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on 16 November 2016

Excellent staff! Enjoyable lunch had by all.

Thank you

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4.0Dined on 25 October 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on 24 October 2016

Excellent service, knowledgeable staff. Varied menu, seasonal ingriedients. An enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on 20 October 2016

Nice ambience and food was very good, especially if you take advantage of the opening offer. Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 19 October 2016

Brilliant night; food, drinks and service were all top notch. The restaurant is lovely as well, white table cloths and candles. Great gin selection. 50% off offer is not to be missed!

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