The Leytonstone Tavern

4.3
33 reviews
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Brought to you by the teams behind The Duke, Wanstead and Hawkes, we're a new, independent neighbourhood pub for Leytonstone and Forest Gate. Serving you fresh, seasonal dishes alongside our carefully curated, rotating beer and cider lines, wines and cocktails.

We have two lovely bars - the original, restored lounge bar (The Woodhouse) or the newly refurbished dining room (The Greenhouse). Pop by, unwind and enjoy brunch, dinner and Sunday roasts.
The Summerhouse & Garden are now open!
What 33 People Are Saying
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NN
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service and a great atmosphere. A warm welcoming friendly family orientated pub. Can’t wait to go back!! 5 stars

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 6 August 2019

Thanks so much for the feedback and the rating - we really appreciate it.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked the Leytonstone Tavern as we had family staying and wanted somewhere local, with good food and a relaxed atmosphere. We’ve eaten there before and the food was really good then and even better this time - really happy that this pub is walking distance as it’s great for a few drinks as well as for a relaxed meal with friends.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 23 July 2019

Thanks so much for the rating and the feedback. We really appreciate it! Hope to see you again soon.

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N
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was served lukewarm at best. Extra gravy (chargeable) was also lukewarm. Roast potatoes tasted dried out and over microwaved. Cauliflower Cheese was a bowl of cauliflower with a small bit of grated cheese on top and tasted strange and very dry.
Staff was excellent and attentive and very professional.
Wine and Beer very nice.
Would not recommend for Sunday Lunch, but would happily do so for drinks.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 19 July 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We're really sorry you didn't have a great meal. We've fed this back to the team and the chef, and we're looking into it - particularly the cauliflower cheese. Rest assured, our food isn't microwaved and everything is freshly prepared. We're constantly working to improve things, so we hope you'll give us another go. Thanks for the feedback on the drinks - something we've taken a while to pull together!

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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great weekend brunch- food was tasty and service friendly.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thanks very much for the feedback and the rating! Glad you had a good time.

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LT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice gastro pub went on Father's day so it was very busy. Atmosphere was good service took far too long despite the fact we were sitting right next to the bar. Great for kids and dogs alike.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thanks very much for the rating and the feedback. Sorry you had to wait. We're working on improving our service all the time, and this has been fedback to the team.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for fathers day. Food was plentiful and the beers were great. Have been for steak night in the week a few times too and that is equally great .

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thank you very much for the feedback and the rating - pleased you noticed the beers!

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BM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best roast I’ve ever had. Would recommend the pork 👌🏼👏🏼👏🏼

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thank you so much for the rating and the feedback! We loved having you, Ian said he had a great time serving you. Hope to see you again soon!

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KM
London
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing meal here for fathers day. From the moment I walked in I felt at ease. Friendly staff, amazing service, amazing food, great prices. Will definitely be making this our regular.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 18 June 2019

That's so great to hear - thank you. The atmosphere is really important to us, so it's great you picked up on that!

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SB
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was fair but not great. Service was very slow despite the place being relatively empty.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 27 June 2019

Thank you for the feedback. It would be great to understand more about your visit so we can put things right - perhaps you could drop us an email? We'd love to you know what time you came in and what food you had so we can look into this and work to put it right. Thank you.

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b
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a meal at the Leytonstone Tavern at lunch time on Saturday, the food was delicious, the staff were lovely, the service was excellent.
We would certainly go there again and would highly recommend it.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 18 June 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback and the review - looking forward to seeing you again soon we hope :)

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Very attentive service and delicious food.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback and the rating! Glad you had a great time.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful community public house. No slot machines or intrusive music. Instead, a warm welcome and a fabulous playlist. The only downside is that it can be a little overrun by the buggy brigade but hey, it is family/dog friendly. The food offering is broad and addresses all types of dietary requirements. The kitchen here shows innovation and careful twists on the classics as well. The extensive craft beers, carefully curated spirits which create some truly awesome cocktails. The garden is on the small side but has a wonderful aspect. Look out for the events hosted here - one key thing; remember to book especially on Sunday (the roasts are lovely) and if you are local, get behind this wonderful new amenity in this neighbourhood. It's great.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 11 June 2019

Thank you for such a lovely and personal review. We've been working on all the areas you've picked out..so it's great to hear it's been noticed. Thank you.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great pub, incredible roast and very family friendly - will be back

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thanks so much for the rating and the feedback! Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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MI
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had cod and roast lamb. Food was excellent, very high standard and cooked to perfection. Service was very friendly but a little haphazard (it had been a busy day I think) with a few orders forgotten. Would have been better to have just one person attending to us, rather than two different waiters.

The place is nicely decorated, very relaxed. The music in the dining area is not necessary however, just the sound of people talking would be preferable!

Will go back here for the food alone.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thanks very much for your feedback and the rating. We're constantly working to improve our standards and so your feedback on the service is particularly helpful. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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VH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another lovely Sunday roast,just a suggestion from the men in the party,would be nice to have a few more roast potatoes ,we were each given just 3 otherwise all good

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 21 May 2019

Thanks so much for your feedback and the rating! We'll look into the potatoes...

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This new local place is a true winner. Family and dog friendly. Great staff, but the star of the show is the food. Simply divine. Let's talk craft beers, artisan gins, imaginative cocktails and a great atmosphere. We love this place and support it across the various events for our community.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 15 May 2019

Thank you for such a lovely review! We've been working hard on our food and drinks offering, so it's great it's got noted. Hope to see you soon.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great local pub, friendly attentive staff. Food was good, although menu is quite limited and they had run out of a few things. Would definitely return & would recommend it.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 7 May 2019

Thanks very much for your feedback and the recommendation! We're really conscious of food wastage so don't like to over order on food, but we're getting to learn our busy periods to try and avoid food running out as much as possible!

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VH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really warm welcome,super attentive staff,food well cooked and plentiful ,already recommended friends to try here,can’t wait for our next visit

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 29 April 2019

That's so great to hear! Thank you for the rating & recommendation - appreciated

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal. Very happy you guys have moved into the neighbourhood!!

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 23 April 2019

thank you for the rating! so are we!

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RF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I wouldn't recommend for food. We really like their other pub The Duke, atmosphere and food in particular is excellent so it's disappointing that the Leytonstone Tavern doesn't match up. It's closer to where we live so we were really looking forward to having the same experience as The Duke but on our door step. Unfortunately it doesn't come close.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 23 April 2019

Thanks for your feedback. Sorry you didn't have a great time. We have experienced some teething problems in the kitchen whilst setting things up, but we're getting there now and things are running more smoothly. We're constantly working on improving, including the menu, so we hope you'll try us again and will find an improvement.

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MT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, Finally a decent Sunday lunch on our doorstep!

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 23 April 2019

Great to hear - thanks for the rating!

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AB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Barman with bun and glasses very friendly to my little niece and great service to all of us talked my father through the ales very helpful. Food wait was long and roast could have more meat really was a small amount but otherwise nice

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 23 April 2019

Thanks so much for your feedback. We've let the chef know on the portion size. We've had a few teething problems with wait times, but are working on this and things are now settling down. Thanks for mentioning Ade, the barman, he's one of our oldest and best :)

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having had a lovely brunch one Saturday we decided to try a Sunday Roast and we were not disappointed.

We had a lovely Sunday lunch for Mother’s Day.

Welcoming and attentive staff, clean and cosy pub.

Delicious food and a free Prosecco for the Mums.

We will be back soon!

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 23 April 2019

Thank you so much for the feedback - so glad you had a good time

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RL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely decor and ambience. Friendly and efficient service. Food really tasty. Veggie roast good quality. Would prefer a less dense veggie seeded roast but I will def be back. Really had a great sunday afternoon. Highly recommend

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 6 March 2019

That's so great to hear - thanks so much for the feedback and the rating. Really appreciate it. Will pass the comments to the chef.

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e
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleased to have finally had the opportunity to drink and dine here. The food choices were really good. The service and the friendliness made it feel a place that you could have a really lovely celebration. I will definitely be going back - and not just for the food.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 6 March 2019

Thanks so much for the review and the rating. We do indeed want it to be a place where people can really celebrate any occasion, so we're really glad it felt that way to you. Look forward to seeing you again soon! (And if you do have a little celebration coming up, there's many things we can offer and we'd be only too happy to help, so just drop us a line).

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service with a smile! This area really needed a place like this and it has not disappointed. Really child friendly, reasonably priced food and a really good selection of drinks. I have noticed that it gets super busy on a Sunday though so make sure you book in advance for your roast!

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 25 February 2019

Thank you so much for coming down and the review! Appreciated.

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Beautifully done, excellent range of beer and wine, big smiles on arrival.

Unfortunately let down by 4 bits of squid dumped on soggy rocket to start. The roast was delicious but let down by an unedible crumble, it looked like soup. The service needs work, manager and waitress were very good but one of the young lady’s that brings the food out almost throws it at you.

I am a local and will return with friends for drinks as it’s a lovely pub but not sure for food any time soon. Hopefully they address the issues as you can see a lot of hard work has gone in and the managers and bar staff are delightful.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 25 February 2019

Thanks for the feedback. We discussed your comments as a team last week and the chef is working on the crumble. We're also working on a tighter service format which should help things. Hopefully you'll notice a difference in a few weeks. We hope you'll eat with us again!

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Beautifully decorated pub with friendly staff and serving excellent roasts. Unfortunately, the service is extremely slow - we waited 50 minutes for our roasts to arrive. This is the second time we have visited and the service was slow both times. Hopefully just teething problems and they will sort this out as it's such a lovely place.

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 19 February 2019

Thanks for your feedback - much appreciated. Sorry you had to wait on both accounts. You're right in that we're still ironing out any teething problems. We're on the case with tightening this up and hopefully things should start to run smoother going forward. Unfortunately we were a little short staffed on Sunday in the kitchen which delayed things slightly, but again, we're working on this.

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RA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, a particularly friendly waitress who was really helpful. The interior is well designed. All in all a great asset to the area. A+

RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Tavern is nearly there... Like the brunch menu and couldn't decide as the options sounded yum. The food was nice, not amazing but a decent enough fry up. I think it could be slightly better with a few tweaks.. The Bloody Marys need some work... The staff were also a bit grumpy which didn't create the best atmosphere.. A smile goes a long way...

The Leytonstone Tavern
Responded on 19 February 2019

Thanks for your feedback. It's appreciated. Sorry you weren't greeted with a smile. On that particular day we were short staffed but we're on the case with building the team to help avoid this in future. And we agree, a smile goes a long way and it's no excuse. We're always working on improving and changing the menu, so please do come back again soon and let us know what you think.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great local pub for the area. The food was fantastic (we went for Sunday roast) and the service was brilliant. Great beer and wine selection. Plenty of space for big parties. Child friendly with high chairs and changing table in toilet. Definitely recommend this place.

G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Sunday Roast, nice and Spacious, will definitely visit again

PR
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Went for Sunday lunch, was ok but roasted potatoes tasted like they had been cooked the day before, rest of veg was on the cool side, the roast beef was very nice and of a good standard, score 6/10, overall quality of the food was good, just needed to be hotter and roasted potatoes fresh from the oven.

Staff are very friendly, atmosphere is good, child and pet friendly too, cost was average for drinks and lunch. Drinks menu also good., score 9/10

Would recommend and will be back for sure.