The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)

4.6
522 reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Alfred Tennyson has built its reputation as a gem in the local community of Belgravia. Filling the grand Georgian townhouse there is something to discover on every floor bringing much-needed vibrancy and footfall to Motcomb Street. Whether you are having a couple of drinks in the relaxed ground floor pub, bringing your family together in the more formal and elegant dining room, hosting a private event in the intimate Boardroom or making the most of the hidden bar in the loft.




Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 522 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday evening with great service from all especially the very kind and funny Irish waiter

Beautiful roast - needed in the rain!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waitress incredibly slow to bring drinks and surly when we complained. Had to get the manager involved which I never do.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic friendly service!

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ZaraY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Very average cocktails and awfully greasy food! Tuna tartare was definitely not fresh ...

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viprosiek28
Hertfordshire
62 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Considering the place was at full capacity with walk-ins waiting by, the staff handled it brilliantly. Perfect service and helpful with table and chair arrangements.
Roast dinners were perfect. A lovely little spot in the sun (though not on the Petrus side at 2:30 onwards).
Really enjoyed our time here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service we’ve had in a long time - the staff are incredible. The food is also amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!!
Slightly strange that the staff wasnt wearing any masks, that would be the only thing I’d flag, otherwise great place for dinner!!

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Globaldiner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thank you for continuing support in to September with Eat out to help out. The £20 menu for £10 is well worth it for 2 courses. This is my local and the staff are good and the food is quality. The outdoor seating area is a real bonus.

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lyndawea
London
32 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality fresh ingredients - food fabulous. Had a lovely table outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

they don’t accept open table why are they on here?

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AnnaK
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A little underwhelming

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vipPaulG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Have dined here twice and both times had an amazing meal. The venison on this occasion was the best I have had in London, Highly recommend this restaurant and it’s sister Thomas Cubitt in Belgravia. Definitely plan on coming back on our next trip to London

The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)
Responded on 10 February 2020

Dear Paul, Thank you for generous feedback, we hope to see you soon again when you next time in London! Michael T

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely evening and delicious food, however the 25% discount wasn’t applied to my meal and after being told by the waitress to email management I still haven’t received any response ...
Poor customer service from management.

The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)
Responded on 10 February 2020

Hello, I am sorry to see that your issue was not resolved on time. Please contact me directly on Michael.t@cubitthouse.co.uk I promise to do my best resolve it as soon as possible. Michael T

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vipSaral
129 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. The chicken was superb! Pies equally wonderful. Visited 3 times the week I was in London.

The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)
Responded on 10 February 2020

Dear Saral, Really happy to see we delivered great food and service on all 3 occasions you were here, thank you for fantastic service! Michael T

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Told upon entry that they don’t use OpenTable anymore, but Manager was very nice & have use another decent table on the spot.

Food was only ok, certain items just weren’t up to standard.

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nickt
London
11 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The only people in the room....

The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)
Responded on 10 February 2020

Sorry Nickt ...We would love to be busy all the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food awesome. It was a great experience for all the family.

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KimS
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family group of 6 had an early dinner before a concert at Royal Albert Hall. Our server was attentive to our time constraint and all the food came out timely, and cooked perfectly. Delicious! The upstairs dining area is absolutely charming. A great place to stop after a day shopping at Harrods or on Sloane Street.

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vipHarin
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

In here on Sunday evening in upstairs dining room which was about half full. Sever was very attentive. Hake main course was average. Squid appetizer made up for it.

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vipRoryM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a casual environment. Have had just about everything on the menu and never been disappointed

The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you!

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vipGaryW
London
76 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lord Tennyson seems to have upped its game. A recent refit has much improved the downstairs bar and eating area. Service was slick and friendly and food very good. It had got a littles inconsistent but our lunch was excellent. The wine list, especially by the glass, which was rather boring and bordering on a rip- off is now much improved in its focus, structure and pricing. Well done.

The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room)
Responded on 10 February 2020

Great to see you enjoyed here , thanks for lovely feedback!

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louiss
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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vipalwaysyummy
London
42 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, atmosphere and location were fab. Service was extremely friendly but a little slow

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and attentive. The food was really good. A great choice for lunch in Belgravia

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Rachel1
London
9 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We were upstairs on a Saturday night. The scene in the bar below was extraordinarily raucous and our area started filling up-still pretty good acoustics. The food is consistently good and the service pleasant.

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DelphineG
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant, quiet and with amazing food. We ate there with my boyfriend during our weekend in London and were very pleased. I specifically recommend the carrot cake !

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ClareS
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and very nicely presented. The staff were very accomodating we turned up early due a change in our schedule and were seated without fuss.

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ToddD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful find in London. Multi-level establishment with pub setting on the ground floor for drinks and nibbles in a classic contemporary architectural space. Dining on the second floor with great pub food and service nothing done to extremes just very well done

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CarolH
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy pub with a reliable menu. Very helpful and attentive service

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KyleH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was lovely and the atmosphere was what you would expect from a gastropub. The prices were fairly reasonable although the drinks were certainly on the expensive side. Altogether a very nice experience and would recommend for a nice outing with friends or adult family.

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louiss
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue back time and time again

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CharlyS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our first visit to this pub but not the Cubitt House group. We weren't disappointed.

The service was a little slow to start with, but once acknowledged we had excellent service, food and atmosphere.

We were introducing our 18 year old son to the London's less touristy places that are a must.

We will be back when next in the area.

JF
JenF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was phenomenal!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
100 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It used to be sooo good. The food still delivers for a Sunday roast but for what you pay the value is low. Service is below par. It’s under staffed, no attention to detail and no apology when the first drink arrives only after 25 min after arrival. Wine is good but that is nothing to credit the venue for. The room is beautiful, the atmosphere is nice but full of self-obsessed locals. It will take some time before we return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

One waiter was very rude but other than that, all good.

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louiss
Dublin
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ......................................

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PaulL
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Great food but dinner for 2 incl drinks I admit 280 quid. Off to bibendum.

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vipAndyT
London
98 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall this was a disappointing experience. We had 2 starters, 2 main course and shared a dessert - and of the five dishes only one, one of the starters, was fully successful. The others were all let downs in different ways. Service was fine at the beginning but deteriorated badly and before the end had become very frustrating and irritating. Prices for what we got were very high. Overall it wasn't a terrible meal, but certainly didn't live up to the restaurant's promise; and due to the high prices for what it is, value is not good. The best thing was the wine list with many wines available in half-litre carafes, and our St Emilion was very nice.

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vipPamness
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had Sunday dinner here last week. One of our party has a number of food allergies and the staff did a wonderful job accommodating them. We had two of the lamb roasts, two beef roasts, and a burger. The staff was friendly and we really enjoyed our meals. It was quiet so talking for a party of five was easy. We are upstairs and had really lovely meal.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favourite places to hang out with friends. Nice food, great ambience, and good service!

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The Alfred Tennyson (fka The Pantechnicon Public House and Dining Room) is rated 4.6 stars by 522 OpenTable diners.

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