Situated opposite the Royal Opera House in the beating heart of London’s vibrant Theatreland and just a short stroll from both Leicester Square and bustling Covent Garden, Bow Street Tavern is a popular haunt with Londoners and tourists alike, and for good reason.
Established in 1763, Bow Street Tavern epitomises everything that’s so appealing about traditional British city pubs and then some. From its exposed brick walls, moody lighting and cosy seating to the oil paintings that adorn the walls and the ornate chandeliers and indoor vines that romantically fall from the ceilings, there are few London pubs that simultaneously ooze as much character as this while still feeling as welcoming, cosy and homely. Quirky touches like the Tardis-like police box by the bar only adds to Bow Street Tavern’s charm, and like this iconic time-travelling spacecraft, what may look unassuming and unextraordinary from the outside opens up to reveal a treasure trove of five distinct spaces just bursting with individuality.
Set across five floors, Bow Street Tavern boasts something for everyone. The perfect place to make a pit-stop after a day spent exploring the city and ideal for a relaxed pre-theatre meal, both the food and drink offering at this traditional British pub is exceptional. With a feast of beloved favourites like herb-crusted lamb and juicy rib-eye steak on the menu, along with plenty of creative vegan and vegetarian options like the plant-based Moving Mountains burger and crispy battered tofu with chips and tartare sauce, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Bow Street Tavern is also a keen supporter of local breweries, boasting an exceptional range of local and craft beer from the likes of Beavertown and Sambrook’s Brewery. Along with their brilliant beers, the bar also offers a delightful and extensive gin menu, offering everything from sloe to floral gin, and an exciting and varied wine list.
If you’re searching for an inspiring venue in the city for your next function or gathering, where better than Bow Street Tavern in the heart of Covent Garden? From a business meeting or multi-space event to an intimate celebratory dinner with family and friends, the team at Bow Street Tavern are more than happy to tailor a package to suit your needs and budget and take the stress of organising your next event out of your hands.
Rooftop at Bow Street
Take in stunning views of the Royal Opera House from this rooftop oasis that will transport you far, far away from the hustle and bustle of the capital. Available all year round with an awning, outdoor heaters and a seated space inside for when the weather really isn’t behaving, this space is ideal for birthday drinks or team meetings of up to 18 seated or 30 standing. There’s even a TV, Wi-Fi, and the ability to pre-order your own private fridge full of goodies.
A new addition to Bow Street Tavern, the stylish Garden Room is situated on the fourth floor and is just bursting with life and energy. This light, airy and floral space, featuring walls adorned with antique botanical prints, is the ideal place for a meal – it even comes with your very own drinks trolley. If all that wasn’t enough, you can even put together your own music playlist which can be played throughout the room and you can pre-order you own fridge full of delicious food and drink too.
The idyllic spot for after work drinks or birthday parties whatever the weather is doing, the Gin Terrace features its own dedicated bar, covered outside space, and is adorned with hanging plants to create a magical atmosphere that is difficult to beat in the city. With over 30 varieties of gin to choose from, all with their own hand-selected garnishes and tonic, Bow Street Tavern’s wonderful selection won’t let you down.
The Inspector’s Office
Designed to look and feel like an old-fashioned office and equipped with comfortable armchairs, board games, and your own fridge full of goodies, this is one of Bow Street Tavern’s quirkiest spaces and is ideal for hosting engagement drinks and nibbles and important conferences, where you can make good use of the space’s TV, Wi-Fi and microphone. There’s even a turntable stocked full of vinyl and vintage typewriters, should you want to quickly get out a novel. The team will even provide you with pencils and papers if you wish, adding to this venue’s unique vintage charm and character. Painted in a moody navy blue and adorned with vintage touches like framed black and white photographs covering the walls, this space won’t fail to impress your colleagues or family and friends.
The quintessential English dining room complete with ornate chandelier and adorned in William Morris wallpaper, the grand and luxurious Fielding Room is the perfect space for large gatherings. Sometimes used for big parties alongside the Gin Terrace, the Fielding Room can be decorated to compliment your individual style, creating a unique party that is guaranteed to wow your guests.