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The Ivy Tower Bridge New British Brasserie

Homegirl London’s Restaurant Review: The Ivy Tower Bridge. Homeboy and I were invited to check out this new addition to The Ivy empire. You’re probably aware of the original restaurant located on West Street in Covent Garden (1917) which is famous for feeding celebrities and has a long waiting list to reserve a table. Nowadays, you can try one of the new branches which are springing up throughout London and beyond. If you’re looking for restaurants near Tower Bridge or places to eat in SE1, then give The Ivy Tower Bridge a try.

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“Admire the breath-taking view of the Thames and Tower Bridge as you sample your favourite modern British dishes,” Homegirl London

The Ivy Tower Bridge Breakfast Menu

The various menus offer guests an array of modern British and International classics throughout the day. Whether you want breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, you won’t be disappointed. The Executive Chef is Sean Burbridge, who keeps the diners happy with classics like Shepherd’s Pie and Eggs Benedict.

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Homeboy and I visited to check out the breakfast menu, which is served from 8-11.30 am every day. As you’d expect they offer Full English breakfast, which is quite something. You can tuck into streaky smoked bacon, a Cumberland herbed sausage, black pudding, fried hen’s egg and all the trimmings. I opted for the vegetarian version called the Garden Breakfast, which was fabulous and filling. This comprised of grilled halloumi, avocado slices, a poached hen’s egg with hollandaise sauce perched on top of potato hash, flat mushrooms, roast plum tomatoes and a little brass pot of baked beans. You can choose white, granary or gluten-free toast which is served the proper way in a toast rack.

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Garden Breakfast

Meanwhile, Homeboy ordered himself some kippers which were perfectly cooked and not too salty. He then helped himself to some of my Garden Breakfast which I didn’t mind because it was quite substantial.

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Other cooked options include Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale, Avocado and Spinach Benedict, Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Folded Ham and Cheese Omelette and a fancy Avocado on Toast. If you’d prefer a healthier option, you could try the Greek Yoghurt with Berries or Gluten Free Organic Granola. For smaller bites, the mini pastries or crumpets with marmite, mustard and parsley butter will suffice.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

We fancied something sweet so ordered the Hot Buttermilk Pancakes which was beautifully presented with fresh strawberries, blackberries, Greek Yoghurt and lemon balm. I loved the little pour-over pot of warm strawberry sauce, which was the icing on the cake, or the sauce on the pancakes! The large cooked breakfasts cost £12.50-13.50, and egg dishes are £8.50-9.75.

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Juice and Smoothie

Drinks included juice concoctions and smoothies. Homeboy tried the Power-Up, which consisted of wheatgrass, pineapple, papaya and orange. I went for the Mixed Berry Smoothie which featured strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and banana. The tea selection includes the Ivy 1917 breakfast blend, which is worth trying. Coffee options include the Vanilla Shakerato, which is an espresso shaken with ice and served in a martini glass.

The Ivy Tower Bridge Interiors

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Restaurant Interior

If it’s a sunny day, try to bag yourself a table outside on the terrace because you get that fabulous view of Tower Bridge and the River Thames which is priceless. Inside the restaurant, you’ll notice that it’s a huge space spread over two levels with nearly 240 covers. The interiors are super glam, bright and bold in vibrant colours. The floor to ceiling glass windows maximises that breath-taking view.

The Ivy Tower Bridge Information

the ivy tower bridge outside

Restaurant Exterior

To find out more about the restaurant, go to The Ivy Tower Bridge Website. The restaurant address is One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2AA. The nearest tube station and the train station is London Bridge. Current opening times are listed on the website. It’s best to reserve a table online. The location is near Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and City Hall, so it’s perfect to book if you are sightseeing in the vicinity. It’s also great for a special occasion and entertaining business clients, especially if they are from outside London and you want to take them somewhere memorable! Enjoy.

Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London and The Ivy. Thanks: Chloe Peart. Disclosure: Our meal was free which is why this article has been labelled as an Advert.