Watch House Tower Bridge Review: Homeboy and I checked out the breakfast and brunch menus at the Watch House Tower Bridge recently. Having relocated from premises a few doors down, we were impressed with this larger space. It’s the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch while you catch up with colleagues or friends. If you’re looking for the best cafes near Tower Bridge or brunch in Shad Thames, you’ll love Watch House.
“Sip the perfect cup of coffee while you tuck into a delicious brunch in this historic property located on the cobbled streets of Shad Thames,” Homegirl London
Watch House Tower Bridge Breakfast and Brunch Menus
The breakfast and brunch menus are excellent. They include lots of lovely dishes so you’ll have to go back and try the ones you couldn’t on your first visit. Breakfast is available every day until 11.30 am. If you’re feeling virtuous, you can try the Breakfast Bowl brimming with seasonal fruits, a choice of Greek or coconut yoghurt and a sprig of mint. The Oat Milk Porridge has caramelised bananas, granola and maple syrup. A healthier option is the Seasonal Overnight Oats with chia, banana and walnut.
We didn’t order any of the above because we wanted the Veg Breakfast. It’s a sizable helping of sweet potato rosti, smashed avocado, portobello mushroom, roasted tomato and poached eggs. The ingredients rest on top of sourdough toast with a pot of house relish on the side. Wow, what a lovely breakfast this is, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Meat eaters will be happy to hear that The Full House includes smoked bacon and Cumberland sausage along with most of the other items included in the veggie option.
Very Good Vegetarian Breakfast
You can also choose from the brunch menu, which is available up until 3 pm during the week and 4 pm at the weekend. Egg dishes include Poached Eggs on Toast, Salmon with Eggs and Avocado or Eggs Benedict with slow-cooked pulled ham. Larger dishes also featuring eggs include the Sweetcorn Fritters and Shakshuka. We tried both of these and were impressed. I particularly enjoyed the Sweetcorn Fritters; they had a great taste and the perfect consistency. The plate also included smashed avocado, roasted tomato, poached egg and house relish.
Another dish I thoroughly enjoyed was the Banana Buckwheat Pancakes. The portion size was generous, and you could pour as much maple syrup on as you wanted from the pot provided. The fresh berries paired with coconut yoghurt and toasted coconut shavings made this dish a healthy tasting sweet treat. It was a pity I had to share this with Homeboy; perhaps I’ll go back by myself and order it again!
Porridge and fruit bowls cost £4-5, the veg and meat breakfast is £13, sweetcorn fritters £9 and the pancakes are £10. You really should try an expertly made Ozone Coffee while you are there. An espresso is £2.40, and a latte is £3, other speciality coffees are available. You will see plenty of delicious cakes along with pastries and bowls of salads plus sandwiches and wraps at the counter which you can order for lunch.
Watch House Tower Bridge Interiors
Cakes, Salads and Sandwiches at the Counter
This branch of Watch House is on a cobbled street in the atmospheric area of Shad Thames. The historic building was a former spice warehouse. On entry, there is a large square counter bar area where you can order take-out. If you are not ordering your coffee and food to go, you can sit down in a booth, at a communal table or one of the counter stools. The interiors are stripped back with natural plaster walls. The decoration is mainly in the form of industrial style lighting and giant structural columns. It’s a stylish place to hang out while you catch up with a friend or talk shop with your work colleagues.
Watch House Tower Bridge Information
To find out more, go to Watch House Website. The address is the Cardamom Building, 37 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YR. It is a couple of minute’s walk from Tower Bridge, walk under the bridge, and you will find the cobbled streets of Shad Thames. The nearest stations are London Bridge, Tower Hill or Bermondsey. Current opening times listed on Google are Monday to Friday 7 am until 6 pm, and 8 am until 6 pm at the weekend. The business does not accept cash so take your debit or credit card with you. If you want to explore the area, further read my Ten Things To Do Near Tower Bridge. Enjoy your breakfast, brunch and speciality coffee!
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.