Treating you to exceptional elegance, The Trafalgar Tavern is a standout among sophisticated public houses in London. With a history reaching back hundreds of years, The Trafalgar Tavern on Park Row stands in the Greenwich Maritime World Heritage Site and is an essential landmark, having hosted guests like William Gladstone and Charles Dickens. Have your next special occasion at the Trafalgar Tavern overlooking River Thames – there’s simply no other place that manages to combine history, elegance and a great selection of dishes in any comparable way.
With a history to put every other pub to shame, The Trafalgar Tavern stands in the Greenwich
Maritime World Heritage Site and easily remains one of London’s most essential public houses.
Having forever represented Britain’s naval might and cultural standing, The Trafalgar Tavern looks
back on a long history of famous customers like Charles Dickens and William Gladstone. This is Old
London, and the Tavern on Park Row succeeds in representing the days of yore with highlighting its
history as well as giving you a wonderful selection of ales, beers and exquisite food.
The owners have a lot of respect for the history of the house and are proud to invite you to spend time in one-of-a-kind rooms overseeing the River Thames. The beautifully decorated rooms are simply wonderful. Of course you may inquire anytime for private hire and treat your friends, colleagues and family to a truly extraordinary location. The Trafalgar Tavern on Park Row is simply marvellous for weddings, offering gorgeous views of London as well as truly exceptional elegance.
A restaurant I like and frequent fairly often but I have never thought about it in detail before and have never been asked to complete one of these things. I had lunch today with a friend who had never been before. It is therefore best to reflect her reactions. The ambience on a sunny spring day with the Thames practically in touching reach outside the window, the period feel, the history, the decor all very impressive - 6; the service wasn't rushed but was attentive and correct - 6; we had to have the whitebait - I always do - but so did she and it scores a 6; the main course was well cooked and very tasty but perhaps could have been better presented - 5. I didn't pay but the price was good value in my view. RS
The place was buzzing. Staff were attentive and helpful. The food was excellent. Our party of four all had a great time and the location, overlooking the Thames is wonderful. It was so difficult not to automatically choose the whitebait but I opted for trout salad - delicious. One of the party is ‘gluten free’ which proved no problem at all. The remaining two had the Sunday Roast - wow, what a good amount of food! And puddings - could have eaten them all. Love that the place smells kind of wood-smokey - owing to the fire. Will definitely return.
We really enjoyed our stay. The food was excellent, service impeccable and the booking request of having a table river side fully accomplished. It has been a top experience!
Fantastic as usual. To come back again and again. Amazing views. Great service.
Always a pleasure to relax and eat at the Trafalgar Tavern. Lovely to get a table by the window as requested, watching the river life go by and settling into the so comfy tub chairs around our table. The choice of traditional english fare with imaginative twists (samphire in the creamy delicious sauce that came with my steamed mussels, perfectly cooked scallops with salty bursts of bacon). Fish and Chips declared 'best ever tasted' the batter is sublime encasing succulent fish. Beef cooked exactly as asked with delicious, rich jus sauce. I could go on but you'll find out yourself with you eat there. The Trafalgar inspired interiors are intriguing, with subtle details and wall to wall historic paintings, drawings, etchings. Authentic totally unspoilt and a delight to be in. Mature D attentive to exactly the right degree, no irritating hovering to be found and other staff equally great. Good when you have any visitors staying as a real proper London river treat and anytime you want to have a relaxing, enjoyable meal.
The menu offers relatively limited choices but there is a good mix of options. We all started with whitebait (always enough for two) and it's some of the best, cooked with just a light coating of flour so the fish is not overwhelmed. Three of us had fish and chips, one had the risotto, one the special steak and ale pie (puff pastry, alas for me who is a short crust fan, but our guest loved it) and my husband had the steak. Everyone commented on how good it all was. The wine list is adequate and we chose a bottle of surprisingly good South African Chenin Blanc for the fish and a glass or two of Malbec for the meat-eaters' second course. The service was very good as usual, friendly, helpful and efficient, but I would have been even happier had they somehow managed not to bring the second course while we were still finishing the first, and not to begin clearing the second course while one person was still eating. We go here two or three times a year - whenever we take visitors to Greenwich and sometimes even on our own - and will keep doing so.
the setting was lovely - a table by the window, looking over the Thames. Walls well decorated with 19 century prints. Good wooden floor, tables not placed too closely together. All made for a great group meal. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was fine, but not great. For example, the rack of lamb was delicious, the Mediterranean vegetables that accompanied it were too oily. This dish came with the lamb and slices of red and yellow capsicum, courgettes and some eggplant - no potato. The announced mint drizzle was there, but so slight, hardly noticeable. The steak dish was a complete winner, with baby roasted vine tomatoes, chips, good sauce, large mushroom. The fish and chicken dishes were fine without being notable. Sticky date pudding was ordered by 3 guests. It was enjoyable because of the topping and cream - but the actual pudding was dry. The restaurant section of this pub was empty except for our group. At 1 pm on a Thursday. This was a first visit, so no major conclusions can be drawn. We enjoyed the experience, it was a pleasant venue....but maybe to compete with so many good food options, there needs to be closer attention to excellence of each dish - or a menu that represents only what the chef can do with excellence e.g. The steak meal.
Had a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Trafalgar Tavern. We were a party of 10 and the Trafalgar handled seamlessly a last minute increase in numbers & our slightly late arrival, despite being extremely busy. We were given a lovely table looking out onto the river and enjoyed a very relaxed meal - food was good, portion sizes were very good and service was excellent. We never felt hurried and there was a perfect amount of time between courses. Special thanks to our lovely waiter who was very patient with the slightly chaotic food/drink ordering you get with a large group & amused when we thought he was Australian (he was from Greenwich!)! The Trafalgar itself has elegant decor, is spacious (but cosy with the log fire) & has a very friendly atmosphere - we will definitely be back :) !
The service was good but not great. One guy did not understand me when I asked where the restaurant was! We were brought water and a menu straight away and the timing of the food was excellent. The food itself was wonderful. Mussels in white wine and cream sauce cooked to perfection. The Pearl barley risotto was creamy and light with a little bite left in the barley. Sides of onion rings and house salad with a mustard seed dressing were also excellent. The onion rings were extremely crunchy (which I love) and the house salad was enough for both of us. Pudding of crème brûlée and a chocolate fondant with ice cream were both warm enough to eat straight away and we're both excellent. Overall I had a great time and throughly enjoyed myself. We were sat near the window so had a beautiful view of the Thames at sunset too.
Visited restaurant on Saturday 25.03.2017, very busy but nice restaurant. Even though it was busy in the pub part, the dinning area was spacious. The service was good, food was fantastic and the portions are very big. Our group only had Main and Dessert and we struggled to eat our main dishes due to the size of the portions. Most of us had the fish which was fantastic and one had pie which was also thoroughly enjoyed. Was quite pricey but based on location and food, I would expect this. Would highly recommend to others. I would recommend booking as it was quite busy when we arrived and as we had booked, we did not have to wait.