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The Trafalgar Tavern

Greenwich European, British £££ +100
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About The Trafalgar Tavern

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 21:00
The Trafalgar Tavern, 1 Park Row, SE10 9NW London

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

429 Reviews

4.6 /6 Excellent 429 Reviews
Service: friendly
Food: delicious
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: short
Quality/Price: reasonable
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1 review so far 6
10.10.2017 11:28

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.

63 reviews so far 6
10.10.2017 10:00

What a great evening fantastic food and outstanding service thank you

2 reviews so far 6
03.10.2017 13:49

Went on evening on Friday as couple, very scenic location, polite bar staff where I was served prompty when seen. Accomodated my request to use voucher on the night. Would go again without hesitation.

1 review so far 6
29.09.2017 11:08

Food was excellent and the staff were attentive and friendly. We were seated at a table by the window with great river views. The restaurant was very busy so my advice would be to book in advance if going on Sunday.

2 reviews so far 5
03.04.2016 09:40

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.

3 reviews so far 4
11.08.2016 23:55

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.

1 review so far 6
08.03.2017 10:14

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 :) !

1 review so far 5
23.04.2017 09:07

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.

2 reviews so far 6
31.03.2017 13:31

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.

2 reviews so far 6
02.03.2017 13:01

In the historic setting on the river Thames the Trafalgar pub and resturant has been an old favourite of the family to get together. It is friendly and the interior is slightly faded glory which is perfect for such an old building . The staff are welcoming and the service is speedy and attentive without being overbearing . Sunday lunch is perfect and done in great british style . It's a full plate and every mouthful is tasty. You will feel warm and cosy and well fed. Where ever you sit the wonderful paintings and prints of sailing ships and seascapes will remind you of the history that this place has seen .

1 review so far 3
14.12.2014 22:11

I went to the Trafalgar tavern on Sunday the 14th of December 2014. I booked a week before, a table for five people and asked to be seated in a nice spot, nearby the windows on the river. We went there for a Xmas lunch and we picked a three courses menu. The table was okay, maybe a bit small for five people, it was located nearby the doors of the busy kitchen but the view from it was nice. The food was average and when we asked for some bread, we only got three small slices (to be divided between five adults), when we asked for more bread we got an extra fourth slice and when we asked for some more bread a third time we got a fifth slice. The bread issue was a very unfortunate one and really marked negatively the overall service. The puddings were pretty bad: over cooked chocolate suffle and I got only half Xmas pudding, the other half was probably lost during plating of the dish. Some of the wines on the list were not available and the toilets were not clean! The booking system was, on the other end, pretty efficient. The place has a great architecture and a great charme, but the management needs improvement because as it is, it is not good enough.

1 review so far 5
04.01.2016 05:59

Called in Saturday night ,despite there been a wedding on the service was quick and attentive. My Lady had the whitebait which was a huge portion Main course for me was the Chicken and Mushroom Pie a piping hot big feast of chicken cooked in an enamel pie dish and a light pastry lid.The hand cut chips were cooked to perfection with a side dish of sugar snap peas,broccholi and carrot all cooked al dente. A good selection of Ales and wines. We tried a pudding of Chocolate brownie and Honeycombe icecream between us but could not quite finish it !!! In my experiance food down The Big Smoke is hit and miss ,this is a HIT... right on the river and tastefully done out to boot

1 review so far 6
13.08.2015 23:28

We were a party of four and had the seabass, rack of lamb, sausage and mash and pork belly. All the dishes were very good. We also had deep fried whitebait for starters and they were super fresh and tasty, and not at all oily. Service was very quick, warm and friendly. The maitre d, Aldo, went out of his way to find us a table by the window for us to enjoy the view of the Thames at night. The room is very pleasant, with high ceiling, charming pictures on the wall and lovely soft colours. I highly recommend this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
19.06.2017 10:30

The Trafalgar Tavern is a very good place to eat, We have had good meals for a long time in this restaurant. Food and service is very good also to watch the sun go down over London on a super Friday night is one of the pole positions in London.

1 review so far 5
07.03.2015 22:36

We had lunch on a Saturday, we booked beforehand. We arrived to an empty room and we were shown to a table towards the back. We asked to change to a table in the window overlooking the river but we were told it was booked for the same time as we were. The table remained empty for our entire stay which was over an hour and a half. I understand that if the table had been requested specifically they should not release it but it was certainly not booked for the time we were there. Having said that the food was good and the service excellent. It is a lovely place to eat although the wine list is slightly expensive.

1 review so far 5
08.02.2016 10:00

I was already a fan of this riverside pub in Greenwich and my visit didn't disappoint the food was great and the service was lovely. My only comment was with the booking system. I originally called to book a table in the restaurant for 2 at around 3pm and was told that they didn't have anything available that afternoon but I could come and sit in the bar area. I then went online and realised I could book via the website and thought I would try my luck. Somehow I was able to book online at the same time with no problems...Maybe I will just book through the website in future. Overall it was a really nice lunch.

2 reviews so far 6
30.12.2014 18:16

Excellent warm & cosy on a cold day . Menu was extensive & reasonably prices . Chose unusual bread starter - delicious !! & the traditional Whitebait was splendid . Claire was a most efficient & pleasant waitress but was overworked as she only had 1 colleague to look after the busy restaurant & the saloon bar which was packed . We hope they both enjoy much more than the minimum wage ; they certainly deserve for such outstanding service . All in all a most enjoyable lunch - highly recommended Gordon & Judith H

2 reviews so far 5
25.02.2016 08:24

There's something splendid about standing in those great rooms so full of history and yesterday was full of brilliant sunshine so our view over the river was bordering on spectacular. The staff were, as ever, excellent (and tolerant). The whitebait was, as ever, delicious (but I keep forgetting how much of it is served!) The mains were average, but not bad. The wine list is rather limited and could do with some expansion in our view, but the quality of the wines we chose (a 2015 Chilean Sauvignon Blanc and a Malbec, from I can't remember where) was good. It's one of our favourite places to take friends, so we'll be back again.

1 review so far 5
16.01.2017 07:36

Excellent location overlooking the Thames. If you order by 11.45am you can have the brunch menu, which is good value and there are more vegetarian options. You place your order and pay at the bar. The only vegetarian option on the Sunday lunch menu is roasted vegetable and mushroom wellington. Not all vegetarians like mushrooms. We all went for the full English and I had the vegetarian option. Some of the items on the plate were cold when it arrived whilst others were piping hot, otherwise the food was fine. Large portion sizes. It's a popular place for brunch so there is a little wait for the food.

1 review so far 3
27.12.2016 09:55

Very attractive pub with festive decorations everywhere but the afternoon tea was very poor quality. We were served sandwiches in 3s between 2 of us and 3 macaroons so we had to break things in half. The cake slices were really uneven and as they had run out of cream for the scones they served us philadelphia cream cheese and jam without saying a word. It was only after we had spread the cheese that we realised it. If you run out of something you should apologise and tell the customer not hope they won't notice! My son who doesn't like cake also had to wait over half an hour for a soft drink and an hour for a burger! It was really empty in there so it can't be because they were rushed off their feet! Overall worst afternoon tea I've had in a while. We did ask for manageress in the end and she gave us complimentary prosesseco and didn't charge for the burger, but they do need to sort their kitchen out!