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Venue says: "The Pantechnicon Rooms has been re-named The Alfred Tennyson! For more info visit our website: thealfredtennyson.co.uk"
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The Alfred Tennyson was, until August 2015, called The Pantechnicon Rooms. The review below refers to the venue under this name. Time Out food and drink editors.

This grand old spot was once a repository for works of art, stored in a high-ceilinged space behind Doric columns. Faithfully restored, it’s now flooded with natural light and lined with oak tables and leather chairs – a place for art dealers in smart, stripy shirts to entertain and network over braised pork belly or saddle of Devon lamb.

There’s also an upstairs dining room with a slightly more contemporary feel. The ground-floor area is bookended by a bar, where Adnams is the standout beer.

A 15-strong cocktail list includes a Moscow Mule with Belvedere vodka, while the wine list covers most bases, beginning with a Hungarian pinot grigio and a Languedoc merlot.

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The Alfred Tennyson says
Set over four floors, our pub offers beautifully designed and comfortable spaces with a classic modern British menu.

The relaxed ground floor bar is the place to be for a quick lunch or supper with friends and family. On the weekends, our brunch menu runs from 9am-4pm alongside classic roasts available all day Sunday. Fine ales, premium wines and house created cocktails all form part of our drinks offering.

Impeccably decorated, the first floor dining room provides an intimate setting for business or pleasure, with open fires and large sash windows overlooking Motcomb Street. To make a first floor dining reservation, please call 020 7730 6074.

The Dining Room, The Boardroom and The Loft Bar all provide an array of options for hosting a private dinner or corporate celebration. Please get in touch with our events team, who will endeavour to make any event you are planning a great success. Contact Marine on 020 7034 5422 or marine@cubitthouse.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you.
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Venue name: The Alfred Tennyson
Address: 10 Motcomb Street
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon-Fri; 9am-11pm Sat, Sun. Food served noon-9.30pm Mon-Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge tube

Average User Rating

4.3 / 5

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Shahina Ali

Really lovely gastropub, on a quaint and expensive street in Belgravia. Food is reasonably priced for the quality, absolutely delicious! Would highly recommend the scallops as a starter and the salt marsh lamb rack. The cocktails were really nice too, especially the Knightsbridge Garden. The staff were also very friendly and attentive. Great place for entertaining clients or for a nicer place to dine!

Lucy A

Had a lovely brunch here. My local is their sister pub The Orange which is good too. I would love to go back and try their Sunday Roast with my husband soon! 


Great food, great location! Came here for lunch one Saturday with my partner. Had a great bottle of wine and two main courses. The food was great - the menu was extremely appealing. I had the steak, done as asked to medium rare and ordered chips and spinach on the side which were gorgeous! The whole place has a nice feel to it but it was packed and so the atmosphere could have been better - literally had to squeeze past tables and people to get in / out / head to the ladies! The bathrooms were nice although dark! I'd definitely come back though!! YUM!


Belgravia – home to a handful of upmarket eateries, Amaya, Ottolenghi, Amadeus (Gordon Ramsey) are some of the names that spring to mind. The Pantechnicon is within close vicinity to these and simply has no other option but to perform. The Pantechnicon is part of the family that brings you The Orange and the Thomas Cubbitt, a strong family pedigree. I am lucky enough to get to visit the Pantechnicon fairly regular (well definitely more so than other restaurants) for work lunches and one of its biggest strengths is that every time I visit they seem to have changed the menu. Now it isn’t as if the previous menu was particular poor or needed improvement but it seems to me that the place is run by a kid who has an extremely short attention span and has to jump to a new challenge to keep staving off the competition. On one occasion after reaching the pudding of a three course lunch with a friend he was so impressed by his Earl Grey crème brulee that he insisted that I ordered one so that I would not miss out the next time I came. For the reasons already stated I cannot offer you a typical review of my meal because by the time you read this the menu will be redundant. However, whenever I go the food is always brilliant, one of the least pretentious restaurants that I love and it has a great atmosphere at lunch aka. be sure to book a table or arrive early. Although The Pantechnicon is fashioned as a pub downstairs there is a seating are upstairs and both areas are comfortable and fill up quickly. Service is with a smile, no complaints, and the pricing is very reasonable for the area. It isn’t far from High St. Ken., so if you are in the area then this place is worth a visit in my opinion.