Newman Street Tavern

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There’s a lot going on beind the scenes at this handsome but unassuming corner site. From bread-making to meat aging, staff are very hands-on, and properly interested in provenance and seasonality. A tempting menu runs from bar snacks (cobnut saucisson, cornichons and onions) and seafood (oysters, brown crab on toast) to hefty mains such as grilled Galloway rib with horseradish. Fish and chips is a menu constant, though the fish regularly changes (pouting on our visit).

Execution can falter: a starter of cured char with new potatoes and dill sounded alluring but could have done with more of the herb, while a main of grilled abalone tuna was a fine piece of fish clumsily cooked (frazzled at the edge, almost raw at the middle). Spit-roast Middle White pork with creamy ‘beer onions’ was better – tasty and with good crackling, and we wolfed down a delicate elderflower jelly with strawberry sauce.

An interesting selection of drinks includes cocktails (the Spritzrovia features rhubarb purée, Aperol and prosecco), sherries by the glass and Crate Brewery bitter on draught alongside a well-organised wine list. Staff are charming and on-the-ball. All in all, an ideal local (they even offer brunch at the weekend), surprisingly located in W1.


Venue name: Newman Street Tavern
Address: 48 Newman Street
Opening hours: Open 7.30am-11pm Mon-Fri; 10am-11pm Sat; 10am-4.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Goodge Street
Price: Main courses £12-£23
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Average User Rating

3.6 / 5

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Laura H

Food was as good as the service, thoroughly enjoyed it. The Christmas menu is worth a look in...didnt have it, but the people around us were nad it looked great. Would definitely go back 

Maggie W
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We went here as a large group during Oyster week and it was better than expected. I always thought from the outside that it was a stinky old pub but it's actually really nice on the inside. The food was good, the wine was good value and the service was lovely. I would consider going back for another pub meal!

Nigel C

Food was decent (although some parts were rather cold) but it didn't blow me away. The service was a bit slow for a lunch which resulted in things like the wine we ordered to go with the main meal arriving at the table after we'd finished eating.

Simon s

Clearly gone downhill since all these reviews. Place look great but looks are deceiving. Two members of staff were particularly unwelcoming and made us feel like an inconvenience. Everything was too much trouble. We were also overcharged. We will not be returning


What a wonderful new-found treasure. It won't be long before we return to the recently opened Tavern. Everything from the decoration to the friendly and helpful service and the brilliant food from a very talented young chef was spot on. For lunch we enjoyed oysters, charcuterie salad, ray wing and grey mullet - all very thoughtfully prepared and served. Can't wait to try other toothsome delights from the superb menu.


I had a diffent experience to the previous reviews. Had a lovely meal there last week, good service and delicious food (oysters followed by the fish and chips) and loved the decor. I would go back.

olly s

I fail to see such negativity.. this adventurous and beautiful place has just opened it's doors to a swarming public.. perfect yet, maybe not.. my experience was not perfect but was so keen to see such amazing food and wines on offer.. my oysters followed by hare with fennel were amazing.. I look forward to this place going from strength to strength..

jonathan H

marvellous new restaurant in elegant Edwardian corner site arranged over two floors.Hearty modern British cooking with innovative seasonal combinations.Charming,knowledgeable staff .Carefully chosen,imaginatively displayed wine list.The roast suckling pig spit roasted over a wood fire and slow roasted lamb with roasted beetroots were a delight.The Dorset crab starter was a huge helping of outstanding shellfish.Book a table before it becomes too popular!!