Review on Sargeant's Mess
Enjoying plum position at the iconic Tower of London with fantastic views of Tower Bridge and the River Thames, Sargeant's Mess is the latest restaurant to join acclaimed chef and restaurateur Mark Sargeant's stable of restaurants. Opened in May 2018 the venue is a collaboration between Sargeant, CH&Co and Historic Royal Palaces. Large glass windows flood the modern dining room with light and there's also an adjoining cafe-deli with takeaway options, as well as 10 covers for quick meals and drinks. In warm weather you can enjoy the al fresco pleasures of dining on their terrace while taking in the stupendous views.
Sargeant and his head chef Simon Oakley present a modern British menu of carefully crafted dishes, kicking off with breakfast and working its way through lunches, afternoon tea and leisurely dinners, as well as a bottomless brunch on Saturdays. The crowd-pleasing options include starters like pressed smoked chicken and herbs, cornichon, garlic mayonnaise, toast or a small plate of smoked salmon pâté and soldiers. When it comes to main courses you might see lamb curry served with rice pilaf and paratha or from the sea Atlantic cod, dripping chips, mushy peas and tartare. Desserts are in the traditional mould, witness treacle tart and ice cream or a raspberry jam Bakewell tart with clotted cream.
The wine list keeps its prices in check and there's also craft beers, ciders and during summer months the terrace bar serves prosecco on tap, frozen cocktails and beer slushies.
Mark Sargeant and Simon Oakley
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 9.00am through
Dinner: 9.00pm (5.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express