Bodean's BBQ - Tower Hill

16 Byward Street, London EC3R 5BA

$25 - $50

Whether the market’s a bear or a bull, City investors looking for the biggest and best return for their dining portfolio head for the sign of the golden pig, located in the loveliest corner of the Square Mile facing the Tower of London on the Thames.

And after ogling the Crown Jewels and stalking the ancient battlements, visitors to the Tower can look forward to a warm welcome to relax and refuel without fretting about the budget whether grabbing our top-rated barbecue on the fly as you walk through the door or taking your time downstairs in our sumptuous club setting where button-back Broadway hits the trail.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 16 Byward Street, London EC3R 5BA
  • Cross Street: Trinity Square
  • Cuisine: American | Bar-B-Q |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0207 488 3883
  • Features: Full Bar, Catering Services, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Business Dining, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00  
Tuesday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00  
Wednesday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00  
Thursday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00  
Friday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00  
Saturday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 23:00  
Sunday
Main Restaurant 12:00 - 22:30  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
We accept bookings online through TableAgent or on our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or via email to [email protected] On completion of your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of making your booking, please contact the restaurant directly so we can make sure that your booking is in our system.
We recommend making a booking if you would like a guaranteed table. We will only be accepting bookings online or via email. We keep walk-in tables open and depending on the demand, there might be a waiting time on tables. Currently, we only accept bookings of up to 6 people; if you book several tables, we cannot guarantee that you will be seated next to each other.
Please arrive wearing a face covering. Once you have been seated at your table, feel free to take it off for the duration of your visit. You will only need to put it on again when leaving the venue or visiting the bathroom.
If you need to cancel a booking, please do so via Table Agent, email or a phone call with as much notice as possible. No shows may result in you not being able to book again in the future.
All reservations must be cancelled at least 2 hours prior to your booking, either via your online account, phone call (0207 488 3883) or email ([email protected]). Cancellations less than 2 hours in advance or No Shows may result in a £10 per person No-Show-Fee.
For tables larger than 6 people and All day Friday and Saturday we require a credit card to guarantee your seats. Cancellations less than 2 hours in advance or No Shows may result in a £10 per person No-Show-Fee.
All tables later than 15 minutes will be considered cancelled, and the table will be given to other guests if we have not received a phone call before your booking time. However, we will try our utmost to find an alternative table for you.
Parking is very limited around Tower Hill. The nearest Car Park is Minories Car Park which is a 10-minute walk from the restaurant.
Tower Hill station is the closest tube station, Fenchurch Street station the closest railway station and Tower Gateway the closest DLR station.
We are a family orientated restaurant and welcome children of all ages. Children under 12 years have the option to eat off the kid’s menu (3-course meal with a drink for £4.95). We can supply high chairs, just inform us when you arrive or when making a booking online.
Unfortunately, we are unable to heat baby food or milk bottles. Your safety is our priority, and we wouldn’t want to harm you or your child in any way as we cannot guarantee the right temperature. However, if you require, we can bring you a bowl of hot water to your table so that you can heat your baby food or milk bottle yourself.
All our restaurants have options for vegetarian, vegan and other dietary requirements. Our Front of House team is fully trained and equipped with information regarding different dietary requirements.
Please inform us of any dietary requests when making your reservation. We always try our best to accommodate special requests and can provide allergen information upon request.
If you are celebrating a birthday or any other occasion, please let us know when making your reservation or inform your server upon arrival - we will always try to make your special occasions memorable (dessert with a candle and birthday song or a glass of sparkling for the celebrant).
If you wish to bring your own cake, please give us a ring and let the restaurant manager know. No beverages, except those supplied by Bodean’s, are permitted to be consumed on the premises.
Unfortunately, our foods are not halal certified.
All our restaurants offer Takeaway services - easily place your order on our website (www.bodeansbbq.com) or call the branch and place your order with one of our staff members. For deliveries, please head over to UberEats, place your order and wait for your order to arrive.
We’re sorry to hear that. Please let us know if something wasn’t quite up to our standards, and we will do our best to sort it out. In the first instance, you should speak to the restaurant manager. If you feel you haven’t been heard, please contact us via email ([email protected]).

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2021
Harry F.
Great food and service will definitely be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Mark O.
Excellent food and service it was a proper feed

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Stuart B.
Great restaurant good atmosphere friendly staff and amazing food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 12, 2021
Caroline B.
We love this restaurant. The platters are full of variety and enormous. Best short rub ever!!! If you love your meat then this is the place for you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2021
Paul D.
Brilliant food and service. Give them a try you wont be disappointed..

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2021
Heather J.
I wanted to highlight our server, who was excellent. The food was good too. The ambiance was affected by some England football fans but that was not surprising on match day!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2021
Mia M.
Amazing food, great environment and the staff couldn’t have been nicer

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2021
Paola A.
Great experience! We are regulars at Bodean’s and love it every time. A special mention for our waitress Renata: she was kind and attentive delivering a very good service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
Claire C.
Amazing always waiter excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 18, 2021
Francis Y.
So good to be back, ribs were amazing as usual, everything top marks from me, only niggle is that the Largarita isn't on the menu anymore, such a shame, best cocktail, would be great to bring that back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 07, 2021
Jodie S.
Brilliant!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2021
John A.
Yet again another great meal out at Bodean’s BBQ, the food is always top notch the customer service is great. As always will return and the kids love the food as well walk in roll out

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 30, 2021
Graham M.
The team looked after us superbly, had a really enjoyable evening.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 17, 2021
Paul K.
Great food, Good Service would definitely recommend

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2021
Dawn C.
Great staff, service and food!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 01, 2021
Kirsty C.
I was asked the reason for the booking and noted it was our belated anniversary getaway weekend. Not that I wanted a sing and dance but this was not even acknowledged so why ask? Food was great and the champions league game was on so atmosphere was good

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 28, 2021
Andy S.
All great as usual, cheers

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 21, 2021
chris w.
Thoroughly enjoyed the experience - the food and the service was great.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 13, 2021
Nigel D.
Everything was a little better than Ok. Sadly my memory was that it was exceptional when I went some years ago. Not disappointing just not outstanding.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 24, 2021
Eva V.
This was my first visit to Bodeans after it being recommended by a friend. I certainly wasn’t disappointed and the food was delicious. Even better that the do emergency services discount. Will definitely go again and recommend it to anyone.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2021
Bruce J.
The Jacob’s Ladder ribs which I have loved in the past we’re a bit dry this tough unlike some I’ve had at the restaurant before. I didn’t get that marinated in sauce taste and texture or shall I say that the sauce didn’t marry well with the meat and your bbq sauce in general could be better! I’m a lover of BBQ and when I go out to eat it I don’t want to think I could have done better at home because I shouldn’t be able to. I come to you guys for an eating experience especially as an American from the south living over here for many years. I want home when I bite into your ribs!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 16, 2021
Mark P.
Friendly and very speedy staff meant we didn’t wait long for a food or drinks at any stage of the evening. BBQ was terrific as always, although our fries were a little stale. Probably from a batch cooked earlier, but not a big deal. Looking forward to our next visit !

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 06, 2021
Justina E.
Food and service was excellent. Was a little annoyed that service charge was added without permission. We were happy to leave a tip anyway but not keen on it being taken with no prior knowledge.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2021
Nicola T.
I've been to Bodeans quite a few times (to all Central London branches) but I've never had food like that served on Saturday 26 June; thought perhaps they had a new chef that day as the ribs were dry (and this is no fault of the chef, but Burnt Ends were very fatty)! Was looking forward to getting back to Bodeans as food is normally delicious, but that has put me off and I don't think I will be visiting again :(