Posted on: 28th March 2018 Back to news

Mark Sargeant to launch new London restaurant and deli, Sargeant’s Mess, at Tower of London

This May, renowned chef Mark Sargeant is bringing modern
British dining to the iconic Tower of London with the launch
of Sargeant’s Mess, an all-day restaurant, bar and deli,
created in collaboration with independent hospitality group,
CH&Co, and Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity
that cares for the Tower of London.
Set within the Tower of London environs, on the banks of the
Thames and framed by Tower Bridge, Sargeant’s Mess will
pay homage to the heritage of this historic location with a
menu of modern British seasonal dishes for which Sargeant
has become known. The all-day restaurant menu, created by
Mark with head chef Simon Oakley – who has worked with
Mark for over five years – will focus on British classics with
their signature twists.
In the restaurant, breakfasts will feature ‘Smoked haddock kedgeree cake with poached egg’ and
‘Toasted waffles with bacon & syrup’. Lunch and dinner menus will include ‘Atlantic cod with
dripping chips, mushy peas & tartare sauce’ and ‘Roast red onion and Gruyére tart with celery &
apple salad & walnut pesto’. There will be a rotating selection of daily specials, including ‘Pressed
shoulder of lamb, minted potatoes & mushy peas’ and ‘Crispy Gressingham duck leg with broccoli &
mash’. The adjoining cafe-deli will focus on grab-and-go options, including fresh soups, vegan salads
and filling sandwiches, served in biodegradable packaging.
The 85-cover restaurant will have a relaxed, modern look with restaurant seating and counter dining
in the bar area. The adjoining cafe-deli will focus on takeaway options, with an additional 10 covers
for quick lunches and coffee breaks. Launching in time for summer, the restaurant will also have
terrace seating offering an additional 40 covers, overlooking the river and the Tower.
An accessible, affordable wine list, premium beers and seasonal cocktails have been chosen by Mark
to complement the food offering, whilst a terrace bar will serve prosecco on tap, frozen cocktails and
beer slushies during the warmer months.
The joint venture between Mark Sargeant, CH&Co and Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is a result of
CH&Co’s recent retention of its catering contract with HRP and its commitment to provide fresh,
innovative food, beverage and service experiences for the millions of visitors to the world-famous
attractions the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace, and to those living
and working within each locality.
CH&Co and HRP are delighted with this new partnership/addition, which is part of a significant
investment in the catering facilities that will help realise ambitious growth plans and respond to
consumer demand.

Mark Sargeant will open Sargeant’s Mess at the Tower of London this May.


Sargeant’s Mess, Tower of London, The Wharf, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB