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At the Tokenhouse you will find a variety of drinks and alongside British and Mediterranean meals. WiFi is also available at the Tokenhouse.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Tue 11:00-23:00
Wed 08:00-23:00
Thu-Fri 08:00-00:00
Sat-Sun closed

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Tokenhouse reviews

By D.

I was at the Tokenhouse last night. Great bar, bar and waiting staff friendly and efficient. Wine is not over priced - virtually the same prices as any other City bar. No complaints from me and look forward to returning.

By Sinead M.

Thank you 'Chef' reviewer (aka-Chris#) yes the team at the Tokenhouse remember you. Obviously you fail to mention you were asked to leave for you rude and anti-social behaviour. I wonder if your employers would be interested to know how you behave on your nights off We at Tokenhouse pride ourselves with providing a safe and friendly environment in the city for you to drink in! I can promise that if your intentions and behaviour are good (unlike our friend here) then you will receive nothing but great service. Our wine is top quality and starts at £16.50 a bottle (average for the city location) Please go onto our Facebook page to check out the great upcoming promotions we will be running! Yours friendly and truly The management team :)

By Chris H.

Style over substance springs to mind with this bar Overpriced wine and food and a management team so rude and obviously inexperienced not somewhere myself or colleagues will be going again

By William G.

The Tokenhouse has a contemporary feel, a modernist laid-back interior and a youngish buzz. Yet it’s operated by one of Britain’s most time-honoured brewers, Fuller’s of Chiswick. This business has thrived since 1655 by constantly adapting to changing times and the Tokenhouse proves how Fuller’s continues to meet present-day City tastes and inclinations.

The Venue
The Tokenhouse occupies the site of what was formerly Bluu Bar. Its grey stone façade is in the nineteenth-century neoclassical Beaux arts style that was particularly prevalent in the USA. It has Corinthian pilasters, pedimented windows and richly-moulded cornices. The interior is in marked contrast. The large ground floor is modernist and stripped wood provides the flooring. There’s a high ceiling that holds prominent metal rod lighting fittings and the walls are either bare or with mural decoration of past City scenes. To acknowledge the Moorgate location, there’s a small display of City artefacts, including old weighing scales and historic prints. The background music is discreet and there’s no distractions like TVs. The dark brown central bar area is curved and long to give easy access.

The spacious downstairs cellar bar has a cosier and more intimate feel with carpeted and tiled flooring. Lighting is more subdued down here and there are clusters of sofas and tables to enable groups to chat together easily.

The Atmosphere
In a relatively short space of time the Tokenhouse has attracted a high level of patronage - no easy achievement, given the intensity of much local competition. Lunchtimes tend to attract diners and evenings appeal more to younger groups for drinks and snacks.

The Food
Starters include steamed mussels, buffalo mozzarella with heritage tomatoes, and smoked chicken and pancetta terrine. Mains include sesame crusted salmon, rare-breed pork belly with a Calvados sauce, and langoustine risotto. A big seller is rib-eye steak which is deliciously tender. Among the desserts are strawberry parfait and French toast with berry compote. The lunch offering also has sandwiches and salads for those wanting a quick bite. Sharing platters, such as antipasti, are on the menu and, in the evenings, a range of £4 small plates (£11 for three) are much favoured. Pollock goujons, shellfish arancini and mini sausages are included.

The Drink
Real ale is of course supplied by Fuller’s. There are three handpumps with Chiswick Bitter, London Pride and ESB currently on offer. Lagers include Carlsberg, Heineken and the popular Peroni.

Wine is much favoured. Of the 46 selected, 16 can be bought by the glass. 11 champagnes feature a Vintage Krug for big wins or celebrations.

There’s also an emphasis on premium brands for spirits and liqueurs. Malt whiskies list Glenlivet and Laphroig; vodkas include Finlandia and Grey Goose; among the gins are Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire and Sipsmith from Hammersmith.

The Last Word
A business with roots in the seventeenth century, Fuller’s demonstrates in the Tokenhouse that it is in tune with present-day demands. The venue is inviting, agreeable and has a cheerfulness that can be often missing in the City.

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