The Cheshire Cheese is a pub tucked away behind Tower Hill station and one I’ve walked by many times. After hearing the Taste Card card offers 50% off food we decided to go one evening.
My friends were drawn to the chicken wings on the menu and with the taste card in hand, ordered 50 (yes 50) chicken wings for £5. (The picture above only captures 25 so there was plenty more to come!)
The chicken wings were what I expected; dry with a flavourless BBQ coating and similar to frozen chicken wings found at Iceland. The dip was a watered down version of hot sauce and tasted odd with the chicken. They’re cheap but I’d rather go back to Patty & Bun.
I, on the other hand ordered one of the most expensive item on the menu; the 8oz rump steak (£5.23). After tasting the chicken wings, I wasn’t expecting much for my main course and unfortunately I was right. The fries for a start weren’t crispy enough and tasted dry. The onion rings were crispier but bland and the biggest crime was the steak; chewy, overcooked and worst of all, dry. The smothered sauce was decent but leaned on being too tart. In this case, it wasn’t such a bad thing as it masked every else on the plate.
The Cheshire Cheese is a decently priced pub compared to most in London however the food isn’t worth what you pay for even with the 50% offer so it’s no wonder they can afford to charge so little. It’s a nice pub but that’s about it.
– The Cheshire Cheese, Tower Hill