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The Bolingbroke

$$ - $$$
Clapham / Battersea 
Bar, British, Pub
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Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
+44 20 7228 4040
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our for lunch with friends and intending to steer clear of Sunday roast (the old "it's never as good as what you'd cook yourself") we walked for miles avoiding all the usual gastro pubs and then realised we'd go hungry if we didn't decide on somewhere so stumbled into the bolingbroke. We were lucky to get a table at well... More 

Thank Emma P
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had amazing 7 hr beef cheeks and hake - dogs has lamb bones- everybody really enjoyed themselves- all credit to the excellent staff.

Thank Adam H
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We often walk to Northcote Road on a Saturday for a little light shopping, so this is our go-to lunch venue. Small but reliable menu, with often an interesting range of specials. Fish is always a good choice, more often than not cooked lightly and deftly with subtle flavours and interesting vegetables. Decent wine and beer choices. Worth making a... More 

Thank Annie P
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like another recent reviewer we experienced very rude, curt service here from a female member of staff. Last time we ever set foot in the place.

Thank thethunderer
London, United Kingdom
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891 reviews
715 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During January Three Cheers offers 50% off food for weekday lunches and some dinners across the half dozen or so puns they own mainly in SW London. That might have explained why, towards the end of the period, the front room was almost completely full this Friday lunchtime with a number of tables reserved. Also because the room at the... More 

Thank futtock21
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my friend for lunch. We hadn't booked and were greeted by the waiter who was relatively helpful. We sat in the bar area and said we would order food and to let us know when a table was free. The two female serving staff were rude, unhelpful and dismissive. We do apologise for disturbing their day! The food... More 

Thank Isobel B
Holly B, Guest Relations Manager at The Bolingbroke, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review of The Bolingbroke. I am very sorry to read that you received such poor service on your visit. This is most unusual as we often receive such excellent reviews about the service at The Bolingbroke. However, I have passed your comments onto the manager who will speak with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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475 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite. Vibrant place, staff are helpful. Menu is compact with a few specials. Had the carrot soup which was thick and tasty. My wife had the gravlax which was flavourful - she did add some red onion which gave it a bit more bite. This visit gave us a good taste and we'd want to... More 

Thank Brian L
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my family to celebrate an early Christmas dinner. In our section there was a waiter who was fantastic throughout the meal. A lovely warm welcome, really knowledgeable on the menu, looked genuinely happy to be there. And there was a waitress who was the complete opposite, not really that helpful and didn't seem interested to be there. I... More 

Thank Lojam66
Bolton, United Kingdom
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479 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch as a party of 14 prebooked. We had a reduced menu, which made ordering easier. Pub catered well for adults and young children. We had starters, mains and desert, plus lovely wine. Service was prompt and friendly. I cannot fault them. A memorable occasion.

Thank BrianML
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My friends and I love this place; it's child friendly, dog friendly, crowd friendly and the food is amazing. Our only problem is with the food portions. The tortelloni is divine, but you get a minuscule portion of 6 pieces. The chocolate gnocchi is also nice, but you only receive 5 tiny pieces. We always leave hungry, so in some... More 

Thank SandieB467

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighbourhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7228 4040
Showcasing the best British food and drink in relaxed and welcoming surroundings, The Bolingbroke is the perfect place to enjoy a chilled glass of wine after work, a hearty lunch with friends, weekend brunch or a romantic dinner underneath the stars in the striking conservatory. Named after Viscount Bolingbroke (1678-1751), an infamous local politician known for his hard drinking, innumerable affairs and wild escapades, this refined and renowned pub and dining room exudes elegance. The Bolingbroke's warm welcome extends to all the family with toys and games to keep the little ones happy, as well as their own children's menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?