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Rick's Restaurant

122 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NH, England
+44 (0)20 8767 5219
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Ranked #7,512 of 18,149 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $32
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, English, Spanish
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Rick's Restaurant is Tooting's first and only Modern British and Modern European restaurant. Owned by Rick Gibbs, former Head Chef at the Chelsea Arts Club, this cosy and intimate dining establishment, previously known as Rick's Cafe, prides itself with the Tooting Community Good Neighbour Award and the Taste of Tooting Best Restaurant Award. With a daily changeable menu and open plan kitchen it is a real treat for any fan of Modern Spanish, English, French, Italian, Mediterranean and other Modern European cuisines, as well as for those seeking a classic British brunch, lunch or dinner. Whether it's been for business or pleasure, adults or children, vegetarian or meat lovers, Rick's unpretentious yet utterly delicious cooking has brought a fresh and unique eating out experience to the area, receiving the highest praise from critics and customers alike.As Rick uses only the freshest produce the only thing in his freezer is ice cream. Naturally, the lunch and dinner menus change daily, reflecting what is in season and what has just come off the boat or is locally available. However, old favourites like Rump or Rib-Eye Steak with hand-cut Chips & Chilli Jam and Sticky Toffee Pudding loyally remain. Favourite with diners are the artisan produced Spanish hams, French cheeses, Irish oysters, Shetland mussels, Crème brûlée and other homemade desserts. The Wine List boasts a great selection of Spanish wines with splashes of French, Italian, South African and South American at prices that won't break the bank.Eating at Rick’s Restaurant is like being a guest in Rick’s own home. He loves to be hands-on in the restaurant and will always take the time to talk to his guests, inviting them into the kitchen or sitting with them at their table to have a glass of wine or two. Essentially, Rick’s Restaurant provides comfort food with substance and intelligence without frills.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I'd heard such wonderful things about Rick's but when I finally got around to going, I was pretty disappointed. The service was terrible - we were overlooked, I had to ask for the menu and to order drinks. The food and drinks were completely over-priced. I had the white-wine mussels and they were totally flavourless. So disappointing because it looks... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We dropped in over the festive period and luckily there was a free table (normally it's packed out!). Really delicious food - for mains we had sea bass, steak and ale pie and duck. Atmosphere is really homely and we were pleasantly surprised to be served by 'Rick'. Would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Sometimes really good but sometimes not. Service varies. Depends who is there. Not big portions. On pricey side. Nice ambience but undercooked or over cooked food on 2 visits which spoilt it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

I'd been meaning to visit Rick's for ages believing it would be 'one of Tooting's hidden gems' as I had read about in other reviews of this restaurant. My partner and I decided to 'test drive' Rick's, with a view to bringing my partner's parents here in a few week's time. I had the paella. It was so oily that... More 

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Rhos-on-Sea, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Found this little gem by accident today. Lovely cosy atmosphere, staff seem really relaxed and their approach is informal and friendly which is nice. I ordered a chorizo omelette which was delicious and full of flavour, it came with some tasty toasted bread, the home made kind. My friend had the poached eggs and parma ham on an English muffin.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was super excited when I read the menu for Rick's. It was full of terrine's, offals, souffle's with plum sauce, Iberians hams and lots of delicious seafood. My mouth was watering. We hadn't booked, and it was a Saturday night, so the hostess was kind enough to squeeze us into a table. The decor was warm and friendly, and... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Wonderful surprise, wonderful service, wonderful food!.... Wi definitely be heading back, on a regular basis! Great value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The menu choices change frequently at Rick's, and every time I've been I've had a delicious meal. It's a small, friendly restaurant with lovely staff and excellent value for money.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

In quite a few blogs/magazine/online articles, Rick's is lauded as the place to go. It was ok- we all had steak. The meat was a decent cut, and it was cooked reasonably well. I just found the whole place lacking in atmosphere considering its not a particularly big place, and left wondering what all the fuss is about...

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Having read some favourable reviews I arranged to meet a friend there for lunch. As their website clearly states they are open for lunch 12-3pm Tues-Fri, on arrival we were astounded to find it was not open. On phoning their number my friend was curtly told they they don't do weekday lunches any more - and no apology. So a... More 

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Additional Information about Rick's Restaurant

Address: 122 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)20 8767 5219
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 32
Cuisine: European, English, Spanish

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