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Rick's Restaurant

122 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NH, England
+44 (0)20 8767 5219
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Ranked #7,532 of 17,312 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $32
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
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Went for dinner; arrived at seven but ate much later. Customers arriving after us received meals before us. Had to go and ask for pepper and the man was rude and told me to wait- the woman then gave me a crappy plastic pepper such as one buys in a supermarket- it wasn't even clean. Then a couple arrived who... More

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It's a nice little cafe/restaurant. We were there for Sunday breakfast. It was very tasty. It's always great to see a person actually making the food. I would point out that it would be really good if they could introduce table cafetieres for the coffee and bigger mugs for the tea. As it was the drinks were comparatively, and un-necessarily,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I have been to Rick's twice now. On both occasions I've had a similar experience: good, tasty food, but distant and inattentive service. The brunch menu is delicious and varied, especially on Sundays, and the evening menu offers good quality European food. But service is extremely lacking - both times we had to wait a disproportionately long time for food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We have been to Rick's four times in the hope that it would improve, however, often we are greeted(!) with no sign of acknowledgement. The food can be good but very limited vegetarian options and they are over priced. The service is generally cold and distant. The seating is cramped and it is not possible to have a private conversation.

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Sussex
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Goodness, this delightful small restaurant seems to attract wildly different reviews! In a most inauspicious street, it looked neat and smart on the outside. Perhaps lunch, even on a Sunday, is the best bet? There were 3 of us, 3 generations, and we had a lovely time. The maitre'd (?Rick) was friendly and helpful, only 6 others lunching. The squid... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have been using this super cafe , eatery since the month it opened , ricks was always considered a real treat . I have been once , twice a year for ever , I must say this WAS the place to go , so I went on a Tuesday . The lady who greater me was very efficient but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We've been here twice. The first time we put the poor service and inconsistent food down to bad luck. Our second experience, however, made clear that unless you were best friends with Rick poor service and food was the standard to expect. Rick himself was obnoxious and rude and, if this weren't enough to ruin the evening, and on the... More

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I just wanted to write a quick review after our lovely dinner last night at Rick's. We had been recommended this a great local restaurant and we went for our anniversary dinner and loved it. Also once we started mentioning Rick's to our other friends they had all been and had nothing but nice things to say. We also bumped... More

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London, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I had booked a table for 2 at this local restaurant after having walked past many times, and heard good things about the food. When my husband and I arrived promptly we were shown to the tiniest, most cramped table behind the front door, and squashed next to another large table. The restaurant wasn't full, so I asked politely if... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I'm very local to Ricks so I decided I was going to have my 30th there. As every other time I've visited has been great. It just so happens that Tuesday is steak night there. So my party of 9 was super happy. The staff here are wonderful and really looked after my table. After our awesome meal they brought... More

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