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Rick's Restaurant

122 Mitcham Road, London SW17 9NH, England
+44 (0)20 8767 5219
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Ranked #5,731 of 16,890 restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: European, English, Spanish
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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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
London, UK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had a duck confit: really tasty and well presented. In desert, my friend and I shared a toffee cake. Both of us enjoyed it. Go for it! About the service, we really had fun! Good piece of advice as well! Ask the owner his recommendations for you.

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london
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Firstly , just before tooting seemed to be the place to be it was very lucky to get a table on a warm friday night! Tooting was packed , and yes bit silly of me not to book! But, Im glad. I have been before both with family and friends and still like the cosy feel of the place. I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

First disappointment ...no lager..second didn't have the wine we wanted. Ordered sparkling water jug of flat water served. Asked 3 times for tap water.....still waiting for one of the glasses... Portions were small...pork belly dry...steak was tough looked and tasted like rump...not sirloin. Service poor. It's a cheek adding service charge...not worth the money.won't be returning.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

A nice place with good food however it is fairly expensive, the range of food is not good and the staff could be friendlier! The food is very nice if you like what they have on the menu but as said previously the choice is pretty limited and I wouldn't recommend for fussy eaters or children.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My wife and I had dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Rick's Restaurant. Considering that we have lived in Tooting for three years, we can't believe we haven't come here before. The reviews were spot. The restaurant is cosy, quaint and romantic. You get a very personal experience in this place. The food was exceptional, my wife had the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I got taken here not knowing anything about the place and was very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is a very rustic homely place which feels like eating where someone lives. The staff treat you like you know them and are incredibly friendly and welcoming and the food is really nicely made/cooked at a just about reasonable price. I paid about... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great restaurant! We arrived and the restaurant was full, Rick greeted us himself and told us to come back in 30minutes and he will have a table ready. We went back after 30minutes and a table was ready. Rick was very enthusiastic and recommended a great local beer to go with my meal. Food was excellent quality, I had a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 via mobile

Ricks is a Tooting institution - I've lived here two years and go regularly. The food is always amazing and the addition of Kir Royale and other champagne cocktails adds up to something different. Always a great, lively and homely atmosphere.

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