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The Bolingbroke

#6,604 of 17,349 Restaurants in London
#7,093 of 18,273 Places to Eat in London
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Clapham / Battersea 
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Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
020 7228 4040
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Showcasing the best British food and drink in relaxed and welcoming...
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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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Sunday lunch

Great pub, excellent food, well-kept ales, interesting wine list. Service was a little slow - and we had to chase a couple of items (chasing one would have been fine - I had no gravy - but my guests had to do the same). This was all handled in a polite and apologetic fashion so I put it down to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We are a group of 6 friends spending weekend in London, recommended to try The Bolingbroke. We booked reservation for Sunday evening. On arrival, the staff were welcoming and our table was perfect. The food, being on a diet was not good and this quickly was forgotten when the menu arrived, there is a good selection and the wine list... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great pub, excellent food, well-kept ales, interesting wine list. Service was a little slow - and we had to chase a couple of items (chasing one would have been fine - I had no gravy - but my guests had to do the same). This was all handled in a polite and apologetic fashion so I put it down to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Bolingbroke is located at the quieter end of Northcote Road, about 10 mins' walk from Clapham Junction station. It's a generic gastropub and looks like every other London gastropub in the area - wooden floors, mismatched shabby chic furniture, tongue and grooves walls painted in Farrow & Ball shades. Given it's convenient location (for a quiet drink in one... More 

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Holly B, Service Manager, Three Cheers Pub Co at The Bolingbroke, responded to this review

Hi Claire, Many thanks for providing a review of The Bolingbroke. I am very sorry to read you did not enjoy the food on your visit. As you can see from other reviews, this is very unusual as we often get excellent feedback on our food and the pub in general. However, I have forwarded your comments onto our executive... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The Bolingbroke has an nice bar to sit while you wait for your reservation, along with a light and airy restaurant area. Food was hot and tasty. Not the cheapest but given the quality I'd say it was value for money. My only criticism is the lack of a vegetarian Sunday lunch, although there were other options on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Great contemporary pub and a lovely venue for a Sunday morning hangover breakfast. Just what the doctor ordered!! And no dramas with parking.

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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ate here on a Friday night, were given a nice quiet corner. Staff were friendly and helpful and the pub was nice and clean. Menu was extensive but reasonable. Food arrived quickly and hot, and staff asked a couple of times whether every thing was ok, which it was. Would eat here again.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We just had dinner as a couple at the Bolingbroke. Behind the usual pub room is hiding a lovely restaurant room with white walls, covered by a glass roof which brings a very airy feeling to it, muted slightly by blind over the glass windows and cute tiny lights. The food was equally very good. We had crab and lobster... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We always go in January when they have their 50% off food offer. Don't know wether it's good value full price. They usually have very good specials.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Really nice pub. We ate in the back room which is lovely. Service was good. Food lovely. Felt like a country pub in Clapham. Recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I love this place, it's a great local gastro pub, with excellent food and a great atmosphere. I'd say it's a 4.5*. I've been here in several occasions, lunch, afternoon and dinner and it never failed to deliver. Cozy & friendly.

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Additional Information about The Bolingbroke

Address: Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
Phone Number: 020 7228 4040
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Clapham / Battersea 
  • Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
  • Phone Number: 020 7228 4040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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