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The Bolingbroke

174 Northcote Road, London SW11 6RE, England (Clapham / Battersea )
020 7228 4040
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Ranked #10,443 of 17,048 restaurants in London
Price range: $27 - $51
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
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.
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32 reviews from our community

46% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

I got the worst good poisoning after eating a lamb burger there yesterday. The good is very overpriced and it was extremely loud inside with a group of 12 ladies sitting right behind us. Will definitely not be back.

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21 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Had lunch here on Sunday and the meal was OK but not great. Slightly pricey for what it is but then I come from the sticks. The best part was the desserts. The back room has a lot of glass which on a warm sunny day can get quite hot.

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We took my nephew here for dinner on Sunday evening after reading that it was 'child friendly'. Overall the food was average - extremely overpriced for what it was and we left feeling like we'd been ripped off!! The most disappointing part was my nephew ordered a hot dog and chips from the children's menu- what arrived was a cheap... More

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is part of a small chain of South London gastropubs. It is situated at the southern end of Northcote Road, Battersea a district nicknamed 'Nappy Valley'. Thus it was not surprising that of those lunching this Wednesday afternoon there were a large number of mothers complete with prams, babies and young children. There is a good children's menu. The... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

On arrival on a busy Thursday evening we received a very warm and friendly welcome from staff, who were more than happy for us to change tables to a banquette one at the back, (when the first one was located in a throughfare) even though the restaurant was almost full. I had the main of 7 hours roast pressed lamb... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

If you want to go for a drink in the day this is a nice pub with good decor and a lovely feel. Though the seating area isn't really comfortable. But in the bar area it does have a nice feel to it. However if you want to go for food it is best too book as they are usually... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went as a large group for someone's birthday. As is the case people were arriving at different times and leaving at different times, so our end of the table thought we would have a tab for our end so we could easily settle the bill at the end. You'd have thought we asked for the moon on the stick.... More

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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place looks good and is ok to stop by for a drink. Though, one pint and one cider was £10.20! Lots of yummy mummy's and babies even at 6pm on a Friday night. The restaurant part looked lovely. I wouldn't go out of my way, but lovely to stop in if you are in the area.

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New York City, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Was not impressed with the small portions which are no where near the price they don. Simply average food and screaming kids galore on the weekends when this place appears to be very busy. Service average too. Having said that, the Bloody Marys are simply fabulous. So tasty and full of horseradish - wonderful!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I left here feeling like I'd been mugged. Awful food, terrible value for money. 6 people who have no intention in going back and a circle of friends who we'll steer away from the Bolingbroke too. There is considerably better value locally and infinitely better food (Soif and Entree on Battersea Rise to name but two) In terms of specifics:... More

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