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The Bolingbroke

174 Northcote Road | Battersea, London SW11 6RE, England (Clapham / Battersea )
020 7228 4040
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Ranked #11,575 of 18,003 Restaurants in London
Price range: $16 - $39
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
Cuisines: British
Neighborhood: Clapham / Battersea 
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We booked a table for a pre Christmas family dinner for nine and both food and the the service were great. Pity that the restaurant closed at 11 pm rather earlier than we had finished our dinner!

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I work near the Bolingbroke and my colleagues and I had been admiring the festive decorations and look of the place for a few weeks now. Having glanced at the prices we thought we would plan a Friday lunch there and treat ourselves. It's nearly Christmas after all! The staff ushered us to the back room and placed us right... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went to the Bolingbroke for lunch with 2 friends. Got shoved in a corner next to the drafty fire exit which was incredibly cramped. We asked to be moved to one of the many other empty tables but we was told that was a table of 4 and couldn't accommodate the 3 of us. Ridiculous. We asked a second time... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Seven of us met up for dinner and chose the Bolingbroke as it was close to Clapham Junction. We sat in the front part with plenty of room. The service was very friendly and swift, the food was OK, the wine list had some interesting wines (Quickie Sauvignon and Passion has red lips Shiraz?!?). My wife was surprised that the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We ate here on a Saturday evening. We were at the back of the pub. The lights were really pretty. The waitress almost threw the food at us with a curt enjoy!. The food was mediocre at best and the service worse. There are better places to eat.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Myself and three girlfriends went here for dinner on a Friday night and were put in the rear of the restaurant which was nice to start with but when full became quite loud! The service was pretty good but could have been a bit more attentive as far as ordering drinks goes. The food I thought was really nice. Three... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very busy pub in the heart of very busy family area of London. Pub was full of couples with children and dogs... which created a good "homely" atmosphere.... Could not work out the management structure ..... but this also seemed to be very family orientated. We arrived at 12.45 having booked a table for 1pm which meant that the reservation... More 

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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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29 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about The Bolingbroke

Address: 174 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

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